Game Day- Senators Host Tim Murray’s Sabres

SensChirp February 6, 2014 260
Game Day- Senators Host Tim Murray’s Sabres

Tuesday’s win in St. Louis against one of the league’s top teams was without a doubt, one of the biggest of the season for the Ottawa Senators. But it won’t mean a whole lot if they can’t take care of business against the NHL’s last place team in the Buffalo Sabres.

There are certainly no easy games in this league anymore but there are definitely games you should win. The Senators are battling for their playoff lives right now and need to find a way to come away with a couple points against a Sabres team that has struggled all season.

Tonight marks the fourth head to head matchup between the two teams this season. The previous three games have all been decided by a single goal. Buffalo is in a tough back to back situation, having played a home game against the Penguins last night.

No changes expected to the Ottawa line up. Both Chris Phillips and Mark Stone appear to be inching towards a return but neither will play tonight against the Sabres. Paul MacLean has also resisted the temptation to insert Matt Kassian into the lineup despite the presence of John Scott. Good move by the Coach. Here’s how they lined up at the morning skate.

MacArthur-Turris-Ryan
Michalek-Spezza-Zibanejad
Greening-Smith-Neil
Conacher-Da Costa-Condra

Cowen-Karlsson
Methot-Gryba
Wiercioch-Ceci

Craig Anderson gets the start for the Senators. Jhonas Enroth is expected to start for the Sabres after Ryan Miller played last night against the Penguins.

Puck drop is schedule for just after 7:30 PM. Last chance to see the Sens on home ice before the Olympic break so let’s make sure the Canadian Tire Centre is packed for this one.

Which of these rumoured to be available forwards would you like to see that Senators get at the deadline?

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  • Phoenix

    Tough vote but I suspect Murray is going to pull a rabbit out of his hat and it will be someone no one expected.

    • FBP

      Like Sean Begenheim?

    • Kohlmanator

      Gaborik. If healthy, can be a great winger for Spezza. A Michalek/Gaborik swap?

      • PageauPageauPageau

        Ottawa would have to give up a lot more in that deal… An injured Gabby is more valuable to Columbus than a 100% healthy Michalek. (And Michalek is never 100% healthy)

    • Senatollah

      Wonder if Havlat would waive his NMC. Strait up for MM9. Gives the Sharks added cap flex for this year if they want another piece ($750k) and no commitment to MM9 for next year. Has history. Works well for both teams, Ottawa saves on salary (lower actual spend) and sharks get the capspace flx. MM9: $4.3 cap hit $6m salary, MH: $5m cap hit, $5m salary

    • Sensnation

      As long as they avoid the forever injured types!

    • Cicero

      I think you might be right. David Perron was tops on my wish list, and I think the price is high but do-able. The Oilers would want a veteran D for leadership, a prospect, and a pick. Two of the three have been scratches for a few games now.

      (edit: Meh…unlikely though, since I don’t see Phillips being moved unless the Sens really make it worth his while — he’s got a lot invested in Ottawa.)

  • inquiring mind

    sooooo – trade deadline tomorrow
    anybody think that something might actually happen around the League ?

    • FBP

      I don’t really. Who wants to pay someone to be on vacay/skate in the Olympics? Maybe if it’s a dollar in dollar out scenario.

      • KJ

        don’t see much happening today. so far, any deals that have transpired have been minor to say the least. mar 5th we’ll see the action.

  • Tooks

    Happy to see MSL going to Sochi, should have been a lock. Well deserved!

    As for Buffalo tonight, Kassian is a must, Scott is liable to start shit any game and I’m afraid Chris Neil/Zach Smith are not in the same class. Scott was harrassing Crosby and Engelland had to step in, no Scott didnt hurt Sid, they just got some shoves in but you never know it can escalate. We need Kassian just incase Scott starts taking liberties on our guys.

    Who comes out you ask? Condra or Greening…

    • PageauPageauPageau

      Are you seriously suggesting removing Condra for Kassian… or are you just trolling? Condra has been one of the only players on our team this year who has been able to consistently demonstrate he is worthy of a roster spot.

      • NickofTime

        Yet he gets some of the fewest minutes, Condra is very overrated on these boards & he is easily replaced. I was hoping both Kassian & Stone would dress tonight & both Conacher & Condra would be replaced.

    • cc

      There is no need to dress him. J.Scott is already on a short leash, if no one is willing to drop the gloves, there won’t be a fight. Keep Kassian out..

    • not YOUR wingman

      nobody asked

    • MoeDozer

      i wouldnt stress about the ~5mins of ice time that bum will get. not saying guys like neil smith greening or even cowen can take him on..but i can guarantee you none of them are scared of him.

      the league needs to enforce a rule against the stupid “staged” fights. they only kill time and bring no momentum. the fights usualy last under 10 seconds since both fighters are usually cold and so damn big and they usually skate no better than a 6 year old.

  • SensChirp

    Vote carefully. I assume Bryan will be using the result of this poll to make his final decision on who to target.

    • sprucesens

      tough poll, because it depends on what we have to send. If the pieces are identical in each, I guess its more even keel

    • Cicero

      Especially since you’re already the go-to for shootout picks.

  • cc

    Glad to see that Mac decided to continue with the winning line up and kept J.Scott’s dance partner as a healthy scratch. I really dislike him, he’s a goon.

  • Roar…

    Indeed. S.C. I suggest you add to your post today and pass on your congrats to Martin St.Louis as well. It’s much deserved and I know we’re all on the same page about him deserving to be there.

    • SensChirp

      Glad to see they made the right choice! St. Louis is gonna be all fired up.

      • Geoff

        Just in time against the Leafs!

  • MethotToMyMadness

    St. Louis is the replacement. I’m happy with that.

  • Kevin

    IMO the Sens need a left shooting forward so of the list Matt Moulson or Mike Cammalleri. What I would rather see is a trade for an up and coming left shooting winger with size speed and skill (Evander Kane?). I would make available any combination of Michalek, Dacosta ,Pageau, Prince, Hoffman,Puemple, Weircioch.

    • not YOUR wingman

      HA – ALL of those players won’t get you Kane.
      Winnipeg will get something like Turris and Stone (here or elsewhere) for him

      • Kevin

        Not Kane specifically, but some with the potential to become a similar player. Throw Spezza into my list of tradeables if it will help long term

    • sprucesens

      man, I had terrible dream last night that oilers acquired kane for F all. similar to the types of players they have traded away already. And somehow nobody made much of a stink over it, because they never noticed that the jets traded kane. They just saw the first names from the oilers, and never finished reading because it was a nothing trade. lol.

