NHL Canadian Corner – July 15, 2014

The Maple Leafs bid to host four major NHL events, an update on Brendan Gallagher, the Canucks re-sign Linden Vey, the Senators release their preseason schedule, the latest on the Oilers, and Tom Renney to be the head of Hockey Canada. 

SPORTSNET.CA: Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment CEO Tim Leiweke said the Toronto Maple Leafs hope to host the All-Star Game, the NHL Draft,  the Winter Classic and the  2016 World Cup of Hockey leading up to, or including, the club’s 100th anniversary in 2017. 

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Can’t say I blame them. After all, the Montreal Canadiens hosted the All-Star Game and the NHL Draft in 2009 to commemorate their 100th anniversary. 

Brendan Gallagher seeks a new home in Montreal.

Brendan Gallagher seeks a new home in Montreal.

MONTREAL GAZETTE: Canadiens forward Brendan Gallagher will need to find a new place to stay in Montreal next season. He had been staying with Josh Gorges, who has since been dealt to Buffalo.

VANCOUVER SUN: Canucks forward Linden Vey agreed to accept the club’s one-year, two-way qualifying offer.

EDMONTON JOURNAL: Jonathan Willis examines options for the Oilers if they’re unable to trade for a center.

OTTAWA CITIZEN: The Senators have released their preseason schedule.

TSN.CA: Tom Renney is to be introduced as the new president of Hockey Canada.


  1. Slow news day when Gallagher needing to look for a new apartment is headline news. Where are the big trades this summer? Some teams have done nothing to get better.

    • Yeah must be struggling to pay rent if he needs a roomie. He should probably apply for some assistance.

  2. Good to see that the Oilers still have learned nothing over the past 5-10 years of rushing in prospects if they are already thinking of putting Draisaitl in the 2 hole, I can almost understand on some teams with young rosters that have for all intensive purposes just began their rebuild like Calgary but seriously how many guys do you want to develop the way the Oilers have been doing things, even teams like the Islsnders and Panthers, take their time.

    • head first…it’s the way.