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Title: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on July 11, 2011, 03:28:51 PM
Your favorite place to discuss the doings of your second favorite team.

Sens get Sweatt-y
http://tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=371527



(http://blstb.msn.com/i/4A/8F6EE6C054D4D810951ACBCBA49FF0.jpg)

~DEDICATED TO SUCKER PUNCH & BRAD MARSH~
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on July 11, 2011, 03:43:10 PM
I just saw that Alfredsson turns 57 this year.  The window of opportunity is closing, slowly but surely.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: chestyleroux on July 11, 2011, 03:44:28 PM
Ugh. It's too bad we can't have an "Ignore" button for entire threads.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Corn Flake on July 11, 2011, 03:45:06 PM
BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

my 1st board post.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: lamajama on July 11, 2011, 03:45:36 PM
SECOND favorite team? Whatever gave you that idea? 446th maybe.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on July 11, 2011, 03:53:04 PM
MUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: bustaheims on July 11, 2011, 03:53:59 PM
Second favourite team? Did the Marlies move to Ottawa or something?
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Darryl on July 11, 2011, 03:54:14 PM
SECOND favorite team? Whatever gave you that idea? 446th maybe.
Better yet they aren't even in my top 6 favourite Canadian teams any more thanks to the return of the Jets.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on July 11, 2011, 04:09:22 PM
Also signed Tim Conboy today.
Make note of what you were doing when you learned of the Conboy signing.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Darryl on July 11, 2011, 04:16:08 PM
Also signed Tim Conboy today.
Make note of what you were doing when you learned of the Conboy signing.
Give Murray a few days to figure out he signed Tim Conboy and not Tim Conolly.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on July 11, 2011, 04:24:40 PM
Also signed Tim Conboy today.
Make note of what you were doing when you learned of the Conboy signing.
Give Murray a few days to figure out he signed Tim Conboy and not Tim Conolly.

"Don't worry - as it turns out it ISN'T Tim Conolly"
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: AvroArrow on July 11, 2011, 04:36:40 PM
Sens suck.  8)
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: LittleHockeyFan on July 11, 2011, 06:52:44 PM
the sens still suck. only good them about them are MF and SP.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sarge on July 11, 2011, 06:53:44 PM
the sens still suck. only good them about them are MF and SP.

... and that's only because they're closet Leaf fans.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Derk on July 12, 2011, 09:00:43 AM
Also signed Tim Conboy today.
Make note of what you were doing when you learned of the Conboy signing.

I was reading this thread.

Oops, I just lost myself in all the excitement. I need to go get cleaned up.  :o
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on July 14, 2011, 04:54:01 PM
Butler resigned for 2 years  <9.5M>
http://senators.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=569316&cmpid=rss-News
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: bustaheims on July 14, 2011, 04:58:31 PM
Butler resigned for 2 years  <9.5M>
http://senators.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=569316&cmpid=rss-News

Who?
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sarge on July 14, 2011, 05:06:09 PM
Butler resigned for 2 years  <9.5M>
http://senators.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=569316&cmpid=rss-News

Who?

9.5 a typo?
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on July 14, 2011, 06:03:11 PM
Butler resigned for 2 years  <9.5M>
http://senators.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=569316&cmpid=rss-News

Who?

9.5 a typo?

Yes.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on July 14, 2011, 06:03:31 PM
Butler resigned for 2 years  <9.5M>
http://senators.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=569316&cmpid=rss-News

Who?

You know.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on July 15, 2011, 02:23:15 AM
$1.075 million cap hit on the Butler contract.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Corn Flake on July 15, 2011, 11:42:22 AM
Butler resigned for 2 years  <9.5M>
http://senators.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=569316&cmpid=rss-News

Who?

9.5 a typo?

Yes.

I thought the Islanders signed him for a sec there.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on July 15, 2011, 04:31:33 PM
Butler resigned for 2 years  <9.5M>
http://senators.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=569316&cmpid=rss-News

Who?

9.5 a typo?

Yes.

I thought the Islanders signed him for a sec there.

I was being a j@ck@ss.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on July 15, 2011, 04:34:03 PM
$1.075 million cap hit on the Butler contract.

Nice deal. 
About time you joined us here at Bizzaro tmlfans - I was getting panicky that you were having a POST STATS MELTDOWN
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on July 15, 2011, 06:24:38 PM
No, I've just plunged into a deep depression.   I worked for years to get that post count!

It's mid July, man.   Other than Mika Zibanejad having a dance competition with his cousin (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfUVV0daBgM), not much is going on.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on July 15, 2011, 07:02:09 PM
No, I've just plunged into a deep depression.   I worked for years to get that post count!

It's mid July, man.   Other than Mika Zibanejad having a dance competition with his cousin (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfUVV0daBgM), not much is going on.

Alright as you were.
Fisher has been in town all week for his hockey camp. Fisherwood returns!
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on July 18, 2011, 07:14:01 PM
Going to Sens @ Sabres Nov 11, then Sens @ Leafs on the 12th.  Road trip!
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on July 18, 2011, 08:24:28 PM
I think I'm going to the Sens - Jets preseason game.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on July 19, 2011, 06:09:20 PM
I think I'm going to the Sens - Jets preseason game.

Nice - that one in NFLD?
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on July 19, 2011, 07:19:49 PM
I think I'm going to the Sens - Jets preseason game.

Nice - that one in NFLD?

Yeah, Conception Bay South won it but the game is being played in St. John's at Mile One.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on July 24, 2011, 03:41:27 PM
Lehner!
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on July 24, 2011, 04:52:15 PM
Lehner!

Did I miss some news or something?
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on July 24, 2011, 07:44:15 PM
Lehner!

Did I miss some news or something?

He's hunting you.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Jalili on July 24, 2011, 08:51:17 PM
Lehner!

Did I miss some news or something?

He's hunting you.

Hes raping errbody our here
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on July 25, 2011, 10:36:36 AM
Lehner!

Did I miss some news or something?

He's hunting you.

Hes raping errbody our here

Come again?
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Erndog on July 25, 2011, 10:44:44 AM
Lehner!

Did I miss some news or something?

He's hunting you.

Hes raping errbody our here

Come again?

Hide your kids, hide your wife
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: bustaheims on July 25, 2011, 01:36:15 PM
Lehner!

Did I miss some news or something?

He's hunting you.

Hes raping errbody our here

Come again?

He's climbin in your windows, snatchin your people up.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Omallley on July 26, 2011, 02:36:06 PM
Lehner!

Did I miss some news or something?

He's hunting you.

Hes raping errbody our here

Come again?

He's climbin in your windows, snatchin your people up.

Hide yo' kids, Hide yo' wives
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Mordac on July 26, 2011, 03:02:30 PM
Run and tell that, homeboy!
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on August 01, 2011, 11:08:51 AM
Finally putting in an 417 East off-ramp at SBP -
http://senators.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=569819&cmpid=rss-News

Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on August 02, 2011, 05:59:21 PM
New jersey leaked -

(http://senschirp.ca/media/k2/items/cache/24051f1a73d7ccf80aa0e781a6178da9_XL.jpg)

Until they're 'officially released' I call shenanigans...but I don't mind them either.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: bustaheims on August 02, 2011, 06:06:01 PM
The monochromatic colour scheme feels oddly appropriate. :P
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on August 02, 2011, 06:07:03 PM
Go neutral go
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Mordac on August 02, 2011, 06:22:37 PM
I love how they're going to go with "Player" on the back, so you can't pick out the one who really sucks. Maybe make them all use the same number, too.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: LittleHockeyFan on August 02, 2011, 06:55:31 PM
I love how they're going to go with "Player" on the back, so you can't pick out the one who really sucks. Maybe make them all use the same number, too.

isn't #11 the one that sucks anyway?
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on August 02, 2011, 06:57:14 PM
I love how they're going to go with "Player" on the back, so you can't pick out the one who really sucks. Maybe make them all use the same number, too.

isn't #11 the one that sucks anyway?

If sucks means awesome yes.  :p
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: bustaheims on August 02, 2011, 07:03:58 PM
I love how they're going to go with "Player" on the back, so you can't pick out the one who really sucks. Maybe make them all use the same number, too.

isn't #11 the one that sucks anyway?

They all suck.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Tigger on August 02, 2011, 07:58:27 PM
I love how they're going to go with "Player" on the back, so you can't pick out the one who really sucks. Maybe make them all use the same number, too.

isn't #11 the one that sucks anyway?

They all suck.

I thought they were proof positive that you can suck and blow at the same time or maybe I'm thinking of 'choke', dunno.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: moon111 on August 02, 2011, 09:17:57 PM
Is this the first time they've gotten a big 'O' on their chest?
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: hockeyfan1 on August 04, 2011, 12:59:16 AM
A 'war' story.....


http://www.thehockeynews.com/articles/41464-Campbell-Fathers-life-provides-Mika-Zibanejad-with-perspective.html
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: ThatLeafsFan on August 08, 2011, 10:14:52 AM
Sens sucks....sorry, but its been to long since I've said it and I needed to do it.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on August 08, 2011, 11:12:04 AM
Team Spezza 10
Team Schenn 9
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: bustaheims on August 08, 2011, 11:19:01 AM
Team Spezza 10
Team Schenn 9

In a shootout. Team Spezza wins with a glorified tie.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: bustaheims on August 08, 2011, 01:31:45 PM
http://tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=373439

Quote
"In two seasons I still couldn't understand the ideas of our coach Cory Clouston," Kovalev told Sovetsky Sport in an article translated by Dmitry Chesnokov of Yahoo! Sports.

Quote
Kovalev also criticized sportswriters in the nation's capital, saying they knew little about the game. "Ottawa journalists don't watch hockey at all,"

Yeah, that sounds about right.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on August 08, 2011, 01:43:53 PM
http://tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=373439

Quote
"In two seasons I still couldn't understand the ideas of our coach Cory Clouston," Kovalev told Sovetsky Sport in an article translated by Dmitry Chesnokov of Yahoo! Sports.

Quote
Kovalev also criticized sportswriters in the nation's capital, saying they knew little about the game. "Ottawa journalists don't watch hockey at all,"

Yeah, that sounds about right.

Boohoo.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: lamajama on August 08, 2011, 02:14:20 PM
Are the threads being sponsored by "X" now?

Doesn't bother me but I think Exlax would be more appropriate in the Sens thread.

EDIT - Oh I see - the advert shows up at the end of each thread. Much nicer than being imbedded in the post.

My comment stands though.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on August 08, 2011, 10:45:18 PM
Coming from a committed worker like Kovalev, you know you can take those comments to the bank.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on September 07, 2011, 05:06:39 PM
Also among the victims was Vitaly Anikeyenko, a third-round pick by the Ottawa Senators in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. Demitra and Rachunek formerly played with the Senators, with the latter a member of Ottawa's Presidents' Trophy-winning team in 2003, which also reached the Eastern Conference final. (http://senators.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=587863&navid=DL|OTT|home)

Again, brutal.

Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on September 09, 2011, 10:07:32 AM
http://senatorsextra.com/main/photos-a-banner-day-at-scotiabank-place/

New banners put up at the Sc'ank for the 20th anniversary.

(http://senatorsextra.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/3-banner.jpg)

Looks neat.   I like having the older players there, but it doesn't make much sense to be pulling players from nearly a century ago for your 20th annivers-

Wait a minute.

(http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/461/backdi.jpg)

Is that what I think it is?

(http://img855.imageshack.us/img855/985/backred.jpg)

WHAT
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: ThatLeafsFan on September 09, 2011, 10:48:47 AM

(http://img855.imageshack.us/img855/985/backred.jpg)

WHAT

hahahahahahaha That's awesome, Redden probably had to pay for his pic to be on it though.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Peter D. on September 09, 2011, 11:01:54 AM
I thought there'd be more of an issue with Yashin.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Erndog on September 09, 2011, 11:02:26 AM
Who's the captain on the right of Alfredsson?
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Erndog on September 09, 2011, 11:03:10 AM
I thought there'd be more of an issue with Yashin.

That's who I think is on the right of Alffy... could it be?
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Corn Flake on September 09, 2011, 11:22:04 AM
Who's the captain on the right of Alfredsson?

Yashin???!

bwwaahahahahahahha
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Nik on September 09, 2011, 11:26:24 AM

It's still very funny the way the modern Senators pretend that they're in any way associated with an entirely different franchise of the same name from nearly a century ago.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Kessel Run on September 09, 2011, 11:41:22 AM
Who's the captain on the right of Alfredsson?

Yashin???!

bwwaahahahahahahha

haha is that Lalime there as well??
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Bates on September 09, 2011, 01:13:05 PM
Will you feel the same about Winnipeg doing it almost 2 decades later?



It's still very funny the way the modern Senators pretend that they're in any way associated with an entirely different franchise of the same name from nearly a century ago.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: princedpw on September 10, 2011, 01:43:04 AM
Winnipeg is quite different because there are actually people alive who remember watching the old jets and now have the opportunity to watch the new ones. 

And to be honest, the player and management composition of leafs (or any other team) then and now has just about as much in common as the jets then and now.

Will you feel the same about Winnipeg doing it almost 2 decades later?



It's still very funny the way the modern Senators pretend that they're in any way associated with an entirely different franchise of the same name from nearly a century ago.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on September 10, 2011, 09:05:09 AM
More SBP Improvements (http://www.senschirp.ca/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=412:sbp-improvements-continue&Itemid=13)..."Golden Palace egg rolls - the new official egg roll of Scotiabank Place- will now be available at Club-level concessions, in Club seats and in suites. "....YES!!
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Newbury on September 10, 2011, 09:08:26 AM
Man, that's a depressing 20th anniversary banner.

Anyway, I'm in Ottawa for the next year or more, so I'll be raking in all the perks of living here, like catching the Sens and Pens rookie game on Rogers TV today. Score!
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: hockeyfan1 on September 10, 2011, 10:02:48 AM
More SBP Improvements (http://www.senschirp.ca/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=412:sbp-improvements-continue&Itemid=13)..."Golden Palace egg rolls - the new official egg roll of Scotiabank Place- will now be available at Club-level concessions, in
 Club seats and in suites. "....YES!!


Would they happen to serve waffles too?!    :D

Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on September 10, 2011, 10:15:07 AM
Man, that's a depressing 20th anniversary banner.

Anyway, I'm in Ottawa for the next year or more, so I'll be raking in all the perks of living here, like catching the Sens and Pens rookie game on Rogers TV today. Score!

School?
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Nik on September 10, 2011, 10:39:58 AM
Will you feel the same about Winnipeg doing it almost 2 decades later?

Sure. Although it's not like Winnipeg has much in the way of previous success to tie themselves to.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: bustaheims on September 10, 2011, 10:52:23 AM
Winnipeg is quite different because there are actually people alive who remember watching the old jets and now have the opportunity to watch the new ones. 

Yeah, but, the franchise that was originally the Winnipeg Jets still exists, unlike the former Ottawa team, which went belly up shortly after they left Ottawa for St Louis. If the new Jets claimed the history of the old Jets as their own, they're be co-opting the history of an existing franchise.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Newbury on September 10, 2011, 11:11:48 AM
Man, that's a depressing 20th anniversary banner.

Anyway, I'm in Ottawa for the next year or more, so I'll be raking in all the perks of living here, like catching the Sens and Pens rookie game on Rogers TV today. Score!

School?

Yeah, Algonquin.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: lamajama on September 10, 2011, 12:03:19 PM
http://senatorsextra.com/main/photos-a-banner-day-at-scotiabank-place/

New banners put up at the Sc'ank for the 20th anniversary.

(http://senatorsextra.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/3-banner.jpg)

Looks neat.   I like having the older players there, but it doesn't make much sense to be pulling players from nearly a century ago for your 20th annivers-

Wait a minute.

(http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/461/backdi.jpg)

Is that what I think it is?

(http://img855.imageshack.us/img855/985/backred.jpg)

WHAT

Well in the last pic that looks more like Sidney Crosby...
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on September 10, 2011, 12:04:56 PM
Man, that's a depressing 20th anniversary banner.

Anyway, I'm in Ottawa for the next year or more, so I'll be raking in all the perks of living here, like catching the Sens and Pens rookie game on Rogers TV today. Score!

School?

Yeah, Algonquin.

Ah the Gonk.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on September 10, 2011, 12:14:30 PM
Will you feel the same about Winnipeg doing it almost 2 decades later?

Sure. Although it's not like Winnipeg has much in the way of previous success to tie themselves to.

Aside from the two players from the Silver Seven era I don't see how they're tying themselves to any previous success in that banner. I'd agree with you if there was picture of the original Senators with the SC in the banner.

There's seven players in that banner - the 5 main players in that portrait are from the modern day Sens. The two older ones kind of "book-ending" the photo are there more for reference.

Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Nik on September 10, 2011, 12:33:04 PM
Aside from the two players from the Silver Seven era I don't see how they're tying themselves to any previous success in that banner.

So, aside from near a third of the banner you don't see how they're doing it? Fair enough.

Similarly

You know, aside from Eric Clapton, I don't really think Cream did have a guitar player.

Aside from Godfather 3, The Godfather movies are really a perfect movie trilogy.

And so on.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on September 10, 2011, 01:01:19 PM
Aside from the two players from the Silver Seven era I don't see how they're tying themselves to any previous success in that banner.

So, aside from near a third of the banner you don't see how they're doing it? Fair enough.

Similarly

You know, aside from Eric Clapton, I don't really think Cream did have a guitar player.

Aside from Godfather 3, The Godfather movies are really a perfect movie trilogy.

And so on.

Boy when you decide to omit the second sentence of my post to make your point you can sure make me look like a jackass!

It's just a picture Nik.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Nik on September 10, 2011, 01:04:24 PM
Boy when you decide to omit the second sentence of my post to make your point you can sure make me look like a jackass!

People are still perfectly capable of reading your whole post. I just quote what I'm responding to.

It's just a picture Nik.

Yes. One I'm making fun of. Feel free to take a downer at any point.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on September 12, 2011, 07:49:35 AM
Garrioch on the Rookie Tournament -
http://www.ottawasun.com/2011/09/11/battle-has-begun-for-sens

Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Stronger Than All on September 12, 2011, 09:02:52 AM
The banner needs to depict the Sens losing to the Leafs in the playoffs somehow.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: ThatLeafsFan on September 13, 2011, 09:49:13 AM
"@ottawasenators: Rumor has it the Ottawa Senators lost 14 million dollars last season according to @fan590. It may be time to cut Eugene a break."

Hahaha
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on September 17, 2011, 07:27:41 AM
Ottawa's projected lineup Monday vs. the Laffs.

Petersson-Zibanejad-Prince
Puempel-Da Costa-Stone
Noesen-Grant-Cowick
Capurusso-Pageau-Culek

Cowen-Rundblad
Wiercioch-Gryba
Fransoo-Borowiecki

Lehner to start.

So they're basically just still playing the rookie team.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on September 17, 2011, 08:42:48 AM
No gameday threads yet?

Ottawa's projected lineup today vs. the Laffs.

Petersson-Zibanejad-Prince
Puempel-Da Costa-Stone
Noesen-Grant-Cowick
Capurusso-Pageau-Culek

Cowen-Rundblad
Wiercioch-Gryba
Fransoo-Borowiecki

Lehner to start.

So they're basically just still playing the rookie team.

Today? You mean Monday?
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on September 17, 2011, 08:52:29 AM
It's September, SP isn't in mid-season form yet.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on September 17, 2011, 08:57:33 AM
It's September, SP isn't in mid-season form yet.

Those hiccups are ruining his life.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on September 17, 2011, 09:18:13 AM
Geez, what a bizarre typo, right guys?
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on September 17, 2011, 09:53:06 AM
Geez, what a bizarre typo, right guys?

Hate it when that happens
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: CarltonTheBear on September 17, 2011, 01:18:40 PM
Geez, what a bizarre typo, right guys?

Hate it when that happens

The 'to' and 'mon' keys are like right next to each other.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on September 17, 2011, 02:14:55 PM
Geez, what a bizarre typo, right guys?

Hate it when that happens

The 'to' and 'mon' keys are like right next to each other.

Throw hiccups into the mix and its a perfect storm.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on September 17, 2011, 08:50:23 PM
http://www.icethetics.info/blog/2011/9/17/store-leaks-new-sens-leafs-jerseys.html
Quote
A reader wrote in today to tell us that the Buffalo Sabres' team store at the First Niagara Center (formerly HSBC Arena) is already selling Premier version of the OTTAWA SENATORS and TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS forthcoming jerseys.

(http://www.icethetics.info/storage/blog11/0917-ott-3rdleak.jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1316296252464)

(http://www.icethetics.info/storage/blog11/0917-tor-3rdleak.jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1316296360465)
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: CarltonTheBear on September 17, 2011, 11:48:36 PM
Not crazy about the lettering on our logo.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: bustaheims on September 18, 2011, 12:20:25 AM
Not crazy about the lettering on our logo.

I agree, but, it is pretty much spot on for was on the late 60s logo.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: hockeyfan1 on September 18, 2011, 02:00:26 AM
That Sens logo, the "O" in the middle, could very well stand for "0" improvement!   :o

Don't like it at all.  The Senator with the bold look was much better.  Also, the shoulder patches -- are those what look like police badges??  The Parliament buildings outline was far superior.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sarge on September 18, 2011, 09:47:28 AM
Not crazy about the lettering on our logo.

I agree, but, it is pretty much spot on for was on the late 60s logo.

I like it... but I liked the '60s look. Actually, apart from the second most recent "pajama" style uniforms that were missisng the striping, I've liked pretty much every Leaf jersey in out history (3rd or otherwise.) I even liked the 80s style ones quite a bit. 
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Mr. Leaf on September 18, 2011, 09:57:30 AM
Ugh!  I find those new Leaf jerseys butt-ugly!   :-\
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on September 18, 2011, 10:02:18 AM
I like it.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on September 18, 2011, 11:00:51 AM
Day 1 report - http://www.ottawasun.com/2011/09/17/day-1-goes-well-for-sens
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: caveman on September 19, 2011, 01:42:47 PM
That Sens logo, the "O" in the middle, could very well stand for "0" improvement!   :o

Don't like it at all.  The Senator with the bold look was much better.  Also, the shoulder patches -- are those what look like police badges??  The Parliament buildings outline was far superior.

they tried a crest showing real Canadian senators but nobody liked the picture of a rich old man sleeping on their jersey.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on September 19, 2011, 03:24:41 PM
Tonight's line combos:

    Filatov-Regin-Butler
    Michalek- Zibanejad-Stone
    Greening- Smith-Neil
    Hoffman-Konopka- Lessard

    Kuba-Karlsson
    Wiercoch-Conboy
    Cowen-Rundblad

    Auld / Lehner
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on September 19, 2011, 05:48:30 PM
Konopka, Lessard and Neil.   Too bad Carkner's hurt.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sarge on September 19, 2011, 05:50:39 PM
Konopka, Lessard and Neil.   Too bad Carkner's hurt.

Oh good.

(http://thebsreport.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/everlast-boxing-nevatear-professional-training-punching-bag.jpg?w=384&h=500)
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on September 19, 2011, 06:53:07 PM
Konopka, Lessard and Neil.   Too bad Carkner's hurt.

3 gentlemen
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on September 19, 2011, 11:49:05 PM
Konopka, Lessard and Neil.   Too bad Carkner's hurt.

3 gentlemen

Turns out Jared Cowen is the badass.   Who knew?

Won't get too excited though.   Remember a few years ago when Redden got in two fights in one preseason game against the Leafs, then went on to suck as bad as ever?
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on September 24, 2011, 08:18:10 AM
Rogers 22 = epic fail
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on September 26, 2011, 03:55:40 PM
Sens & Jets in NFLD for the Hockeyville game this aft....

    Greening-Zibanejad-Alfredsson
    Hoffman-Locke-Butler
    Dziurzynski-Smith-Neil
    Parrish-Grant-Cowick

    Cowen-Karlsson
    Phillips-Rundblad
    Gryba-Carkner

    Auld

Take that Newfies!
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on September 26, 2011, 04:36:02 PM
I'm loving Cowen
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: seahawk on September 26, 2011, 04:52:24 PM
Sens & Jets in NFLD for the Hockeyville game this aft....

    Greening

It's divided loyalty. I don't know a lot of Sens fans back home, but they will be for this 1 game. Greening playing in his home town. Also, the 1st HNIC game to be broadcast from Newfoundland, not the 1st NHL game as Bob Cole has been saying. There have been several exhibition games played at Mile One.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Kessel Run on September 26, 2011, 06:01:10 PM
Sens & Jets in NFLD for the Hockeyville game this aft....

    Greening

It's divided loyalty. I don't know a lot of Sens fans back home, but they will be for this 1 game. Greening playing in his home town. Also, the 1st HNIC game to be broadcast from Newfoundland, not the 1st NHL game as Bob Cole has been saying. There have been several exhibition games played at Mile One.

Yeah true, I can think of at least three off the top of my head.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: seahawk on September 26, 2011, 10:25:51 PM
Sens & Jets in NFLD for the Hockeyville game this aft....

    Greening

It's divided loyalty. I don't know a lot of Sens fans back home, but they will be for this 1 game. Greening playing in his home town. Also, the 1st HNIC game to be broadcast from Newfoundland, not the 1st NHL game as Bob Cole has been saying. There have been several exhibition games played at Mile One.

Yeah true, I can think of at least three off the top of my head.

I can think of a couple back when I sat in the Memorial Stadium and Mile One press boxes covering the Baby Leafs. I was excited to see the crowd today, but I so wanted to be there myself.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on September 27, 2011, 03:30:33 PM
Tonight's lineup:

    Greening-Spezza-Filatov
    Foligno-Regin-Condra
    Hoffman-Zibanejad-Butler
    Daugavins-Smith-Neil

    Gonchar-Borowiecki
    Cowen-Karlsson
    Rundblad-Lee

    Lehner <full 60>
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on September 27, 2011, 11:05:53 PM
I think Zack Smith is leading the Bochenski award race.   He's been tearing it up the past few games.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on September 28, 2011, 08:48:28 AM
Senschirp
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No update on Regin's injury but a couple people suggesting it could be long term. Saw it up close and it certainly didn't look good.

Hopefully it's not as bad as it looks, but I've read a number of people saying they got the impression it would be a lengthy recovery.   I believe it's the same shoulder that had him out for so long last year.   Tough luck for Regin, he's shown a lot of promise and really needed to rebound from last year.   He was basically going to get the second line centre spot by default and get a lot of time with scoring wingers.   I doubt it will be waiting for him when he gets back.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on September 28, 2011, 03:20:12 PM
Tough luck for Regin but good news for da Costa & MZ
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on September 29, 2011, 05:57:23 PM
Preseason finale tonight against the Bs:

    Greening-Spezza-Filatov
    Michalek-Zibanejad-Alfredsson
    Foligno-Smith-Butler
    Condra-Konopka-Neil

(http://www.senschirp.ca/images/Aagw6RECEAAEHY3.jpg)
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on September 30, 2011, 04:43:19 AM
Gutsy pre-season win against the Bs.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on September 30, 2011, 05:43:35 AM
Sounds like Regin will be ready to go for the opener, and Zibanejad and Cowen have made the team.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: AvroArrow on September 30, 2011, 08:47:02 AM
Sounds like Regin will be ready to go for the opener, and Zibanejad and Cowen have made the team.

That Zibanejad kid seems like a keeper.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on September 30, 2011, 12:46:02 PM
Sounds like Regin will be ready to go for the opener, and Zibanejad and Cowen have made the team.

That Zibanejad kid seems like a keeper.

He's starting to win me over.   I'm still a little pissed that he's not Landeskog.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on September 30, 2011, 08:14:36 PM
Sounds like Regin will be ready to go for the opener, and Zibanejad and Cowen have made the team.

That Zibanejad kid seems like a keeper.

He's starting to win me over.   I'm still a little pissed that he's not Landeskog.

He's big already and he's still a kid. Great job by the scouts / Murray on this one not many people here knew anything about him or of him and the media didn't pay any particular attention to him...there was a bit of landeskogitis going around here for a while though

Cowen - it pleases me to no end how we "lost out" and got this kid instead. <assist - hockey Gods>
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on October 01, 2011, 08:32:13 AM
Sounds like Regin will be ready to go for the opener, and Zibanejad and Cowen have made the team.

That Zibanejad kid seems like a keeper.

He's starting to win me over.   I'm still a little pissed that he's not Landeskog.

He's big already and he's still a kid. Great job by the scouts / Murray on this one not many people here knew anything about him or of him and the media didn't pay any particular attention to him...there was a bit of landeskogitis going around here for a while though

Most mock drafts had him around 10 no?  Not that huge of a leap.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on October 01, 2011, 08:35:15 AM
Sounds like Regin will be ready to go for the opener, and Zibanejad and Cowen have made the team.

That Zibanejad kid seems like a keeper.

He's starting to win me over.   I'm still a little pissed that he's not Landeskog.

He's big already and he's still a kid. Great job by the scouts / Murray on this one not many people here knew anything about him or of him and the media didn't pay any particular attention to him...there was a bit of landeskogitis going around here for a while though

Most mock drafts had him around 10 no?  Not that huge of a leap.

11th-12th yeah, not that much of a leap no but he still flew under the radar.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: bustaheims on October 01, 2011, 11:26:45 AM
11th-12th yeah, not that much of a leap no but he still flew under the radar.

Many had him in the top 10 in their final pre-draft rankings. For instance, mynhldraft.com had him going 8th. By the time the draft rolled around, he was all but a consensus top 10 pick.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on October 01, 2011, 11:32:53 AM
A Zetterberg-esque pick?
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on October 01, 2011, 11:48:19 AM
For me, it wasn't so much the rankings as it was that during the months leading up to the draft, there was a handful of high end guys that were considered a step above the rest.   Nugent-Hopkins, Landeskog, Huberdeau, Larsson, Couturier, Strome and Murphy have all had that high end, potential franchise player label slapped on them at times, and Zibanejad was always considered outside that elite group.

Obviously, players were drafted where they were for a reason, but after the year we had, I really wanted to swing for the fences.   I like Zibanejad, but I still don't see the big offensive potential some of the others have, and point production up front is something we're still really hurting for in the prospect department.

There's a handful of guys that may be able to put up points in a supporting role, but there's no one we can pencil in as a cornerstone of the top line in the next few years.

Damn you, Craig Anderson.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on October 01, 2011, 11:49:26 AM
11th-12th yeah, not that much of a leap no but he still flew under the radar.

Many had him in the top 10 in their final pre-draft rankings. For instance, mynhldraft.com had him going 8th. By the time the draft rolled around, he was all but a consensus top 10 pick.

I know! I'm not disputing that. I'm talking about how he flew under the radar of the media here in Ottawa.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on October 01, 2011, 11:51:25 AM
11th-12th yeah, not that much of a leap no but he still flew under the radar.

Many had him in the top 10 in their final pre-draft rankings. For instance, mynhldraft.com had him going 8th. By the time the draft rolled around, he was all but a consensus top 10 pick.

I know! I'm not disputing that. I'm talking about how he flew under the radar of the media here in Ottawa.

The jig is up.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on October 01, 2011, 11:53:44 AM
For me, it wasn't so much the rankings as it was that during the months leading up to the draft, there was a handful of high end guys that were considered a step above the rest.   Nugent-Hopkins, Landeskog, Huberdeau, Larsson, Couturier, Strome and Murphy have all had that high end, potential franchise player label slapped on them at times, and Zibanejad was always considered outside that elite group.

Obviously, players were drafted where they were for a reason, but after the year we had, I really wanted to swing for the fences.   I like Zibanejad, but I still don't see the big offensive potential some of the others have, and point production up front is something we're still really hurting for in the prospect department.

There's a handful of guys that may be able to put up points in a supporting role, but there's no one we can pencil in as a cornerstone of the top line in the next few years.

Damn you, Craig Anderson.

If Anderson plays like he did against the Bruins the other night every night he'll win the Norris <but lose the Vezina to Reimer>
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on October 01, 2011, 11:54:37 AM
11th-12th yeah, not that much of a leap no but he still flew under the radar.

Many had him in the top 10 in their final pre-draft rankings. For instance, mynhldraft.com had him going 8th. By the time the draft rolled around, he was all but a consensus top 10 pick.

I know! I'm not disputing that. I'm talking about how he flew under the radar of the media here in Ottawa.

The jig is up.

Leave me alone!
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on October 01, 2011, 09:36:46 PM
Heritage Jersey officially unveiled -

Quote
Design elements

The O logo on the front of the jersey and on the uniform pants pays homage to the O that was often emblazoned on the uniforms worn by the early Senators teams prior to leaving Ottawa in 1934.

Following championship seasons during the early days of the NHL, clubs would often adorn its sweater with a special crest to commemorate the achievement. The Senators' shoulder patch is designed with inspiration from the "World Champs 1926-1927" crest that was worn following the Senators' Stanley Cup win in 1927. The patches appear on both shoulders but the original 1927 text has been replaced with Ottawa Senators Senateurs d'Ottawa to acknowledge the team's bilingual fan base in the region.

The uniform features the club's official colours of black red and white, with the heritage jersey using an antique white that reflects uniforms of the past.

Fan involvement in design of the uniform concept

Prior to the 2007-08 season, the Senators unveiled home and road jerseys with a shoulder patch that featured the distinctive O logo used by the early Ottawa teams. Inspired by this history, Jacob Barrette, a Gatineau-based graphic designer and Sens fan, designed a jersey rooted in Senators history. Barrette posted this image of the jersey online to solicit feedback from fellow fans, with the results being overwhelmingly positive.

In 2009, Senators vice-president of marketing Jeff Kyle, aware of the fan reaction to Barrette's design, commissioned Barrette to help create the concept for the uniform. Barrette, along with the Senators and local hockey historian Paul Kitchen, conducted extensive research at Library and Archives Canada and the City of Ottawa to ensure the historical accuracy of the uniform's heritage elements. Barrette then presented design concepts to the Senators and Kitchen. After a number of revisions, they worked with Reebok to adapt the design to fit the Edge jersey, resulting in the uniform that was unveiled earlier today.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Chev-boyar-sky on October 01, 2011, 09:58:32 PM
For me, it wasn't so much the rankings as it was that during the months leading up to the draft, there was a handful of high end guys that were considered a step above the rest.   Nugent-Hopkins, Landeskog, Huberdeau, Larsson, Couturier, Strome and Murphy have all had that high end, potential franchise player label slapped on them at times, and Zibanejad was always considered outside that elite group.

Obviously, players were drafted where they were for a reason, but after the year we had, I really wanted to swing for the fences.   I like Zibanejad, but I still don't see the big offensive potential some of the others have, and point production up front is something we're still really hurting for in the prospect department.

There's a handful of guys that may be able to put up points in a supporting role, but there's no one we can pencil in as a cornerstone of the top line in the next few years.

Damn you, Craig Anderson.

If you're lucky he'll make it up to you this year.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on October 01, 2011, 10:28:20 PM
Cowen, Rundblad, Zibanejad, & da Costa all survived final cuts.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on October 02, 2011, 08:54:32 AM

Mika survives as Sens chop roster
Bruce Garrioch


Mika Zibanejad can unpack his bags.

 At least until a couple of injured players return, the 18-year-old rookie sensation will get a chance to prove he belongs in Ottawa.

After cuts were announced on Saturday, Zibanejad made the Senators roster along with rookies Stephane Da Costa, Jared Cowen and David Rundblad. Five players — Robin Lehner, Mark Borowiecki, Patrick Wiercioch, Kaspars Daugavins and Mike Hoffman — were sent to Binghamton.

After a strong performance by the top draft pick in June, Zibanejad will make his debut in the Senators’ season opener Friday in Detroit and there’s a good chance he’ll start on a line with captain Daniel Alfredsson....MORE


(http://storage.canoe.ca/v1/dynamic_resize/sws_path/suns-prod-images/1317208766889_ORIGINAL.jpg?quality=80&size=420x) (http://www.ottawasun.com/2011/10/01/mika-survives-as-sens-chop-roster)



Spezza gets an 'A'
Bruce Garrioch


The ‘A’ on Jason Spezza’s jersey is there to stay.

While he wore the letter after Bryan Murray’s selloff last spring, this time it’s here to stay — coach Paul MacLean has named the 28-year-old Spezza an alternate captain...MORE


(http://storage.canoe.ca/v1/dynamic_resize/sws_path/suns-prod-images/1317208709113_ORIGINAL.jpg?quality=80&size=420x) (http://www.ottawasun.com/2011/10/01/spezzas-a-ok-with-sens)
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on October 02, 2011, 05:02:23 PM
    25 Man Roster:

    Daniel Alfredsson
    Bobby Butler
    Erik Condra
    Stephane Da Costa
    Nikita Filatov
    Nick Foligno
    Colin Greening
    Zenon Konopka
    Milan Michalek
    Chris Neil
    Peter Regin
    Zack Smith
    Jason Spezza
    Jesse Winchester
    Mika Zibanejad

    Matt Carkner
    Jared Cowen
    Sergei Gonchar
    Erik Karlsson
    Filip Kuba
    Brian Lee
    Chris Phillips
    David Rundblad

    Craig Anderson
    Alex Auld
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on October 03, 2011, 03:56:22 PM
Carkner out 1 momth + after knee surgery today.
http://tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=377330
Enter Rundblad.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on October 03, 2011, 04:01:28 PM
per SC (http://www.senschirp.ca/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=439:tough-october-lays-ahead&Itemid=13)..
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on October 03, 2011, 05:16:11 PM
(http://www.hockeysfuture.com/hf_v2/img/user_uploaded_img/Image/r_lehner2.JPG)
Binghamton Senators 2011-12 Season Preview
Written by: John Henkelman on 10/03/2011


What do they do for a repeat? The Binghamton Senators won the Calder Cup after an incredible playoff run that saw the seventh seed in the AHL's Eastern Conference turn a 42-30-3-5 regular season into the league championship. Senators also collected a considerable amount of the AHL individual hardware with Corey Locke taking home the Les Cunningham Award as league MVP, winning the John B. Sollenberger Trophy as the AHL leading scorer, and being named to the First All-Star Team. Rookie goaltender Robin Lehner captured the Jack A. Butterfield as playoff MVP, unsung Cody Bass received the Yanick Dupre Memorial Award for man of the year for service to his local community and wily veteran defenseman Andre Benoit was named to the Second All-Star Team.

The baby Sens will have many new faces this season to blend in with their returning players under the tutelage of second-year coach Kurt Kleinendorst. Among the departed are Bobby Butler, Erik Condra, Zack Smith, and Colin Greening who all turned their success from last season into one-way contracts and positions on the Ottawa roster. Key contributors Ryan Potulny, captain Ryan Kellar, and alternate captains Cody Bass and Derek Smith signed on with other NHL organizations. Others veterans who made significant contributions such as Andre Benoit, Roman Wick, Geoff Kinrade and Barry Brust have gone overseas for new opportunities this season.

Corey Locke, Jim O'Brien, and Robin Lehner will be looked upon to provide the leadership on the ice with other players expected to emerge and share the responsibilities. The baby Sens will have considerable skill, size, and talent so there is every reason to expect a return trip to the AHL playoffs and an opportunity to defend their league title....MORE (http://www.hockeysfuture.com/articles/13264/binghamton_senators201112_season_preview/)

Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on October 04, 2011, 05:05:08 AM
http://www.whl.ca/stats/show
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on October 05, 2011, 07:19:53 PM
'Old' Alfredsson keepin' up with the kids (http://www.ottawasun.com/2011/10/04/old-alfie-keepin-up-with-the-kids)

Lots of talk about this possibly being Alfie's last year.  Say it ain't so Alfie!
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on October 05, 2011, 07:33:07 PM
Sens' Konopka fights back
LONDON, ONT.  -
Senators pugilist Zenon Konopka delivered a roundhouse blow Tuesday to those predicting a sad-sack season in the nation’s capital.

The off-season, free-agent signing told the Sun that he doesn’t like people “trashing our team” and he believes the Senators will compete for a playoff spot.

“I thought we could compete when I signed the deal,” said Konopka. “After coming in here and meeting with everybody, I know we can compete. Sometimes things happen with injuries and stuff, but I know we can compete.”...MORE
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Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: L K on October 05, 2011, 08:15:18 PM
Sens' Konopka fights back
LONDON, ONT.  -
Senators pugilist Zenon Konopka delivered a roundhouse blow Tuesday to those predicting a sad-sack season in the nation’s capital.

The off-season, free-agent signing told the Sun that he doesn’t like people “trashing our team” and he believes the Senators will compete for a playoff spot.

“I thought we could compete when I signed the deal,” said Konopka. “After coming in here and meeting with everybody, I know we can compete. Sometimes things happen with injuries and stuff, but I know we can compete.”...MORE
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Anyone know what Ottawa was in London last night...I ate dinner at the same restaurant as the entire team was pretty much there.  Left them alone though.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on October 06, 2011, 07:49:14 PM
Sens' Konopka fights back
LONDON, ONT.  -
Senators pugilist Zenon Konopka delivered a roundhouse blow Tuesday to those predicting a sad-sack season in the nation’s capital.

The off-season, free-agent signing told the Sun that he doesn’t like people “trashing our team” and he believes the Senators will compete for a playoff spot.

“I thought we could compete when I signed the deal,” said Konopka. “After coming in here and meeting with everybody, I know we can compete. Sometimes things happen with injuries and stuff, but I know we can compete.”...MORE
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Anyone know what Ottawa was in London last night...I ate dinner at the same restaurant as the entire team was pretty much there.  Left them alone though.

Team Bonding en route to Detroit for tomorrows game. Held a couple of practices there.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: princedpw on October 07, 2011, 12:40:37 AM
per SC (http://www.senschirp.ca/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=439:tough-october-lays-ahead&Itemid=13)..
  • Sens skated this morning and Rundblad looked to be the odd man out on Defence. Pairings included Phillips-Lee, Kuba-Karlsson and Cowen-Gonchar.
  • Forward combinations were as follows, Michalek-Spezza-Filatov, Greening-Zibanejad-Alfredsson, Foligno-Smith-Neil, Condra-Konopka-Butler.  Da Costa skated as the 13th forward.
  • Peter Regin, Jesse Winchester and Matt Carkner were all absent at the skate this morning.

Given that alfredsson is aging those forwards look pretty bad -- as bad even as the leafs group tonight.  How would you compare the teams?
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on October 07, 2011, 01:13:59 AM
The Leafs suck.

So do the Sens, right now, but I'm looking forward to this season.   Filatov, Da Costa, Greening, Butler, Zibanejad, Smith and Condra have all shown promise, and I'm excited about what they could develop into.   I'm not booking my playoff tickets, though.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on October 07, 2011, 08:53:38 AM
Ottawa, Binghamton and St. John's all kick off their seasons tonight.   I love hockey.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on October 07, 2011, 11:45:42 AM
Line combos tonight per SC (http://www.senschirp.ca/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=444:game-day-sens-in-detroit&Itemid=13) per BG...

    Michalek-Spezza-Filatov
    Greening-Zibanejad-Alfredsson
    Foligno-Smith-Neil
    Condra-Da Costa-Butler

    Phillips-Karlsson
    Cowen-Gonchar
    Kuba-Rundblad

    Anderson

Lee and Konopka are the odd men out...
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on October 07, 2011, 11:46:33 AM
per SC (http://www.senschirp.ca/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=439:tough-october-lays-ahead&Itemid=13)..
  • Sens skated this morning and Rundblad looked to be the odd man out on Defence. Pairings included Phillips-Lee, Kuba-Karlsson and Cowen-Gonchar.
  • Forward combinations were as follows, Michalek-Spezza-Filatov, Greening-Zibanejad-Alfredsson, Foligno-Smith-Neil, Condra-Konopka-Butler.  Da Costa skated as the 13th forward.
  • Peter Regin, Jesse Winchester and Matt Carkner were all absent at the skate this morning.

Given that alfredsson is aging those forwards look pretty bad -- as bad even as the leafs group tonight.  How would you compare the teams?

One team is rebuilding the other thinks its done rebuilding.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: bustaheims on October 07, 2011, 12:00:01 PM
One team is rebuilding the other thinks its done rebuilding.

Almost done rebuilding. Almost.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Newbury on October 07, 2011, 12:15:32 PM
Ottawa, Binghamton and St. John's all kick off their seasons tonight.   I love hockey.

Are you going to the St. John's game? I'm curious as to what/if they do any kind of Baby Leafs ceremony.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on October 07, 2011, 07:13:15 PM
Here we go...
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on October 07, 2011, 07:19:17 PM
Ottawa, Binghamton and St. John's all kick off their seasons tonight.   I love hockey.

Are you going to the St. John's game? I'm curious as to what/if they do any kind of Baby Leafs ceremony.

Nope, it's in Providence.   Single game tickets go on sale tomorrow, so I'm gonna buy a couple to the Binghamton games in February.   Then I'll see how it goes.   Don't really know the AHL well enough yet to know who I want to see.

Anderson looking good so far.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on October 07, 2011, 08:31:46 PM
Defense seems to be an area that may need some improvement.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on October 07, 2011, 08:56:18 PM
Jason York!?  Boo!
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: moon111 on October 07, 2011, 09:19:16 PM
Alfredson -3 so far.  ::)
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on October 07, 2011, 09:42:16 PM
5-3 loss to Detroit.   Bit of a bummer, but did anyone expect Ottawa to win.

- Good first and third, but the second was a train wreck.
- The Michalek - Spezza - Filatov line looks to be working.   2G for Michalek, 2A for Spezza, 1A for Filatov.
- Zibanejad got his first NHL point, assisting on the third goal.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Brian Glennie on October 07, 2011, 10:25:21 PM
The Leafs suck.

So do the Sens, right now, but I'm looking forward to this season.   Filatov, Da Costa, Greening, Butler, Zibanejad, Smith and Condra have all shown promise, and I'm excited about what they could develop into.   I'm not booking my playoff tickets, though.

Ottawa has three big problems, as I see it. The Canadian dollar is going to start declining in value, the team's ticket sales are going to crater because they're clearly re-building, and Murray is, well, greasy. Listen, Quebec City is building an NHL arena and I bet its because they're getting Melnyk's franchise.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on October 08, 2011, 08:09:26 AM
The Leafs suck.

So do the Sens, right now, but I'm looking forward to this season.   Filatov, Da Costa, Greening, Butler, Zibanejad, Smith and Condra have all shown promise, and I'm excited about what they could develop into.   I'm not booking my playoff tickets, though.

Ottawa has three big problems, as I see it. The Canadian dollar is going to start declining in value, the team's ticket sales are going to crater because they're clearly re-building, and Murray is, well, greasy. Listen, Quebec City is building an NHL arena and I bet its because they're getting Melnyk's franchise.

You realize how little sense that makes right?
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on October 08, 2011, 08:18:19 AM
Leaf hater Konopka ready to rumble

DETROIT -
Zenon Konopka and his knuckles will be ready for Saturday’s Round 1 of the Battle of Ontario.

The Senators centre tried to convince coach Paul MacLean he was ready to suit up for Friday night’s season opener in Detroit, but even being a healthy scratch didn’t dampen Konopka’s enthusiasm about facing the Leafs.

With Konopka troubled by a back issue that hampered his training camp, MacLean decided it wasn’t a good idea to put the centre into back-to-back games.

Konopka could have a sparring opponent Saturday — the Leafs will have Colton Orr in the lineup.

“We’ve talked about what I bring to the game and it’s going to be front and centre (Saturday) night,” said Konopka.

“I hated Toronto before I got to Ottawa. It helps that everybody in Ottawa hates Toronto as well....MORE
(http://www.ottawasun.com/2011/10/07/leaf-hater-konopka-ready-to-rumble)
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on October 08, 2011, 08:18:49 AM
GAME DAY: Senators at Leafs (http://www.ottawasun.com/2011/10/07/game-day-senators-at-leafs)
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Chev-boyar-sky on October 08, 2011, 08:26:05 AM
Leaf hater Konopka ready to rumble

DETROIT -
Zenon Konopka and his knuckles will be ready for Saturday’s Round 1 of the Battle of Ontario.

The Senators centre tried to convince coach Paul MacLean he was ready to suit up for Friday night’s season opener in Detroit, but even being a healthy scratch didn’t dampen Konopka’s enthusiasm about facing the Leafs.

With Konopka troubled by a back issue that hampered his training camp, MacLean decided it wasn’t a good idea to put the centre into back-to-back games.

Konopka could have a sparring opponent Saturday — the Leafs will have Colton Orr in the lineup.

“We’ve talked about what I bring to the game and it’s going to be front and centre (Saturday) night,” said Konopka.

“I hated Toronto before I got to Ottawa. It helps that everybody in Ottawa hates Toronto as well....MORE
(http://www.ottawasun.com/2011/10/07/leaf-hater-konopka-ready-to-rumble)

Too bad he can't play defense or goal.  :o
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Kessel Run on October 08, 2011, 10:24:56 AM
Ottawa, Binghamton and St. John's all kick off their seasons tonight.   I love hockey.

Are you going to the St. John's game? I'm curious as to what/if they do any kind of Baby Leafs ceremony.

Nope, it's in Providence.   Single game tickets go on sale tomorrow, so I'm gonna buy a couple to the Binghamton games in February.   Then I'll see how it goes.   Don't really know the AHL well enough yet to know who I want to see.

Anderson looking good so far.

You want tickets to see the Connecticut Whale and Redden, I know it.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: moon111 on October 08, 2011, 11:44:02 AM
DownGoesBrown Down Goes Brown   
The Red Wings first goal tonight is a must-see. I honestly think Sergei Gonchar may have announced his retirement mid-play.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: moon111 on October 08, 2011, 12:13:02 PM
Steve_Dangle Steve Dangle Glynn   
Sergei Gonchar's effort on Detroit's first goal last night would have got him benched in the ECHL. Yikes
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on October 08, 2011, 03:28:44 PM
The Butler out - Zonopka in
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Brian Glennie on October 09, 2011, 01:43:33 AM
The Leafs suck.

So do the Sens, right now, but I'm looking forward to this season.   Filatov, Da Costa, Greening, Butler, Zibanejad, Smith and Condra have all shown promise, and I'm excited about what they could develop into.   I'm not booking my playoff tickets, though.

Ottawa has three big problems, as I see it. The Canadian dollar is going to start declining in value, the team's ticket sales are going to crater because they're clearly re-building, and Murray is, well, greasy. Listen, Quebec City is building an NHL arena and I bet its because they're getting Melnyk's franchise.

You realize how little sense that makes right?

Sense? You've written some posts that I've enjoyed, SP, but may I remind you that you're a big time Sens fan posting about a thousand times a year on a Leaf's fan site. Please tell me where I let you down in my post above.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on October 09, 2011, 08:31:58 AM
The Leafs suck.

So do the Sens, right now, but I'm looking forward to this season.   Filatov, Da Costa, Greening, Butler, Zibanejad, Smith and Condra have all shown promise, and I'm excited about what they could develop into.   I'm not booking my playoff tickets, though.

Ottawa has three big problems, as I see it. The Canadian dollar is going to start declining in value, the team's ticket sales are going to crater because they're clearly re-building, and Murray is, well, greasy. Listen, Quebec City is building an NHL arena and I bet its because they're getting Melnyk's franchise.

You realize how little sense that makes right?

Sense? You've written some posts that I've enjoyed, SP, but may I remind you that you're a big time Sens fan posting about a thousand times a year on a Leaf's fan site. Please tell me where I let you down in my post above.

The declining CDN dollar will make Melnyk move Ottawa to another CDN city...and speaking of posting a thousand times a year...ANY WORD ON OUR POSTS STATS YET?!?!!!
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on October 09, 2011, 09:03:57 AM
Please tell me where I let you down

You're confusing me with Madferret.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: cw on October 10, 2011, 07:42:20 PM
Senators' Filatov Facing Demotion
http://www.local10.com/sports/29444028/detail.html

That didn't take long
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on October 11, 2011, 12:36:56 AM
Senators' Filatov Facing Demotion
http://www.local10.com/sports/29444028/detail.html

That didn't take long

Spent game one on a scoring line, recorded an assist.

Spent game two on the 4th line, did nothing.

Will be spending game three in the pressbox.

Don't like this decision.   The Sens aren't contending, with our without Filatov, we're going to lose a ton of games.   Now is the time to give the younger players some extra rope.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on October 11, 2011, 04:17:41 PM
No Butler, Filatov, or Lee tonight...Anderson starts.

    Greening-Spezza-Zibanejad
    Michalek-Da Costa-Alfredsson
    Foligno-Regin-Neil
    Smith-Konopka-Condra

    Cowen-Gonchar
    Kuba-Karlsson
    Phillips-Rundblad

I'm going to this one!
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on October 11, 2011, 04:32:23 PM
'Great bunch of guys' back together once again
Ride wasn't always easy, but '92-93 Sens teammates made it easier for Boschman
By Rob Brodie  - OttawaSenators.com

Sometimes, the company you keep can truly the make a rough road seem a little less difficult to bear.

So it was for original Ottawa Senators captain Laurie Boschman, who'll frankly tell you the franchise's first season was anything but a joy ride. But the team he spent it with ... that he looks back upon with a much greater sense of fondness....MORE (http://senators.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=595406&navid=DL|OTT|home)


(http://3.cdn.nhle.com/senators/images/upload/2011/10/111006_boschman.jpg) (http://senators.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=595406&navid=DL|OTT|home)
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Chev-boyar-sky on October 11, 2011, 04:37:44 PM
No Butler, Filatov, or Lee tonight...Anderson starts.

    Greening-Spezza-Zibanejad
    Michalek-Da Costa-Alfredsson
    Foligno-Regin-Neil
    Smith-Konopka-Condra

    Cowen-Gonchar
    Kuba-Karlsson
    Phillips-Rundblad

I'm going to this one!

I hope for your sake, and your sake only, that Ottawa manages to turn down the suck.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on October 11, 2011, 04:40:10 PM
No Butler, Filatov, or Lee tonight...Anderson starts.

    Greening-Spezza-Zibanejad
    Michalek-Da Costa-Alfredsson
    Foligno-Regin-Neil
    Smith-Konopka-Condra

    Cowen-Gonchar
    Kuba-Karlsson
    Phillips-Rundblad

I'm going to this one!

I hope for your sake, and your sake only, that Ottawa manages to turn down the suck.

Thanks?
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on October 11, 2011, 11:16:46 PM
0 first period goals.
1 second period goal.
10 third period goals.
3 for 3 in the shootout.

Someone tell MacLean that he should give his second intermission speech before the game starts.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on October 12, 2011, 04:02:12 PM
Great job by the organization in recognizing / honoring players of the '92 Sens.

Another dodgy 1st but no collapse in the 2nd. 3 for 3 in terms of entertainment value though - great game.
The Alfie / Da Costa / Michalek line & the Neil / Foligno / Regin line were lights out. This Da Costa kid looks like a gem.

Somewhat related - Heatley sure has lost a step.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Nik on October 12, 2011, 04:03:59 PM
3 for 3 in terms of entertainment value though

Moral victories for all!
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on October 12, 2011, 04:06:36 PM
3 for 3 in terms of entertainment value though

Moral victories for all!

Pathetic eh! What else do I have?
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on October 12, 2011, 04:11:56 PM
You know I'm going through a rebuild Nik.
 
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on October 12, 2011, 04:13:58 PM
For once in your life can you be sensitive to my needs?
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on October 12, 2011, 08:43:10 PM
Since you guys watched the game, does Minnesota have an enforcer?  I couldn't really tell looking through their lineup.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: CarltonTheBear on October 12, 2011, 08:50:16 PM
Since you guys watched the game, does Minnesota have an enforcer?  I couldn't really tell looking through their lineup.

They have Matt Kassian, who fought Konopka in that game. But he's an AHL-level enforcer, so I'd say the theory still stands.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on October 12, 2011, 11:12:45 PM
Since you guys watched the game, does Minnesota have an enforcer?  I couldn't really tell looking through their lineup.

They have Matt Kassian, who fought Konopka in that game. But he's an AHL-level enforcer, so I'd say the theory still stands.

Define "fought".   I thought Konopka was a fighter, but he seems to be more like another Neil.   Willing to scrap a lot, but is a master at tying, rather than winning fights.

The real heavyweights will still be squaring up with Carkner.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on October 13, 2011, 04:27:31 PM
What a bizarre start for Filatov.

