NHL Canadian Corner – November 2, 2013.

Game recaps plus reaction to the Sedins re-signing with the Canuck and more.

Sens goalie Robin Lehner left hung out to dry by his teammates against the Islanders.

Sens goalie Robin Lehner left hung out to dry by his teammates against the Islanders.

OTTAWA SUN: Robin Lehner made 53 saves in a losing cause as the Senators suffered their fourth straight defeat with a 5-4 shootout loss to the NY Islanders.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Once again the Senators poor defensive play is killing them.

MONTREAL GAZETTE: The Canadiens overcame a 3-1 deficit to tie the Minnesota Wild until Jason Pominville’s late goal gave the Wild a 4-3 win.

CALGARY HERALD: Flames Goaltender Joey MacDonald gave up a sharp-angle goal early in the third period resulting in the Flames 4-3 loss to the Detroit Red Wings. Despite the gaffe, MacDonald was critical of his club’s performance

VANCOUVER PROVINCE/VANCOUVER SUN: The Canuck re-signing the Sedin Twins to four-year, $28 million contracts received positive review in the Vancouver press.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: What choice did the Canucks have? If they didn’t re-sign the Twins they have no one in their system to replace them, and you won’t find two comparables via trade or in next summer’s UFA market. The pair are still playing at an elite level, and if they can average 75-80 points each per season over the course of the deal, it’ll be worth it.

TORONTO STAR: Mark Zwolinski examines the Maple Leafs troubling trend of giving up a high number of shots, but doubts it’ll be fatal.

TORONTO SUN: Maple Leafs forward Carter Ashton received a two-game suspension for boarding Derek Smith of the Calgary Flames.

WINNIPEG SUN: Jets forward Blake Wheeler has overcome his early offensive slump.

EDMONTON SUN: The Oilers are expected to be without the services of Justin Schultz and David Perron when they face the Red Wings on Saturday.


  1. Lol and…… McDonalds on waivers this morning

    • Rumours coming up anytime soon?

  2. Why would Calgary place McDonald on waivers hes been really good minus that blunder last night !!
    Ramo has been good as well and I know they want to get Berra in there but seems odd at this time!!

    Nashville will OR should be all over McDonald as Rinnes injury is pretty serious to his hip !

    …need help fast ..oh well …with all the injuries …they can bring up some Junior players to play with the junior players …LMAO
    They really need to get some size upfront and move on from one of the #1 draft picks …in the end if they don’t make a move it will be woulda …coulda …shoulda ….it doesnt matter at this point its a HUGE need to do something.

    Ottawa will make a significant move ….Anderson may have to be in play at this point …!!!!