Leafs lose to Wild and could lose Nazem Kadri to suspension, Oilers suffer third straight shutout at home, the latest on Mike Cammalleri and David Booth, reviewing the Jets at the season’s quarter-mark, plus updates on the Senators attendance and the Canadiens finances.
TORONTO STAR: Maple Leafs center Nazem Kadri knocked Minnesota Wild goalie Niklas Backstrom out of the game and was ejected for a head shot on Mikael Granlund. His actions didn’t help the Leafs, who fell 2-1 in a shootout. Kadri could face suspension for his antics.
EDMONTON JOURNAL: The Oilers suffered their third straight shutout loss at home, falling 3-0 to the Dallas Stars.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: The suffering continues for the Oilers and their fans. There’s no sign this club will turn the corner on this season.
CALGARY SUN: Flames forward Mike Cammalleri has carried the offensive load for his club, but he needs help from his teammates.
VANCOUVER SUN: Canucks winger David Booth, recently sent to their minor league team on a conditioning stint, believes he can still play a role with the club.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: The only reason Booth’s still a Canuck is his contract, which runs to the end of 2014-15 at a cap hit of $4.25 million. I doubt they could move him even if they agreed to pick up half his remaining salary.
WINNIPEG SUN: Ken Wiebe grades the Jets performance at the season’s quarter mark. Looks like they get an overall grade of C-plus.
OTTAWA SUN: An absence of ticket specials and an increase in afternoon games are the explanation for the Senators decline in attendance so far this season, though the club’s president claims team revenue is up.
LA PRESSE: The Montreal Canadiens finances for 2010 have been revealed, showing the club that year made a profit of $65 million on revenue of $300 million.