1st game: Top line
2nd game: 4th line
3rd game: Healthy scratch
4th game: AHL

Dude got sent to the minors today.   I figure over the next week he will sign in Russia, then retire, than die.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sarge on October 13, 2011, 04:39:41 PM
What a bizarre start for Filatov.

1st game: Top line
2nd game: 4th line
3rd game: Healthy scratch
4th game: AHL

Dude got sent to the minors today.   I figure over the next week he will sign in Russia, then retire, than die.

  :) Too funny.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: CarltonTheBear on October 13, 2011, 04:43:09 PM
Any word on off-ice/practice issues he's been having? There's gotta be more to this. How do you give up a 3rd for the guy, apparently promise him top-6/PP time, give him that chance for one game, and then basically pull the plug on the experiment completely?
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Newbury on October 13, 2011, 04:50:34 PM
What a bizarre start for Filatov.

1st game: Top line
2nd game: 4th line
3rd game: Healthy scratch
4th game: AHL

Dude got sent to the minors today.   I figure over the next week he will sign in Russia, then retire, than die.

He looked dangerous in the pre-season. Like CTB said, I gotta think there's more to it. You're a franchise going through a rebuild and this kid has talent and potential, enough so that you can easily warrant playing him on one of the top two lines for an extended period of time. He's had his time in the AHL and it's now time for him to prove what he can do in the NHL. Certainly some other issues.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: cw on October 13, 2011, 10:07:54 PM
Konopka has message for lugheaded Leafs
http://www.torontosun.com/2011/10/12/konopka-has-message-for-lugheaded-leafs
Zenon Konopka doesn’t understand what the Toronto Maple Leafs don’t understand.

 After Wednesday’s practice, Konopka was still shaking his head at comments from Leafs coach Ron Wilson and captain Dion Phaneuf, who wondered why Phaneuf would have to defend himself for his big, clean open-ice hit on diminuitive Senators centre Stephane Da Costa Saturday night.

After the bodycheck, Phaneuf was pursued by an angry Nick Foligno and later would have had to deal with Chris Neil had Luke Schenn not stepped in the way.

“(Phaneuf) doesn’t get it? He doesn’t get it? He doesn’t have to get it,” said Konopka, who has had two fights in two games as a Senator.

“He just has to know that if he makes a hit like that, he’s going to have to answer the bell. I don’t care if he gets it.”

Hey Sens fans, give this deadhead a hug next time you go to the game!  :D
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: bustaheims on October 13, 2011, 10:16:11 PM
So, Anderson's doing a great job of earning that spiffy new contract Murray gave him a few games after acquiring him, ain't he?
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on October 13, 2011, 10:22:40 PM
Konopka has message for lugheaded Leafs
http://www.torontosun.com/2011/10/12/konopka-has-message-for-lugheaded-leafs
Zenon Konopka doesn’t understand what the Toronto Maple Leafs don’t understand.

 After Wednesday’s practice, Konopka was still shaking his head at comments from Leafs coach Ron Wilson and captain Dion Phaneuf, who wondered why Phaneuf would have to defend himself for his big, clean open-ice hit on diminuitive Senators centre Stephane Da Costa Saturday night.

After the bodycheck, Phaneuf was pursued by an angry Nick Foligno and later would have had to deal with Chris Neil had Luke Schenn not stepped in the way.

“(Phaneuf) doesn’t get it? He doesn’t get it? He doesn’t have to get it,” said Konopka, who has had two fights in two games as a Senator.

“He just has to know that if he makes a hit like that, he’s going to have to answer the bell. I don’t care if he gets it.”

Hey Sens fans, give this deadhead a hug next time you go to the game!  :D

That guy is such a tool.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Crake on October 13, 2011, 10:39:19 PM
Konopka has message for lugheaded Leafs
http://www.torontosun.com/2011/10/12/konopka-has-message-for-lugheaded-leafs

“He just has to know that if he makes a hit like that, he’s going to have to answer the bell. I don’t care if he gets it.”

Hey Sens fans, give this deadhead a hug next time you go to the game!  :D

That guy is such a tool.

A good hockey play means you have to fight afterward? I guess guys better prepare themselves after they score a goal then too.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: CarltonTheBear on October 13, 2011, 10:52:08 PM
That guy is such a tool.

Someone said he'd be great in the WWE. I don't remember if it was here or on twitter, but I think they're on to something.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on October 13, 2011, 11:07:32 PM
He's right.   I don't understand why fans are so mystified and outraged when someone challenges an opponent after a hard, but clean, hit.

You know it's clean because you're watching on an HDTV from home with instant replay, slow motion and PVR.   The players on the ice get to see it once, at full speed, with their attention on more than just the puck carrier, and their sight lines often obstructed by other players.   They often just hear the crowd roar, and see a teammate lying prone on the ice with an opponent skating away.

And regardless, these players are there to win games and earn paycheques, not be classy and make friends.   A teammate getting devastated by a hit, clean or not, is not good for your team.   Momentum goes to the opposition, and you've got a player hurting.   There are a couple ways to nullify that, the biggest being scoring a goal or beating the crap out of someone.   Fighting is easier than scoring.

Then look at the players doing it.   Nick Foligno and Chris Neil are roleplayers who aren't scoring.    They need to do something to help their team, or they'll be in the doghouse.

You may not like it, but fighting after a hit happens for a reason.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on October 13, 2011, 11:39:43 PM
With reference to Filatov, his and Butler's benchings reportedly have more to do with attitude/work ethic than play.   MacLean was doing that to send a message, not because they suck.   I guess Butler got the message and Filatov didn't.

So this Nail Yakupov guy.   Think he'll make the Sens out of camp next year?
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on October 13, 2011, 11:44:18 PM
He's right.   I don't understand why fans are so mystified and outraged when someone challenges an opponent after a hard, but clean, hit.

You know it's clean because you're watching on an HDTV from home with instant replay, slow motion and PVR.   The players on the ice get to see it once, at full speed, with their attention on more than just the puck carrier, and their sight lines often obstructed by other players.   They often just hear the crowd roar, and see a teammate lying prone on the ice with an opponent skating away.

And regardless, these players are there to win games and earn paycheques, not be classy and make friends.   A teammate getting devastated by a hit, clean or not, is not good for your team.   Momentum goes to the opposition, and you've got a player hurting.   There are a couple ways to nullify that, the biggest being scoring a goal or beating the crap out of someone.   Fighting is easier than scoring.

Then look at the players doing it.   Nick Foligno and Chris Neil are roleplayers who aren't scoring.    They need to do something to help their team, or they'll be in the doghouse.

You may not like it, but fighting after a hit happens for a reason.

Fighting is something that happens between two consenting players.  If you have done something within the rules of the game and don't want to fight (say if there was an instance where a fighter came after a guy not known as a fighter), I don't see why that player would be expected to 'answer the bell'.

If you don't like the hit, throw a hit of your own, but don't talk about players not 'getting it' because you think you need to fight to prove something.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on October 14, 2011, 12:00:31 AM
You don't have to like it, but it happens for a reason.   I didn't see the comments made by Phaneuf/Wilson, but if they're acting confused about the whole affair, they're intentionally playing dumb.   It's gamesmanship.

They can whine about it, but every team does it.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: ModanoMan on October 14, 2011, 01:08:41 AM
What a bizarre start for Filatov.

1st game: Top line
2nd game: 4th line
3rd game: Healthy scratch
4th game: AHL

Dude got sent to the minors today.   I figure over the next week he will sign in Russia, then retire, than die.

Serious question: Do either of those Murray boys know what they are doing?  I'll give Tim the benefit of the doubt but I seriously believe Brian is useless.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on October 14, 2011, 01:12:25 AM
What a bizarre start for Filatov.

1st game: Top line
2nd game: 4th line
3rd game: Healthy scratch
4th game: AHL

Dude got sent to the minors today.   I figure over the next week he will sign in Russia, then retire, than die.

Serious question: Do either of those Murray boys know what they are doing?  I'll give Tim the benefit of the doubt but I seriously believe Brian is useless.

Tim is money, and likely to be our next GM.   He's in charge of the AHL team that won the Calder Cup last year.

I think Bryan is going a little crazy though.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on October 14, 2011, 02:09:49 AM
You don't have to like it, but it happens for a reason.   I didn't see the comments made by Phaneuf/Wilson, but if they're acting confused about the whole affair, they're intentionally playing dumb.   It's gamesmanship.

They can whine about it, but every team does it.

Yeah, pretty much.  I don't think much was said, certainly not anything that needed responding to by Konopka.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on October 14, 2011, 02:48:54 AM
You don't have to like it, but it happens for a reason.   I didn't see the comments made by Phaneuf/Wilson, but if they're acting confused about the whole affair, they're intentionally playing dumb.   It's gamesmanship.

They can whine about it, but every team does it.

Yeah, pretty much.  I don't think much was said, certainly not anything that needed responding to by Konopka.

In his defence, that article is by Don Brennan.   This is the guy that asked Matt Carkner if he felt responsible for Derek Boogaard's death.   I doubt that statement came unprompted.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on October 14, 2011, 03:31:20 AM
You don't have to like it, but it happens for a reason.   I didn't see the comments made by Phaneuf/Wilson, but if they're acting confused about the whole affair, they're intentionally playing dumb.   It's gamesmanship.

They can whine about it, but every team does it.

Yeah, pretty much.  I don't think much was said, certainly not anything that needed responding to by Konopka.

In his defence, that article is by Don Brennan.   This is the guy that asked Matt Carkner if he felt responsible for Derek Boogaard's death.   I doubt that statement came unprompted.

Wow, yikes.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on October 14, 2011, 05:05:00 AM
Ugly one last night - can't help but feel like the Hockey Gods were upset at Anderson's pre game comments...
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on October 14, 2011, 05:21:16 AM
Zonopka is a bit of a meatball and yeah in terms of enforcing Carkner is still the man. Zonopka holds on for the ride.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on October 14, 2011, 05:47:51 AM
Cheapseats: Goodbye Nikita, work harder
By Don Brennan ,Ottawa Sun


“Hey Nikita is it cold in your little corner of the world?”

— Elton John

Nikita Filatov’s little corner of the world is now in Binghamton, N.Y.

And unless he changes his ways, it could be a very frigid winter on the buses for the 21-year-old underachiever.

Filatov was demoted to the AHL’s B-Sens almost quicker than you can Google the lyrics of an old song, just a couple of hours after coach Paul MacLean declared him a healthy scratch for the second game in a row Thursday vs. the Colorado Avalanche.

In Bingo, it is hoped, he’ll find both his scoring touch and a level of compete that satisfies the Senators.

Filatov is a “scorer” who has yet to score for the organization. With prime time, he had three assists in six pre-season games and one in the first two of the regular season. More worrisome than his inability to bulge twine is that Filatov didn’t appear desperate enough to hold on to a job that was all but given to him at camp.

The Senators want the Russian winger to start battling a little harder for pucks.

“He wasn’t playing and the indication from the coaches was that he wasn’t going to be playing over the weekend,” said GM Bryan Murray, who could easily demote Filatov because he is on a two-way contract. “He’s a young player, he has to play. If he’s going to be a player on our team, we want him to be a Top 6 forward. Skill level indicates that’s what he should be....MORE (http://www.ottawasun.com/2011/10/13/cheapseats-goodbye-nikita-work-harder)
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: caveman on October 14, 2011, 07:40:41 PM
Zonopka is a bit of a meatball and yeah in terms of enforcing Carkner is still the man. Zonopka holds on for the ride.

In Konopka's defence he is playing through a back injury. He may not be the best fighter in the league but he sticks up for teammates and he will fight anybody. He is fearless.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Deebo on October 14, 2011, 08:50:05 PM
Out of the senators ex-files...

FriedgeHNICElliotte Friedman
Ach, that's terrible RT @HowlingsToday Wade Redden broke his leg and is out 4-6 weeks.

I'm not sure SP would agree that it's terrible though.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: moon111 on October 14, 2011, 10:13:31 PM
Ottawa GM, "You want Filatov?"
Other GM, "Yeah either he's included or there's no deal."
Ottawa GM, "Hmmm, well okay how about this... you let us drop his stock
some first, so fans won't riot when we end up trading him."
Other GM, "Okay, but you better hurry or I'll consider the other offer."
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on October 15, 2011, 12:07:32 AM
Out of the senators ex-files...

FriedgeHNICElliotte Friedman
Ach, that's terrible RT @HowlingsToday Wade Redden broke his leg and is out 4-6 weeks.

I'm not sure SP would agree that it's terrible though.

Apparently not.

FriedgeHNIC Elliotte Friedman
Apparently, report of Redden broken leg is not true. Out tonight w/stomach virus. I'm the idiot tonight.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Deebo on October 15, 2011, 12:55:33 AM
4-6 weeks did seem short for a broken leg.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on October 15, 2011, 03:36:08 AM
Filatov got a hat trick last night.   Don't get too comfortable, Winchester.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on October 15, 2011, 07:15:40 AM
Filatov got a hat trick last night.   Don't get too comfortable, Winchester.

Apparently he's in good spirits about going down to Bingo.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on October 15, 2011, 07:18:33 AM
Auld getting the starts against the Caps tonight.

Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on October 15, 2011, 07:41:34 AM
Sens' Zibanejad on Clock
By Don Brennan ,Ottawa Sun


WASHINGTON — If the decision had to be made Friday, and was based on one game, Mika Zibanejad would already be on his way home to Sweden.

“I thought it was probably his worst game, through the exhibition and the (regular) season,” Senators coach Paul MacLean said of the 18-year-old’s play in Thursday’s 7-1 loss to Colorado. “He wasn’t alone, either. It might be easier to say who had a game.”

Clearly. But what were Zibanejad’s shortcomings?

“I just thought the speed ... it was fast, and he looked, at times like a young player,” said MacLean. “(Like) it was confusing (to him). The pressure was there, the intensity was there and he wasn’t able to grasp what was going on.”....MORE (http://www.ottawasun.com/2011/10/14/sens-zibanejad-on-clock)
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on October 15, 2011, 05:25:47 PM
Anyone lucky enough to have Ovechkin in the pool?   Gonna be a big night.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on October 15, 2011, 07:23:12 PM
SP you watching?
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on October 15, 2011, 07:42:57 PM
SP you watching?

Yep.   I think Spezza got boned.   That was a goal.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on October 15, 2011, 07:45:38 PM
SP you watching?

Yep.   I think Spezza got boned.   That was a goal.

Yeah for sure. Brutal.
Don't they know it's our 20th year?
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on October 15, 2011, 07:49:38 PM
Those calls on Neil are brutal too.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on October 15, 2011, 07:53:58 PM
Is that Rundblad's first point?
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on October 15, 2011, 07:56:41 PM
Is that Rundblad's first point?

I believe it is.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: CarltonTheBear on October 16, 2011, 10:57:48 AM
Get a room.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Chev-boyar-sky on October 18, 2011, 09:28:08 PM
So yeah Craig Anderson.......Not so much.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on October 18, 2011, 09:30:42 PM
So yeah Craig Anderson.......Not so much.

Not watching the game?
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on October 18, 2011, 10:53:15 PM
Silver lining: Chuck still kicks ass, 9 points now, I think.

Also, I won on proline by betting against them.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Deebo on October 18, 2011, 11:03:07 PM
Silver lining: Chuck still kicks ass, 9 points now, I think.

Also, I won on proline by betting against them.

Who is Chuck?
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on October 18, 2011, 11:25:30 PM
Karlsson
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Chev-boyar-sky on October 19, 2011, 03:09:45 PM
So yeah Craig Anderson.......Not so much.

Not watching the game?

No I wasn't.

So you saw him post another stellar .850 Sv% eh?
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on October 19, 2011, 03:15:59 PM
So yeah Craig Anderson.......Not so much.

Not watching the game?

No I wasn't.

So you saw him post another stellar .850 Sv% eh?

Auld played last night - I think that's the point he is making.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Chev-boyar-sky on October 19, 2011, 03:57:12 PM
So yeah Craig Anderson.......Not so much.

Not watching the game?

No I wasn't.

So you saw him post another stellar .850 Sv% eh?

Auld played last night - I think that's the point he is making.

So did Anderson though.

My point was that Anderson has been terrible.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: bustaheims on October 19, 2011, 04:12:35 PM
My point was that Anderson has been terrible.

He has been, but, so has just about every other player on the team not named Karlsson. Outside of one period against the Leafs, their entire team has been mostly invisible so far.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on October 19, 2011, 04:28:39 PM
So yeah Craig Anderson.......Not so much.

Not watching the game?

No I wasn't.

So you saw him post another stellar .850 Sv% eh?

Auld played last night - I think that's the point he is making.

So did Anderson though.

My point was that Anderson has been terrible.

Point taken!
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on October 19, 2011, 04:30:01 PM
My point was that Anderson has been terrible.

He has been, but, so has just about every other player on the team not named Karlsson. Outside of one period against the Leafs, their entire team has been mostly invisible so far.

I'll give you that one - but we are still just 5 points back of you bottom feeders
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on October 19, 2011, 05:14:09 PM
So yeah Craig Anderson.......Not so much.

Not watching the game?

No I wasn't.

So you saw him post another stellar .850 Sv% eh?

Auld played last night - I think that's the point he is making.

So did Anderson though.

My point was that Anderson has been terrible.

When you posted that, Anderson hadn't allowed a single goal.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Chev-boyar-sky on October 19, 2011, 05:50:13 PM
So yeah Craig Anderson.......Not so much.

Not watching the game?

No I wasn't.

So you saw him post another stellar .850 Sv% eh?

Auld played last night - I think that's the point he is making.

So did Anderson though.

My point was that Anderson has been terrible.

When you posted that, Anderson hadn't allowed a single goal.

How prescient of me.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on October 19, 2011, 05:56:48 PM
We prefer the term "Dirty Joe" -  How "Dirty Joe" of me...

C'est bon?
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: moon111 on October 19, 2011, 06:00:57 PM
Any further rumblings about Spezza wanting out? 
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on October 19, 2011, 06:19:43 PM
Any further rumblings about Spezza wanting out?

Someone track down his cousins and ask them!
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on October 19, 2011, 08:05:41 PM
A day after another ugly loss and a players-only meeting, the Ottawa Senators returned to practice on Wednesday

On Tuesday night, the club was handed a 7-2 home loss by the Philadelphia Flyers. It marked the second time in three games that the club has given up seven goals.

After the loss, the players had a 15-minute meeting to discuss what has been a rough start to the season.

On Wednesday, the players sounded like they were ready to turn the page and find a way to improve on their 1-5-0 record.

"We know we're not playing well and we know other teams are licking their chops to play us right now," forward Jason Spezza said. "We have to face it head on, get better and improve....MORE" (http://tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=378476)


PANIC IS ON THE WAY!
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on October 19, 2011, 08:23:22 PM
ISS Top 30 Prospects

1. Yakupov, Nail, LW 10/6/93 L 5.10.5 189 Sarnia OHL
2. Grigorenko, Mikhail, RW 5/16/94 L 6.03.25 200 Québec QMJHL
3. Murray, Ryan, LD 9/27/93 L 6.00.5 201 Everett WHL
4. Forsberg, Filip, RW 8/13/94 R 6.01 176 Leksands SweAl
5. Rielly, Morgan, LD 3/9/94 L 5.11.5 190 Moose Jaw WHL
6. Dumba, Matt, RD 7/25/94 R 5.11.75 183 Red Deer WHL
7. Trouba, Jacob, RD 2/26/94 R 6.02 196 USA Under-18 NTDP
8. Gaunce, Brendan, C 3/25/94 L 6.02 215 Belleville OHL
9. Ebert, Nick, RD 5/11/94 R 5.11.25 205 Windsor OHL
10. Koekkoek, Slater, LD 2/18/94 L 6.02 184 Peterborough OHL
11. Reinhart, Griffin, LD 1/24/94 L 6.03.75 207 Edmonton WHL
12. Marcantuoni, Matia, C 2/22/94 R 5.11.75 194 Kitchener OHL
13. Maidens, Jarrod, C 3/4/94 L 6.00.5 178 Owen Sound OHL
14. Frk, Martin, RW 10/5/93 L 5.11.5 204 Halifax QMJHL
15. Collberg, Sebastian, RW 2/23/94 R 5.11 174 Vastra SweJE
16. Maatta, Olli, LD 8/22/94 L 6.01.5 202 London OHL
17. Galchenyuk, Alexander, RW 2/12/94 L 6.00.5 198 Sarnia OHL
18. Athanasiou, Andreas, C 8/6/94 L 6.00 179 London OHL
19. Aberg, Pontus, LW 9/23/93 R 5.11 187 Djurgarden SweE
20. Ceci, Cody, RD 12/21/93 R 6.02.5 207 Ottawa OHL
21. Schmaltz, Jordan, RD 10/8/93 R 6.02 175 Sioux City USHL
22. Pouliot, Derrick, D 1/16/94 L 5.11.25 186 Portland WHL
23. Girgensons, Zemgus, F 1/5/94 L 6.01.25 201 Dubuque USHL
24. Matheson, Mike, LD 2/27/94 L 6.01.25 180 Dubuque USHL
25. Laughton, Scott, C 5/30/94 L 6.00 177 Oshawa OHL
26. Kerdiles, Nicholas, C/L 1/11/94 L, 6.01.5 200 USA Under-18 NTDP
27. Slepyshev, Anton, LW 5/13/94 R 6.02 187 Novokuznetsk KHL
28. Curcuruto, Gianluca, LD 2/25/94 L 6.00.25 195 S.S. Marie OHL
29. Skjei, Brady, LD 3/26/94 L 6.03 203 USA Under-18 NTDP
30. Samuelsson, Henrik, C 2/7/94 R 6.02 204 Modo SweJE
 (http://www.hockeysfuture.com/articles/13323/iss_top30_risers_and_fallers_october2011/)
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on October 20, 2011, 08:50:25 PM
Watching some of the Ottawa-Winnipeg game while Leafs are on intermission- props to the Ottawa crowd for still being so loud and into it considering the teams recent outings.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on October 20, 2011, 11:05:37 PM
Don't like it.    Winnipeg looks like a legit contender in the Yakupov sweepstakes.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on October 21, 2011, 05:02:32 AM
Great game - much better effort from the whole team, starting with Anderson.
Sucker for the most part the Jets controlled things - it was one of those rare nights where we have some goaltending.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Erndog on October 21, 2011, 09:59:04 AM
I went to the Sens-Jets game last night.  Every time the Bruins scored they flashed the score on the scoreboard to get a crowd reaction.  Showed the score at least 4-5 times to get a fan "pop".

They showed kids in the stand with a "LEAFS SUCK" board.  Got another fan reaction.

After the game while driving home listening to the post game on the Team 1200 they did the out of town scoreboard and yup, first up, "Bruins beat down the Leafs"  (they were broadcasting live from one of the restaurants inside SBP)... they waited for the cheer.  The commentator then said again, "come on guys, louder that that...the Leafs lost tonight!" and it got a louder cheer.


It's pretty sad the inferiority complex they have.  I doubt they constantly show the Sens score in Toronto.  It's like a little jealous brother who has to say "na na" and point fingers at the older, cooler, more popular brother whenever they get a chance.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Nik on October 21, 2011, 10:04:43 AM
It's pretty sad the inferiority complex they have.  I doubt they constantly show the Sens score in Toronto.  It's like a little jealous brother who has to say "na na" and point fingers at the older, cooler, more popular brother whenever they get a chance.

They're one of the worst teams in the league, they lost 15 million dollars last year by most accounts and they look to have just signed their version of Vesa Toskala. I'm not going to begrudge them resorting to whatever they can to interest their fans.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on October 21, 2011, 10:19:23 AM
It's like a little jealous brother who has to say "na na" and point fingers at the older, cooler, more popular brother whenever they get a chance.

It's cute that you think of the Leafs that way.   They're like the older, cooler, more popular brother who is 44 years old, dropped out of high school, lives with his parents and hangs out with kids half his age who only tolerate his presence because he always has weed.

The Sens are the loser younger brother that is too busy finishing med school to go out on the weekends.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sarge on October 21, 2011, 10:27:00 AM
It's like a little jealous brother who has to say "na na" and point fingers at the older, cooler, more popular brother whenever they get a chance.

It's cute that you think of the Leafs that way.   They're like the older, cooler, more popular brother who is 44 years old, dropped out of high school, lives with his parents and hangs out with kids half his age who only tolerate his presence because he always has weed.

The Sens are the loser younger brother that is too busy finishing med school to go out on the weekends.

Haha... I like your Leaf analogy. Your Sens one? Not so much. The Sens are more like the the younger "special" kid who for a short period time had promise but unfortunately still rides to school in the short bus.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Manson on October 21, 2011, 10:38:23 AM

It's cute that you think of the Leafs that way.   They're like the older, cooler, more popular brother who is 44 years old, dropped out of high school, lives with his parents and hangs out with kids half his age who only tolerate his presence because he always has weed.


GOLD!!!  One of the best posts I've ever read on here.  ;D
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Nik on October 21, 2011, 10:47:45 AM

I think the Maple Leafs are more like Jean Arthur while the Senators are more like Thelma Todd.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Deebo on October 21, 2011, 03:00:07 PM
I went to the Sens-Jets game last night.  Every time the Bruins scored they flashed the score on the scoreboard to get a crowd reaction.  Showed the score at least 4-5 times to get a fan "pop".

They showed kids in the stand with a "LEAFS SUCK" board.  Got another fan reaction.

After the game while driving home listening to the post game on the Team 1200 they did the out of town scoreboard and yup, first up, "Bruins beat down the Leafs"  (they were broadcasting live from one of the restaurants inside SBP)... they waited for the cheer.  The commentator then said again, "come on guys, louder that that...the Leafs lost tonight!" and it got a louder cheer.


It's pretty sad the inferiority complex they have.  I doubt they constantly show the Sens score in Toronto.  It's like a little jealous brother who has to say "na na" and point fingers at the older, cooler, more popular brother whenever they get a chance.

Didn't they sell "LEAFS SUCK" t-shirts at SBP or was that outside the arena?

Either way, the whole mentioning a third team that has nothing to do with the game being played that night seems pretty bush league to me.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Jalili on October 21, 2011, 03:55:23 PM
I would have an inferiority complex too if Ottawa was one of the world's alpha cities while Toronto was the armpit of Canada.

Throw in 4 or 5 years worth of ass-beatings in the playoffs and it becomes pretty easy to understand the hate.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on October 21, 2011, 04:48:20 PM
I went to the Sens-Jets game last night.  Every time the Bruins scored they flashed the score on the scoreboard to get a crowd reaction.  Showed the score at least 4-5 times to get a fan "pop".

They showed kids in the stand with a "LEAFS SUCK" board.  Got another fan reaction.

After the game while driving home listening to the post game on the Team 1200 they did the out of town scoreboard and yup, first up, "Bruins beat down the Leafs"  (they were broadcasting live from one of the restaurants inside SBP)... they waited for the cheer.  The commentator then said again, "come on guys, louder that that...the Leafs lost tonight!" and it got a louder cheer.


It's pretty sad the inferiority complex they have.  I doubt they constantly show the Sens score in Toronto.  It's like a little jealous brother who has to say "na na" and point fingers at the older, cooler, more popular brother whenever they get a chance.

Didn't they sell "LEAFS SUCK" t-shirts at SBP or was that outside the arena?

Either way, the whole mentioning a third team that has nothing to do with the game being played that night seems pretty bush league to me.

Maybe so - but there is always fair share of people who wear their Leaf jersey to a Sens / whoever game too.

This thread is rocking!
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on October 21, 2011, 04:57:14 PM
I think some of you are losing sight of the fact that not only are the Leafs always a presence in this city, the Leafs are also our #1 undisputed rival - the only other team that might come close is Buffalo the difference being we don't get all the news on what Drew Stafford's 5 favorite pre-game meals are every day or have our home arena half invested with Sabre jerseys every time they are in town. It's called the Battle of Ontario isn't it?

...and yes, feeding us our lunch 4 times in the playoffs is still a huge, gaping wound. 

:]
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on October 22, 2011, 08:36:50 AM
Will Senators deal Alfredsson?
Captain still has it, but factors weigh against him going anywhere

OTTAWA
- Don’t automatically assume Daniel Alfredsson will be a top candidate to be a “rental player” at the NHL trade deadline.

While there is a possibility the Senators captain could be traded to a contender in February so he has a chance to win a Stanley Cup, it’s far from a sure thing.

While the 38-year-old Alfredsson has looked good in the first seven games and could help a contender if Ottawa isn’t in the playoff picture, his contract is going to make it tough for anyone to make a pitch....MORE (http://www.ottawasun.com/2011/10/21/will-senators-deal-alfie)

Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on October 22, 2011, 08:39:28 AM
Shoulder injury KO's Regin again

The Senators centre was in a place that has become too familiar — the doctor’s office, getting his surgically repaired left shoulder checked out after he re-injured himself in Thursday’s 4-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets.

Regin won’t play against the Columbus Blue Jackets Saturday night as the Senators close out a three-game homestand. How long he’s going to be out isn’t known, but it doesn’t look good...MORE (http://www.ottawasun.com/2011/10/21/shoulder-injury-kos-regin-again)
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on October 22, 2011, 08:41:50 AM
I'd rather wait until next year.

Yeah, his trade value will likely be much lower, but I'd want to trade him as a rental and have the opportunity to bring him back in the summer (whether it be as a player or staff member).   He's still got a year left on his contract after this one.   Though, perhaps his recent injury troubles have him leaning towards retirement.

Regardless, if I was the GM, I'd ask him near the trade deadline if he wants to stay or move.   If he'd prefer to stay, that would end the conversation right there.   If he'd like one last shot at the cup, get him to supply a list of teams he'd like to play for, and try to put together the best deal available from those teams.

Sure, it would artificially lower his trade value, kind of like the Heatley situation, but he's Daniel Alfredsson.   He's earned it.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on October 22, 2011, 08:45:55 AM
Sens vs. Blue Jackets

Columbus


Lines

    R.J.Umberger-Derick Brassard-Rick Nash
    Vaclav Prospal-Antoine Vermette-Alex Giroux
    Maksim Mayorov-Sami Pahlsson-Derek Dorsett
    Derek MacKenzie-Ryan Johansen-Cody Bass

Defence

    Fedor Tyutin-Radek Martinek
    Marc Methot-Grant Clitsome
    Kris Russell-Aaron Johnson

Goalies

    Steve Mason
    Allen York

Ottawa

Lines

    Colin Greening-Jason Spezza-Milan Michalek
    Nick Foligno-Mika Zibanejad-Daniel Alfredsson
    Erik Condra-Zack Smith-Chris Neil
    Stephane Da Costa-Jesse Winchester-Zenon Konopka

Defence

    Chris Phillips-David Rundblad
    Filip Kuba-Erik Karlsson
    Jared Cowen-Sergei Gonchar

Goalies

    Craig Anderson
    Alex Auld

PLUS

    The Senators are getting a break from the schedule maker to complete this three-game homestand for the second straight time. The Jackets faced the Red Wings Friday night at Joe Louis Arena and then had to travel to Ottawa. That means the Senators will be sitting and waiting for the Jackets. Ottawa has to take advantage of that situation. The Senators should feel good about themselves after a 4-1 victory over the Jets Thursday. The line of Milan Michalek, Jason Spezza and Colin Greening was the club’s best. This is the kind of game that Ottawa has to win.

MINUS

    The Senators haven’t shown any level of consistency this season. The victory over the Jets which pretty much the first time they’ve been able to put together a 60-minute effort. The loss of Peter Regin to a shoulder injury doesn’t help a club that is already struggling with a lack of depth. He has been strong when he’s gotten a chance to be in the lineup, but hasn’t been able to stay healthy this season. Goalie Craig Anderson needs to continue to make the big saves like he did against the Jets. He said he couldn’t do it all by himself, but he needs to make the big stops to give his club a chance.

INJURIES

    Columbus: RW Jared Boll (thumb); C Jeff Carter (foot); LW Kristian Huselius (pectoral muscle); G Mark Dekanich (ankle); G Curtis Sanford (groin);
    Ottawa: D Matt Carkner (knee); C Peter Regin (shoulder).

  NO WIZ AGAINST SENS: The Jackets won’t have D James Wisniewski. He will serve the last of an eight-game suspension he was given by NHL VP of safety. Brendan Shanahan for a hit to the head of Minny’s Cal Clutterbuck in the pre-season against Ottawa. The club’s top free agent signing with a six-year contract in the off-season will return Tuesday against the Red Wings at home in Columbus.

    THIS 'N’ THAT: The 35-save performance against the Jets was Craig Anderson’s 100th victory of his career and his 13th in an Ottawa uniform. “I’ve got the puck, maybe I’ll put a nail through it and put it somewhere in my house,” said Anderson with a smile ... D Erik Karlsson is tied for first in the NHL with seven assists (including 5 on the power play) ... C Jesse Winchester suited up for his first game of the season and played 7:13 against the Jets. “I was glad I was able to contribute,” said Winchester.  (http://www.ottawasun.com/2011/10/21/winning-formula-sens-vs-blue-jackets)
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on October 22, 2011, 08:47:27 AM
I'd rather wait until next year.

Yeah, his trade value will likely be much lower, but I'd want to trade him as a rental and have the opportunity to bring him back in the summer (whether it be as a player or staff member).   He's still got a year left on his contract after this one.   Though, perhaps his recent injury troubles have him leaning towards retirement.

Regardless, if I was the GM, I'd ask him near the trade deadline if he wants to stay or move.   If he'd prefer to stay, that would end the conversation right there.   If he'd like one last shot at the cup, get him to supply a list of teams he'd like to play for, and try to put together the best deal available from those teams.

Sure, it would artificially lower his trade value, kind of like the Heatley situation, but he's Daniel Alfredsson.   He's earned it.

I don't want Alfie to be traded at any point. NO. ALFIE. NO.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: bustaheims on October 22, 2011, 12:36:02 PM
Though, perhaps his recent injury troubles have him leaning towards retirement.

If there's any truth to that and word spreads, that pretty much nukes his trade value. He's on a 35+ contract, and no one is going to trade for 2 months of him and almost $5M in dead cap space next season.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Deebo on October 22, 2011, 04:18:09 PM
Though, perhaps his recent injury troubles have him leaning towards retirement.

If there's any truth to that and word spreads, that pretty much nukes his trade value. He's on a 35+ contract, and no one is going to trade for 2 months of him and almost $5M in dead cap space next season.

Since his salary for next year is only $1M, he very well may retire.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on October 22, 2011, 09:38:38 PM
What a comeback!
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: bustaheims on October 22, 2011, 09:55:26 PM
What a comeback!

Steve "Jim Carey" Mason strikes again!
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on October 22, 2011, 10:04:50 PM
Oh Columbus.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on October 22, 2011, 10:31:36 PM
What a comeback!

Steve "Jim Carey" Mason strikes again!

Maybe if he ko'd in the 1st they would have had a chance!
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on October 22, 2011, 11:01:44 PM
Michalek - 6 G 4 A so far. Not bad - I figured he'd have 2 stints on the IR before he hit the 10 pt plateau.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on October 23, 2011, 06:54:28 AM
Spezza...11 pts in 8 games.
Kessel, Spezza, Michalek all top 5 in scoring so far this year - what's going on?
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Deebo on October 24, 2011, 01:47:35 PM
uh oh...

Alfredsson to miss Tuesday's game with hip injury[/quote] (http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=378823)
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Mordac on October 24, 2011, 01:52:51 PM
Damn...he's in my pool. :(
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Peter D. on October 24, 2011, 01:59:11 PM
Spezza...11 pts in 8 games.
Kessel, Spezza, Michalek all top 5 in scoring so far this year - what's going on?

Karlsson's been awesome as well.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on October 24, 2011, 03:33:12 PM
Spezza named one of the 3 stars of the week (http://tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=378816).
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on October 24, 2011, 03:48:40 PM
uh oh...
Alfredsson to miss Tuesday's game with hip injury (http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=378823)


Sens ReCall Daugavins (http://www.senschirp.ca/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=468:sens-recall-daugavins&Itemid=13)

A bit surprising - thought Filatov would have been called up first.

Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on October 24, 2011, 03:51:37 PM
Cheapseats: Spezza scoring points with coach, against critics
By Don Brennan
Ottawa Sun


Wasn’t it just about a week ago that people were saying the Senators need more from Jason Spezza?

Well, they’re sure getting it now.

Spezza had three more points Saturday night — including the game-tying goal with 36 seconds left and help on the winner five ticks from the final buzzer — to give him six in his past two games and seven in his past three.

With 11 points through eight outings, not only is he the Senators’ top point-getter but he is also challenging for the NHL scoring lead....MORE


(http://storage.canoe.ca/v1/dynamic_resize/sws_path/suns-prod-images/1319056178703_ORIGINAL.jpg?quality=80&size=420x) (http://www.ottawasun.com/2011/10/22/cheapseats-spezza-scoring-points-with-coach-against-critics)
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on October 25, 2011, 08:27:44 AM
uh oh...
Alfredsson to miss Tuesday's game with hip injury (http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=378823)


Sens ReCall Daugavins (http://www.senschirp.ca/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=468:sens-recall-daugavins&Itemid=13)

A bit surprising - thought Filatov would have been called up first.

Supposedly there's a clause in Daug's contract that allows him to bail overseas if he hasn't played in the NHL by December.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on October 25, 2011, 06:11:31 PM
Sens @ Canes tonight..

Greening-Spezza-Michalek
Foligno-Zibanejad-Daugavins
Condra-Smith-Neil
Konopka-Da Costa-Winchester

Gonchar-Cowen
Kuba-Karlsson
Phillips-Rundblad

Anderson

Couple more wins here and we're back to .500 at the 10 game mark - not bad if it happens but I suppose I'd do myself a favor if I took it one game at a time.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on October 25, 2011, 11:23:37 PM
Winning streak, suckers.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: princedpw on October 25, 2011, 11:49:23 PM
Greening-Spezza-Michalek
Foligno-Zibanejad-Daugavins
Condra-Smith-Neil
Konopka-Da Costa-Winchester

It is hard to argue the sens boast a deep lineup filled with well-known names, isn't it?
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on October 25, 2011, 11:54:37 PM
Greening-Spezza-Michalek
Foligno-Zibanejad-Daugavins
Condra-Smith-Neil
Konopka-Da Costa-Winchester

It is hard to argue the sens boast a deep lineup filled with well-known names, isn't it?

We've got the best bottom six in the league.   Largely because we have twice the amount of bottom 6 forwards that other teams have.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Deebo on October 25, 2011, 11:55:16 PM
What do you think happens with Zibanejad?

Today was his 9th game right?
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on October 26, 2011, 12:08:00 AM
What do you think happens with Zibanejad?

Today was his 9th game right?

We've got a logjam up front, and Zibanejad has 1 point in 9 games.   He's gonna be good soon, but he's not there yet.   Send him back to Sweden.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on October 26, 2011, 04:43:25 AM
Anderson was lights out again last night...
No-one really knows whats going to happen with Zibanejad...
1 game under 500...
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on October 26, 2011, 05:24:32 AM
No-one really knows whats going to happen with Zibanejad...

General consensus among fans is to send him back, but Murray and MacLean seem to love him.   Who knows.

EDIT: Sounds like the decision will be announced today.   Apparently the coach's meeting with the press has been delayed so that he can talk to Zibanejad first.   Makes me think he's being sent back.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Erndog on October 26, 2011, 02:29:31 PM
Sens sent Zibanejad back.

I agree with that move and their reasoning.  The only reason why I might have been hesitant is that they play a much shorter schedule over there (~50 games?) and on the big ice surface.  It's too bad they can't send him to the AHL.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on October 26, 2011, 03:32:51 PM
Yeah hard to argue with the decision. He hasn't played bad though his play away from the puck has been pretty good for an 18 year old.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on October 26, 2011, 03:41:06 PM
"I really wanted to stay but they have more experience in this stuff than I do," said Zibanejad. "I think this is best for me and I'm excited to go back home." (http://tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=378971)
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Erndog on October 26, 2011, 03:45:43 PM
"I'm excited to go back home".

UHHH OHHHH!!!!!
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on October 26, 2011, 03:47:40 PM
"I'm excited to go back home".

UHHH OHHHH!!!!!

??
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: CarltonTheBear on October 26, 2011, 06:11:02 PM
It's too bad they can't send him to the AHL.

Technically, they could have sent him to the AHL. But apparently Zibanejad made it clear that it was the NHL or Europe for him.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on October 26, 2011, 07:11:17 PM
Hey Ferret, these are the guys that will be carrying our franchise for the foreseeable future.

(http://bloggar-mu.norran.se/davidrundblad/files/2011/10/IMG_00072.jpg)

Rundblad, Karlsson and Zibanejad.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: bustaheims on October 26, 2011, 07:14:05 PM
Who dresses up as Peter Criss? Even Peter Criss doesn't dress up as Peter Criss.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on October 26, 2011, 07:46:32 PM
No Spaceman?
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on October 27, 2011, 02:59:47 PM
Da Cost centre of attention
By Bruce Garrioch
Ottawa Sun


Stephane Da Costa will be the centre of attention Thursday night at Scotiabank Place.

Banished to the fourth line because of indifferent play, the 22-year-old Da Costa is going to be given a good chance to get his act together playing with captain Daniel Alfredsson and winger Nick Foligno against the Florida Panthers.

And, Da Costa is going to get the chance to prove he can stay for a while after the club decided to send rookie Mika Zibanejad back to Sweden Wednesday. Then, coach Paul MacLean revealed centre Peter Regin won’t require surgery on his shoulder but he’ll be out 6-to-8 weeks.

“He’s opted not to have surgery,” said MacLean....MORE


(http://storage.canoe.ca/v1/dynamic_resize/sws_path/suns-prod-images/1315601010235_ORIGINAL.jpg?quality=80&size=420x) (http://www.ottawasun.com/2011/10/27/da-cost-centre-of-attention)

Colin Greening-Jason Spezza-Milan Michalek
Nick Foligno-Stephane Da Costa-Daniel Alfredsson
Erik Condra-Zack Smith-Chris Neil
Jesse Winchester-Zenon Konopka-Kaspars Daugavins

David Rundblad-Chris Phillips
Sergei Gonchar-Jared Cowen
Filip Kuba-Erik Karlsson

Craig Anderson
Alex Auld


Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on October 27, 2011, 10:09:55 PM
500
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on October 27, 2011, 10:13:06 PM
Days til summer?
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: bustaheims on October 27, 2011, 10:19:47 PM
500

Congratulations. Your team has temporarily achieved averageness.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: princedpw on October 27, 2011, 10:35:32 PM
500

Congratulations. Your team has temporarily achieved averageness.

Well, almost.  Due to 3-point games, it's still a little less than average... But it is very nice of you to be so supportive of our fellow fans.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: bustaheims on October 27, 2011, 10:45:48 PM
Well, almost.  Due to 3-point games, it's still a little less than average... But it is very nice of you to be so supportive of our fellow fans.

At this point in the season, being .500 is probably in the average range. It's early, might as well be generous. It's probably going to be a long year for Ferret and Sucker.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on October 28, 2011, 10:31:02 PM
Some excitement in Binghamton tonight.

In the third, Sestito takes a run at Filatov, elbows him in the head.   Sestito gets tossed, and Lehner loses his shit, takes off his lid and jumps him, earning himself 4 minutes in penalties.   Filatov is cut, gets taken off the ice by a trainer.   It's confirmed to the media that he won't be returning.   Apparently Filatov disagrees, refuses to stay in the locker room and returns to the game.   Bingo goes on to win 4-2.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on October 29, 2011, 06:11:30 AM
Some excitement in Binghamton tonight.

In the third, Sestito takes a run at Filatov, elbows him in the head.   Sestito gets tossed, and Lehner loses his crap, takes off his lid and jumps him, earning himself 4 minutes in penalties.   Filatov is cut, gets taken off the ice by a trainer.   It's confirmed to the media that he won't be returning.   Apparently Filatov disagrees, refuses to stay in the locker room and returns to the game.   Bingo goes on to win 4-2.

Excitement in the AHL = excitement in the NHL
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Bender on October 29, 2011, 10:50:40 AM
Well, almost.  Due to 3-point games, it's still a little less than average... But it is very nice of you to be so supportive of our fellow fans.

At this point in the season, being .500 is probably in the average range. It's early, might as well be generous. It's probably going to be a long year for Ferret and Sucker.

Just looking at the lines I think .500 is surprising! Maybe I don't know enough about the players though. Karlsson looks like an assist machine though.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on October 29, 2011, 05:59:14 PM
Yet another third period comeback leads to our 5th straight win, and first over a decent opponent.   Down 4-1 in the third, went on to win 5-4 in a shootout.

We did lose Alfie, though.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sarge on October 29, 2011, 06:11:13 PM
Well what do you know, the Sens don't suck!
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on October 29, 2011, 06:29:27 PM
That's sig material.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on October 29, 2011, 07:31:56 PM
That elbow Alfie took was awful. Hard to believe Zonopka got 5 and a game for a rub-out and Wolski only get 2 for head hunting.

5 straight!
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on October 29, 2011, 07:34:51 PM
That elbow Alfie took was awful. Hard to believe Zonopka got 5 and a game for a rub-out and Wolski only get 2 for head hunting.

5 straight!

Welcome to Grabovski's world.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on October 29, 2011, 07:36:09 PM
That elbow Alfie took was awful. Hard to believe Zonopka got 5 and a game for a rub-out and Wolski only get 2 for head hunting.

5 straight!

Welcome to Grabovski's world.

Put it in H
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on October 30, 2011, 07:51:22 AM
Sens roar back on Rangers
By Bruce Garrioch
Ottawa Sun


NEW YORK - The Senators watched helplessly as captain Daniel Alfredsson had to be helped off the ice Saturday afternoon.

Then, they got their revenge against the Rangers.

The Cardiac Kids pulled off a Madison Square Miracle with a 5-4 shootout victory over the Rangers at Madison Square Garden, erasing a three-goal third-period deficit and then getting the winner from Milan Michalek in the shootout.

They were forced to do it without Alfredsson, who took a vicious shot to the head from Wojtek Wolski at 12:09 of the third.

That’s when the Senators turned the comeback into high gear and went on to victory.

“You don’t like seeing hits like that,” said centre Jason Spezza. “I didn’t get a good, good look at it, but you don’t like to see your captain laying on the ice like that. You’re obviously worried, you want to make sure he’s safe and then you want to make sure you make them pay for the penalty.”

Boy, did the Senators ever make them pay....MORE


(http://storage.canoe.ca/v1/dynamic_resize/sws_path/suns-prod-images/1319080010783_ORIGINAL.jpg?quality=80&size=650x) (http://www.ottawasun.com/2011/10/29/sens-roar-back-on-rangers)
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on October 30, 2011, 09:19:49 AM
Winning Formula: Sens vs. Leafs
By Mutant Chipmunk
Ottawa Sun


Toronto Maple Leafs (7-2-1)
Forwards


    Joffrey Lupul-Tim Connolly-Phil Kessel
    Clarke MacArthur-Mikhail Grabovski-Nikolai Kulemin
    Matthew Lombardi-Tyler Bozak-Matt Frattin
    Phillippe Dupuis-David Steckel-Mike Brown

Defence

    Carl Gunnarson-Dion Phaneuf
    Jake Gardiner-Luke Schenn
    JM Liles-Mike Komisarek

Goalies

    Jonas Gustavsson
    Ben Scrivens

Ottawa Senators (6-5-0)
Forwards


    Colin Greening-Jason Spezza-Milan Michalek
    Nick Foligno-Stephane Da Costa-Daniel Alfredsson
    Erik Condra-Zack Smith-Chris Neil
    Jesse Winchester-Zenon Konopka-Kaspars Daugavins

Defence

    David Rundblad-Chris Phillips
    Sergei Gonchar-Jared Cowen
    Filip Kuba-Erik Karlsson

Goalies

    Craig Anderson
    Robin Lehner

PLUS

    The Senators are going to find out exactly where they stand during this stretch of games. After hosting the Leafs, they travel to Boston to face the Bruins Tuesday ... There were concerns about D David Rundblad during training camp, but he has stepped up to be one of the club’s best blueliners in the last two weeks ... Expect to see G Craig Anderson make the start against the Leafs. There is no sense in taking him out at this time, especially against a division rival.

MINUS


    The much-improved Leafs scored a 6-5 victory over the Senators on Oct. 8 in the second game of the season at the Air Canada Centre. Ottawa allowed two power play goals in that game ... The Leafs have C Tim Connolly, the club’s big free-agent signing in the off-season, back from a shouder injury. He wasn’t there to start the year. He played 12:32 in his first game vs. New York and recorded no shots ... LW Clarke MacArthur scored his first of the season vs. the Rangers.

INJURIES

    LEAFS: RW Colby Armstrong (ankle); G James Reimer (head).
    SENS: D Matt Carkner (knee); C Peter Regin (shoulder).

ONLINE EXTRA


    NO REIMER: G James Reimer is doubtful for Sunday against the Senators for the “whiplash” the Leafs won’t call a concussion. If he’s brought off IR, he’ll back up and Ben Scrivens will be returned to the Marlies. The only other possible change for Sunday could be Jay Rosehill and Orr to counter Chris Neil, Zenon Konopka and Zack Smith.

    THIS' N’ THAT: The Leafs went into Saturday night’s game vs. the Penguins with six victories. It’s the first time since Oct., 2007, the Leafs have recorded six wins in October. The club has not won seven in the first month of the season since the lockout ended ... According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Phil Kessel’s seven goals in Toronto’s first-five games of the season was the most by a Maple Leaf since Sweeney Schriner scored eight goals in the Leafs’ first-five games in 1944-45.


(http://www.olg.ca/assets/img/how_to_play/ticket_lotteries_battle_ontario.gif) (http://www.ottawasun.com/2011/10/29/winning-formula-sens-vs-leafs)
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on October 30, 2011, 09:23:27 AM
Sens use back up plan, Lehner recalled
By Bruce Garrioch
Ottawa Sun


NEW YORK - Robin Lehner will be on the bench Saturday at Madison Square Garden.

The Senators confirmed Saturday morning they have recalled the 20-year-old goaltender to sit behind Craig Anderson as the team faces the New York Rangers and tries to extend the club’s winning streak to five straight games.

Backup Alex Auld, who was seen talking to coach Paul MacLean after the club’s workout Friday at the Bell Sensplex, is out with an undisclosed injury. MacLean won’t meet with the media until just two hours before game time Saturday.

Lehner has a 4-2-0 record with the club’s AHL affiliate in Binghamton this season. He joined the team last night after suiting up in Binghamton.

(http://storage.canoe.ca/v1/dynamic_resize/sws_path/suns-prod-images/1306291627529_ORIGINAL.jpg?quality=80&size=650x)

- MC
(http://www.ottawasun.com/2011/10/29/sens-use-back-up-plan-lehner-recalled)
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Michael on October 30, 2011, 10:00:19 AM
Is Alvie hurt? I could handle the rat being out tonight.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sarge on October 30, 2011, 10:31:43 AM
That's sig material.

Love it! Among other things that "don't suck"... Cauliflower and a lot of the music from the '80s.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on October 30, 2011, 10:33:30 AM
Is Alvie hurt? I could handle the rat being out tonight.

Yeah after tonight we start playing some decent teams - hopefully he's back soon.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on October 30, 2011, 10:44:09 AM
Is Alvie hurt? I could handle the rat being out tonight.

It was not a pretty looking hit, and Filatov's been recalled.   I think Alfie may be riding the press box for a while.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Michael on October 30, 2011, 12:03:23 PM
Is Alvie hurt? I could handle the rat being out tonight.

It was not a pretty looking hit, and Filatov's been recalled.   I think Alfie may be riding the press box for a while.

Excellent.

Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on October 30, 2011, 04:07:14 PM
Is Alvie hurt? I could handle the rat being out tonight.

It was not a pretty looking hit, and Filatov's been recalled.   I think Alfie may be riding the press box for a while.

Excellent.

You're a class act Fanatic.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: WAYNEINIONA on October 30, 2011, 04:19:17 PM
Is Alvie hurt? I could handle the rat being out tonight.

It was not a pretty looking hit, and Filatov's been recalled.   I think Alfie may be riding the press box for a while.

Excellent.

You're a class act Fanatic.

You're on the Leaf site taking cheap shots at our team and Fanatic is the class act? Give me a break.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on October 30, 2011, 04:26:24 PM
Grow a pair, Wayne.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on October 30, 2011, 04:34:08 PM
I take and I receive but you never hear me wishing injuries or reveling in any injuries on any Leaf players.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: You're right on October 30, 2011, 04:38:59 PM
I take and I receive but you never hear me wishing injuries on any Leaf players.
True - its a game and while we are all passionate fans of our team, we get no kicks from seeing anyone getting hurt. (I also think the whole booing Alfie thing is annoying).

Even Sens fans have some morals  ;)
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Nik on October 30, 2011, 04:40:34 PM
True - its a game and while we are all passionate fans of our team, we get no kicks from seeing anyone getting hurt.

Eh, speak for yourself. There are players I'm fine with seeing get hurt.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: LittleHockeyFan on October 30, 2011, 04:41:52 PM
my reaction to the news that Alfie might not be playing tonight was also along the lines of "excellent" or "awesome"..... but it's not because he is injured, rather that he won't be playing in a game against my Leafs, which is a good thing because the Ratbass always manages to score against or otherwise play pretty well against my guys. If you follow that.....
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: WAYNEINIONA on October 30, 2011, 04:42:14 PM
Grow a pair, Wayne.

That made me smile. Thanks.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on October 30, 2011, 04:58:56 PM
What does everyone say - hands across Ontario?
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Michael on October 30, 2011, 05:19:59 PM
Is Alvie hurt? I could handle the rat being out tonight.

It was not a pretty looking hit, and Filatov's been recalled.   I think Alfie may be riding the press box for a while.

Excellent.

You're a class act Fanatic.

If it's class that you are looking for then you should really look into a different team and a different captain.

I have no problem being glad that Alfie is out tonight. I see the Leafs as being ready for a "let down" game and the lack of Alfie means we are more likely to grab 2 points.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on October 30, 2011, 05:22:00 PM
Is Alvie hurt? I could handle the rat being out tonight.

It was not a pretty looking hit, and Filatov's been recalled.   I think Alfie may be riding the press box for a while.

Excellent.

You're a class act Fanatic.

If it's class that you are looking for then you should really look into a different team and a different captain.

I have no problem being glad that Alfie is out tonight. I see the Leafs as being ready for a "let down" game and the lack of Alfie means we are more likely to grab 2 points.

There's a chance I misinterpreted your "excellent" post.
Title: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: 4th Liner on October 30, 2011, 06:15:28 PM

Yeah after tonight we start playing some decent teams - hopefully he's back soon.

I saw what you did there...
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: L K on October 30, 2011, 06:30:22 PM
Bad teams or not, they are playing hard and giving a solid effort in pretty much every game.  I like that they play a pretty quick game too, none of the Boston/Montreal trap hockey.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on October 30, 2011, 10:03:21 PM
Great game! 6 straight!!
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on October 30, 2011, 10:05:58 PM
It's unfortunate that 3rd goal significantly mars what could have been very much a feel-good win for Ottawa.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on October 30, 2011, 10:08:44 PM
It's unfortunate that 3rd goal significantly mars what could have been very much a feel-good win for Ottawa.

Lalime-esque....eeeeery
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Peter D. on October 31, 2011, 12:39:39 AM
Crazy how the Sens went from a team looking every bit that of a lottery team with no hope for this season to a respectable team in a matter of weeks.  Talk about night and day -- they looked hapless/pathetic to start the season.

What a coming out party thus far for Karlsson. 

EDIT: I still do think they'll be in tough -- they are Spezza, Michalek, an aging/ailing Alfredsson, Karlsson, a shade-of-his-former-self Gonchar, and not much else.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on October 31, 2011, 12:41:52 AM
Crazy how the Sens went from a team looking every bit that of a lottery team with no hope for this season to a respectable team in a matter of weeks.  Talk about night and day -- they looked hapless/pathetic to start the season.

Still kinda tough to judge.

They're losing to contenders and beating scrubs.   We know they're somewhere between the best and the worst in the league, but I don't know yet if that means they'll finish 5th or 12th in the conference.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Peter D. on October 31, 2011, 12:49:00 AM
Haha.  Yeah.

