NHL Canadian Corner – June 27, 2014

Recent NHL draft news regarding several NHL clubs, the Senators re-sign Eric Gryba, and former Canuck Gino Odjick battles terminal heart disease.

Who will the Canadian teams select in the opening round of the 2014 NHL Draft?

Who will the Canadian teams select in the opening round of the 2014 NHL Draft?

TSN.CA: Toronto Maple Leafs GM Dave Nonis had interest in trading up to the first-overall pick (held by the Florida Panthers) but said the asking price is too high. He expects to retain the eighth overall pick.

EDMONTON JOURNAL: Jim Matheson expects the Oilers will select forward Leon Draisaitl with the third overall pick.

CALGARY HERALD: Flames GM Brad Treliving said he won’t consider a trade unless it’s an offer which makes sense for his team. The Flames currently hold the fourth overall pick.

MONTREAL GAZETTE: A look at possible draft options for the Canadiens, who hold the 26th overall pick.

OTTAWA SUN: The Senators re-signed defenseman Eric Gryba to a two-year, $2.5 million contract.

VANCOUVER PROVINCE: Popular former Canucks enforcer Gino Odjick has been diagnosed with a terminal heart disease.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Very sad news about Odjick, who is only 43. Also, for any Jets fans wondering why there’s nothing here today on your team, check out the Rumor section. 


  1. Awe Gino…..the “Maniwaki Mauler”……what a character.
    That toothless grin.

  2. Sorry to hear about Gino; and at such a young age too. Makes one really appreciate their mortality.

    Nonis & Co. have traditionally done squat on the draft floor and this year’s selective process appears no different. Can’t say I’m all for this year’s selection but I guess they decided skill has the advantage over anything else.

    Maybe I’m being pessimistic here but I see TML bringing back most, if not all of the the same team which stank the place out at season’s end. But on the bright side, at least Big Ted has somebody else to yell at about the failures in Shanny while the cash registers still go KaChing no matter what.

    So TML faithful..make that 48 years come next June when failure further tattoo’s our legacy. Sorry guys, just not impressed with TML at all