Flames fall to the Ducks, Senators financial losses higher than believed, updates on the Sedins, Evander Kane, Max Pacioretty, Mason Raymond and more.
CALGARY HERALD: Early defensive breakdowns proved costly for the Flames, who dropped a 3-2 decision to the Anaheim Ducks.
OTTAWA CITIZEN: Senators owner Eugene Melnyk claims he’s lost $110 million over the ten years he’s owned the franchise.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Over the summer, Hockeybuzz blogger Travis Yost had a detailed breakdown of the Senators losses during Melnyk’s ownership. It’s well worth a read.
VANCOUVER PROVINCE: The Sedin twins approve of coach John Tortorella’s decision to split them out, agreeing it’s provided the Canucks with some spark.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: It’s certainly worth trying. After all, the twins have proven capable of posting strong offensive numbers when one of them is sidelined by injury. Couldn’t hurt spreading that offense around the lineup.
WINNIPEG SUN: Jets forward Evander Kane tweaked his right knee yesterday during practice and will be further assessed today.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Kane’s been the Jets best forward early in this season. Losing him for a significant period would be a serious blow.
MONTREAL GAZETTE: The severity of Max Pacioretty’s leg injury remains to be determined, while defenseman David Drewiske is out five-six months due to shoulder surgery.
TORONTO SUN: The Maple Leafs appear to have a bargain in a productive Mason Raymond.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: So far the Leafs have received significant value from their $1 million investment in Raymond, who’s been among the Leafs top forwards so far.
EDMONTON SUN: Despite their 1-5-1 start, the Oilers believe they’re poised to turn things around.