  • RUSH RLZ

    Theses guys all have similar stats and are all too old. Given the choices though I would lean toward Parenteau or Moulson out of the four…

    I hope for two things though 1) that this is not a ‘let’s make the playoffs’ band-aid rather that we look at someone we want to keep around for The Run over the next couple seasons and 2) that we would consider paying more for someone ‘better’ and younger if that better suits our long time plans.

    I trust BM and the staff, I hope whenever the time is right, now, trade deadline, free agency or draft that they will do whatever they need to do, no matter how enourmous or not, to get us the additional Dman and top forward that we need to bring us to the next level the next season and the season after that…

    Chirp – why was Vanek not on your list?

    • Millennium

      I would assume the list is names that have actually been linked to Ottawa in rumours (although I haven’t heard anything about Cammalleri)

    • Sensnation

      I’m not sure BM sees the Dman need a lot of fans do. Depth wise we have plenty, so as long as they keep progressing this year we should have a stable d core next year.

  • the dude

    Apparently EDM on verge of trading Sam Gagner to LA for Kyle Clifford

    • FBP

      This can’t be for real. 5 points in 48 games Kyle Clifford? They would need to get some skill and probably salary back.

      • Sensnation

        We should be able to get him for Greening then ;)

      • the dude

        Yea, I’m guessing there’s more to it than just Clifford.

  • cc

    because that helps them with their D issues…

    sort of kidding, adding size is a must… I see EDM winning this one if it goes down.

  • NickofTime

    I wouldn’t mind seeing BM go after Drew Stafford either, he is a former 30 goal scorer who seems to be getting his groove back & has everything the Sens need in size, grit, can fight, defensively responsible, can play on any line & can score.

  • Tcharger – Ryan-For-51

    Is anyone else not getting notified of new posts?

    • SensChirp

      Yup, having that issue as well. That would be something on the Disqus end. Hopefully it’s fixed shortly.

  • Conor_smythe

    LMAO

    I wish BM was allowed to do things…

    http://capgeek.com/armchair-gm/roster/4579

    • Sensnation

      I’d like this team to add Vanek too, just not at the price being discussed in trade nor for his next contract.

    • Geoff

      That is just a sick, SICK lineup!!

    • RUSH RLZ

      Murray you FOOL! We need a defenseman.. a DEFENSEMAN!

      • runningbear1974

        Our defense is good, they just need more experience… We need the young guys to get more experience, and we need the old guys to sit out…

        • SenaTHOR

          I agree. Let the young develop. We are NOT winning the cup this year I can guar-un-teeee.

      • Conor_smythe

        there’s not very much poachable defensive talent this year..and not many rumors to work with either

        take what we can get this year, look for defenseman next year

  • Zelle

    Loving these lines. It took more than half the season but I feel like the coach can now confidently roll four lines for a solid, hard fought game. Finding these lines through the juggling may have hurt our chances of making the playoffs this season, but it positions us very well for the future.

    • Sensnation

      I think Conacher is the reason they took so long to get to this, they’ve been trying to force him in the top 6-9 most of the season. Great work ethic, results are just rarely there. A scoring 4th line with Da Costa is a good idea, but very small.

      • Zelle

        This could be true, although he did work out with Zbad as well. I think he can be an asset to anyone looking for a puck battler or screen. The big thing he needs to work on is his entry with the puck, that might results in more goals.

      • runningbear1974

        Yeah, I don’t agree there… Conacher has been a strong player for us, and consistently so… Some other bigger named players were playing very inconsistently, and in my opinion that was the problem…

        • Sensnation

          Look at his point totals per ice time, some of the lowest on the team. Consistently not scoring is what he’s done all season! He was supposed to be an offensive weapon, that’s the only reason he was the return for Bishop. Not because he could play a smaller version of Condra or Greening.

          • runningbear1974

            Yeah, and he has a plus record… He does tons that doesn’t get noticed… Always hustles, always goes to dirty areas… He creates a lot… He’s only in his 2nd year… Remember what Turris looked like 2 years ago… Look at him now…
            You can blame him if you want… Like I said, I blame the bigger named guys… And I mean the bigger named guys with a minus record…

          • Sensnation

            I’ve always said he’s all heart, but that’s all he is.

            Drop the Turris comparison please, they aren’t even close to the same level of skill.

          • runningbear1974

            I agree that he doesn’t compare to Turris, but I have Turris in the same category as Yzerman and Sakic…
            I meant he will probably improve a lot in the next couple of years…

          • Zelle

            I compare the sentiment against Conacher to the sentiment against Turris last season and the one before. Despite their hard work and dedication the production wasn’t there. Let’s also not forget Turris was paired with Alfie.

  • Sensnation

    Big game tonight! Agree with Chirp about it being a game the team should win. Big 2 points that we can’t afford to leave on the table. No excuses for anything less!

    GO SENS GO!!!

  • Geoff

    Truly hope the St. Louis game is the beginning of a permanent momentum swing, which I just realized will come to a screeching halt thanks to the Olympics, a gong show in the works apparently.

    On a trading note, Moulson & Vanek’s price tag will be huge and I am not a fan of rentals for this season anyway. I think either Boyes or Stafford would make great additions and more realistic ones in my view. Either way, it would also seem like there may be some jitters about screwing around with team chemistry.

    • Laurence Babchyuk

      They need consistency, since Spezza’s return they are back on the win one lose one horsey.

      It’s a good team to do a streak though. Let’s win this before Phillips returns and we have the nightmare duo of doom ( Spezza + Philips )

  • Andrews theory

    A couple pre-game thoughts

    1) I think the Turris lined got jinxed a few games ago with the notion of them becoming the first line in the NHL to have all three guys with 20 goals. Just let these guys play…. I think the elevated expectations on them have become a bit over the top given that none of them have ever been top line guys with the exception of spot duty.

    2) I think there is far too much focus on who is line 1, 2,3,4. The team has 12 forwards, deploy them as needed. In all honesty we don’t have a genuine top line, what we do have is 4 lines that can be the difference maker on any given night and if we get into the playoffs that’s alright by me.

    3) refs aside, hoping the boys can cut way back on the penalties and continue their impressive pp on the road.

