NHL Canadian Corner – January 7, 2014

Canadiens edge the Panthers, Flames beat the Avalanche, updates on Roberto Luongo, Jason Spezza, Taylor Hall and Tim Gleason, plus the Jets have gone a long time since one of their players scored a hat trick.

MONTREAL GAZETTE: Carey Price made 26 saves (including 16 in the third period) and Brian Gionta scored the winner as the Canadiens edged the Florida Panthers 2-1.

Jiri Hudler celebrates his goal against the Avalanche.

Jiri Hudler celebrates his goal against the Avalanche.

CALGARY SUN: Jiri Hudler (passed over by the Czech Republic Olympic team) tallied a goal and set up Mike Cammalleri’s game winner as the Flames downed the Colorado Avalanche 4-3.

VANCOUVER PROVINCE: Roberto Luongo’s ankle injury is expected to sidelined him 7-14 days.

OTTAWA CITIZEN: Jason Spezza doesn’t intend to disrupt the Senators recent winning chemistry as he returns to action Wednesday against the Avalanche.

EDMONTON SUN: Whatever the outcome of today’s announcement of Canada’s men’s Olympic roster, Oilers winger Taylor Hall will be glad when it’s over.

TORONTO SUN: Tim Gleason makes his Maple Leafs debut in tonight’s game against the NY Islanders.

WINNIPEG FREE PRESS: The last time a Jets player tallied a hat trick was December 18, 2010, when they were still the Atlanta Thrashers.

9 Comments

  1. Since there is no Czech corner Ill just post here How does Nedved make that team but Hudler Vrbata Fleishmann do not? And Kaberle over Polak Kindl or Hejda?! I can see some contreversy in the states about guys being left off teams who should probably be on the, but its a close call and the guys making the team are just as good or fill a role etc…but its the Czechs and they decided to leave the better half of the country’s hockey players off the Olympic team? Bizarre line up to say the least especially with injuries to other players like Havlat and Hertl

    • I hear ya Shticky.

  2. Finnaly at practice yesterday Gleason was paired up with Dion….so our defence is so bad a guy who was scratched or playing bottom pairing minutes in Carolina is going to play as a number 2 in Toronto?….eeeehhh

    • Yep. It’s bad. I’d say the Leafs will miss this year again.

    • Well Id have to say that wasnt impressive but could have been worse, as far as Gleason goes, the rest of the team… yuck

  3. With Galchenyuk injured for the next 6 weeks…who gets called up?

  4. Just heard the Canadian Olympic announcement and, of course, lots of focus on players who were left off. Can’t wait to see the Russian roster – how many KHL players will make this team? Talk about politics.

    • But realistically KHL guys probably should Kovi, Burmistrov Radulov Makarov some pretty talented guys, honestly if I had the choice to play for about the same amount of money (if not more in some cases no taxes treated like kings) Id play closer to home rather than on another continent cant say I blame them, and Im not so sure politics comes in to it too much. You can bet the Russians want to win Gold at home and are not taking players based on where they play but rather who the best players are.

      • NHL guys want to play closer to family all the time, and we look at that as normal but when a European or Russian choose to play closer to home they are spoiled brats that dont want to compete or its political or the mob makes them do it blah blah blah, all nonsense.