Canadiens to face the Bruins in the second round, a critique of the Canucks scouting, an update on Oilers forward Mark Arcobello, plus the latest on the Senators and Jets.
MONTREAL GAZETTE: The Canadiens are preparing to meet their second round opponent Boston Bruins, who eliminated the Detroit Red Wings yesterday.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: It’s the 34 time these two teams have met in the Stanley Cup playoffs. Should be another classic.
VANCOUVER PROVINCE: Six years after now-former Canucks GM Mike Gillis promised to overhaul the club’s scouting system, nothing of substance has taken place.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: That partially explains the Canucks steady decline since advancing to the 2011 Stanley Cup Final.
EDMONTON JOURNAL: Jonathan Willis examines if Oilers forward Mark Arcobello is close to becoming a full-time NHL player.
OTTAWA SUN: Don Brennan suggests Binghamton Senators coach Luke Richardson would be a logical choice to replace Ottawa Senators coach Paul MacLean if the latter fails to improve the club’s defensive game next season.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Shows how quiet things are for Ottawa hockey writers when one of them turns to musing about possible replacements for the Senators current head coach.
WINNIPEG FREE PRESS: As long as hockey fans keep contributing WHA memorabilia (like Jets fans) to the Hockey Hall of Fame, the renegade league will never die.