Evander Kane and Ondrej Pavelec flopped overseas, locked-out Maple Leafs disappointing in the minors, Senators lose Jared Cowen for the season, and a Flames fan sends a message to NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman.


Evander Kane was cut by his KHL team.

WINNIPEG FREE PRESS: Ed Tait hopes Jets forward Evander Kane and goalie Ondrej Pavelec learned some humility after their poor performances resulted in their being cut by their respective European clubs.

SPECTOR’S NOTE:  NHL players have reacted differently to playing in Europe.Most seem to embrace it and have had varying degrees of success adjusting to it. Others have found it difficult, either for personal or professional reasons, or both. 

NATIONAL POST: Michael Traikos reports Nazem Kadri and Joe Colborne have had disappointing performances with the Toronto Marlies so far this season.

OTTAWA SUN: Bruce Garrioch reports Senators defenseman Jared Cowen is out for the season following hip surgery.

CALGARY SUN: Eric Francis has the story of a Flames fan who sent a message to NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and NHLPA director Donald Fehr by returning his Flames jersey.