NHL Canadian Corner – January 28, 2014

Oilers double up the Canucks, plus the latest on Phil Kessel, James van Riemsdyk, Blake Wheeler, Max Pacioretty and Ladislav Smid, plus the Senators are set to cash in on a new TV deal.

David Perron celebrates one of his three goals against the Canucks.

David Perron celebrates one of his three goals against the Canucks.

EDMONTON JOURNAL/VANCOUVER PROVINCE: Eric David Perron’s hat trick powered the Edmonton Oilers to a 4-2 win over the Vancouver Canucks. Canucks forward Jordan Schroeder tallied both goals for his club which went in off Oilers defenseman Corey Potter.

TORONTO SUN: Phil Kessel and James van Riemsdyk are nursing minor injuries but are expected to be in the lineup when the Maple Leafs face the Tampa Bay Lightning tonight.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: With the Leafs jockeying for a playoff berth they cannot afford to lose their top two forwards.

WINNIPEG SUN: Winger Blake Wheeler is becoming the go-to guy for the Jets offense this season.

MONTREAL GAZETTE: Max Pacioretty defended Canadiens coach Michel Therrien, who’s been the brunt of criticism over the club’s recent losing skid.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: That won’t silence Therrien’s critics. Only winning will.

CALGARY HERALD: The Flames hope to have defenseman Ladislav Smid back in the lineup when they face the Chicago Blackhawks tonight.

OTTAWA SUN: The Senators are set to cash in on a new local TV and radio deal. It remains to be seen if it’ll be either Sportsnet or TSN who carries their games.


  1. I think you meant David Perron Spec 😉

  2. I think TSN is left little choice but to pony up big bucks for regional rights now. If they get the Sens it gives them regional coverage for almost half the country with Habs, Sens, Leafs and Jets.

    • Agree

  3. Meanwhile, on the left coast, we get John Garrett, the ultimate homer and master of the inane, repetitive comment. Beam me up, Scottie.