    All hail Karlsson

  • Zelle

    Not related to the game per say, but I got some tickets to this game that came with the heritage jersey package for Christmas. I was planning on going alone, so I have an extra ticket if anyone is interested. It’s in the 300 section… the tickets are at home and I can’t remember the exact seats.

    • Andrews theory

      Are you a super hot chick?

      • Zelle

        lol… I’m a girl, but I don’t consider myself super hot, sorry.

        • Andrews theory

          Ha I actually figured you were a dude and was being a dufus.

          Have fun at the game, I’m sure there are lots of people interested in going.
          ;-)

          • FBP

            WINK

          • Zelle

            Oh xD well this is the internet so I was like ‘figures’ haha. Maybe! Whether or not someone wants a free ticket is fine with me cause I’ll still be going.

          • Sens-fan-in-mtl

            too bad i am in Montreal, i would absolutely take you up on that offer, I imagine you will be getting a lot of interest from others anyway.

          • The Apostle

            I’m already going although I’m tempted to sit next to you rather than my friend.

            Of course he might have the same idea, if there’s an empty seat next to me I’ll know what he’s done.

          • Zelle

            lol that would be funny.

    • Miguel

      thanks for the offer Zelle I too am already there, but would take up the offer if I did not have the ticket, nevertheless we will be together cheering out Sens!
      Go Sens Go!!!!

  • Andrews theory

    Congrats to Martin St Louis….his speed on the big ice will be a factor if he gets playing time.

    Go Canada Go!

  • Dez Bryant

    Hey Chirp, Correction, Buffalo beat us once before in the shoot-outs so this is the fourth installment between the two teams.

  • EHMatt

    I liked the idea that Steve Warne threw out there on TGOR this morning. He suggested trading Cowen for Tyler Myers and Matt Moulson. Personally I’d probably rather have Ehrhoff, but it’s a fairly good trade and a win if you can sign Matt Moulson and rehabilitate Myers’ career.

    • sprucesens

      yeah, they would want way more than just cowen for those 2

      • EHMatt

        I would imagine so as well. Maybe just a pick in this year’s draft. I’m thinking that would do it considering how much Tim Murray loves Cowen’s potential. Plus Moulson is just a rental until he is signed. So that’s why you take Myers as well. It dumps a contract that Tim probably doesn’t want.

    • Dirk-Diggler

      I’d love Myers. He’s big and a great skater. Him paired with Karlsson would be deadly. I hate giving up on Cowen though.

      What about something like Weircoch, 2015 2nd, Stone and Prince for Myers?

      • LeafsSux

        You forgot to add the kitchen sink..

      • SENSsmile

        Sarcasm?

    • Sensnation

      Myers is having more problems than Cowen, why in the world would the sens do that? Giving up on Cowen now would be a move to regret.

    • Engin Sezerman

      Considering how much undeserved crap Cowen is getting. Fans would give Myers the same amount to Myers since the media and fans don’t like big 6’4 and over d-man.

    • Alcatraz

      Not a bad idea to be honest. Myers is awful but so is Cowen lol

      Fun stat for the day. Every single Ottawa Senator defensemen sees their puck posessions stats rise when not paired with Cowen. EVERY SINGLE ONE. LOL

      That means Cowen makes everyone worse by being their partner

      Potential or not, thats ridiculous, and I’m tired of hinging my hopes on potential when its not here yet and his impact is that profound

      • Sensnation

        Top 2 dman minutes, playing against other teams top guys, that’s so useless! Get me another Corvo please!

      • Miguel

        how can anyone argue this fact backed comment?
        it is bang on, and backed by fact, even without the fact anyone watching can tell that anyone with Cowen seems to struggle, even Karlsson.
        Whatever the issue may be…inexperience, injury, lack of skill, bottom line is that he along with Phillips hurts us when they are in the lineup.
        I truly hop the days of sitting Gryba and PW are over

  • Dez Bryant

    Any one else happy that Chara isnt playing this weekend.

  • NickofTime

    Listening to Kypreos during one of the breaks talk about Ottawa still losing money & how all those television deals is still not going to be enough to pay his bills is a little concerning. Before people begin to start knocking Kypreos down keep in mind that he is better connected than any of you. Melnyk has financial problems, it`s been well documented whether you believe it or not & it may be the biggest reason deals are not made & players don`t want to come here.

    One or two more quality players could take this team over the hump but this financial death grip around BM`s neck is killing any chance of improving the team. They have the cap space, they have the assets if managed properly & they know which areas need to be upgraded. They just need the financial death grip to be removed to move ahead with improving this roster & only the owner can do that at this time, it rests with him whether this team improves or not.

    • Sensnation

      Welcome to Ottawa Nick, where a budget is a reality. Not sure how or why this suprises fans. The team was almost lost before Melnyk, and bankrupt before that. Have you guys not been around for the last 2 decades, this is a SMALL MARKET! As much as fans want to pretend they are owed a cap ceiling team, we are not and we do not generate enough yet to sustain that.

    • CohMa

      You also have to realize Kypreos works for Sportsnet and the Sens just signed with TSN over Sportsnet for the regional rights….

      • KJ

        Has anyone not heard the interview with Cyril Leeder on the team 1200 recently after the TSN deal was signed? I would believe him before anyone else, and he has been with Sens since the start. He basically indicated the deal would greatly help with player management and other areas. I would not be surprised if Melnyk is still looking at other revenue streams as well though.

    • CUP 2014-15

      No matter how much that Sens hating putz knows, math is pretty straight forward. This team is seeing a net gain of some 20+ mill per and unless Euge is underestimating team losses at 10M. This team is fine. He hates the Sens and will do anything to stir the pot. Screw him and his never ending negative take on our team.

    • Alcatraz

      Also keep in mind it could be Kypreos talking on behlaf of Rogers who were outbid for the rights.

      Sounds a lot like “Will you be my girlfriend? *No* “Well I never liked you anyways!”

    • FBP

      Melnyk: ‘We’re losing 10 million dollars a year”
      League signs huge national TV deal
      Team signs huge local TV deal
      Yearly team profits up by at least 30 million as a result
      Melnyk: C.R.E.A.M – Casino – Sends e-mail to Kypreos
      Kypreos – Ottawa still losing millions

      :/

      • Sensnation

        Profits could not go up by 30 million if he was losing 10 and the deals total UP TO 35 million. The team was not profitable before these deals.

        Why do we spend so much time whining about our team’s budget? This organization has always had one save for Melnyk’s initial “love me” splash. The Sens had a salary cap before the league did, it’s just how it is!