I was editing my post to suggest as such while you were in the midst of responding.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on October 31, 2011, 02:49:25 PM
Sens return Daugavins (http://tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=379326)...maybe Alfie is good to go?
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: CarltonTheBear on October 31, 2011, 09:23:20 PM
Sens return Daugavins (http://tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=379326)...maybe Alfie is good to go?

I read he only went down because he's having his wisdom teeth pulled, and that he'll be back whenever that's taken care of.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on October 31, 2011, 10:17:08 PM
Sens return Daugavins (http://tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=379326)...maybe Alfie is good to go?

Last I heard was he's concussed, will miss at least a week.   Hopefully he's back for Alfie night on 11/11/11.

More likely, Daug is being returned because Butler is good to go and Filatov has been recalled.

EDIT:
I read he only went down because he's having his wisdom teeth pulled, and that he'll be back whenever that's taken care of.

Oh, you were talking about Daugavins.   I thought you were making some joke about Alfie that I wasn't getting.   Yeah, I just heard that Kaspars is having his wisdom teeth removed.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on November 01, 2011, 03:44:41 PM
SENS @ BOSTON

SENATORS LINES

    Colin Greening-Jason Spezza-Milan Michalek
    Nick Foligno-Stephane Da Costa-Nikita Filatov
    Erik Condra-Zack Smith-Chris Neil
    Jesse Winchester-Zenon Konopka-Bobby Butler

Defence

    Erik Karlsson-Filip Kuba
    David Rundblad-Chris Phillips
    Sergei Gonchar-Jared Cowen

Goalies

    Craig Anderson
    Robin Lehner

BRUINS LINES

    Brad Marchand-Patrice Bergeron-Rich Peverley
    Milan Lucic-Chris Kelly-Tyler Seguin
    Benoit Pouliot-David Krejci-Nathan Horton
    Daniel Paille-Gregory Campbell-Shawn Thornton
 

Defence

    Zdeno Chara-Johnny Boychuk
    Dennis Seidenberg-Joe Corvo
    Andrew Ference-Steve Kampfer

Goalies

    Tim Thomas
    Tuukka Rask

INJURIES

Ottawa

    RW Daniel Alfredsson (head) is day to day
    D Matt Carkner (knee) expected back in November
    C Peter Regin (shoulder) is out for two months
    G Alex Auld (undisclosed) is day to day

Boston

    LW Benoit Pouliot, (ill) is day to day
    C Marc Savard (concussion symptoms) is out indefinitely
(http://www.ottawasun.com/2011/10/31/winning-formula-sens-vs-bruins)
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on November 01, 2011, 03:48:23 PM
Since our re-birth the Bruins have outright owned us - Thomas especially. It's going to be extremely difficult to push the streak to 7, in Boston to boot...but I am anxious to see how we skate against one of the East's elite teams.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on November 01, 2011, 07:27:05 PM
This looks like its going to be a shootout
1 fight and 1 almost fight...a howler
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: bustaheims on November 01, 2011, 07:27:33 PM
This looks like its going to be a shootout

Yeah, neither of these teams look particularly good on the defensive side of things tonight.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on November 01, 2011, 07:28:40 PM
This looks like its going to be a shootout

Yeah, neither of these teams look particularly good on the defensive side of things tonight.

Both teams got a good hate on going though.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: bustaheims on November 01, 2011, 07:33:41 PM
Both teams got a good hate on going though.

Well, they are both Northeast division teams. We've all got a good hate going for each other.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on November 01, 2011, 07:38:01 PM
Both teams got a good hate on going though.

Well, they are both Northeast division teams. We've all got a good hate going for each other.

It is what it is. I'm anxious to see Sens / Habs. I predict a 15% decrease in Habs jerseys coupled with a 15% increase in Sens jerseys at home games if things remain the same. Fickle bastards.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: bustaheims on November 01, 2011, 07:40:41 PM
It is what it is. I'm anxious to see Sens / Habs. I predict a 15% decrease in Habs jerseys coupled with a 15% increase in Sens jerseys at home games if things remain the same. Fickle bastards.

The funny thing is that most of that 15% are the same people in different jerseys.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on November 01, 2011, 07:44:11 PM
It is what it is. I'm anxious to see Sens / Habs. I predict a 15% decrease in Habs jerseys coupled with a 15% increase in Sens jerseys at home games if things remain the same. Fickle bastards.

The funny thing is that most of that 15% are the same people in different jerseys.

That one actually made my brain hurt. Well done.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on November 01, 2011, 08:43:04 PM
This reminds me of the Leafs/Bruins game somewhat, only with better goaltending from Ottawa/better bounces.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on November 01, 2011, 11:38:06 PM
Surprise surprise, Tim Thomas beats us again.   If anyone is going to shut down Spezza and Karlsson, it's gonna be Thomas and Chara.

Good to see Foligno, Da Costa and Butler figure in on the scoring.   We're gonna need 'em.   Also nice for Cowen to score his first.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on November 02, 2011, 04:19:40 PM
Surprise surprise, Tim Thomas beats us again.   If anyone is going to shut down Spezza and Karlsson, it's gonna be Thomas and Chara.

Good to see Foligno, Da Costa and Butler figure in on the scoring.   We're gonna need 'em.   Also nice for Cowen to score his first.

Chara is a machine. Ugh Muckler.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: moon111 on November 02, 2011, 10:52:20 PM
Chara was awesome, why Ottawa let him go, I'll never know.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on November 02, 2011, 10:58:26 PM
Chara was awesome, why Ottawa let him go, I'll never know.

Because Redden is better and Chara is too slow for the New NHL.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on November 04, 2011, 10:29:59 AM
Gameday: Habs @ Sens

LINEUPS

MONTREAL

FORWARDS


    Max Pacioretty-Tomas Plekanec-Brian Gionta
    Michael Cammalleri-David Desharnais-Erik Cole
    Travis Moen-Lars Eller-Andrei Kostitsyn
    Mathieu Darche-Petteri Nokelainen-Mike Blunden

DEFENCE

    Josh Gorges-P.K. Subban
    Hal Gill-Raphael Diaz
    Jaroslav Spacek-Yannick Weber

GOALIES

    Carey Price
    Peter Budaj

OTTAWA

FORWARDS


    Colin Greening-Jason Spezza-Milan Michalek
    Nick Foligno-Stephane Da Costa-Bobby Butler
    Erik Condra-Zack Smith-Chris Neil
    Nikita Filatov-Jesse Winchester-Zenon Konopka

DEFENCE

    Chris Phillips-David Rundblad
    Filip Kuba-Erik Karlsson
    Sergei Gonchar-Jared Cowen

GOALIES

    Craig Anderson
    Alex Auld
(http://www.ottawasun.com/2011/11/03/winning-formula-habs-vs-sens)
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on November 04, 2011, 02:39:14 PM
Hey Ferret, Lehner's on twitter.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Erndog on November 04, 2011, 02:47:36 PM
Filatov with Winchester and Kenopka?

Not really putting him in a position to succeed eh.  So when he goes goal less just keep that in mind.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Zee on November 04, 2011, 03:20:11 PM
Let's go Sens!
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on November 04, 2011, 03:21:28 PM
Filatov with Winchester and Kenopka?

Not really putting him in a position to succeed eh.  So when he goes goal less just keep that in mind.

MacLean doesn't seem to be a fan.

The top three lines have all shown some good chemistry over the past little while, though.   Think it has more to do with keeping them together for now than screwing Filatov.

I really hope he works out.   He's said and done all the right things.   He went down to Binghamton with a big smile on his face, played his ass off, and said nothing but positive things the whole time.

He only cost us a third, so it's no huge loss if he busts, but I'm rooting for him.   I'll be bummed if he ends up back in Russia.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: bustaheims on November 04, 2011, 03:53:24 PM
I'll be bummed if when he ends up back in Russia.

I'm sure this is what you really meant to say.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on November 04, 2011, 04:57:01 PM
Filatov with Winchester and Kenopka?

Not really putting him in a position to succeed eh.  So when he goes goal less just keep that in mind.

Are you questioning me and Sucker's coaching abilities?
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on November 04, 2011, 07:37:06 PM
Hey Ferret, Lehner's on twitter.

A while ago I gave Twitter a valiant 48 hours of my attention span and it didn't set...boo Twitter.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Chev-boyar-sky on November 05, 2011, 10:27:20 AM
How about that Elliot kid in St. Louis?

5-1-0    SV% .941  GAA 1.72  SO 1

You guys should definitely look into acquiring him for Lehner, although you might have to throw in extra.  ;)
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on November 05, 2011, 12:58:14 PM
I'm happy he's doing well, hope he keeps it up.   I was a big fan when he was here, and it looked like his NHL career was circling the drain last season.

Good on him.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: moon111 on November 05, 2011, 04:46:46 PM
Chara was awesome, why Ottawa let him go, I'll never know.

Because Redden is better and Chara is too slow for the New NHL.
I knew Chara wasn't the fastest skater, but thought he could just swing from the roof rafters.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: hockeyfan1 on November 06, 2011, 02:44:46 AM
Listen to this: The Ottawa Senators, perhaps the odds-on favorites to be the worst team in the NHL entering the season, are in a playoff position in the Eastern Conference. They won six straight games before their streak was snapped this week. They have the league’s top power play.

Why?

Find out here:  http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/news;_ylt=ApmASBHfwDGIi.edkvu5Ecd7vLYF?slug=nc-cotsonika-ottawa_senators_surprise_110411 (http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/news;_ylt=ApmASBHfwDGIi.edkvu5Ecd7vLYF?slug=nc-cotsonika-ottawa_senators_surprise_110411)
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Newbury on November 07, 2011, 12:44:09 PM
For SP and MF - I interviewed Jean-Gabriel Pageau recently.

http://tiny.cc/uf6mv

Really nice kid.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on November 07, 2011, 12:45:07 PM
For SP and MF - I interviewed Jean-Gabriel Pageau recently.

http://tiny.cc/uf6mv

Really nice kid.

Awesome - local boy too.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on November 08, 2011, 06:23:48 PM
Sounds like there's a chance Alfie could be back for this weekends games <@ Buff Friday @ Toronto Saturday>...I hope so I'm going to both!

11-11-11
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on November 09, 2011, 10:00:33 AM
Rags in town tonight sans Wolski <Hockey Gods sorted him out>..

Quote
SENATORS

LINES

FORWARDS


    Colin Greening-Jason Spezza-Milan Michalek
    Nick Foligno-Stephane Da Costa-Kaspars Daugavins
    Erik Condra-Zack Smith-Chris Neil
    Zenon Konopka-Jesse Winchester-Bobby Butler

DEFENCE

    Erik Karlsson-Filip Kuba
    Brian Lee-Chris Phillips
    Sergei Gonchar-Jared Cowen

GOALIES

    Craig Anderson
    Alex Auld
 

NEW YORK

LINES

FORWARDS


    Brandon Dubinsky-Brad Richards-RW Ryan Callahan
    Artem Anisimov-Derek Stepan-Marian Gaborik
    Ruslan Fedotenko-Brian Boyle-Brandon Prust
    Sean Avery-Erik Christensen-Andre Deveaux

DEFENCE

    Ryan McDonagh-Dan Girardi
    Michael Del Zotto-Michael Sauer
    Jeff Woywitka-Steve Eminger

GOALIES

    Henrik Lundqvist
    Martin Biron

INJURIES

OTTAWA


    RW Daniel Alfredsson (head) is out indefinitely
    D Matt Carkner (knee) expected back in November
    C Peter Regin (shoulder) is out for two months

NEW YORK

    RW Mike Rupp (knee) is out indefinitely.
    D Marc Staal (concussion) is out indefinitely.
    LW Wojtek Wolski (sports hernia) is out indefinitely
(http://www.ottawasun.com/2011/11/08/winning-formula-sens-vs-rangers)

....after tonights game I think we're on the road for the next month. During said road trip we will see the Sabres, Leafs, Flames, Oilers, Canucks, Penguins. It's going to be a tough month.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sarge on November 09, 2011, 03:47:24 PM
You know, while the topic of back-up goalies is hot right now, you know who's made a career of being an excellent back-up? Alex Auld, that's who. Career .904% PCT and hasn't always been on top NHL teams.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on November 09, 2011, 04:06:12 PM
You know, while the topic of back-up goalies is hot right now, you know who's made a career of being an excellent back-up? Alex Auld, that's who. Career .904% PCT and hasn't always been on top NHL teams.

There is no doubt in my mind he is the third-best-second-best-goalie out there.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on November 09, 2011, 08:10:33 PM
Avery & Konokpa already squared off - wasnt much of a tilt though.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on November 09, 2011, 10:04:42 PM
3-2 Rags final, couple of terrible blunders killed us but that's the way it goes. Gaborik played great for NYR .
Couple of NE battles next on the plate.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on November 10, 2011, 09:36:49 AM
Hey SP if you're watching the games this weekend and we score look for 3 dudes in Sens jerseys whooping it up. Our seats at the Sabres game are right on the blueline...can't remember where we're sitting on Saturday at the ACC.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on November 13, 2011, 08:51:42 PM
What a road trip. The Sabre game was a disaster but the fans were pretty gentle with us all things considered. We were 3 rows up from the glass at the blueline - maybe the area was safer...that's one load barn also. That's the second time I've gone to Buffalo for a Sens game and both times have been great - definitely worth the trip.
Leaf game was obviously fantastic. The Leaf fans in the seats around us <purples> were class acts - had about 8 people shake my hand after the game and congratulate us. Again afterwards at the pubs our Sens jerseys might as well have been credit cards. I think my liver is in a mason jar somewhere in between the two cities....go road trips go
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on November 15, 2011, 01:24:18 PM
Head West - http://tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=380495

Ottawa Senators (8-9-1) at Calgary Flames (7-8-1).

Tuesday, 9 p.m., Scotiabank Saddledome

TV: Sportsnet, TVA Sports. Radio: Team 1200

OTT: PP No. 3, 25%; PK No. 21, 78.5%

CGY: PP No. 21, 14.3%; PK No. 17, 82.5%


FLAMES LINES

    Alex Tanguay-Mikael Backlund-Jarome Iginla
    Curtis Glencross-Olli Jokinen-Rene Bourque
    Paul Byron-Roman Horak-Lee Stempniak
    Tom Kostopolous-Matt Stajan-Tim Jackson

Defence

    Scott Hannan-Mark Giordano
    Jay Bouwmeester-Chris Butler
    Derek Smith-T.J. Brodie

Goalies

    Miikka Kiprusoff
    Henrik Karlsson

SENATORS LINES

    Colin Greening-Jason Spezza-Milan Michalek
    Nick Foligno-Stephane Da Costa-Daniel Alfredsson
    Kaspars Daugavins-Zack Smith-Erik Condra
    Zenon Konopka-Jesse Winchester-Bobby Butler

Defence

    Erik Karlsson-Filip Kuba
    Chris Phillips-Sergei Gonchar
    Jared Cowen-Brian Lee

Goalies


    Craig Anderson
    Alex Auld
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: CarltonTheBear on November 15, 2011, 06:44:54 PM
What do you guys think of Wiercioch for Brassard?

http://www.senschirp.ca/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=492:sens-jackets-talking-deal&Itemid=13
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Frank E on November 15, 2011, 06:56:35 PM
For SP and MF - I interviewed Jean-Gabriel Pageau recently.

http://tiny.cc/uf6mv

Really nice kid.

Who F'ing cares Newbury. 

Leave the ferret to his little thread.  It's pathetic.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on November 15, 2011, 11:32:46 PM
For SP and MF - I interviewed Jean-Gabriel Pageau recently.

http://tiny.cc/uf6mv

Really nice kid.

Who F'ing cares Newbury. 

Leave the ferret to his little thread.  It's pathetic.

Go to bed.

3-1 over Flames .500 after 20 games...
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on November 16, 2011, 12:16:44 AM
For SP and MF - I interviewed Jean-Gabriel Pageau recently.

http://tiny.cc/uf6mv

Really nice kid.

Who F'ing cares Newbury. 

Leave the ferret to his little thread.  It's pathetic.

Bobby Butler thinks you're a loser.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on November 16, 2011, 09:52:40 AM
Quote
dchesnokov Dmitry Chesnokov
Nikita Filatov's Russian agent says Filatov is considering returning to Russia after another demotion to the minors by the #Sens.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on November 16, 2011, 10:47:33 AM
Quote
dchesnokov Dmitry Chesnokov
Nikita Filatov's Russian agent says Filatov is considering returning to Russia after another demotion to the minors by the #Sens.

Bye-byesky
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on November 16, 2011, 10:56:16 AM
CALGARY — Bobby Butler leapt in the air, and there was no mistaking, the monkey had been lifted off his back.

Yes, the Butler finally did it.

The Senators winger ended his nine-game scoring slump and his timing couldn’t have been more perfect with a two-goal performance in the third period to lift the Senators to a 3-1 victory over the Flames on Tuesday night.

Butler couldn’t wipe the smile off his face.

“The coaching was telling me to shoot the puck more and a be a little more selfish,” said Butler. “It was nice to get the first one, it a surprise to get the second one. It just felt good to get the first one, but good things happen when you put the puck at the net. It feels good to be back.”

Coupled with a brilliant 38-save performance from Craig Anderson and captain Daniel Alfredsson’s fifth goal of the season, the Senators picked up their first win at the Saddledome since Jan. 9, 2003 to end a five-game winless streak here.

“That was a long time coming for us,” said centre Jason Spezza. “This has been a tough building for us to get wins in. We played a good road game. We were patient. We got a big goal from (Butler).”

Not only did the Senators’ second straight victory on this five-game road trip move the club back to .500 with a 9-9-1 record, it served notice Anderson could be getting his consistency back after taking on Miikka Kiprusoff.

Butler’s first goal was a thing of beauty. He made a great move around Jay Bouwmeester near the blue line, then got Calgary’s Mark Giordano turned around and beat Kiprusoff high on the glove side for the winner at 9:50.

Yup, it was worth the wait for Butler.

Coach Paul MacLean couldn’t resist stating the obvious.

“The Butler did it,” said MacLean. “I’m really happy for him. Bobby has been working really hard since training camp, skating hard and diligent without the puck. It was really good to see for him."

It was quite a battle between Anderson and Kiprusoff and it looked like nobody was going to score on either of these guys until the clubs exchanged goals in a span of 1:02 late in the second period as the teams headed into the third period tied 1-1.

Alfredsson finally opened the scoring at 18:44. That was the result of a great effort by Nick Foligno to keep the puck in the Calgary zone to set up Alfredsson, who beat Kiprusoff high on the glove side.

Unfortunately, Ottawa couldn’t hold the lead.

While Anderson was spectacular with 16 stops in the second period, he didn’t help himself on a goal credited to Tom Kostopolous at 19:45 after giving the puck to Matt Stajan. The shot bounced in off Alfredsson’s stick.

Alfredsson said he put the puck in his own net.

“I scored that one,” said Alfredsson.

That being said, the win was nice.

“We knew we were going to have our hands full in this one, but this is going to give us some confidence,” said Alfredsson. “It was great for us to get the win. We wanted to pick up where left off in Toronto. I thought we did a good job of putting pressure on them.”

You can’t say enough about the way Anderson is playing. He had Jarome Iginla shaking his head on at least two occasions, including a great stop with five minutes left in the period and during a power play banging away in the crease.

The Senators dodged a bullet when they killed off a 5-on-3 man-advantage for a total of 1:04 early in the second. That came with Jesse Winchester and Erik Condra in the box, but the Senators penalty killers didn’t even give Calgary a sniff.

The Flames are now just 2-for-40 at home with the man advantage.

The Senators’ penalty killing has been steadily improving, but it helps when you’ve got Anderson making the big saves.

The Senators and Flames played a high-tempo first period. Ottawa outshot the Flames 14-11, but you could argue Calgary had the better chances and knocked on the door a few times.

Not only did Anderson make a good glove stop on Giordano midway through the first, he had to come up big early with Lee Stempniak parked in front. Anderson made back-to-back pad stops only 1:25 into the game that set the tone for what kind of night it was going to be.

Anderson said he felt strong.

“You just want to give the team a chance to win. You’ve just got to be the guy who the team can count on for the big or routine save,” said Anderson. “There were a lot of shots, but you know against a guy like Kipprusoff it’s going to be a tough game. We were able to get the job done.”

The road trip continues Thursday night against the Oilers in Edmonton at Rexall Place. Game time is 9:30 p.m.
(http://www.ottawasun.com/2011/11/15/sens-butler-burns-flames)
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on November 16, 2011, 03:21:45 PM
Quote
dchesnokov Dmitry Chesnokov
Nikita Filatov's Russian agent says Filatov is considering returning to Russia after another demotion to the minors by the #Sens.

Bye-byesky

Some strangeness going on with regards to this.

Supposedly, the article referenced doesn't actually say anything from Filatov's camp, just that there is a team in the KHL interested in him.   Filatov is in Binghamton today and practicing with the team, so either way, he's not issuing an ultimatum or anything at this time.   He's still doing his job.

Steve Lloyd (Team 1200);
Quote
Could always change, but for now, been told by people that would know that Filatov/KHL rumour is BS. Also dismissed by Filatov himself.

Joy Lindsay (Binghamton Senators Beat Writer);
Quote
Nikita Filatov said he can't talk about #KHL rumors. "No reason," he said. "Just rumors."

He's not exactly denying it though...

I hope he at least gives it the year.   Slumps and injuries are going to hit, he'll get his shot.   If he spends the whole season either in Binghamton or getting 7 minutes a game with Konopka and Winchester, I won't blame him if he leaves.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on November 16, 2011, 06:40:34 PM
(UPDATE 5:20 PM)- Bryan Murray met with the media this afternoon to address the rumours about Filatov. He confirmed that Filatov is considering a move to the KHL and said he requested that the forward wait until the end of November to make a decision.  Important to note that unless Filatov breaks the contract to leave, this is a decision that rests with the Ottawa Senators. (http://www.senschirp.ca/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=496:filatov-considering-return-to-khl&Itemid=13)
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on November 16, 2011, 09:28:17 PM
Not worthy of a media meet for some random career AHLer.  Let him go.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on November 17, 2011, 10:21:17 AM
Ottawa Senators (9-9-1) at Edmonton Oilers (9-6-2) (http://www.ottawasun.com/2011/11/16/winning-formula-sens-vs-oilers)

Thursday, 9:30 p.m. Rexall Place

TV: Sportsnet Sens, TVA Sports. Radio: Team 1200

OTT: PP 23.4%, No. 3, 80%, No. 21

EDM: PP 17.9%, No. 13, 87.3%, No. 7

OILERS LINES

Forwards


    Taylor Hall-Ryan Nugent-Hopkins-Jordan Eberle
    Ryan Smyth-Shawn Horcoff-Ales Hemsky
    Anton Landner-Eric Belanger-Ryan Jones
    Ben Eager-Sam Gagner-Lennart Petrell

Defence


    Cameron Abner-Corey Potter
    Ladislav Smid-Tom Gilbert
    Andy Sutton-Jeff Petry

Goalies


    Nikolai Khabibulin
    Devan Dubnyk
 

SENATORS LINES

Forwards


    Colin Greening-Jason Spezza-Milan Michalek
    Nick Foligno-Stephane Da Costa-Daniel Alfredsson
    Kaspars Daugavins-Zack Smith-Erik Condra
    Zenon Konopka-Jesse Winchester-Bobby Butler

Defence


    Erik Karlsson-Filip Kuba
    Chris Phillips-Sergei Gonchar
    Jared Cowen-Brian Lee

Goalies

    Craig Anderson
    Alex Auld
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on November 17, 2011, 10:19:27 PM
Great start...Michalek!
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on November 17, 2011, 10:20:48 PM
Up 3-0 after the first.

Feels like the good old days again.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on November 17, 2011, 10:24:23 PM
Up 3-0 after the first.

Feels like the good old days again.

They are playing with some jam again.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on November 17, 2011, 11:17:06 PM
4-1 after 2...
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on November 17, 2011, 11:19:42 PM
Another good example in this game of why I think goalies are given too much freedom outside the crease.

Anderson sets a pick, Hall collides with him, Hall gets a penalty.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on November 17, 2011, 11:22:04 PM
Another good example in this game of why I think goalies are given too much freedom outside the crease.

Anderson sets a pick, Hall collides with him, Hall gets a penalty.

Slippery trick by Anderson.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on November 17, 2011, 11:31:28 PM
Haha, Edmonton got scored on by Zenon Konopka.   They suck.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on November 18, 2011, 12:06:27 AM
First time we've swept Alberta since 2003...<thank you DeBrusk>. Vancouver on Sunday. I like this team.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on November 18, 2011, 09:49:34 AM
Stolen from HFBoards (http://hfboards.com/showpost.php?p=39592359&postcount=482).

Quote from: Golden
Quote from: Ibrahim
His face reminded me of the kid in the ally bank commercial after the guy takes away the truck and gives him the cardboard cut-out. Somebody knows what I'm talking about. (http://hfboards.com/images/smilies/laff.gif)

LMAO. That is exactly how he looks.

(http://media.lunch.com/d/d7/243024.jpg?2)

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Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Kessel Run on November 18, 2011, 03:01:31 PM
Classic.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sarge on November 18, 2011, 03:03:03 PM
OMG, that's the funniest thing I've seen in a while.  :)
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: You're right on November 18, 2011, 07:11:11 PM
I have always referred to the kid in that commercial as a young Glen Healy............
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: LittleHockeyFan on November 18, 2011, 07:23:53 PM
Omg that's freakin' hilarious.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on November 18, 2011, 09:23:22 PM
Filatov scored tonight 44 seconds into the game.

I really want him to work.  Aside from the whole KHL rumours fiasco, he says and does all the right things, and seems to respond well to adversity.   His first game after being demoted, he scored 2 goals.   Then after the Russia stuff comes out, he scores early.

Murray's going to give him at least one more chance, I just hope he puts it together.   He's starting to run out of opportunities.

EDIT: Two goals and an assist now.

EDIT2: First star, and was commended for his attitude by coach Kurt Kleinendorst, who can be a bit of a hardass.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: The Red Polar Bear on November 19, 2011, 01:59:32 PM
I have always referred to the kid in that commercial as a young Glen Healy............

My folks think that kid looks like a mini Stephen Harper.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on November 20, 2011, 02:50:54 PM
Ottawa Senators (10-9-1) @ Vancouver Canucks (9-9-1) (http://www.ottawasun.com/2011/11/19/gameday-sens-vs-canucks)

OTT: PP 22.4%, No. 3, 73.9%, No. 24

VCR: PP 26.7%, No. 1, PK 84.4%, No. 12

CANUCKS

FORWARDS


    Daniel Sedin-Henrik Sedin-Jannik Hansen
    Chris Higgins-Ryan Kesler-Alex Burrows
    David Booth-Maxim Lapierre-Cody Hodgson
    Aaron Volpatti-Manny Malhotra-Dale Weise

DEFENCE

    Dan Hamhuis-Kevin Bieksa
    Alex Edler-Sami Salo
    Andrew Alberts-Aaron Rome

GOALIES

    Corey Schneider
    Eddie Lack

SENATORS

FORWARDS


    Colin Greening-Jason Spezza-Milan Michalek
    Nick Foligno-Stephane Da Costa-Daniel Alfredsson
    Kaspars Daugavins-Zack Smith-Erik Condra
    Zenon Konopka-Jesse Winchester-Bobby Butler

DEFENCE

    Erik Karlsson-Filip Kuba
    Chris Phillips-Sergei Gonchar
    Jared Cowen-Brian Lee

GOALIES

    Craig Anderson
    Alex Auld
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on November 20, 2011, 02:52:54 PM
This is a pretty big statement game for me. If they can hang with the Canucks tonight I might start re-considering my original projections for this team this season.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on November 21, 2011, 12:00:19 PM
Great to get a point last night - 5 out of 6 pts taken from the West but that game was ours. Michalek and his 3 breakaways, multiple sitters in the slot that missed the net...off till Friday when we're in Pittsburgh.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on November 22, 2011, 10:44:17 AM
Updated Prospect Report - http://senators.nhl.com/v2/ext/PDFs/Prospect_Update-112111.pdf
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on November 22, 2011, 07:16:36 PM
ASG Voting, Scoreboard and Kyle Turris

It's Tuesday and the Ottawa Senators don't play till Friday match up with the Pittsburgh Penguins.

It certainly had the makings of a quiet day in terms of Sens news but there were a few stories that broke today that should certainly be of interest to fans of the Ottawa Senators.

On the ice, the Sens practiced at the Bell Sensplex ahead of their match up with Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins.  Everyone was in attendance with the exception of injured forwards Chris Neil and Peter Regin.  If you watched any of Crosby's return last night you'll know the Sens could probably use a couple extra practice days to prepare.

Crosby appeared to be in midseason form and with the likes of Malkin, Staal and Letang making up a supporting cast, the Senators will have to be at their absolute best.

On All Star Game Voting

The NHL released the results of the first week of voting for the starting line up for the All Star Game and there was plenty of good news for the Ottawa Senators.  Erik Karlsson incredibly leads all players with 147,468 votes.  Daniel Alfredsson is at the top of the heap among forwards (131,774- VoteAlfie!) while Spezza sits in third (117,899) and Milan Michalek following close behind in fourth place (108,247).

It's an amazing start but it's important we continue to promote the campaign.  You can go here to cast your vote (30 times), text the name of a Senator to 81812 (30 times) and you can vote an additional 30 times from your mobile device.  The Sens have turned some heads with the first round of balloting but we'll need to keep it up!

Tell your friends, family and co-workers! Let's make sure our Senators are well represented!

On the New Scoreboard


This has to be the question I get asked the most often these days.  With the Sens set to host the NHL All Star Game at the end of January, fans would love to hear some good news regarding the installation of a new scoreboard.  Right now this issue could not be more "on again, off again".

Spoke with a quality contact the other day who told me there is essentially still one signature missing.  If you saw the comment section yesterday, one reader suggested the possibility of leasing a new board rather than buying and that is entirely possible.

Money is fairly tight for the Senators right now and a new scoreboard would be a substantial addition.  I still get the sense there is time to get this thing done but there is definitely some work to do before any installation can actually take place.

On Kyle Turris


After holding out the entire season to date, the Phoenix Coyotes have signed forward Kyle Turris to a surprisingly low 2 year deal worth a total of $2.8 million.  But according to multiple reports, this saga may not be over.  With Turris signed to a deal, and some obvious bad blood lingering between the two sides, a trade is still very much a possibility.

The Sens definitely have an interest in the forward but the Coyotes are certainly not going to give him away.  The price might be more than Sens GM Bryan Murray is willing to pay right now although he would fit in nicely on the team's second line.

 (http://www.senschirp.ca/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=504:asg-voting-scoreboard-and-kyle-turris&Itemid=13)
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on November 23, 2011, 09:34:09 AM
2. Ottawa Senators

Strengths:
The Senators have top-end talent at every forward position, headlined by wingers Matt Puempel and Stefan Noesen, and center Mika Zibanejad. The organization possesses one of the best one-two punches on defense in physical stalwart Jared Cowen and puck-mover David Rundlad. There are also a deep group of players who can fill a variety of roles and provide depth at the NHL level including Stephane Da Costa, Jim O'Brien, and Bobby Butler.
Weaknesses: Robin Lenher is a quality goaltending prospect but there is no one behind him. Many of their mid-tier prospects such as Butler and Colin Greening are set to graduate this season and leave a hole in the prospect pool.

Top 5 Prospects: 1. David Rundblad, D, 2. Jared Cowen, D, 3. Mika Zibanejad, C, 4. Robin Lehner, G, 5. Jakob Silfverberg, C.
(http://www.hockeysfuture.com/articles/13429/hockeys_future_organization_rankings_fall2011110/)
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on November 23, 2011, 09:35:41 AM
Sean Couturier is displaying frightening shades of Anze Kopitar.   Especially because since returning to Sweden, Zibanejad has recorded one goal and is a -3 in 6 games.

Come on, lil Z, don't break my heart again.

EDIT:
2. Ottawa Senators

Strengths:
The Senators have top-end talent at every forward position, headlined by wingers Matt Puempel and Stefan Noesen, and center Mika Zibanejad. The organization possesses one of the best one-two punches on defense in physical stalwart Jared Cowen and puck-mover David Rundlad. There are also a deep group of players who can fill a variety of roles and provide depth at the NHL level including Stephane Da Costa, Jim O'Brien, and Bobby Butler.
Weaknesses: Robin Lenher is a quality goaltending prospect but there is no one behind him. Many of their mid-tier prospects such as Butler and Colin Greening are set to graduate this season and leave a hole in the prospect pool.

Top 5 Prospects: 1. David Rundblad, D, 2. Jared Cowen, D, 3. Mika Zibanejad, C, 4. Robin Lehner, G, 5. Jakob Silfverberg, C.
(http://www.hockeysfuture.com/articles/13429/hockeys_future_organization_rankings_fall2011110/)

Yet again, Mark Stone gets overlooked.   19 year old Canadian world junior hopeful leading the WHL in points with 23 goals and 55 points in 26 games and captain of his Wheat Kings while playing huge minutes in all situations.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: L K on November 23, 2011, 10:44:37 AM
2. Ottawa Senators

Strengths:
The Senators have top-end talent at every forward position, headlined by wingers Matt Puempel and Stefan Noesen, and center Mika Zibanejad. The organization possesses one of the best one-two punches on defense in physical stalwart Jared Cowen and puck-mover David Rundlad. There are also a deep group of players who can fill a variety of roles and provide depth at the NHL level including Stephane Da Costa, Jim O'Brien, and Bobby Butler.
Weaknesses: Robin Lenher is a quality goaltending prospect but there is no one behind him. Many of their mid-tier prospects such as Butler and Colin Greening are set to graduate this season and leave a hole in the prospect pool.

Top 5 Prospects: 1. David Rundblad, D, 2. Jared Cowen, D, 3. Mika Zibanejad, C, 4. Robin Lehner, G, 5. Jakob Silfverberg, C.
(http://www.hockeysfuture.com/articles/13429/hockeys_future_organization_rankings_fall2011110/)

Ah, the world of "the prospect pool becomes barren because a guy plays a full season of hockey" arguments.  I love HF.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on November 23, 2011, 11:18:12 AM
Yeah SP / LK if you contrast HF's little bit there with this..

Updated Prospect Report - http://senators.nhl.com/v2/ext/PDFs/Prospect_Update-112111.pdf

..some of the discrepancies are a little puzzling.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on November 23, 2011, 12:35:46 PM
Didn't realize Stone leads the entire CHL in scoring.

I like that little prospect update thing, how long have they been doing that for?
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on November 23, 2011, 12:38:14 PM
Didn't realize Stone leads the entire CHL in scoring.

I like that little prospect update thing, how long have they been doing that for?

To be honest I have no idea. For at least 3 days though, if that helps.  ;]
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on November 24, 2011, 10:23:57 AM
Turris off Sens' radar

The Senators may like Kyle Turris. But it doesn’t look like he will be packing his bags anytime soon.

While the Senators — along with three other Canadian teams — remain interested in the 21-year-old centre after he finally agreed to a contract with Phoenix Tuesday, Coyotes GM Don Maloney isn’t playing Let’s Make a Deal.

Turris, who missed the team’s first 19 games as a restricted free agent before agreeing to a two-year, $2.8-million deal, will suit up for the Coyotes while his demand for a trade sits on the table.

“I don’t think he’s going anywhere. Hard to give up on a No. 3 pick for any organization,” said a league executive Wednesday, speaking on the condition of anonymity.

“Maybe before the trade deadline, but he’s going to have to play some games and contribute so teams are able to find out where he’s at.

“This wasn’t a well-thought-out plan by Turris and his camp.”

The Calgary Flames, Vancouver Canucks, Toronto Maple Leafs, New York Islanders, St. Louis Blues and Senators have all shown interest in Turris.

If Maloney does decide to deal — and that’s a huge if — he’s going to want young assets. Moving a Mika Zibanejad or Jared Cowen for Turris makes no sense, but the Senators do have other high-end prospects they could trade.

BACK TO BASICS

The Senators are working on their power play, which has gone just 2-for-30 in the last nine games. Once the No. 1 unit in the league, the Senators have slipped to sixth.

“We’ve gotten away from what’s made us successful: Shooting the puck,” said D Sergei Gonchar. “We’re not shooting as much and I think we’ve got to come back and start doing that again.”

Coach Paul MacLean said the Senators need to move the puck better.

“We need to move around instead of standing still. That would make a big difference,” said MacLean. ß“(Shots) create motion and opportunity. It doesn’t have to be a one-timer, it could just be a wrister. We just have to get the puck to the net. When the puck goes to the net, you create second and third (chances).”

EXCITING TIME FOR NEIL

RW Chris Neil skated Wednesday for the first time since suffering a high ankle sprain two weeks ago against the New York Rangers. While MacLean wasn’t sure how the skate went because Neil wasn’t on the ice in Rockland, the Senators are pleased with the progress he has made. “He felt pretty good (beforehand),” said MacLean. Neil and his wife Caitlin also welcomed their third child Tuesday with the birth of Finley Christian Neil, a 7.5-ounce baby boy, born at 2:01 p.m. That’s a brother for Hailey and Cole.
(http://www.ottawasun.com/2011/11/23/turris-off-sens-radar)
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on November 25, 2011, 09:06:51 AM
Ottawa Senators (10-9-2) at Pittsburgh Penguins (12-6-4)
Friday, 7 p.m., Consol Energy Center


SPECIAL TEAMS

OTT: PP 20.8% No. 6; PK 79.1% No. 24. PIT: PP 19.2% No. 11; PK 90.3% No. 2

SENATORS LINES

    Colin Greening-Jason Spezza-Milan Michalek
    Nick Foligno-Stephane Da Costa-Daniel Alfredsson
    Kaspars Daugavins-Zack Smith-Erik Condra
    Zenon Konopka-Jesse Winchester-Bobby Butler

Defence

    Erik Karlsson-Filip Kuba
    Sergei Gonchar-Chris Phillips
    Brian Lee-Jared Cowen

Goalies

    Craig Anderson
    Alex Auld

PENGUINS LINES

    Chris Kunitz-Sidney Crosby-Tyler Kennedy
    Pascal Dupuis-Evgeni Malkin-Arron Asham
    James Neal-Jordan Staal-Craig Adams
    Steve Sullivan-Joe Vitale-Richard Park

Defence


    Brooks Orpik-Kris Letang
    Paul Martin-Zbynek Michalek
    Matt Niskanen-Deryk Engelland

Goalies

    Marc-Andre Fleury
    Brent Johnson
(http://www.ottawasun.com/2011/11/24/game-day-sens-vs-penguins)
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Erndog on November 25, 2011, 09:21:29 AM
Odd how the Pens have Kennedy on the first line with Crosby and Neal on the 3rd line with Staal.  Seems like the complete opposite of what you'd expect.   ???
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: cw on November 25, 2011, 09:39:21 AM
Odd how the Pens have Kennedy on the first line with Crosby and Neal on the 3rd line with Staal.  Seems like the complete opposite of what you'd expect.   ???

Malkin & Asham ?
Sullivan on the 4th line ?

The whole lineup seems weird.

I'd read Staal's line with Cooke & Kennedy was back together

Maybe this is what the lineup really is:
http://www2.dailyfaceoff.com/teams/lines/36/pittsburgh-penguins
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on November 25, 2011, 07:29:24 PM
Crosby 3A, Malkin 1G 1A halfway thru the 1st...
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on November 25, 2011, 11:47:00 PM
Man, what did you guys do to Brian Elliott?
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: CarltonTheBear on November 26, 2011, 01:45:50 AM
Man, what did you guys do to Brian Elliott?

I honestly forgot that was the same Elliot until a couple of weeks ago.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on November 26, 2011, 12:47:10 PM
Man, what did you guys do to Brian Elliott?

I honestly forgot that was the same Elliot until a couple of weeks ago.

He's been playing good hockey...but the wheels will fall off. It's only a matter of time.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on November 27, 2011, 03:24:22 PM
Da Costa sent down, Filatov up, and while be playing with either Spezza or Alfredsson.

Sounds like he's getting his chance, but I wouldn't be surprised if he's playing with Konopka before the end of the 1st.

EDIT: He'll start with Spezza and Greening.

EDIT2: And Tomas Kaberle is a healthy scratch.   The next Wade Redden?
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on November 28, 2011, 09:35:04 AM
Da Costa sent down, Filatov up, and while be playing with either Spezza or Alfredsson.

Sounds like he's getting his chance, but I wouldn't be surprised if he's playing with Konopka before the end of the 1st.

EDIT: He'll start with Spezza and Greening.

EDIT2: And Tomas Kaberle is a healthy scratch.   The next Wade Redden?

Went to the game yesterday...man we need a new scoreboard.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on November 28, 2011, 09:57:17 AM
Karlsson...21 PTS in 23 GMS...how many points will get this year?

50-75
75-100
100-150
150+
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on November 29, 2011, 09:13:27 AM
Ottawa Senators (11-10-2) at Winnipeg Jets (9-10-4) (http://www.ottawasun.com/2011/11/28/game-day-sens-at-jets)

SPECIAL TEAMS:

OTT: PP 20% No. 6; PK 79.8% No. 24

WPG: PP 18.1% No. 10; PK 81.4% No. 18

LINES

    Colin Greening-Jason Spezza-Nikita Filatov
    Milan Michalek-Nick Foligno-Daniel Alfredsson
    Kaspars Daugavins-Zack Smith-Erik Condra
    Zenon Konopka-Jesse Winchester-Bobby Butler

DEFENCE

    Filip Kuba-Erik Karlsson
    Chris Phillips-Sergei Gonchar
    Jared Cowen-David Rundblad

GOALIES

    Craig Anderson
    Alex Auld

WINNIPEG

LINES

    Andrew Ladd-Nik Antropov-Kyle Wellwood
    Evander Kane-Bryan Little-Blake Wheeler
    Tanner Glass-Alex Burmistrov-Eric Fehr
    Jason Jaffray-Jim Slater-Chris Thorburn

DEFENCE

    Dustin Byfuglien-Mark Stuart
    Zach Bogosian-Johnny Oduya
    Arturs Kulda-Mark Flood

GOALIES

    Ondrej Pavelec
    Chris Mason

INJURIES

OTTAWA


    RW Chris Neil (ankle) is out indefinitely
    D Matt Carkner (knee) is day to day
    C Peter Regin (shoulder) is out indefinitely

WINNIPEG

    D Ron Hainsey (lower body) will be a game time decision
    D Brett Festerling (upper body) is day to day.
    D Randy Jones (foot) is day to day
    D Tobias Enstrom (broken collarbone) is out indefinitely
    D Derek Meech (knee) is out until the new year

Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on November 29, 2011, 11:26:19 PM
Who knew Zack Smith could score goals?

On pace for 21 goals, 44 points, while killing penalties, playing good D, and fighting occasionally.    Maybe we've replaced Mike Fisher already?

From Ian Mendes;
Quote
Paul MacLean said he had to yell at Zack Smith three times to get him to go out for PP in 3rd period. Smith wasn't expecting the call.

EDIT: Tough break for Filatov, though.   Took a skate to the face in the first, ended up with a broken nose, didn't return.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on November 30, 2011, 12:27:57 AM
Who knew Zack Smith could score goals?

On pace for 21 goals, 44 points, while killing penalties, playing good D, and fighting occasionally.    Maybe we've replaced Mike Fisher already?

From Ian Mendes;
Quote
Paul MacLean said he had to yell at Zack Smith three times to get him to go out for PP in 3rd period. Smith wasn't expecting the call.

EDIT: Tough break for Filatov, though.   Took a skate to the face in the first, ended up with a broken nose, didn't return.

Kuba took a pretty good check and left the game too. Another road win. 8th in the East.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 01, 2011, 08:54:49 AM
Ottawa Senators (12-10-2) at Dallas Stars (14-9-1) (http://www.ottawasun.com/2011/11/30/game-day-sens-at-stars)

SPECIAL TEAMS:

OTT:
PP 20.2% No. 5; PK 79.8% No. 25

DAL: PP 14.5% No. 22; PK 82.7% No. 17

OTTAWA LINES

FORWARDS


    Colin Greening-Jason Spezza-Nikita Filatov
    Milan Michalek-Nick Foligno-Daniel Alfredsson
    Kaspars Daugavins-Zack Smith-Erik Condra
    Zenon Konopka-Jesse Winchester-Bobby Butler

DEFENCE

    Chris Phillips-Sergei Gonchar
    Brian Lee-Erik Karlsson
    Jared Cowen-David Rundblad

GOALIES

    Craig Anderson
    Alex Auld

DALLAS LINES

FORWARDS


    Loui Eriksson-Jamie Benn-Michael Ryder
    Steve Ott-Mike Ribeiro-Tomas Vincour
    Eric Nystrom-Vernon Fiddler-Radek Dvorak
    Krys Barch-Tom Wandell-Toby Peterson

DEFENCE

    Stephane Robidas-Sheldon Souray
    Trevor Daley-Nicklas Grossman
    Philip Larsen-Mark Fistric

GOALIES

    Andrew Raycroft
    Richard Bachman
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on December 01, 2011, 09:59:47 PM
Ferret!   This game blows!

Either the ice is awful, or both teams just suck.

They combined for 7 shots in the second period.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 02, 2011, 08:33:35 AM
Ferret!   This game blows!

Either the ice is awful, or both teams just suck.

They combined for 7 shots in the second period.

Yeah...should of got at least a point out of it.
Kudos to Filatov - played with a busted beak and played well.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 02, 2011, 06:44:00 PM
Best NHL name ever? Meet "The Klink" (http://tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=381799).
Title: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Heroic Shrimp on December 03, 2011, 01:04:13 AM
Best NHL name ever? Meet "The Klink" (http://tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=381799).

Isn't it Col. Klink?
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on December 03, 2011, 05:00:27 AM
Define "best".
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on December 03, 2011, 05:40:51 AM
Klinkhammer came from Chicago for a conditional 7th in the 2013 draft.   The condition being he plays 5 NHL games for Ottawa.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 03, 2011, 07:48:55 AM
Klinkhammer came from Chicago for a conditional 7th in the 2013 draft.   The condition being he plays 5 NHL games for Ottawa.

Isn't that what we got for Kovalev last year? A conditional 7th?
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 03, 2011, 05:54:01 PM
Game Day: Ottawa Senators (12-11-2) at Washington Capitals (12-11-1) (http://www.ottawasun.com/2011/12/02/game-day-sens-at-capitals)

SPECIAL TEAMS:

OTT: PP 20% No. 5; PK 79.5% No. 25

WAS: PP 15.7% No. 19; PK 81.6% No. 18

OTTAWA LINES

FORWARDS


    Colin Greening-Jason Spezza-Nikita Filatov
    Milan Michalek-Nick Foligno-Daniel Alfredsson
    Kaspars Daugavins-Zack Smith-Erik Condra
    Zenon Konopka-Jesse Winchester-Chris Neil

DEFENCE


    Chris Phillips-Erik Karlsson
    Jared Cowen-Sergei Gonchar
    David Rundblad-Brian Lee

GOALIES

    Craig Anderson
    Alex Auld

WASHINGTON LINES

FORWARDS


    Alex Ovechkin-Nicklas Backstrom-Troy Brower
    Alexander Semin-Marcus Johansson-Mike Knuble
    Jason Chimera-Brooks Laich-Joel Ward
    Matt Hendricks-Mathieu Perreault-Jeff Halpern

DEFENCE

    John Erskine-Dennis Wideman
    Karl Alzner-John Carlson
    Jeff Schultz-Dmitry Orlov

GOALIES

    Tomas Vokoun
    Michal Neuvirth

INJURIES

OTTAWA


    D Filip Kuba (upper body) is day-to-day
    C Peter Regin (shoulder) is out indefinitely

WASHINGTON

    D Mike Green (groin soreness) is day-to-day.
    RW Jay Beagle (concussion symptoms) is week-to-week.
    D Tom Poti (groin) is expected to be sidelined all season.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 03, 2011, 06:00:25 PM
Our boy Neiler <and new father> is back tonight...

(http://www.thehockeynews.com/imgs/dynamique/photos/original/article_35699_2.jpg) (http://www.ottawasun.com/2011/12/03/chris-neil-returns-to-lineup-versus-caps)
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on December 03, 2011, 06:09:54 PM
Ew.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 03, 2011, 08:09:41 PM
Karlsson!
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 03, 2011, 09:34:47 PM
2-2 late in 3rd...
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 03, 2011, 09:43:13 PM
Quick death but at least we got a point.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on December 04, 2011, 10:18:52 PM
The caps reminded me of the Martin era Senators.   Very little sustained offensive pressure, but they can get odd man rushes and breakaways out of nowhere.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 05, 2011, 08:03:21 AM
Tampa Bay Lightning (11-12-2) at Ottawa Senators (12-12-2) (http://www.ottawasun.com/2011/12/04/game-day-lightning-at-sens)

OTT: PP 19.8% No. 7; PK 80.2% No. 25

TBL: PP 15.9% No. 19; PK 83.5% No. 13

LINES

OTTAWA

FORWARDS


    Colin Greening-Jason Spezza-Bobby Butler
    Milan Michalek-Nick Foligno-Daniel Alfredsson
    Kaspars Daugavins-Zack Smith-Erik Condra
    Zenon Konopka-Jesse Winchester-Chris Neil

DEFENCE


    Chris Phillips-Sergei Gonchar
    Jared Cowen-Erik Karlsson
    David Rundblad-Brian Lee

GOALIES

    Craig Anderson
    Alex Auld

TAMPA

FORWARDS


    Steve Downie-Vinny Lecavalier-Marty St. Louis
    Ryan Malone-Steven Stamkos-Teddy Purcell
    Brett Connolly-Dominic Moore-Ryan Shannon
    Tom Pyatt-Nate Thompson-Dana Tyrell

DEFENCE

    Victor Hedman-Eric Brewer
    Pavel Kubina-Brett Clark
    Matt Gilroy-Marc-Andre Bergeron

GOALIES


    Dwayne Roloson
    Mathieu Garon

INJURIES

OTTAWA


    D Filip Kuba (upper body) is day-to-day
    C Peter Regin (shoulder) is out indefinitely

TAMPA

    D Mattias Ohlund (knees) is out indefinitely
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on December 05, 2011, 11:02:36 PM
Our current #15 is tied with our old #15 in goals.

Plus, our current #15 skates, hits, fights, plays defense and kills penalties.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: bustaheims on December 05, 2011, 11:10:01 PM
Our current #15 is tied with our old #15 in goals.

Plus, our current #15 skates, hits, fights, plays defense and kills penalties.

Your old number #15 is playing for the team that's 1st in the NHL right now. I think he wins.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on December 05, 2011, 11:16:40 PM
Yeah, we'll see how that works out for him.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 06, 2011, 12:54:43 AM
Big win! Clutch goal from the Captain. Hanging on to 8th.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 07, 2011, 08:34:02 AM
Washington Capitals (13-12-1) at Ottawa Senators (13-11-3) (http://www.ottawasun.com/2011/12/06/gameday-sens-vs-capitals)

OTT: PP 19.1% No. 9; PK 80.7% No. 21

WAS: PP 14.7% No. 22; PK 79.8% No. 15

SENATORS

FORWARDS


    Colin Greening-Jason Spezza-Bobby Butler
    Milan Michalek-Nick Foligno-Daniel Alfredsson
    Kaspars Daugavins-Zack Smith-Erik Condra
    Zenon Konopka-Jesse Winchester-Chris Neil

DEFENCE

    Chris Phillips-Sergei Gonchar
    Jared Cowen-Erik Karlsson
    David Rundblad-Brian Lee

GOALIES

    Craig Anderson
    Alex Auld

CAPITALS

FORWARDS


    Alex Ovechkin-Nicklas Backstrom-Troy Brouwer
    Cody Eakin-Marcus Johansson-Mike Knuble
    Jason Chimera-Brooks Laich-Joel Ward
    Matt Hendricks-Mathieu Perreault-Jeff Halpern

DEFENCE

    Dmitry Orlov-Jeff Schultz
    Dennis Wideman-John Erskine
    John Carlson-Karl Alzner

GOALIES

    Tomas Vokoun
    Michal Neuvirth

INJURIES

OTTAWA


    D Filip Kuba (upper body) is day-to-day
    C Peter Regin (shoulder) is out indefinitely

WASHINGTON

    D Roman Hamrik (lower body) is day-to-day.
    D Mike Green (groin soreness) is day-to-day.
    RW Jay Beagle (concussion symptoms) is week-to-week.
    D Tom Poti (groin) is expected to be sidelined all season.

Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 07, 2011, 08:37:22 AM
Regin Shoulders on for Sens
Don Brennan


OTTAWA - Things might change by the deadline, but the Senators don’t need to make a trade right now. What they need is Peter Regin.

After practising with the team for the first time since beginning rehab on his thrice-injured shoulder, Regin said he expects to be back by mid-December, as per the timetable...MORE
(http://www.ottawasun.com/2011/12/06/regin-shoulders-on-for-sens)
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Derk on December 08, 2011, 10:13:02 AM
Neil vs. Ovechkin.

Neil with a solid hit in the corner. Ovechkin pitchforks him in the gut skating up ice. Neil goes down and gets called for unsportsmanlike, no call on Ovechkin. Ovy says he's not that kind of player.

It looks like he was swinging his stick as part of his skating stride, but I think he knew exactly what he was doing. Just my opinion.

Yahoo article with video link (http://ca.sports.yahoo.com/nhl/blog/puck_daddy/post/Video-Neil-takes-Ovechkin-stick-to-midsection-;_ylt=AmUePZyzm5BtRTuLjRn0pcUJfwM6?urn=nhl-wp19284)
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: louisstamos on December 08, 2011, 10:25:07 AM
Neil vs. Ovechkin.

Neil with a solid hit in the corner. Ovechkin pitchforks him in the gut skating up ice. Neil goes down and gets called for unsportsmanlike, no call on Ovechkin. Ovy says he's not that kind of player.

It looks like he was swinging his stick as part of his skating stride, but I think he knew exactly what he was doing. Just my opinion.

Yahoo article with video link (http://ca.sports.yahoo.com/nhl/blog/puck_daddy/post/Video-Neil-takes-Ovechkin-stick-to-midsection-;_ylt=AmUePZyzm5BtRTuLjRn0pcUJfwM6?urn=nhl-wp19284)

Yup.  One of those "accidentally-on-purpose" spear, but I think he knew what he was doing.  I'm actually impressed Ovi was able to time it perfectly, made it look like it was just his stride, and didn't even look at him.

At the same time, as soon as he feels the stick in his gut, look at Neil look for the ref before he goes down.  It's a spear, and Neil may have been in some discomfort afterwards, but he definitely embellishes.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on December 08, 2011, 10:32:12 AM
He knew what he was doing.   I also think Neil sold it a little though.

Bob MacKenzie posted the rules on spearing on twitter, though.   By the definition in the rulebook, that should have been 5 and a game for Ovechkin.

I would have been okay, in this situation, with offsetting minors.   Give Ovechkin 2 for spearing, and give Neil 2 for embellishment.

EDIT: Nope, it wasn't Bobby Mac.   Not sure where I read it, but it basically says a two minute minor for spearing is if a player attempts to spear an opponent but doesn't make contact.   5 and a game is for intentionally and successfully spearing a player.

If you believe that Ovechkin did know what he was doing, and that he did make contact with Neil, it would be 5 and a game.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on December 08, 2011, 10:34:12 AM
I'm no fan of Ovechkin, but I do hate Neil - and he went down pretty quickly there for something that didn't look like it was done too forcefully.

Maybe it got him in a bad spot, but since I have nothing but dislike for Neil, I withdraw any benefit of my doubt.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Nik on December 08, 2011, 10:35:36 AM

It's always nice when a story confirms your impression of two players.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: bustaheims on December 08, 2011, 10:45:38 AM
Yeah, I think that's definitely an "accidentally on purpose" type play. The stick movement was definitely part of his skating motion, but, I think he skates up right beside Neil on purpose so that the stick would get him in the gut.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: The Red Polar Bear on December 08, 2011, 11:32:02 AM
Huh.

You know, I've always been under the impression that "spearing" was a term used in reference to the shaft end of the stick rather than the blade end. Apparently, I've been wrong about that for quite some time, and the rules (62.1 (http://www.nhl.com/ice/page.htm?id=26354)) specifically reference the blade end only.

Learn something new every day.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on December 08, 2011, 11:39:07 AM
Huh.

