Hockey News: Habs/Canucks Trade; Kane’s Tribute to Grandfather

Steven Stamkos is aiming for a return to game action on Saturday night, which is huge news for both the Lightning, and the Canadian Olympic team. [Globe and Mail]

Trade alert! The Canadiens traded defenseman Raphael Diaz to the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for forward Dale Weise. [Vancouver Sun]

Did Montreal make a mistake in dealing Diaz? [Habs Eyes on the Prize]

Raphael Diaz Canadiens
(Warren Wimmer/Icon SMI)

John Tortorella made his return behind the Canucks bench, and promptly made a backhanded compliment to David Booth. [The Province]

No better way to cure a teams woes than a game against the Boston Bruins, though. [TSN]

Bobby Ryan has done little to prove his detractors wrong. [6th Sens]

Marc-Andre Fleury made an okay save last night against the Senators. [Trib Live]

Devan Dubnyk is patiently waiting for his time to play. [The Tennessean]

A look at American’s captain at the Olympics. [Team]

(Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports)
(Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports)

Nathan MacKinnon is making a strong push to win the Calder. [Rant Sports]

Don’t count out Penguins rookie Olli Maatta. [Pittsburgh Post Gazette]

Mike Babcock discusses his plans for the Canada’s goalies. [Sportsnet]

Possible landing spots for Ryan Miller. [Fansided]

And finally, Patrick Kane pays tribute to his grandfather with a huge night on the scoresheet. [Yahoo Sports]