      • PraiseAlfie11

        I don’t think he ever said 10M a year. That number was total losses divided by years by the press.

        EM did state recently on 1200 (i think) that the lockout years hit really hard.

        Kypryos is relaying EM’s message: He wants a casino or other venue to increase profits. Nothing more to the story.

        • FBP

          Yeah and it doesn’t include debt interest, reduced revenue sharing or the now shitty dollar.

  • boom

    Mark Stone assigned to Binghamton, by the way…

  • CUP 2014-15

    Well, you have to feel for Stone. Hope he gets rolling in Bingo and gets another chance. Not real interested in any of the players above. I would rather see BM go off the board for someone younger and loaded with potential. Someone like Nino N.
    Picking the captain to keep it going tonight with a couple of more points, leading the team to a big two points. GSG

    • Engin Sezerman

      One of the big issues with Stone other than skating was his history of injuries. The that he was drafted, Stone was projected to go has a high as a late 2nd round pick. Injuries and illness made his stock value drop. Stone has to find a way to stay healthy or his chances of playing in the NHL or going next to nothing.

      • CUP 2014-15

        Yes I think everyone is aware of the crappy luck he has had since his 09-10 WHL season. Regardless, I still hope he gets rolling in Bingo and returns soon. As far as late 2nd, CSS had him ranked 74th among North American skaters prior to his wrist injury in Brandon, hardly anywhere near a 2nd. Lets also not forget our beloved ex captain who was always hurt. Never playing more then 58 games in a season from 97′-98′ through 99′-2000 when he returned to play 68 in 2001. His career has gone pretty well and I would not be turning my back on this kid too quickly. I don’t think he will come close to Alfie but he has huge upside, especially for a guy drafted 178th. Another great pick by the scouting team considering he only had 11 goals and 28 ttl pts his injury filled draft year and a 17 G and 39 Pt season the year prior.

  • MoeDozer

    Im personally glad stone is gone back down to bingo. yes i continue to have my doubts about him as much as he has improved big time, he still needs to improve his skating. he is the type of player that is either in a top 6 role or nothing. however if he can improve his skating, he can squeeze in a bottom 6 atleast.

    that being said, this should also give continued motivation for guys like puempel, hoffman, prince etc. to see a guy like da costa who worked his tail off in bingo and now is getting what could potentially be a full time gig. they know very well as soon as we he struggles or injuries hit us, the team will be looking to call one of them up.

    • Tcharger

      Agreed…I still am not sure I ever see Stone sticking in our top 6.

      • The Apostle

        Agreed, but I would look at it as a positive that a player like Stone couldn’t crack our top 6. he could be a useful addition on the “3rd line”.

    • Andrews theory

      He’ll get there…

      Look at the opportunities he’s getting when he plays, kid can score and those ops will start going in. He’s the only prospect in the pipe with size and skill.

      Patience..

  • LeafsSux

    This team needs to come out flying tonight and keep the momentum going! I can easily see a 5-1 shellacking tonight. Lets hope im right.. Go Sens Go!!

  • Tcharger

    Looks like a deal is close with Edm and LA…Gagner for Clifford.

    • Phoenix

      If thats the deal then Oilers management need to be shown the.

  • SenaTHOR

    I think Kypreos lost a few brain cells(which he could ill afford) when he was laying in the pool of his own blood. Not the sharpest tack!

  • sbs138

    I voted none of the above because I want a forward who can also play a 2-way game and I don’t know if any of the mentioned players would be considered that.

    • SenaTHOR

      Two way is the winning way!

      • Cicero

        Hemsky is a two-way player. When he gets hit, parts of him fly off in one direction and the rest in another.

    • Alcatraz

      Hemsky is actually an incredible 2 way player. He could easily do what Macarthur is currently doing, without the grittiness that macarthur embodies

      • FBP

        If Gagner for Clifford + is happening I really don’t understand why Hemsky for Greening isn’t happening.

      • Sensnation

        HELL NO!!! Come on man, 2 way player and Hemsky, I need to turn off the internet if we’re spreading this around.

        • Alcatraz

          Believe what you will, but Hemsky is a valuable player, he may not be the 80+ point guy he once was, but his trade value is low and he would be the best fit on our team IMO

          • Sensnation

            Wait which Hemsky are you talking about? The one in Edmonton has never put up 80 points or more in the NHL.

          • bluebuyyoo

            I worry about him being injury prone. He has only one 81 game season. All others are 71 and lower.

          • Sensnation

            He’s valuable for sure, and I’ve always wondered if he could click with Spezza, but his salary, pricetag, injury history and honestly not being a physical 2 way player, weigh heavily against him.

        • Alcatraz
  • Alcatraz

    Stat of the day which is utterly unbelievable….

    Through 54 games in the Western Conference, Ryan O’Reilly has yet to spend one second in the penalty box

    wow

    • Andrews theory

      I remember during his hold out their were a ton of people on this board going on about how he was way over rated and would never live up to his demands.

      Maybe Feaster wasn’t as stupid as everyone thought…

      • Sensnation

        Personally I’m on the fence. I know he’s only 23 and still growing, and I agree he’s a very good and skilled player, but 6.5mil?

        He makes as much as Erik Karlsson and has never approached a point per game!

    • Cicero

      He’s gotta keep an eye on Cyril and can’t do that from the hole. It’s not like hte warden’s gonna do anything man.

  • Andrews theory

    I’d take Hemsky out of that lot.. Cost would be low and putting him on a line with Spezza especially on the PP could have huge upside.

    To be fair he’s been saddled with Yakupov this year who apparently is not Nathan McKinnon…

    Top 6

    Ryan Turris MacArthur
    MM Spezza Hemsky

    That looks a shit ton more dangerous than it does now and if (big if) Hemsky returns to form he could easily be the straw that stirs the drink for Spezza and Milan.

    • Alcatraz

      Ryan-Turris-Macarthur
      Hemsky-Spezza-Zibanejad
      Michalek-Smith-Neil
      Greening-Da Costa-Condra

      • FuzzFace

        Don’t you mean:
        Ryan-Turris-Macarthur
        Hemsky-Spezza-Zibanejad
        Michalek-Smith-Neil
        Conacher-Da Costa-Condra ??

    • Tcharger – Ryan-For-51

      I’m really only interested in him if it is a straight swap for greening, or something to that affect.

