NHL Canadian Corner – April 3, 2012.

The Oilers fall to the LA Kings, Carey Price may be battling concussion symptoms, Marc-Andre Gragnani finding his place with the Canucks, Flames GM faces major refit, Leafs hoping their farm system will be their salvation, Senators intend to do damage in the playoffs, and looking at where it went wrong this season for the Jets.

EDMONTON JOURNAL: Devan Dubnyk did his best (35 saves) but couldn’t prevent his Oilers from falling 2-0 to the LA Kings, who improved their hold on a playoff berth with the win. Kings goalie Jonathan Quick got his tenth shutout of the season.

Price plagued by headaches.

CANOE.CA: Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price has been plagued by headaches linked to post-concussion symptoms, though the Canadiens are reluctant to admit it could be concussion-related. Whether or not Price’s headaches are related to a concussion, it’s pointless to risk further injury over meaningless games.

VANCOUVER SUN: New Canucks defenseman Marc-Andre Gragnani is starting to find his place on the crowded Vancouver blueline.

CALGARY SUN: Flames GM Jay Feaster is facing the prospect of a major renovation as the Flames will miss the playoffs for the third straight season. Expect the futures of Jarome Iginla and Miikka Kiprusoff to be the subject of media scrutiny and speculation in the coming weeks.

TORONTO SUN: The Maple Leafs hope their farm system will be the source of their salvation.

OTTAWA SUN: The Senators may be heavy underdogs going into this year’s playoffs, but they plan to do some damage. Regardless of which team they face in the opening round, their opponents would be wise not to underestimate them. The Senators aren’t a Cup contender, but could be capable of pulling off a first round upset.

WINNIPEG SUN: Kirk Pention examines 16 points the Jets squandered this season which cost them a playoff berth.

3 Comments

  1. Not sure where or when Price was injured…
    But this definatley sounds like they want IN on the Grigorenko sweepstakes…

  2. I agree, I mean if the Leafs can ensure a mighty tank by playing AHL goalies and dressing a few AHL quality players, why not shut down price to ensure that low pick?

    • I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but the Leafs aren’t icing AHL level players because they want to, unless you believe that the management ordered both goalies not to play anymore or something like that. Though I’m not sure all the injuries are legit, are there any signs that Leaf management was behind this?

      And especially considering they took two out of three points from Buffalo… that’s not how you tank…