Game Day- Sens, Habs Renew Hostilities

SensChirp November 7, 2013 363
Game Day- Sens, Habs Renew Hostilities

On the heels of one of their better performances of the season in Columbus, the Ottawa Senators return home to play host to their first round opponents from last year’s playoffs.

While the Battle of Ontario has died off a little bit the past few seasons, the rivalry between these two teams is alive and well after the Senators handled the Canadiens with ease in last year’s playoffs.  On the ice, there is certainly a hatred building between the two teams and off the ice, the fan bases have never really got along.  And we know the two coaches don’t rispek each other one bit.


Based on some of the crowds we’ve seen at the Canadian Tire Centre so far this season, I’m a little nervous to see what tonight’s crowd will look like.  There’s no doubt this game is going to be a sellout but it’s the Sens fan/Habs fan split that might be an issue.  On a good night Montreal fans fill nearly half the seats.  Safe to say it could be more than 50% Habs fans in this one.

Score early and take the crowd out of it, I guess.

After Tuesday night’s win, Paul MacLean is expected to go with the same line up that had success in Columbus.  That would mean Patrick Wiercioch and Joe Corvo are healthy scratches on the back end while Erik Condra misses another game up front.  Here is how the Senators are expected to line up;

Greening-Spezza-Zibanejad
MacArthur-Turris-Ryan
Michalek-Smith-Neil
Kassian-Grant-Conacher

Cowen-Karlsson
Phillips-Gryba
Borowiecki-Methot

Puck drop is scheduled for just after 7:00 PM.

The Daily Chirp- Last week there were rumours that the Ottawa Senators and Florida Panthers were talking trade. Don’t know all the details and not really sure how serious those talks were but apparently one player the Sens like is Erik Gudbranson. Panthers may have asked about Craig Anderson. I assume that’s where the conversation ended. The good news is Mark Borowiecki has looked good on the blueline and maybe lessened the need to add a defenceman a little bit.

  • SenaWalrus

    Is Condra still injured or a healthy scratch?

    • SensChirp

      Still injured. Out for about a week.

  • my2sens

    Chirp – game is at 7PM no?

    Tell the Habs fans it’s at 7:30PM, but for Sens Fans at 7PM.

    See you there… go Sens go!!!!!!!

    • my2sens

      And Prust has an ‘upper body’ injury. Called scared shitless for calling The Stache a Fat Bug-eyed Walrus then having his team fail miserably and knowing he is going to get fed some fists by The Kassassin!

    • SensChirp

      Right you are. Thanks!

      • my2sens

        Chirp, do you have season tickets?

        • SensChirp

          Not this year. Have in the past but with a little one on the way ( in a week!), had to let ‘em go for at least a season.

          • my2sens

            Hey congrats on the new addition!

  • Johnny

    Here we go boys!

  • Doc

    If you’re a good friend like me, you’ll send that video of the line brawl to all your Habs fan buddies.

    It’s all about sharing, you know.

    • my2sens

      And while they are watching that video, grab their phones and replace their ringtones with the Pageau, Pageau, Pageaaaauuu! chant! :-)

      • Doc

        I usually just whisper it gently in their ear when they least expect it.

  • Alcatraz

    Completely understand Murray’s reluctance to trade Anderson. We are strong in net, removing one of the two kills that

    But I do propose:

    Anderson+Cowen

    for

    Gudbransson+Markstrom+Mathias

    • Guess Who

      Tim Thomas has always done well at the CTC (says he likes the lighting) and we don’t really need two young goalies. So substitute Markstrom for Thomas and have Lehner as the starter and Thomas as the backup. Oh, and forget about trading Cowen.

      • Terry

        I am not saying trade Anderson but if it were to happen I would prefer the Thomas & Gudbranson ( I know it’s probably spelt wrong ) over Markstrom, but if Cowen is thrown in the Sens better get a 1st back

    • The Apostle

      Anderson and Cowen isn’t enough to get Gudbranson, Markstrom and Mattias.

    • spezzerman

      in terms of average ice time, Gudbranson is the 5th most utilized dman on the FLORIDA PANTHERS, has 1 assist and is the worst plus/minus player on the team. I know plus/minus means squat but in comparison to your own team, when you are 5th in ice time, it is telling. If he was a Senator, we’d be calling him a bust and clamouring to trade him. He is young, he will improve and I’d like him on the Sens because of his pedigree alone; but he most certainly is not an upgrade over Cowen. No room for Mathias on this team now especially if the transformation of Zack Smith continues. Markstrom and Lehner would be ridiculous though

  • Miguel

    A tad nervous about tonights game.
    We have two teams that are under achieving, a MTL team that must still be embarrassed by the spring complete devastation.
    And we have a Sens team struggling early with some of the speedier teams. MTL has some serious speed, and our lineup tonight does not counter that very well.
    However if we can get the first goal and get a little bit of confidence, and hold them off we should be able to counter attack and get a few odd man chances against them.
    Really wish we could get Condra back for tonight and sit Kassian, as this would improve our team speed.
    Of course I will be at this game, as should every one of the Chirpers, along ith and everyone in Sens Army, to cheer on our boys, and to counter the expected numbers of Habs fans that will be there.
    Go Sens Go!!!!

  • Terry

    I have the feeling Ottawa will start the game with their legs under them. Saddens me that there is still that many tickets available.
    I think Spezza is going to have another big game. Ottawa can beat the Habs, they proved it last spring. They will need to continue the physical play to negate the speed of the Habs. And the defense needs to make smart, quick passes out of the zone to the forwards to counter the Habs’ speed. It should be an entertaining game to watch.

    Go Senators!!!

    • Miguel

      how on earth can there still be tickets available to the game tonight? This will be almost playoff like atmosphere, against a division rival where 4 points are critical!
      If you are even in the slighest a hockey fan, you have little excuses to not be at the game toinght!
      it is really a sad state when we have tickets available to a game like tonight, that will most likely be taken by Hab fans if we Sens fans do not support the team!

      • Terry

        I don’t know why there are still tickets. This is the exact type of game that makes me wish I lived in Ottawa instead of Calgary!!

  • ReleaseTheKarlsson

    I loved watching the Habs get handled in that line brawl, but my playoff moment was Game 4 when Conacher tied it up with 20 seconds left. Maybe it was because I was at that game, but that play, along with the OT winner in that game, were probably the craziest moments I’ve had watching a Sens game. Witnessing these 3 Habs fans in front of me, who were giving me the business all game while MTL was leading, slouch in their seats with every Sens goal, was so fulfilling.

  • boom

    Completely unrelated to today’s post, but I heard this mentioned last night, and thought it might interest those on both sides of the Spezza debate. (if you don’t know what the debate is, you probably are new to this site)

    Spezza:
    GP: 14
    Goals: 8
    Assists: 8
    Points: 16
    Plus/Minus: -3

    High Scoring Winger who we would all lave to have:
    GP: 16
    Goals: 9
    Assists: 5
    Points: 14
    Plus/Minus: -7

    Any guesses who the High Scoring Winger is? Must be an overrated bum like Spezza, eh?
    Or, and more likely, someone that any coach (and fan base) in the team would want on their team…

    • s3nsfan

      Patrick Kane,

      yeah he definitely is a bum lol

      That being said Kane has 6 GvA and 16 TkA
      Spezza is 15 GvA and 7Tka

      More to it than points. I love spezza and definitely think he is a top 10 centre in the league and i get what you’re saying but all elite players have their +’s and -’s, their good days and bad days.

