The latest on Taylor Hall, former Canuck Steve McCarthy on why things didn’t work out in Vancouver, popular ex-Canadiens enforcer Chris Nilan lucky to be alive, and lamenting Toronto’s losing sports teams.
EDMONTON JOURNAL: Oilers left wing Taylor Hall won’t be ready to suit up with the club’s AHL affiliate in Oklahoma City until November.
LA PRESSE: Chris Nilan, the popular ex-Montreal Canadiens enforcer and star of a new documentary on hockey enforcers (“The Last Gladiators”), is lucky and happy to be alive after struggling to cope with addiction following the end of his playing days.
VANCOUVER PROVINCE: Former Canucks defenseman Steve McCarthy explains why things didn’t work out for him in Vancouver. McCarthy is currently on a professional tryout contract with the Calgary Flames.
TORONTO SUN: Simon Kent laments the sorry state of Toronto’s losing pro sports franchises, including the Maple Leafs.