      Then the risk becomes tolerable

    • Sensnation

      According to behind the net, Yakupov only played with Hemsky 20.8% of the time 5 on 5. Gagner (30.6%), Gordon (28.5%), Smith (25.1%), and Perron (22.6%) lead the charge.

    • sprucesens

      yeah, I would take hemsky. I’d even give 2 pieces of the lesser variety. Like adding ben blood or sdao or something like that, to greening, as they will never get a chance here, yet would be likely on the team next year in Edmonton. lol. Anyways, was just looking, and wow, gagner is overpaid. 4.8 and he has never hit 20 goals playing 1/2C. Yes, on a horrible team, but wow. Never even hit 50pts yet. Why is LA interested in him??
      We should swoop in and offer greening and wiercioch for toffoli! lol. Greening has almost the same stats and is bigger and hits, which LA loves. Dream on johnny….

  • sprucesens

    on hemsky, 475pts in 674 games in the nhl. For a 3rd round pick or greening+ a unknown defender, I would take the chance. He might get injured, but when he does play, he offers up a heck of a lot more than a lot of other players. And this is while he was on the oilers, who have been in the basement for the past 7 years. remember that.

    • Sensnation

      That’s the problem though, they want more. This is his 3rd deadline with Hemsky on the trade block, and asking price has been anywhere from 2nd rounder to more. It’s great we all want to dump our “garbage” for skilled players, but that’s why we are fans.

      At a 3rd round pick he makes sense. Convincing Edmonton is the issue.

      • Tcharger – Ryan-For-51

        Well… It’s the third deadline in a row… So obviously other gms tend to agree with the fans.

        I would guess that each season the coat becomes slightly less… I would also assume the amount people are willing to spend drops too. So likely end up at another stalemate

        • Sensnation

          I would say it’s more of a risk/reward scenario. 3rd round pick with his salary and injury history, his skill is worth the risk. At a 2nd round pick or pick plus prospect he has to stay healthy the rest of the year and produce to be worth it.

          Agreed he could very likely be stuck there through the end of the year if MacT doesn’t smarten up. But would you give up Michalek for a 3rd? Hemsky by all accounts is bettter offensively.

          • Tcharger

            If we are 100% certain that we aren’t signing him, depending on the 3rd, I would consider it.

            I doubt we send a pick though as the primary piece…I could see a Greening/Stone/Boro sorta combination though. Say two of them, or hell all three and get another piece back. I would be willing to still take a gamble on Klefbom, the kid has SO much talent, but again….injuries.

          • Sensnation

            I know there was Greening talk earlier in the season, not sure how much more was in on the deal. Boro is worth more to any sens fan than he is anywhere else, not sure his trade value would tip the scale.

            Really feels like a lot of uninspiring extra pieces floating around in the rumor mill. I hope BM grabs someone, but unless it’s totally off the board, I think we will be disappointed.

          • Tcharger

            Tend to agree about Boro, but I think he would fairly easily crack Edmontons D core next season. Stone, I don’t have any clue what his value is…Personally I find fans here(and other spots) give him WAY too much value.

            Thing is, Greening and Stone are sorta perceived as the types of players that Edm is after, Boro is a fairly tough stay at home D as well…so really all pieces that Edmonton would be interested in. Just not sure what they would be willing to part with.

          • Sensnation

            Agreed, if we could sell them on a package of fringe core players (Stone) or spare parts, it could help both teams. They need the bottom 6 and depth d that we have, but so hard to come to a common view on the value of those types of players.

          • Tcharger

            See but our fringe and theirs should be different(as embarrassing as that should be to them)

          • Sensnation

            Definitely, and that was meant as our players who are on the fringe of being core players, not fringe nhl players, just to clarify … though I guess stone is both right now lol.

            But yes, Edmonton is a mess that any fan could do a better job fixing than management has done for the last decade or so. And this is why we should be so happy as Sens fans. Tanking for the cup, can just turn into permanent tanking really fast.

          • sprucesens

            I doubt they give up on klefbom now. He was the only prospect in their system that had/has any value. now they can add nurse, and that’s it. The rest are already on the team

    • Andrews theory

      Last thing on the planet Edmonton should be looking for is picks…pretty sure they’ve tried that rout with three first overalls. They need guys with some NHL experience.

      This should be a pure hockey trade, player for player

    • Simple Jack

      I wouldnt give up greening for a soft one demensional player to play with spezza, just think how soft his line would be. Spezza line needs a bit of grit to dig the puck along the boards and to protect spezza.

      If your gonna give up greening than add stone and a defenceman for kane.

      True grit with soft hands.

      • Tcharger – Ryan-For-51

        There is absolutely zero chance Winnipeg would accept that. Well unless the defenceman is maybe ceci

      • sprucesens

        yeah, if you are going for a big splash, kane would be great, but the cost is exponentially higher, and far higher than what you posted. It would be zib, stone and puempel at a minimum. Similar to the ryan deal. We would maybe counter and keep zib, and throw in da costa and prince or something. But the value to us is to high for any of these players, and the risk involved for none of them panning out is too high for Winnipeg. would love to get kane, but its probably not in the cards. we made our play for ryan. But if there is a trade to be had, i’m sure murray will at least be in on it.

      • sprucesens

        greening is going to be passed by multiple players over the next year or 2. He just doesn’t have the hands for top 6, and even though he has a lot of hits, he isn’t exactly a feared player. If it was greening for hemsky, with a shot at resigning hemsky at a lower value, probably not much more than what we pay greening, maybe up to 4 max, we should easily make the deal. We have guys like stone, robinson, grant and so on that can come in and fill the void if we strictly need the size back.

        • Sensnation

          Greening is a combination of size, speed and enough puck skill to play on multiple lines. It’s a very rare combination. I agree we have depth, but come playoffs you need Greenings on the 3rd and 4th lines of your team, not Conachers.

          • CUP 2014-15

            Good point, he was one of our best players v Mtl last year as well as v NYR two years ago. I think if he had not signed the new contract there would be less negativity toward him.

          • Cicero

            Chiming in, since this is a long Greening sub….For me, the value of Greening lies in his north-south consistency, work along the boards and in the corners, and most of all his chemistry with 15 and 25. This line arguably does better than any other line at making sure their shift is spent in the opposing end. Greening is like a spellcaster that depletes the opponent’s energy, focus, and momentum.