You know, I've always been under the impression that "spearing" was a term used in reference to the shaft end of the stick rather than the blade end. Apparently, I've been wrong about that for quite some time, and the rules (62.1 (http://www.nhl.com/ice/page.htm?id=26354)) specifically reference the blade end only.

Learn something new every day.

I believe that is a 'butt end'.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: bustaheims on December 08, 2011, 11:42:15 AM
Huh.

You know, I've always been under the impression that "spearing" was a term used in reference to the shaft end of the stick rather than the blade end. Apparently, I've been wrong about that for quite some time, and the rules (62.1 (http://www.nhl.com/ice/page.htm?id=26354)) specifically reference the blade end only.

Learn something new every day.

I believe that is a 'butt end'.

Yup, Rule 58, Butt-Ending:

http://www.nhl.com/ice/page.htm?id=26350
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: The Red Polar Bear on December 08, 2011, 12:19:50 PM
Huh.

You know, I've always been under the impression that "spearing" was a term used in reference to the shaft end of the stick rather than the blade end. Apparently, I've been wrong about that for quite some time, and the rules (62.1 (http://www.nhl.com/ice/page.htm?id=26354)) specifically reference the blade end only.

Learn something new every day.

I believe that is a 'butt end'.

Yup, Rule 58, Butt-Ending:

http://www.nhl.com/ice/page.htm?id=26350

58.6 Fines and Suspensions - When a major penalty and game misconduct are imposed under this rule, an automatic fine of one hundred dollars ($100) will be imposed.

One HUNDRED Dollars?

Jeeze, how can the players afford these things.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 08, 2011, 01:15:35 PM
It is what it is. Will be interesting to see what Shanahan thinks but I doubt he gets any games. I'll give Ovechkin the benefit of the doubt on this one - it did look somewhat accidental.
Tough game to lose though - we had them on the ropes. Those are big points to be giving away.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 08, 2011, 01:19:58 PM
Ottawa Senators (13-11-3) @ New Jersey Devils (11-14-2) (http://www.ottawasun.com/2011/12/07/gameday-sens-vs-devils)

SPECIAL TEAMS

    OTT: PP 19.1% No. 9; PK 80.7% No. 21
    NJD: PP 13.7%, NO. 25; PK 94.7%, No. 1

SENATORS

FORWARDS


    Colin Greening-Jason Spezza-Bobby Butler
    Milan Michalek-Nick Foligno-Daniel Alfredsson
    Kaspars Daugavins-Zack Smith-Erik Condra
    Zenon Konopka-Jesse Winchester-Chris Neil

DEFENCE

    Chris Phillips-Sergei Gonchar
    Jared Cowen-Erik Karlsson
    David Rundblad-Brian Lee

GOALIES

    Alex Auld
    Craig Anderson

DEVILS

FORWARDS

    Zach Parise-Adam Henrique-Ilya Kovalchuk
    Mattias Tedenby-Patrik Elias-Petr Sykora
    Dainius Zubrus-Ryan Carter-David Clarkson
    Eric Boulton-Tom Sestito-Nick Palmieri

DEFENCE

    Andy Greene-Anton Volchenkov
    Adam Larsson-Bryce Salvador
    Henrik Tallinder-Mark Fayne

GOALIES

    Martin Brodeur
    Johan Hedberg
----


Auld starts.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 08, 2011, 08:15:19 PM
3-0 over NJ..Michalek with his league leading 18th
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 08, 2011, 09:10:25 PM
Ugh...  :/
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Kessel Run on December 08, 2011, 09:19:14 PM
Whoa, NJ storms back for the 4-3 lead.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Erndog on December 08, 2011, 09:35:48 PM
Whoa, NJ storms back for the 4-3 lead.

And Ottawa ties it with 3 seconds left.  How many times have they don't that this year?  At least 3 now. 
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Chev-boyar-sky on December 08, 2011, 09:53:26 PM
Whoa, NJ storms back for the 4-3 lead.

And Ottawa ties it with 3 seconds left.  How many times have they don't that this year?  At least 3 now.

These situations are common place on a team with players of All-Star Daniel Alfredsson's ilk.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on December 08, 2011, 09:54:40 PM
Ugh, that was ugly.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Nik on December 08, 2011, 10:30:44 PM

Man, who even knew it was flu season?
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 09, 2011, 04:29:25 PM
Good that we got a point obviously but another third period collapse...except this one was 'collapse/heroics/collapse'...anyways this whole myth of us being more dominant in the third is getting old. We've now let in as many goals as we've scored in third periods <43>.

Next 6 is another batch of games with big implications - Vancouver, at Buffalo, Boston, Pittsburgh, Buffalo, Florida...half are against teams in the NE.

Carkner is back tomorrow against the Canucks.

The All-Star Draft is being held at the Casino <Lac Leamy>. I love how Gatineau / Quebec gets to benefit from having the ASG in Ottawa. They just finished a $160 million dollar face life to the Ottawa Congress Center - which is right on the canal and where they plan on having some ASG activities. Stupid!
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on December 10, 2011, 12:55:39 AM
Aw geez.   Patrick Wiercioch took a clearing attempt to the neck last night.   He's spending the night in the hospital in "serious condition".   Darren Dreger reported that he was stable, but the hospital themselves said that there's no update on his condition, and reports that he was stable didn't come from their staff.   The official word from the Binghamton Senators is just that he's being treated, nothing about his condition.

Remind me again why players don't wear neck guards like we did as kids?
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 10, 2011, 09:42:02 AM
Vancouver Canucks (17-10-1) @ Ottawa Senators (13-12-4) (http://www.ottawasun.com/2011/12/09/game-day-canucks-at-senators)

OTT: PP 18.8%, No. 11; 81.2%, No. 21

VAN: PP 25.8%, No. 1; 86.5%, No. 6

CANUCKS

FORWARDS


    Daniel Sedin-Henrik Sedin-Alex Burrows
    Mason Raymond-Ryan Kesler-Jannik Hansen
    Bill Sweatt-Cody Hodgson-Max Lapierre
    Andrew Alberts-Manny Malhotra-Dale Weise

DEFENCE

    Dan Hamhuis-Kevin Bieksa
    Alex Edler-Sami Salo
    Aaron Rome-Keith Ballard

GOALIES

    Roberto Luongo
    Cory Schneider

SENATORS

FORWARDS


    Milan Michalek-Jason Spezza-Kaspars Daugavins
    Colin Greening-Nick Foligno-Daniel Alfredsson
    Erik Condra-Zack Smith-Chris Neil
    Jesse Winchester-Zenon Konopka-Bobby Butler

DEFENCE

    Jared Cowen-Erik Karlsson
    Chris Phillips-Matt Carkner
    Brian Lee-David Rundblad

GOALIES

    Craig Anderson
    Alex Auld
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 10, 2011, 09:44:33 AM
Lee scratched for Carkner..doesn't look like Gonchar is able to play tonight either.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 10, 2011, 09:45:54 AM
"G Craig Anderson should return to the net. He is 3-9-0 lifetime vs. Vancouver with a 3.34 GAA. Yikes."
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 10, 2011, 12:48:00 PM
Regin is back tonight as well...
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on December 10, 2011, 11:16:20 PM
So this is why he gets away with everything...

Quote
FriedgeHNIC Elliotte Friedman
Yikes RT @BotchonCanucks Bieksa: "I...asked ref to keep an eye on Neil. He told me they're good friends and...he wouldn't cross the line."
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: L K on December 11, 2011, 12:20:38 AM
So this is why he gets away with everything...

Quote
FriedgeHNIC Elliotte Friedman
Yikes RT @BotchonCanucks Bieksa: "I...asked ref to keep an eye on Neil. He told me they're good friends and...he wouldn't cross the line."

LOL.  My guess is it was probably meant in more of a we're "good friends" as in familiar with each other kind of way.  At least that's what I'm hoping, but the way the officiating has steadily gone down hill, I'm actually having a hard time believing it.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 11, 2011, 12:36:45 AM
I think I have to rank tonight's game #2 all-time worst officiated game I've ever seen. Awful.

I thought Recchi might have been being a tad harsh when he cut up the Canucks for diving etc. but I take it all back. Show me the way Recchi!
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on December 11, 2011, 12:47:31 AM
So this is why he gets away with everything...

Quote
FriedgeHNIC Elliotte Friedman
Yikes RT @BotchonCanucks Bieksa: "I...asked ref to keep an eye on Neil. He told me they're good friends and...he wouldn't cross the line."

LOL.  My guess is it was probably meant in more of a we're "good friends" as in familiar with each other kind of way.  At least that's what I'm hoping, but the way the officiating has steadily gone down hill, I'm actually having a hard time believing it.

Oh yeah - I don't actually believe it, but it's funny to joke about nonetheless.

Also cements the Canucks (as if anyone doubted before) as the biggest whiners in history.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 11, 2011, 01:02:40 AM
So this is why he gets away with everything...

Quote
FriedgeHNIC Elliotte Friedman
Yikes RT @BotchonCanucks Bieksa: "I...asked ref to keep an eye on Neil. He told me they're good friends and...he wouldn't cross the line."

LOL.  My guess is it was probably meant in more of a we're "good friends" as in familiar with each other kind of way.  At least that's what I'm hoping, but the way the officiating has steadily gone down hill, I'm actually having a hard time believing it.

Oh yeah - I don't actually believe it, but it's funny to joke about nonetheless.

Also cements the Canucks (as if anyone doubted before) as the biggest whiners in history.

Whiners....that's putting it nicely.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 11, 2011, 10:08:39 PM
...and Kesler's head has finally hit the boards.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 12, 2011, 09:07:57 AM
Sens look to stop bleeding (http://www.ottawasun.com/2011/12/11/sens-look-to-stop-bleeding)

OTTAWA -
It took just “three or four” stitches to close the deep, gushing gash between Chris Neil’s eyes Thursday in New Jersey.

Now, what’s it going to take for the Senators to stop their bleeding?

Losers of three in a row and five times in their last six games, the Senators are still hanging with the group battling for a Top 8 spot in the Eastern Conference. But with a game in Buffalo Tuesday, then back home to entertain the Bruins Wednesday and Penguins Friday, things aren’t getting easier any time soon.

“It hasn’t been easy the first 30 games, either,” said coach Paul MacLean, whose team had the day off Sunday. “I don’t anticipate the last 52 to be easier.

“It doesn’t matter who we’re playing. This is a tough league. Real tough league to play in. We’re competing, and we’re going to come here again on Monday and get ourselves ready to play Tuesday in Buffalo. We’re going to come, we’re going to play hard and we’re going to give it our best shot.”

The absence of veteran defenceman Filip Kuba has certainly been felt. The Senators are 1-3-2 since he suffered a left shoulder injury that, on Saturday, MacLean said should keep him out another week. Minus Kuba, they have had to lean harder on the younger blueliners. Jared Cowen has thrived with the extra workload. In Saturday’s 4-1 loss to Vancouver, David Rundblad struggled.

The slick rookie was caught up ice on the Ryan Kesler goal that gave the Canucks a 2-0 lead before the midway mark of the first period.

Digging themselves early holes has been a trait of the Senators most of the season. No team in the NHL has allowed more than the 31 first-period goals surrendered by Ottawa.

Meanwhile, the Senators have only scored 19 times in the opening 20 minutes.

“We played with pretty good urgency in the third. We’ve got to get that right from the get-go,” goalie Craig Anderson said after the loss to Vancouver. “We’ve got to come out and play a full 60 minutes. We had a great start in New Jersey and (Saturday) was the complete opposite. At the start of the game we had a few falters, then figured we should turn it on.

“We just need to get mentally ready and be prepared to play the whole 60 minutes. Do whatever it takes to get mentally prepared. Mistakes can be made. Definitely, when you’re young and you haven’t had some experience, when you do have an off-shift, you need to learn how to respond and have your best shift right after that.”

The Senators could also use Sergei Gonchar, who’s day-to-day with an upper-body injury. But the truth is, their power play has been slipping even before Gonchar was injured in New Jersey.

Ranked No. 1 not so long ago, the Senators’ power play is now 12th. In the last two games, not even 5-on-3 advantages have helped. The problem stems from difficulties entering the offensive zone.

“Once we’re there, we don’t seem to be able to establish a shot anywhere, with any consequence,” said MacLean. “We just have to keep practising.”

Staying away from the box themselves a little more would also help the cause. The Senators are the third-most penalized team in the league. It’s tough to get momentum while short-handed.

“You’re always concerned when you don’t win,” said MacLean, who thought the Senators played the Canucks “hard” for the most part. “There are still areas of our game that have to get better. Our power play and our special teams have to continue to get better. And our execution with the puck has to get much better.”

That should help stop the bleeding.


On deck this week: @ Buffalo <Tues> Bruins <Wed> Penguins <Fri>...tough week.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: CarltonTheBear on December 12, 2011, 09:36:54 AM
Quote
@RealKyper Nick Kypreos
The #Senators Nikita Filatov experiment is officially over this season. He's boarding a flight to join HC CSKA Moscow in the #KHL.
3 minutes ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on December 12, 2011, 09:39:18 AM
Well, that was a bizarre episode in Senators history.   Wonder what kind of dirt will come out now.

Gotta be a reason why Filatov sat while Butler played on the top line.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 12, 2011, 09:43:51 AM
Quote
@RealKyper Nick Kypreos
The #Senators Nikita Filatov experiment is officially over this season. He's boarding a flight to join HC CSKA Moscow in the #KHL.
3 minutes ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®

I doubt Murray qualifies him after this season...good luck in Russia NF.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 12, 2011, 09:47:43 AM
Well, that was a bizarre episode in Senators history.   Wonder what kind of dirt will come out now.

Gotta be a reason why Filatov sat while Butler played on the top line.

Meh - who cares.

HEY MURRAY - NO MORE RUSSIANS!
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on December 12, 2011, 09:50:01 AM
UNLESS HIS NAME IS NAIL YAKUPOV

THEN WE CAN GIVE IT ANOTHER SHOT
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 12, 2011, 09:57:37 AM
UNLESS HIS NAME IS NAIL YAKUPOV

THEN WE CAN GIVE IT ANOTHER SHOT

NO - NO MORE RUSSIANS!
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 13, 2011, 10:03:37 AM
Anderson's new throwback mask - debuting Dec 14th against Boston:

(http://i790.photobucket.com/albums/yy185/Ferret57/Right.jpg)

(http://i790.photobucket.com/albums/yy185/Ferret57/Left.jpg)

(http://i790.photobucket.com/albums/yy185/Ferret57/Center.jpg)

(http://i790.photobucket.com/albums/yy185/Ferret57/Back.jpg)
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 13, 2011, 10:20:38 AM
Ottawa Senators (13-13-4) vs. Buffalo Sabres (15-12-2). Tuesday, 7 p.m., First Niagara Center (http://www.ottawasun.com/2011/12/12/game-day-senators-at-sabres)

SPECIAL TEAMS


OTT: PP 17.9% No. 12; PK 80.4% No. 23.

BUF: PP 17% No. 19; PK 85.8% No. 7

SENATORS LINES

    Colin Greening-Jason Spezza-Milan Michalek
    Peter Regin-Nick Foligno-Daniel Alfredsson
    Erik Condra-Zack Smith-Chris Neil
    Bobby Butler-Jesse Winchester-Kaspars Daugavins

Defence

    Chris Phillips-Sergei Gonchar
    Jared Cowen-Erik Karlsson
    David Rundblad-Brian Lee

Goalies

    Craig Anderson
    Alex Auld

SABRES LINES

    Thomas Vanek-Paul Szczechura-Jason Pominville
    Tyler Ennis-Derek Roy-Drew Stafford
    Luke Adam-Ville Leino-Zack Kassian
    Colin Stuart-Matt Ellis-Cody McCormick

Defence

    Robyn Regehr-Andrej Sekera
    Marc-Andre Gragnani-Christian Ehrhoff
    Brayden McNabb-Jordan Leopold

Goalies


    Ryan Miller
    Jhonas Enroth

INJURIES

Ottawa


    D Filip Kuba (upper body) is expected to miss another week
    C Sergei Gonchar (upper body) is day-to-day

Buffalo


    C Jochen Hecht (lower body) is day-to-day.
    RW Corey Tropp (head injury) is out indefinitely
    LW Nathan Gerbe (concussion) is out indefinitely
    C Paul Gaustad (upper-body) is out indefinitely
    D Mike Weber (upper body ) is out indefinitely
    D Tyler Myers (wrist) is out indefinitely
    RW Brad Boyes (lower body) is out indefinitely
    RW Patrick Kaleta (lower body) is out indefinitely

Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: CarltonTheBear on December 13, 2011, 05:31:51 PM
Filatov interview with Puck Daddy:

http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/blog/puck_daddy/post/Chatting-with-Nikita-Filatov-about-leaving-for-K?urn=nhl-wp19772#remaining-content

He sure does know how to say the right things.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on December 13, 2011, 05:33:50 PM
Filatov interview with Puck Daddy:

http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/blog/puck_daddy/post/Chatting-with-Nikita-Filatov-about-leaving-for-K?urn=nhl-wp19772#remaining-content

He sure does know how to say the right things.

Quote
Why go back to the NHL? What's the point?

"What kind of a stupid question is that? The point is that the best league in the world is still there. I will be only 22 this summer. And I don't see any reasons to say that I have no chances to break through in the NHL. Everyone's career goes differently. Not always things come easy."

I like it.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Tigger on December 13, 2011, 05:58:20 PM
That's a nice response from Filatov.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Derk on December 13, 2011, 06:41:54 PM
That's a nice response from Filatov.

I agree. Refreshing to hear a guy speak his mind rather than drone out the usual cliches. :)

That and taking some responsibility for his poor play.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 13, 2011, 07:09:42 PM
I've always been a big Filatov supporter!
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 13, 2011, 07:11:36 PM
Michalek with his league leading 19th...took a while but losing Heater is starting to sting less.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Tigger on December 13, 2011, 07:14:34 PM
Michalek with his league leading 19th...took a while but losing Heater is starting to sting less.

I'm happy for you, losing him was good no matter tho...
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on December 13, 2011, 10:26:43 PM
Michalek takes the league lead in goals, then promptly leaves the game with an upper body injury after colliding with Karlsson.   Someone call Filatov.

EDIT: Also, I'd like to thank Bryan Burke for stealing Nazem Kadri from us.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Chev-boyar-sky on December 14, 2011, 08:33:47 AM
Michalek takes the league lead in goals, then promptly leaves the game with an upper body injury after colliding with Karlsson.   Someone call Filatov.

EDIT: Also, I'd like to thank Bryan Burke for stealing Nazem Kadri from us.

I know your baiting, but I'd wait a little while before I judge the move. Kadri is honing his game in the AHL which is pretty normal for a guy who's not fully developed physically. He could still be the better player, especially if Cowen has any more knee issues.

EDIT: Also a line of 6 pts, 31 GP, and -2 isn't exactly something to get too excited about.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on December 14, 2011, 08:42:06 AM
Nah, not really baiting, just kidding around.   That comment was more about how impressed I am with Cowen, not really about Kadri.

Last I heard Kadri's doing pretty well, anyway.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 14, 2011, 10:01:29 AM
How many OT winners does Kadri have again this year?  :P

Michalek is fine apparently...
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 14, 2011, 10:14:00 AM
Boston Bruins (19-9-1) at Ottawa Senators (14-13-4) (http://www.ottawasun.com/2011/12/13/gameday-sens-vs-bruins[/b)

Special Teams

OTT:
PP 17.9% No. 12; PK 80.4% No. 23

BOS: PP 18.1% No. 10; PK 86.8% No. 5

Senators

Lines


    Colin Greening-Jason Spezza-Milan Michalek
    Peter Regin-Nick Foligno-Daniel Alfredsson
    Erik Condra-Zack Smith-Chris Neil
    Kaspars Daugavins-Zenon Konopka-Jesse Winchester

Defence

    Jared Cowen-Erik Karlsson
    Chris Phillips-Matt Carkner
    David Rundblad-Brian Lee

Goalies

    Craig Anderson
    Alex Auld

Boston

Lines


    Milan Lucic-David Krejci-Nathan Horton
    Brad Marchand-Patrice Bergeron-Tyler Seguin
    Benoit Pouliot-Chris Kelly-Rich Peverley
    Jordan Caron-Gregory Campbell-Shawn Thornton

Defence

    Zdeno Chara-Johnny Boychuk
    Dennis Seidenberg-Joe Corvo
    Andrew Ference-Adam McQuaid

Goalies

    Tim Thomas
    Tuukka Rask

Injuries

Ottawa


    D Filip Kuba (upper body) is expected to miss another week
    C Sergei Gonchar (upper body) is day-to-day

Boston

    D Zdeno Chara (left leg) is day-to-day.
    LW Daniel Paille (concussion) is out indefinitely.
    C Marc Savard (concussion) is out for the season.

Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Erndog on December 14, 2011, 10:21:59 AM
They still list Marc Savard?  Is he not retired now?
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on December 14, 2011, 10:25:38 AM
Don't believe so.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Chev-boyar-sky on December 14, 2011, 10:43:47 AM
How many OT winners does Kadri have again this year?  :P

Michalek is fine apparently...

None, but he's got a better PPG average  :P
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: bustaheims on December 14, 2011, 11:01:20 AM
They still list Marc Savard?  Is he not retired now?

Not officially, no.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 14, 2011, 11:34:53 AM
How many OT winners does Kadri have again this year?  :P

Michalek is fine apparently...

Check that - Michalek is out with a concussion now. Not good!
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: bustaheims on December 14, 2011, 11:46:49 AM
Real_ESPNLeBrun: So, NHL goal-scorer leader Milan Michalek diagnosed with a concussion a day after the NHL scoring leader was in Philadelphia. Mercy.

This teammate on teammate violence has to stop. The league really needs to step in here. :P
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Heroic Shrimp on December 14, 2011, 11:58:42 AM
Real_ESPNLeBrun: So, NHL goal-scorer leader Milan Michalek diagnosed with a concussion a day after the NHL scoring leader was in Philadelphia. Mercy.

This teammate on teammate violence has to stop. The league really needs to step in here. :P

Next up for Kessel's benefit in the scoring races, the Sedin twins have to have a brutal collision with one another.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 14, 2011, 12:09:51 PM
Real_ESPNLeBrun: So, NHL goal-scorer leader Milan Michalek diagnosed with a concussion a day after the NHL scoring leader was in Philadelphia. Mercy.

This teammate on teammate violence has to stop. The league really needs to step in here. :P

Next up for Kessel's benefit in the scoring races, the Sedin twins have to have a brutal collision with one another.

I think more players are going to start adopting Kessel's "avoid all contact / dirty areas" style of play - he's on to something!
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on December 14, 2011, 12:12:41 PM
Concussions are never good, but there are a couple positives to this one.   The hit itself didn't seem to do much to Michalek's noggin area, he returned and played a few shifts last night after the hit, and MacLean said this morning that Michalek is feeling much better now, and he's being kept out as a precaution.

He's listed as day-to-day, but we all know how unpredictable brain injuries are.   Hopefully he won't be out long.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Heroic Shrimp on December 14, 2011, 12:55:59 PM
Real_ESPNLeBrun: So, NHL goal-scorer leader Milan Michalek diagnosed with a concussion a day after the NHL scoring leader was in Philadelphia. Mercy.

This teammate on teammate violence has to stop. The league really needs to step in here. :P

Next up for Kessel's benefit in the scoring races, the Sedin twins have to have a brutal collision with one another.

I think more players are going to start adopting Kessel's "avoid all contact / dirty areas" style of play - he's on to something!

Man, what a bold statement, suggesting Kessel's offense benefits from him being soft.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Nik on December 14, 2011, 12:57:35 PM
I think more players are going to start adopting Kessel's "avoid all contact / dirty areas" style of play - he's on to something!

Only in Ottawa would Kessel's ability to not run into his teammates be seen as a negative.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 14, 2011, 01:00:17 PM
I think more players are going to start adopting Kessel's "avoid all contact / dirty areas" style of play - he's on to something!

Only in Ottawa would Kessel's ability to not run into his teammates be seen as a negative.

lol...trumped
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Deebo on December 14, 2011, 03:35:13 PM
Does it bother you guys that TSN has the Canadian Junior squad selection, Skinner's concussion and Bolland insulting the sedins ahead of Michalek's concussion or is it just normal sens related stories don't get the lead spots?

If Kessel got a concussion, it would be the head line on TSN for sure.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 14, 2011, 05:38:56 PM
Does it bother you guys that TSN has the Canadian Junior squad selection, Skinner's concussion and Bolland insulting the sedins ahead of Michalek's concussion or is it just normal sens related stories don't get the lead spots?

If Kessel got a concussion, it would be the head line on TSN for sure.

Deebo I can't tell if you're being serious or not? Why on earth would that bother me?
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 14, 2011, 05:47:08 PM
Leading goal scorer and the scoring leader both taken out by their own teammates - what is that.
Title: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Deebo on December 14, 2011, 06:09:36 PM
Does it bother you guys that TSN has the Canadian Junior squad selection, Skinner's concussion and Bolland insulting the sedins ahead of Michalek's concussion or is it just normal sens related stories don't get the lead spots?

If Kessel got a concussion, it would be the head line on TSN for sure.

Deebo I can't tell if you're being serious or not? Why on earth would that bother me?

I don't know, I have a couple buddies who are sens fans, and they complained about it today.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: bustaheims on December 14, 2011, 06:37:41 PM
Leading goal scorer and the scoring leader both taken out by their own teammates - what is that.

Destiny?
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Nik on December 14, 2011, 06:39:47 PM
Leading goal scorer and the scoring leader both taken out by their own teammates - what is that.

Considering the teams they play for? I would have to assume Karma.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 14, 2011, 06:40:10 PM
Does it bother you guys that TSN has the Canadian Junior squad selection, Skinner's concussion and Bolland insulting the sedins ahead of Michalek's concussion or is it just normal sens related stories don't get the lead spots?

If Kessel got a concussion, it would be the head line on TSN for sure.

Deebo I can't tell if you're being serious or not? Why on earth would that bother me?

I don't know, I have a couple buddies who are sens fans, and they complained about it today.

I used to care about that kind of stuff a lot more. It's there - that's all that matters to me really.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 14, 2011, 06:40:55 PM
Leading goal scorer and the scoring leader both taken out by their own teammates - what is that.

Considering the teams they play for? I would have to assume Karma.

Fair play. Karma or not it is a bit ironic..no?
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Nik on December 14, 2011, 06:54:28 PM
Fair play. Karma or not it is a bit ironic..no?

In the Alanis Morrissette sense of the word, sure.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 14, 2011, 07:07:02 PM
Fair play. Karma or not it is a bit ironic..no?

In the Alanis Morrissette sense of the word, sure.

Don't you think?
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 14, 2011, 07:10:14 PM
Claude.Giroux.
Plaaaayed for the Flyers..
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 14, 2011, 07:11:24 PM
Meelan Michalek.
My hoome town Sens..
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 14, 2011, 07:24:24 PM
So will you boys be joining me for the game then?

This is a pretty big game for us...looks like no Chara for the Bruins. Pretty ballsy of Anderson to debut his new mask tonight - there is a chance we may never see it again after this one.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: bustaheims on December 14, 2011, 07:27:15 PM
So will you boys be joining me for the game then?

This is a pretty big game for us...looks like no Chara for the Bruins. Pretty ballsy of Anderson to debut his new mask tonight - there is a chance we may never see it again after this one.

Go regulation finish!
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 14, 2011, 07:29:01 PM
So will you boys be joining me for the game then?

This is a pretty big game for us...looks like no Chara for the Bruins. Pretty ballsy of Anderson to debut his new mask tonight - there is a chance we may never see it again after this one.

Go regulation finish!

I'd be delighted if we push this to OT.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 14, 2011, 07:33:45 PM
That mask looks great with the heritage jersey....again, ballsy.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 14, 2011, 07:37:34 PM
Thomas owns us.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 14, 2011, 08:13:27 PM
Gonchar and Kuba are sorely missed - they really covered up the high risk taking nature of Karlsson and to a lesser extent Rundblad & Cowen. Fun to watch but equally excruciating at times. Down 1-0 after 1...
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 14, 2011, 08:33:25 PM
El Capitano
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 14, 2011, 08:52:53 PM
Ghost of Chris Kelly
Title: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Deebo on December 14, 2011, 09:31:54 PM
Ouch.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Nik on December 14, 2011, 09:34:24 PM

Ze wheels, they have fallen off.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: bustaheims on December 14, 2011, 09:35:14 PM
When it's all said and done, a Boston regulation win is probably the best result for the Leafs. Better they fall further behind the Bruins than have a team behind them close the gap at all.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Nik on December 14, 2011, 09:38:14 PM
When it's all said and done, a Boston regulation win is probably the best result for the Leafs. Better they fall further behind the Bruins than have a team behind them close the gap at all.

Plus, the Senators lose.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: bustaheims on December 14, 2011, 09:40:42 PM
Plus, the Senators lose.

Well, yeah, but, I thought that was an obvious enough sentiment that it didn't need to be expressed overtly. But, yeah, it's always enjoyable to watch the sens lose.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Nik on December 14, 2011, 09:43:47 PM
Well, yeah, but, I thought that was an obvious enough sentiment that it didn't need to be expressed overtly.

It is. But it's also an obvious enough sentiment that's fun to express overtly.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Nik on December 14, 2011, 09:51:13 PM

Also, Ottawa, you're trying way too hard to appear old-timey. You're a 90's expansion team. Embrace it.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 14, 2011, 09:51:31 PM
CUE THE COMEBACK
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: bustaheims on December 14, 2011, 09:57:22 PM
The nail in the coffin.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 14, 2011, 09:58:26 PM
GAME OVER
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Nik on December 14, 2011, 09:58:49 PM
CUE THE COMEBACK

Is there anything worse than an Actor who misses their cues?
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on December 14, 2011, 10:05:27 PM

Also, Ottawa, you're trying way too hard to appear old-timey. You're a 90's expansion team. Embrace it.

Still don't understand the bizarre obsession you have with how other teams celebrate their history.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Nik on December 14, 2011, 10:06:46 PM
Still don't understand the bizarre obsession you have with how other teams celebrate their history.

Well, it's easy. I'm obsessed by how certain teams celebrate the history of other teams.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on December 14, 2011, 10:08:57 PM
Why?   It doesn't affect you in any way.

It's like a straight dude railing against gay marriage.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Nik on December 14, 2011, 10:13:24 PM
Why?   It doesn't affect you in any way.

Because it's hilariously pathetic?

It's like a straight dude railing against gay marriage.

Yes. That's exactly what it's like.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on December 14, 2011, 10:19:19 PM
Yes, paying homage to an old team in the same city with the same name is pathetic.   And using it as an (apparently successful) marketing campaign is pathetic too.

It's like they're some kind of business or something.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Nik on December 14, 2011, 10:23:13 PM
Yes, paying homage to an old team in the same city with the same name is pathetic.

Co-opting a history that you played no part in? Yes, that's exactly what it is.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Crake on December 14, 2011, 10:24:30 PM

It's like a straight dude railing against gay marriage.

Actually, I would say it's much more like Harper taking credit for Canada's strong banking system when the regulations were put in place by Paul Martin.

They're taking credit for accomplishments that aren't theirs.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on December 14, 2011, 10:27:20 PM
Tell you what, we'll agree to disagree.

You sit there and stew about what an injustice this is.

I'll wear my awesome heritage jersey while appreciating Frank Finnigan.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Nik on December 14, 2011, 10:32:00 PM
You sit there and stew about what an injustice this is.

Or, you know, make fun of them for it. They're suburban white kids rejecting their slave names and renaming themselves Bradley X.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on December 14, 2011, 10:40:04 PM
You sit there and stew about what an injustice this is.

Or, you know, make fun of them for it. They're suburban white kids rejecting their slave names and renaming themselves Bradley X.

Well, I'll try my best not to get too upset about it.   But my memory's not great, so you may have to remind me now and then why you care.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 16, 2011, 08:15:32 AM
Pittsburgh Penguins (17-10-4) @ Ottawa Senators (14-14-4) (http://www.ottawasun.com/2011/12/15/gameday-sens-vs-penguins)

Special Teams

OTT: PP 16.5%, No. 19; PK 80.9%, No. 21

PIT: PP 17.3%, No. 14; PK 87.5%, No. 4

Pittsburgh

Forwards


    Chris Kunitz-Evgeni Malkin-James Neal
    Steve Sullivan-Jordan Staal-Pascal Dupuis
    Matt Cooke-Joe Vitale-Tyler Kennedy
    Arron Asham-Craig Adams-Jason Williams

Defence

    Brooks Orpik-Deryk Engelland
    Paul Martin-Matt Niskanen
    Simon Despres-Zbynek Michalek

Goalies

     Brent Johnson
     Marc-Andre Fleury

Ottawa

Forwards


    Colin Greening-Jason Spezza-Daniel Alfredsson
    Nick Foligno-Peter Regin-Bobby Butler
    Erik Condra-Zack Smith-Chris Neil
    Kaspars Daugavins-Zenon Konopka-Jesse Winchester

Defence

    Jared Cowen-Erik Karlsson
    Chris Phillips-Brian Lee
    David Rundblad-Matt Carkner

Goalies

    Craig Anderson
    Alex Auld

Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 16, 2011, 08:28:41 PM
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-kkqxGo3n-wQ/TjJg3b4gMYI/AAAAAAAAEV8/_m61rw5rCnY/s640/NewScoreboardLeakedForScotiabankPlaceSensTownBlog1.jpg)

Bulletin: Senators announce the addition of the Bell HD Screen at Scotiabank Place (http://senators.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=606832&cmpid=rss-News)
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on December 16, 2011, 08:42:20 PM
"Ratboy - now in HD!"
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 16, 2011, 09:13:27 PM
"Ratboy - now in HD!"

Boo
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 16, 2011, 10:06:34 PM
That's a big win!
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on December 16, 2011, 11:07:12 PM
Jared Cowen, 1 goal, 3 assists, +4 in 28:11 of ice time (most of any player on either team).

What a stud.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Tigger on December 17, 2011, 06:41:20 AM
His name is Cowen, Mr. Cowen
His knee was fat but it's not no more
Chris Schwarz brought it down to a size 4
Now he's got lots of moneys and girls
(retard)...and a lifetime free pass from sens fans.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: moon111 on December 17, 2011, 02:19:12 PM
Down Goes Brown
Hockey humor and/or humour. (http://www.downgoesbrown.com/2011/12/brief-history-of-teemu-selanne.html)

Saturday, December 17, 2011
A brief history of Teemu Selanne
...(edit)...

June 6, 2007 - Even during his most triumphant moment the classy Selanne insists on sharing the credit with those who made it all possible, which makes it kind of awkward when he goes to hand the Stanley Cup to Chris Phillips.

...(edit)...
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Don't care who you are, that there is funny.  LOL.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 17, 2011, 02:27:03 PM
I haven't seen a lot of Turris up to this point. Let's hope this guy can now just focus on hockey and get on with it.

Kyle Turris #91 - C
Ottawa


    Age: 22
    DOB: 1989/08/14
    POB: New Westminster, B.C., Canada
    Height: 6-1 Weight: 188lbs
    Shoots: R
    NHL Seasons: 3
    Drafted by Phoenix in 2007 (1/3)
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on December 17, 2011, 02:46:45 PM
In even more bizarre news, Senschirp is reporting that Nikita Filatov was unable to reach a deal in the KHL, and is returning to Binghamton.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 17, 2011, 03:00:08 PM
In even more bizarre news, Senschirp is reporting that Nikita Filatov was unable to reach a deal in the KHL, and is returning to Binghamton.

That's hilarious. What a ride for Filatov so far eh.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: bustaheims on December 17, 2011, 03:11:02 PM
In even more bizarre news, Senschirp is reporting that Nikita Filatov was unable to reach a deal in the KHL, and is returning to Binghamton.

You know your career is taking a decided downwards trajectory when you're Russian and can't get a contract in the KHL.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: bustaheims on December 17, 2011, 03:41:18 PM
tsn_wally: Filatov still in Russia. Has been assigned to Binghamton. He isn't likely to report and will be suspended by the #Sens.

tsn_wally: Suspending Filatov gets his contract and roster spot off the #Sens books.  He had not signed a contract with CSKA
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 17, 2011, 03:48:53 PM
SP what do you think?

Colin Greening - Jason Spezza - Daniel Alfredsson
Nick Foligno - Kyle Turris - Peter Regin


99% sure both Kuba & Gonchar are back in on Tuesday - Lee comes back out I guess?

Jared Cowen - Erik Karlsson
Chris Phillips - Segei Gonchar
Filip Kuba - Matt Carkner

Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Peter D. on December 17, 2011, 03:50:38 PM
You know your career is taking a decided downwards trajectory when you're Russian and can't get a contract in the KHL.

Apparently it's because the Russian team wants to sign him to a multi-year deal while he just wants a contract 'til the end of this season.

If anything, it shows that he is determined to play in the NHL.  Good on him and potentially good for the Sens.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Andy on December 17, 2011, 03:51:16 PM
SP what do you think?

Colin Greening - Jason Spezza - Daniel Alfredsson
Nick Foligno - Kyle Turris - Peter Regin


99% sure both Kuba & Gonchar are back in on Tuesday - Lee comes back out I guess?

Jared Cowen - Erik Karlsson
Chris Phillips - Segei Gonchar
Filip Kuba - Matt Carkner


Not a bad lineup. When Michalek comes back and if Turris becomes a legitimate top 6 player, that could be pretty dangerous.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: CarltonTheBear on December 17, 2011, 03:52:24 PM
You know your career is taking a decided downwards trajectory when you're Russian and can't get a contract in the KHL.

Apparently it's because the Russian team wants to sign him to a multi-year deal while he just wants a contract 'til the end of this season.

If anything, it shows that he is determined to play in the NHL.  Good on him and potentially good for the Sens.

I was wondering what the hold-up was, that makes sense.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 17, 2011, 03:55:21 PM
SP what do you think?

Colin Greening - Jason Spezza - Daniel Alfredsson
Nick Foligno - Kyle Turris - Peter Regin


99% sure both Kuba & Gonchar are back in on Tuesday - Lee comes back out I guess?

Jared Cowen - Erik Karlsson
Chris Phillips - Segei Gonchar
Filip Kuba - Matt Carkner


Not a bad lineup. When Michalek comes back and if Turris becomes a legitimate top 6 player, that could be pretty dangerous.

We'll see what happens.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on December 17, 2011, 03:56:26 PM
SP what do you think?

Colin Greening - Jason Spezza - Daniel Alfredsson
Nick Foligno - Kyle Turris - Peter Regin


99% sure both Kuba & Gonchar are back in on Tuesday - Lee comes back out I guess?

Jared Cowen - Erik Karlsson
Chris Phillips - Segei Gonchar
Filip Kuba - Matt Carkner


I want to give Alfredsson to Turris.   That dude *has* to be successful, or I just might crack up.

And that defense looks a lot better right now than it did about a month ago.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: cw on December 17, 2011, 03:57:44 PM
SP what do you think?

Colin Greening - Jason Spezza - Daniel Alfredsson
Nick Foligno - Kyle Turris - Peter Regin


99% sure both Kuba & Gonchar are back in on Tuesday - Lee comes back out I guess?

Jared Cowen - Erik Karlsson
Chris Phillips - Segei Gonchar
Filip Kuba - Matt Carkner


Where's the 2nd line?













....

j/k  ;) :)

Andy007's pretty close to how I feel

I still would have preferred to keep Rundblad and shop for a 2nd line center. Too many over 30 on that D. But I could be easily proven wrong if Turris lives up to his potential.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on December 17, 2011, 04:01:25 PM
Where's the 2nd line?

He's out with a concussion.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 17, 2011, 07:05:20 PM
Where's the 2nd line?

He's out with a concussion.

Concussion or concussion like symptoms?
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 17, 2011, 07:56:15 PM
SP what do you think?

Colin Greening - Jason Spezza - Daniel Alfredsson
Nick Foligno - Kyle Turris - Peter Regin


99% sure both Kuba & Gonchar are back in on Tuesday - Lee comes back out I guess?

Jared Cowen - Erik Karlsson
Chris Phillips - Segei Gonchar
Filip Kuba - Matt Carkner


I want to give Alfredsson to Turris.   That dude *has* to be successful, or I just might crack up.

And that defense looks a lot better right now than it did about a month ago.

Yeah...it's weird eh we almost look pretty solid. I have no idea where we're going to finish up, playoffs / outside playoffs, but I think it's clear we're not a bad enough to finish in the bottom 5 of the league. Are we "mini" going for it here?

Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on December 18, 2011, 01:01:23 AM
SP what do you think?

Colin Greening - Jason Spezza - Daniel Alfredsson
Nick Foligno - Kyle Turris - Peter Regin


99% sure both Kuba & Gonchar are back in on Tuesday - Lee comes back out I guess?

Jared Cowen - Erik Karlsson
Chris Phillips - Segei Gonchar
Filip Kuba - Matt Carkner


I want to give Alfredsson to Turris.   That dude *has* to be successful, or I just might crack up.

And that defense looks a lot better right now than it did about a month ago.

Yeah...it's weird eh we almost look pretty solid. I have no idea where we're going to finish up, playoffs / outside playoffs, but I think it's clear we're not a bad enough to finish in the bottom 5 of the league. Are we "mini" going for it here?

Don't say that so loudly.   Murray is liable to trade Silfverberg for Souray or something.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Chev-boyar-sky on December 18, 2011, 06:42:28 AM
With regards to Turris, he may well flourish in a bigger role in Ottawa, though I think it's more likely he'll produce more of the same.

Looking at his career numbers, he's got major defensive issues (was -22 in 137 games on a pretty solid defensive club) and hasn't had a year of very good production in quite some time. I thought he would've had a year where he was a PPG'er in the AHL, but was surprised that he hadn't.

Like I said, he's obviously going to be given a fair amount of opportunity to succeed, but given that he's slightly undersized (underweight more than height), has defensive issues, and by many accounts is relatively easy to knock off the puck, he's more likely to struggle in the next 1-2 years than have big success.

With the pressure of 2nd line center duties (and expectations from fans), it may not turn out too pretty.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 18, 2011, 08:46:11 AM
Determined Sens GM gets his man (http://www.ottawasun.com/2011/12/17/determined-sens-gm-gets-his-man)

Bryan Murray didn’t want to let this one get away.

The Senators GM has been in pursuit of a second-line centre since the end of last season and when Kyle Turris went to the NHL’s marketplace as a restricted free agent in the summer, Murray called Phoenix GM Don Maloney.

While Maloney told Murray he had an interest in some of the players on the club’s roster, the Coyotes insisted Turris wasn’t going to go anywhere until he signed a contract, reported to Phoenix and suited up for a handful of games.

Though Murray circled back regularly through September and October to get a deal done, the Coyotes weren’t willing to talk until Turris, 22, signed a two-year contract on Nov. 22 and finally reported to get his season under way.

“We talked for a number of (months). We heard there was a possibility that they we might be moving him so we talked a number of times to management in Phoenix,” said Murray.

This was not an easy deal to make. Maloney said 10 teams were originally interested and he narrowed it to three. The other two were possibly Vancouver and Columbus.

The Coyotes had been insisting on getting a first-round pick in next year’s draft. The Senators thought they were out because they weren’t willing to surrender that selection, even though the draft isn’t considered deep.

Once the Senators offered up Rundblad, the Coyotes were able to make the deal.

The acquisition of Turris will give coach Paul MacLean options with his top two lines. Suddenly, the Senators have depth in the middle.

“I’m really excited about it,” said MacLean. “What Kyle Turris brings is that he can really skate and shoot the puck. He brings a dimension of speed and it really solidifies that second-line centre position that we’ve been looking to fill.

“I’ve seen him play for (three) years. When I was in Detroit, we saw Phoenix four times a year. I thought last year in the playoffs, he was one of the better players. He plays the game the way it’s played in the NHL now: He can really skate, he has a great work ethic and he has great skills with the puck and without the puck. We’re looking forward to him making us a better team.”

Acquiring Turris will end the club’s pursuit of Columbus Blue Jackets centre Derick Brassard. He has been high on Murray’s list as well, but the Senators didn’t want to pick up his $3.2-million cap hit for the next two seasons.

The Gatineau native could have been a nice fit. However, the Senators had to move salary if they were going to get something done. The Jackets don’t want to take any money in return for Brassard and even move him for a draft pick.

Turris, meanwhile, isn’t intimidated by playing in a Canadian market.

“When I heard I was traded to Ottawa, I was extremely excited to be a Senator and to be in a Canadian market, and all the fun that’s going to come with that,” said Turris.

“I talked to coach MacLean (Saturday) morning and he said he’s excited to have me, and I told him how excited I was to be a Senator and that I’m looking forward to getting there Monday, joining the team at practice and getting to work.”

Experts say the Senators made a good deal.

“I don’t think they spent a ton to get him,” said Rogers Sportsnet analyst Nick Kypreos. “He was averaging 12 minutes in Phoenix and he never wanted to go back. The only reason he signed was to make sure he didn’t lose the season with that Dec. 1st deadline looming.”

Murray believes he came out a winner.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 18, 2011, 02:40:10 PM
UPDATE 1:41 PM)- According to Dmitry Chesnokov on Twitter, there has been a resolution on the Nikita Filatov issue.  The Sens will receive the paper work on his KHL contract in the near future and Filatov is expected to play his first game over there on December 20th.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on December 18, 2011, 10:47:37 PM
Phew.   Turris to wear #7 in Ottawa instead of the #91 he wore in Phoenix.

First bullet dodged.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on December 19, 2011, 03:38:42 AM
David Rundblad is not Tuukka Rask, and Kyle Turris is not Andrew Raycroft.
David Rundblad is not Tuukka Rask, and Kyle Turris is not Andrew Raycroft.
David Rundblad is not Tuukka Rask, and Kyle Turris is not Andrew Raycroft.
David Rundblad is not Tuukka Rask, and Kyle Turris is not Andrew Raycroft.
David Rundblad is not Tuukka Rask, and Kyle Turris is not Andrew Raycroft.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 19, 2011, 11:03:45 AM
This just won't end..

(UPDATE 8:54 AM)- Another twist in the Filatov saga.  Filatov's agent has asked the CSKA team to work out a trade if they can't get the paperwork on a new contract by midnight.  If they do not either sign or trade Filatov, he plans to return to Ottawa.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 19, 2011, 11:08:59 AM
'Terrific' Turris a great fit for Sens
Got raw deal in Phoenix, says analyst Pang, who knows centre well....MORE (http://www.ottawasun.com/2011/12/18/terrific-turris-a-great-fit-for-sens)
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Zee on December 19, 2011, 11:12:38 AM
'Terrific' Turris a great fit for Sens
Got raw deal in Phoenix, says analyst Pang, who knows centre well....MORE (http://www.ottawasun.com/2011/12/18/terrific-turris-a-great-fit-for-sens)


Can Turris take Daigle's old number?
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 19, 2011, 11:14:24 AM
'Terrific' Turris a great fit for Sens
Got raw deal in Phoenix, says analyst Pang, who knows centre well....MORE (http://www.ottawasun.com/2011/12/18/terrific-turris-a-great-fit-for-sens)


Can Turris take Daigle's old number?

I'm not sure why he would want to but he could I guess...he's going to wear #7 as SP mentioned earlier.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 19, 2011, 11:15:30 AM
Spezza touts Cowen for Calder
Says big D-man at least as important to team as Nugent-Hopkins, Henrique...MORE (http://www.ottawasun.com/2011/12/18/spezza-touts-cowen-for-rookie-of-year)

Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 19, 2011, 12:36:22 PM
http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=607236
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 19, 2011, 12:37:57 PM
Lines at practice this morning..

Greening-Spezza-Alfredsson
Foligno-Turris-Condra
Smith-Regin-Neil
Daugavins-Konopka-Winchester

Cowen-Karlsson
Kuba-Gonchar
Phillips-Carkner
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on December 19, 2011, 05:17:20 PM
Man, our wings look much less impressive with Michalek out.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 19, 2011, 07:15:37 PM
Man, our wings look much less impressive with Michalek out.

Yeah..I can't imagine he's going to be out much longer but information on his progress has been scarce.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 19, 2011, 07:19:44 PM
Turris 'excited' to be a Senator (http://www.ottawasun.com/2011/12/19/turris-excited-to-be-a-senator)

Kyle Turris couldn’t hide his excitement.

Wearing the No. 7 previously worn by defenceman David Rundblad, the Senators newly-acquired centre was on the ice at the Bell Sensplex Monday and will be in the lineup Tuesday night against the Buffalo Sabres at Scotiabank Place.

Turris, dealt to the Senators Saturday by the Phoenix Coyotes in exchange for Rundblad and a No. 2 pick, skated on a line with Nick Foligno on his left and Erik Condra on the right.

“I’m excited to get going,” said Turris. “I’m really excited. I couldn’t wait to get started (Monday) and meet all the guys and get going (Tuesday).

“I don’t think I’ve seen this many cameras for a number of years now. It’s a lot different pressure but I’m ready for it.”

Turris said his goal is simple: “Just to help the team win. I want to contribute.”

Coach Paul MacLean said it’s nice to have another skilled forward for a team that has, at times, struggled to score this season.

“I thought he skated really good. He had good skill with the puck, shot the puck, just what we expected,” said MacLean.

The Senators said defencemen Sergei Gonchar and Filip Kuba are ready to return from injuries.

Winger Milan Michalek, the club's leading scorer, could skate Tuesday after suffering a concussion a week ago.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 19, 2011, 07:20:51 PM
Vagueness 101...
Quote
Winger Milan Michalek, the club's leading scorer, could skate Tuesday after suffering a concussion a week ago.

Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on December 19, 2011, 07:45:23 PM
“I don’t think I’ve seen this many cameras for a number of years now.

Probably need to show up to camp to see cameras.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 19, 2011, 09:02:00 PM
“I don’t think I’ve seen this many cameras for a number of years now.

Probably need to show up to camp to see cameras.

Shenanigans
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 20, 2011, 09:48:23 AM
Is it over yet?

Filatov Reaches Deal in KHL

After a long and seeming complicated saga, Nikita Filatov has finally reached an agreement to play in the KHL this season.

According to Dmitry Chesnokov of Yahoo Sports Twitter account, CSKA has reached an agreement with Filatov to play the remainder of the season in the KHL.

Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 20, 2011, 09:53:41 AM
Buffalo Sabres (16-13-3) at Ottawa Senators (15-14-4). Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., Scotiabank Place (http://www.ottawasun.com/2011/12/19/game-day-sens-vs-sabres)

SPECIAL TEAMS

OTT: PP 16.7%, No. 19; PK 80.0%, No. 25

BUF: PP 18.0%, No. 12; PK 83.8%, No. 8

SABRES LINES


    Thomas Vanek-Paul Szczechura-Jason Pominville
    Cody McCormick-Derek Roy-Drew Stafford
    Luke Adam-Paul Gaustad-Zack Kassian
    Marcus Foligno-Matt Ellis-Derek Whitmore

Note: Foligno, Whitmore have been recalled from the AHL.

Defence

    Robyn Regehr-Andrej Sekera
    Jordan Leopold-Christian Ehrhoff
    Marc-Andre Gragnani-Mike Weber

Goaltenders

    Jhonas Enroth
    Ryan Miller

SENATORS LINES

    Colin Greening-Jason Spezza-Daniel Alfredsson
    Nick Foligno-Kyle Turris-Erik Condra
    Zack Smith-Peter Regin-Chris Neil
    Jesse Winchester-Zenon Konopka-Kaspars Daugavins

Defence

    Jared Cowen-Erik Karlsson
    Filip Kuba-Sergei Gonchar
    Chris Phillips-Matt Carkner

Goaltenders

    Craig Anderson
    Alex Auld

Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Chev-boyar-sky on December 20, 2011, 09:50:25 PM
Ottawa becoming a bit of a force....hmmmm.

I hope this stops soon.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on December 20, 2011, 09:54:46 PM
Turris assisted on the game winner.   Keep it up, kid.   Prove that I don't know what the hell I'm talking about.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 20, 2011, 11:02:34 PM
Boo-ya!  Was at this one...Sabres did not look too interested, I'm not sure what's up with Miller this year but he looked pretty ordinary..

SP check out the standings and who we're tied with.... ;]

Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 20, 2011, 11:10:05 PM
Anyone hear anything about Winch?
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 20, 2011, 11:10:49 PM
Man, our wings look much less impressive with Michalek out.

Could be back Friday. Skated by himself today...
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on December 20, 2011, 11:17:13 PM
Anyone hear anything about Winch?

MacLean confirmed a concussion.

Didn't see the hit, the radio guys on the post game seemed to think it was ugly.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 20, 2011, 11:19:48 PM
TURRIS PICKS UP ASSIST IN DEBUT AS SENATORS BEAT SABRES (http://tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=383228)

OTTAWA -- Kyle Turris considers this a pretty good start.

Turris, the newest member of the Ottawa Senators, setup the winning goal in a 4-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres and thinks life in Ottawa might be pretty good.

"I'll take this over the weather in Phoenix any day," he said with a laugh..MORE.

Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 20, 2011, 11:24:24 PM
Anyone hear anything about Winch?

MacLean confirmed a concussion.

Didn't see the hit, the radio guys on the post game seemed to think it was ugly.

Yeah it was ugly - Gaustad put him into the boards from behind....and of course no penalty on the play. I'm sure Shanahan will drop the ball on it tomorrow too. By my count that's incident #5 this year in terms of illegal hits / dirty hits on us..and not one suspension yet.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 21, 2011, 07:05:44 AM
Spezza & Alfie continue to lead the charge in Michalek's absence - Spezza was easily the best player on the ice again...
Turris 7 for 9 in the circle...
Hopefully Shanahan addresses the Gaustad hit today...

I wonder if Ruff is going to last the season...
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 21, 2011, 08:10:20 AM
There is a bit of rumor going on here that Rundblad wouldn't report to the AHL and wanted to go back to Sweden prior to being traded.

leggz
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on December 21, 2011, 08:46:26 AM
Is that 4 in a row now?
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 21, 2011, 08:51:43 AM
Is that 4 in a row now?

Wins? No just 2..3 out of 4 though.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on December 21, 2011, 08:59:45 AM
Is that 4 in a row now?

Wins? No just 2..3 out of 4 though.

Oh, I meant posts by MF.  :)
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 21, 2011, 09:11:18 AM
Is that 4 in a row now?

Wins? No just 2..3 out of 4 though.

Oh, I meant posts by MF.  :)

lol...oh.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on December 21, 2011, 09:14:23 AM
To be honest it was just a cop out once I pressed reply and couldn't think of a Turris joke.

But to keep it on topic - I'm impressed by the sens this season.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Zee on December 21, 2011, 09:18:31 AM
To be honest it was just a cop out once I pressed reply and couldn't think of a Turris joke.

But to keep it on topic - I'm impressed by the sens this season.

Every hockey analyst I saw had the Sens finishing 14th or 15th in the conference this season.  I'm thinking the new coach has something to do with their good play so far.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on December 21, 2011, 09:24:07 AM
To be honest it was just a cop out once I pressed reply and couldn't think of a Turris joke.

But to keep it on topic - I'm impressed by the sens this season.

Every hockey analyst I saw had the Sens finishing 14th or 15th in the conference this season.  I'm thinking the new coach has something to do with their good play so far.

Maybe.  They're really close to the Leafs in a lot of areas -
OTT is 30th in GA, 7th in GF, 24th in PK, 16th on PP. 
Leafs are 26th GA, 8th in GF, 30th in PK, 2nd in PP.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 21, 2011, 09:25:51 AM
To be honest it was just a cop out once I pressed reply and couldn't think of a Turris joke.

But to keep it on topic - I'm impressed by the sens this season.

Atta boy.

You getting pumped for RW?
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 21, 2011, 09:26:51 AM
To be honest it was just a cop out once I pressed reply and couldn't think of a Turris joke.

But to keep it on topic - I'm impressed by the sens this season.

Every hockey analyst I saw had the Sens finishing 14th or 15th in the conference this season.  I'm thinking the new coach has something to do with their good play so far.

I had us 12th I think...but there is still lots of time for the wheels to fall off.
Things look good moving forward though..
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Zee on December 21, 2011, 09:31:40 AM
To be honest it was just a cop out once I pressed reply and couldn't think of a Turris joke.

But to keep it on topic - I'm impressed by the sens this season.

Every hockey analyst I saw had the Sens finishing 14th or 15th in the conference this season.  I'm thinking the new coach has something to do with their good play so far.

