NHL Canadian Corner – April 29, 2014

Latest on the Canadiens, Flames and Canucks. 

The Canadiens need P.K. Subban at his best against the Bruins.

The Canadiens need P.K. Subban at his best against the Bruins.

MONTREAL GAZETTE: Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban is prepared to take the heat he’ll get in Boston, predicting a long, tough series against the Bruins.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Subban will be among the key players for the Canadiens in this series against the Bruins. He’ll have to be at his best for the Habs to have a shot of advancing in this series.

VANCOUVER SUN: The list of possible coaching options for the Canucks could grow if some of the teams eliminated from the playoffs decide to fire their coaches. San Jose’s Todd McLellan and Pittsburgh’s Dan Bylsma could become available if they fail to get their teams deep into this year’s playoffs.

CALGARY SUN: The Flames yesterday announced the hiring of former Phoenix Coyotes assistant GM Brad Trelving as their new general manager.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: I believe this is a good move by the Flames. Treliving had a hand in building the Coyotes into a playoff contender from 2009 to 2011. 

CALGARY HERALD: Long-time Flames radio play-by-play man Peter Maher is retiring.


  1. The leafs need a younger coach.today’s players don’t respond to old style rip them a new rear end stuff. The leafs should also move Jake Gardner to center to take advantage of his skating , playmaking skills and his lapses on defence.

  2. The Habs had a relatively easy time of eliminating the Bolts. The Bruins, on the other hand, are built for war and I’m doubtful the Habs will win more than 2 games from the Bruins.The Habs will get schooled and ultimately powned in this series by a team with size, skill and toughness