          • sprucesens

            lol, love the spellcaster reference

          • sprucesens

            I’m not saying he doesn’t have a role on the team. yes he’s a decent 3rd or 4th liner. And come playoffs, he does have value. But i’m saying its worth the gamble on hemsky. Its harder to find an offensive talent like hemsky, than it is to find a 3rd4th line grinder. We have many talents in house that can probably come in and do a decent job in greening’s spot. Take grant for example. He could take that 4th line spot, and be great, i’m sure.

          • Sensnation

            Understood, and if we were talking about a different player not named Hemsky I may agree. I’d rather let Stone/Zibanejad get the minutes and grow this year instead of rolling dice on Hemsky. Unless the price is dirt cheap, 3rd round pick.

          • sprucesens

            yeah, but at this point, the pick value of greening is probably about the same. That’s why I inserted his name there. Also, i doubt we add another player unless we trade 1 or 2 D for picks, and the most likely on the chopping block on forward are probably greening, condra, and maybe conacher for a bigger return.

      • sprucesens

        greening is 1 dimensional too. Its just defensive. And he has his lapses. His only decent trait is he tends to hit a lot, but not very hard. He’s kind of in no man’s land as far as talent goes. Not great at anything, but acceptable for everything. He certainly isn’t a reliable scorer. And isn’t anywhere near our best defensive forward. So he is probably a replaceable piece. And if hemsky is the return, I think we would be better off. Even if he doesn’t resign with us. Makes a more permanent tryout spot for :stone, Hoffman, puempel, pageau, prince, lazar…and…. filatov??lol

  • cc

    recently read R.Callahan to Edmonton on a TSN forum, a move such as this would make a lot of sense for the Edmonton club. They definitely need to get some veterans in the room, add grit and teach their young guns to play 200 ft of the ice.

    • sprucesens

      its exactly what they need, however they wouldn’t trade for him unless he came with years attached. Especially if there is something the oil have to give up. If they could talk to the agent before hand, I imagine they would give up their first this year for him. But only if the contract is reasonable. Yeah, they might be giving up a stud defender which they need also, but by the time eklbad or whoever is ready to actually make an impact, hall and co will be re-upping or leaving. So they need to get better now.

    • Sensnation

      Agreed cc, he’d be the perfect leader for that team. Well worth the high salary he’s seeking for them, if they can get the right term length to still extend their current young stars down the road.

      • sprucesens

        they don’t have the pieces that they’d be willing to give up though. Unless rangers take gagner and maybe a pick or 2. It would be an upgrade for the oil, but take on salary. rangers get room, and spot filled back up with gagner, and a few picks for the loss of their captain. Could be like a 2nd,3rd,gagner for Callahan,4th

        • Sensnation

          Yes you are right, they have the pieces, just may not be willing to deal them at their current “desperation trade” market value. At some point they will have to move 1-2 of Eberle, RNH, Hall, Yakupov, Gagner. A top 6 requires more grit and veteran leadership.

          Impressive that they’ve already parted with Dubnyk, MPS and Cogliano, other 1st round picks. Their scouting and development departments were just off for close to a decade, and then they built from the front to back. They have deep d prospects right now though, but that won’t help for 3-5 years.

  • Moudy Mahfouz

    I have a bad feeling that the boys will play at the Sabres level tonight but then again everytime they meet it is a close game. Hoping for the 2 points! Detroit, Mtl, Toronto, Columbus, Philly better lose!

    • Cicero

      Me too! I am not even thinking about the Bruins and I hope none of the Sens are too. The Sabres are always tough. GSG!!!

  • Moudy Mahfouz

    And I feel like there will be a couple of “big” trades before tomorrows deadline. There have been minor swaps but I feel like something big is brewing around the NHL

    • Sensnation

      Agreed. Are any stations carrying a deadline day tomorrow?

      • Moudy Mahfouz

        If i am not mistaken, I heard the freeze begins at 3pm. So I am sure TSN and or spertsnet will be.

        • Sensnation

          Tim Murray just shot us all down in his interview. He says 90% of players’ value can only go up after the Olympics, leading up to the real deadline.

          • sprucesens

            yes, right now, teams only have 1 game left. Not many have 2 like us. The value to pay someone for the extra couple weeks isn’t there anymore. Not likely to be any deals now, unless the cost seems more fair now. sellers will want more as the actual deadline comes closer, whereas buyers will want to give less, because they get less term on the deal.

      • Phoenix

        Doubt it as its no different than the Christmas freeze. Now March 2nd is a different story.

  • Cicero

    Thank you for another poll, President Chrip. As of this writing, 21% are right, which is pretty good for sports fans.

  • Sensnation

    Good interview with Tim Murray on Team 1200 today

    http://proxy.autopod.ca/podcasts/chum/186/19541/hr1-2.mp3

  • Guest

    Fun fact: Da Costa’s head is exactly the same shape as Huell’s (Breaking Bad), but upside-down.

  • illdistrict

    Hey, anyone know who else has a shuttle bus besides the senate? Centertown prefered.

  • Tcharger – Ryan-For-51

    Guessing the arena is practically empty… Someone I know was just upgraded from high 300s to 100 level seats.

    Yikes

    • Tcharger – Ryan-For-51

      He just uploaded a video and it is a ghost town!

      • sprucesens

        i would go, but can’t afford plane tickets

      • Zelle

        Not too bad right now actually

  • sprucesens

    hmm. why are so many players out of buff’s line up? injuries? Myers foligno and omark are out… with enroth in net, due to back to back

  • luckan20

    Konopka and Leino take the places of Foligno and Omark respectively in the line combo. Do you think Kassian will be dressed to take care of Scott.

  • Aaron 2.0

    Gryba got away with a hold, which probably should have been an extened 5 on 3 for Buf. I wonder if something came of the reffing in the last few games. So, far I think we’re doing better with the zebras than Buf tonight.

    • Zelle

      It’s pretty even. They missed one both ways and some odd offside calls or non calls in my opinion.

  • luckan20

    Sloppy PP, but solid PK so far.

  • karlssens

    Zzzzzzzz

  • Aaron 2.0

    Generally, it looked like Ottawa thought they wouldn’t need to work hard to win this one. That was a disappointing period.

    • James0079

      Like usual, no surprises there!

      • Aaron 2.0

        Yeah, you just never know what to expect with these guys. The last game was so emotionally intense, i’m hoping that they will just need a little more time before they eventually get going. The last shift with the Smith line looked better.