Maybe.  They're really close to the Leafs in a lot of areas -
OTT is 30th in GA, 7th in GF, 24th in PK, 16th on PP. 
Leafs are 26th GA, 8th in GF, 30th in PK, 2nd in PP.

The Leafs are supposedly a team that has been slowly building up and ready to turn the corner and become a playoff team.  The Sens were supposed to be in a "full rebuild" and bottom out this year with only Spezza and an old Alfredsson to lead them.  So yes, the Sens might still drop down, but they're played way over everyone's expectations.

Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Erndog on December 21, 2011, 09:33:35 AM
Boo-ya!  Was at this one...Sabres did not look too interested, I'm not sure what's up with Miller this year but he looked pretty ordinary..

Sabres not interested?  There's a cure for that.

They play us tomorrow.  Always brings out the best in em.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 21, 2011, 09:35:48 AM
Boo-ya!  Was at this one...Sabres did not look too interested, I'm not sure what's up with Miller this year but he looked pretty ordinary..

Sabres not interested?  There's a cure for that.

They play us tomorrow.  Always brings out the best in em.

I don't understand why the Leafs have such a hard time with Buffalo.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on December 21, 2011, 09:48:11 AM
To be honest it was just a cop out once I pressed reply and couldn't think of a Turris joke.

But to keep it on topic - I'm impressed by the sens this season.

Every hockey analyst I saw had the Sens finishing 14th or 15th in the conference this season.  I'm thinking the new coach has something to do with their good play so far.

Maybe.  They're really close to the Leafs in a lot of areas -
OTT is 30th in GA, 7th in GF, 24th in PK, 16th on PP. 
Leafs are 26th GA, 8th in GF, 30th in PK, 2nd in PP.
The Sens were supposed to be in a "full rebuild" and bottom out this year with only Spezza and an old Alfredsson to lead them. 

Which was probably overstating things when looking at their roster now.  There was more there than just Spezza and Alfredsson - Michalek most importantly.  Then there are more veterans as well - Neil, Phillips, Gonchar, Kuba, and arguably Anderson even though he has not been great.

The Leafs aren't definitely in or out right now.  Most teams that slowly build their way up to being a better team face struggles along the way still, it doesn't just go from 0 to 60 (with a few exceptions).  It's entirely possible Ottawa falls off in the new year, but who knows.  There's enough veteran presence on that team, especially if Anderson gets on a roll.  We're in a time of extreme parity.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Erndog on December 21, 2011, 09:52:04 AM
Boo-ya!  Was at this one...Sabres did not look too interested, I'm not sure what's up with Miller this year but he looked pretty ordinary..

Sabres not interested?  There's a cure for that.

They play us tomorrow.  Always brings out the best in em.

I don't understand why the Leafs have such a hard time with Buffalo.

You and me both. 

I can't remember the exact number but the Leafs had something like 1 win in 14 games in Buffalo at some point last year.  It doesn't make much sense.  You would think even dumb luck they'd win a couple.  And it's not as if the Sabres are or have been some super power or something.  Buffalo and Toronto have been pretty similar for a while.

Anyways, I just don't get it.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 21, 2011, 09:58:16 AM
Boo-ya!  Was at this one...Sabres did not look too interested, I'm not sure what's up with Miller this year but he looked pretty ordinary..

Sabres not interested?  There's a cure for that.

They play us tomorrow.  Always brings out the best in em.

I don't understand why the Leafs have such a hard time with Buffalo.

You and me both. 

I can't remember the exact number but the Leafs had something like 1 win in 14 games in Buffalo at some point last year.  It doesn't make much sense.  You would think even dumb luck they'd win a couple.  And it's not as if the Sabres are or have been some super power or something.  Buffalo and Toronto have been pretty similar for a while.

Anyways, I just don't get it.

Well you guys should be able to take care of business tomorrow night - Sabres look done mentally on top of their depleted roster.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on December 21, 2011, 10:01:10 AM
Boo-ya!  Was at this one...Sabres did not look too interested, I'm not sure what's up with Miller this year but he looked pretty ordinary..

Sabres not interested?  There's a cure for that.

They play us tomorrow.  Always brings out the best in em.

I don't understand why the Leafs have such a hard time with Buffalo.

You and me both. 

I can't remember the exact number but the Leafs had something like 1 win in 14 games in Buffalo at some point last year.  It doesn't make much sense.  You would think even dumb luck they'd win a couple.  And it's not as if the Sabres are or have been some super power or something.  Buffalo and Toronto have been pretty similar for a while.

Anyways, I just don't get it.

Well you guys should be able to take care of business tomorrow night - Sabres look done mentally on top of their depleted roster.

I thought we outplayed them last game - but once again penalties did us in.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 21, 2011, 10:15:36 AM
Boo-ya!  Was at this one...Sabres did not look too interested, I'm not sure what's up with Miller this year but he looked pretty ordinary..

Sabres not interested?  There's a cure for that.

They play us tomorrow.  Always brings out the best in em.

I don't understand why the Leafs have such a hard time with Buffalo.

You and me both. 

I can't remember the exact number but the Leafs had something like 1 win in 14 games in Buffalo at some point last year.  It doesn't make much sense.  You would think even dumb luck they'd win a couple.  And it's not as if the Sabres are or have been some super power or something.  Buffalo and Toronto have been pretty similar for a while.

Anyways, I just don't get it.

Well you guys should be able to take care of business tomorrow night - Sabres look done mentally on top of their depleted roster.

I thought we outplayed them last game - but once again penalties did us in.

You guys are what - middle of the pack in TS? We're the 8th most penalized team in the league so far, we finished as 9th most penalized team last season, 8th again in '09-10. My point? I can't remember..
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 21, 2011, 10:17:38 AM
Our PK is the suck again this year <79%>...that's not going to cut it.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on December 21, 2011, 11:10:09 AM
OTT is 30th in GA

Really?   Again?

That's upsetting.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 21, 2011, 11:15:18 AM
OTT is 30th in GA

Really?   Again?

That's upsetting.

But hey we're 7th in GF... we were supposed to have great difficulty scoring this year.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on December 21, 2011, 11:24:11 AM
OTT is 30th in GA

Really?   Again?

That's upsetting.

But hey we're 7th in GF... we were supposed to have great difficulty scoring this year.

But we also traded the best goalie in the league to Colorado for a guy we gave $13 million to in order to improve that number.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 21, 2011, 11:27:08 AM
OTT is 30th in GA

Really?   Again?

That's upsetting.

But hey we're 7th in GF... we were supposed to have great difficulty scoring this year.

But we also traded the best goalie in the league to Colorado for a guy we gave $13 million to in order to improve that number.

How many GA did we have at this point last year?
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 21, 2011, 03:14:51 PM
Doesn't appear that Shanahan had any problems with Gaustad's hit last night...concussion-gate is a scam!
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on December 21, 2011, 08:30:55 PM
To make it worse, Rundblad has matched Turris's offensive output.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 21, 2011, 08:31:32 PM
To make it worse, Rundblad has matched Turris's offensive output.

lol I was just about to make a comment on that.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 22, 2011, 09:29:49 AM
Gaustad dodges suspension for hit on Winchester (http://www.ottawasun.com/2011/12/21/gaustad-dodges-suspension-for-hit-on-winchester)
Senator concussed, but Shanny won't hold hearing

NHL VP of safety Brendan Shanahan has decided not to hold a hearing after reviewing the unpenalized hit from behind on Senators forward Jesse Winchester Tuesday.

Buffalo Sabres centre Paul Gaustad could get away with a $2,500 fine or even a warning. The Senators, meanwhile, will be without Winchester indefinitely with a concussion. He was at the rink Wednesday, but still feeling groggy.

“He still has headaches and everything that goes with it,” said coach Paul MacLean.

MacLean felt the hit warranted a second look.

“I thought it was a very dangerous play,” said MacLean. “It was a bigger man hitting a smaller man, which is part of it, I believe but also the stick being across the hips and running up to behind his head was the dangerous part.”

Winchester is a role player, but he has played a big role for the Senators. Injured in camp, he missed the first six games of the season but has been playing well since returning. His spot will be taken by Bobby Butler.

Butler, a healthy scratch after the arrival of Kyle Turris from Phoenix, has only two goals this season.

“(Butler’s) worked really hard off the ice and with the puck. He’s done really good things that way. He’s a (plus-6) player on the team,” said MacLean. “Unfortunately, the expectation is also that he’s going to shoot the puck in the net and that hasn’t happened for him.”
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 22, 2011, 09:32:45 AM
Florida Panthers (18-10-6) @ Ottawa Senators (16-14-4) (http://www.ottawasun.com/2011/12/21/gameday-sens-vs-panthers)

SPECIAL TEAMS


OTT: PP 17.1%, No. 16; PK 79.9%, No. 24

FLA: PP 18.1%, No. 13; PK 82.9%, No. 12

LINEUPS

PANTHERS

FORWARDS


    Tomas Fleischmann-Stephen Weiss-Kris Versteeg
    Bill Thomas-Shawn Matthias-Matt Bradley
    Tomas Kopecky-Tim Kennedy-Evgenii Dadonov.
    Krys Barch-Mike Santorelli-Michal Repik

DEFENCE

    Brian Campbell-Jason Garrison
    Erik Gudbranson-Ed Jovanovski
    Mike Weaver-Dmitry Kulikov

GOALIES


    Jose Theodore
    Scott Clemmensen

SENATORS

FORWARDS


    Colin Greening-Jason Spezza-Daniel Alfredsson
    Nick Foligno-Kyle Turris-Erik Condra
    Zack Smith-Peter Regin-Chris Neil
    Kaspars Daugavins-Zenon Konopka-Bobby Butler

DEFENCE

    Jared Cowen-Erik Karlsson
    Filip Kuba-Sergei Gonchar
    Chris Phillips-Matt Carkner

GOALTENDERS

    Craig Anderson
    Alex Auld

Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on December 22, 2011, 09:47:14 AM
After seeing the video, I'm okay with the decision.   I would have just given Gaustad a boarding penalty, looked more like an accident to me, I don't think there was any intent on Gaustad's part.   Gaustad got a little aggressive battling for the puck and it had unfortunate consequences.   Yeah, I think the refs made a mistake, Ottawa probably should have gotten a five minute power play.   But the game's over, we won anyway, and you can't fix a missed call by suspending him.

I think 9/10 when that kind of thing happens there is no significant injury.   Also, if the situations reversed and Winchester dumped Gaustad into the boards, and was suspended, I'd be upset about it.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 22, 2011, 10:09:14 AM
After seeing the video, I'm okay with the decision.   I would have just given Gaustad a boarding penalty, looked more like an accident to me, I don't think there was any intent on Gaustad's part.   Gaustad got a little aggressive battling for the puck and it had unfortunate consequences.

I think 9/10 when that kind of thing happens there is no significant injury.   Also, if the situations reversed and Winchester dumped Gaustad into the boards, and was suspended, I'd be upset about it.

Meh...I agree and I don't. That's two direct head shots  <Alfie & Winch> that have concussed / knocked guys out of our roster without any consequences. With everything going on in the league and media with concussion-mania it's equally frustrating and confusing. I mean there wasn't even a penalty called on Gaustad.



Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on December 22, 2011, 10:32:31 AM
Bummer, man.   Shane Prince got cut from the US WJC team.

EDIT: And Regin is out again with an injury to the same shoulder.   May get surgery again.   Poor kid can't catch a break.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on December 22, 2011, 10:45:24 AM
http://www.ottawasun.com/2011/12/21/alfie-gets-retirement-advice-from-legends
Quote
The 39-year-old Alfredsson told the Ottawa Sun he’s talked with former Toronto superstar Mats Sundin and Detroit defenceman Nicklas Lidstrom to help decide when to hang up his skates.

PISS OFF SUNDIN YOU STUPID OVERRATED EX-CANUCK.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 22, 2011, 12:27:20 PM
Quote
Some surprising news out of practice this morning as apparently Peter Regin as re-injured his shoulder and is considering surgery.  No timeline for his return but this is obviously a major setback for the forward.

That's probably it for Regin for the season - he opted to not have surgery in October, don't think he can put it off anymore.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on December 22, 2011, 05:48:57 PM
Going with 7 D tonight, not enough bodies up front.    Should have stuck around, Filatov.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 22, 2011, 05:51:44 PM
Going with 7 D tonight, not enough bodies up front.    Should have stuck around, Filatov.

If we move Kuba to LW it should increase his trade value.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 22, 2011, 06:40:53 PM
Michalek is going to wait till after Xmas to return to the line-up which is probably a good idea.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on December 22, 2011, 08:33:15 PM
Jesus, Ferret, what did we do to piss off the refs?

Foligno got tossed for "charging".

EDIT: And the Panthers tie it up on the 5:00 PP.   Those refs better hope that doesn't affect the outcome.

EDIT2: Reviewing FLA goal for a kicking motion.   $20 says it doesn't go our way.

EDIT3: Surprise, surprise.   It counts.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on December 22, 2011, 10:03:49 PM
Despite the zebras' best efforts, Sens win 4-3 in OT.

Turris has played two games, and has assisted on two game winning goals.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Erndog on December 22, 2011, 10:06:59 PM
And what a gorgeous GWG that was!  Highlight reel material right there. 
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sarge on December 22, 2011, 10:13:09 PM
Despite the zebras' best efforts, Sens win 4-3 in OT.

Turris has played two games, and has assisted on two game winning goals.

Incredible!... On a point per game basis, since the trade, he's turning in a Rundbladian performance. - Good for him and Sens fans alike!  :P  :D
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on December 22, 2011, 10:21:56 PM
Oh man, Shane Prince ripped team USA after getting cut.

http://www.vancouversun.com/sports/World+juniors+Prince+doesn+think+fair+shake/5900769/story.html
Quote
“I don’t know why I expected anything else from USA Hockey . . . I don’t even know why I ever got invited,” Prince said as he waited in Calgary for a flight to take him to his family home in Rochester, Minnesota for Christmas.

“I just felt from Day 1 the team had already been picked. I just feel they had their guys picked right from the start. Some guys felt they had the team made no matter how they played. And they didn’t give the others a chance.”

[...]

Looking back, Prince probably should have seen the writing on the wall after the Americans’ first pre-tournament exhibition game Tuesday against Russia, a 6-3 loss during which his line was on the ice for only seven shifts and had just one opportunity in eight U.S. power plays.

In the team’s second game on Wednesday against Switzerland, Prince was a healthy scratch.

[...]

“When we first arrived, we were all told we would be given fair opportunity,” Prince said. “Then I get six, maybe seven shifts. . . . And then when I didn’t play the next game, I felt maybe I had an idea of what was happening.

“If that’s fair opportunity, would somebody mind letting me know that? I really thought I could be a go-to guy on this team and I was never given that chance.”

I get the frustration, but ripping your national team is never a good idea.   He'll be ineligible for the juniors next year, but those guys have long memories.   It may come back to bite him if he's looking for the World Championships or Olympics some day.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on December 23, 2011, 12:09:00 AM
Oh, and as I write this our scoreboard is being taken down.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Jalili on December 23, 2011, 12:33:29 AM
Oh man, Shane Prince ripped team USA after getting cut.

http://www.vancouversun.com/sports/World+juniors+Prince+doesn+think+fair+shake/5900769/story.html
Quote
“I don’t know why I expected anything else from USA Hockey . . . I don’t even know why I ever got invited,” Prince said as he waited in Calgary for a flight to take him to his family home in Rochester, Minnesota for Christmas.

“I just felt from Day 1 the team had already been picked. I just feel they had their guys picked right from the start. Some guys felt they had the team made no matter how they played. And they didn’t give the others a chance.”

[...]

Looking back, Prince probably should have seen the writing on the wall after the Americans’ first pre-tournament exhibition game Tuesday against Russia, a 6-3 loss during which his line was on the ice for only seven shifts and had just one opportunity in eight U.S. power plays.

In the team’s second game on Wednesday against Switzerland, Prince was a healthy scratch.

[...]

“When we first arrived, we were all told we would be given fair opportunity,” Prince said. “Then I get six, maybe seven shifts. . . . And then when I didn’t play the next game, I felt maybe I had an idea of what was happening.

“If that’s fair opportunity, would somebody mind letting me know that? I really thought I could be a go-to guy on this team and I was never given that chance.”

I get the frustration, but ripping your national team is never a good idea.   He'll be ineligible for the juniors next year, but those guys have long memories.   It may come back to bite him if he's looking for the World Championships or Olympics some day.

Jared Knight said pretty much the same thing last year, that they a grudge against the guys who play major junior instead of college or the US development league.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Chev-boyar-sky on December 23, 2011, 07:36:15 AM
Jesus, Ferret, what did we do to piss off the refs?

Foligno got tossed for "charging".

EDIT: And the Panthers tie it up on the 5:00 PP.   Those refs better hope that doesn't affect the outcome.

EDIT2: Reviewing FLA goal for a kicking motion.   $20 says it doesn't go our way.

EDIT3: Surprise, surprise.   It counts.

I can't say it's a surprising call.

He left his feet, which is automatically a charging call, no?
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on December 23, 2011, 07:55:49 AM
Nah, both skates were on the ice at the point of impact.   Ellerby went low, Foligno went in the air as a result of the collision.

(http://img688.imageshack.us/img688/666/adadasdas.jpg)
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 23, 2011, 09:13:48 AM
Yeah it was a HS call - I don't know what to say about the officiating anymore. Florida's first goal shouldn't have counted either.
Good character win though, the hockey Gods gave us a bounce in OT. Canes tonight..
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Corn Flake on December 23, 2011, 09:18:37 AM
Your team is starting to annoy me. 

Stop pretending you are good.

Way to hire a fully competent coach, btw.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 23, 2011, 09:21:54 AM
Your team is starting to annoy me. 

Stop pretending you are good.

Way to hire a fully competent coach, btw.

Karlsson!

How awesome would it be if we got another B.O.O this post-season? Long over-due...
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Zee on December 23, 2011, 09:22:53 AM
Your team is starting to annoy me. 

Stop pretending you are good.

Way to hire a fully competent coach, btw.

Maybe we're heading back into an age like the late 90s, early 2000s when the Leafs and Sens would always make the playoffs and the Habs were out?
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 23, 2011, 09:23:38 AM
Turris looked a little sharper last night, his pass to Butler in OT was spot on.
2 games 2 assists..
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: ThatLeafsFan on December 23, 2011, 09:25:47 AM
Karlsson!

How awesome would it be if we got another B.O.O this post-season? Long over-due...

That Karlsson sure is good, I have liked him since the world jrs, too bad he is a Senator lol
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 23, 2011, 09:26:22 AM
Your team is starting to annoy me. 

Stop pretending you are good.

Way to hire a fully competent coach, btw.

Maybe we're heading back into an age like the late 90s, early 2000s when the Leafs and Sens would always make the playoffs and the Habs were out?

I'm not ready to count the Habs out yet but it's getting close to being a 10 count yeah.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 23, 2011, 09:39:42 AM
Cheapseats: No reason to ban Foligno (http://www.ottawasun.com/2011/12/22/cheapseats-no-ban-for-foligno)

OTTAWA - Hold your fire, Sheriff Shanny.

There is no way Nick Foligno should be facing a suspension for nailing Panthers defenceman Keaton Ellerby at 6:37 of the second period.

After being given a five-minute major for charging and a game misconduct — because officials Tim Peel and Justin St. Pierre overreacted to the hit — Foligno is going to face an immediate review from NHL VP of safety Brendan Shanahan.

“I was disappointed that was the call,” said Foligno. “He’s coming around the net with his head down. I have to finish that play. I’m not even trying to hit him. I just noticed we were going to collide.”

Since Foligno didn’t have his elbow up or leave his feet, he shouldn’t get anything, but who knows? Shanahan has been unpredictable when it comes to handing out discipline so it’s hard to say what route he might take.

If Buffalo’s Paul Gaustad didn’t get anything for a hit that left Senators F Jesse Winchester with a concussion, then neither should Foligno.

The most he should have gotten was a minor penalty.

THE CLOCK STRIKES ZERO

Scoreboard watching at Scotiabank Place will be worth it after Christmas. In their final home game before the holiday break, the Senators bid farewell to the relic they call a scoreboard as work on the Bell HD screens made by Panasonic started shortly after the final buzzer. By the time the Senators face the Canadiens Tuesday, the four screens — five times larger — will be installed and the rest will be completed by the all-star weekend. “It’s not a sad day, that’s for sure,” said C Jason Spezza. “We’re excited to have the new scoreboard and the fans are excited. It’s great for (owner) Eugene (Melnyk) to step up and get it with some of the sponsorship they got. We’ll be happy to be able to see the replays and figure out exactly what happened on plays.” While the cameras always show players on the bench staring up at the board after scoring a goal, they use it as a reference.

OFF THE GLASS


You’ve likely seen the last of C Peter Regin this season. The left shoulder he’s had surgically repaired last season and has injured three times has put Regin on the shelf after it stiffened up following the Buffalo game. Regin, who missed 22 games rehabbing the shoulder after getting reinjured Oct. 19 vs. Winnipeg, had only returned for five games. Coach Paul MacLean said Regin will have to consider surgery. “I think it’s very frustrating for Peter,” said MacLean. “It’s devastating for him. He has to make the decision that’s best for him. I know (surgery) is one of the options.” ... RW Erik Condra made the best save of the night, sweeping a puck off the goal-line behind G Craig Anderson late in the second period ... Florida’s Stephen Weiss left the game six shifts into the first period with an undisclosed injury.

THE MORNING SKATE

There will be 19 people over for Christmas Eve dinner at captain Daniel Alfredsson’s place. Teammates Erik Karlsson and Regin will be there along with Alfredsson’s family. “We try to stick with Swedish traditions and foods,” said Alfredsson. “Santa Claus comes to our house on Christmas Eve. He knocks on the door. He doesn’t creep down the chimney.” Karlsson can’t wait to chow down. “This is my third year. It’s really exciting to eat some Swedish food at Christmas,” said Karlsson. So, what’s a traditional Swedish Christmas? “You have to go to IKEA,” joked Karlsson. “It’s hard to explain because you guys don’t have it here: A lot of potatoes, meatballs, sausage, eggs. It’s a big table. I’m glad I can eat as much as I want.” ... W Milan Michalek (concussion) won’t return until Tuesday. “I’ll get a couple of extra days and make sure I’m 100%,” said Michalek ... With Regin and Michalek out, the Senators recalled F Mike Hoffman from Binghamton. He will be in the lineup Friday in Raleigh ... The Senators weren’t happy draft pick and 67’s F Shane Prince was cut by the Americans for the world juniors. “We thought he could play at that tournament,” said GM Bryan Murray. “I know with his head and hands we felt, in a short tournament, that he would really help them.”
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 23, 2011, 09:50:03 AM
Ottawa Senators (17-14-4) @ Carolina Hurricanes (10-19-6) (http://www.ottawasun.com/2011/12/22/gameday-sens-vs-hurricanes)

SPECIAL TEAMS

OTT: PP 17.1%, No. 16; PK 79.9%, No. 24

CAR: PP 13.2%, No. 28; PK 78.4%, No. 26

LINEUPS

HURRICANES

FORWARDS


    Drayson Bowman-Eric Staal-Chad LaRose
    Alexei Ponikarovsky-Jussi Jokinen-Tuomo Ruutu
    Jiri Tlusty-Brandon Sutter-Patrick Dwyer
    Andreas Nodl-Riley Nash-Anthony Stewart

DEFENCE

    Tim Gleason-Jamie McBain
    Bryan Allen-Jay Harrison
    Justin Faulk-Jaroslav Spacek

GOALTENDERS

    Cam Ward
    Justin Peters

SENATORS

FORWARDS


    Colin Greening-Jason Spezza-Daniel Alfredsson
    Nick Foligno-Kyle Turris-Erik Condra
    Kaspars Daugavins-Zack Smith-Chris Neil
    Mike Hoffman-Zenon Konopka-Bobby Butler

DEFENCE

    Jared Cowen-Erik Karlsson
    Filip Kuba-Sergei Gonchar
    Chris Phillips-Matt Carkner

GOALTENDERS

    Craig Anderson
    Alex Auld

Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Chev-boyar-sky on December 23, 2011, 10:02:09 AM
Nah, both skates were on the ice at the point of impact.   Ellerby went low, Foligno went in the air as a result of the collision.

(http://img688.imageshack.us/img688/666/adadasdas.jpg)

Fair enough. I saw it at full speed (as I'm sure the officials did), but that's pretty clear cut.

Can't say blown calls are anything new in the NHL, though..
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 23, 2011, 10:02:30 AM
Regin likely done for season (http://www.ottawasun.com/2011/12/22/regin-likely-done-for-season)

Peter Regin’s season is likely over.

The Senators centre wasn’t on the ice Thursday morning at Scotiabank Place after his surgically repaired left shoulder stiffened up and he’s going to have to decide whether he’s going to have another procedure to get it repaired.

Regin won’t be in the lineup against the Florida Panthers and he’s out indefinitely.

Winger Bobby Butler returns and defenceman Brian Lee will be in the lineup with the club carrying seven blueliners.

“It happened during the game (Tuesday) and it stiffened up on him,” said coach Paul MacLean Thursday.

“I think it’s very frustrating for Peter. For us, he’s an important player we think a lot of, but it’s devastating for him.

“He has to make the decision what’s best for him. I know (surgery) is one of the options.”

Regin originally suffered the shoulder injury last February.

He had surgery, took it easy in training camp and re-injured the shoulder in October. He missed 22 games and only returned Dec. 10 against the Vancouver Canucks.

The Senators were hopeful with the arrival of centre Kyle Turris from the Phoenix Coyotes, the club would have plenty of depth down the middle.

“We did enjoy the depth that Peter gave us on the third line for one game,” said MacLean.

Winger Milan Michalek (concussion) was on the ice with the team for the second straight day, but didn’t have any contact and won’t play until after Christmas.

He is expected to suit up Tuesday against the Montreal Canadiens.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 23, 2011, 12:06:28 PM
ALFREDSSON LOOKS FOR MILESTONE AS SENATORS VISIT HURRICANES (http://tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=383412)

(Sports Network) - Daniel Alfredsson has tapped into the fountain of youth a bit in an effort to replace injured leading goal-scorer Milan Michalek.

The 39-year-old will try to give himself an early Christmas present with a milestone goal this evening and lift the Ottawa Senators to a fourth straight victory in a matchup with the Carolina Hurricanes, who are also without their top goal scorer.

Michalek is pacing the Senators with 19 goals this season, but has missed the past four games with a concussion and is out indefinitely. Alfredsson has picked up the pace since, logging three goals and nine points over his last four games.

Alfredsson scored the 399th goal of his career and logged two assists in last night's 4-3 overtime win against the Panthers. Bobby Butler was credited with the winning goal as his pass attempt to Erik Karlsson hit off of a Florida defender and in.

Chris Neil and Karlsson scored while Craig Anderson made 32 saves. Ottawa gave up three one-goal leads, but is still in position to win four in a row for the first time since a six-game run from Oct. 20-30.

"We had a hard time getting the momentum in the game, but I think going into the third we were just sticking to it and never quit," said Karlsson, who has two goals and five assists over his last three games.

Carolina, meanwhile, played for the fifth time in a row without Jeff Skinner on Wednesday. Skinner leads the Hurricanes with 12 goals and 24 points, but is also out with a concussion.

The Hurricanes led the Coyotes by two goals on Wednesday, but allowed three unanswered goals over the game's final 26-plus minutes to drop a 4-3 decision and lose for the fourth time in five games.

"We got that third goal and I thought we were in good shape," Hurricanes head coach Kirk Muller said. "Then they get that second goal and the team kind of dropped its energy. That's what we have to get away from."

Tuomo Ruutu, Andreas Nodl and Jiri Tlusty scored for the Hurricanes, while Cam Ward allowed all four goals on 19 shots in the loss. Carolina fell to 9-1-2 when leading after two periods.

The Hurricanes won their final three meetings with the Senators last season by a 15-4 margin, but have lost a pair of encounters to the club this year. They had a seven-game home winning streak in this series halted on Oct. 25 with a 3-2 shootout loss, but have still outscored the Sens 30-12 in those eight games at RBC Center.

Sergei Gonchar is pacing the Senators with four points -- all assists -- versus Carolina this year, while Jason Spezza has three goals and Anderson has been in net for both wins.

Ruutu has a goal and two assists versus Ottawa this year, while captain Eric Staal has a goal and a helper. Ward has just an .887 save percentage in the two meetings.


(http://images.tsn.ca/images/stories/2011/10/11/alfy_1011a_83307.jpg)
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Erndog on December 23, 2011, 12:19:03 PM
Regin likely done for season (http://www.ottawasun.com/2011/12/22/regin-likely-done-for-season)

Peter Regin’s season is likely over.

The Senators centre wasn’t on the ice Thursday morning at Scotiabank Place after his surgically repaired left shoulder stiffened up and he’s going to have to decide whether he’s going to have another procedure to get it repaired.

Regin won’t be in the lineup against the Florida Panthers and he’s out indefinitely.

Winger Bobby Butler returns and defenceman Brian Lee will be in the lineup with the club carrying seven blueliners.

“It happened during the game (Tuesday) and it stiffened up on him,” said coach Paul MacLean Thursday.

“I think it’s very frustrating for Peter. For us, he’s an important player we think a lot of, but it’s devastating for him.

“He has to make the decision what’s best for him. I know (surgery) is one of the options.”

Regin originally suffered the shoulder injury last February.

He had surgery, took it easy in training camp and re-injured the shoulder in October. He missed 22 games and only returned Dec. 10 against the Vancouver Canucks.

The Senators were hopeful with the arrival of centre Kyle Turris from the Phoenix Coyotes, the club would have plenty of depth down the middle.

“We did enjoy the depth that Peter gave us on the third line for one game,” said MacLean.

Winger Milan Michalek (concussion) was on the ice with the team for the second straight day, but didn’t have any contact and won’t play until after Christmas.

He is expected to suit up Tuesday against the Montreal Canadiens.


Sad to say but the dudes career could be over.

I think Lombardi is going to suffer the same fate.  Perhaps not career threatening yet, but I think because he's avoiding surgery he's very susceptible to re-injuring it and causing a lot more problems/damage in the long run.  Because he missed a full year I don't blame him for trying to hold off on surgery and giving it a shot- I just fear it's probably the wrong move in the long run.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Corn Flake on December 23, 2011, 12:29:55 PM
Your team is starting to annoy me. 

Stop pretending you are good.

Way to hire a fully competent coach, btw.

Maybe we're heading back into an age like the late 90s, early 2000s when the Leafs and Sens would always make the playoffs and the Habs were out?

I'm not ready to count the Habs out yet but it's getting close to being a 10 count yeah.

That entire province is going to implode if they don't start winning soon.  Soo much off ice drama its ridiculous.

Yes a B.O.O. would be fun to see again. But it would be more fun for us on this side of the rivalry to see the Sens finish 9th. ;)
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on December 23, 2011, 01:12:48 PM
Regin likely done for season (http://www.ottawasun.com/2011/12/22/regin-likely-done-for-season)

Peter Regin’s season is likely over.

He's an RFA this summer, what do you do?   21 points in 65 games over the past two seasons, with two season ending injuries.

He seems like a good kid, and shows flashes of potential every once in the while, but he hasn't done much to earn another contract.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 23, 2011, 01:19:07 PM
Your team is starting to annoy me. 

Stop pretending you are good.

Way to hire a fully competent coach, btw.

Maybe we're heading back into an age like the late 90s, early 2000s when the Leafs and Sens would always make the playoffs and the Habs were out?

I'm not ready to count the Habs out yet but it's getting close to being a 10 count yeah.

That entire province is going to implode if they don't start winning soon.  Soo much off ice drama its ridiculous.

Yes a B.O.O. would be fun to see again. But it would be more fun for us on this side of the rivalry to see the Sens finish 9th. ;)

I know I can see that province from my window - the foothills of the Gatineaus are in a state of emergency right now. Flames as high as the sky.

There's a pub here in Ottawa for displaced Leaf fans called "The 9th Place". I'm pretty sure the Leafs own the territorial rights of 9th place in the Eastern Conference - we wouldn't want any legal problems with a team worth gazillions!

Cheese!  ;D
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Corn Flake on December 23, 2011, 01:22:25 PM
I know I can see that province from my window - the foothills of the Gatineaus are in a state of emergency right now. Flames as high as the sky.

There's a pub here in Ottawa for displaced Leaf fans called "The 9th Place". I'm pretty sure the Leafs own the territorial rights of 9th place in the Eastern Conference - we wouldn't want any legal problems with a team worth gazillions!

Cheese!  ;D

Nice one!

Not much I can say to come back from that one.  Having never lost in the Battle of Ontario its hard to understand what it would be like for you.  Booyakasha!
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 23, 2011, 01:24:51 PM
Regin likely done for season (http://www.ottawasun.com/2011/12/22/regin-likely-done-for-season)

Peter Regin’s season is likely over.

He's an RFA this summer, what do you do?   21 points in 65 games over the past two seasons, with two season ending injuries.

He seems like a good kid, and shows flashes of potential every once in the while, but he hasn't done much to earn another contract.

Yes he's RFA - you qualify him! I don't think he's going to be shooting for the moon next summer $ wise. Shoulder injuries are never good, but a lot of people said the same thing about Sami Salo when he was here and going through the same kind of shoulder injuries / operations. He's made of glass yeah but he's still going.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 23, 2011, 01:25:38 PM
I know I can see that province from my window - the foothills of the Gatineaus are in a state of emergency right now. Flames as high as the sky.

There's a pub here in Ottawa for displaced Leaf fans called "The 9th Place". I'm pretty sure the Leafs own the territorial rights of 9th place in the Eastern Conference - we wouldn't want any legal problems with a team worth gazillions!

Cheese!  ;D

Nice one!

Not much I can say to come back from that one.  Having never lost in the Battle of Ontario its hard to understand what it would be like for you.  Booyakasha!

You got game Flake!
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 23, 2011, 07:38:45 PM
Big goal from Kuba - another assist for Turris
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on December 23, 2011, 09:11:11 PM
Anderson's lookin' like the guy we traded our all-star goalie for.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on December 23, 2011, 10:53:49 PM
Mark Stone with both Canada goals so far tonight, puts him at 5 in 3 games.

I'm really feeling a Hodgson/Eberle-esque coming out party.    This year's world juniors are gonna put him on the map.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on December 23, 2011, 11:20:43 PM
Can't wait to call him ol' Stone Hands when he gets to the NHL.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: bustaheims on December 23, 2011, 11:22:16 PM
He's a highly touted Ottawa prospect - which means, his production will disappear once the games start to mean something.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 26, 2011, 08:23:39 PM
After day 1..
Stone 3G
Zibanejad 2G
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 26, 2011, 08:30:11 PM
Michalek back against the Habs tomorrow night -
http://tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=383518
That's good news - the Habs have kind of had our number the last little while hopefully we can kick them while they're down!
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 27, 2011, 08:54:51 AM
Montreal Canadiens (13-16-7) @ Ottawa Senators (17-14-5)
(http://www.ottawasun.com/2011/12/26/gameday-sens-vs-habs)

SPECIAL TEAMS

    OTT: PP 18.2%, No. 13; PK 79.6%, No. 25
    MTL: PP 12.3%, No. 29; PK 88.6%, No. 3

LINEUPS

CANADIENS

FORWARDS


    Michael Cammeleri-David Desharnais-Louie Leblanc
    Erik Cole-Lars Eller-Max Pacioretty
    Andrei Kostitsyn-Tomas Plekanec-Travis Moen
    Mathieu Darche-Petteri Nokelainen-Mike Bluden

DEFENCE

    Josh Gorges-P.K. Subban
    Raphael Diaz-Hal Gill
    Tomas Kaberle-Alexei Emelin

GOALIES

    Carey Price
    Peter Budaj

LINEUPS

SENATORS

FORWARDS


    Milan Michalek-Jason Spezza-Daniel Alfredsson
    Nick Foligno-Kyle Turris-Bobby Butler
    Colin Greening-Zack Smith-Chris Neil
    Erik Condra-Zenon Konopka-Kaspars Daugavins

DEFENCE

    Jared Cowen-Erik Karlsson
    Filip Kuba-Sergei Gonchar
    Chris Phillips-Matt Carkner

GOALIES

    Craig Anderson
    Alex Auld

Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Newbury on December 27, 2011, 09:00:59 AM
Can both teams lose?

Although, as much as I'd like the Leafs to put some space between them and the Sens, I'm thoroughly enjoying the Habs struggles.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 29, 2011, 10:30:50 AM
After day two..

Stone - 4G
Zibanejad - 2G

Zibanejad leading the tournament with 15 shots...meaningless stat fist pump!
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 29, 2011, 10:37:15 AM
Apparently it was the Jason Spezza show at the Sens skills comp..LINK (http://www.senschirp.ca/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=556:spezza-dominates-at-sens-skills-competition&Itemid=13).

"In what may be the final twist in the saga that has been Nikita Filatov's season, Dmitry Chesnokov reports that Filatov was hurt just two games into his KHL season and will be sidelined indefinitely..." I think it's time for Filatov to have a 1 on 1 with the Hockey Gods - clearly they are upset with him.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: bustaheims on December 29, 2011, 10:37:59 AM
After day two..

Stone - 4G
Zibanejad - 2G

Zibanejad leading the tournament with 15 shots...meaningless stat fist pump!

Huberdeau's really making Stone look good. :P
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 29, 2011, 10:43:10 AM
After day two..

Stone - 4G
Zibanejad - 2G

Zibanejad leading the tournament with 15 shots...meaningless stat fist pump!

Huberdeau's really making Stone look good. :P

I'd agree with you if Huberdeau was his line-mate in Brandon also. This Stone kid is going to be a hit here in Ottawa - if he isn't already. He reminds me of Heatley - slot shark.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 30, 2011, 10:29:53 AM
Calgary Flames (18-16-4) at Ottawa Senators (17-15-5) (http://Calgary Flames (18-16-4) at Ottawa Senators (17-15-5))

SPECIAL TEAMS


OTT: PP 17.8% No. 14; PK 79.5% No. 25
CAL: PP 17.5% No. 17; PK 83.5% No. 11

SENATORS LINES

    Milan Michalek-Jason Spezza-Daniel Alfredsson
    Nick Foligno-Zack Smith-Bobby Butler
    Colin Greening-Kyle Turris-Erik Condra
    Kaspars Daugavins-Zenon Konopka-Chris Neil

Defence

    Filip Kuba-Erik Karlsson
    Jared Cowen-Sergei Gonchar
    Chris Phillips-Matt Carkner/Brian Lee

Goalies

    Craig Anderson
    Alex Auld

FLAMES LINES

    Curtis Glencross-Olli Jokinen-Jarome Iginla
    Rene Bourque-Mikael Backlund-Lee Stempniak
    Paul Byron-Roman Horak-Blake Comeau
    Tom Kostopoulos-Brendan Morrison-Tim Jackman

Defence

    Jay Bouwmeester-Chris Butler
    Scott Hannan-Derek Smith
    T.J. Brodie-Cory Sarich

Goalies

    Miikka Kiprusoff
    Leland Irving

INJURIES

Ottawa


    C Peter Regin (shoulder) is out indefintely
    C Jesse Winchester (concussion) is out indefinitely

Calgary

    LW Alex Tanguay (upper body) is week-to-week
    D Brett Carson (upper body) is out indefinitely
    C Matt Stajan (ankle) is out indefinitely
    RW David Moss (foot) is out indefinitely
    D Mark Giordano (ruptured tendon) is out indefinitely
    G Henrik Karlsson (knee) is out indefinitely
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 30, 2011, 08:17:24 PM
3-0 Flames after 1...I'll be surprised if Auld returns to the net to start the 2nd - not a great period for him. To be fair I don't think there has been a game other than his 1 win where he hasn't been awful. He's big, he's bald, he's Alex Auld.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 30, 2011, 08:40:06 PM
I'm good!
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 30, 2011, 09:10:01 PM
I love these idiots talking about if the Sens are going to trade Alfie at the deadline. Only May seems to be aware of the NHL standings.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: bustaheims on December 30, 2011, 09:20:19 PM
I love these idiots talking about if the Sens are going to trade Alfie at the deadline. Only May seems to be aware of the NHL standings.

In all honesty, there's a good chance the standings aren't what will hold the Sens back on trading Alfredsson - they could very well be a fair ways out of 8th by the deadline (though, I'll admit, it doesn't look like they will be, as they'll probably still be there with the bubble teams). It's the fact that he still has one more year on his contract, and it's a 35+ deal that will stop them, as it means they may not get the value they'd like for him.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 30, 2011, 09:22:50 PM
Good push back period, 3-2 Flames heading into the 3rd.

Zibanejad had a goal and an assist tonight to bring his numbers to 3G 1A in 4 games.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 30, 2011, 09:26:33 PM
I love these idiots talking about if the Sens are going to trade Alfie at the deadline. Only May seems to be aware of the NHL standings.

In all honesty, there's a good chance the standings aren't what will hold the Sens back on trading Alfredsson - they could very well be a fair ways out of 8th by the deadline (though, I'll admit, it doesn't look like they will be, as they'll probably still be there with the bubble teams). It's the fact that he still has one more year on his contract, and it's a 35+ deal that will stop them, as it means they may not get the value they'd like for him.

Yeah. Plus he's said countless times his intention on retiring here, and Melnyk seems pretty bent on keeping it that way. He's not going anywhere - even if we're well out of it at the deadline which is always a possibility.

Karlsson!

ADD - The way the yield from last summer's draft is going there's less pressure to move any more bodies out for picks.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: bustaheims on December 30, 2011, 09:44:56 PM
ADD - The way the yield from last summer's draft is going there's less pressure to move any more bodies out for picks.

Well, just because there appears to be some prospect depth, doesn't mean you shouldn't add to and try to improve it, especially with the type of return Alfredsson could conceivably bring in. I expect they'll listen to offers for him over the next 18 months, but, I doubt they hear anything they really like until at least the summer - though, like you said, a deal is unlikely, considering his stance and Melnyk being Melnyk.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 30, 2011, 10:02:16 PM
#400 for Alfie..game winner in ot
Great win - gutsy
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 30, 2011, 10:03:45 PM
ADD - The way the yield from last summer's draft is going there's less pressure to move any more bodies out for picks.

Well, just because there appears to be some prospect depth, doesn't mean you shouldn't add to and try to improve it, especially with the type of return Alfredsson could conceivably bring in. I expect they'll listen to offers for him over the next 18 months, but, I doubt they hear anything they really like until at least the summer - though, like you said, a deal is unlikely, considering his stance and Melnyk being Melnyk.

It's still 50/50 if he's even going to play next year.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Britishbulldog on December 30, 2011, 10:27:54 PM
Does that put Ottawa at 43 points and the Leafs in 9th?
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Chev-boyar-sky on December 30, 2011, 11:13:02 PM
Does that put Ottawa at 43 points and the Leafs in 9th?

No. Ottawa at 41 pts tied with the Leafs with 1 more GP.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 30, 2011, 11:24:48 PM
Does that put Ottawa at 43 points and the Leafs in 9th?

Just an 8 count so far...but their knees are getting wobbly.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 31, 2011, 11:34:06 AM
Ottawa Senators (17-15-5) at Buffalo Sabres (17-16-3) (http://www.ottawasun.com/2011/12/30/game-day-senators-vs-sabres)

SPECIAL TEAMS

OTT: PP 17.8% No. 14; PK 79.5% No. 25

BUF: PP 19.1% No. 11; PK 84.1% No. 10

LINES

OTTAWA

FORWARDS


    Colin Greening-Jason Spezza-Milan Michalek
    Erik Condra-Kyle Turris-Daniel Alfredsson
    Nick Foligno-Zack Smith-Bobby Butler
    Kaspars Daugavins-Zenon Konopka-Chris Neil

DEFENCE

    Filip Kuba-Erik Karlsson
    Jared Cowen-Sergei Gonchar
    Chris Phillips-Matt Carkner

GOALIES

    Craig Anderson
    Alex Auld

BUFFALO

FORWARDS


    Thomas Vanek-Jochen Hecht-Jason Pominville
    Drew Stafford-Derek Roy-Brad Boyes
    Matt Ellis-Luke Adam-Zack Kassian
    Cody McCormick-Paul Gaustad-Patrick Kaleta

DEFENCE


    Robyn Regehr-Marc-Andre Gragnani
    Jordan Leopold-Mike Weber
    Brayden McNabb-Christian Ehrhoff

GOALIES

    Ryan Miller
    Jhonas Enroth

INJURIES

OTTAWA


    C Peter Regin (shoulder) is out indefintely
    C Jesse Winchester (concussion) is out indefinitely

BUFFALO

    D Andrej Sekera (upper body) is out indefinitely
    LW Tyler Ennis (left ankle) is out indefinitely
    LW Colin Stuart (knee) is out indefinitely
    RW Corey Tropp (head ) is out indefinitely.
    LW Nathan Gerbe (concussion) is out indefinitely
    D Tyler Myers (wrist) is out indefinitely
    C Ville Leino (lower body) is out indefinitely


(http://storage.canoe.ca/v1/dynamic_resize/sws_path/suns-prod-images/1297225239102_SMALL_BOX.jpg?quality=80&stmp=1325348023113&size=210x)
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on December 31, 2011, 12:26:42 PM
Stone: 6G 1 A in 3 games played...
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on January 01, 2012, 01:20:10 AM
Butler!
8th!
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on January 01, 2012, 02:04:50 AM
Stone 
4GP 7G 2A 9PTS

Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on January 01, 2012, 12:06:50 PM
Next 6 games are all against teams ahead of us in the ECF - Devils, Bolts, @Flyers, Flyers, @Pens, @NYR. Half at home half on the road.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on January 01, 2012, 12:14:02 PM
Check this out SP -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3XARF-a3b8

Lehner!
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on January 02, 2012, 11:00:01 AM
New Jersey Devils (21-15-1) at Ottawa Senators (19-15-5) (http://www.ottawasun.com/2012/01/01/game-day-senators-vs-devils)

SPECIAL TEAMS

OTT: PP 17.5% No. 18; PK 79.3% No. 26

NJD: PP 13.5% No. 27; PK 91.9% No. 1

OTTAWA

FORWARDS


    Colin Greening-Jason Spezza-Milan Michalek
    Erik Condra-Kyle Turris-Daniel Alfredsson
    Nick Foligno-Zack Smith-Bobby Butler
    Kaspars Daugavins-Zenon Konopka-Chris Neil

DEFENCE

    Filip Kuba-Erik Karlsson
    Jared Cowen-Matt Carkner
    Chris Phillips-Brian Lee

GOALIES

    Craig Anderson
    Alex Auld

NEW JERSEY

FORWARDS


    Zach Parise-Adam Henrique-Ilya Kovalchuk
    Petr Sykora-Patrik Elias-Dainius Zubrus
    Mattias Tedenby-Travis Zajac-David Clarkson
    Tim Sestito-Ryan Carter-Cam Janssen

DEFENCE

    Bryce Salvador-Adam Larsson
    Mark Fayne-Henrik Tallinder
    Kurtis Foster-Anton Volchenkov

GOALIES

    Martin Brodeur
    Johan Hedberg

INJURIES

OTTAWA


    D Sergei Gonchar (head) is questionable
    C Peter Regin (shoulder) is out indefintely
    C Jesse Winchester (concussion) is out indefinitely

NEW JERSEY

    D Anton Volchenkov (lower body) is questionable
    D Andy Greene (toe fracture) is out indefinitely
    C Jacob Josefson (broken right clavicle) is out indefinitely
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on January 02, 2012, 10:16:00 PM
That was all Chris Neil. What a game!
6th in the East...someone pinch me.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Britishbulldog on January 02, 2012, 11:34:00 PM
That was all Chris Neil. What a game!
6th in the East...someone pinch me.

Wow.  Pretty solid.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on January 03, 2012, 05:36:06 PM
Check this out SP -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3XARF-a3b8

Lehner!

Lehner got 3 games for that..
(UPDATE 4:19 PM)- Binghamton Senators goaltender Robin Lehner has been suspended three games for abuse of an official after an incident in Binghamton last Saturday.  Some thought Lehner might be looking at a lengthy suspension after getting involved in a physical altercation with an on-ice official.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on January 04, 2012, 05:07:14 AM
How typical of the sens product to choke in the big game.

Better start swimming or you'll sink like Mark Stone.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sarge on January 04, 2012, 08:31:58 AM
(http://storage.canoe.ca/v1/dynamic_resize/sws_path/suns-prod-images/1297225239102_SMALL_BOX.jpg?quality=80&stmp=1325348023113&size=210x)

The caption almost writes itself... "Now guess what I'm doing with my other hand."
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Erndog on January 04, 2012, 09:11:58 AM
The Sens have won the last 3 games all while leading for a total of ZERO seconds in regulation.

How long can they keep up these comebacks?  Down 3-0 to Calgary and win, and 2-0 to NJ in the 3rd period and win.  They've been doing this all year.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Stronger Than All on January 04, 2012, 09:29:25 AM
The Sens have won the last 3 games all while leading for a total of ZERO seconds in regulation.

How long can they keep up these comebacks?  Down 3-0 to Calgary and win, and 2-0 to NJ in the 3rd period and win.  They've been doing this all year.

Yeah, at least be NJ in regulation!
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on January 04, 2012, 10:13:04 AM
The Sens have won the last 3 games all while leading for a total of ZERO seconds in regulation.

How long can they keep up these comebacks?  Down 3-0 to Calgary and win, and 2-0 to NJ in the 3rd period and win.  They've been doing this all year.

You just answered your own question!
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: bustaheims on January 04, 2012, 10:43:20 AM
The Sens have won the last 3 games all while leading for a total of ZERO seconds in regulation.

How long can they keep up these comebacks?  Down 3-0 to Calgary and win, and 2-0 to NJ in the 3rd period and win.  They've been doing this all year.

In the back half of the season, when teams start to tighten up a lot more defensively, especially late in games, they won't be able to get away with it as much. They've been fortunate so far, but, I wouldn't expect it to last much longer. They'll have to start taking leads in regulation if they want to stay in the playoff hunt.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on January 04, 2012, 11:20:48 AM
The Sens have won the last 3 games all while leading for a total of ZERO seconds in regulation.

How long can they keep up these comebacks?  Down 3-0 to Calgary and win, and 2-0 to NJ in the 3rd period and win.  They've been doing this all year.

In the back half of the season, when teams start to tighten up a lot more defensively, especially late in games, they won't be able to get away with it as much. They've been fortunate so far, but, I wouldn't expect it to last much longer. They'll have to start taking leads in regulation if they want to stay in the playoff hunt.

I agree with this - prior to the last 3 our 'when trailing after 2' stat wasn't anything to write home about.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on January 04, 2012, 01:25:28 PM
Sounds like Gonchar is back tomorrow but Phillips is out indef with a concussion.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on January 05, 2012, 10:18:28 AM
Tampa Bay Lightning (17-18-3) @ Ottawa Senators (20-15-5) (http://www.ottawasun.com/2012/01/04/gameday-sens-vs-lightning)

SPECIAL TEAMS

    OTT: PP 17.7%. No. 17; PK 79.5%, No. 25
    TBL: PP 14.2%, No. 24; PK 79.6, No. 26

LINEUPS

TAMPA

FORWARDS


    Marty St. Louis-Steve Stamkos-Steve Downie
    Dominic Moore-Vincent Lecavalier-J.T. Wyman
    Dana Tyrell-Tom Pyatt-Teddy Purcell
    Nate Thompson-Blair Jones-Adam Hall

DEFENCE

    Eric Brewer-Pavel Kubina
    Brett Clark-Matt Gilroy
    Marc-Andre Bergeron-Bruno Gervais

GOALTENDERS


    Dwayne Roloson
    Mathieu Garon

OTTAWA

FORWARDS


    Milan Michalek-Jason Spezza-Colin Greening
    Erik Condra-Kyle Turris-Daniel Alfredsson
    Nick Foligno-Zack Smith-Bobby Butler
    Kaspars Daugavins-Zenon Konopka-Chris Neil

DEFENCE

    Filip Kuba-Erik Karlsson
    Jared Cowen-Sergei Gonchar
    Brian Lee-Matt Carkner

GOALTENDERS


    Craig Anderson
    Alex Auld
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on January 05, 2012, 10:51:05 PM
4-1 final, Turris gets his first <1G 1A> and Alfie continues to strutt <1G 2A>
5th in the EC!
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on January 07, 2012, 02:13:32 PM
Good to see the PP going again at a good clip.
1-1 late in the 2nd..
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on January 07, 2012, 02:25:56 PM
Briere v Turris...
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on January 07, 2012, 03:07:35 PM
2-2...refs are awesome. Anyone got 30K?
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on January 07, 2012, 03:36:23 PM
Nice pass Phillips. I'll take the loser point though...
Title: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on January 08, 2012, 03:42:20 AM
I hope Carkner smashes Briere into a smelly red paste today.   What a little shit.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on January 08, 2012, 07:49:43 PM
I hope Carkner smashes Briere into a smelly red paste today.   What a little crap.

I hope you watched the game today - Karlsson is unbelievable.
5th in the East - 3 pts behind the Bruins now but they have 5 games in hand on us. 2 pts out of 4th. Somebody pinch me.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on January 08, 2012, 08:24:49 PM
The Jays manager and 4 players were at the Sens game today sporting the heritage jersey - whats up with that?
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sarge on January 08, 2012, 08:31:40 PM
The Jays manager and 4 players were at the Sens game today sporting the heritage jersey - whats up with that?

I think some of the the Jays are on tour in an official capacity... You know, just sucking up to the rest of the country.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on January 08, 2012, 08:37:39 PM
The Jays manager and 4 players were at the Sens game today sporting the heritage jersey - whats up with that?

I think some of the the Jays are on tour in an official capacity... You know, just sucking up to the rest of the country.

Whatever they're doing it was cool to see them there & sporting Sens jerseys.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: L K on January 08, 2012, 09:04:20 PM
The Jays manager and 4 players were at the Sens game today sporting the heritage jersey - whats up with that?

The baseball caravans.  They were in Toronto last night and will be in Montreal later this week...promoting baseball and trying to make the Jays a National brand.

What the heck goes on in the Sens dressing room during the second intermission.

1st+2nd periods = 66 goals
3rd period+OT = 65 (4 OT goals) goals
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on January 08, 2012, 09:14:14 PM
The Jays manager and 4 players were at the Sens game today sporting the heritage jersey - whats up with that?

The baseball caravans.  They were in Toronto last night and will be in Montreal later this week...promoting baseball and trying to make the Jays a National brand.

What the heck goes on in the Sens dressing room during the second intermission.

1st+2nd periods = 66 goals
3rd period+OT = 65 (4 OT goals) goals

Savvy marketing by the Jays.

Not sure what to make of these comebacks <other than how fantastic they are as a fan> but Bryzgalov looked terrible in the 3rd tonight...like beach-ball bad. Who has got photoshop?
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: bustaheims on January 08, 2012, 09:28:48 PM
Not sure what to make of these comebacks <other than how fantastic they are as a fan> but Bryzgalov looked terrible in the 3rd tonight...like beach-ball bad. Who has got photoshop?

He's been that way most of the season. Looking more and more like another Flyers' goaltending mistake.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on January 08, 2012, 09:52:12 PM
Not sure what to make of these comebacks <other than how fantastic they are as a fan> but Bryzgalov looked terrible in the 3rd tonight...like beach-ball bad. Who has got photoshop?

He's been that way most of the season. Looking more and more like another Flyers' goaltending mistake.

Tonight was more of a Bryzgalov meltdown than a Sens comeback - Philly had us on the ropes.
He looks like a moron wearing his heritage mask and pads too.
Not one Briere fist pump to the skies today either...

/end
Title: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on January 08, 2012, 10:04:10 PM
Another third period comeback.   No big deal.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on January 08, 2012, 10:37:27 PM
Karlsson was +5 tonight which puts him in the black for the first time in his career. I know projections are only that but this kid is on pace for a 74 point season...crazy.
Turris looks better every game too, 6 pts in 9 games since becoming a Sen, plus a decision over the mighty Danny Briere.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Jalili on January 08, 2012, 11:06:42 PM
Karlsson was +5 tonight which puts him in the black for the first time in his career. I know projections are only that but this kid is on pace for a 74 point season...crazy.
Turris looks better every game too, 6 pts in 9 games since becoming a Sen, plus a decision over the mighty Danny Briere.

