How’s Roberto Luongo handling the goalie controversy in Vancouver? Will Daniel Alfredsson return for Game Five against the Rangers? Does Patrick Roy’s future plans involve the Canadiens? The answers, plus the latest on Dustin Byfuglien, and commentary on the Maple Leafs, in today’s “Canadian Corner”.
VANCOUVER PROVINCE: Canucks forward Daniel Sedin says teammate Roberto Luongo is handling the fact backup Cory Schneider has taken over the starting role against the LA Kings in their playoff series “with class”. This shouldn’t come as a surprise, as Luongo’s been doing that throughout the season. Even Luongo’s critics have to admire how well he’s handling this situation, supporting Schneider and putting the team first.
OTTAWA SUN: The Senators are feeling confident heading to New York for Game Five of their series against the Rangers, saying the pressure is now upon the Blueshirts. It remains to be seen, meanwhile, if Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson (concussion) will be ready to play in that game.
WINNIPEG FREE PRESS: Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien will face a jury trial in Minnesota on July 23rd regarding boating charges dating back to last summer.
CANOE.CA: With the elimination of the Quebec Remparts from the QMJHL playoffs, speculation once again turns to team owner/GM/head coach Patrick Roy’s future plans, and if they involve the Montreal Canadiens in a management or coaching position. Roy maintains his future is with the Remparts, but the Quebec media isn’t buying it.
TORONTO SUN: GM Brian Burke is on the Maple Leafs hot seat.