Game Day- Sens vs. Canucks in the Heritage Classic

SensChirp March 2, 2014 344
Game Day- Sens vs. Canucks in the Heritage Classic

After an ugly home ice loss against the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday night, the Ottawa Senators are hoping a little bit of fresh air might do them some good.

The Ottawa Senators have travelled to the West Coast to take on the Vancouver Canucks in this year’s Heritage Classic.  And while this isn’t quite as “authentic” as some of the other outdoor games played before it, the open air BC Place looks like a great venue for a hockey game.  Both the Senators and Canucks were on the surface for practice yesterday and it seemed to be getting rave reviews.  There hasn’t been quite the same level of hype leading up to this game but it has been building throughout the week.

For the Ottawa Senators, they really can’t afford to get caught up in the excitement surrounding today’s game.  They desperately need two points and will be looking to kick off this four game West Coast swing on a positive note.  After this afternoon’s game against the Canucks they head to Edmonton on Tuesday to take on the Oilers and are in Calgary the following night.  They close out the road trip with a game in Winnipeg on Saturday night.

One significant line up change heading into this one as Jared Cowen as finally found his way into the press box.  Cowen’s struggles have been discussed at length by the fan base this season.  Paul MacLean and the rest of the coaching staff had hoped that Cowen could play through it but it’s clear that things haven’t really improved for the 6’5 defender.  Perhaps a couple games watching from above will do him some good.  With Cowen scratched, Patrick Wiercioch draws back in on the blueline.

Here’s how the Senators are expected to line up for the Heritage Classic.

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

Methot-Karlsson
Phillips-Ceci
Wiercioch-Gryba

Craig Anderson gets the start in the Ottawa goal while the Canucks will counter with surprise starter Eddie Lack.  Puck drop is scheduled for just after 4:00 PM.

The Daily Chirp- It’s only a matter of time before the Senators and Sabres pull the trigger on a deal.  I get the sense Bryan Murray is hoping to wait until after the Heritage Classic before making a move though.  Shane Prince, who seems to be on the way out, was a healthy scratch last night for Binghamton.  He is a player that Tim Murray has spoke very highly of over the years.  The Senators have an interest in Chris Stewart obviously but have also had discussions with the Sabres about Matt Moulson and Christian Ehrhoff.  I’ve seen a lot of fretting about the idea of Moulson as a “rental” but you have to think that if Murray does indeed target Moulson, it’s with the intention of keeping him here beyond this season.

  • Tcharger – Ryan-For-51

    Have you heard any other names from us?

    There obviously has to be more significant pieces involved

  • SenaTHOR

    Just wondering because I don’t know the negotiation rules. WHen trading a player can the team picking him up have the other team extend his contract(on mutual agreement) just before the trade so he is not a playoff run rental or is it always a crapshoot?

    • senskarlsson57

      Yep, it has happened before, and is often referred to as a sign and trade!

      • Tcharger – Ryan-For-51

        Our team has actually done it… Hossa

    • Bright Hat

      Like senskarlsson57 said it’s a “sign and trade” they are EXTREMELY popular in the NBA, however they’re frowned upon in the NHL, like an offer sheet is… don’t know why though.

  • LeafsSux

    I will welcome all trades.. This team needs a new identity.. Now lets go kick some Canucks ass!

  • Jacques

    Every time I see the lineup and I see Condra on Turris’ line it makes me cringe. He should be playing in Switzerland with players of his own caliber. I think Stone, Petersson, or Schneider would bring more. Better players play was supposed to be the coach’s motto??? WTF

    • Bright Hat

      It has to do with salary and his contract. If you drop him to the minors, we’ll definitely lose him on waivers, for nothing. But Condra is good defensively, he just needs help hitting the open nets LoLz

      • WaitingSince92

        Indeed, but no one should hold any hope out that he’ll be offensive in any sort of way. That breakaway goal was probably the offensive highpoint of his career…

      • xiorcal

        Maybe it’s a case of ” Ricky Wild Thing Vaughn” and Condra just need some glasses.

    • WaitingSince92

      I don’t think anyone here would argue that Condra belongs in any kind of top six capacity (not even the man himself!), but, and I really am sorry to say this, but saying he belongs in Switzerland is stupid and ignorant.

      He’s a role player and although he’ll never gets 20 goals, or even ten, he’s probably our best defensive forward and easily our best penalty killer.

      He belongs in the NHL and I’m happy to have him on my team. We’d probably have a sound team defense (albeit with little team offence) if our players thought about defence more like Condra.

      Also, I find it tough to rag on a player because the coach put him on the wrong line; he earns his meager salary very, very easily.

      • Tcharger – Ryan-For-51

        Nailed it

        Condra is a player that I don’t get annoyed at… I don’t expect him to score… And basically just laugh when he misses wide open nets sending the team on an odd man break… But somehow he ends up back to break up the play.

        He is an ideal third liner.