    • MrSkullhead

      I would hate to have Kane on the Sens. One of my most hated players. The -7 is very fitting to how he plays.

      On the flip side to this convo, I’m a Spezza supporter.

    • spezzerman

      It is remarkable that Patrick Kane is one of only 2 minus players on the hawks (the other is a Brad Mills who has played 3 games) and he is a minus 7! How can that even happen?

  • MethotToMyMadness

    Posted on the other post just as Chirp published this one, so fitting. lol.

    Sens need to score first tonight, set the tone. Happy Gryba is in the lineup, it will force players to keep their heads on a swivel and not make suicide passes.

    Would have been nice to have JGP in the lineup, so Sens fans can drown out the Ole chants with Pageau chants. It’s still possible to use it, but it’s not the same when he’s not in the lineup.

    Gudbranson is a player I expected to see more from in Florida. Maybe he hasn’t been brought through the system well enough, but Florida has a knack for doing that to young players careers. He is only 21, so there is plenty of room to grow. But do we really need another 21 year old on our roster? I’d think they’d be going for pure top 4 experienced D, not another guy with less than 2 full NHL seasons under his belt.

  • Hax

    Looking at the big picture and the future, Sens can’t really trade Anderson until they’ve extended Lehner. If they trade Andy now then we’re going to pay through the nose (relatively) for Lehner. If we extend him soon when Anderson is still our #1 then we’ve got a chance to get a better deal.

    Not saying Anderson is “untradeable” but if I were Murray and leaning towards trading Anderson now rather than towards the end of his contract, I’d be trying to get Lehner inked to an extension first.

    • s3nsfan

      Completely agree, and man if they could ink Lehner to a 3/4 year deal then this summer that would definitely increase the potential for the Sens to trade anderson.
      Hopefully Andy can bring it, like last season after the injury, when he sees how Lehner has been playing and up his trade value.

      Side note RE: tonight’s game, could not be more stoked, first game of the season, i’ll be in attendance!!! And against the Habs at that.
      Go Sens Go

      • Tooks

        Your stoked now but wait till you get to CTC, there will be more Habs fans than Sens fans. Its gonna be brutal!

        • s3nsfan

          I’ll still be stoked, I’m a sens fan, I really don’t care how many Habs fans are in the house, same as how i cheer as loud as i can when I’m with my buddy and we’re the only ones in our sections cheering for the sens in montreal. My being a fan doesn’t change relative to the number of fans in the arena. I’m not a fence sitter/ fickle fan like some people are. I’m a solid sens fan through and through.

          • Tooks

            Well thats good for you I guess, you probably dont have kids and all, easier for you to yell and get into insult matches with the multitude of Habs scum that will be in our house tonight!

            Wether you want to admit it or not and having our lacklustre fan support, there will probably be more Habs fans tonight cheering on the Smurfs and thats never good, makes for a bad atmosphere.

  • sensfan4ever

    lets kick the Shatz out of montreal cry babies once again .
    time to turn the heat on boyssssssssss

    • s3nsfan

      I want to hear how the Senators showed the Habs no rispeck when we kick their ass all over the ice

  • Hax

    Not sure I understand the folks clamoring to trade Cowen. Yes he has struggled but a full season injured and missing camp sort of indicates why that may be. Plus he’s still young. He’s one of the last players I would give up on right now.

    • spezzerman

      100% agree. Fans giving up on Cowen already is just silly.

  • Hax

    Tough not to get excited for this game.

  • Tooks

    Anyone see this, quite interesting? did Karlsson really say that? Shows the respect the guy has. I always said they were pretty much equal but to have Karlsson come out and say that? Wow…

    Earlier today, Erik Karlsson gave a lovely quote on Ottawa radio, translated into French by Nicolas St-Pierre TVA sports and Ottawa’s 94.5 Radio station, talking about P.K. Subban: “Je ne peux pas détester quelqu’un qui est meilleur que moi” In English, that means what the title says: “I can not hate someone who is better than me. So Erik Karlsson knows how good P.K. Subban is, can we hire him as the coach?

    • FBP

      You’re… interesting.

      • Tooks

        You dont think what Karlsson said to be interesting? As a Sens fan, you should be like WTF? But instead you try and deflect the quote like it didnt exist, lol. Karlsson said it not me.

    • Hax

      Where’s that Eeyore guy when we need him?

    • sensfan4ever

      your a habs fan , your just in the closet …. still
      SHAME ON YOU

      and I was forgetting

      GET OUTTA HERE …Im sure Im not the only one who thinks this .
      get a life fooks

      • Tooks

        So are you even gonna talk about what Karlsson said? He did say it no? Its not me fool?

        • sensfan4ever

          you really have nothing better to do than to be the one with the stupid stupid QUOTES alll the time .

          get a life

          • Tooks

            Its a Karlsson quote, I didnt say it, he did. So whats wrong with posting it on here? AGAIN I REPEAT, KARLSSON SAID THIS.

          • Hax

            Yup but you gleefully posted it here with the sole intent of pissing off Sens fans.

          • Tooks

            And it fucking should, what I dont understand is why people just tend to ignore it, like he never said it. He did, now one can respect what Karlsson said (Like I did) and then theres the fans in denial that just brush it aside and pretend it never happened.

            Those types of fans is what is killing this fanbase. The delusional, “oh im sure he didnt mean it” fans.

          • Hax

            Correction – just because nobody wants to discuss it with YOU doesn’t mean nobody has an opinion about it.

          • Tooks

            Well then why are they on this blog… I posted Sens material to talk about and only thing I get is backlash…Kinda childish.

          • Hax

            Pot-Kettle dude. People are on the blog first and foremost to read what Chirp has to say. Secondly to make their own comments and thirdly to discuss Sens hockey with others.

            Your post was so blatantly designed to piss people off and make you the center of attention.

            If you really wanted to discuss it you wouldn’t have brought three bags of Cheetos and a couple of Pizza Pockets down to mom’s basement before you posted it so you could jump on every single response with your typical BS.

          • Alcatraz

            Karlsson said it and its obvious. Its from the Maclean school of speaking

            Subban is reigning Norris trophy therefore he is better than Karlsson

            Karlsson is trying to lure people into thinking he is not Karlsson of old. the whole “I’m not a God speech” and now this. He’s simply trying to deflect away from him

            No big deal in my eyes

          • Tooks

            Finally a well thought out post, I appreciate you taking 2 minutes out of your busy life to post that. Seems others have trouble putting a couple of sentences together regarding Sens related stuff on a Sens related blog…

            All they do is cry.

          • sensfan4ever

            we dont cry , we just sick of you Tookie

            SICK

            all we do is tend to be positive , when all you come up with are stupid quotes , you tend to start fires everywhere …. damn I call you a habsleaf fan , what the hell are you doing here ?

            feeling left out by people in Ottawa , actually cheering for the local team ?

            MOVE TO Kingston , youll be in the middle of the road for your two teams … maybe youll fit in … NOWHERE !!!!

          • sensfan4ever

            take note of this Chirp . PEOPLE are FED UP WITH THIS GUY

            Lose him

          • sensfan4ever

            I 2nd , and third this !!!

