NHL Lockout (Day 89) Canadian Corner – December 13, 2012.

The latest on Dion Phaneuf, P.K. Subban, and Chris Neil, no Jets running their mouths on CBA talks, and an update on Edmonton’s downtown arena saga.


Dion Phaneuf to participate in upcoming charity game in Toronto.

TORONTO SUN: Maple Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf, along with teammates Phil Kessel, John-Michael Liles and Mike Komisarek, “are among the preliminary lineup for the RBC Play Hockey Charity Challenge on Dec. 19 at 7 p.m.”

CANOE.CA: Montreal Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban and Tampa Bay Lightning forward Steven Stamkos are also expected to participate in the aforementioned charity game.

WINNIPEG FREE PRESS: No one on the Winnipeg Jets has made headlines with unthinking remarks on the CBA negotiations.

OTTAWA SUN: Senators forward Chris Neil took the high road regarding the critical remarks from Washington Capitals defenseman Roman Hamrlik toward NHLPA director Donald Fehr. Hamrlik’s comments came under criticism from Philadelphia Flyers forward Scott Hartnell and Capitals forward Troy Brouwer, but Neil said suggested Hamrlik was entitled to his opinion. ““The way our society is nowadays, it’s freedom of speech, and everyone is entitled to their own opinion.”

EDMONTON SUN: It appears negotiations between the city of Edmonton and Oilers regarding a new downtown arena are back on again.


  1. Hopefully Katz will temper his ego somewhat this time around, a deal is there waiting to be made.

  2. I am glad that Chris Neil stated that with 700 players there is freedom of speech. Instead of meat heads like Cole and Hartnell saying no team mate will defend Hamrlik, or that he should not have made those comments.