NHL Canadian Corner – Friday, August 30, 2013.

Latest on Taylor Hall, Marc Methot, Mark Fraser, Andrew Alberts and more.

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.


  1. 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. 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