NHL Canadian Corner – April 26, 2012.

The Senators gear up for Game Seven against the NY Rangers, a look at possible options in goal for the Maple Leafs, the Canadiens contact Patrick Roy, Bieksa was hampered by late season injury, and Andrew Ladd looks forward to suiting up for Team Canada at the World Championships.


Senators need more from Karlsson in Game 7.

OTTAWA SUN: The Senators, who’ve never won a Game Seven in their franchise history, hope to end that trend tonight against the NY Rangers. To do so, they’ll need more from star defenseman Erik Karlsson, who’s been held pointless in four straight games.

TORONTO SUN: Steve Simmons examines limited – and in some cases, expensive – goalie options for the Maple Leafs, including trade options like Roberto Luongo, Jonathan Bernier, Anders Lindback or perhaps Jaroslav Halak, and pending free agents Josh Harding and Tomas Vokoun. Leafs forward Joffrey Lupul, meanwhile, was recently named a finalist for the Masterton Trophy.

CANOE.CA: reports the Montreal Canadiens have contacted Quebec Remparts owner/GM/coach Patrick Roy, but no meeting was arranged. It’s possible the club could have a new GM within the next three weeks.

VANCOUVER PROVINCE: Canucks defenseman Kevin Bieksa was hampered by a possible abdominal injury down the stretch and in the playoffs.

WINNIPEG FREE PRESS: Jets captain Andrew Ladd is hoping to win gold with Team Canada at the upcoming World Hockey Championships.

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  1. It’s time the Senators broke their game 7 losing history and took it to the Rangers on their home ice. They have the talent, the goaltending and is Alfredsson is any example, the desire. Come on Ottawa…let’s git er done.

    If in fact Luongo would accept a trade to Toronto and Burke and Gillis could put aside their grievances, which I am sure they could to make a deal, I would like to see a bigger deal done than just the goalie going to the Leafs. I would like to see a bit of a shake-up with Luongo as well as Mason Raymond and maybe even Keith Ballard going to Toronto for Clarke MacArthur, James Reimer, Luke Schenn and Nasim Kadre. If the Canucks had to include another roster player to make the salary swaps work then there are a couple of players who Toronto could pick from like Higgins or Alberts.
    It is time the Canucks got tougher to play against and 20 goal scoring left winger MacArthur has a nose for the net and plays with an edge. Schenn, while still a work in progress is a hitter and sticks up for his teammates. Schenn played his junior for the Kelowna Rockets and there is a BC connection there. James Reimer is a very good goalie and being Schneider’s backup would give him lots of time to mature and get his game where he wants it. As for Nasim Kadri, I believe the kid has a huge upside and would love to see him turn into a star in Vancouver.

    I hate to see Roy interviewed but who knows what goes on in the Canadiens world. Savard is too smart to put in someone who couldn’t handle the job and if he didn’t at least interview Roy then who knows how bad the Montreal press would jump on him. I just hate the idea of hiring anyone who quit on the Montreal Canadiens the way Roy did.

    Even with a healthy Bieksa Vancoouver would not have won. He is a warrior and is one of the guys that I want to see stay on the team.

    Team Canada with an asterisk. They are made up of the best players in Canada who have agreed to participate and who are not still in the Stanley Cup playoffs. Kind of a Team Canada lite.