New Blackhawks Dan Carcillo looks to stir the pot in his club’s rivalry with the Canucks, ex-Senators Alex Kovalev trashes former Ottawa coach Cory Clouston and the Ottawa media, and the Oilers renew their deal with a local radio station.


VANCOUVER SUN: reports new Chicago Blackhawks forward Dan Carcillo attempted to stir the pot in his new team’s rivalry with the Vancouver Canucks, singling out Max Lapierre, Tanner Glass and Raffi Torres as three he’d look forward to matching up against…although the latter two are no longer with the Canucks.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Either Carcillo wasn’t aware of the Canucks off-season changes (which doesn’t make him stupid, just ignorant), or he’s doing a brilliant job of stirring up the emotions of fans of both teams. Discuss!


OTTAWA CITIZEN: reports former Senator Alex Kovalev, in a recent interview with Sovetsky Sport (and translated by Dmitry Chesnokov of Yahoo! Sports) recently had some choice words for former Senators head coach Cory Clouston and the Ottawa media.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: It’s not Clouston’s fault, or the Ottawa media, why Kovalev’s performance declined while a Senators. He should try looking in a mirror. 


EDMONTON SUN: reports the Oilers are sticking with 630 CHED radio, signing a three-year extension with the station.