NHL Canadian Corner – October 21, 2013.

Blue Jackets down the Canucks, Jets fall to the Predators, updates on Tayler Hall and Michael Cammalleri, plus the latest on the Maple Leafs, Senators and Canadiens.

Canucks goalie Eddie Lack  makes a save on Cam Atkinson of the Blue Jackets.

Canucks goalie Eddie Lack makes a save on Cam Atkinson of the Blue Jackets.

VANCOUVER PROVINCE: Despite a strong effort by backup Eddie Lack, the Canucks fell 3-1 to the Columbus Blue Jackets.

WINNIPEG SUN: Bad luck, bad mistakes and bad shooting resulted in the Jets falling 3-1 to the Nashville Predators.

EDMONTON JOURNAL: Oilers winger Taylor Hall has returned to Edmonton for an MRI on his injured left knee suffered during the Oilers 3-1 win Saturday over the Ottawa Senators.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: The Oilers began the season without Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (since returned from shoulder surgery) and Sam Gagner (due to return in November from a broken jaw). Losing Hall, who’s arguably their best forward, for a significant period could be a serious blow.

CALGARY SUN: Some good news for the Flames, as veteran winger Michael Cammalleri is back practicing full strength and could return to the lineup very soon. Cammalleri hasn’t played since early in pre-season owing to a hand/wrist injury.

THE GLOBE AND MAIL: James Mirtle noted the Toronto Maple Leafs recent losses highlights their puck possession problems.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: The Leafs have been winning despite their problems but they can only go so long before it starts costing them more games.

OTTAWA CITIZEN: The Senators must reduce their shots-against and their time in the penalty box.

LA PRESSE: The Montreal Canadiens depth will be tested as Max Pacioretty, Daniel Briere and Brandon Prust were recently sidelined by injuries.


  1. Let the Yakupov countdown begin !!!

    Also the Oilers should go after Chris Krieder in New York …he would be the perfect fit here in top 3 lines.
    A defensive prospect …..i.e Klefbomb would be an interesting player to deal here.

    As a Leaf fan …..I DO NOT ….want Yakupov for Gardiner and piece ,Id rather a Darnel Nurse for Gardiner back if possible!

    • Dream on. Gardiner won’t be coming to Edmonton unless Toronto wants a dozen sticks for him.

    • As an Oiler fan I can not see MacT trading for Gardiner. The Oilers already have to many Gardiner type defence men. Klefbomb and Nurse are just as untouchable as Nuge, Hall, and Eberle.

  2. The party has ended for the Leafs and it’s time to grind out some wins – tough schedule ahead and no freebees – now we find out what kind of team this is.

  3. I don’t see Edmonton trading nurse. He’s going to be a beast

  4. Tough schedule for the Leafs? Try the Wings, the Ducks, the Sharks & the Blackhawks to end Oct for the Sens.

    They couldn’t beat the Oilers… how in the hell will they beat any of these 4 teams?