          • Robert Lepage

            Well, he actually said:
            ” I don’t hold a grudge against somebody who’s playing better than me”

            Quite a bit different than the “I don’t hate someone who’s better than me”.

          • senate19

            Yeah, that’s what I thought too – I think he meant or said “playing better than me”. Either way, it’s not true :)

          • Righteous Smoke

            I remember Tookie during last season when Karlsson wasn’t even playing,
            you were claiming that PK is just as good if not better than Karlsson(Totally not delusional atall),
            HAHAHA. So I figured you were posting this Karlsson comment to prove us
            all wrong… If Karlsson says it, it must be true! Lol
            In my opinion,
            true leaders and champions don’t claim to be better than other people,
            especially when your in the spotlight. If he would’ve said Screw PK, I’m
            so much better than him than you would be on here criticizing him for
            being a jerk…
            His comments just show how much character he has and I really hope he will be the next Captain after Spezza’s time is over

      • Tooks

        I thought I was a Leafs troll…make up your mind…:)

        • Doc

          Nope, just a kid with too much time on his hands and no clear pastime.

    • Doc

      There there, kiddo. Everything’s gonna be alright.

      • Tooks

        Nothing wrong here, I respect Karlsson even more now. Its the “real” Sens Fans that seem to have a problem.

        • Doc

          You’re as “real” as they get, huh?

          • Tooks

            No I’m just a realist.

          • SensChirp

            Nope. You’re just a jerk.

          • Doc

            Boom.

          • Tooks

            Wow nice personal attack. Of all people I thought you would be the last to say something like that, really promotes what were trying not to become as a community.

          • Doc

            Don’t play the all high and mighty game. The fact that the owner of the blog is tired of your BS should be a wake up call.

            But knowing how your little head works, you’ll keep being a dick to every poster and then cry wolf once more when someone calls you out.

            Bang up job, little one!

          • Tooks

            I dont attack anyone personally, thats just childish. I asked a question, a pretty valid one to boot, as this is all over the media now and in anticipation of tonights match, wanted to get some folks reaction to what they thought Karlsson said. Then all I get is childish answers that I’m a troll and whatnot, only one with balls was Alcatraz who gave me his opinions on the matter and it was great one too.

          • Doc

            Again, cut the bullshit. Someone copied your post on twitter that explained that you want to get reactions out of people. And you did attack other posters personally, so more BS on your part.

            Why is this happening only to you? Think about that for a sec. Why are you the only one that rubs everyone the wrong way? Must because you’re such a “realist”, right?

          • Tooks

            Show me where I insulted someone personally today…you guys are too funny….

          • Doc

            Didn’t say today, said you did.

            And thank you!

          • Righteous Smoke

            Again, you did say we all have no testicles today, except for Alcatraz of course…

          • spezzerman

            you called me a simpleton after one of my first posts here a couple years ago.

          • SensChirp

            Not to mention he has questioned the intelligence of the entire fan base three times today alone.

          • sensfan4ever

            get rid of him Chirp , please …

            look at us , we discussing THIS GUY AGAIN
            all because of what , because he his not getting any ?

            come on … get rid of him . account deleted

            lol

          • Righteous Smoke

            Dont attack anyone personnally? You just claimed Alcatraz is the only person on this site that has testicles…

          • Tooks

            So your saying being a women is an insult? I was simply being gender equal.

          • Righteous Smoke

            Ha Ha

          • SensChirp

            Ha. You really are one of a kind, Tooks.

          • senate19

            The whole thing is stemming from what I believe is a mis-quote – I don’t think Karlsson actually said Subban is better. He said he was playing better.

            And to Tookie’s credit, Subban is pretty awesome at the game of hockey.

          • sensfan4ever

            you just have to dig , that your not wanted

        • Liam Murphy

          According to Bruce Garrioch, this was the actual quote: “It’s fun to see someone else doing well as well and I don’t hold grudge to anyone that’s playing better than me.”

    • MikeS

      Actually said he doesnt hold a grudge vs someone playing better then him. Which is not hard to admit with the start he had.In a month he will be sooo far ahead of subban that no one will care anymore

    • s3nsfan

      Interesting no, smart yes. If he admits outwardly that he thinks Subban is better than him, there’s nothing left to say. He turned the media in the other direction cause now they have another story in asking Subban what he thinks leaving Karlsson alone.
      Ever think that Karlsson said it sarcastically knowing full well the media would run with it?

      Seems even fans took it hook, line …. and sinker!!! LOL

    • Ghost of Moose Vasko

      Meh – King Karl says that the defending Norris Trophy winner is the best D-Man in the league.

      He’s certainly working on getting the title back.

      • Tooks

        He’s certainly making a case for it, hope he takes it home again.

      • Doc

        Subban is a great player, but I don’t see how he would have gotten the Norris if Karlsson was healthy, as well as Letang, on a 82 game schedule.

        Pieces came together for him in a short season. Karlsson’s the real champ for sure.

    • Miguel

      ahhh the Tooks at his pot stirring best…
      yes interesting, and brilliant in the King Karls response.
      this comes across as very humble, and respectful, and will only endear the MTL media to him.
      It is a classy European response, and will allow the debating to go on with the fans on who we think is better, and deflect all away from him.
      I love him… not in the gay way though

  • Dante

    Make me proud boys. I’ve got a lot of folks in my office not so graciously predicting a Habs victory and would love nothing more to quietly walk in tomorrow in my Spezza jersey and basking in the joys of victory!

  • FBP

    I really really hope we keep it rolling tonight. I’d feel a lot better if we’re able to get consecutive wins under our belt.

    • Tooks

      I think we will, Lehner gives a good chance every night!

  • sensfan4ever

    this guy , tooks I recall him naming himself tookie , right ? why the hell does one change his name so often ? to try to be forgotten .

    we dont forget losers ( tookie ) we celebrate real SENATORS fans though !!

    suck it .

    • Hax

      Stop feeding the troll. Tookie/tooks doesn’t want to be forgotten. He wants to rile up people and get into debates. Just ignore the attention-starved jackass.

      • sensfan4ever

        CHIRP

        time to kick the loser outta here …

        • Mexican Baby Jesus

          Why would chirp kick him out…it gives hits and comments to the site

    • Tooks

      Cant take a name that is already in use. some fool wanted to be me I guess. I’m not trying to be forgotten, why the hell would I do that? LOL

    • Senator-Stanley

      Tookie aka “Tooks” can be over the top at times but actually raises more hockey points than most on this blog.
      Yes, he is opinionated and can come across as an idiot or argumentative but just because he can be critical of this team or certain players doesn’t make him a troll.
      I for one have had an argument or two with him in the past but at the same time I like a lot of his posts.
      If everybody on this site just agreed all the time it would be boring so I say THANK-YOU “Tooks” for your constructive comments.

      • Tooks

        Thats what I’m here for! I get that alot of people from the Sens fanbase dont have much hockey knowledge since they are pretty young still but somethimes its mindboggling what they DONT stand up for.

        • Doc

          Pretty young? Hahahaha…

          You’re 19, no? Such a vast experience you have… lol.

          • Tooks

            Shows how much you know.

          • Doc

            On the last site you slipped and told us your age. You’re either 19 or 20, so we know the basement-dweller image fits.

          • Tooks

            If it helps you sleep at night, sure.

