Canucks edge the Blackhawks, reaction in Winnipeg to the Evander Kane trade, and updates on your favorite Canadian NHL teams.
THE VANCOUVER SUN: After blowing a 3-1 lead, the Vancouver Canucks downed the Chicago Blackhawks 5-4 on an overtime goal by Daniel Sedin.
Reaction in Winnipeg to the Kane trade.
WINNIPEG FREE PRESS: Gary Lawless praised Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff for shipping Evander Kane, Zach Bogosian and a prospect to Buffalo for Tyler Myers, Drew Stafford, two prospects and a first-round pick. Lawless considered it a bold move to improve the Jets now and in the future.
WINNIPEG SUN: Jets fans aren’t sorry to see Evander Kane dealt away, with many citing his disappointing play and immaturity.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Time will tell who got the better of this deal, but the media consensus in Winnipeg and around the league is Cheveldayoff made a significant move which should bolster his club in the short and long term.
CALGARY SUN: Flames GM Brad Treliving said he won’t make a trade based on pressure from the Jets blockbuster trade with Buffalo. The Flames are currently jockeying with the Jets and Vancouver Canucks for a playoff berth in the Western Conference.
TORONTO SUN: Struggling Maple Leafs winger Phil Kessel has been demoted to the fourth line for their upcoming game against the Islanders.
OTTAWA SUN: Don’t expect sidelined goalie Craig Anderson (hand injury) and defenseman Chris Phillips (undisclosed injury) back in the lineup anytime soon this week.
MONTREAL GAZETTE: Backup goalie Dustin Tokarski gets the start for the Canadiens in their upcoming game against the Edmonton Oilers.
EDMONTON SUN: Center Anton Lander is showing signs of rounding into NHL form. He’s spent much of his career thus far in the minors.