Erik Karlsson continues to struggle, Jason Spezza could return to the Senators for Game Three against the Penguins, Alex Edler suspended from the World Hockey Championships, Canadiens coach snubbed for the Adams trophy, and speculation over who the Leafs could select with their first round pick this year.
OTTAWA CITIZEN/OTTAWA SUN: Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson is still struggling to regain his form, while Jason Spezza could return to the Senators lineup for Game Three of their series against the Penguins.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: It’s not Karlsson’s fault. He’s still not fully recovered from the severed Achilles tendon. That he’s even playing at this point is amazing, but he won’t be fully recovered until the start of next season. As for Spezza, his return could provide a welcome boost to the Sens offense, but like Karlsson, he’s recovering from a serious injury, and isn’t fully back in game shape. Sens fans should keep their expectations low.
VANCOUVER PROVINCE: Canucks defenseman Alexander Edler has been suspended by the IIHF for the remainder of the World Hockey Championships following his knee-on-knee hit on Canadian forward Eric Staal.
LA PRESSE: Montreal Canadiens coach Michel Therrien was passed over as a finalist for the Adams Trophy.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Considering how the Canadiens improved this season, I was surprised Therrien wasn’t among the finalists.
TORONTO STAR: Damien Cox wonders if the Maple Leafs would select Max Domi with their first round pick in this year’s draft.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Max is the son of former Leafs enforcer Tie Domi, and is considerably more skilled than his father.