  • Robert Cyr

    Hey Chirp,

    Any confirmation if Lineup will be the same as Columbus game, or will
    we see a different lineup ??

    GO SENS GO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Snoopy Senior

    • Hax

      Shawn McKenzie @ShawnMcKenzieSN 30m

      No lineup changes for the Sens. Lawson will back up Lehner.

      • Robert Cyr

        Thanks Hax !!

        Snoopy Senior

        • SensChirp

          Added to the post above, as well.

  • Hax

    Ian Mendes @ian_mendes 8m

    Therein says he has no bad feelings towards Paul MacLean after last year’s playoff battle. “I have a lot of respect for him.”

    ————

    I bet Tookie is rushing over to the Habs blog to post this and ask Habs fans “Wow guys what do you think that Therien actually respects MacLean? Isn’t that kooky and weird for him to say?”

    • sensfan4ever

      I like this Hax . Let it rip some more please .

      I think the troll does like always … gets a stupid quote out , then runs for mommies underpants !

      • Tooks

        Wow this one’s a keeper ladies!

    • Tooks

      Therrien didnt say Maclean was better than him.

      • Hax

        Neither did Karlsson – he said Subban has played better than him. Not the issue anyway. The topic at hand is your motivation behind most of posts. It’s not “discussion” or anything with “fan” in it – it’s your desire for attention. So since that’s what you want, I’ll stop responding.

        • Tooks

          Well I’m only going by what the Twitter feed said and it specifically said “I can not hate someone who is better than me”.

          And thats what it says everywhere, so ya, he did say it, like it or not Hax.

          • Hax

            No that’s just the translation of a translation. Two other posters here have confirmed what he actually said so until I can hear the audio myself I’ll go by two posters. Thanks for playing.

          • Alcatraz

            Tooks, I’m pretty sure he said “I can’t hate someone who is playing better than me” as well. Anyways thats the Tweet I saw.

          • Jacques

            Well Subban isn’t better than Karlsson anybody who watches hockey can see that. So who cares what Karlsson decides to say, the guy is the closest thing to Bobby Orr when he’s at 100 percent. He’ll out score Subban by 20 points by season’a end.

  • MikeS

    quick, name the 3 teams with 3 players in the top 25 in scoring

    • MethotToMyMadness

      Ummm Pitts, Tampa and SJ?

      Edit: Maybe NYI

    • spezzerman

      Ottawa, Anaheim and…San Jose?

    • s3nsfan

      There’s only 1 team with 4 players in top 30….anyone?

    • Doc

      The only team with 4 is Ottawa.

    • Hax

      This is encouraging for sure since we spent all last season having trouble scoring.

      Our problem this year has been team defense and play in our own end. It’s improving but hopefully we can get closer to where we were last year but keep the scoring.

      • MikeS

        Totally agree. I was optimistic about sens scoring increasing this year, but really surprised with the horrid defensive play

    • MikeS

      teams were nyi, sjs and ott. And yes ottawa has 4

  • sensfan4ever

    Haha , tooks , tookie , whatever

    • Senator-Stanley

      great hockey post! Very informative

  • SensChirp

    In one of those moods today eh Tooks? Consider this your one warning.

    • s3nsfan

      Wow chirp, you must be feeling generous with the new one on the way and your ability to pick up Jumbo Joe in the draft today. lol

    • spezzerman

      oh please…

    • Doc

      Chirp, serious question. Are there any plans for an ignore function? Would fix our little “problem” pretty easily.

      • mr.slapshot

        Pretty sure if something gets enough down votes it disappears.

        • SensChirp

          Think it has to be “flagged” for that to happen.

    • Tooks

      I’m being defended by folks and your giving me a warning?!?!

      • SensChirp

        That is correct. My house. My rules.

        • Doc

          Boom. (twice now!)

        • Tooks

          Fair enough then.

  • Alcatraz

    I’m actually gunna defend Tookie here lol

    Everyone gets their panty up in a bunch when he posts. Its identical to why Ottawa get so many penalties. The refs know we are undisciplined. So if there is a scrum and Neil is involved, he will be called for roughing. plain and Simple.

    Tookie posts, and people just think he is out to start shit. Sure he posts controversial stuff, but people on here react to who is posting more so than what is being posted
    If Subban made that comment about Karlsson, we would all be like “Yo, Karlsson is the best, man, MVP!! Even last year’s Norris knows he woudn’t have won it if Karlsson was healthy!!!”

    Tookie tries to swing the pendalem from homer fan to non bias fan too much, somewhere there should be a happy medium.

    Consider two ends of spectrum:

    1- Tookie, Sens can do no right, every team is better, we overachieve
    2- Hax, Sens can do no wrong, each prospect can score 20+ goals and there is a justifiable excuse for every loss

    Its what makes these boards so interactive

    • sensfan4ever

      nope , fooks is just posting some stupid quotes , and his “ANAL”ysis about the quote , wich is always a thurd , like always ….

      what do we expect ….

    • spezzerman

      Neither adds much to a conversation. At least Hax believes what he says vs just saying whatever to get a reaction. Tookie has admitted this. He adds nothing when it isn’t authentic.

    • Senator-Stanley

      Great post.

    • Hax

      On his good days Tookie is the “realistic/impartial” poster and that’s fine. But on days like today he’s just trying to start shit. Or even if his initial post was well intentioned and folks over-reacted due to who he is (valid point) he immediately switches to “poke-the-bear” mode.

      And while I’m certainly 100% supportive of the team I don’t agree with the suggestion that I over-value everyone on the team. Nor do I make excuses for every loss. I’m happy to be the poster boy for “total homer fan” but I don’t ignore mistakes or problems with the team.

      • Alcatraz

        Tongue in cheek Hax cummon now!

        • Hax

          I didn’t take offense or anything and it’s pretty much true how you posted it. BTW I think Prince will score 20 next season and Ceci will win the Norris.

          • Alcatraz

            How bout we start Ceci with Calder

          • Doc

            Can’t hold him down like that!

          • Hax

            Just trying to be realistic. We all know Stone is going to win the Calder.

          • Alcatraz

            Touche. Forgot about his 30 goal breakout

    • Tooks

      Thanks Alc, glad to see someone has a level head. Thats why I posted that article, I wanted to discuss about it, then Hax mention, what Karlsson says might be different than what I posted from Twitter, well then good, thats what I wanted…a discussion about what he said, not some kids (Sensfan4ever) trying to be funny in using body parts in every reply…

    • my2sens

      You know truthfully, whether he is right or wrong, out to lunch, at lunch, in the shitter… whatever… he sparks a lot of debate and does provide some useful and intelligent commentary at times.

      SC would be significantly quieter without him here.

      • Tooks

        I’m glad you see it that way.

  • spezzerman

    THIS JUST IN!! SIDNEY CROSBY HAS NOT DECLARED HIMSELF THE BEST PLAYER IN THE LEAGUE, YET HE REMAINS THE BEST PLAYER IN THE LEAGUE

  • Hax

    Hab games (and Leaf games even more) at CTC are a gamble. If the Sens lose it’s just about the worst experience ever having to watch rival fans celebrate in our own barn and chirp and generally make asses of themselves. If the Sens win it’s the opposite. You get to watch the obnoxious rival fans slink out of the building with their tails between their legs and there can be fun had by rubbing it in.

