Mark Spector
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Senior columnist Mark Spector is one of Canada’s leading sources for breaking NHL news. Regularly contributing to sportsnet.ca and Sportsnet magazine, Spector gives Canadian hockey fans exclusive insight to the goings-on in NHL franchises. He also acts as the sideline reporter for Sportsnet’s regional Edmonton Oilers broadcasts.
NHL, NHLPA missed opportunity with Getzlaf ruling
Mark Spector
The NHL, NHLPA, Anaheim Ducks and Ryan Getzlaf missed the opportunity to identify and admit to a metaphor for homophobia that exists inside hockey’s DNA, and start down the path to removing it.
Aberg defines 'next man up' mentality as Predators find way to win
Mark Spector
Predators coach Laviolette mum on Johansen injury, Fisher's status
Mark Spector
The Predators are without their leading scorer, Ryan Johansen, for the rest of these playoffs. Second-line centre Mike Fisher may be injured as well, though Predators head coach Peter Laviolette wasn’t tipping his hand.
Predators suffer crippling blow in losing No. 1 centre Ryan Johansen
Mark Spector
These are the National Hockey League playoffs, where a crippling blow can arrive at any moment — and to anybody. Just ask the Nashville Predators.
'Old-timer' Corey Perry doing what he does best for Ducks
Mark Spector
Swede-heavy Western Conference Final a sign of the times
Mark Spector
It was the great defenceman-turned Swedish underwear magnate Borje Salming who did much of the heavy lifting, paving a path from Sweden to North America that today provides us with a Western Conference Final containing eight Swedes nightly.
Magical 'Smashville' crowd propels Predators to Game 3 win
Mark Spector
Every once in a while, the right team lands in the right town, playing the right game in front of the right people and the result is magical. Enter the Nashville Predators and their electric home crowd.
Predators' scouts proven right by vouching for Viktor Arvidsson
Mark Spector
Ducks take advantage of Rinne's rare off-night in Game 2 win
Mark Spector
For one night at least, Pekka Rinne wasn't playing the way he otherwise has this post-season. The Anaheim Ducks took advantage, and now the Western Conference Final is tied.