        • James0079

          Did I forget to mention that not only is Buffalo the worst team in the league but they are playing their backup and missing three of their stars and they played the night before. Why do I have a bad feeling about this game for Ottawa? lol

        • James0079

          At least Washington, Detroit and the Islanders are currently losing. Montreal and Philly are winning. Maybe we can back our way into the playoffs hoping everyone around us starts to lose. I read a couple of times that Ottawa has one of the easier schedules post Olympics, does that mean we’re going to keep losing seeing as we always play to the level of our competition??? Sorry about the rant, okay I’m done now lol

  • luckan20

    I hope PM give earful to some of our top players.

  • H POTTER

    They better start playing here…they can’t seem to put a solid 60min efforts. I realize that they only match the intensity of the opposing team. Or rather the level of efficiency of the other team. It’s lime they don’t play their own style of hockey day in and day out. I guess it’s a fairly young group so we can’t really compare them to the much more mature teams out there. But I still think that a true identity is still missing for this team. They rarely dictate but rather feel the opponent and tend to chase the game. I yurts we have to be patient as chemistry has to build at some point and the identity will truly be revealed but as a fan it gets frustrating knowing the level of talent on our rosters
    Go Sens Go tonight

  • Moudy Mahfouz

    Decent start. Decided to change things up and put my Spezza Jersey on. Expect a big period

  • H POTTER

    Thank God for EK and Anderson cuz if not….the rest just didn’t show up. good strong play again with SDC…I’m starting to like him

  • Millennium

    Blew the lid right off that waterbottle

  • H POTTER

    Solid hit Cowen.nice

  • Moudy Mahfouz

    What a save by Enroth on Ryan

    • H POTTER

      Ryan had half the net open and threw it on Enroth

    • Hannibal

      He shot it into his pads

  • jasonontheoldsenschirp

    Da Costa has improved.

    • Millennium

      I would love to hear what they did to improve his presence so drastically since the preaseason.

    • Cicero

      EK had a few kind words for him after the goal :)

  • bluebuyyoo

    Too many guys trying to do too much on their own

    • xiorcal

      Was thinking the same thing. Plus Spezza looks like he is fighting the puck.

  • H POTTER

    So today ladies and gents we have the effertless #19 and not the offensive force…

  • Dr.Hockey

    I can hear every single syllable everyone on the ice says. Must be dead quiet in there

  • SENSible

    Very impressed with Gryba, I think after EK he is out best defenceman.

  • karlssens

    This teams lack of effort is so obvious.. Thought buffalo was just gunna roll over and die.

  • luckan20

    Another ineffective period. Karlsson’s goal was simply super. Enroth made some 2 or 3 key saves. I don’t like these one goal leads.

  • Cicero

    We won 8 of the last 10 faceoffs…much better. Greening leads all players w 5 hits (also 1 takeway).

  • Zelle

    Greening keeps making lazy and I’ll timed changes. It’s pissing me off.

  • jasonontheoldsenschirp

    Spezz is doing his thing.

    • Laurence Babchyuk

      Yes he’s doing his thing ! Bad zone coverage on sabres goal

  • Cicero

    Isoceles no goal!

  • Sensturion

    Every team we want to be losing tonight is winning…

  • Richard Gough

    When does the trade freeze start ?

    • Tcharger

      3 tomorrow i think

  • Richard Gough

    Hope Murray can pull a trade out of his hat before 3

  • Cicero

    Come on Sens! Be a little more hungry than the Sabres from here on out!

  • Laurence Babchyuk

    Dacosta with a sweet move

    • Cicero

      He’s fun to watch eh? He has an unteachable gift of ice-sense…a natural C.

    • Cicero

      I keep waiting for him to make a mistake so I can say, “Da Costa lot.” But I haven’t found one yet.

      • Laurence Babchyuk

        Lol

  • FistsofNeil25

    Why are we such a horrible defensive team??

    • Laurence Babchyuk

      Bad coverage uggg they were all collapsing cause Cowen when on EK side then EK was way to high

  • xiorcal

    when you play not to loose that’s what you get.

  • Tcharger

    Anderson is lost as soon as the puck goes behind the net

  • Aaron 2.0

    I’m not going to even comment how we got here, we need 2 points tonight. All of our competitors have or are doing well (save NYR).

    • Aaron 2.0

      Comment (above) from when BUF tied it, right before the system went down. We got our two points! Those were important ones! BOS will be tough, but at least they won’t have Chara. I think we have a good chance. Our team, with so few Olympic athletes should be focused, and hungry!

  • lbernier

    good news boys! Spezza is clicking with Michalek last few games !

    • Aaron 2.0

      It looks like they’re both moving much better out there compared to the beginning of the season. Especially true for Spezza. All of a sudden he can cut again. With his reach, that lateral movement is so key to his play-making.

    • Laurence Babchyuk

      I’d love it if spezza can get some consistency. It would bring more punch when the Turris line gets shut down. Now we need a third win in a row since all the teams around us are winning as well. I’m glad we got a win vs the worst team in the east

  • T K

    When the Sens acknowledged Tim Murray during the game, he didn’t move, he didn’t smile or react in any manner.

    He looked just like Grumpy Cat with glasses.

  • T K

    My only comment about the game was that it seemed like the Smith line spent a lot of time in the defensive zone tonight. Although they are the Sens’ usual post-goal-against line, I was surprised to see them on the ice after both goals given the consistent difficulty they were having in transitioning the play over to the offensive zone.

    Other than that, it was a nice quiet win with a slight bit of a nail bitter finish. Even when it got tied up, every one in the building knew that the Sens were going to pull off a win since Buffalo didn’t seem to have much energy despite their 2 goals.

  • Dirk-Diggler

    Let’s hope we can continue to roll on Saturday. This season is going to be a dog fight all the way to game 82 and I think with a little luck the Sens can grab the 3rd spot in our division. It’s obviously going to take a lot but I can see us putting together some wins and passing Det, Mtl and TO. It would be pretty sweet to be able to look down on all of them :)

    • PraiseAlfie11

      I’m thinking 2 spot myself :)

    • Laurence Babchyuk

      Well we need to start stringing games and not win one lose one. Yesterday was a win but they weren’t pesky. They were sloppy, but it was expected when you play vs a team like buffalo, you take things for granted.

  • PraiseAlfie11

    Anyone have a breakdown of the east teams and the number of olympians on each?

