NHL Canadian Corner – May 26, 2014

A Canucks coaching candidate, a Toronto Street is named for a Leafs legend, why Mark Fraser didn’t work out with the Oilers, and a Senators prospect shines at the Memorial Cup.

VANCOUVER PROVINCE: Ben Kuzma makes the case for Texas Stars coach Willie Desjardins for the Canucks vacant head coach position.

TORONTO SUN: The city of Toronto recently named a street for Maple Leafs legend Johnny Bower.

EDMONTON JOURNAL: Jonathan Willis examines why former Leaf Mark Fraser failed to pan out with the Oilers.

OTTAWA CITIZEN: Senators prospect Curtis Lazar helped the Edmonton Oil Kings down the Guelph Storm to win the 2014 Memorial Cup.


  1. The Fraser trade actually crossed my mind just before the playoffs started and I looked up Hartkanen, seen that he had a pretty good year in the KHL but couldnt find anything on if he planed on returning to north America, hope he does that will be a steal of a deal for Fraser.

    • He is not strong enough on the smaller NHL ice. Will never pan out at the NHL level.