You miscalculated... he's on pace for 78. Karlsson is a straight up boss right now.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on January 08, 2012, 11:25:04 PM
Aside from the Jets game on the 16th that's it for home games until February:

Jan 10 @ Pens
Jan 12 @ Rangers
Jan 14 @ Habs
Jan 16 vs Jets
Jan 17 @ Leafs
Jan 19 @ Sharks
Jan 21 @ Ducks
Jan 23 @ Kings
Jan 24 @ 'Yotes
Jan 31 @ Bruins

6 against EC teams [3 of which are divisional] & 4 against the West.

This seems to get forgotten / overlooked a lot, but despite how fun these comebacks are the reality is our record when trailing after 2 is still 6-14-1...4 of those wins coming in this current stretch.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on January 08, 2012, 11:27:37 PM
Karlsson was +5 tonight which puts him in the black for the first time in his career. I know projections are only that but this kid is on pace for a 74 point season...crazy.
Turris looks better every game too, 6 pts in 9 games since becoming a Sen, plus a decision over the mighty Danny Briere.

You miscalculated... he's on pace for 78. Karlsson is a straight up boss right now.

78 then - to be honest I punked that stat from TSN. Boss man Karlsson
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on January 09, 2012, 01:35:25 PM
Anderson, Lupul, & Benn named NHL's three stars of the week -
http://tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=384605
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: CarltonTheBear on January 09, 2012, 06:24:49 PM
Anderson, Lupul, & Benn named NHL's three stars of the week -
http://tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=384605

Do sens fans not like Anderson all too much? How do Spezza/Alfy/Michalek/Karlsson/Gonchar all average about 700,000 votes for the ASG game but Anderson can't even get 80,000?
Title: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on January 09, 2012, 06:44:16 PM
The above are having good years.   Anderson, not so much.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on January 09, 2012, 07:25:56 PM
I've been happy with Anderson this year - I can count on one hand how many deflating goals he has let in.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on January 09, 2012, 08:46:28 PM
SP I'm getting the vibe that you're not pleased with Anderson? Can you explain to me what your issues with him are? Last year we finished with 245 GA, <2.99 GA/G>, this year we are on pace to finish with 269 GA at our current clip of 3.28 GA/G - is that what is souring you, the apparition that we had better goaltending last year?
Title: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on January 10, 2012, 03:50:22 AM
No, I do like him, but its tough to deny that he hasn't lived up to expectations.   It says a lot about Ottawa's goaltending history that not letting in numerous deflating goals is a compliment.

I'm not too worried yet, I'll give him more than half a season before judging him, but his play is nowhere near what we saw at the end pf last season, and on a better team.

His GAA has dropped from 2.05 to 3.13, and his sv% has dropped from 0.939 to 0.902.   Obviously, I didn't expect him to keep that up, but what we're getting now is unacceptable.   In 18 games last year, he stole half a dozen games for us, don't think he's done that at all this season.

He's getting his wins, but I think its something of a Raycroftian illusion.  We need to score 4 or 5 goals to get him the win, and its all because we have the best offensive defenseman since Paul Coffey.

I'm still on his team, he's gotten better since the beginning of the season, but Andy at the all star game is almost as ridiculous as Jim Reimer.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on January 10, 2012, 09:16:32 AM
No, I do like him, but its tough to deny that he hasn't lived up to expectations.   It says a lot about Ottawa's goaltending history that not letting in numerous deflating goals is a compliment.

I'm not too worried yet, I'll give him more than half a season before judging him, but his play is nowhere near what we saw at the end pf last season, and on a better team.

His GAA has dropped from 2.05 to 3.13, and his sv% has dropped from 0.939 to 0.902.   Obviously, I didn't expect him to keep that up, but what we're getting now is unacceptable.   In 18 games last year, he stole half a dozen games for us, don't think he's done that at all this season.

He's getting his wins, but I think its something of a Raycroftian illusion.  We need to score 4 or 5 goals to get him the win, and its all because we have the best offensive defenseman since Paul Coffey.

I'm still on his team, he's gotten better since the beginning of the season, but Andy at the all star game is almost as ridiculous as Jim Reimer.

There's no way our d would be taking the chances they do and getting away with it if Anderson wasn't there to bail them out. Couple of other things to consider - we're dead last in SA <1370> 25th in TSH, he's 3rd in wins for goalies, Auld has been brutal - Anderson has played 38 out of the 43 games so far <36 starts 2 in relief>...for the first time in a while we're getting consistent / reliable goaltending.

But if you're not happy with it that's cool - but I will try and wear you down on it.
How many full games have you been able to watch this year?
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Corn Flake on January 10, 2012, 09:26:29 AM

He's getting his wins, but I think its something of a Raycroftian illusion.  We need to score 4 or 5 goals to get him the win, and its all because we have the best offensive defenseman since Paul Coffey.

(http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:VG5GHhaWjr-LWM:http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i308/TheGreenspanator/Lulwut.jpg&t=1)
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on January 10, 2012, 09:31:56 AM
Having said all that I voted for Rinne & Thomas with my goalie vote...
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on January 10, 2012, 09:39:11 AM
Ottawa Senators (22-15-6) at Pittsburgh Penguins (21-15-4). Tuesday, 7 p.m., Consol Energy Center (http://www.ottawasun.com/2012/01/09/game-day-senators-vs-penguins)

SPECIAL TEAMS

OTT: PP 17.6%, No. 17; PK 79.8%, No. 24

PIT: PP 19.0%, No. 9; PK 86.9%, No. 4

PENGUINS LINES

    Chris Kunitz-Evgeni Malkin-Steve Sullivan
    Eric Tangradi-Pascal Dupuis-Tyler Kennedy
    Matt Cooke-Richard Park-Colin MacDonald
    Steve MacIntyre-Joe Vitale-Aaron Asham

Defence

    Brooks Orpik-Matt Niskanen
    Paul Martin-Zbynek Michalek
    Ben Lovejoy-Deryk Engelland

Goalies

    Marc-Andre Fleury
    Brent Johnson

SENATORS LINES

    Colin Greening-Jason Spezza-Milan Michalek
    Erik Condra-Kyle Turris-Daniel Alfredsson
    Nick Foligno-Zack Smith-Chris Neil
    Kaspars Daugavins-Zenon Konopka-Bobby Butler

Defence

    Filip Kuba-Erik Karlsson
    Jared Cowen-Sergei Gonchar
    Chris Phillips-Matt Carkner

Goalies

    Craig Anderson
    Alex Auld

INJURIES

Sens


    C Peter Regin (shoulder)
    C Jesse Winchester (concussion)

Pens

    C Craig Adams (undisclosed)
    C Jordan Staal (knee)
    C Sidney Crosby (concussion)
    D Kris Letang (concussion)
    LW James Neal (foot)
    D Robert Bortuzzo (concussion)

Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on January 10, 2012, 09:42:00 AM
Karlsson's success will cost Senators (http://www.ottawasun.com/2012/01/09/karlssons-success-will-cost-senators)
Defenceman on pace to get 78 points

PITTSBURGH — Erik Karlsson’s success is going to come with a pricetag.

As the Senators hit the road Monday for a three-game trip that starts Tuesday against the Pittsburgh Penguins at the Consol Energy Center, Karlsson isn’t just leading defencemen in scoring, he’s blowing the rest of the field away.

Karlsson has six goals and 35 assists in 43 games and was eight points ahead of his closest competitor — Florida Panthers’ Brian Campbell (three goals and 30 assists) going into Monday night’s action. A restricted free agent, Karlsson is going to soon cash in on his success.

On pace to become only the fourth defenceman — Mike Green (Washington), Nicklas Lidstrom (Detroit) and Sergei Zubov (Dallas) — to score more than 70 points since the NHL lockout ended in 2005, Karlsson, a restricted free agent following this season, is on pace for 78 points.

Craig Oster, Karlsson’s agent with Newport Sports, confirmed in an e-mail Monday there haven’t been talks, but the belief is the Karlsson camp will be looking for something similar to the $5.25 million Green is making with the Capitals.

There shouldn’t be any concern about Senators GM Bryan Murray and assistant Tim Murray getting Karlsson signed, but the Senators have to decide whether they want a three-year deal or do a long-term contract of five or more years.

With the CBA expiring Sept. 15, the Senators also have to be aware of the fact Karlsson could be the target of a front-end loaded offer sheet.

Karlsson, who was plus-5 and scored a huge third period goal in the club’s 6-4 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers Sunday, isn’t worried about his contract and is his own worst critic when it comes to discussing his play.

“A couple of good ones and couple of bad ones. At times, so-so,” said Karlsson. “My body feels good and I’m healthy. The team is playing well so that helps a lot.

“You just try and go out there every shift and do your best and do what’s good for the team.”

Nobody on the Senators is underestimating his value.

“He’s an all-star. He’s really growing as a player,” said coach Paul MacLean, who gave the players Monday off before the one hour-flight to Philly in the afternoon.

“Right now, he’s really taken his game to another level, but it’s a level of simplicity. He’s not complicating the game as much as he maybe did earlier. He’s keeping the game simple. A lot of success is coming his way.”

“(He’s) gifted. He’s one of the best in the National Hockey League and there’s a reason for it,” said Senators goalie Craig Anderson. “He works hard and he’s in shape. He’s still young and he’s learning the game, but when he makes a mistake, the next night he doesn’t make the same mistake again. For every 10 things he does well, he makes one mistake. I like that ratio.”

Karlsson gives credit to his teammates.

“You just try to go out there and do the best you can,” said Karlsson. “If you score six goals in a game, you might be lucky to pick up a few (points). Lately, I’ve been in the right situations all of the time. I play with pretty good players so sometimes you’ve just got to give them the puck.”
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on January 10, 2012, 11:22:49 AM
No, I do like him, but its tough to deny that he hasn't lived up to expectations.   It says a lot about Ottawa's goaltending history that not letting in numerous deflating goals is a compliment.

I'm not too worried yet, I'll give him more than half a season before judging him, but his play is nowhere near what we saw at the end pf last season, and on a better team.

His GAA has dropped from 2.05 to 3.13, and his sv% has dropped from 0.939 to 0.902.   Obviously, I didn't expect him to keep that up, but what we're getting now is unacceptable.   In 18 games last year, he stole half a dozen games for us, don't think he's done that at all this season.

He's getting his wins, but I think its something of a Raycroftian illusion.  We need to score 4 or 5 goals to get him the win, and its all because we have the best offensive defenseman since Paul Coffey.

I'm still on his team, he's gotten better since the beginning of the season, but Andy at the all star game is almost as ridiculous as Jim Reimer.

There's no way our d would be taking the chances they do and getting away with it if Anderson wasn't there to bail them out. Couple of other things to consider - we're dead last in SA <1370> 25th in TSH, he's 3rd in wins for goalies, Auld has been brutal - Anderson has played 38 out of the 43 games so far <36 starts 2 in relief>...for the first time in a while we're getting consistent / reliable goaltending.

But if you're not happy with it that's cool - but I will try and wear you down on it.
How many full games have you been able to watch this year?

From start to finish, probably about half of them.

Andy's facing a lot of shots, but he saw more in his short stint with us last season, and put up considerably better numbers behind a worse team.   .902 is not good enough.

What area in the Sens' game has the most room for improvement, in your opinion?   Consistently getting better goaltending I think is the biggest hurdle.

We're getting good coaching, producing offensively, and our power play is working.   But we can't kill penalties or defend, and that's not all on our defensemen.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on January 10, 2012, 05:17:04 PM
No, I do like him, but its tough to deny that he hasn't lived up to expectations.   It says a lot about Ottawa's goaltending history that not letting in numerous deflating goals is a compliment.

I'm not too worried yet, I'll give him more than half a season before judging him, but his play is nowhere near what we saw at the end pf last season, and on a better team.

His GAA has dropped from 2.05 to 3.13, and his sv% has dropped from 0.939 to 0.902.   Obviously, I didn't expect him to keep that up, but what we're getting now is unacceptable.   In 18 games last year, he stole half a dozen games for us, don't think he's done that at all this season.

He's getting his wins, but I think its something of a Raycroftian illusion.  We need to score 4 or 5 goals to get him the win, and its all because we have the best offensive defenseman since Paul Coffey.

I'm still on his team, he's gotten better since the beginning of the season, but Andy at the all star game is almost as ridiculous as Jim Reimer.

There's no way our d would be taking the chances they do and getting away with it if Anderson wasn't there to bail them out. Couple of other things to consider - we're dead last in SA <1370> 25th in TSH, he's 3rd in wins for goalies, Auld has been brutal - Anderson has played 38 out of the 43 games so far <36 starts 2 in relief>...for the first time in a while we're getting consistent / reliable goaltending.

But if you're not happy with it that's cool - but I will try and wear you down on it.
How many full games have you been able to watch this year?

From start to finish, probably about half of them.

Andy's facing a lot of shots, but he saw more in his short stint with us last season, and put up considerably better numbers behind a worse team.   .902 is not good enough.

What area in the Sens' game has the most room for improvement, in your opinion?   Consistently getting better goaltending I think is the biggest hurdle.

We're getting good coaching, producing offensively, and our power play is working.   But we can't kill penalties or defend, and that's not all on our defensemen.

My biggest concerns: the amount of stupid / undisciplined penalties we take, poor decision making coming out of the zone, we wait until we're down a couple of goals before we kick it into another gear. All three of those habits will catch up with us sooner or later and all three of those habits could add a 1 to our current rank if we don't curb them.

At the same time I don't want to get too greedy and anger the Hockey Gods here..we're supposed to be running away with a lottery pick but here we are sitting 5th in the East - and if I'm being honest as it stands right now the only team in the East that really scares me is the Bruins.

Anderson is debuting another new mask tonight apparently although I'm not sure if I can tell what exactly is new about it - looks pretty much like his other one. That's the only angle of it I could find maybe the other side of the mask has Xena the Warrior Princess in a heritage jersey painted on it...

(http://www.senatorsextra.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/1-mask.jpg)

Lee in instead of Carks tonight - it's a tactical decision though he's not hurt or anything.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on January 10, 2012, 07:11:42 PM
Karlsson a late scratch with an "upper body" injury....uh-oh!
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on January 11, 2012, 08:56:34 AM
Karlsson is 'fine' apparently...
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on January 11, 2012, 02:54:33 PM
Spezza's goal (http://video.nhl.com/videocenter/console?hlp=8469455&event=PIT206) last night. He's got that fake shot  / pull the goalie out move near perfected.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on January 11, 2012, 09:40:56 PM
How is Ottawa's situation any more of a rebuild?  They're still relying on a strong core of older players, not selling them off.

This isn't Gospel or anything but this is my take on why said players remained. Most of this is from what was being wriiten at the time of Murray going into rebuild mode and what Murray & some of the players were saying to the media:

Alfredsson has a NMC and didn't want to waive it so he could retire here. Also wanted to be a part of the rebuild.
Phillips he did have a NTC at the time but said the same thing - he wanted to be a part of the rebuild and retire a Sen.
Michalek was identified as being young enough to be a part of the rebuild
Spezza was identified as being young enough to be a part of the rebuild and by all accounts Spezza will be given the C when Alfredsson decides to retire.
Foligno was identified as being young enough to be a part of the rebuild.
Kuba & Gonchar were both untradeable at the time, if things go sour for us between now and the deadline you can bet both will be gone. Kuba is UFA after this season anyways and won't be retained.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: TML fan on January 11, 2012, 10:09:20 PM
How is Ottawa's situation any more of a rebuild?  They're still relying on a strong core of older players, not selling them off.

This isn't Gospel or anything but this is my take on why said players remained. Most of this is from what was being wriiten at the time of Murray going into rebuild mode and what Murray & some of the players were saying to the media:

Alfredsson has a NMC and didn't want to waive it so he could retire here. Also wanted to be a part of the rebuild.
Phillips he did have a NTC at the time but said the same thing - he wanted to be a part of the rebuild and retire a Sen.
Michalek was identified as being young enough to be a part of the rebuild
Spezza was identified as being young enough to be a part of the rebuild and by all accounts Spezza will be given the C when Alfredsson decides to retire.
Foligno was identified as being young enough to be a part of the rebuild.
Kuba & Gonchar were both untradeable at the time, if things go sour for us between now and the deadline you can bet both will be gone. Kuba is UFA after this season anyways and won't be retained.

Nothing of what you said there explains why Ottawa is rebuilding and Toronto hasn't been for the last 3+ years.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on January 11, 2012, 10:19:34 PM
How is Ottawa's situation any more of a rebuild?  They're still relying on a strong core of older players, not selling them off.

This isn't Gospel or anything but this is my take on why said players remained. Most of this is from what was being wriiten at the time of Murray going into rebuild mode and what Murray & some of the players were saying to the media:

Alfredsson has a NMC and didn't want to waive it so he could retire here. Also wanted to be a part of the rebuild.
Phillips he did have a NTC at the time but said the same thing - he wanted to be a part of the rebuild and retire a Sen.
Michalek was identified as being young enough to be a part of the rebuild
Spezza was identified as being young enough to be a part of the rebuild and by all accounts Spezza will be given the C when Alfredsson decides to retire.
Foligno was identified as being young enough to be a part of the rebuild.
Kuba & Gonchar were both untradeable at the time, if things go sour for us between now and the deadline you can bet both will be gone. Kuba is UFA after this season anyways and won't be retained.

Nothing of what you said there explains why Ottawa is rebuilding and Toronto hasn't been for the last 3+ years.

It's my take on why the older players that are still on the roster are still on the roster.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on January 11, 2012, 10:24:51 PM
While I got you here TML Fan why don't you take a shot at explaining why you don't agree with me.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: TML fan on January 11, 2012, 10:35:44 PM
While I got you here TML Fan why don't you take a shot at explaining why you don't agree with me.

Because you haven't adequately explained your position. What exactly have the Leafs done differently that wouldn't constitute rebuilding?
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on January 11, 2012, 10:46:58 PM
While I got you here TML Fan why don't you take a shot at explaining why you don't agree with me.

Because you haven't adequately explained your position. What exactly have the Leafs done differently that wouldn't constitute rebuilding?

Maybe we need to go one more step back and see if we have the same definition of the term "rebuilding" when using it in the context of hockey.

I'm not sure if you saw this post -

Re-haul is the perfect word for what the Leafs did / are doing and rebuilding is what Ottawa is doing. So you can't really compare the two organizations in terms of where they are on any kind of ladder -  both clubs are ultimately trying to achieve the same thing but both are going about it in different ways. Is this fair?
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: TML fan on January 11, 2012, 10:48:28 PM
While I got you here TML Fan why don't you take a shot at explaining why you don't agree with me.

Because you haven't adequately explained your position. What exactly have the Leafs done differently that wouldn't constitute rebuilding?

Maybe we need to go one more step back and see if we have the same definition of the term "rebuilding" when using it in the context of hockey.

I'm not sure if you saw this post -

Re-haul is the perfect word for what the Leafs did / are doing and rebuilding is what Ottawa is doing. So you can't really compare the two organizations in terms of where they are on any kind of ladder -  both clubs are ultimately trying to achieve the same thing but both are going about it in different ways. Is this fair?

No, I saw that post. It doesn't explain anything. All you've said is "the Leafs have done one thing and Ottawa is doing another thing and that's the way it is because I said so".



Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on January 11, 2012, 10:52:16 PM
While I got you here TML Fan why don't you take a shot at explaining why you don't agree with me.

Because you haven't adequately explained your position. What exactly have the Leafs done differently that wouldn't constitute rebuilding?

Maybe we need to go one more step back and see if we have the same definition of the term "rebuilding" when using it in the context of hockey.

I'm not sure if you saw this post -

Re-haul is the perfect word for what the Leafs did / are doing and rebuilding is what Ottawa is doing. So you can't really compare the two organizations in terms of where they are on any kind of ladder -  both clubs are ultimately trying to achieve the same thing but both are going about it in different ways. Is this fair?

No, I saw that post. It doesn't explain anything. All you've said is "the Leafs have done one thing and Ottawa is doing another thing and that's the way it is because I said so".

Didn't I just ask you to try and explain where you're coming from on the subject?
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: TML fan on January 11, 2012, 11:00:13 PM
While I got you here TML Fan why don't you take a shot at explaining why you don't agree with me.

Because you haven't adequately explained your position. What exactly have the Leafs done differently that wouldn't constitute rebuilding?

Maybe we need to go one more step back and see if we have the same definition of the term "rebuilding" when using it in the context of hockey.

I'm not sure if you saw this post -

Re-haul is the perfect word for what the Leafs did / are doing and rebuilding is what Ottawa is doing. So you can't really compare the two organizations in terms of where they are on any kind of ladder -  both clubs are ultimately trying to achieve the same thing but both are going about it in different ways. Is this fair?

No, I saw that post. It doesn't explain anything. All you've said is "the Leafs have done one thing and Ottawa is doing another thing and that's the way it is because I said so".

Didn't I just ask you to try and explain where you're coming from on the subject?

I would if you could explain the difference between a rehaul and a rebuild, and how it pertains to how both clubs have structured their teams.

But if you really want me to explain: There is no difference. You're just using a fancy word to try and differentiate between the two teams for whatever reasons you have. Both teams have or are rebuilding themselves in different ways.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on January 12, 2012, 12:54:24 AM
[Insert Spartan intro video here]
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on January 12, 2012, 08:55:54 AM
Ottawa Senators (23-15-6) @ New York Rangers (27-9-4) (http://www.ottawasun.com/2012/01/11/gameday-sens-vs-rangers)

SPECIAL TEAMS

    OTT: PP 17.8%, No. 16; 79.9%, No. 25
    NYR: PP 15.2%, No. 12; 86.8%, No. 12

LINEUPS

New York

Forwards


    Brandon Dubinsky-Brad Richards-Ryan Callahan
    Artem Anisimov-Derek Stepan-Marian Gaborik
    Carl Hagelin-Brian Boyle-Ruslan Fedotenko
    Mike Rupp-John Mitchell-Brandon Prust

Defence

    Ryan McDonagh-Dan Girardi
    Michael Del Zotto-Anton Stralman
    Marc Staal-Stu Bickel

Goaltenders

    Henrik Lundqvist
    Martin Biron

Ottawa

Forwards


    Colin Greening-Jason Spezza-Milan Michalek
    Erik Condra-Kyle Turris-Daniel Alfredsson
    Nick Foligno-Zack Smith-Chris Neil
    Kaspars Daugavins-Zenon Konopka-Bobby Butler

Defence


    Filip Kuba-Erik Karlsson
    Jared Cowen-Sergei Gonchar
    Chris Phillips-Matt Carkner

Goalies

    Craig Anderson
    Alex Auld
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sarge on January 12, 2012, 01:00:33 PM
All-Star weekend in Ottawa will include All-Star goaltender Elliot.  :o
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on January 12, 2012, 01:07:12 PM
All-Star weekend in Ottawa will include All-Star goaltender Elliot.  :o

That's got to feel pretty good for Elliott - good on him.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sarge on January 12, 2012, 01:09:07 PM
All-Star weekend in Ottawa will include All-Star goaltender Elliot.  :o

That's got to feel pretty good for Elliott - good on him.

Assuming one of your guys is a captain, I think it would be good form for them to select Elliot in short order, don't you?
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on January 12, 2012, 01:13:06 PM
All-Star weekend in Ottawa will include All-Star goaltender Elliot.  :o

That's got to feel pretty good for Elliott - good on him.

Assuming one of your guys is a captain, I think it would be good form for them to select Elliot in short order, don't you?

Sure why not.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on January 12, 2012, 01:50:50 PM
I really hope Elliott gets a big cheer in Ottawa.

There seems to be quite a few Sens fans that boo former players for no reason.   Who are these people who boo Hossa/Chara?
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on January 12, 2012, 03:57:26 PM
I really hope Elliott gets a big cheer in Ottawa.

There seems to be quite a few Sens fans that boo former players for no reason.   Who are these people who boo Hossa/Chara?

There haven't been any boos for Hoss since Heater bailed on us and the only people who boo Chara now are the Sens fans with Habs jerseys on underneath. I agree with you though - I hope Elliott doesn't get booed.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on January 12, 2012, 03:59:14 PM
All-Star weekend in Ottawa will include All-Star goaltender Elliot.  :o

That's got to feel pretty good for Elliott - good on him.

Assuming one of your guys is a captain, I think it would be good form for them to select Elliot in short order, don't you?

I've given this a bit more thought - if one of our guys is Captain <Alfie> I want him to pick Kessel first. What better Jedi mind trick is there?
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Zee on January 12, 2012, 04:07:38 PM
All-Star weekend in Ottawa will include All-Star goaltender Elliot.  :o

That's got to feel pretty good for Elliott - good on him.

Assuming one of your guys is a captain, I think it would be good form for them to select Elliot in short order, don't you?

I've given this a bit more thought - if one of our guys is Captain <Alfie> I want him to pick Kessel first. What better Jedi mind trick is there?

I really hope Kessel gets picked last again.  It's done wonders for him so far.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on January 12, 2012, 05:30:16 PM
Greening gets invite to 2012 NHL all-star weekend (http://senators.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=611342&cmpid=rss-brodie)
Sens forward joins rookies participating in SuperSkills event at Scotiabank Place

Senators forward Colin Greening is among 12 rookies named to participate in the Molson Canadian NHL All-Star Skills Competition during all-star weekend festivities at Scotiabank Place (Andre Ringuette/NHLI via Getty Images).
Add another Senators name to list of players taking part in 2012 NHL All-Star Weekend festivities at Scotiabank Place.

Forward Colin Greening is among a list of 12 rookies named today by the National Hockey League to participate in the Molson Canadian NHL All-Star Skills Competition, set for Jan. 28. The league also announced the 36 players who'll fill out the rosters for the 2012 Tim Hortons NHL All-Star Game, to be played Jan. 29 at Scotiabank Place.

While Greening had heard some talk among his teammates that he might get the all-star call, he admitted being taken aback when head coach Paul MacLean delivered the news.

"Guys mentioned a few weeks ago that (this) could be a possibility, but I really had no expectations," Greening told Sens TV. "It did take me by surprise today. A lot of guys today we’re saying ‘you’d better be checking your phone to see if you’re in the rookie thing.’ I guess it finally came (true) and Paul was nice enough to tell me."

Greening joins forwards Daniel Alfredsson, Jason Spezza and Milan Michalek, along with defenceman Erik Karlsson, as part of all-star weekend. The four Senators were voted into the contest in fan balloting, with Karlsson rating as the top vote-getter in that process, which concluded Jan. 4.

"It's great and those guys deserve to be in there," Greening said when asked about having so much Senators company on all-star weekend. "It'll be fun to have a lot of familiar faces there, but it's going to be nice to see all the other all-stars, too, and meet all the other rookies. So it's going to be a fun weekend."

The addition of Greening gives the Senators the largest contingent for all-star weekend, which is being playing Ottawa for the first time. The 25-year-old native of St. John's has been a standout at Sens Skills presented by Metro the last two years, winning the fastest skater event in record time on both occasions. He was also a runner-up in the hardest shot competition in 2010-11.

Four members of the Western Conference-leading Vancouver Canucks were among the veterans and rookies added to the lineup for the all-star game. Players from all 30 teams will be represented, with forwards Henrik and Daniel Sedin and defenceman Alexander Edler chosen for the all-star game and forward Cody Hodgson added to the rookie contingent for the skills competition.

The Eastern Conference-leading New York Rangers had three players selected — goaltender Henrik Lundqvist, defenceman Dan Girardi and forward Marian Gaborik. The defending Stanley Cup champion Boston Bruins had two players named — forward Tyler Seguin and defenceman Zdeno Chara. Bruins goalie Tim Thomas was voted into the game by the fans.

Forwards Phil Kessel and Joffrey Lupul of the Maple Leafs were among the additions, joining Toronto captain Dion Phaneuf, who joined Karlsson as the two defencemen finishing on top of the fan balloting.

Also added to the roster Thursday were five goaltenders, among them the Red Wings' Jimmy Howard, who leads the league in wins, and the Blues' Brian Elliott, a former Senator who is second in the NHL in goals-against average and save percentage.

Among the nine defencemen added were the Panthers' Brian Campbell and the Jets' Dustin Byfuglien, who last were teammates in 2010 to help the Chicago Blackhawks win the Stanley Cup. Also added from that championship Blackhawks team were current Hawks forwards Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane and Marian Hossa.

Also going to Ottawa will be Predators teammates Shea Weber and Ryan Suter. Joining them will be teammate Craig Smith, from the rookie pool.

The NHL's top nine scorers all will have a place in Ottawa — the Sedins, Kessel, Lupul, the Flyers' Claude Giroux, the Lightning's Steven Stamkos, Hossa, the Penguins' Evgeni Malkin and Spezza.

Other forwards added to the roster include Flames captain Jarome Iginla, who last week became the 42nd player in NHL history with 500 goals; Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin, who will play in his fifth all-star game; and the Red Wings' Pavel Datsyuk, who was named to his third all-star game.

Two captains will be named for the all-star game next week, with Alfredsson — the NHL's current longest-serving team captain — widely expected to be one of them. They'll choose the teams when the 2012 NHL All-Star Player Fantasy Draft is held Dec. 26 at the Theatre du Casino du Lac-Leamy in Gatineau.


(http://3.cdn.nhle.com/senators/images/upload/2011/12/111216_greening.jpg) (http://senators.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=611342&cmpid=rss-brodie)
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on January 12, 2012, 05:33:11 PM
Karlsson 'feeling fine,' eager to take aim at Rangers (http://senators.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=611399&cmpid=rss-brodie)
Senators defenceman ready to roll again after one-game absence with minor injury


Erik Karlsson figures he did the right thing — for both himself and his teammates.

But after sitting out one game, the National Hockey League's highest-scoring defence says he's eager and ready to face off against the Eastern Conference-leading Rangers tonight at Madison Square Garden in New York (7 p.m., Sportsnet East, Team 1200).

"I'm feeling fine and I should be ready for tonight," Karlsson said after taking part in the Senators' pre-game skate earlier today at the Garden. "As of right now, there shouldn't be any problem."

Karlsson pulled himself out of Tuesday's matchup with the Pittsburgh Penguins after suffering an upper-body injury "when I was doing things on my own" during the warmup at the Consol Energy Center. But two days later, he's convinced the issue is now behind him.

"It was just a little tweak and I didn't feel very good at all," said Karlsson, who's totalled 41 points (6-35) in 43 games for the Senators. "I've had it before, but not this bad and not right before a game. So we played it safe and it turned out pretty good anyway. It was probably the right thing to do."

The fact the Senators recorded a 5-1 win also made the decision a little easier to swallow.

"I was pretty mad at myself and my body right then," said Karlsson. "Sometimes, you've got to do what you've got to do. (It was better to) rest one game instead of playing it and not play good and not helping out your team ... that's what I felt, I wasn't able to go out and be a contributor to our team.

"I decided to rest, we came away with a 5-1 win and Carks (Matt Carkner) played great. So I'm pretty happy about my decision."

Naturally, the Senators (23-15-6) are most happy to have one of their top players back in the lineup against the red-hot Rangers (27-9-4), who have won five straight and now own the top record in the National Hockey League.

"Erik's obviously a very important player for us," said Senators head coach Paul MacLean. "He generates a lot of offence for us and is arguably our best player. Any time you get one of them back, it's good for your team."

Added forward Nick Foligno: "He's such a big part of our team and such a great player and an all-star. It's going to be great to have him back. He just adds that dimension ... he's another dangerous player that other teams have to watch for and we hope to continue our success with him."

The Rangers aren't the only hot team hitting the ice tonight. Ottawa is on a 9-1-2 run that has propelled it to fifth spot in the Eastern Conference standings. However, MacLean knows the teams' third matchup of the season — they split the previous two — should provide a benchmark game of sorts.

"Right now, they're the No. 1 team in the league," he said. "The biggest thing they've done is be consistent night in and night out in how they play the game. They do it the same way and they do it harder and longer than you do, and they get timely goaltending. Their best players are playing real well for them. To me, it's the consistency of their team play that's gotten them to where they are.

"We have to make sure we match it, at least, and give ourselves an opportunity (to win)."

Around the boards

MacLean doesn't believe it's mere coincidence that the Senators have gone 8-1-2 since acquiring centre Kyle Turris from the Phoenix Coyotes. "He's solidified the depth of our team and given us a legitimate second-line centre that we can play against anybody in the league," said MacLean. "He's generated points from that position as well. But for me, he makes us a deeper team and a harder team to defend" ... Craig Anderson, who's 6-0-1 in his last seven appearances, makes the start in goal ... Ottawa is 4-0-0 in its last four trips to Madison Square Garden ... The Senators wrap up their road trip Saturday in Montreal against the Canadiens (7 p.m., CBC, Team 1200). 
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on January 12, 2012, 09:34:31 PM
OTT - 3
NYR - 0

Huge win!
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on January 12, 2012, 09:43:08 PM
It seems Craig Anderson didn't like the mean things I was saying about him.   Is that 1 goal against in the 2 games since I labelled him a disappointment?

Also, Karlsson returns with 2 points and a +1 rating to go along with some manhandling of a forward who has 8 inches and 65 pounds on him.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: moon111 on January 12, 2012, 09:51:38 PM
The Sens have become like a case of Herpes.  Just when you think they're gone, they come back.  Honestly, if Toronto and Ottawa make the playoffs and Montreal doesn't... I'll be good with that.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on January 12, 2012, 10:00:58 PM
It seems Craig Anderson didn't like the mean things I was saying about him.   Is that 1 goal against in the 2 games since I labelled him a disappointment?

Also, Karlsson returns with 2 points and a +1 rating to go along with some manhandling of a forward who has 8 inches and 65 pounds on him.

I was going to give it 5 games before I brought it up again...  ;]
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on January 14, 2012, 10:32:48 AM
Ottawa Senators (24-15-6) @ Montreal Canadiens (16-20-7) (http://www.ottawasun.com/2012/01/13/gameday-sens-vs-habs)

Special Teams

    OTT: PP 18.2%, No. 15; 80.3%, No. 24
    MTL: PP 13.2%, No. 29; PK 89.1%, No. 2

LINEUPS

Montreal

Forwards


    Scott Gomez-Tomas Plekanec-Mike Blunden
    Max Pacioretty-David Desharnais-Erik Cole
    Andrei Kostitsyn-Lars Eller-Travis Moen
    Yannick Weber-Petteri Nokelainen-Mathieu Darche

Defence


    Josh Gorges-P.K. Subban
    Hal Gill-Raphael Diaz
    Tomas Kaberle-Alexei Emelin

Goalies

    Carey Price
    Peter Budaj

Ottawa

Forwards


    Colin Greening-Jason Spezza-Milan Michalek
    Erik Condra-Kyle Turris-Daniel Alfredsson
    Nick Foligno-Zack Smith-Chris Neil
    Kaspars Daugavins-Zenon Konopka-Bobby Butler

Defence

    Filip Kuba-Erik Karlsson
    Jared Cowen-Sergei Gonchar
    Chris Phillips-Matt Carkner

Goalies


    Craig Anderson
    Alex Auld
Title: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on January 14, 2012, 09:59:57 PM
Alfie was clearly bored with winning in overtime.   Had the score the only goal in the shootout as the last shooter for the win.   What a drama queen.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: CarltonTheBear on January 14, 2012, 10:59:52 PM
Lidstrom (among others) thinks it'd be a good idea to have Alfy and Phaneuf as the captains for the all-star game:

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nhl-puck-daddy/daniel-alfredsson-vs-dion-phaneuf-nhl-star-captains-220408053.html#more-22530

Gotta admit, it'd probably be the most entertaining choice of captains and add an element to the game that the fans might appreciate. Especially if their picks match what the article suggests.
Title: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on January 14, 2012, 11:08:19 PM
Phaneuf should be one of Alfie's alternate captains, and he should refuse to pick Kessel.

Seriously though, it should either be someone from the Western conference or Zdeno Chara, the cup winning captain.   Although, that would prevent Alfie from selecting Chara himself, which would be a bummer.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on January 15, 2012, 12:47:17 AM
Alfie is the man. This game took a while to get going but once it did it was great hockey. 5th!
Title: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on January 15, 2012, 04:08:15 AM
I wanna catch Boston before their games in hand bite us in the ass.   I'd love to lead the division, even momentarily.   Not bad for the worst team in the league, right Matt Barnaby?
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on January 16, 2012, 09:14:58 AM
Winnipeg Jets (20-19-5) @ Ottawa Senators (25-15-6) (http://www.ottawasun.com/2012/01/15/gameday-sens-vs-jets)

Special Teams

    OTT: PP 17.9%, No. 15; PK 80.3%, No. 23
    WPG: PP 17.7%, No. 17; PK 82.7%, No. 13

LINEUPS

WINNIPEG

FORWARDS


    Evander Kane-Bryan Little-Eric Fehr
    Andrew Ladd-Nik Antropov-Kyle Wellwood
    Tanner Glass-Jim Slater-Antti Miettinen
    Alex Burmistrov-Patrice Cormier-Tim Stapleton

DEFENCE


    Tobias Enstrom-Ron Hainsey
    Johnny Oduya-Mark Flood
    Mark Stuart-Randy Jones

GOALIES

    Ondrej Pavelec
    Chris Mason

OTTAWA

FORWARDS


    Colin Greening-Jason Spezza-Milan Michalek
    Erik Condra-Kyle Turris-Daniel Alfredsson
    Nick Foligno-Zack Smith-Chris Neil
    Kaspars Daugavins-Zenon Konopka-Bobby Butler

DEFENCE

    Filip Kuba-Erik Karlsson
    Jared Cowen-Sergei Gonchar
    Chris Phillips-Matt Carkner

GOALIES

    Craig Anderson
    Alex Auld
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Zee on January 16, 2012, 09:52:18 AM
Madferret, your team is starting to bother me.  Please lose tonight and tomorrow.  Thanks.
Title: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on January 16, 2012, 10:12:01 AM
Its out of our hands.   Karlsson won't allow it.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on January 16, 2012, 10:34:21 AM
Yeah it's not like SP or I can say we saw this coming.
Going to this one!
Title: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on January 16, 2012, 12:28:46 PM
The Jets are giving us their backup tonight, while Mr. 1st-Star-of-the-Week is starting for the good guys.

I'd assume that means Auld will be getting the Leafs.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on January 16, 2012, 12:42:07 PM
The Jets are giving us their backup tonight, while Mr. 1st-Star-of-the-Week is starting for the good guys.

I'd assume that means Auld will be getting the Leafs.

lol - you need to call out Anderson more often ;]
I may have to start calling you Dirty Jo
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Corn Flake on January 17, 2012, 08:23:20 AM
Honest question.. how many times have the Sens beaten teams who started their backup goalie?

Noticed the last while that it seems its the backup the Sens draw on a lot of occasions, ie: last night.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Zee on January 17, 2012, 08:24:11 AM
Leafs are starting their backup tonight -- Reimer!  Prepare to lose Sens!
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on January 17, 2012, 09:33:40 AM
Honest question.. how many times have the Sens beaten teams who started their backup goalie?

Noticed the last while that it seems its the backup the Sens draw on a lot of occasions, ie: last night.

Who started for the Rags on Saturday again?
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on January 17, 2012, 09:35:18 AM
Not much to say about last night's effort - that was a stinker. The Jets played a pretty sound road game.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Corn Flake on January 17, 2012, 09:38:11 AM
Honest question.. how many times have the Sens beaten teams who started their backup goalie?

Noticed the last while that it seems its the backup the Sens draw on a lot of occasions, ie: last night.

Who started for the Rags on Saturday again?

The shutout king.

Seriously... ANSWER THE QUESTION!
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on January 17, 2012, 09:39:22 AM
Ottawa Senators (25-16-6) at Toronto Maple Leafs (22-17-5). Tuesday, 7 p.m., Air Canada Centre. (http://www.ottawasun.com/2012/01/16/game-day-senators-vs-leafs)

SPECIAL TEAMS

OTT: PP 17.9% No. 15; PK 80.8% No. 23. 
TOR: PP 20.9% No. 4; PK 74.2.% No. 30

SENATORS LINES

    Colin Greening-Jason Spezza-Milan Michalek
    Erik Condra-Kyle Turris-Daniel Alfredsson
    Nick Foligno-Zack Smith-Chris Neil
    Kaspars Daugavins-Zenon Konopka-Bobby Butler

Defence

    Filip Kuba-Erik Karlsson
    Jared Cowen-Sergei Gonchar
    Chris Phillips-Brian Lee/Matt Carkner

Goalies

    Craig Anderson
    Alex Auld

LEAFS LINES

Joffrey Lupul - Tyler Bozak - Phil Kessel
Clarke MacArthur - Mikhail Grabovski - Nikolai Kulemin
Matthew Lombardi - Tim Connolly - Nazem Kadri
Joey Crabb - David Steckel - Mike Brown

Defence

    Dion Phaneuf-Keith Aulie
    Mike Komisarek-Cody Franson
    Carl Gunnarsson-Luke Schenn

Goalies


    Jonas Gustavsson
    James Reimer
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on January 17, 2012, 09:40:24 AM
Honest question.. how many times have the Sens beaten teams who started their backup goalie?

Noticed the last while that it seems its the backup the Sens draw on a lot of occasions, ie: last night.

Who started for the Rags on Saturday again?

The shutout king.

Seriously... ANSWER THE QUESTION!

Seriously....I DON'T KNOW!
No more than the next team...
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sarge on January 17, 2012, 09:43:38 AM
Ferret...

Joffrey Lupul - Tyler Bozak - Phil Kessel
Clarke MacArthur - Mikhail Grabovski - Nikolai Kulemin
Matthew Lombardi - Tim Connolly - Nazem Kadri
Joey Crabb - David Steckel - Mike Brown

... and Gardiner is in.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Zee on January 17, 2012, 09:45:38 AM
Ferret...

Joffrey Lupul - Tyler Bozak - Phil Kessel
Clarke MacArthur - Mikhail Grabovski - Nikolai Kulemin
Matthew Lombardi - Tim Connolly - Nazem Kadri
Joey Crabb - David Steckel - Mike Brown

... and Gardiner is in.

Ferret is in denial that the Leafs are getting their #1 center back for the game.  Also, Kessel and Lupul have been pointless in the last 3 games, that's like not giving meat to lions for a few days and then throwing them into a ring full of gazelles.  Expect bloodshed tonight.  Lupul/Kessel with 3 points each.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on January 17, 2012, 09:46:39 AM
Ferret...

Joffrey Lupul - Tyler Bozak - Phil Kessel
Clarke MacArthur - Mikhail Grabovski - Nikolai Kulemin
Matthew Lombardi - Tim Connolly - Nazem Kadri
Joey Crabb - David Steckel - Mike Brown

... and Gardiner is in.

Ok I fixed it...ts for Gardiner I don't know where to put him.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sarge on January 17, 2012, 09:49:41 AM
Ferret...

Joffrey Lupul - Tyler Bozak - Phil Kessel
Clarke MacArthur - Mikhail Grabovski - Nikolai Kulemin
Matthew Lombardi - Tim Connolly - Nazem Kadri
Joey Crabb - David Steckel - Mike Brown

... and Gardiner is in.

Ok I fixed it...ts for Gardiner I don't know where to put him.

Nor do I... Not sure who's sitting.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on January 17, 2012, 09:50:42 AM
Ferret is in denial that the Leafs are getting their #1 center back for the game.  Also, Kessel and Lupul have been pointless in the last 3 games, that's like not giving meat to lions for a few days and then throwing them into a ring full of gazelles.  Expect bloodshed tonight.  Lupul/Kessel with 3 points each.

Is this a guarantee?
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on January 17, 2012, 09:51:52 AM
Ferret...

Joffrey Lupul - Tyler Bozak - Phil Kessel
Clarke MacArthur - Mikhail Grabovski - Nikolai Kulemin
Matthew Lombardi - Tim Connolly - Nazem Kadri
Joey Crabb - David Steckel - Mike Brown

... and Gardiner is in.

Ok I fixed it...ts for Gardiner I don't know where to put him.

Nor do I... Not sure who's sitting.

Too many candidates?
:]
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sarge on January 17, 2012, 09:54:04 AM
Not once one is traded today.  :)
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on January 17, 2012, 09:56:25 AM
Not once one is traded today.  :)

You're going to give yourself an ulcer waiting for all these internet deals to go down.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Zee on January 17, 2012, 09:57:26 AM
Ferret is in denial that the Leafs are getting their #1 center back for the game.  Also, Kessel and Lupul have been pointless in the last 3 games, that's like not giving meat to lions for a few days and then throwing them into a ring full of gazelles.  Expect bloodshed tonight.  Lupul/Kessel with 3 points each.

Is this a guarantee?

That's a trash talk guarantee!  (Not many Sens fans around so I have to take my opportunities when they come)  ;)
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on January 17, 2012, 10:00:49 AM
Ferret is in denial that the Leafs are getting their #1 center back for the game.  Also, Kessel and Lupul have been pointless in the last 3 games, that's like not giving meat to lions for a few days and then throwing them into a ring full of gazelles.  Expect bloodshed tonight.  Lupul/Kessel with 3 points each.

Is this a guarantee?

That's a trash talk guarantee!  (Not many Sens fans around so I have to take my opportunities when they come)  ;)

Trash on then!
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on January 17, 2012, 12:15:23 PM
Big ups to Neil & Carkner for giving Kane the business last night.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Newbury on January 17, 2012, 12:19:31 PM
Big ups to Neil & Carkner for giving Kane the business last night.

I just seen a clip, but it seemed a bit excessive, no?
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on January 17, 2012, 01:40:34 PM
Alfie was the first guy to go after him.

Don't hit our midget MVP in the head, or half the team will go after you.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on January 17, 2012, 03:04:28 PM
Big ups to Neil & Carkner for giving Kane the business last night.

I just seen a clip, but it seemed a bit excessive, no?

No way - hands off Karlsson.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on January 17, 2012, 03:53:33 PM
What was excessive was Kane hitting Karlsson high after Karlsson kinda accidentally hit him cleanly.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on January 17, 2012, 09:41:44 PM
SP - tonight was textbook Anderson...bad goal in the first, multiple game saving saves in the 2nd and 3rd. He hasn't let a backbreaker in all year.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on January 17, 2012, 09:58:54 PM
SP - tonight was textbook Anderson...bad goal in the first, multiple game saving saves in the 2nd and 3rd. He hasn't let a backbreaker in all year.

Fine!   You win!   Okay?!   I take it back!

His save percentage has climbed up to .910, he's slowly getting back to respectable numbers.   Although, with the shots and chances the Sens give up, I don't see his GAA impressing anyone any time soon.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on January 18, 2012, 09:04:41 AM
SP - tonight was textbook Anderson...bad goal in the first, multiple game saving saves in the 2nd and 3rd. He hasn't let a backbreaker in all year.

Fine!   You win!   Okay?!   I take it back!

His save percentage has climbed up to .910, he's slowly getting back to respectable numbers.   Although, with the shots and chances the Sens give up, I don't see his GAA impressing anyone any time soon.

You gotta trust me - if we're having goaltending issues I'd be the first to tell you. Unless DJ gets to it before me...
Another big game for the Captain last night - 1G 1A. His goal got the comeback started.
Wasn't too many battles we didn't win either. Anderson was lights out.
Title: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on January 18, 2012, 10:13:31 AM
Murray saying Regin's done for the year.   You're still re-signing him, Ferret?
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on January 18, 2012, 10:30:46 AM
Murray saying Regin's done for the year.   You're still re-signing him, Ferret?

Just need to qualify him - yup.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on January 18, 2012, 03:30:50 PM
Senators captain handed 'C' for 2012 all-star game
Alfredsson, Chara to head up squads for Jan. 29 showcase at Scotiabank Place


Daniel Alfredsson will exchange the 'C' on his Senators jersey for an even higher honour on Jan. 29, when he captains one of the teams in the 2012 Tim Hortons NHL All-Star Game (Andre Ringuette/NHLI via Getty Images).
Daniel Alfredsson's all-star wish has come true.

The Ottawa Senators captain and Boston Bruins counterpart Zdeno Chara have been chosen to wear the 'C' for the two squads that will square off in the 2012 Tim Hortons NHL All-Star Game, set for Jan. 29 at Scotiabank Place. The announcement was made jointly by the National Hockey League and NHL Players' Association earlier today.

Captains for the two teams were selected by a vote conducted among their fellow all-stars who'll participate in the game and the Molson Canadian NHL All-Star Skills Competition on Jan. 28. Alfredsson and Chara will designate which players on their teams will take part in the various competitions held that night.

Almost since the day his participation in his sixth NHL all-star game was confirmed by fan balloting, Alfredsson — the top vote-getter among forwards — was widely believed to be a frontrunner to be named one of the game's captains. A year ago in Raleigh, N.C., Eric Staal of the Carolina Hurricanes captained one of the teams and Alfredsson, the NHL's longest-serving team captain, seemed a logical choice in Ottawa.

Back on Jan. 5, when final balloting results were released, Alfredsson expressed a desire to serve as one of the captains in what could possibly be the final all-star game appearance of his illustrious 16-year career.

"I'd love to be one," he said at the time. "We'll see what happens."

The 39-year-old native of Goteborg, Sweden, holds Senators modern franchise records for games played, goals (404), assists (654) and points (1,058). He's slated to play his 1,100th career NHL game Saturday in Anaheim, Calif., when the Senators face off against the Ducks (4 p.m., Rogers Sportsnet, Team 1200) at the Honda Center.

Team Alfredsson will wear white jerseys during the all-star game, while Team Chara will wear blue. The two captains are to determine the rosters for the contest during the 2012 Molson Canadian All-Star Fantasy Draft, to be held Jan. 26 at the Hilton Lac-Leamy in Gatineau. It'll be televised by TSN and RDS.

"I don't know if you can really prepare or do much for it," Alfredsson said of the player draft. "It's a fun concept. It changes a little bit the tradition of the (all-star game). Hopefully, it puts a little more pride into it. You want your guys to do well."

Alfredsson should have plenty of familiar faces to choose from. Defenceman Erik Karlsson, the overall top vote-getter, centre Jason Spezza and forward Milan Michalek were all chosen to participate in the game through fan balloting. Forward Colin Greening was one of 12 rookies later added to take part in the skills competition.

"Probably Erik," Alfredsson said when asked who he'd choose first if given the chance to do the picking at the draft. "My kids wouldn't have it any other way."

The 34-year-old Chara, who led the Bruins to the Stanley Cup a year ago, is also no stranger to Senators fans. He sent four seasons in Ottawa, from 2001-02 through 2005-06, and helped the team average 106 points per season and claim two Northeast Division crowns during that stretch. He was a part of the first Senators team to reach the Eastern Conference final, in 2002-03.

For a complete schedule of NHL all-star weekend events, click here.

(http://1.cdn.nhle.com/senators/images/upload/2011/10/111001_alfie.jpg) (http://senators.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=612388)
Title: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on January 18, 2012, 04:23:09 PM
I hope Chara picks first, and takes Karlsson.   That would be fun.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on January 19, 2012, 09:13:44 AM
Ottawa Senators (26-16-6) at San Jose Sharks (26-12-5)

Special Teams

    OTT: PP 17.6% No. 16; PK 81.4% No. 23
    SJ: PP 17.2% No. 18; PK 77.4.% No. 28

Lineups

Ottawa

Forwards


    Colin Greening-Jason Spezza-Milan Michalek
    Erik Condra-Kyle Turris-Daniel Alfredsson
    Nick Foligno-Zack Smith-Chris Neil
    Kaspars Daugavins-Zenon Konopka-Bobby Butler

Defence

    Filip Kuba-Erik Karlsson
    Jared Cowen-Sergei Gonchar
    Chris Phillips-Matt Carkner

Goalies

    Alex Auld
    Craig Anderson
   
San Jose

Forwards


    Tommy Wingels-Joe Thornton-Joe Pavelski
    Patrick Marleau-Logan Couture-Benn Ferriero
    Jamie McGinn-Michal Handzus-Torrey Mitchell
    Frazer McLaren-Andrew Murray-Brad Winchester

Defence


    Dan Boyle-Marc-Edouard Vlasic
    Douglas Murray-Brent Burns
    Jason Demers-Justin Braun

Goalies


    Antti Niemi
    Thomas Greiss
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on January 19, 2012, 10:23:37 AM
I think I heard somewhere that Auld was going to start against the Sharks.   You know anything about that?

He's gonna have to start playing sometime, Anderson's the busiest goalie in the league.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on January 19, 2012, 10:31:09 AM
Yeah I heard that also - fixed
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on January 19, 2012, 01:02:11 PM
(http://l.yimg.com/j/assets/ipt/sensleafs976.jpg)
(http://storage.canoe.ca/v1/dynamic_resize/sws_path/suns-prod-images/1326648420009_ORIGINAL.jpg?quality=80&size=650x)
(http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o67/booboocow/Celine_fog2-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sarge on January 19, 2012, 01:18:34 PM
Hey now... Remember what happened when Thunder Lips did that to Rocky.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on January 19, 2012, 01:55:31 PM
Nice work SP
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on January 19, 2012, 02:22:50 PM
I think I heard somewhere that Auld was going to start against the Sharks.   You know anything about that?

He's gonna have to start playing sometime, Anderson's the busiest goalie in the league.

They did mention that during Tuesday's broadcast but as of now the starter hasn't been revealed - I'll keep it at Auld but it might end up being Anderson after all.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on January 19, 2012, 03:06:31 PM
Yeah, listening to the radio, there's some confusion about the starter.   Apparently Auld took most of the shots in practice, but Anderson left the ice first.

Also saying there's a rumour to Borowiecki could make his debut tonight.   Borocop is tough as nails and mean in the minors, be interesting to see how he stacks up against NHLers.

EDIT: Ian Mendes confirms Borowiecki will play tonight.

EDIT2: He also tweets that MacLean confirms Andy as the starter.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on January 20, 2012, 12:49:50 AM
4-1 win, very similar to the Leafs game.   Sens come out flat and go down early, Anderson weathers the storm, giving the Sens the chance to come back.   Turris with his second consecutive 1G 1A performance.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on January 20, 2012, 01:27:47 AM
Hope Anderson wears out.
Title: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on January 20, 2012, 07:19:21 AM
That's mean-spirited, Potvin.   I'm disappointed in you.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on January 20, 2012, 08:07:22 AM
We just keep chugging....4th!
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on January 20, 2012, 08:13:53 AM
We just keep chugging....4th!

How many weak goals did the opposing goaltenders let in that game?  McLean has really figured out how to make opposing goalies whiff on long wrist shots this season, that's something that you can only point to coaching.  I doubt Anderson had to be very good as well.

TROLL
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on January 20, 2012, 08:17:56 AM
We just keep chugging....4th!

How many weak goals did the opposing goaltenders let in that game?  McLean has really figured out how to make opposing goalies whiff on long wrist shots this season, that's something that you can only point to coaching.  I doubt Anderson had to be very good as well.

TROLL

It's the new NHL - points for losing & goalie spells
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on January 20, 2012, 03:38:35 PM
We got a little banged up last night - Murray had brought Peterson and Borowiecki up for this road trip but with both Smith <head> and the Daugavins <foot> getting hurt last night Da Costa has been recalled today also. Da Costa has 9G 10A in his 21 AHL games so far...

Hey SP we came up with a nickname of 'Ghost Dog' for Kaspars last night....pretty clever eh. :p
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on January 20, 2012, 05:17:19 PM
Did you see Daug after the Spezza goal against the Leafs?   Every time he scores (or thinks he scores), he skates by the Sens bench while barking like a dog.   I love that guy.

Da Costa called up because of the injuries, but it sounds like Daugavins and Smith are fine, and will play tomorrow.   Anderson to start again.  Auld still hasn't played this month, I guess we're just gonna ride Anderson's hot streak.

Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on January 20, 2012, 05:45:38 PM
Did you see Daug after the Spezza goal against the Leafs?   Every time he scores (or thinks he scores), he skates by the Sens bench while barking like a dog.   I love that guy.

Da Costa called up because of the injuries, but it sounds like Daugavins and Smith are fine, and will play tomorrow.   Anderson to start again.  Auld still hasn't played this month, I guess we're just gonna ride Anderson's hot streak.

