Wild end Blackhawks win streak, more problems with Coyotes sale, plus updates on Ryan Callahan, Adam Henrique, Dustin Penner and more.
STARTRIBUNE.COM/CHICAGO SUN-TIMES: The Minnesota Wild snapped the Chicago Blackhawks winning streak at six with 3-2 shootout victory. Wild goaltender Niklas Backstrom made 28 saves, replacing Josh Harding who gave up two goals on four shoots in the opening 6.45 of the first.
ESPN.COM: Today is the deadline for Greg Jamison to finalize his purchase of the Phoenix Coyotes, but Scott Burnside recently reported Jamison might not have the cash to complete the sale. A separate group of investors are apparently poised to step in if Jamison fails to come through, but it remains to be seen if Glendale’s new mayor and city council might extend his deadline. Pierre LeBrun, meanwhile, discussed the Nashville Predators slow start with team captain Shea Weber.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: I feel sorry for are the Coyotes players, staff, their families and the team’s fans. Otherwise, I’m sick and tired of this never-ending saga. At this point, I just want this story to go away. Keep it in Glendale, move it or contract it. I no longer care.
NEW YORK POST: Rangers captain Ryan Callahan will be sidelined ten – fourteen days with a “left shoulder subluxation” (temporary, partial dislocation).
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Callahan, the Rangers and their fans are breathing a collective sigh of relief, as that injury could’ve been much worse.
THE BUFFALO NEWS: Sabres goaltender Ryan Miller is hoping to bounce back from a bad game against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday. The Sabres fell 4-3 in overtime to the Leafs.
DETROIT FREE PRESS: Goaltender Jimmy Howard and rookie forward Damien Brunner have provided the Red Wings with an early boost.
NORTHJERSEY.COM: The Devils are looking forward to Adam Henrique’s return.
LOS ANGELES TIMES: Kings forward Dustin Penner, a healthy scratch in recent games, is patiently awaiting his chance to play, saying he has no issues with coach Darryl Sutter.
MIAMI HERALD: Injuries have been a factor in the Florida Panthers five-game losing streak.
TORONTO STAR: The city of Markham may be moving toward building an NHL arena, but it could still take a long time to land a franchise.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: I expect Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment could try to prevent another NHL franchise from landing in their backyard.
CSN BAY AREA: New San Jose Sharks owner Hasso Plattner is a very rich man, which could increase the club’s NHL influence.