NHL Canadian Corner – July 8, 2014

Senators GM Bryan Murray diagnosed with cancer, Oilers re-sign Jeff Petry, Canucks hire more staff, plus the latest on the Flames, Canadiens, Jets and Maple Leafs.

Senators GM Bryan Murray diagnosed with cancer.

Senators GM Bryan Murray diagnosed with cancer.

NHL.COM: Ottawa Senators general manager Bryan Murray has been diagnosed with cancer and is undergoing treatment.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: I thought Murray look thin and wan during the press conference last week announcing the Jason Spezza trade. Best wishes to Murray for a speedy recovery. 

EDMONTON SUN: The Oilers have signed defenseman Jeff Petry to a one-year, $3 million contract.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Petry was the recent subject of trade speculation. This signing could dampen down that speculation…or maybe not. Find out more in the “Rumors” section.

VANCOUVER PROVINCE: The Canucks have hired John Weisbrod as vice-president of player personnel and Doug Lidster as an assistant coach.

CALGARY SUN: Flames sophomore Sean Monahan is looking forward to having Sam Bennett as a teammate. The pair were opponents during Monahan’s OHL years.

LA PRESSE: Nathan Beaulieu hopes to prove he’s ready to crack the Canadiens defense corps full-time next season.

WINNIPEG FREE PRESS: Jets fans got their first look at Nikolaj Ehlers, the clubs 2014 first-round pick.

TORONTO STAR: Suggestions for what the Maple Leafs should look for in his quest to hire new assistant coaches.

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  1. If I’m the Leafs, I’d name the 3 Bears the assistant coaches and keep them thru April, finish dead last and draft Conner McDavid #1 overall. Might as well beat every other shi**y team to the punch as they will also have the same idea and draft him first. But,in true Leaf fashion, despite a legion of Maple Leaf fans donning paper bags on their heads as the team does the tank, somebody will feel guilty about it all and actually care that on the last game of the season, we beat either Montreal or Ottawa and screw ourselves out of the first pick overall. Ted will come down from Mt Olympus the next day and say what a fine job the team is doing drafting 10th instead of First because we gave a sh*t..Yes, No, Maybe so?