In today’s collection of Canadian NHL team news: The phenomenon that is #blamesubban…Canucks goalie Corey Schneider could see more games this season…Cody Franson hopes to become a big part of the Maple Leafs blueline…Curtis Glencross and Brent Sutter mend fences…Jets center Alex Burmistrov will be given room to grow…Former NHL forward Mark Parrish hopes for comeback with Senators…Oilers Linus Omark is more than just a showman.
MONTREAL GAZETTE: reports Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban is getting a kick out of the hashtag #blamesubban on Twitter.
VANCOUVER PROVINCE: reports backup goalie Corey Schneider could be more valuable to the Canucks this season, as he could see 25 games this season as the club hopes to ensure starter Roberto Luongo isn’t overworked.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: The smartest move GM Mike Gillis made this season was not trading Schneider in the off-season.
TORONTO STAR: reports defenseman Cody Franson, acquired from the Nashville Predators this summer, is hoping to play a larger role with his new club than he did with his former one.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: The Franson trade earned considerable plaudits for Leafs GM Brian Burke, and I wouldn’t be surprised if Franson not only becomes a top four blueliner with the Leafs, but moves into the top-two by season’s end.
CALGARY HERALD: reports Flames head coach Brent Sutter and forward Curtis Glencross literally mended fences this summer, repairing fences on their bordering Alberta ranches, which may go a long way toward mending their seemingly contentious relationship.
WINNIPEG FREE PRESS: reports Jets management intends to give promising sophomore Alex Burmistrov as much time as he needs to develop his game.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: If they develop Burmistov properly, he could turn into a very good second line center.
OTTAWA CITIZEN: reports former NHL forward Mark Parrish is hoping to land a spot with the Senators after spending the past three seasons bouncing between the NHL and AHL.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Parrish faces long odds in becoming an NHL regular again.
EDMONTON JOURNAL: reports young Oilers flashy forward Linus Omark claims he brings more to his game than just being a showman, as he hopes to secure a permanent spot on the Oilers roster.