    No denying that those two teams tend to have more/louder fans at CTC than we do – especially during the regular season. In time we can turn the tide so it’s not so bad but it’s tough. Ottawa is much smaller in population, these two original six teams have fans in every city, tickets in Montreal and Toronto are hard to come by … it all adds up to these fans snapping up CTC tickets to see their team.

    • Peluso

      There is no such thing as “Original 6″. How the fuck were the Ottawa Senators part of the original 4 teams in the NHL, and there is still a term called “Original 6″? What the hell does it even mean?

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Hockey_League#Early_years

      • Hax

        Okay yes, “original” is a misnomer. But whatever you want to label the six teams that have been in the NHL the longest without interruption.

    • Tooks

      Ya I agree with you Hax, it completely sucks when they drown you out and have more visiting fans than home fans but hopefully this will get better eventually.

  • Peluso

    Chirp, if this game sells out, I’ll buy you a beer. There will not be 19,153 in the crowd tonight. I wish there would be, but there won’t.

    For all of you “I’m-a-Sens-fan-unless-they-are-playing-the-Habs” boneheads, I hope you get a canker sore.

    Go fucking Sens.

    • Ghost of Moose Vasko

      Larry the Scalper told me that he just sold me the very LAST ticket to tonight’s game.

      Sooooo – it’s free beer for SensChirp

      • Peluso

        yeah? As they say “Always trust a scalper”.

      • Peluso

        Looks like Larry forgot about some seats.

  • Alcatraz

    I miust say today is the first day on the comment boards that rivals old site lol

  • Hax

    Strictly from an “atmosphere” perspective, the Sens should have called up Pageau and played him so fans can try to stifle the “ole” chant.

    • Doc

      Yeah, was saying the same to a colleague this morning. Ah well, should be a good one for sure!

      • Alcatraz

        Meh you can make that chant with anyone lol
        Ryyyyy-an ryyy-ann ryy-an ryan, Ryyyan Ryyyan

        • MikeS

          any 2 syllable name, but pageau just sounds the best imo

          • Doc

            Well, it’s the fact that he’s a local boy, french, and that MTL wanted to pick him we Ottawa ‘stole’ him a pick before. It all ties together so well!

  • Ghost of Moose Vasko

    Will Paul MacClone be sitting behind the Montreal bench again ?

  • Terry

    A little angst in here??
    I admit I don’t here every interview live because Alberta refuses to acknowledge The Senators till they come to play, but everyone needs to chill out. Does Ovechkin say he is better then Crosby? Does Stamkos say he is better then Toews? Does Brodeur say he is better the Roy? Good players and good people will always admit when another player is playing better on a given day. And at the start of the season Subban ( I Believe ) was leading the Defensemen in points. Now Karlsson has passed him and is leading in points and I believe EK65 is just getting to a point where he is looking comfortable out there. Maybe sticking with one partner and playing when 16-7-6 are on the ice helps.
    Cheer for the team you love and enjoy the potential of a great game and budding rivalry!!

    Just my opinion
    Go Senators!!

    • Tooks

      Cheers bro, well said!

  • John

    Tooks, get real man. Spewing mindless generally poorly thought out and illogical negative bullshit is far from playing devil’s advocate which is what you claim to do. What you do is more or less trolling. You seek the negative attention and that’s why when I briefly look over the comment section half of it is made up of you or responses to you. I’m not going to tell you how to spend your free time, but lets not pretend you have intentions other than stirring the pot. You’re basically just a long-term resident troll. I’m sure you joke with your buddies over coffee at how riled up you make the Senschirp board, possibly all Leaf fans lol.

    • MrSkullhead

      What the hell is this about?

      Tooks has been one of the few voices of reason on these boards.

      Who is this guy?

      Raise your Tookies!

      • MrSkullhead

        Wait, was this all about the Karlsson quote… I don’t understand how that got everyone upset.

        Tookie is wearing a scarlet letter on these boards now. Makes comment, burned at the stake.

        He has said much “worse.”

  • MethotToMyMadness

    I’d like to throw out a player I think Ottawa should go after, in the event that 9MM Is going the other way. Just bringing this up due to Chirps little rumour he mentioned. My thoughts go back to Phoenix, based on having the Brothers on one Team. If Ottawa was to deal 9MM, I can’t see Yandle being shipped out, and I don’t see another D I’d want the Sens to pickup.

    I’d like to see Ottawa try to snag Mikkel Boedker. I’ve been following this kid. Much like Turris, he was drafted in the 1st and started playing with the big club since his draft year in 2008, and was bobbled around a lot. He hasn’t hit major point production yet, but he’s finally showing some promise and he’s been consistently increasing production each season.

    I’d expect 9MM would be considered the bigger player in the deal, so for a guy like Boedker, the Sens may even get a pick in return. Not a high level, but any pick to add to the pile would be worth it.

    • Tooks

      Not sure about that, I doubt PHX would give up one of their best young prospects for an injury prone 6Mil player. Boedker has more pts than MM9 and is younger, has more potential and also costs less.

      We would have to give up more to get Boedker IMO.

      • MethotToMyMadness

        Boedker is younger and less expensive, main reason I’d want to see Ottawa go after him. Yes Michalek is older but that also brings more experience. Teams love proven point producers, especially a team like Phoenix who has started hot. When that happens, Teams often look to bolster the top line for the extra push down the stretch.

        Boedker and Michalek are only 1 point difference this season, so it wouldn’t be a point thing. Boedker hasn’t been playing on the top line, so they’d be swapping a 2nd liner for someone who has that 1st line experience, which Phoenix needs bad.

        Yes it would be at a cost to take on his salary but if Ottawa is moving 9MM anywhere this year, I would imagine they’d have to do something like Buffalo did with Vanek, covering a portion of his salary for the remainder of the year.

        It’s all just fun and games, but it’s something I’d like to see, if it was possible. I mean, who would have thought we’d be able to get Turris, and that happened.

        • Go Sens Go

          In theory that would be good as Michalek is often injured. We will still have to add some experienced players as well as our team is lacking experience.

  • Tooks

    Alright lets play the prediction game!
    I’ll go with 3-2 Ottawa.
    Spezza, Turris, Smith for OTT.
    Gallagher, Subban for MTL.

    • Pierre

      4-2 Ottawa

      Karlsson, Zibanejad, Ryan and Macarthur

    • Alcatraz

      Screw off Tookie your such a shit disturber, being positive and all picking Ottawa to win

      I see you predict Subban to score but not Karlsson, what the eff does that mean. Go Home

      • Jacques

        For Tooks everyone is a star till they don a Sens jersey. Was gonna take 5 pieces to get Ryan and now that he’s here, he can’t carry Kadri’s jock strap. Back in the closet with your Wendelll Clark jersey dude.

    • my2sens

      Only, as much as I can see Gallagher and Subban scoring, I really would hate to see them score.

    • sensfan4ever

      shitdisturber ?

      Id say he’s a piece of shit , not the disturber …
      let’s not get him wet guys .

    • Tooks

      Come on, it suddenly became a ghost blog up in here!

      • sensfan4ever

        your the ghost , a leaf fan ghost … bubbyeeeeeeee

        • boom

          Wow, you told him!

          • Tooks

            Shit, I got fucked up!