Yeah the Ghost Dog is awesome.
I'm cool with Auld not playing anymore games...
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sudafederov on January 20, 2012, 09:06:05 PM
Bob Murray decided to badger the ferret and call up Mark Bell for Saturday's game.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on January 21, 2012, 01:35:12 PM
Bob Murray decided to badger the ferret and call up Mark Bell for Saturday's game.

Watch him light us up.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on January 21, 2012, 01:41:11 PM
Ottawa Senators (27-16-6) at Anaheim Ducks (16-22-7) (http://www.ottawasun.com/2012/01/20/gameday-sens-vs-ducks)

Special Teams

    OTT: PP 17.8% No. 17; PK 81.6% No. 21
    ANA: PP 18.2% No. 13; PK 84.1.% No. 9

Lineups

Forwards


    Colin Greening-Jason Spezza-Milan Michalek
    Erik Condra-Kyle Turris-Daniel Alfredsson
    Nick Foligno-Stephane Da Costa/Zack Smith-Chris Neil
    Andre Petersson/Kaspars Daugavins-Zenon Konopka-Bobby Butler

Defence

    Filip Kuba-Erik Karlsson
    Jared Cowen-Sergei Gonchar
    Chris Phillips-Mark Borowiecki

Goalies

    Craig Anderson
    Alex Auld

Anaheim

Forwards

    Bobby Ryan-Ryan Getzlaf-Corey Perry
    Niklas Hagman-Saku Koivu-Teemu Selanne
    Jason Blake-Nick Bonino-Andrew Cogliano
    Matt Beleskey-Rod Pelley-George Parros

Defence

    Francois Beauchemin-Cam Fowler
    Luca Sbisa-Lubomir Visnovsky
    Toni Lydman-Sheldon Brookbank

Goalies


    Jonas Hiller
    Jeff Deslauriers
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on January 21, 2012, 01:59:17 PM
Petersson to make his debut in place of Bobby Butler (and will apparently line up with Spezza).   Carkner back in for Borowiecki, Anderson to start.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Andy on January 21, 2012, 02:18:39 PM
Dear Sens:

Please come back

Love,

Reality
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on January 22, 2012, 11:41:20 AM
Chippy game against the Ducks yesterday - losing sucks!
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on January 23, 2012, 06:49:56 AM
Carkner, Petersson out, Borowiecki, Butler in, Anderson to start.

And Dan O'Rourke, the ref that told MacLean he didn't call Getzlaf for tripping because Karlsson is a diver, will be working the game tonight.

Hope we practised our penalty killing.   Dick.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on January 23, 2012, 08:41:14 AM
Ottawa Senators (27-17-6) at Los Angeles Kings (23-16-10) (http://www.ottawasun.com/2012/01/22/game-day-sens-vs-kings)

SPECIAL TEAMS

OTT: PP 17.5% No. 17; PK 81.9% No. 19
LA: PP 14.7% No. 22; PK 86.7.% No. 5

SENATORS LINES

    Colin Greening-Jason Spezza-Milan Michalek
    Erik Condra-Kyle Turris-Daniel Alfredsson
    Nick Foligno-Zack Smith-Chris Neil
    Kaspars Daugavins-Zenon Konopka-Bobby Butler

Defence

    Filip Kuba-Erik Karlsson
    Jared Cowen-Sergei Gonchar
    Chris Phillips-Mark Borowiecki

Goalies


    Craig Anderson
    Alex Auld

KINGS LINES

    Dustin Brown-Anze Kopitar-Justin Williams
    Dustin Penner-Mike Richards-Jarret Stoll
    Brad Richardson-Andrei Loktionov-Trevor Lewis
    Kyle Clifford-Colin Fraser-Trent Hunter

Defence

    Rob Scuderi-Drew Doughty
    Willie Mitchell-Slava Voynov
    Jack Johnson-Matt Greene

Goalies

    Jonathan Quick
    Jonathan Bernier
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on January 23, 2012, 08:26:54 PM
It will be interesting to see what bearing the Goligoski deal will have on Karlsson's contract talks / numbers. I really hope we go for one of those 18 year / 120 M deals with Karlsson- it's the way to go in these new days of the NHL.

Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on January 23, 2012, 10:23:47 PM
It will be interesting to see what bearing the Goligoski deal will have on Karlsson's contract talks / numbers. I really hope we go for one of those 18 year / 120 M deals with Karlsson- it's the way to go in these new days of the NHL.

I hear a lot more about those deals being horrible mistakes, rather than long term bargain.   I'd expect $6 million a year for 5 years or so.   I think he's definitely going to get paid more than I feel comfortable with.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on January 23, 2012, 10:49:16 PM
Man, Dan O'Rourke hates us for some reason.

Dustin Brown trips Karlsson, no call.
Dustin Brown slashes Phillip's stick in half, no call.
Borowiecki shoves a dude while battling for the puck, crosschecking.
Title: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on January 25, 2012, 01:05:50 PM
Goddamn, I hate all referees, and I think they hate me right back.

The last three games have been atrocious.   We've hit our quota for being screwed by the refs for the entire season, and we did it in 4 days.

If the hockey Gods do exist, it should be smooth sailing for the rest of the year, with respect to officiating.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on January 25, 2012, 02:59:28 PM
Yeah we certainly didn't get many calls the last two games. Brutal but calling out the illuminate officials just makes it worse...

Was downtown today checking out the preparations being made along the Canal and at Confederation Park...looking pretty cool down there.

(http://i790.photobucket.com/albums/yy185/Ferret57/ASG.jpg)
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on January 25, 2012, 05:39:59 PM
How's the canal looking?

Heard there's been some concern that it won't be open this weekend due to the mild weather.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Newbury on January 25, 2012, 06:19:02 PM
How's the canal looking?

Heard there's been some concern that it won't be open this weekend due to the mild weather.

Looks fine to me right now, though I only pass by it for a moment on the bus toward school. We're getting temperatures hovering around 0 the next two days I'm pretty sure, though. So who knows?
Title: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on January 26, 2012, 07:48:30 AM
Fat Garrioch is saying the canal's open, so that's good.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on January 26, 2012, 07:54:42 AM
Fat Garrioch is saying the canal's open, so that's good.

-13 this morning, should be good to go
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on January 26, 2012, 02:31:56 PM
Ern - your hookup for this weekend come through?
Title: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on January 26, 2012, 02:46:33 PM
Ern - your hookup for this weekend come through?

This has me curious.   Is Dredj looking to meet a lady or get a fix?
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on January 26, 2012, 02:50:58 PM
Ern - your hookup for this weekend come through?

This has me curious.   Is Dredj looking to meet a lady or get a fix?

If he plays his cards right he should be able to do both - its the weekend afterall
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Erndog on January 26, 2012, 03:42:39 PM
Ern - your hookup for this weekend come through?

Got 1 ticket.  Gave it to my father.

Wanted 2 for obvious reasons... it's in a box.  It's a work "event"... I told him to just go and have fun.

Honestly... this karma thing better come back to me ten fold some day.

Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on January 26, 2012, 03:49:27 PM
Ern - your hookup for this weekend come through?

Got 1 ticket.  Gave it to my father.

Wanted 2 for obvious reasons... it's in a box.  It's a work "event"... I told him to just go and have fun.

Honestly... this karma thing better come back to me ten fold some day.

Appeasing the karma police is never a bad call - you're in for some special treatment
I got hooked up for all of the events at the Convention center...looking forward to it still but I really wanted to be at the Casino tonight. So close! I'm taking my dad and youngest nephew to the Fan Fair event on Saturday, should be fun.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: CarltonTheBear on January 27, 2012, 10:03:42 AM
http://www.ottawasun.com/2012/01/26/heatley-vs-melnyk-court-case-soon

Heatley and Melynk will be going to court over that $4mil bonus that Heatley received prior to being traded to the Sharks. I really don't see what sort of case Melynk has here. Sure, I admit that the entire situation sucked for the sens, but Heatley had a no-trade clause and was completely in his right to use it.

As for other teams not willing to trade for him until that bonus was paid out, well duh. Why would they make a trade prior to July 1st if they could just as well wait?
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on January 27, 2012, 04:05:40 PM
Straight to the man!
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: pnjunction on January 27, 2012, 04:14:01 PM
“The decision by Heatley not to accept that deal not only cost (Melnyk) $4 million, it did a lot of damage to the franchise.”

Sources say in the filing, it is claimed that Heatley’s decision to kill the deal also hurt the team’s ability to sell season tickets and sponsorship packages


I don't get it.  His contract granted him the right to make the decision.  Does the contract make him liable for all of those consequences that the franchise suffered?  Don't think so, they accept those consequences when they gave him the NTC.

If Heatley loses, do we have a case against Sundin?  And every other NTC player has to watch his step now?  Give me a break, if you're going to cry over it don't give out the damn NTCs in the first place.  We can love or hate the decisions the players make but the contracts give them the rights to make the decisions in their best interest.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on January 27, 2012, 04:17:06 PM
I don't get it either, but there's gotta be something there.   Some kind of loophole or precedent.

You don't get as rich as Melnyk by wasting money pursuing frivolous lawsuits.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: bustaheims on January 27, 2012, 04:58:52 PM
I don't get it either, but there's gotta be something there.   Some kind of loophole or precedent.

You don't get as rich as Melnyk by wasting money pursuing frivolous lawsuits.

I don't know, sometimes you do. I imagine this is more to prove a point and challenge the system than anything with any sort of precedent or anything. I don't imagine this well turn out in Melnyk's favour.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on January 28, 2012, 04:49:40 PM
In other Melnyk news, he admitted on the radio today that he spoke with Murray about having Lehner play a few games this season.

You just sign the cheques, Uncle Moneybags.   Leave the hockey decisions to the people you pay to know hockey.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on January 29, 2012, 02:20:22 PM
In other Melnyk news, he admitted on the radio today that he spoke with Murray about having Lehner play a few games this season.

You just sign the cheques, Uncle Moneybags.   Leave the hockey decisions to the people you pay to know hockey.

lol....oh Uncle Gene
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on January 29, 2012, 08:58:56 PM
I don't get it either, but there's gotta be something there.   Some kind of loophole or precedent.

You don't get as rich as Melnyk by wasting money pursuing frivolous lawsuits.

I don't know, sometimes you do. I imagine this is more to prove a point and challenge the system than anything with any sort of precedent or anything. I don't imagine this well turn out in Melnyk's favour.

In a perfect world these two quabling millionaires would have to forfeit the 4M to MADD or something similar
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: bustaheims on January 29, 2012, 09:37:10 PM
In a perfect world these two quabling millionaires would have to forfeit the 4M to MADD or something similar

Yup. Instead, they're just going to waste the tax dollars that pay for the salaries of court employees.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on January 29, 2012, 10:15:23 PM
In a perfect world these two quabling millionaires would have to forfeit the 4M to MADD or somethingo similar

Yup. Instead, they're just going to waste the tax dollars e pay for the salaries of court employees.

The optics of this are terrible - let it go Gene
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on January 30, 2012, 11:09:40 AM
NHL adds to Alfredsson's honours (http://www.ottawasun.com/2012/01/30/nhl-adds-to-alfredssons-honours)

The accolades keeping rolling in for Daniel Alfredsson.

After scoring twice in Sunday’s NHL all star game and being saluted by the fans at Scotiabank Place, the Senators captain was selected as the NHL’s third star of the week Monday.

The 39-year-old not only scored in the club’s final two games leading up to the break, he had goals 1:31 apart in Team Alfredsson’s 12-9 loss to Team Chara.

“We’ve been put on a pedestal pretty much the whole weekend, and we’ve tried to get back and tell everybody how good a city this is, the fans we have, good facilities,” said Alfredsson Sunday night. “This is a great sports city. And we get so much focus because hockey is basically it, especially right now.”

The Senators return to practice Monday afternoon at 2 p.m. to prepare to face the Boston Bruins Tuesday night at the TD Garden.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on January 30, 2012, 11:12:46 AM
A Salute to Alfredsson (http://www.ottawasun.com/2012/01/29/alfie-we-salute-you)

OTTAWA - The only thing missing from Daniel Alfredsson’s magical Sunday at Scotiabank Place was a third goal.

Twice, the Senators captain brought the crowd to its feet and had the 20,510 that jammed the building chanting “Alfie, Alfie, Alfie” after scoring goals in the NHL all-star game in what can only be described as an emotional afternoon.

Team Alfredsson fell 12-9 to Team Chara, but the final score didn’t matter. The fans got what they wanted to see, the Senators captain score twice and the chance to give him a proper salute.

“From a selfish point of view, it’s going to rank really high. It’s just a whole ego weekend, pretty much,’’ said a laughing Alfredsson. “But it’s been great to share this with Jason (Spezza), (Milan Michalek) and Erik (Karlsson), too.

“The way this year has developed for us has been really good … there’s been a lot of positives. Personally, I feel healthy, I’m having fun on the ice again. And then to have a weekend like this is surreal. You can never dream of anything like this.

“You don’t really know how to embrace it, really. I don’t think until (Sunday) when the kids go to bed, you can kind of sit and relax, I’m sure I’ll be dead tired, but take it all in and realize this is something that not everybody gets to experience.

“I don’t know if I deserve it or not, but it’s definitely humbling.”

Alfredsson had his chances to complete the hat trick. He had two good shots at Boston goalie Tim Thomas in the third and hit a post.

He joked: “I wasn’t trying to score in the third,” but everybody knew Alfredsson wanted that third goal.

Even referee Tim Peel, who has taken his knocks for a bad call against Ottawa last week in Anaheim, realized the value of the moment and delayed dropping the puck so Alfredsson could hear the cheers of the fans and acknowledge them.

The rest of the all-stars wanted to salute him as well.

“Hockey is a very respectful game and guys really respect what he has done in his career,” said Spezza. “This was an amazing weekend to be a part of and amazing to see the accolades for what he’s done in the past.

“As a teammate, we appreciate him and we understand what he has done in our locker room, but for him to be on the national stage and for people to give him the recognition he deserves is something we really enjoyed seeing.”

Alfredsson scored twice in a span of 1:30 and even gave his team a brief 6-5 lead over Team Chara. He has scored 400 goals, played more than 1,100 games with the same team and had the goal that sent Ottawa to the Stanley Cup final in 2007.

But Alfredsson isn’t sure where this will stand in the highlights of his career. Not yet.

“I’m still living it. It’s kind of hard to place it,” he said. “It’s almost like I’m walking on Cloud 9. I don’t know, to be honest. I don’t know if this is an accomplishment as much as it’s been a celebration of what I’ve done before.

“I’m really thankful for that. Scoring the 400th goal a month ago at home is more of a special feeling, it decided the game and we won the game at home. I had a lot of family and friends here. That rush that happens that second is unbelievable. This has been more: Everybody thinks I’m great (smiling). It’s been almost overwhelming, to be honest.”

It was overwhelming for those who witnessed it as well.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on January 31, 2012, 07:27:38 AM
Filatov got sent down to the KHL minors.

Quote from: @dchesnokov
#KHL CSKA demoted Nikita Filatov to the MHL (junior team). What a change of events for him. #Sens
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sarge on January 31, 2012, 07:37:39 AM
Filatov got sent down to the KHL minors.

Quote from: @dchesnokov
#KHL CSKA demoted Nikita Filatov to the MHL (junior team). What a change of events for him. #Sens

Is that like some sore of Siberian death camp?
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on January 31, 2012, 09:04:26 AM
Ottawa Senators (27-19-6) at Boston Bruins (31-14-2). Tuesday, 7 p.m., TD Garden (http://www.ottawasun.com/2012/01/30/game-day-sens-vs-bruins)

SPECIAL TEAMS

OTT: PP 17.3%, No. 19; PK 82.1%, No. 17
BOS: PP 18.7%, No. 10; PK 85.1%, No. 7

BRUINS LINES

    Milan Lucic-David Krejci-Rich Peverley
    Brad Marchand-Patrice Bergeron-Tyler Seguin
    Benoit Pouliot-Chris Kelly-Zach Hamill
    Daniel Paille-Gregory Campbell-Shawn Thornton

Defence

    Zdeno Chara-Adam McQuaid
    Dennis Seidenberg-Joe Corvo
    Johnny Boychuk-Steve Kampfer

Goalies

    Tim Thomas
    Tuukka Rask

SENS LINES


    Milan Michalek-Jason Spezza-Bobby Butler
    Nick Foligno-Kyle Turris-Daniel Alfredsson
    Colin Greening-Zack Smith-Chris Neil
    Kaspars Daugavins-Zenon Konopka-Erik Condra

Defence

    Filip Kuba-Erik Karlsson
    Jared Cowen-Sergei Gonchar
    Chris Phillips-Matt Carkner

Goalies

    Craig Anderson
    Alex Auld
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Nik on January 31, 2012, 02:29:28 PM
I don't get it either, but there's gotta be something there.   Some kind of loophole or precedent.

You don't get as rich as Melnyk by wasting money pursuing frivolous lawsuits.

Lots of very wealthy people have filed lots of frivolous lawsuits. The difference is that when you're rich people just call you eccentric.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Nik on January 31, 2012, 02:33:00 PM

Also, it sure was nice to hear about all of those Stanley Cups the Senators have won this weekend. Hopefully next year we'll hear all about how the Blue Jackets have a proud franchise history of defeating Lee's Army of Northern Virginia at Gettysburg.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on January 31, 2012, 02:48:51 PM
Sens defensive prospect Ben Blood was stripped of his alternate captaincy after sucker punching a dude during the post-game handshake.

Clip is near the beginning of this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYVvyNOFWYg) video.

That's no good.   You're only allowed to pull that kind of crap if you're playing the Leafs.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on January 31, 2012, 04:05:27 PM

Also, it sure was nice to hear about all of those Stanley Cups the Senators have won this weekend. Hopefully next year we'll hear all about how the Blue Jackets have a proud franchise history of defeating Lee's Army of Northern Virginia at Gettysburg.

Alright Fitz Fitzgerald I'll bite - I thought you didn't watch the game this weekend?
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Nik on January 31, 2012, 04:26:44 PM
Alright Fitz Fitzgerald I'll bite - I thought you didn't watch the game this weekend?

I don't want to blow your mind but the media coverage wasn't limited to the actual game.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on January 31, 2012, 08:47:11 PM
No back breaking goals, huh Ferret?
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: bustaheims on January 31, 2012, 08:48:07 PM
No back breaking goals, huh Ferret?

Just saw the replay - that was Toskala-esque.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on January 31, 2012, 09:04:25 PM
I hate Dan O'Rourke.   Even the Boston announcers are questioning the officiating.

EDIT: And one last penalty against for good measure.   Thanks for ruining the end of a good game, refs.   5 games in a row now we've gotten the short end of the stick.

EDIT2: MacLean flipping his crap at O'Rourke at the end of the game.   Assistant Coach Mark Reeds had to calm him down.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on February 01, 2012, 09:32:28 AM
No back breaking goals, huh Ferret?

It's not like I let it in!

Whatever the problem is between the officials and the players / club needs to be addressed and fixed - this is getting stupid.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: hockeyfan1 on February 02, 2012, 07:46:46 AM
What's with these officials?  Several questionable calls that clubs notice (& fans fume about)!  (Yes. It's happened to our Leafs, too). 
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sarge on February 02, 2012, 10:48:49 PM
Can't wait... Sat, Mar 3. Entering Senators holy ground (Bert's Bar - Barbados.) No Sens game scheduled that night but the Leafs play the Habs. I'll be there, proudly sporting the maple leaf.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on February 02, 2012, 11:03:52 PM
Can't wait... Sat, Mar 3. Entering Senators holy ground (Bert's Bar - Barbados.) No Sens game scheduled that night but the Leafs play the Habs. I'll be there, proudly sporting the maple leaf.


You going to the Bahamas?
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on February 03, 2012, 08:15:05 AM
New York Islanders (20-22-7) at Ottawa Senators (27-20-6) (http://www.ottawasun.com/2012/02/02/gameday-sens-vs-islanders)

Special Teams

    OTT: PP 17.3% No. 18; PK 81.5% No. 20
    NYI: PP 20.3% No. 5; PK 824.5.% No. 8
 
Ottawa

Lines


    Erik Condra-Jason Spezza-Milan Michalek
    Nick Foligno-Kyle Turris-Daniel Alfredsson
    Colin Greening-Zack Smith-Chris Neil
    Kaspars Daugavins-Zenon Konopka-Bobby Butler

Defence

    Filip Kuba-Erik Karlsson
    Jared Cowen-Sergei Gonchar
    Chris Phillips-Matt Carkner

Goalies

    Craig Anderson
    Alex Auld

Islanders

Lines


    Matt Moulson-John Tavares-Kyle Okposo
    Michael Grabner-Frans Nielsen-P.A. Parenteau
    Matt Martin-Josh Bailey-Rhett Rhakhshani
    Tim Wallace-Jay Pandolfo-Nino Niederreiter

Defence

    Andrew MacDonald-Travis Hamonic
    Mark Streit-Milan Jurcina
    Mark Eaton-Steve Staios

Goalies

    Kevin Poulin
    Evgeni Nabokov
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on February 03, 2012, 08:29:03 AM
Anderson vs Nabakov. I think this is Andy's 78th straight start...
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sarge on February 03, 2012, 08:30:51 AM
Can't wait... Sat, Mar 3. Entering Senators holy ground (Bert's Bar - Barbados.) No Sens game scheduled that night but the Leafs play the Habs. I'll be there, proudly sporting the maple leaf.


You going to the Bahamas?

Barbados.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on February 03, 2012, 09:47:35 AM
Can't wait... Sat, Mar 3. Entering Senators holy ground (Bert's Bar - Barbados.) No Sens game scheduled that night but the Leafs play the Habs. I'll be there, proudly sporting the maple leaf.


You going to the Bahamas?

Barbados.

Nice!
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sarge on February 03, 2012, 10:06:12 AM
(http://imageseu.homeaway.com/vd2/files/HR/400x300/ax/1181534/861690_1315598185496.jpg)

I'll be sure to post a pick of me in front of it!
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on February 03, 2012, 10:35:10 AM
You think you're better than me?
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sarge on February 03, 2012, 11:07:23 AM
You think you're better than me?

Why would I think that? I'm just looking forward to flying the colours in a Melynk joint. This will be my 4th time in Barbados but I never actually made it to Bert's.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on February 03, 2012, 01:45:06 PM
You think you're better than me?

Why would I think that? I'm just looking forward to flying the colours in a Melynk joint. This will be my 4th time in Barbados but I never actually made it to Bert's.

lol...sarcasm Sarge!
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Nik on February 03, 2012, 02:13:01 PM
You think you're better than me?

Yes.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on February 03, 2012, 02:20:56 PM
You think you're better than me?

Yes.

That's a given.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Zid on February 03, 2012, 03:12:27 PM
Ottawa is slowing down. Who would have thought that throwing weak wristers from 30 feet at the net in the 3rd period would eventually stop working?
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on February 03, 2012, 03:14:54 PM
Ottawa is slowing down. Who would have thought that throwing weak wristers from 30 feet at the net in the 3rd period would eventually stop working?

You can chirp us when you beat us / pass us in the standings. Until then Turris is going top shelf on Reimer all year.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Zid on February 03, 2012, 03:16:46 PM
Ottawa is slowing down. Who would have thought that throwing weak wristers from 30 feet at the net in the 3rd period would eventually stop working?

You can chirp us when you beat us / pass us in the standings. Until then Turris is going top shelf on Reimer all year.

Not blaming the strategy.
Seemed to work well since every yahoo in net these days is doing the robotic butterfly and goes down way too early.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on February 03, 2012, 03:21:41 PM
Ottawa is slowing down. Who would have thought that throwing weak wristers from 30 feet at the net in the 3rd period would eventually stop working?

You can chirp us when you beat us / pass us in the standings. Until then Turris is going top shelf on Reimer all year.

Not blaming the strategy.
Seemed to work well since every yahoo in net these days is doing the robotic butterfly and goes down way too early.

I'm not sure how much of a strategy "take lots of 30 foot wristers in in the 3rd" is but I know what you mean <I think>
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sarge on February 03, 2012, 04:20:01 PM
You think you're better than me?

Why would I think that? I'm just looking forward to flying the colours in a Melynk joint. This will be my 4th time in Barbados but I never actually made it to Bert's.

lol...sarcasm Sarge!

Ah. That.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on February 03, 2012, 05:25:17 PM
No Peel or O'Rourke tonight, Ferret.   I'm guaranteeing a win.

EDIT: Wait, can I take that back?   Jim O'Brien's been recalled, seems Spezza may not be ready to go after all.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on February 03, 2012, 06:16:04 PM
No Peel or O'Rourke tonight, Ferret.   I'm guaranteeing a win.

EDIT: Wait, can I take that back?   Jim O'Brien's been recalled, seems Spezza may not be ready to go after all.

I guarantee I'll bust your chops if they lose tonight after that. DON'T UPSET THE HOCKEY GODS!!
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on February 03, 2012, 07:46:33 PM
We're getting owned by the Islanders.   This is the team everyone was expecting to see all season.   Do something, Paulrus.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on February 03, 2012, 07:52:53 PM
We're getting owned by the Islanders.   This is the team everyone was expecting to see all season.   Do something, Paulrus.

That was a pretty typical Sens 1st period....zzzzzz
Title: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on February 03, 2012, 08:09:51 PM
Not good.   Playoffs are gonna be a distant memory within a few weeks if they don't get their crap together.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on February 03, 2012, 08:11:13 PM
Not good.   Playoffs are gonna be a distant memory within a few weeks if they don't get their crap together.

They were starting to jam a bit there at the end - they'll be much better in the 2nd.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on February 03, 2012, 08:44:19 PM
I guess Ottawa hasn't used up it's quota of 'long weak wristers for goals' yet.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on February 03, 2012, 10:01:24 PM
Did you manage to watch the whole game without falling asleep, Ferret?
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on February 03, 2012, 10:05:02 PM
Did you manage to watch the whole game without falling asleep, Ferret?

I was nodding off until some company showed up. Brutal effort. Thank God for the loser point
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on February 04, 2012, 10:48:13 AM
Toronto Maple Leafs (26-19-6) at Ottawa Senators (http://www.ottawasun.com/2012/02/03/game-day-sens-vs-leafs)

SPECIAL TEAMS

OTT: PP 17.3% No. 18; PK 81.5% No. 20
TOR: PP 19.4% No. 6; PK 75.4.% No. 29

PAST FIVE GAMES

Ottawa


    NYI at OTT
    BOS 4, OTT 3
    PHX 3, OTT 2
    LAK 4, OTT 1
    ANA 2, OTT 1
    OTT 4, SJ 1

Toronto

    TOR 1, NYI 0
    PIT 5, TOR 4 (SO)
    TOR 3, NYI 1
    MTL 3, TOR 1
    TOR 4, MIN 1

SENATORS LINES

    Erik Condra-Jason Spezza-Milan Michalek
    Nick Foligno-Kyle Turris-Daniel Alfredsson
    Colin Greening-Zack Smith-Chris Neil
    Kaspars Daugavins-Zenon Konopka-Bobby Butler

Defence

    Filip Kuba-Erik Karlsson
    Jared Cowen-Sergei Gonchar
    Chris Phillips-Matt Carkner

Goalies

    Craig Anderson
    Alex Auld

LEAFS LINES

    Joffrey Lupul-Tyler Bozak-Phil Kessel
    Clarke MacArthur-Mikhail Grabovski-Nikolai Kulemin
    Matthew Lombardi-Tim Connolly-Joey Crabb
    Mike Brown-David Steckel-Colby Armstrong

Defence

    Dion Phaneuf-Carl Gunnarsson
    John-Michael Liles-Cody Franson
    Jake Gardiner-Luke Schenn

Goalies

    James Reimer
    Jonas Gustavsson
 
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on February 04, 2012, 10:49:26 AM
Reimer vs Auld Anderson - 17th straight start
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on February 04, 2012, 06:48:55 PM
Go Sens
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on February 04, 2012, 07:39:08 PM
Luckily for us there are still 2 periods left and we're only down by 2 - that was awful. The puck has been a grenade the past few games and Gonchar is playing like a dog. Let's go a-------holes!
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on February 04, 2012, 08:13:12 PM
Is it too late to work our way back into the lottery?
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on February 04, 2012, 08:28:44 PM
Is it too late to work our way back into the lottery?

I think it's cool if we start panicking now.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on February 04, 2012, 10:53:19 PM
Is it too late to work our way back into the lottery?

I think it's cool if we start panicking now.

I think the big problem I saw tonight with you guys was just what Healy said: Alfie and Karlsson are driving and too many of the rest are passengers.  And Gonchar truly was brutal.

That, and somehow you got out ahead of the pack with 55 GP already so everybody behind you has games in hand.

Having said all that, I doubt you drop out of the race.  A bunch of us will be battling for the last 3 spots.
Title: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on February 05, 2012, 07:09:16 AM
That's been the story, unfortunately.

Karlsson, Alfie and Turris have been good.   Phillips is soft, Carkner is slow, Cowen is struggling, Gonchar's a giveaway machine, Konopka's useless, Spezza's hurt, Michalek's ice cold, Foligno's in a drought, and Anderson's getting burnt out.

It'll turn around, everything's going against them.   But considering how tight the playoff race is, it doesn't take much to fall out of it.   They had some problems with the officials, got frustrated and made everything worse.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Corn Flake on February 05, 2012, 09:10:20 AM
The All Star game was your playoffs.


BURN!
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on February 06, 2012, 06:24:59 AM
Good to see this guy get back on his feet and get some work during Madonna's half-time performance.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gi5nCd1ZVrw
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sarge on February 06, 2012, 06:38:05 AM
#painfull
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on February 06, 2012, 10:38:49 AM
Well - aside from the start of the year this is the first real adversity we've faced...let's see what we're made of.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Erndog on February 06, 2012, 10:42:41 AM
Well - aside from the start of the year this is the first real adversity we've faced...let's see what we're made of.

No offense, but losing 4 or 5 was the "first real adversity they faced."

Going into the Leafs game they were facing adversity... the Leafs just compounded it.  HNIC, at home, facing your rivals, having lost 5 in a row... thats some adversity.  And they layed an egg.

Like you said earlier though, they have a lot going wrong right now, so some of that will change.  They'll turn it around but they have St. Louis and Nashville next so it won't be easy.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on February 06, 2012, 10:47:22 AM
Well - aside from the start of the year this is the first real adversity we've faced...let's see what we're made of.

No offense, but losing 4 or 5 was the "first real adversity they faced."

Going into the Leafs game they were facing adversity... the Leafs just compounded it.  HNIC, at home, facing your rivals, having lost 5 in a row... thats some adversity.  And they layed an egg.

Like you said earlier though, they have a lot going wrong right now, so some of that will change.  They'll turn it around but they have St. Louis and Nashville next so it won't be easy.

They layed an egg yeah - I'm not disputing that. That's only the 2nd time we've been shut-out this year and easily the most embarrassing loss of the year so it is a new level of adversity, this loss has sent everyone into panic mode. It's not getting any easier as you pointed out but at least we got the next 4 at home. I'm anxious to see how we respond = let's see what they're made of.
Title: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on February 06, 2012, 06:50:49 PM
If Murray trades a first for Ruutu, I will cry.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on February 07, 2012, 07:18:12 PM
Here we go again.

EDIT: And now Konopka and Crombeen waste everyone's time.

EDIT2: Anderson gets pulled less than 4 minutes in.   Think I might spend some time catching up on Californication tonight.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on February 08, 2012, 11:27:09 AM
Ugh the Sens. You bastards!
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: hockeyfan1 on February 09, 2012, 04:06:27 AM
From:  http://www.thehockeynews.com/articles/44551-Campbell-Senators-caught-between-rebuild-and-playoff-push.html (http://www.thehockeynews.com/articles/44551-Campbell-Senators-caught-between-rebuild-and-playoff-push.html)

...with the Feb. 27 trade deadline looming, Murray is a GM who is more betwixt and between than perhaps any other.

That’s kind of a good thing, considering the Senators were viewed by almost everyone as bottom feeders in the Eastern Conference this season, and here we are with roughly two months to go and the Senators are sixth in the conference.
 On one hand, they’ve played more games than everyone else and those games will be made up at some point. But on the other, teams such as the Washington Capitals, Winnipeg Jets and Tampa Bay Lightning have spent the season throwing away their chances of making the playoffs.

So what’s Murray to do? Does he go out and make a trade for an impact player such as impending unrestricted free agent Tuomo Ruutu of the Carolina Hurricanes or does he stick to the rebuild philosophy and hope that’s enough to get his team into the playoffs this season?

... Erik Karlsson was good, but not this good...Daniel Alfredsson was a proud veteran who didn’t want to fade away with mediocre play... Colin Greening, Bobby Butler, Zack Smith and Erik Condra were NHL players, but nobody thought they were going to have this kind of impact.

Murray has made it clear, however, that top prospects such as Mika Zibanejad, Mark Stone, Matt Puempel and Jakob Silfverberg are off limits. “We have one or two young guys in our system that we might be willing to trade,” he said. “But there is no way we’re going to be trading that kind of asset.”

The problem for the Senators is they likely won’t know whether they’re in or out of the playoffs until long after the deadline, perhaps even to the last weekend of the season.

..the Senators appear to be on the right path for a long-term rebuild regardless of whether they end up on the north or south side of the Eastern Conference this season.

...they are much better than everyone thought they would be and that their route back to contender status is going to be much less circuitous than first projected.

And Murray knows it doesn’t make a lot of sense to mess with that.

Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on February 09, 2012, 01:17:24 PM
Nashville Predators (32-17-5) at Ottawa Senators (27-22-7) (http://www.ottawasun.com/2012/02/08/game-day-sens-vs-predators)

SPECIAL TEAMS

OTT: PP 17.0%, No. 18; PK 81.3%, No. 21
NSH: PP 21.7%, No. 3; PK 82.1%, No. 17

PREDATORS LINES

    Colin Wilson-David Legwand-Patric Hornqvist
    Sergei Kostitsyn-Mike Fisher-Martin Erat
    Brandon Yip-Nick Spaling-Jordin Tootoo
    Matt Halischuk-Craig Smith-Jerred Smithson

Defence

    Ryan Suter-Shea Weber
    Roman Josi-Kevin Klein
    Francis Bouillon-Ryan Ellis

Goaltenders


    Pekka Rinne
    Anders Lindback

SENATORS LINES


    Milan Michalek-Jason Spezza-Bobby Butler
    Colin Greening Kyle Turris-Daniel Alfredsson
    Nick Foligno-Zenon Konopka-Chris Neil
    Kaspars Daugavins-Zack Smith-Erik Condra

Defence

    Filip Kuba-Erik Karlsson
    Jared Cowen-Sergei Gonchar
    Chris Phillips-Matt Carkner

Goaltenders


    Craig Anderson
    Alex Auld
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on February 09, 2012, 02:51:41 PM
Auld is starting.   Let's try to lose by two goals or less.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: crazyperfectdevil on February 09, 2012, 03:15:46 PM
Auld is starting.   Let's try to lose by two goals or less.

you never know..nashville might take you guys lightly ..that combined with how much the sens want to win might be more than enough ...also the night off is probably good for anderson..give him a game to regroup
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on February 10, 2012, 08:39:56 AM
Phillips might have just saved the season
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on February 12, 2012, 08:45:43 AM
- 3 out of 4 possible points in the past 2 is a little more like it
- Karlsson became the first defenseman to hit 50 pts last night
- Alfie sitting on 19 goals
- Who lets Taylor Hall skate in uncontested in OT?

TB is next up on Tuesday...
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on February 12, 2012, 08:48:46 AM
- 3 out of 4 possible points in the past 2 is a little more like it

But we also have 1 win in our last 9, and have earned 4 of a possible 18 points through that span.   They need to make a big change, and soon, or we'll be pulling a Toronto and wasting an entire year by finishing 9th.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on February 12, 2012, 09:01:05 AM
- 3 out of 4 possible points in the past 2 is a little more like it

But we also have 1 win in our last 9, and have earned 4 of a possible 18 points through that span.   They need to make a big change, and soon, or we'll be pulling a Toronto and wasting an entire year by finishing 9th.

And miraculously we're still in 7th and ahead of said Leafs. I agree with you - we've been sputtering bad but if we finish 9th so be it - we can't have it both ways. What kind of big move are you thinking?
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on February 12, 2012, 09:02:34 AM
If anything they look like they're getting their legs back a bit at least.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on February 12, 2012, 10:00:14 AM
- 3 out of 4 possible points in the past 2 is a little more like it

But we also have 1 win in our last 9, and have earned 4 of a possible 18 points through that span.   They need to make a big change, and soon, or we'll be pulling a Toronto and wasting an entire year by finishing 9th.

And miraculously we're still in 7th and ahead of said Leafs. I agree with you - we've been sputtering bad but if we finish 9th so be it - we can't have it both ways. What kind of big move are you thinking?

I don't mean a trade or anything.   I just meant they have to turn up the good and turn down the suck.   They've had the suck knob cranked all the way up to 10 for a while.

The only thing I want to do at the trade deadline is dump Chris Neil for a pick.   He's terrible at hockey.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on February 12, 2012, 10:03:09 AM
- 3 out of 4 possible points in the past 2 is a little more like it

But we also have 1 win in our last 9, and have earned 4 of a possible 18 points through that span.   They need to make a big change, and soon, or we'll be pulling a Toronto and wasting an entire year by finishing 9th.

And miraculously we're still in 7th and ahead of said Leafs. I agree with you - we've been sputtering bad but if we finish 9th so be it - we can't have it both ways. What kind of big move are you thinking?

I don't mean a trade or anything.   I just meant they have to turn up the good and turn down the suck.   They've had the suck knob cranked all the way up to 10 for a while.

The only thing I want to do at the trade deadline is dump Chris Neil for a pick.   He's terrible at hockey.

Mind blown!
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on February 12, 2012, 10:13:06 AM
Over the last 20 or so games, Chris Neil has really begun to irritate the crap out of me.

All he ever does when he's on the ice is give up the puck.   He fumbles it, he misses passes, he passes to the other team.   I can't figure out why he plays every game (and gets power play time ffs) while Zenon Konopka is a healthy scratch.   At least Konopka wins faceoffs, I can't think of a single thing Neil does better than him.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on February 12, 2012, 12:52:33 PM
Over the last 20 or so games, Chris Neil has really begun to irritate the crap out of me.

All he ever does when he's on the ice is give up the puck.   He fumbles it, he misses passes, he passes to the other team.   I can't figure out why he plays every game (and gets power play time ffs) while Zenon Konopka is a healthy scratch.   At least Konopka wins faceoffs, I can't think of a single thing Neil does better than him.

Konopka 3G 2 A
Neil 9G 9A
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on February 12, 2012, 01:06:50 PM
Granted, but I think that would be a lot closer if Konopka got the ice time with the linemates and the regular PP time that Neil gets.

EDIT: I can't find the tweet now, but someone wrote after the Blues game (I think) that we outchanced the Blues when Neil was on the bench, but when he hit the ice, we got heavily outchanced.   Just confirmed my suspicions that Neil takes everything good and turns it to crap.

EDIT2:
Quote from: @sens_adnan
Neil was outchanced 8-1. When he wasn't on, Sens outchanced Blues 18-5.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on February 12, 2012, 05:43:45 PM
Granted, but I think that would be a lot closer if Konopka got the ice time with the linemates and the regular PP time that Neil gets.

EDIT: I can't find the tweet now, but someone wrote after the Blues game (I think) that we outchanced the Blues when Neil was on the bench, but when he hit the ice, we got heavily outchanced.   Just confirmed my suspicions that Neil takes everything good and turns it to crap.

EDIT2:
Quote from: @sens_adnan
Neil was outchanced 8-1. When he wasn't on, Sens outchanced Blues 18-5.

Konopka is great in the circle but thats about where it ends. Neil had a bad game against the Blues - but he wasn't the only one. Tell adnan he should be looking a little closer at Gonchar if he wants to rip on someone. 
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on February 12, 2012, 06:45:07 PM
Oh, Konopka's pretty much useless too, but he does at least win faceoffs, doesn't make as many brutal giveaways, and does it at one third the price.

Gonchar hasn't been very good, but on defense I think Cowen has been struggling the most.   When Kuba and Gonchar were out, he was playing 26+ minutes a night with Karlsson on the top pairing and playing like he belonged there.   Since they came back though, he's gradually gotten worse.   Now he's playing half that time from the third pairing.

We know how good he can be, he's just gotta get his head straight.   He's been consistently making some awful decisions in his own zone over the course of this slump.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on February 12, 2012, 11:56:14 PM
Oh, Konopka's pretty much useless too, but he does at least win faceoffs, doesn't make as many brutal giveaways, and does it at one third the price.

Gonchar hasn't been very good, but on defense I think Cowen has been struggling the most.   When Kuba and Gonchar were out, he was playing 26+ minutes a night with Karlsson on the top pairing and playing like he belonged there.   Since they came back though, he's gradually gotten worse.   Now he's playing half that time from the third pairing.

We know how good he can be, he's just gotta get his head straight.   He's been consistently making some awful decisions in his own zone over the course of this slump.

I have zero qualms with what both of them have brought to the table this year - when was the last game you saw anyone messing with Alfie / Spezza / Karlsson / Michalek?

Cowen's play has dropped off a bit but he's still doing his job. I'm sure physically he feels like he has hit a wall - for someone whose career is barely 5 months old he's played a lot of big minute hockey so far this season. Gonchar has been straight up playing like a dog...woof! <Buzz's girlfriend>
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on February 13, 2012, 09:27:28 AM
Senators doing it for dads (http://www.ottawasun.com/2012/02/12/senators-doing-it-for-dads)
Players hope to get spark out of father-son trip to Florida


OTTAWA - Nine months from his 40th birthday and with an long list of personal accomplishments, Daniel Alfredsson is still like a kid when a particular person is in the stands.

As he did growing up playing minor hockey in Gothenburg, Sweden, he tries to put on a show for his dad.

“You couldn’t tell?” the Senators captain asked with a chuckle after a strong performance in a point-salvaging 4-3 loss Saturday to the Edmonton Oilers before a crowd that included Hasse Alfredsson at Scotiabank Place. “It’s not always going to happen, but I think everybody wants to show off for their dads, and I don’t think that’s ever going to change. Your old man is your old man. He’s not going to be impressed with too much. You’ve got to make sure you do something extra.”

Alfredsson is like every other player in that sense, which means he and his teammates should have an extra hop in their step for back-to-back games against Tampa and Florida this week. In what has become an annual tradition, they will be accompanied on the trip to the Sunshine State by their dads.

That means they’ll travel, room, eat and spend plenty of quality with the men who very much helped them get to the NHL.

“It’s a great thrill for them and it’s a great thrill for us, with a lot of changes the last few years,” said Alfredsson. “You meet a lot of different dads, and hang out, mingle and get to know each other better. You kind of expand the whole family in the locker room, to the extended family. It’s something we really look forward to, and something I know the dads are exuberant about.

“I know my dad couldn’t wait for this moment, and going on another trip, even though he’s done a few before.”

There was no such thing as a “fathers trip” when coach Paul MacLean played, because teams travelled on commercial flights.

“I had a couple of dads sitting beside me going into Winnipeg once, but it wasn’t much,” he joked. “I think it’s positive. I think any time you spend some time with your dad or mom and show them the situation you’re working in, in your work place, especially the notoriety we get playing in the NHL, a lot of parents are real proud — dads are real proud that their sons are playing in the NHL.

“They don’t always get to see the daily grind of it, they actually get to see how Groundhog Day-ish it is. It’s the same thing over and over again. It’s not really as pretty as everybody expects it to be. It’s actually a real hard job.”

At this time of year, it’s still a nice break from the cold and snow in Ottawa. But if you think the sun and heat can be a distraction from the job at hand, such has not been the case in recent years.

The Senators are 19-11-2-3 all-time and 12-4 in their last 16 visits to Tampa, where they face off against the Lightning on Tuesday. And they’ve been even better when visiting the Florida Panthers - which they’ll do Wednesday in Sunrise - with a 20-12-1 all time mark, a current four-game winning streak and 15-3 record in their last 18 games.

“I don’t know what the reason for that (success) would be,” said Chris Phillips. “It's nice to get down there, especially when you’re in the dead of winter here, to relax for a day, and soak up some rays and for a day to be able to forget about hockey, enjoy the time we have down there, the things we have planned. It’s good bonding stuff for the team.”

Said Alfredsson: “Just to sit on a patio and have lunch or dinner, it gives you energy, no question. I don’t know if it’s the reason we’ve done well there lately, I know we’ve been up and down throughout the years I’ve been here, with success down there, but especially now, with it being the father’s trip as well, it’s going to be an exciting trip for everybody. Hopefully we can put on a good show for the old folks.”

Having only claimed four of a possible 10 points from a five-game homestand, the Senators are 15-11-3 at The Bank. On the road, they’re 13-11-5.

They’ll try to build on the last two outings, from which they’ve snagged three of a possible four points.

As they battle with the Panthers for a playoff spot, MacLean isn’t worried that the Senators will forget the reason they’re down there. Even with the dads on board, it’s still a business trip. A very important one, at that.

“I think at this time of the year, you should be pretty focused on the games at hand, no matter where they play,” he said. “If you want to play them in the parking lot, they should be ready to play.”
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on February 13, 2012, 10:03:05 AM
Robin Lehner got screeched in last night.   Here's a pic of him kissing a cod.   You can thank St. John's IceCap Carl Klingberg for the masterful camerawork.

(https://p.twimg.com/AlioIWwCEAEzAu6.jpg)
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on February 13, 2012, 10:15:22 AM
Robin Lehner got screeched in last night.   Here's a pic of him kissing a cod.   You can thank St. John's IceCap Carl Klingberg for the masterful camerawork.

(https://p.twimg.com/AlioIWwCEAEzAu6.jpg)

"I'm hunting the cod in front of me"
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on February 14, 2012, 12:12:41 PM
Ottawa Senators (28-22-6) at Tampa Bay Lightning (24-25-6) (http://www.ottawasun.com/2012/02/13/game-day-sens-vs-lightning)

SPECIAL TEAMS


OTT: PP 17.4% No. 17; PK 81.4% No. 18
TB: PP 13.5 No. 28; PK 80.6 .% No. 25

PAST FIVE GAMES

Ottawa


    EDM 4, OTT 3 (OT)
    OTT 4, NSH 3
    STL 3, OTT 1
    TOR 5, OTT 0
    NYI 2, OTT 1 (OT)

Tampa


    PIT 4, TB 2
    TB 2, BUF 1
    NYR 4, TB 3 (OT)
    LAK 3, TB 1
    TB 6, FLA 3

SENATORS LINES

    Milan Michalek-Jason Spezza-Bobby Butler
    Colin Greening-Kyle Turris-Daniel Alfredsson
    Kaspars Daugavins-Zack Smith-Erik Condra
    Nick Foligno-Jim O’Brien-Chris Neil

Defence


    Filip Kuba-Erik Karlsson
    Chris Phillips-Sergei Gonchar
    Jared Cowen-Brian Lee

Goalies

    Craig Anderson
    Alex Auld

LIGHTNING LINES

    Steve Downie-Steven Stamkos-Teddy Purcell
    Ryan Shannon-Vinny Lecavalier-Marty St. Louis
    Nate Thompson-Dominic Moore-Tom Pyatt
    Brett Connolly-Adam Hall-JT Wyman

Defence

    Pavel Kubina-Eric Brewer
    Victor Hedman-Brett Clark
    Bruno Gervais-Brendan Mikkelson

Goalies

    Dwayne Roloson
    Mathieu Garon
Title: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on February 14, 2012, 02:05:17 PM
If there's any justice, Nash will force the BJs to trade him here for Michalek, the way Heatley did to us.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on February 14, 2012, 08:43:31 PM
Oh crap, Ferret, please tell me Karlsson's not hurt.   Ferret?   Karlsson's not hurt is he Ferret?   Ferret, Karlsson can't be hurt.   Tell me everything will be okay, Ferret.  FERRET?!
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on February 14, 2012, 11:16:12 PM
Oh crap, Ferret, please tell me Karlsson's not hurt.   Ferret?   Karlsson's not hurt is he Ferret?   Ferret, Karlsson can't be hurt.   Tell me everything will be okay, Ferret.  FERRET?!

He's fine! Big win
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Andy on February 15, 2012, 09:27:11 AM
Thanks for ruining my Hockey Pools ticket Ottawa!  >:(

As retaliation I am going to burn my Norm McIver rookie card...
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on February 15, 2012, 09:37:03 AM
Thanks for ruining my Hockey Pools ticket Ottawa!  >:(

As retaliation I am going to burn my Norm McIver rookie card...

We own Tampa - what were you thinking?!
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on February 15, 2012, 09:39:18 AM
Ottawa Senators (28-22-8) at Florida Panthers (27-17-11) (http://www.ottawasun.com/2012/02/14/gameday-sens-vs-panthers)

Special Teams

    OTT: PP 17.4% No. 17; PK 81.4% No. 18
    FLA: PP 19.1 No. 10; PK 80.9 .% No. 23

Last 5

Ottawa


    OTT vs. TB
    EDM 4, OTT 3 (OT)
    OTT 4, NSH 3
    STL 3, OTT 1
    TOR 5, OTT 0

Florida

    FLA 4, NYI 1
    FLA 3, NJ 1
    FLA 3, LA 1
    WSH 4, FLA 0
    TB 6, FLA 3

Ottawa

Lines


    Milan Michalek-Jason Spezza-Bobby Butler
    Colin Greening-Kyle Turris-Daniel Alfredsson
    Kaspars Daugavins-Zack Smith-Erik Condra
    Nick Foligno-Jim O’Brien-Chris Neil

Defence

    Filip Kuba-Erik Karlsson
    Chris Phillips-Sergei Gonchar
    Jared Cowen-Brian Lee

Goalies


    Craig Anderson
    Alex Auld

Florida

Lines


    Tomas Fleischmann-Stephen Weiss-Kris Versteeg
    Sean Bergenheim-Marcel Goc-Mikael Samuelsson
    Shawn Matthias-Mike Santorelli-Tomas Kopecky
    Jack Skille-John Madden-Matt Bradley

Defence

    Erik Gudbranson-Brian Campbell
    Tyson Strachan-Colby Robak
    Keaton Ellerby-Mike Weaver

Goalies

    Jose Theodore
    Scott Clemmensen
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on February 15, 2012, 09:41:00 AM
We're off till Monday after this one - big opportunity to build a bit of a buffer while other teams catch up on games played.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on February 15, 2012, 09:32:37 PM
With 7 points in 2 games, Jason Spezza is now alone at 2nd in league scoring.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on February 16, 2012, 08:19:22 AM
With 7 points in 2 games, Jason Spezza is now alone at 2nd in league scoring.

And Alfie has 20 goals...
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on February 20, 2012, 09:11:12 AM
Gonchar makes case to stay with Sens (http://www.ottawasun.com/2012/02/19/gonchar-makes-case-to-stay-with-sens)
As trade rumours heat up, veteran points to club's progress with this group

UNIONDALE, N.Y.
— Sergei Gonchar is a veteran, he can ignore the noise.

With the NHL trade deadline next Monday at 3 p.m. and speculation starting to ramp up, Gonchar told the Sun he hasn’t been approached by anybody in the Ottawa organization about waiving his no-movement clause.

Making $5.5 million in the second season of a three-year, $16.5-million deal, the 37-year-old Gonchar has no desire to play anywhere else.

“I’ve been in the league for a long time. It’s been mentioned more than once,” he said with a smile before the club’s flight here Sunday.

“If you look at the way we played last year, to the way we’re playing this year, we’ve made a huge step forward. We’re making progress pretty much every game and I like the direction that we’re going. This team is going the right way.”

Senators GM Bryan Murray will spend time fielding calls and there’s a lot of teams looking for blue-line help.

The market is set: A second-round pick and a mid-round pick (fourth or fifth) for a pending unrestricted free-agent defenceman.

The Hawks, Wings and Bruins are all looking to add depth on the back end heading into the playoffs. So are the Blues, but they don’t have any money to spend.

Since Gonchar has one year left on his deal, the Senators would probably demand a younger, cheaper defenceman in return.

Erik Karlsson, who’s set to become a restricted free agent this summer, will be in the $5.5-million range on his new contract — or the same as Gonchar is making.

The Senators have major concerns about changing their chemistry by making moves.

Not only was Gonchar brought in to help the club win, he’s here because the Senators want him to mentor Karlsson.

“We have good chemistry and it seems like all the guys are getting along very well,” said Gonchar. “It’s not my decision, but I would say, ‘Yes’ (he’d like to stay).”

Gonchar, who has two goals and 27 assists in 53 games this season, hasn’t scored since Nov. 12 — a 36-game drought going into Monday’s holiday matinee against the New York Islanders.

“(But) he’s been a pretty consistent player,” said coach Paul MacLean. “We’d like to see him have more than (two) goals, but I’ve thought he really does a good job in our end of settling us down and making good exits.

“Our power play, when it’s good, it’s because he’s good. For the most part, he’s been consistent. He’s provided leadership and veteran play in the back end, which is important for the success that we’ve had.”

Gonchar said the way the Senators have played this season reminds him of the Washington Capitals club he played with in 1997. Expectations were low heading into the season, yet they went all the way to the Stanley Cup final.

“Nobody really counted on us to do anything. We lost to Detroit (in the final) but we did well,” said Gonchar. “When we into this season, nobody really counted on us. They didn’t think we were going to make the playoffs.

“We were picked No. 15 in the league. Everybody felt this was going to be one of those years and next year would be the year we’d play better. We’ve surprised everybody and we’ve got a real good chance to make the playoffs.”

Gonchar would like to be part of it.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on February 20, 2012, 09:14:33 AM
Ottawa Senators (30-22-8) at N.Y. Islanders (25-25-8) (http://www.ottawasun.com/2012/02/19/game-day-sens-vs-isles)

SPECIAL TEAMS

OTT:
PP No. 12, 17.8%; PK No. 19, 81.6%
NYI: PP No. 6, 19.5%; PK No. 9, 83.8%


ISLES LINES


    Matt Moulson-John Tavares-P.A. Parenteau
    Michael Grabner-Frans Nielsen-Kyle Okposo
    Matt Martin-Josh Bailey-Brian Rolston
    Jay Pandolfo-Marty Reasoner-Nino Niederreiter

Defence

    Andrew MacDonald-Milan Jurcina
    Mark Streit-Ty Wishart
    Mark Eaton-Aaron Ness

Goalies

    Evgeni Nabokov
    Al Montoya

SENATORS LINES

    Milan Michalek-Jason Spezza-Bobby Butler
    Colin Greening-Kyle Turris-Daniel Alfredsson
    Kaspars Daugavins-Zack Smith-Erik Condra
    Nick Foligno-Jim O’Brien-Chris Neil

Defence

    Filip Kuba-Erik Karlsson
    Chris Phillips-Sergei Gonchar
    Jared Cowen-Brian Lee

Goalies


    Craig Anderson
    Alex Auld
Title: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on February 20, 2012, 03:06:10 PM
4 points and a +4 this afternoon for the best blueliner in hockey. No big deal.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: CarltonTheBear on February 20, 2012, 04:55:51 PM
4 points and a +4 this afternoon for the best blueliner in hockey. No big deal.

“And I think over time, he’ll go down in history as one of the great defencemen of all time. He is that good.”
-Melynk


I hope he handles Karlsson's contract negotiations.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on February 20, 2012, 05:02:29 PM
4 points and a +4 this afternoon for the best blueliner in hockey. No big deal.

“And I think over time, he’ll go down in history as one of the great defencemen of all time. He is that good.”
-Melynk


I hope he handles Karlsson's contract negotiations.

