NHL Canadian Corner – November 15, 2013.

Sharks bite the Canucks, the Stars snuff out the Flames, Nazem Kadri receives a three-game suspension, the Senators will honor Daniel Alfredsson, an update on Andrew Ladd and the latest on the Canadiens and Oilers.

VANCOUVER SUN: Dan Boyle’s power-play goal late in overtime lifted the San Jose Sharks to a 2-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks. It marked the third straight game the Canucks scored only once, and their third straight loss to a division rival.

CALGARY HERALD: Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin combined for 11 points as the Dallas Stars crushed the Calgary Flames 7-3, marking the fifth straight loss for the Flames.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: After a better-than-expected October the rebuilding Flames have come crashing back to reality in November.

Nazem Kadri suspended 3 games.

Nazem Kadri suspended 3 games.

TORONTO STAR: Maple Leafs center Nazem Kadri received a three-game suspension for his reckless collision with Minnesota Wild goalie Niklas Backstrom.

OTTAWA SUN: The Senators intend to honor former captain Daniel Alfredsson when he returns to Ottawa with the Detroit Red Wings on December 1.

WINNIPEG FREE PRESS: The Jets tend to win more often when captain Andrew Ladd is  offensively and physically productive.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Ladd has really stepped up his play this season and has grown more comfortable in his role as Jets captain.

MONTREAL GAZETTE: The Canadiens intend to start Peter Budaj in goal when they face off against the Columbus Blue Jackets tonight in Columbus. The Habs are also reportedly in contract talks with defenseman Raphael Diaz for what’s believed to be a $3 million per season deal.

EDMONTON SUN: Despite their constant losing, the Oilers players claim they still enjoy coming to the rink.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: I’ll have more on the Oilers in the “Rumors” section.


  1. Now Nonis needs to weather the storm and forget short term trade fixes. Sounds like Bozak and Kadri will both be back within three games (not that Bozak is a saviour). If Nonis can upgrade on Boz then great but I figure it’s probably easier for him to trade Kadri along other parts to get a first line center and move Bozak down to second for now and third when Bolland returns. It does hurt to think we could be paying $4.25M for a third line center though.

    • grabov 2.0?

      • isn’t that Clarkson? or is he 3.0?

  2. As a long time Senators fan I can say I was bitter about how everything went down with Alfie, which is to be expected I suppose. However I do believe he should be honoured and I do hope that the Senators eventually retire his number and that when he is done in Detroit he signs one of those one day deals or something to retire a Senator and join our front office.

    • +1