NHL Canadian Corner – September 14, 2012.

The potential lockout plans of Erik Karlsson, Jordan Eberle and Alexander Burmistrov, an update on the Canucks contract talks with Alex Burrows, the influence of Flames owner Murray Edwards, and Leafs players express frustration over pending lockout.

OTTAWA SUN: Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson considers playing in Sweden during the lockout.

AHL or Europe for Eberle?

EDMONTON JOURNAL: Oilers winger Jordan Eberle will have to decide if he’ll return to the AHL during a lockout, or head to Europe.

WINNIPEG FREE PRESS: Jets forward Alexander Burmistrov said he’d prefer to be playing nearer to home in the Kontinental Hockey League if there’s a lockout.

VANCOUVER PROVINCE: The Canucks are reportedly a long way apart in contract talks with Alex Burrows, making the possibility of re-signing him before the expiration of this CBA unlikely. His agent suggested his client was comparable to Chicago’s Patrick Sharp, who has a five-year deal worth over $29 million.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Considering the league could push for contract term limits in the next CBA, it’s no wonder Burrows isn’t re-signed. They’ll get him for a shorter term, and probably have to pay him less if there are increase escrow payments too.

CALGARY SUN: Flames owner Murray Edwards is among the league’s key players in the league’s negotiating process with the NHLPA.

 TSN.CA: Several Toronto Maple Leafs players (Mike Komisarek, John-Michael Liles, and Matthew Lombardi) voiced their frustration over the possibility of another NHL lockout.

3 Comments

  1. Re: Cody Franson
    With the signing of Ben Scrivens, according to Cap Geek, the leafs are at 50 contracts.
    Is Cody Franson trade bait?

  2. awwww, Komisarek and the boys are frustrated over a lockout—–HOW DO U THINK WE FEEL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Exactly… there doesn’t HAVE to be a lockout.

      As a person on a pension.. I really can’t get my head around why these millionaires are not happy with the millions they have.

      Also I would really like to know why the players feel they should get the larger % of revenue when they pay none of the expenses.