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Could Team Canada pass over Taylor Hall?

Could Team Canada pass over Taylor Hall?

EDMONTON JOURNAL: Jonathan Willis makes the case a potential Olympic snub of Edmonton’s Taylor Hall would be worse than Steven Stamkos’ rejection by Team Canada in 2010.

SPECTOR’S NOTE:  When Stamkos was passed over he’d yet to establish himself as a superstar. Hall, while not quite yet on Stamkos’ level, has three full NHL seasons under his belt, steadily improving (despite serious injuries in his first 2 seasons) in each.  If Hall gets off to a strong start to the upcoming season, he won’t be overlooked by Team Canada.

OTTAWA CITIZEN: Senators defenseman Marc Methot admits the odds of his making Team Canada’s roster for the Sochi Olympics are long.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: As the article suggests, it would take injuries to three or four top Canadian blueliner for Methot to get a shot.

OTTAWA SUN: Ottawa-born Mark Fraser is proud to be a member of the Toronto Maple Leafs.

VANCOUVER SUN: Canucks depth defenseman Andrew Alberts, whose wife is expecting their first child, is happy to be re-signed and staying in Vancouver.

WINNIPEG SUN: The Jets have signed prospect J.C. Lipton to a three-year, two-way entry level contract. Lipton was selected in the third round of this year’s entry draft.

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2 Responses to NHL Canadian Corner – Friday, August 30, 2013.

  1. Jason says:

    Oiler fans quite simply are tired of the bias, real or perceived. Yakupov leading point getter, leading goal scorer for a rookie, doesn’t even get nominated. Hall gets screwed outta the 2nd team All Star Left winger by a right winger. On it goes. Wonder what the media uproar would be from a market like Toronto or Montreal?

  2. TMLbranded says:

    And Leafs fans are happy to have him in blue. Especially those of us in Ottawa. See you at the CT Centre Mark. Go Leafs Go

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