Henrik Sedin not surprised by cancellation of Winter Classic, Taylor Hall makes his AHL debut, Maple Leafs Mike Brown participates in “Movember” campaigns, and Senators coach Paul MacLean worries lockout could kill Senators momentum.
VANCOUVER SUN: Canucks star Henrik Sedin wasn’t surprised the NHL cancelled the Winter Classic. “I don’t really think anything surprises us anymore with the owners in the league,” Henrik said following another lockout practice with the UBC Thunderbirds. “I mean, it’s one of those things where I think they have a timeline, or a time limit, or a time plan. They are the ones cancelling things. It’s up to them. How far will they go? That’s the question we are asking ourselves every day.”
EDMONTON JOURNAL: Taylor Hall scored 38 seconds into his first AHL game for the Oklahoma City Barons, but looked rusty over the remainder of the game, and received a match penalty for an illegal hit to the head of Jonas Brodin late in the game. The Barons held on to win 4-3 over the Houston Aeros.
TORONTO SUN: Maple Leafs Mike Brown shaved his beard in order to join the “Movember” campaign in support of men’s health.
OTTAWA SUN: Senators head coach Paul MacLean is worried the lockout could have an adverse effect upon the momentum his club built up with its surprise playoff appearance and strong effort against the NY Rangers in the opening round of the 2012 post-season.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: MacLean isn’t the only coach worried over the effect of the lockout upon his team. Rangers coach John Tortorella last month expressed his concern it could have upon his roster.