  • Pierre

    Love the new site Chirp!! Here’s to a great game tonight and hopefully we get on top. Is it me or are the Sens treading Spezza the same way they did Alfredsson? Let me explain the method to my madness. If you recall, Alfy mostly played on the 2nd line minus Spezza and Michalek and played with arguably mostly low end top six. I think this was done because Alfi always made other players play better. I thinks this also helped his overall game defensibly in my humble opinion. Is this what is happening to our captain? Will he learn to play with all types of players? Could be interesting.

    • Tooks

      Alfie only started playing 2nd line a few years ago, before that he was on a line with Spezza, Heatley. He got old, hence why the lack of minutes. Spezza seems to be the scapegoat when things arent going well, now that he is Captain, its magnified even more. I think Spezza should be on the top line or playing 1C minutes until he cant do it anymore, whoever plays on his wings dont matter, as we’ve seen in years past, he still produces high end numbers.

      I still think Ryan with Spezza is our ultimate goal but right now Ryan, Mac and Turris are playing great, cant break that up.

      • MrSkullhead

        My take on the Spezza thing is this:

        Spezza is talented enough that he can get results with whoever. So, you put him on the quasi 2nd line as his point totals won’t, or at least haven’t suffered.

        As for the Turris line, they work and as of now seem to need each other.

        This way, PMac is rolling two lines that can score. I think giving Spez’s Z-bad was a great move though and let’s not ever talk of that Neil experiment again.

        • Tooks

          But Neil scored!

          • MrSkullhead

            I was surprised he wasn’t offside.

      • Pierre

        I agree that Ryan, Mac and Turris are playing great, but what do we do with Spezza in the mean time? Keep trying these different Frankenstein lines every year?

        • Alcatraz

          Ottawa trades for Jagr at the deadline to play with Spezza. Book it!
          haha

        • Tooks

          Like Skullhead said, Spezza can play with basically anyone, I would love for him to ge a premium winger but his numbers have not faltered thus far while playing with struggling MM9 or Greening, Neil, Conacher, you name it.

          I think we keep the revolving door on the Spezza wings in hopes that Ryan eventually settles there. Or if we get a prized UFA winger or via trade to play with Spezza.

          I think thats what Maclean was trying to do by dropping Spezza on other lines, to give them a boost, not to criticise Spezza’s play, he’s over a PPG player right now.

  • matsoukas45

    anderson for Gudbranson for a future top 3 with Jam d man plus a local guy is fair value what do you think they will get for anderson

  • Senators Pundit

    So what he’s got respect for PK.

    As the poet says, a good King should respect his subjects.

  • boom

    Further to Took’s prediction:
    I’ll set the over-under at 7 minutes – for the 1st fight, and I will say under.
    What do you think?

    • Millennium

      Is Parros back yet? Because Prust is still out, so who else would drop the gloves?

      • Tooks

        White, Moen, maybe we see a Gallagher/Conacher throw down!

  • 65kwhissell19

    cant wait for the game tonight. hope I don’t miss to much off it. got to to a parent teacher interview grrr. but should be back just when it starts. I think the game breaker will be karlsson and turris.. turris did real good in the playoffs last year vs mtl. I think 4-3 Ottawa win.

  • Brian Garland

    I’ve learn a few things from this post.
    People still think we should trade Cowen, why?
    People still think Spezza is a dud, also why?
    Chirp can lay down the law
    Tooks is still a tool
    As for the game, it’s a sad sight when the CTC is packed with the wrong fans but if our boys do well out there it will take some of the sting away, so let’s worry about that for now. Seriously though, if I wasn’t living in Edmonton I would be there every single game in my Spezza jersey cheering until i lost my voice because ever since I saw my first Senators game ive been in love. I hope our fan problems a’re fixed but mostly I hope our boys continue in the right direction tonight.

    • Doc

      Here, here!

    • Millennium

      “People still think we should trade Cowen, why? ”

      Well, I certainly don’t think trading him would be smart because his value is not in line with his potential right now. And its far too soon to make that kind of judgement on his career. But he has been terrible, which is why his name keeps coming up when the team is losing. He has ONE less terrible game last game, but until we see any sustained improvement, he’s not anywhere near what he should be.

      • spezzerman

        where he should be or where you want him to be?
        His name came up after the islanders game when he had nothing to do with any goals against. No, he hasnt been very good but he has been better than a vet like Philips, and if Weir or Gryba had the same assignments, they wouldnt look any better based on what they’ve done this year. this young d group is going to go through struggles but fans should recognize it takes time.

        • Millennium

          I suspect there’s also probably some resentment in the fanbase due to the way his contract negotiations went down. He is probably seen negatively for that (rightly or wrongly). And because he ‘held out’ like that, his play is under a bigger microscope as well. He doesn’t have a lot of banked goodwill with the fans like some of the other struggling players seem to have.

          • spezzerman

            yeah I agree 100%. Technically all he did was refused to sign an 8 year contract though, which you can’t blame him for. Once they came down to 4 years he signed.

    • 65kwhissell19

      the fan base has beem the same as the last 3 years. only diffrents is there not giving as much free tickets away anymore. weaker teams have less fans comeing to our games. leafs,habs,pens,bruins, ect always sold out. plus our schedule has not been the best. now were at home for 5 strait lets hope we do better. mtl,phi,bruins should be sell outs. pathers and cbj are both early starts again 1 and 2 pm. and there not fan fav teams as well

  • SensChirp

    Just noticing a new feature in the Disqus platform that makes the comment section even more like a chat room. It tells you when someone is typing a reply to a particular post. Pretty cool, actually!

    • Doc

      Yeah saw that earlier!

  • Cronie

    Hope the boys keep rolling and let their confidence build.

    Love the new site Chirp and format. Fantastic community here.

    GO SENS GO!

    Oh and why all the hub-bub about King Karl’s quote about PK? Is it just me or is it possible that it was: 1) tongue-in-cheek? or 2) misprint?

  • NickofTime

    I really like the edge & grit that Borocop brings to the lineup something that neither Corvo or Wiercioch have although Wiercioch has the size to be a little meaner. It will be interesting to see how long Ottawa decides to carry 8 defencemen, maybe until Condra is ready to return.

    I wonder if an Anderson & Wiercioch for Gudbranson would work for both sides, Gudbrandson plays with the grit this team needs more of, he has the size, he will drop the gloves & has some offence to his game as well. He could be a Weber lite type of player. Could Ottawa ask Florida to expand that trade a little & also take Fleischmann off their hands. His name has been mentioned several times during the trade deadline & over the summer as a player who may be available. I would love to throw in Conacher, Condra, JOB & Filatov to the two above for Fleischmann & Gudbranson, Doubt Florida would do that since Fleischmann also leads the team in scoring but he has been rumoured to be available. Those two would certainly improve our team in a big way.

    • Deadly

      Let’s see…we could add daigle and Jarod Maidens also to really sweeten that deal. Now, a back up goalie or a starter for Binghamton.

  • Conor_smythe

    I would totally andersonforgudbranson.. I would andersonforgudbranson so hard
    I would take out my c*ck and andersonforgudbranson all over the ice

    Then I would CowenandconacherforYandle

    …biiiiig time!

    go sens

    • Conor_smythe

      …that was weird

  • FAB

    Montreal is a very short fuse away from a full scale riot. Therrien is
    public enemy #1 on talk radio as people choose sides in the Subban wars.
    I think Therrien is simply covering for some of his players who are fed
    up with PK.

    If you are bored listen to TSN 690. These are serious fans and they are doing some really huge howling over the use of Subban.

