NHL Canadian Corner – October 10, 2013.

Surprising Flames upset Canadiens, Senators comeback falls short against the Kings, plus updates on Nail Yakupov, Joffrey Lupul and more.

Flames rookie Sean Monahan (center) celebrates his goal against the Habs.

Flames rookie Sean Monahan (center) celebrates his goal against the Habs.

CALGARY HERALD/MONTREAL GAZETTE:  Flames rookie Sean Monahan continues to make a strong case for remaining with the club this season, scoring again to help his club down the Montreal Canadiens 3-2.

OTTAWA SUN: The Senators rallied from a 3-0 deficit against the LA Kings to force overtime, only to fall 4-3 as Jeff Carter scored only 28 seconds into the extra frame. Senators forward Bobby Ryan scored his first goal of the season and set up another, while Kings captain Dustin Brown scored twice.

EDMONTON JOURNAL: Oilers winger Nail Yakupov is still awaiting his first goal of the season.

TORONTO STAR: Oft-injured Maple Leafs winger Joffrey Lupul is sidelined again, this time day-to-day with a bruised calf.

VANCOUVER PROVINCE: A pair of come-from-behind victories have Canucks players singing the praises of new coach John Tortorella’s motivational skills.

WINNIPEG FREE PRESS: With the help of their fans, the Jets are looking forward to starting a rivalry with the Minnesota Wild.


  1. I am pulling a ………BEER GOGGLES …..AKA ….( FIRE WILSON )

    Before trading Jake Gardiner ….PLAY HIM ON THE WING !!!

    I will be picketing this everyday !!!!!

    Monohan looks good ….compareable is a Matt Duchene for sure !!!
    Will be the center to build around …be patient and build from within and build a base in the minors first and bring the kids along and in a few years they will be legit!!
    Plust they really have no assets to trade to make an impact anyways ! STILL NEED A GOALIE

    • And many will ask you why are you so dumb.

    • Calgary trades 2nd rounder for Jake Gardiner and Liles – Instant Cap Relief

  2. Yakupov is playing on the third line with a defensive center. Or a minor leager. So hes gonna be alot quieter than when he played with hemsky and ganger. I think its good, maybe he will takethe time to develop some kind of defensive game that he doesnt have.

    I hope there is less talk about oilers and toronto and gadener. Oilers wants a big gritty defensmen. Not another defensmen that cant play defense. And dont say different because i have watched him play this season. Oilers could make a blockbuster trade trading for a big 2 way center and top 2 dman. Using yakupov and some of the plethora of defensive prospects that can play a gardeners role better than gardener.

  3. Calgary has played hard and have had success.. Teams are underestimating them.. and it shows..

    The Sens can’t stay out of the penalty box. 3 of the 4 goals by LA were on the PP. They gave LA two 5 on 3’s in the first period…

    The Sens can’t get in sync. Two games back to back.. then 3 days off. A game.. then another two days off.. before another back to back.. then 1 day off them home.

    Their record in LA is downright horrible. Up to last night is was 1-11-1 (3 pts out of a possible 26 over the years). To come back and get a point without Spezza playing is good.

    Their PK that was so good last year looks like a nightmare now. I thought they would struggle at first without Alfie.. and it shows on the PK. The experience of him and Gonchar on the PK will take some time to get over.

    Their 5 on 5 play has been pretty good..

    4 out of 6 pts halfway through a 6 game roadtrip (4 on that brual western US trip).. I’ll take.. SJ will be tough. Take penalties against them and it could get very ugly on the scoreboard. At least they get this trip out of the way early and don’t have it in the heart of the season or going down the stretch.. All 4 teams on that trip are really good.. Hard to get points.