Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban addresses some recent issues…Leafs rookie nets first NHL goal in Leafs win over Islanders…Jets lack scoring punch…Senators stumble into All-Star break…Canucks defeat Oilers in shootout…Flames coach unhappy with team’s performance in loss to Sharks.
LE JOURNAL DE MONTREAL: P.K. Subban yesterday spoke with the media following a Canadiens practice in which he addressed the trade rumors that have popped up of late about him, as well as his relationship with assistant coach Randy Ladouceur.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Subban was unconcerned about the rumors, pointing out he was hearing them even prior to his first game with the team, and downplayed his sometimes stormy relationship with Ladouceur. He certainly didn’t sound as though he has a problem with the assistant coach, or that’s he’s worried about being dealt.
TORONTO SUN: Maple Leafs rookie Jake Gardiner potted his first NHL goal as the leafs edged the NY Islander 4-3 in overtime.
WINNIPEG FREE PRESS: A lack of scoring punch and elite talent is hurting the Jets.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Don’t expect Jets management to shop for elite talent leading up to the trade deadline, though one shouldn’t rule out the possibility of looking around for an affordable scoring forward.
OTTAWA CITIZEN: The formerly red-hot Ottawa Senators have cooled of late, entering the All-Star break on a three-game losing skid.
CALGARY HERALD: Flames head coach Brent Sutter was fuming over his club’s performance in a 1-0 loss to the San Jose Sharks.