    I believe Montreal will deal him. This public fighting seems more by design than accident.

  • MikeS

    does anyone else feel like friedmen looks alot older this year?

  • T K

    This game couldn’t start fast enough. I can’t believe that people actually watch that Coronation Street crap. And watch it for decades….

  • Deadly

    The game is all about Lyden …

  • MikeS

    What an idiotic pass by cowen…..omg

  • MikeS

    My god, cowen with these suicide passes

  • Deadly

    Michel is biitching

    • yannrock

      As always! LOL

    • MikeS

      NO RISPEC

  • Aaron 2.0

    Very rough start for Cowen. Already put Karlsson and Turris in some impossible positions, and positioning is not good tonight. Habs speed seems to be giving him (and the team) some early problems…

  • Deadly

    The ice seems tilted.

  • Deadly

    Classless Gallagher

  • SensFanInMTL

    The feeling of losing to these guys pisses me off. Let’s get ‘em fellas, go Sens go!!

  • MikeS

    turris and cowen have been aweful tonight….

  • T K

    Sens keep passing to spots where there isn’t a friendly stick to take the pass

    • SensFanInMTL

      That has been a major factor for them this year. We could’ve had maybe 2 more wins had those turnovers been less than usual.

      • T K

        At least goal tending had been mostly solid

        • SensFanInMTL

          yeah they’re Puemping them in that’s for sure. Those 6-1 and 6-5 and 5-4 and 4-3 games really help pad stat totals.

  • SENSible

    Painful to watch for Sens fans

    • Conor_smythe

      speak for yourself!

    • yannrock

      Still 0-0 so far! No need to panic yet

  • jasonontheoldsenschirp

    We need to see more from Colin Greening tonight.

  • matsoukas45

    ottawa sucks tonight they are such a slow team,when they go up against a quick team they so how slow they are especially spezza they need to get rid of him he looks like he is a baby cause he is not the number 1 center

  • Aaron 2.0

    Absolutely unnecessary penalty by Spezza. Nice puck movement on Habs PP.

  • T K

    When Mtl comes to town, we should close all the bridges…

  • jasonontheoldsenschirp

    Bobby.

  • MikeS

    BOBBY!!!

  • T K

    Attaboy Bobby

  • aegiszx

    Carey Price? Meet Bobby Ryan.

  • Aaron 2.0

    Good screen by Turris there! We’re going to need that line at their best tonight.

  • jasonontheoldsenschirp

    The second line is too good. Nice feed by Mac, GOOD screen by Turris, and Bobby’s wrist shot is one of a kind. If we are to win this game though we’re going to need help from the other three lines. Turris’ line can’t do it every night.

  • Conor_smythe

    Conacher = all hustle, no bustle

    • jasonontheoldsenschirp

      Conacher = playing with Derek Grant and Matt Kassian.

      • Conor_smythe

        I wonder why

        • Conor_smythe

          its because he didnt do fuck all when he got gifted top line minutes with spezza

  • Jacques

    The Spezza line in its own end is brutal to watch.

    • SensFanInMTL

      On va gagner on va gagner on va gagner!!!!!

  • T K

    Betcha most of these bloody red fans normally cheer for the Sens. (Hypocrites!)

  • Jacques

    Love watching Ryan play.

  • SensFanInMTL

    Shit I was making food and missed both goals. I didn’t hear the goal horn on the first goal and became pissed! Then I heard Hughson announce goal, waited for the goal horn, heard it and became happy! WOOOO!! Go Sens go! Habs, mange ma marde!

    • Conor_smythe

      ya! wooo!

  • Aaron 2.0

    Looks like we’ve settled in a little bit after the Ryan goal. Liking our face-off percentage tonight.

  • MikeS

    lol subban

  • MikeS

    Did hughson just say that montreal has a far better FO % this game?

    • T K

      No, he said Sens

      • MikeS

        Lol….i thought he said the habs….I was like wtf

    • Aaron 2.0

      I think he said other way around. If he didn’t he meant to.

  • MikeS

    gallagher soooo goood

  • Conor_smythe

    maybe we can see an “actual” powerplay this time

    • Conor_smythe

      nope

  • MikeS

    We have phillips on the pp…..

    • Conor_smythe

      we have phillips on the roster….

    • Mexican Baby Jesus

      horrible at keeping the puck in

      • Conor_smythe

        …and out

  • Aaron 2.0

    I hate to say it, but right now those Spezza passes are just off, and dangerous. You can’t have him on the PP until he starts to feel out his game a little more, I think.

  • SensFanInMTL

    That powerplay…. Was extremely disturbing to watch.

  • Deadly

    Assuming that Matsoukas45 is waiting for another Habs goal.

  • SensFanInMTL

    Intermission with time to spare, was wondering what everyone was thinking about Chirp’s daily uh, Chirp. Interest in Gudbranson?

    • yannrock

      Too early in the season for a trade in my opinion. But if the defence does not improve by the 20 game mark, then that might be a good option

  • yannrock

    Sens need better execution and to be more physical if they want a chance in this one

  • karlssens

    At the game tonight.. Seems like another 50/50. Sens aren’t playing too bad though. Spezzas line is brutal in our zone tho

    • yannrock

      Agreed! I’m a little disappointed with the Spezza line today

  • jasonontheoldsenschirp

    I like Bryan Murray.

    • yannrock

      He’s a great GM

  • Conor_smythe

    Oh shit, Murray said it. Anderson won’t be traded until the offseason

    makes sense

    • yannrock

      Wish gamecenter live had the interview with BM. Oh well!

      • Conor_smythe

        not an exact quote but close. He basically said robyn is ready, itll be up to maclean what happens next season. plan for this season is andy and lehner, as is

  • Deadly

    Always have. Used to ref in Pembroke and Rockland and he always stood out as a mentor to young players.

  • Deadly

    Absolutely,we need Lawson in Bingo and there is no one else.

  • jasonontheoldsenschirp

    Sens need the other lines to contribute in the second. Habs are a good team, we need to everyone to play well. Not sure the line combos are conducive to success though. Don’t like what Mac has there.

  • jasonontheoldsenschirp

    Spezz is trying to do everything himself. All of his plays are ‘one and done’. He needs to use his teammates.

    • Conor_smythe

      ya! I hate when Spezza does things

      • Conor_smythe

        no you dont

        • Conor_smythe

          oh ya, you’re right. I love Spezza and everything he brings to the team. because he’s amazing

  • Aaron 2.0

    Man, outside of Karlsson and Methot, what is coach suppose to do on D right now. Sigh…

    • Conor_smythe

      .. coach them?

      • jasonontheoldsenschirp

        THIS. Mac needs to do more of this. And play his best players. Gryba is an eyesore. I’d rather Corvo

        • Aaron 2.0

          I’m sure the coaching staff is doing everything they can to clean up the defensive play. We’ve had a lot worse coaches over the past decade.

  • T K

    Who is this team? Dr.Senator or Mr. Sens? It’s like a bad sci-fi movie with split personalities or body snatchers.

  • Deadly

    Nice pass by Gryba…feels good to say it.

  • Aaron 2.0

    Greening could really benefit from trying to model his game a little more similarly to Z. Smith.