I think that kid's basically got a blank cheque.   I just hope they keep it under $7 million per and for less than a decade.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on February 20, 2012, 10:25:59 PM
Chugging...
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on February 20, 2012, 10:40:07 PM
I know it doesn't really mean anything and these teams are poison this time of the year but 11 out of our final 21 games are against teams below us in the standings. Also, looking at the standings I'm thinking our magic number is about 12 or 13 wins for the big p. Get on the bus..
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on February 22, 2012, 09:27:44 AM
Washington Capitals (29-25-5) at Ottawa Senators (31-22-8) (http://www.ottawasun.com/2012/02/21/game-day-sens-vs-capitals)

SPECIAL TEAMS


OTT: PP 18.4% No. 11; PK 81.8% No. 17
WSH: PP 17.6 No. 13; PK 80.8 .% No. 23

SENS LINES

    Milan Michalek-Jason Spezza-Bobby Butler
    Colin Greening-Kyle Turris-Daniel Alfredsson
    Kaspars Daugavins-Zack Smith-Erik Condra
    Nick Foligno-Jim O’Brien-Chris Neil

DEFENCE

    Filip Kuba-Erik Karlsson
    Chris Phillips-Sergei Gonchar
    Jared Cowen-Brian Lee

GOALIES

    Craig Anderson
    Alex Auld

CAPITALS LINES


    Alex Ovechkin-Marcus Johansson-Troy Brouwer
    Jason Chimera-Mathieu Perreault-Alex Semin
    Matt Hendricks-Brooks Laich-Mike Knuble
    Jay Beagle-Jeff Halpern-Joel Ward

DEFENCE

    Karl Alzner-John Carlson
    Roman Hamrlik-Dennis Wideman
    Jeff Schultz-Mike Green

GOALIES


    Tomas Vokoun
    Michal Neuvirth
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on February 22, 2012, 03:17:07 PM
Hmmm....looks like a possible double snub from OV - prolly better to rest up for Manson's stretch drive anyways... :p
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Manson on February 22, 2012, 07:19:44 PM
Hmmm....looks like a possible double snub from OV - prolly better to rest up for Manson's stretch drive anyways... :p

Ah man, wtf?  He better not be injured
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sudafederov on February 22, 2012, 07:48:43 PM
Has Ottawa decided where they are going to put the Karlsson statue yet?
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: The Red Polar Bear on February 22, 2012, 08:40:58 PM
Has Ottawa decided where they are going to put the Karlsson statue yet?

You assume they'll only built one.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on February 23, 2012, 09:19:54 AM
They can put it on my front yard if they want!
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on February 23, 2012, 09:31:28 AM
Karlsson rewrites Sens record book (http://www.ottawasun.com/2012/02/22/karlsson-rewrites-record-book-in-sens-win)
Sets assist mark, leads Ottawa to 4th straight win


OTTAWA - Maybe Senators owner Eugene Melnyk was right.

Maybe Erik Karlsson will become of the “greatest defencemen of all-time” because it doesn’t look like there’s any stopping him and the Senators judging by Wednesday night’s performance at Scotiabank Place.

Karlsson rewrote the record book, setting a franchise record for assists (47) by a blueliner with three points in a 5-2 victory over the Washington Capitals and helping to extend Ottawa’s winning streak to four games.

Not only did he open the scoring, he assisted on both of Milan Michalek’s goals.

Karlsson’s second helper beat the old mark of 46 set by Norm Maciver in the Senators’ inaugural season of 1992-93.

TEAM EFFORT

With 12 points in his past five games, Karlsson pulled within four points of Maciver’s franchise points record for blueliners (63). With 20 games left, Karlsson won’t just break the mark, he’ll likely shatter it.

He’s also the first blueliner in team history to record seven points in two games.

“The last two games we’ve scored 11 goals and sometimes you’ve just got to be lucky,” said Karlsson.

“The whole team has been playing well. Guys are really getting in the paint to score the goals. It feels good.”

Karlsson said he isn’t thinking about the records.

“We have 72 points in the standings. That’s what matters.”

While the Senators looked like they were in the doldrums during a seven-game losing streak earlier this month, they returned home to show a crowd of 18,357 there isn’t any stopping them now.

With their 16th victory at home and 32nd win of the season, the Senators have tied the marks they achieved in both categories all of last season.

Only John Carlson and Mathieu Perreault were able to beat Senators goaltender Craig Anderson.

For Ottawa, Chris Phillips had his fourth goal in six games and Nick Foligno put it away with an empty-netter.

Not only did the Senators take advantage of the fact the Caps were without injured winger Alex Ovechkin, who pulled up lame with a lower-body issue, they chased Tomas Vokoun after he allowed four goals on 11 shots.

Dale Hunter gave Vokoun the hook after Phillips set a career high with his third power-play goal of the season at 12:08 of the second.

Earlier, Michalek set a career high with his 27th goal of the season by tipping a shot from the point by Karlsson past Vokoun.

The Senators jumped on Washington early by pulling out to a 2-0 lead in the first. Michalek tied his career high set in 2006-07 with his 26th of the season with one of the best goals he’s ever scored here.

Michalek showed rare emotion by waving his finger after undressing Caps defenceman Dennis Wideman.

Anderson was on track for his second straight shutout, but Carlson ended that attempt at 2:19 of the third and Perreault’s effort bounced in off the forward’s face.

“Overall we got the job done. That’s a big thing,” said Anderson, who made 33 stops. “We feel pretty good about ourselves”

No, Anderson had never been beaten by a shot off the face.

“He may feel better if that was a game-tying goal. You never want to lose your teeth in this game,” said Anderson.

Perreault said the puck deflected off a stick.

“It bounced off my tongue and right into the net,” said Perreault. “It’s the most bizarre goal I’ve ever scored.”

Coach Paul MacLean said scoring first was big.

“We played with a lot of patience and discipline,” said MacLean. “It’s much easier to play with the lead than to chase the game.

“We’ve found our identity. We’ve gotten back to that work ethic where we play our game for 60-to-65 minutes. We’ve kind of found ourselves again. We’re getting contributions from everybody.”
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on February 23, 2012, 10:15:52 AM
He'll look good on Boston.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on February 23, 2012, 10:19:15 AM
He'll look good on Boston.

What?
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sarge on February 23, 2012, 10:20:47 AM
He'll look good on Boston.

What?

I think Pots is going with history... and how it tends to repeat itself.

(I laughed.)
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on February 23, 2012, 10:21:47 AM
He'll look good on Boston.

What?

I think Pots is going with history... and how it tends to repeat itself.

Thinly veiled Chara reference.  And not a particularly clever one at that.  I lower my standards once I enter this thread.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Bates on February 23, 2012, 10:27:35 AM
Hopefully this time the Sens lock Redden up long term.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on February 23, 2012, 10:28:21 AM
He'll look good on Boston.

What?

I think Pots is going with history... and how it tends to repeat itself.

Thinly veiled Chara reference.  And not a particularly clever one at that.  I lower my standards once I enter this thread.

I broke you with one word!
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on February 23, 2012, 01:57:12 PM
Tasty - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yoble8sl9AI
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on February 23, 2012, 02:41:01 PM
Next 3 games...

Sat vs Boston
Sun vs Isles
Tues @ Boston

I think I'd almost rather the Sens hang out in 6th then catch / pass Boston...well maybe not but 6th is the ideal spot in the East imo if you're going to finish 4-8
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sudafederov on February 23, 2012, 04:33:46 PM
Tasty - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yoble8sl9AI

As awesome as that goal was, it was the amazing pass from Karlsson which set it up.  It's too bad the clip cut it off.
Title: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on February 23, 2012, 04:55:28 PM
Uh oh.   Twitter is saying Andy got hurt last night, no word on severity yet though.   That could be a problem, since Auld is terribad.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on February 23, 2012, 05:19:43 PM
Tasty - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yoble8sl9AI

As awesome as that goal was, it was the amazing pass from Karlsson which set it up.  It's too bad the clip cut it off.

The bank pass is there on the replay - the announcer <Ferrero? cant remember> even commented on it. YOU DIDN'T WATCH IT DID YOU!!
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on February 23, 2012, 05:26:45 PM
Uh oh.   Twitter is saying Andy got hurt last night, no word on severity yet though.   That could be a problem, since Auld is terribad.

That's the first I've heard of this - Twitter has steered you wrong before though
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: CarltonTheBear on February 23, 2012, 05:38:13 PM
Uh oh.   Twitter is saying Andy got hurt last night, no word on severity yet though.   That could be a problem, since Auld is terribad.

How's Lehner been doing in the A? I'd imagine he'd get the reigns if Anderson went down for an extended period of time.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on February 23, 2012, 05:47:07 PM
Uh oh.   Twitter is saying Andy got hurt last night, no word on severity yet though.   That could be a problem, since Auld is terribad.

How's Lehner been doing in the A? I'd imagine he'd get the reigns if Anderson went down for an extended period of time.

There was a lot of talk leading up to the ASG that Murray & management were planning on letting Lehner get a few starts in the second half. I think those plans were shelved after the skid and I can see them not wanting to mess with Anderson's mojo. With the benefit of hindsite I think the best opportunity they had for Lehner to get some starts was on the Western part of that big road-trip but they opted to bring up Petersson and Borowiecki instead. But yeah, Lehner would be the starter if something happened <touch wood> to Anderson.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on February 23, 2012, 06:08:37 PM
Uh oh.   Twitter is saying Andy got hurt last night, no word on severity yet though.   That could be a problem, since Auld is terribad.

How's Lehner been doing in the A? I'd imagine he'd get the reigns if Anderson went down for an extended period of time.

Not great, 3.38 GAA, .905 sv%, but Binghamton is really bad this year, and he's been injured.   Lehner regularly makes 40+ saves and ends up losing the game.

I couldn't comment on the quality of goals against though, I've only seen him play a couple times this season.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on February 23, 2012, 06:12:40 PM
From Nick Kypreos
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#Sens news. Home accident has left C. Anderson with cut to hand. How badly is still a question mark but he's expected to miss next few gms.

I bet the idiot slit open his hand when slicing up a bagel or something stupid like that.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on February 23, 2012, 06:15:22 PM
From Nick Kypreos
Quote
#Sens news. Home accident has left C. Anderson with cut to hand. How badly is still a question mark but he's expected to miss next few gms.

I bet the idiot slit open his hand when slicing up a bagel or something stupid like that.

I'm waiting for Lehner to get recalled before I believe it....garbage news
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sudafederov on February 23, 2012, 06:58:38 PM
Tasty - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yoble8sl9AI

As awesome as that goal was, it was the amazing pass from Karlsson which set it up.  It's too bad the clip cut it off.

The bank pass is there on the replay - the announcer <Ferrero? cant remember> even commented on it. YOU DIDN'T WATCH IT DID YOU!!

Aw c'mon, you can't expect a Leaf fan to watch a WHOLE Sens clip now can you?  ;)

Besides, we have more important things to do, like watch clips of our team lose the 8th playoff spot.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on February 23, 2012, 07:14:38 PM
Anderson cuts hand, out at least 10 days
Sens recall Lehner


The Senators have taken a huge hit with the loss of goaltender Craig Anderson.

The Ottawa Sun has confirmed Anderson suffered a hand injury in an accident with a knife at home and will be out at least 10 days as a result of the injury. The Senators are recalling Robin Lehner from the club’s AHL affiliate in Binghamton.

Anderson, coming off a 32-save performance in a 5-2 victory over the Washington Capitals Wednesday, is going to have to see a specialist. The belief is he may have suffered tendon damage as a result of the incident.


MORE TO COME (http://www.ottawasun.com/2012/02/23/anderson-cuts-hand-sens-recall-lehner)

Great opportunity for Lehner...still, brutal. Was cutting frozen chicken apparently...
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on February 23, 2012, 07:20:41 PM
Tasty - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yoble8sl9AI

As awesome as that goal was, it was the amazing pass from Karlsson which set it up.  It's too bad the clip cut it off.

The bank pass is there on the replay - the announcer <Ferrero? cant remember> even commented on it. YOU DIDN'T WATCH IT DID YOU!!

Aw c'mon, you can't expect a Leaf fan to watch a WHOLE Sens clip now can you?  ;)

Besides, we have more important things to do, like watch clips of our team lose the 8th playoff spot.

Are you suggesting the attention span of a Leaf fan is 41 seconds?   :D
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: caveman on February 23, 2012, 07:27:03 PM
I'm a lifelong Leaf fan, but it would be bad if this is a serious injury and derails Ottawa's playoff run. It's always cool to see a team do well when everybody had them rated at the bottom of the league. Let's hope Lehner plays well (because I have no faith in Auld).
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: RedLeaf on February 23, 2012, 07:34:35 PM
I'm a lifelong Leaf fan, but it would be bad if this is a serious injury and derails Ottawa's playoff run. It's always cool to see a team do well when everybody had them rated at the bottom of the league. Let's hope Lehner plays well (because I have no faith in Auld).

I suspect we'll see if depth in goal is an issue with the Sens now too.
Title: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on February 23, 2012, 08:46:12 PM
10-14 days they're saying, so not a catastrophe.   If we miss the playoffs because of two weeks without our starter, we have bigger problems.

The only bummer is that he'll miss both games against Boston.   Winning the division just went from a pipe dream to...something less likely than a pipe dream.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: LittleHockeyFan on February 23, 2012, 08:54:56 PM
Hey, Craig! Can you make me a sandwich?

oops!

ouch, poor guy.......
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Bates on February 23, 2012, 09:13:49 PM
Kelly Chase tweeted earlier today that Ottawa had been making calls looking for a goalie.  I assume it may be Bishop with Chase's Blues connections???
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on February 23, 2012, 09:53:44 PM
Kelly Chase tweeted earlier today that Ottawa had been making calls looking for a goalie.  I assume it may be Bishop with Chase's Blues connections???

I would love to get Ben Bishop.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Bates on February 23, 2012, 10:03:25 PM
There are some interesting inexperienced goalies out there.  A few with great potential but really unproven as starters, wonder how high the asking prices are on guys like Bishop, Harding, Bernier, Lindback and the such
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on February 23, 2012, 10:13:30 PM
What happened to Bernier?   He was the next big thing, then Quick took the reins in LA and I haven't heard about him since.

He's put up some decent numbers as the backup, but it doesn't seem like he's banging on the door of a starter's job like Rask and Schneider.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on February 23, 2012, 10:44:57 PM
What do you think SP - Lehner starts Saturday against the Bs and go from there?
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sudafederov on February 23, 2012, 11:27:35 PM
Are you suggesting the attention span of a Leaf fan is 41 seconds?   :D

It can be less than that, it really depends on how soon Reimer or Gus lets in a goal.

Hope Anderson is okay.

Pancakes take out Penner.  Frozen chicken takes out Anderson.  This foodstuff epidemic needs to be tabled and addressed at the next GM meeting.

Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on February 24, 2012, 03:40:01 AM
I'm still not sure how long he'll be out.

I've heard 10-14 days, 4-6 weeks and 8 weeks.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on February 24, 2012, 09:31:16 AM
Anderson cuts hand, could miss eight weeks (http://www.ottawasun.com/2012/02/23/anderson-cuts-hand-sens-recall-lehner)
Lehner expected to be recalled; Murray faces deadline decision


OTTAWA - A gash to Craig Anderson’s right hand threatens to put a huge slice in the Senators’ playoff hopes.

GM Bryan Murray could be forced to go shopping for a goalie — with Monday’s trade deadline fast approaching — after the club’s No. 1 netminder suffered a serious cut while preparing food at his home late Wednesday following a victory over the Washington Capitals.

While the Senators confirmed Anderson is out “indefinitely” but is expected to make a full recovery, sources told the Ottawa Sun he’ll be gone 10 days and possibly more, and has to be examined by a specialist. A source said the worst-case scenario for this type of injury is 6-8 weeks.

A source said surgery was required on the 30-year-old Anderson, who was still in hospital Thursday. He was supposed to sign autographs at an Orleans car dealership Thursday night and didn’t show. The Senators are expected to recall goalie Robin Lehner from their AHL affiliate in Binghamton in time for practice Friday in Ottawa.

Losing Anderson is a massive blow.

One of the NHL’s busiest goalies, he has played in 27 of the club’s past 28 games and 56 overall. A major part of the Senators’ success, Anderson has a 29-19-6 record with a 2.86 GAA and .913 save percentage. He’s also coming off a 32-save performance in the 5-2 victory over the Capitals.

Backup Alex Auld, meanwhile, has started just seven games this season, going 2-3-2 with a 3.28 GAA and a .883 save percentage.

Lehner’s numbers with a young Binghamton team haven’t been sparkling, either. After helping the Baby Sens win the Calder Cup last spring, Lehner is 8-16-1 this season with 3.38 GAA and .905 save percentage.

As the Senators prepare to face the Boston Bruins Saturday at home, Murray has to decide whether he’ll go get another goalie as insurance or stick it out with Auld and Lehner until Anderson is ready to return.

But the goalie market is thin.

Pending unrestricted free agent Evgeni Nabokov, an obvious target for Ottawa, has held talks on a contract extension and is expected to remain with the New York Islanders.

The Minnesota Wild have been listening to offers for backup Josh Harding. Detroit’s Ty Conklin cleared waivers last week. The San Jose Sharks will put veteran goalie Antero Niittymaki on re-entry waivers before the deadline to see if the Senators, Leafs or anybody else looking for goaltending will make a claim. He is making $2 million and will be available at half of his salary. Other than veteran Dwayne Roloson, there’s not much goaltending help to be had.

Plus, there’s an increased demand for goalies because Toronto GM Brian Burke has admitted he could have to find help for James Reimer and Jonas Gustavsson to ensure the Maple Leafs make the playoffs.

“The question is: Does this force Ottawa to get into the goalie pool?” asked former NHL goalie Greg Millen, an analyst on CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada. “And, if that’s the case, are there any goalies available?

“Only they know the extent of the injury, and the exact time frame, then they’re going to have to make a decision as an organization whether they have to get into the goalie pool or not.

“They could go with the young kid (Lehner), but that’s a lot of pressure to put on a kid at this time of year, especially going down the stretch. If they do decide to look, there’s a lot of teams trying to get goalies and there’s hardly any out there. That’s pretty challenging.”

Millen said not knowing the severity of the injury, he’s not sure if Anderson could play with a cut to his blocker hand.

“I don’t want to play doctor because I don’t know how serious it is,” said Millen.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on February 24, 2012, 09:32:42 AM
I think I'd rather Murray go with Lehner over finding some short-term scrub. I'm anxious to see where Lehner is at with his game..
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on February 24, 2012, 10:19:05 AM
I think I'd rather Murray go with Lehner over finding some short-term scrub. I'm anxious to see where Lehner is at with his game..

Yeah, I don't want short term anything, regardless of the consequences.

Some rough timing for Murray.   He gets two games to decide whether or not he needs to make a move to preserve our playoff chances before the deadline.

I'd guess Auld gets Boston, Lehner gets the Isles, and depending on how those games go we may see a new goalie in an Ottawa sweater come the deadline.   I just hope it's a guy who may have a future with us past this spring.   I want nothing to do with Nabokov.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on February 24, 2012, 11:14:49 AM
I think I'd rather Murray go with Lehner over finding some short-term scrub. I'm anxious to see where Lehner is at with his game..

Yeah, I don't want short term anything, regardless of the consequences.

Some rough timing for Murray.   He gets two games to decide whether or not he needs to make a move to preserve our playoff chances before the deadline.

I'd guess Auld gets Boston, Lehner gets the Isles, and depending on how those games go we may see a new goalie in an Ottawa sweater come the deadline.   I just hope it's a guy who may have a future with us past this spring.   I want nothing to do with Nabokov.

Are you speculating that Auld starts tomorrow or have you heard this somewhere? I think they're going to go with Lehner tomorrow and give Auld the Isles game Sunday...
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on February 24, 2012, 11:17:43 AM
No, just speculating.

I'd rather give the kid a bottom feeder in the Isles than throw him to the wolves against the defending champs.

Who cares if Auld's confidence takes a hit by getting lit up.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on February 24, 2012, 11:21:00 AM
No, just speculating.

I'd rather give the kid a bottom feeder in the Isles than throw him to the wolves against the defending champs.

Who cares if Auld's confidence takes a hit by getting lit up.

I think Boston will be a more indicative game with regards to what we got with Lehner. Murray will have 2 days to figure things out after Saturday if it goes badly. No point protecting Lehner at this stage and with all things considered.
Title: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on February 24, 2012, 01:00:41 PM
Murray said Andy cut a tendon in his right hand, could be on ice next week, will be "much less" than 8 weeks, but no timetable for return.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on February 24, 2012, 01:07:47 PM
Murray said Andy cut a tendon in his right hand, could be on ice next week, will be "much less" than 8 weeks, but no timetable for return.

Ok - thats good to hear. Hear anything in regards to Lehner?
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on February 24, 2012, 01:10:48 PM
He's in town and practicing, haven't heard anything about when he's starting though.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on February 24, 2012, 01:12:14 PM
He's in town and practicing, haven't heard anything about when he's starting though.

You say Sunday I say Saturday..friendly bet?
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on February 24, 2012, 01:12:42 PM
He's in town and practicing, haven't heard anything about when he's starting though.

You say Sunday I say Saturday..friendly bet?

Sounds good, what are the stakes?
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on February 24, 2012, 01:23:25 PM
He's in town and practicing, haven't heard anything about when he's starting though.

You say Sunday I say Saturday..friendly bet?

Sounds good, what are the stakes?

I was under the impression friendly bets had no stakes.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on February 24, 2012, 01:28:44 PM
In my world, friendly bets have friendly stakes.   Whoever loses buys the first round next time you're in St. John's.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on February 24, 2012, 01:36:39 PM
In my world, friendly bets have friendly stakes.   Whoever loses buys the first round next time you're in St. John's.

In my world friendly bets are like the "free smiles" you can order off the menu at McDonalds...I'll take that bet though!
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on February 24, 2012, 01:54:51 PM
Auld starting on Saturday.   I'm thinking you can buy me a beer at The Levee.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on February 24, 2012, 01:55:42 PM
Auld starting on Saturday.   I'm thinking you can buy me a beer at The Levee.

Link that...$ is on the line here
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on February 24, 2012, 01:57:23 PM
https://twitter.com/
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on February 24, 2012, 02:00:13 PM
https://twitter.com/

Thats like a double loss for me
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on February 24, 2012, 02:03:06 PM
Luckily, the Levee is a dirthole with cheap booze.   Just the way I like it.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on February 24, 2012, 02:12:41 PM
Here's something to cheer you up.

http://www.silversevensens.com/2012/2/18/2809033/i-m-ready-silfverberg-says
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I know that many of you would have wanted for him to not go back to Sweden for this season. Jakob gave an explanation to why he chose to do so in an interwiew recently.

"It's a big step to take," he said, "and I didn't feel mature enough to take that step. I needed this year to make sure I'm ready for it and now I'm sure. I´m ready."

To the question if he would return to Sweden next season if he got sent to the AHL he answered, "No, my goal is to play in the NHL, if Ottawa thinks I need time in the AHL to reach that goal, thats what I'll do."

I want at least one more year out of Alfredsson so he can show Silfverberg and Zibanejad the ropes.   They should both model their games after him.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on February 24, 2012, 02:40:01 PM
Here's something to cheer you up.

http://www.silversevensens.com/2012/2/18/2809033/i-m-ready-silfverberg-says
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I know that many of you would have wanted for him to not go back to Sweden for this season. Jakob gave an explanation to why he chose to do so in an interwiew recently.

"It's a big step to take," he said, "and I didn't feel mature enough to take that step. I needed this year to make sure I'm ready for it and now I'm sure. I´m ready."

To the question if he would return to Sweden next season if he got sent to the AHL he answered, "No, my goal is to play in the NHL, if Ottawa thinks I need time in the AHL to reach that goal, thats what I'll do."

I want at least one more year out of Alfredsson so he can show Silfverberg and Zibanejad the ropes.   They should both model their games after him.

Yeah absolutely.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on February 25, 2012, 09:03:35 AM
Something Auld or something new? (http://www.ottawasun.com/2012/02/24/something-auld-or-something-new)
Sens hope backup goalie can take charge


Midway through practice Friday at the Bell Sensplex, Alex Auld headed to the bench to get medical attention after taking a shot off his blocker hand.

While former Senators goalie-turned-RDS broadcaster Patrick Lalime was ready, willing and able to sign with GM Bryan Murray, it wasn’t necessary because Auld returned and will start Saturday against the Boston Bruins at home.

While prospect Robin Lehner has been recalled from the club’s AHL affiliate in Binghamton, Auld is going to be given the first shot to carry the ball. If he falters, Lehner will get a chance.

“I’m really looking forward to it,” said Auld, who has played in only three of the club’s past 24 games. “I’ve maintained all year I just want to stay sharp and stay ready for an opportunity and I have one in front me.

“I just want to make sure I have the same focus and make sure I play the same way I’ve played lately. Just try to play a simple game and try to make sure I don’t try to be something that I’m not.”

The Senators are in good position to make the playoffs with 20 games left, but they need to play at least .500 hockey to lock up a spot. Auld, who has a 2-3-2 record with a 3.28 GAA and .883 save-percentage, said he’s ready.

“It’s my role. That’s why I’m here,” Auld said. “Craig is a huge part of our team and it’s a tough loss, but I think we have a capable group and we’re playing good hockey. We’ve just got to keep that going.

“I look at it as an opportunity, I don’t look at it as pressure. Being a goalie in the NHL has its level of pressure already, I guess. It’s a great situation for me. I’m going to get the opportunity to play and to play with a great team.”

Many would like to see Lehner get the chance to take the ball and run with it. He may play Sunday against the Isles, but that decision won’t be made until after coach Paul MacLean gets to see how Auld performs.

“It’s an opportunity for other people to step up and play,” said MacLean. “We’re going to evaluate who we’re playing and, based on that, who gives us the best opportunity to win. Just like we’ve done since Day 1.”

Lehner, 20, who has only been so-so in Binghamton this season, is glad to get the call. He has a record of 8-16-1 with a 3.38 GAA and .905 save percentage. He also made 23 stops in a 3-2 victory over the Maple Leafs on Oct. 30.

“Everybody who plays in the AHL, their goal is to play here,” said Lehner. “If I didn’t get disappointed when I got cut (in training camp), then I’m going to be there for my whole life. I can’t be satisfied being in the AHL.”

He said his numbers are a reflection of the team.

“It’s a reflection of all of us. My stats (as well). I’ve got to take ownership of it. I had a really good percentage for a long time. Then we went on a stretch and the numbers kept falling,” admitted Lehner.

So, once Anderson, injured trying to separate frozen chicken with an ice pick, does return, is he going to get some ribbing from his teammates?

“I don’t think he will,” said Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson. “That’s just the way things happen. To me, it sounds better than hurting yourself eating pancakes (like L.A.’s Dustin Penner did earlier this season).

“We’ve all done it. Just maybe not to (the) extent (that Anderson did) of getting injured like that.” 
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on February 25, 2012, 09:06:53 AM
Boston Bruins (36-20-3) at Ottawa Senators (32-22-8) (http://www.ottawasun.com/2012/02/24/game-day-sens-vs-bruins)

SPECIAL TEAMS

OTT: PP 19.0%, No. 10; PK 81.8, No. 18

BOS: PP 18.2%, No. 13; PK 84.8, No. 7

LAST FIVE

Bruins


    BOS at BUF
    BOS 4, STL 2
    MIN 2, BOS 0
    WPG 4, BOS 2
    BOS 4, MTL 3 (OT)

Senators

    OTT 5, WSH 2
    OTT 6, NYI 0
    OTT 6, FLA 2
    OTT 4, TBL 0
    EDM 4, OTT 3 (OT)

BRUINS LINES

    Brad Marchand-Patrice Bergeron-Tyler Seguin
    Milan Lucic-Chris Kelly-David Krejci
    Daniel Paille-Gregory Campbell-Shawn Thornton
    Jordan Caron-Carter Camper-Benoit Pouliot

Defence


    Zdeno Chara-Johnny Boychuk
    Andrew Ference-Adam McQuaid
    Dennis Seidenberg-Joe Corvo

Goalies

    Tim Thomas
    Tuukka Rask

SENATORS LINES

    Milan Michalek-Jason Spezza-Bobby Butler
    Colin Greening-Kyle Turris-Daniel Alfredsson
    Kaspars Daugavins-Zack Smith-Erik Condra
    Nick Foligno-Jim O’Brien-Chris Neil

Defence

    Filip Kuba-Erik Karlsson
    Chris Phillips-Sergei Gonchar
    Jared Cowen-Brian Lee

Goalies


    Alex Auld
    Robin Lehner
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on February 25, 2012, 09:12:34 AM
While former Senators goalie-turned-RDS broadcaster Patrick Lalime was ready, willing and able to sign with GM Bryan Murray

Lol, what?
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on February 25, 2012, 09:20:36 AM
While former Senators goalie-turned-RDS broadcaster Patrick Lalime was ready, willing and able to sign with GM Bryan Murray

Lol, what?

Yeah that got me too - I think it was a joke. I dunno if you've seen him lately but Lalime isn't exactly in game shape anymore...
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: princedpw on February 25, 2012, 01:26:37 PM
It looks like Butler is on the first line.  How is he doing this year?  Is he looking like a 20+ goal scorer now or in the future?
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on February 25, 2012, 02:02:01 PM
It looks like Butler is on the first line.  How is he doing this year?  Is he looking like a 20+ goal scorer now or in the future?

He was a healthy scratch for a while before his stint on the top line. He's a work in progress but I wouldn't say at this point that he's got a 20 goal season in his future.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on February 25, 2012, 02:07:52 PM
It looks like Butler is on the first line.  How is he doing this year?  Is he looking like a 20+ goal scorer now or in the future?

He was godawful for the vast majority of the year, but has been doing well recently.   He got another chance on the top line after that 7 game losing streak and he's been making the most of it.   He's got 6 points in his last 6 games, but 9 points in the previous 41.
Title: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on February 25, 2012, 02:58:45 PM
Silfverberg's tearing crap up, Ferret.   11 game point streak now, he's really been on fire in the second half of the season.
Title: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on February 25, 2012, 10:26:32 PM
I'm listening on the radio, did Neil really just beat Chara in a fight? The guys on the Team are in ecstasy.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: CarltonTheBear on February 26, 2012, 02:26:41 AM
I'm listening on the radio, did Neil really just beat Chara in a fight? The guys on the Team are in ecstasy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gaY4UvMgvzg

I suppose Neil gets the victory for the takedown, but it looks like Chara landed more punches and just lost balance at the end. Still, the fact that Neil didn't die during the altercation is a pretty big accomplishment, so I'll let him have it.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on February 26, 2012, 03:25:00 AM
Well that wasn't nearly as one sided as I expected ("NEIL'S GOT HIS HELMET OFF!   OH MY!!!"), but credit to Neil for hanging in there with that beast.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on February 26, 2012, 09:42:46 AM
Auld needs to be better than that - two of the first three goals were saveable.
Again Neil gets the rally going though we just came up short. I have a feeling the Sens & Bs are on a crash course to playing each other in the playoffs...I hope I'm wrong.
Alfie with 22 now..(!)
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on February 26, 2012, 09:47:27 AM
Auld needs to be better than that - two of the first three goals were saveable.
Again Neil gets the rally going though we just came up short. I have a feeling the Sens & Bs are on a crash course to playing each other in the playoffs...I hope I'm wrong.
Alfie with 22 now..(!)

I'm praying one of New Jersey, Pittsburgh, or Philadelphia falter enough so that we can steal that 6th spot and play Washington/Florida/Winnipeg.

The hockey gods aren't helping though.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: caveman on February 26, 2012, 10:22:31 AM
Well that wasn't nearly as one sided as I expected ("NEIL'S GOT HIS HELMET OFF!   OH MY!!!"), but credit to Neil for hanging in there with that beast.

Chara looked like he was scared once he went to the ice.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on February 26, 2012, 10:46:44 AM
Well that wasn't nearly as one sided as I expected ("NEIL'S GOT HIS HELMET OFF!   OH MY!!!"), but credit to Neil for hanging in there with that beast.

Chara looked like he was scared once he went to the ice.

It was a good tussle. Neil took the majority of punches but was able to get the giraffe to tumble. IIRC Z and Neil are pretty tight friends.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on February 26, 2012, 10:51:08 AM
N.Y. Islanders (26-27-8) at Ottawa Senators (32-22-8) (http://www.ottawasun.com/2012/02/25/game-day-sens-vs-isles)

Special Teams

OTT: PP 19.0%, No. 9; PK 81.8%, No. 18

NYI: PP 19.1%, No. 7; PK 82.6%, No. 13

Islanders

Forwards


Matt Moulson-John Tavares-P.A. Parenteau
Michael Grabner-Frans Nielsen-Kyle Okposo
Matt Martin-Casey Cizikas-David Ullstrom
Jay Pandolfo-Marty Reasoner-Nino Niederreiter

Defence

Andrew MacDonald-Travis Hamonic
Mark Streit-Steve Staios
Mark Eaton-Milan Jurcina

Goaltending


Evgeni Nabokov
Al Montoya

Senators

Forwards

Milan Michalek-Jason Spezza-Bobby Butler
Colin Greening-Kyle Turris-Daniel Alfredsson
Kaspars Daugavins-Zack Smith-Erik Condra
Nick Foligno-Jim O’Brien-Chris Neil

Defence

Filip Kuba-Erik Karlsson
Chris Phillips-Sergei Gonchar
Jared Cowen-Matt Carkner

Goalies

Robin Lehner
Alex Auld
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sarge on February 26, 2012, 11:36:45 AM
League sources say Senators closing in on deal for Ben Bishop from STL Blues. Could be done today. #Sens #SNTrade
by SunGarrioch via twitter 10:29 AM
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on February 26, 2012, 12:14:40 PM
League sources say Senators closing in on deal for Ben Bishop from STL Blues. Could be done today. #Sens #SNTrade
by SunGarrioch via twitter 10:29 AM

Yeah - with Lehner up if we're pooched if one of Auld or Lehner get hurt. I predict it's Wiercioch going back...
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: bustaheims on February 26, 2012, 12:16:05 PM
Yeah - with Lehner up if we're pooched if one of Auld or Lehner get hurt. I predict it's Wiercioch going back...

I think you forget who your GM is. It's clearly a 1st round pick going the other way.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sarge on February 26, 2012, 12:17:01 PM
Yeah - with Lehner up if we're pooched if one of Auld or Lehner get hurt. I predict it's Wiercioch going back...

I think you forget who your GM is. It's clearly a 1st round pick going the other way.

Karlsson.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on February 26, 2012, 12:19:18 PM
Yeah - with Lehner up if we're pooched if one of Auld or Lehner get hurt. I predict it's Wiercioch going back...

I think you forget who your GM is. It's clearly a 1st round pick going the other way.

Karlsson.

WIERCIOCH IS UNTOUCHABLE!!
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: BlueWhiteBlood on February 26, 2012, 12:42:03 PM
Darren Dreger ‏ @DarrenDreger
Trade call still needs to happen, but Bishop will be headed to Sens for a draft pick. #tradecentre
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on February 26, 2012, 01:27:40 PM
It's worth the 2nd getting him signed - this shores up our goaltending situation but I think this means Lehner is going back down?
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on February 26, 2012, 03:18:15 PM
Sens get Blues goalie (http://www.ottawasun.com/2012/02/26/sens-close-to-nabbing-blues-goalie)

The Senators nabbed St. Louis Blues goalie Ben Bishop Sunday in exchange for a second-round draft pick in 2013.

Bishop, 25, has spent the entire season with the Peoira Rivermen, the Blues’ American Hockey League affiliate. Bishop has a record of 24-14-0 in 38 games with the Rivermen, posting a league-leading six shutouts, a 2.26 goals-against-average and .928 save percentage. Bishop’s 24 wins are also tied for the AHL lead.

Bishop was thrilled to learn he’s been dealt to Ottawa.

“I’m very excited. I couldn’t be more happy, especially to a team like Ottawa, with a great history and the fan support they have there,” Bishop told the Sun from Peoria.

“I’m looking forward to getting up there and start working. There’s been talks for the last couple of days. I knew this was possibility. I’m excited that this is overwith and I can get back to worrying about playing goalie. This is going to be a really good opportunity for me.”

Bishop said he worked for three years with Senators goalie coach Rick Wamsley in the Blues organization.

Bishop is 6 feet, 7 inches, 215-pounds and a native of Denver, says a release from the Senators.

He’s appeared in 13 NHL career games, all with St. Louis, posting a 4-5-1 record with one shutout and a 2.83 goals against average.

Bishop has been displaced by Brian Elliott, who won the backup job in training camp.

“He’s a really good prospect,” said a league source.

“He had a great camp. It was close between him and Brian Elliott. Bishop is a strong prospect.”

Bishop will be insurance for an injured Craig Anderson.

More to come...


(http://storage.canoe.ca/v1/dynamic_resize/sws_path/suns-prod-images/1297239525241_ORIGINAL.jpg?quality=80&size=650x)
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on February 26, 2012, 03:25:49 PM
While former Senators goalie-turned-RDS broadcaster Patrick Lalime was ready, willing and able to sign with GM Bryan Murray

Lol, what?

When Bryan Murray asked the winningest goalie in franchise history how long it would take him to get back in game shape, Patrick Lalime made the Senators GM an offer.

“I told him I’d play for free,” said the 37-year old Lalime, who retired after last season, his 12th in the NHL, and is now a RDS commentator.

Truth is, Lalime is in game shape now. Only his game is in the RA League. He’s a right winger on the 67’s Performance, a team that also features former NHLer Shaun Van Allen and Murray “Crash” Campbell of NCBL Knights fame.

In 11 games, Lalime has seven goals and four assists.

“It’s fun to play up front,” he said. “For a goalie, it’s a mental game, keeping focused when the puck is in the other end. As a forward you can talk to the boys.”
(http://www.ottawasun.com/2012/02/25/lalimes-still-got-game)
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on February 26, 2012, 04:00:29 PM
Lehner starting this aft - https://twitter.com/#!/ian_mendes/status/173853324360167424
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on February 26, 2012, 05:46:16 PM
If we don't get a solid, long term starter out of Anderson, Lehner and Bishop, I quit hockey.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on February 26, 2012, 07:21:36 PM
Oh Jesus, we're gonna be missing Spezza for a long time.

EDIT: Geez, he's back on the bench.   Would not have guessed that, judging by his reaction.

EDIT: And he scores seconds into his first shift back.   Unreal.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Bonsixx on February 26, 2012, 07:47:04 PM
Oh Jesus, we're gonna be missing Spezza for a long time.

EDIT: Geez, he's back on the bench.   Would not have guessed that, judging by his reaction.

EDIT: And he scores seconds into his first shift back.   Unreal.

I've got him in my hockey pool. You almost gave me a heart attack. Dude is saving my team's season since Ovechkin transformed into Dan Daoust.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on February 26, 2012, 07:53:06 PM
He took a slapshot off his lower leg, then rushed off the ice without putting any weight on it.   The way he left the ice made it seem like he was panicking with pain, usually when you see that, it's a bad injury.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Bonsixx on February 26, 2012, 09:05:02 PM
He took a slapshot off his lower leg, then rushed off the ice without putting any weight on it.   The way he left the ice made it seem like he was panicking with pain, usually when you see that, it's a bad injury.

He's survived a couple of knee-on-knee scares this year too. He's a trooper.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on February 27, 2012, 12:11:00 AM
Good show Lehner - first one stunk but he battled
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on February 27, 2012, 12:18:02 AM
SP remember when you were foo-fooing Neil a few weeks ago?
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on February 28, 2012, 08:14:58 PM
SP remember when you were foo-fooing Neil a few weeks ago?

And Anderson before that.

We're facing Thomas and O'Rourke tonight.   This is trouble.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on February 28, 2012, 09:17:27 PM
Condra has worse hands than Peter Schaefer.

EDIT: Ben Bishop makes 41 saves and is named first star in a 5-1 win against the IceCaps.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on February 28, 2012, 10:29:45 PM
Watching some of this game, would kill for a goalie performance like the Lehner one.

Have liked him since watching him in the Sault.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on February 28, 2012, 10:34:44 PM
Watching some of this game, would kill for a goalie performance like the Lehner one.

Have liked him since watching him in the Sault.

It isn't often that the goalie who got a shutout is the second best goalie on the ice, but Tim Thomas is just unbelievable.   Should have had 4 or 5 goals tonight.

EDIT: Figures Sportsnet has him as the third star.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on February 28, 2012, 10:54:44 PM
Condra missed this one;

(https://p.twimg.com/AmyfArUCMAAR5qQ.png)
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Chev-boyar-sky on February 29, 2012, 12:10:06 AM
Watching some of this game, would kill for a goalie performance like the Lehner one.

Have liked him since watching him in the Sault.

It isn't often that the goalie who got a shutout is the second best goalie on the ice, but Tim Thomas is just unbelievable.   Should have had 4 or 5 goals tonight.

EDIT: Figures Sportsnet has him as the third star.

Yeah but he doesn't put his team first so he's never allowed to be the first star ever again.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on February 29, 2012, 12:16:59 AM
Lehner!

Sorry about the lack of gameday post - moving sucks! Got done in time to watch the game at least.

I <3 the Sens
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on February 29, 2012, 10:06:57 AM
Beating Bruins so Swede for Sens (http://www.ottawasun.com/2012/02/28/senators-stick-it-to-bruins)
Lehner comes up huge with shutout


BOSTON - All in all, it was a very Swede night for the Senators at TD Garden Tuesday.

Rookie Robin Lehner made 32 saves for his first NHL shutout. Erik Karlsson scored his 15th goal of the season with the only one of 38 shots Tim Thomas couldn’t stop. That’s because Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson had him completely screened.

On a night newly acquired Ben Bishop was making his Senators debut with a 41-save, 5-1 victory for Binghamton, Lehner merely kicked away 17 third-period chances to beat the defending Cup champions.

The 1-0 victory pulled the Senators into fifth place in the confernce and one point back of the division-leading Bruins, who still have four games in hand.

Against Ottawa, the Bruins were playing for the first time at home since a six-game road trip. Their wives obviously have had them busy doing chores the past few days.

“I think the first two periods were hard for me, too. I had to stand around for a bit,” said Lehner, whose teammates had a 31-15 edge in shots after 40 minutes. “They still had pretty good chances when they got them.

“I think the D helped me a lot, to see the puck and take away rebounds. I think we had a real good team game today.”

Karlsson’s goal came on a first-period power play, and extended his point-scoring streak to eight games. Jason Spezza’s run was lengthened to 10 games as he and Milan Michalek earned the assists.

“Couple of buddies, just hanging out,” Karlsson joked when the Swedish connection of he and Lehner was mentioned to him.

“It was a close one. We probably could have scored a few more and they could have probably scored a couple. We just had two goalies that really played outstanding today.”

Thomas entered the night with an 18-3 record in his previous 21 games vs. the Senators, with the only Ottawa goalie to beat him being Brian Elliott — three times.

Now Lehner can make the same claim.

“They’re still a real good team and still have a little ways to go,” said coach Paul MacLean. “But we’re real pleased we were able to come in here, a tough building, and find a way to win the game. Getting a shutout just makes it better.”

The Senators; penalty killers did an outstanding job surviving all four Boston power plays.

“I thought we didn’t play real great in the third period, but we found a way to stay on the inside and not give up too many second or third opportunities,” MacLean said after his team’s first victory in five games against the Bruins this season. “Penalty killing did a good job of keeping that at bay. For the most part, it was a pretty solid effor from our team, from start to finish.”

The misplay of the night belonged to Erik Condra. The Senators winger was set up by Nick Foligno in the second period with a wide-open net chance that would have stopped his goal-less drought at 24 games. But from just outside the crease and with Thomas barely even in sight, Condra slid the gimme off the far post and out.

Condra’s hand was knocked by a stick as he shot.

“No excuse, but still,” said Condra, one of a group of offensively struggling Senators that includes Zack Smith, Kyle Turris and Colin Greening. “Little snakebit.

“I’m not mad because I’m having the chances. We’re getting opportuniites to score. We were joking around after the game, we’ll score when we need to. The other guys are taking over right. We seem to be playing all right without us scoring. We’ll save them for when we need them.”
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on March 01, 2012, 02:15:39 AM
Going to Sens / Hawks this Friday - Wisers Box!
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on March 02, 2012, 12:05:34 PM
Chicago Blackhawks (34-24-7) at Ottawa Senators (34-23-8) (http://www.ottawasun.com/2012/03/01/game-day-blackhawks-at-senators)

SPECIAL TEAMS

OTT: PP 19.7% No. 6; PK 81.8% No. 19

CHI: PP 15.7 No. 23; PK 77.7 .% No. 27

LAST FIVE

SENATORS


    OTT 1, BOS 0
    OTT 5, NYI 2
    BOS 5, OTT 2
    OTT 5, WSH 2
    OTT 6, NYI 0

BLACKHAWKS

    CHI 5, TOR 4
    ANA 3, CHI 1
    LAK 4, CHI 0
    DAL 3, CHI 1
    CHI 2, DET 1

SENATORS

LINES


    Milan Michalek-Jason Spezza-Bobby Butler
    Colin Greening-Kyle Turris-Daniel Alfredsson
    Zack Smith-Zenon Konopka-Erik Condra
    Nick Foligno-Jim O’Brien-Chris Neil

DEFENCE

    Filip Kuba-Erik Karlsson
    Jared Cowen-Sergei Gonchar
    Chris Phillips-Matt Gilroy

GOALIES

    Robin Lehner
    Alex Auld

BLACKHAWKS

LINES


    Andrew Brunette-Patrick Kane-Marian Hossa
    Patrick Sharp-Marcus Kruger-Viktor Stalberg
    Bryan Bickell-Dave Bolland-Andrew Shaw
    Brandon Bollig-Jamal Mayers-Jimmy Hayes

DEFENCE

    Duncan Keith-Brent Seabrook
    Nick Leddy-Johnny Oduya
    Sami Lepisto-Dylan Olsen

GOALIES

    Ray Emery
    Corey Crawford
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on March 02, 2012, 01:06:39 PM
Going to Sens / Hawks this Friday - Wisers Box!

DON'T BOO RAY EMERY
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on March 02, 2012, 01:14:20 PM
Going to Sens / Hawks this Friday - Wisers Box!

DON'T BOO RAY EMERY

Why would I? I'm not much of a booer to begin with
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sarge on March 02, 2012, 01:18:00 PM
I'll be at Bert's Bar tomorrow night, sporting my Maple Leafs cap. Man, I'm going to get it!  :o   
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on March 02, 2012, 01:26:54 PM
I'll be at Bert's Bar tomorrow night, sporting my Maple Leafs cap. Man, I'm going to get it!  :o   

Nah - you'll be taken care of. You'll see
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sarge on March 02, 2012, 01:33:06 PM
I'll be at Bert's Bar tomorrow night, sporting my Maple Leafs cap. Man, I'm going to get it!  :o   

Nah - you'll be taken care of. You'll see

I hope so... From what I know about it it seems as much a friendly Canada/hockey place as much as it is a Senators place so we'll see how it goes. Besides, no Sens game tomorrow night, right? Maybe a couple folks will feel sorry for me.  :)   
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on March 02, 2012, 01:38:03 PM
I'll be at Bert's Bar tomorrow night, sporting my Maple Leafs cap. Man, I'm going to get it!  :o   

Nah - you'll be taken care of. You'll see

I hope so... From what I know about it it seems as much a friendly Canada/hockey place as much as it isy a Senators place so we'll see how it goes. Besides, no Sens game tomorrow night, right? Maybe a couple folks will feel sorry for me.  :)

I suspect you will have a couple of biere froids bought for you..
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Derk on March 02, 2012, 01:38:10 PM
I'll be at Bert's Bar tomorrow night, sporting my Maple Leafs cap. Man, I'm going to get it!  :o   

Nice! I was lucky enough to see the season opener there a couple years ago. Have fun!  ;D
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sarge on March 02, 2012, 02:21:18 PM
I'll be at Bert's Bar tomorrow night, sporting my Maple Leafs cap. Man, I'm going to get it!  :o   

Nice! I was lucky enough to see the season opener there a couple years ago. Have fun!  ;D

Will do.  :) Thanks.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on March 02, 2012, 03:22:38 PM
I'll be at Bert's Bar tomorrow night, sporting my Maple Leafs cap. Man, I'm going to get it!  :o   
Er
Nice! I was lucky enough to see the season opener there a couple years ago. Have fun!  ;D

Will do.  :) Thanks.

Are you already in paradise or flying out tomorrow?
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sarge on March 02, 2012, 03:28:57 PM
6:30 am flight tomorrow. Probably need to leave the house before 3 in order to get to park'n'fly and then check in by around 4:30...  Up around 2:30?   ??? Bed. Soon.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on March 02, 2012, 03:46:33 PM
6:30 am flight tomorrow. Probably need to leave the house before 3 in order to get to park'n'fly and then check in by around 4:30...  Up around 2:30?   ??? Bed. Soon.

Its what - 4 hour flight? Sleep then!
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sarge on March 02, 2012, 03:50:23 PM
6:30 am flight tomorrow. Probably need to leave the house before 3 in order to get to park'n'fly and then check in by around 4:30...  Up around 2:30?   ??? Bed. Soon.

Its what - 4 hour flight? Sleep then!

5.25 I think... and I hope to though it's just not me, it's the whole fam damily and the kids, well, we'll see how much they let me (us) sleep.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on March 02, 2012, 04:09:29 PM
6:30 am flight tomorrow. Probably need to leave the house before 3 in order to get to park'n'fly and then check in by around 4:30...  Up around 2:30?   ??? Bed. Soon.

Its what - 4 hour flight? Sleep then!

5.25 I think... and I hope to though it's just not me, it's the whole fam damily and the kids, well, we'll see how much they let me (us) sleep.

Yeah I'm still jealous. What I would give to go lay on a beach for a week - enjoy!
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sarge on March 02, 2012, 04:22:40 PM
Thanks man. You know, it's sad. I work for a friggin' airline and haven't been on a plane since 2009. This is looooong overdue. Anyway, I'm sure you and SP will enter my thoughts tomorrow among all that red & black. I'll raise a glass to ya both!
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on March 02, 2012, 04:38:16 PM
Thanks man. You know, it's sad. I work for a friggin' airline and haven't been on a plane since 2009. This is looooong overdue. Anyway, I'm sure you and SP will enter my thoughts tomorrow among all that red & black. I'll raise a glass to ya both!

Sounds like you need / deserve the week of luxury that awaits you. Cheers
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: TML fan on March 02, 2012, 04:47:47 PM
My goodness! I just saw Neil's hit on Boychuk. Wow.

I don't like Neil but he can play and I respect that. What a hit.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on March 02, 2012, 10:32:45 PM
The entire team owes Robin Lehner an apology.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: hockeyfan1 on March 03, 2012, 09:37:12 AM
A financial dilemma for the Senators...?

http://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/nhl/story/2012/03/01/sp-nhl-senators-liberals-tax-break.html

The cash-strapped government wants to put an end to a policy that allows businesses to write off up to 50 per cent of all tickets and luxury suites for sporting events and is asking the federal Conservatives to help.

The tax writeoff also applies to other live performances like theatre and concerts and costs the province about $15 million a year.

But the Senators, which operate in a smaller market than the Maple Leafs, can't survive without the tax deduction, said team president Cyril Leeder.

"We have a sizable portion of our operation that's run based on corporate support for suites and for tickets,"

"So if we had a 10 per cent to 20 per cent loss of that business, we would be out of business."

Corporations lease 120 of the 150 luxury suites at Ottawa's Scotiabank Place, he said. About half of their season ticket holders — who take up 11,000 of the arena's 19,000 seats — are businesses.

And there's no waiting list for suites or season tickets, he said. If someone pulls out, there's no one waiting in the wings to take their place.



Infrastructure and Transport Minister Bob Chiarelli, a former Ottawa mayor who holds one of the city's ridings, played down the prospect of driving his home team out of business.

There are a lot of elements that determine the sustainability of the Senators, including the rise of the loonie, which is a "huge bonus" for teams that pay their players in U.S. dollars, he said.

"Certainly the governments have been very supportive in a number of ways over the years to the Ottawa Senators, the Canadian dollar has been very helpful to the Ottawa Senators," Chiarelli said.

Ontario Finance Minister Dwight Duncan sent a letter to his federal counterpart, Jim Flaherty, requesting co-operation on a list of proposed changes to the tax system.

"It is not clear that taxpayers should be subsidizing certain business expenses for income and sales tax purposes, such as private boxes and corporate seats at sporting events," 
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on March 03, 2012, 11:58:51 AM
Aside from losing that was a great game to watch. Emery & Lehner both stood on their heads.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Newbury on March 03, 2012, 12:29:03 PM
Aside from losing that was a great game to watch. Emery & Lehner both stood on their heads.

I was at the game, great pace.

Question though, do they always do the "Leafs suck" kind of cheer during the few songs in stoppages? I'd get it if they were playing the Leafs, but I don't know, it was kinda weird given, well, they weren't.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on March 03, 2012, 12:55:30 PM
Aside from losing that was a great game to watch. Emery & Lehner both stood on their heads.

I was at the game, great pace.

Question though, do they always do the "Leafs suck" kind of cheer during the few songs in stoppages? I'd get it if they were playing the Leafs, but I don't know, it was kinda weird given, well, they weren't.

Me too - place was bumping eh.

Yeah I don't know what to tell you - its lame and the last thing on my mind is the Leafs at a Sens game.

But at the same time I understand Cuthbert stopped calling the game and talked about the Wilson firing during play for an extended period of time. And then during the intermission. Or why would Sportsnet spend an intermission of a Sens / Canes game talking about Grabovski's trade value?
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on March 03, 2012, 02:23:42 PM
A financial dilemma for the Senators...?

http://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/nhl/story/2012/03/01/sp-nhl-senators-liberals-tax-break.html

The cash-strapped government wants to put an end to a policy that allows businesses to write off up to 50 per cent of all tickets and luxury suites for sporting events and is asking the federal Conservatives to help.

The tax writeoff also applies to other live performances like theatre and concerts and costs the province about $15 million a year.

But the Senators, which operate in a smaller market than the Maple Leafs, can't survive without the tax deduction, said team president Cyril Leeder.

"We have a sizable portion of our operation that's run based on corporate support for suites and for tickets,"

"So if we had a 10 per cent to 20 per cent loss of that business, we would be out of business."

Corporations lease 120 of the 150 luxury suites at Ottawa's Scotiabank Place, he said. About half of their season ticket holders — who take up 11,000 of the arena's 19,000 seats — are businesses.

And there's no waiting list for suites or season tickets, he said. If someone pulls out, there's no one waiting in the wings to take their place.



Infrastructure and Transport Minister Bob Chiarelli, a former Ottawa mayor who holds one of the city's ridings, played down the prospect of driving his home team out of business.

There are a lot of elements that determine the sustainability of the Senators, including the rise of the loonie, which is a "huge bonus" for teams that pay their players in U.S. dollars, he said.

"Certainly the governments have been very supportive in a number of ways over the years to the Ottawa Senators, the Canadian dollar has been very helpful to the Ottawa Senators," Chiarelli said.

Ontario Finance Minister Dwight Duncan sent a letter to his federal counterpart, Jim Flaherty, requesting co-operation on a list of proposed changes to the tax system.

"It is not clear that taxpayers should be subsidizing certain business expenses for income and sales tax purposes, such as private boxes and corporate seats at sporting events," 

I don't even do my own taxes, so I don't pretend to understand this stuff.   Just let me know when I need to start being scared of losing my team.

A great blog post breaking it down can be found here (http://www.sensnation.com/2012/03/end-of-business-tax-deduction-to-kill-sens/), written by someone a lot smarter than me.
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on March 04, 2012, 08:02:21 PM
SP you watching the game?
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Sucker Punch on March 04, 2012, 11:43:12 PM
SP you watching the game?

Nope, and it sounds like that was  good decision.   Our team truly is Spezza, Karlsson, and 18 fillers.

Read somewhere that we've won 1 game all season in which Spezza and Karlsson didn't record a point.   They either win the game for us, or we lose.

EDIT: Also, I heard Karlsson probably earned himself a suspension with an ugly slash on Bergenheim.   Did you see it, Ferret?
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Madferret on March 05, 2012, 09:54:22 AM
Quote from: Madferret link=topic=24.msg58561#msg5 8561 date=1330909341
SP you watching the game?

Nope, and it sounds like that was  good decision.   Our team truly is Spezza, Karlsson, and 18 fillers.

Read somewhere that we've won 1 game all season in which Spezza and Karlsson didn't record a point.   They either win the game for us, or we lose.

EDIT: Also, I heard Karlsson probably earned himself a suspension with an ugly slash on Bergenheim.   Did you see it, Ferret?

It was a good slash yeah - well see what happens
Title: Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
Post by: Erndog on March 05, 2012, 12:24:19 PM
Ottawas other 9 forwards:


Colin Greening:  1 goal in last 18 games

Nick Foligno:  1 goal last 24 games

Erik Condra:  0 goals last 27 games

Kyle Turris:  1 goal last 14 games.  Empty Ne