Mike Cammalleri and Rene Bourque hoping for fresh starts with their new teams…Senators will lean on workhorse goalie Craig Anderson…Jets reaching critical point in the season…Oilers deserve a bag skate after embarrassing loss to Ducks…Leafs lose their first game this month…A comic comparison of Alex Burrows and Brad Marchand.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: The debate continues amongst Canadiens and Flames fans over which club got the better of this deal. We’ll likely have this settled in a few weeks time after these two have played a few games for their new teams.
OTTAWA SUN: Senators goaltender Craig Anderson will make his 8th straight start when his club meets the Canadiens today. He’s unlikely to get many games off over the rest of the season.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Anderson was used to a heavy workload with the Colorado Avalanche. The Senators will be counting on him to adjust as well to it this season as he did two years ago with the Avs.
WINNIPEG SUN: Having lost four of their last five games, the Winnipeg Jets have reached a fork in the road, which will determine if they’ll make the playoffs or falter as they did last season and drop out of the post-season race.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: The Jets have the talent and experience now to rally and clinch a playoff berth. The question is, do they believe they can do it?
EDMONTON SUN: Terry Jones noted the Oilers skill competition is slated for today, but after an embarrassing loss to the Anaheim Ducks, he believes it should also include a bag skate.
TORONTO SUN: The Maple Leafs suffered their first loss of January, falling 3-2 to the Buffalo Sabres.
VANCOUVER SUN: Presents how Vancouver’s Alex Burrows and Boston’s Brad Marchand are perceived in both cities.