  • T K

    Two great defensive plays by player 4

  • aegiszx

    Habs roster: 8 players under 6 ft. Haha…

  • jasonontheoldsenschirp

    THE MAYOR. Nice by Spezz…

  • T K

    Woooooooooooooohoooooooo

  • Aaron 2.0

    So happy to see Spezza have some wingers. I’ve thought Michalek has been good over the past few games, and what’s Conacher doing on L4 anyways!

  • Peluso

    That’s right Price, eat vulcanized rubber, you deviated septum, coke-drip clown.

  • Peluso

    BORO! What a fucking beaut.

    • Aaron 2.0

      He’s been great too since getting called up. Couldn’t be happier for him!

  • T K

    Pernell needs to sit for all the holding

    • Conor_smythe

      thats the dumbest name i’ve ever heard

      • jasonontheoldsenschirp

        You can dislike the player all you want, but don’t attack the guy’s persona. That’s just bad.

        • Conor_smythe

          you don’t know what ‘persona’ means

          • jasonontheoldsenschirp

            It’s mean man. Don’t do it.

      • SensFanInMTL

        Pernell

        • SensFanInMTL

          Pernell-Karl Subaru

          • T K

            Subaru! LOL. Love your auto correct…

          • SensFanInMTL

            There is none!!!

    • T K

      Pernell doesn’t understand the meaning of the word “team”. No rispek. That’s why he gets sent to his room so often.

      • Conor_smythe

        niiiiiiice. Replying to your own post.. I love it!

      • SensFanInMTL

        Karl

  • Cronie

    woo hoo!!!

  • SensFanInMTL

    This is phucking awesome!

  • SensFanInMTL

    Now please let’s not blow this lead, please.

  • Aaron 2.0

    Playing with fire…

  • jasonontheoldsenschirp

    LOL LEHNER. THE LOOK ON HIS FACE. BAHAHA LOVE THIS GUY.

  • Aaron 2.0

    Good response there by the good guys. Can’t lose Lehner now with Anderson down.

  • Cronie

    gallagher is Kaleta 2.0

    • yannrock

      More of a Brad Marchand type with a little Claude Lemieux added

  • SensFanInMTL

    Lehner’s murderous face. That moron Bourque wants nothing to do with Robin. I’m still pissed at last year’s playoffs with his constant head shots towards Conacher. Bourque’s a _____ ______.

  • T K

    Well that got better. Glad to see Jeckell & Hyde was mostly Jeckell

  • jasonontheoldsenschirp

    Robin Lehner’s probably the last guy on the ice I would fight. In all seriousness. The guy’s all business.

  • SensFanInMTL

    Lehner was such a great draft pick. He’s often overlooked at by guys like Price and Fleury and Luongo. Lehner will be the difference maker and a great addition to any success this team will accomplish.

    • 65kwhissell19

      yup lehner prob the best goalie we ever had as a sens prospect. n our gm just said he believes he ready now its just to sign him

  • 65kwhissell19

    well they got 23 shots on us a lot better than 30 at the end of 2. lehner oh my looks like he was gonna rip someone apart lol. boro first goal. ryan line looks awesome again.

  • SensFanInMTL

    I’m absolutely confident in Lehner. To be our # 1 goalie. In time, the Anderson/ Lehner tandem will become of the Price/ Halak deal and it’s obvious who management will be leaning towards. With that said, I still like Anderson. But if Edmonton came knocking on our doors with an interest in Anderson, we would like to see come the other way, at least _ _ _ _ _ _ -_ _ _ _ _ _! Of course, Anderson wouldn’t be sufficient enough so we can always thrown in a Da Costa?

    • yannrock

      Trade Spartacat!

    • 65kwhissell19

      dunno y everyone says that. im almost sure we can get something real good for Anderson if we wait till the deadline. a team that close to making the playoffs and needs a goalie with a couple years left on a contract with a good cap hit. look at big ben last year. we got cc89. and ben wasn’t even proven. Anderson had. but then again im not a gm lol

    • SensFanInMTL

      already it wouldn’t be a fair deal for EDM. I’m bored and waiting for 3rd to start. Sorry fellas.

    • Deadly

      Just watched highlight from Edmonton and saw two blue line giveaways by yak so they would be a perfect trade partner.

  • Millennium

    Jesus, that’s a lot of blood…

    • T K

      Faces are highly vasculated. They bleed a lot but they also heal quickly for the same reason

  • SensFanInMTL

    Actually, we need to lean on both goalies. One’s a starter and the back up is good enough to be a starter. We need ‘em both because having Lehner play 70 & Lawson or some other scrub play 12 is just too much for a starting goalie. Having Andy & Robin can easily see 45 and 35 respectively.

  • T K

    Some times I think that Neil has more tape and thread than skin in his face

  • SensFanInMTL
  • T K

    Thérrien (t’es rien) shitting himself! Loving it! Hahaha

  • Deadly

    Pk takes out Methot to make the Olympic team. But he is back already.

  • SensFanInMTL

    I absolutely love watching Karlsson & Ryan reading each other. It’s going to lead to an eventual goal. Just a matter of time.

  • Millennium

    Turris and co. just have such good positional chemistry.

  • jasonontheoldsenschirp

    1 more G and this game is done.

  • Deadly

    One of the few grinding shifts of the season.

  • Aaron 2.0

    I really feel that Conacher is exactly the type of player spezza needs right now. The little guy has a lot of compete. He’s really helping that line.

  • Millennium

    Is it just me or has no one seen Zibby anywhere near a play since the first period?

    • SensFanInMTL

      I have not seen him since the 1st. Is he even playing anymore?

      • Millennium

        TSN lists over 9 minutes of ice time….damn that is some professional ninja level invisibility

        • SensFanInMTL

          For real.

  • Deadly

    Zibby and masoukas45 both missing for awhile.

  • Peluso

    I just pulled the fire alarm…

    • SensFanInMTL

      Burt’s Bar is no longer making stone oven piz!

  • Peluso

    no Rispek

  • xiorcal

    Nice game but was hoping for a last minute timeout by the coach.

  • Rebel Held Suburb

    RAGNAR LOTHBROK – FOR THE WINNING STREAK !

  • SensFanInMTL

    I made the trip to your great city on Sunday when the Stars came to town. I am sorry for being selfish but I would just like to see this team win live. I would give up just about anything. Nice on TV but an even better feeling going back east on the 417.

  • 65kwhissell19

    good win. good job by lehner

  • Deadly

    Was looking for Gallagher to get near our crease after the fourth goal.

  • Mexican Baby Jesus

    Just give him the Vezina now

  • Thor

    http://i.minus.com/iKBtEemtRYUxA.gif

    Ragnar Lothbrok you say ? INDEED

    • Thor

      Robin Lehner doesn’t shower, he bathes in the tears of his enemies

  • Robert Cyr

    Great effort by the whole team in general, but not too impressed by the line
    combination of Greening – Spezza – Zibanejad. Especially Zibanejad, who seemed lost,
    after playing so well for a few games ??

    Michalek should be up with Spezza, and Greening should go back down on Line 3
    Greening – Smith – Neil. Give Mika another shot with Michalek – Spezza – Zibanejad.

    Line of MacArthur – Turris – Ryan should stay as is .

    Take out Kassian, and go with Conacher – Grant – Condra

    MacLean must find the right line combinations in next 4 games, and lock them
    for those 4 games.

    GO SENS GO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Snoopy Senior

  • SensChirp