  • PraiseAlfie11

    Looking at the schedule, the sens actually seem to have a fairly easy remainder of the season. Saturday is their last game against Boston. After that, colorado, chicago, pens (1) are the only elite teams they face.

    Add to this that only 2 sens are working over the break and it looks good!

  • RUSH RLZ

    I’m not going to crap on the team after another W and a string of points but… I was really hoping that St Louis game would be a catalyst for us going forward, the jam, the intensity, the emotion… didn’t happen, at least not last night, we most often played like our la-dee-da old selves. Hope we can bring it against the dirty Bs, we’ll find out tomorrow!

    • aegiszx

      I agree that we should have rolled over the Sabres since they played the Pens the previous night and were embarrassed by Sid & Co. But give credit to the Sabres man, their new GM is a former Sens exec and was returning back for the first time, Enroth had a bad outing his previous game, and Ted Nolan was basically saying this was a statement game for the team before big changes were coming… Sens played well, but more importantly got the W, and have to put together a better performance against the Bs… in an afternoon game, ugh.

      • Zelle

        Bruins don’t play well in the afternoons either so at least there’s that.

    • CUP 2014-15

      I agree but I think we saw a very tired team last night, on both sides. Ottawa just played a highly emotional and hard fought game in T.O. on Sat. Played a great game in a tough building against a true contender in Pitt on Mon, go into St. Louis the next night and come back home with a win in a game that was physical and hard fought through overtime. According to the scribs they get stuck on the runway for hours in St Louis in the wee hours on Wed morn.

  • sbs138

    any Spezza, Milo or Andy bashers today?

    • Guest

      Yes, Now<s the perfect time to get rid of Michalek. It would be pretty hard to package Greening along with him due to his ridiculous contract, but that would be the Sens best option IMO. Michalek and Greening out!

    • Spoons

      Now is the best time to get rid of Michalek. Michalek and Greening are the only players with absolutely no hope on this team. A little hard to trade Greening though due to his ridiculous contract.

    • runningbear1974

      Any free agent we get would have to play better than Milo… Milo and Spezza are looking pretty awesome together…

    • Laurence Babchyuk

      Spezza will get bashed, he still is lazy. The difference was, yesterday he made the difference offensively (that is what he’s suppose to do) show me consistency Spezza your the captain. When he plays great he is an asset, keep in mind that it was buffalo. He needs to do that vs Boston and the next big games.
      Milo had a great game! I like Milo and he was the best player on that line yesterday. He was forechecking and backchecking like a mad man ( you need to do that when you play with Spezza). Just like Lecavalier needed Martin Stlouis to do all the hard work. And Andy, who ever bash on Andy I have two words for you… Martin Gerber

      • sben

        just yesterday spezza played well against st. louis. It is just consistency. That line the turris line and the smith line should stay together with the fourth line being switched up based on the team played against.

    • CUP 2014-15

      That’s two games in a row for that line. This is huge, we now have two lines that can score and SDC’s line has been very good. ( gotta think of a name for this line). The smith line has been great and getting better. Spezz and Milo make it all work, when their going this team becomes scary to play against.

    • Bob

      This is the issue with Spezza, we all know how well he CAN play, but it’s inconsistaint. When he’s not playing well, its really noticable. And who bashes Andy anyway..? More than “proved” his haters wrong. Teams Need a #1 and a backup, its just the way it goes.

  • Conor_smythe

    Just looking at the standings… That leafs game would have been huge.. instead of 10th and a point out of playoffs, we would be 8th and a point behind leafs for 7th, with a game in hand

    A lot hinges on our next 2 games/detroits next 3

    Ottawa faces Boston, then Detroit

    Detroit faces Tampa, Montreal, then Ottawa

    When the two teams meet, they will have played the same number of games. There’s a lot of possibilities, but its worth noting, Ottawa can do itself a huge favor by winning against Boston.

  • Spoons

    I like what I see in DaCosta! It’s hard not to create expectations though, like we did with poor poor Pageau.

    • Laurence Babchyuk

      Yeah Dacosta didn’t have a bad shift he was very good. I’d like to see
      Ryan-Turris-Mccarthur
      MM9-Zbad-Conacher
      Greening-Spezza-Dacosta
      Neil-smith-Condra

      That would balance it out. Zbad is to fast to play with Spezza and he was amazing as a center till Spezza came back and we had to break everything for him. If Spezza needs MM9 then do a switch with Greening. Other then that those are our best lines . 3 lines that can produce and a great checking line, Dacosta has the vision to play with Spezza.

      • cc

        no thank you.

    • aegiszx

      Pageau, Regin, LeClaire, etc…

      We’ve had expectations for SDC for years now… and maybe its starting to pay off.

  • Sensturion

    Anyone else having issues with the CBC Olympic website? Their online streams appear to be blocked from the majority of Canadians and I’d love to be watching the Opening Ceremonies right now…

  • cc

    So, any chance Regin see game time in Chicago? Is he a pick up simply if there is an injury during the playoff run?

  • Inquiring Mind
  • Zelle

    I have to say: what a game by Milo. He was buzzing all over the ice. My favorite players to watch last night were Turris who made many things happens and opened up plenty of opportunities for Bobby, DaCosta who just seemed to be making all the right plays and that feed to Karlsson was perfect, and Milo who just seemed to have an extra bounce in his step. Very clutch goal for the two points in regulation.

  • Inquiring Mind

    entertaining King Karl sequence here

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBogObh4n4c&feature=player_embedded

    and he’ll have SO MUCH MORE room to roam around in at the Olympics

    • cc

      Kudos for the post, for a second i thought he was going in for third attempt. K65 created 3 scoring chances out of thin air.

  • Zelle

    BTW who is the PP coach? Sens powerplay has been atrocious all season and it wasn’t any better last night.

    • sben

      I think it is Cameron but not sure.

  • Yukon Cornelius

    Apparently Andrew MacDonald just turned down an offer from the Islanders. With all of this talk about about needing another top 4D would you want Murray to trying to trade for him? http://islanderspointblank.com/islanders/andrew-macdonald-on-the-trading-block/

  • cc

    i thought Condra had a poor game last night, Almost cost the 4th line a goal against with an absolutely brutal clearing up center ice off his backhand. I’ll give in, it was an unlucky penalty at the end. Best players play mentality is gone, i didn’t think he should of been on the ice in the last minutes of the game.

  • esk

    if spezza and m9 can
    keep this up than Murray NEEDS to make a major move to solidify our holes.
    #stanleycupdreams