        • Jacques

          Third liner your nuts, fourth liner at best if he ever learned to actually body check someone! Glad for you that it makes you laugh when he misses an open net. It makes me more sick to my stomach. Ear the puck!The guy just doesn’t bring much, oh how is our penalty killing this year, don’t know how many times 22 has had the puck on his stick on the PK only to be unable to clear the puck out!

          • Tcharger – Ryan-For-51

            Dude… He makes 650k…and is a role player… Stop expecting Gretzky.

            There is a reason the coach continues to play him…. He can trust him.

            We don’t need 12 goal scorers on the team… Do I wish he brought a little bit more than he does… Absolutely, but as a bottom six he is very serviceable

          • Millennium

            He has constantly been one of our best defensive forwards on this team. He absolutely deserves to be here. Preferably fourth line, but given the lack of depth on our wings, 3rd line is reasonable. Top 6 is sign that our roster has a massive hole in it.

      • CUP 2014-15

        Well said

    • NOBODY can play with Spezza

      What nonsense – Condra is a more than decent 4th liner that is
      getting paid peanuts.

      If he’s being asked to play on the top lines it’s because the $5,000,000 / year
      players aren’t getting the job done.

      Do I really have to identify who you need to be criticizing ?

  • WaitingSince92

    We’re in a bad spot with Cowen. At this point in his career, it seems almost equally likely that he could break out of this bad season next year, OR be permanently hampered by his injury (not to mention poor coverage/decision-making). Certainly, his trade value is pretty low right now so it seems to me a better idea to keep him around and pray, as opposed to just dealing him for peanuts.

    • A-Train

      Cowen was always a bit of a roll of the dice. If he’s really as bad as he seems now it’s a bit of a setback, but not a huge loss for the organization.

      He was ranked high in that draft and the Senators didn’t pass up a bunch of guys who were obviously more coveted at the time. Hardly a Brain Lee-type fiasco.

      • SenaTHOR

        He was a crap shoot at the draft. Poor World Juniors but was pumped by the media. Luke Schenn was the same WITHOUT the injuries.

  • Simple Jack

    well, after this game we could see the trade happen. puzzled why ryan is with mz93 instead of spezza when not playing with turris and cm16.

    its kinda crazy but i could see that whole 1st line being traded away, or atleast cc89 and mm9… at that point give bobby back the #9 so he can regain his thunder.

    i still think cowen is being traded and not playing in a historic game for the sens because of possible injury risks before the trade.

  • Simple Jack

    i hope the sens can bring pesky back.

    • TookieIs100PercentRight

      I don’t. I hope the Sens can bring dominance back. Pesky implies you’re hanging around and keeping in the game. I want Senator opponents to be crying, shellshocked shadows of their former selves, wondering what they did to deserve that thrashing.
      Unfortunately, the current edition of the Senators will need to settle for pesky.
      TOOKS100% OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Chaps

    So the latest from thefourthperiod.com confirms that we may be both buyers and sellers. The article discusses the Stewart option. I’d be happy with Stewart, but I’d like to see either Ehrhoff or Moulson coming back as well. Just seems to me like we need to do more than just bring in one player, bringing in two would shake things up a little more.

    What’s also interesting is that Phillips may fetch a better return than what most of us would think. Apparently we’d ask for a pick and top prospect back, and one name that I’ve seen come up is Ryan Spooner. I’d make that deal in a second. That said, if we do ship Phillips out, it would be really nice to get Ehrhoff in any Buffalo deal to fill that spot on D.

    • TookieIs100PercentRight

      That’s what we are asking for not what we are getting. Just like Timmy is asking for our top prospects but Bry isn’t handing them over. We can probably get a 2nd round pick for Big Rig at the very least.
      TOOKS100% OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • jasonontheoldsenschirp

    Like I alluded to in the other comment section, this team desperately needs a D. Matt Moulson AND/or Chris Stewart won’t help their playoff chances. I also think Shane Prince is going to be one heck of a player in a couple of years. The guy’s too damn skilled.

    Ehrhoff would be great, though. I’m hoping that’s who it is.

    • Deadly

      You might be right about Prince but both he and his sister wanted to go home to the Buffalo area.
      Always thought Noesen was going to be good but we used him to add Ryan.

  • jasonontheoldsenschirp

    The Senators have to go 15-4-3 to make the playoffs. Scoring more goals won’t help them do that; stopping the puck from going into their net will.

  • sprucesens

    Snowing here in van now, likely to rain later… Sounds like the top may be closed… Sad. Looking for a big game from the sens. Likely a trade tonight, from the sounds of it. Hope to see some fans at mahoneys after

  • CUP 2014-15

    As a fan and supporter of Cowen from day one the reality of his season is hard to digest. I am happy to see him headed to the press box as he should have gone there earlier. I am not sure what has gone wrong with the big man this year and I do hope the team keeps him around if this is an effect of the hip surgery. He never had blazing speed but has always moved very well for a big guy and this year he looks like he is skating with ankle weights on.
    We need to find a way to come back from this road trip with a min of 6 points. Here’s hoping that the lads from out west have a big game today. This type of event with the hype and having the families on the trip might add a little magic, let’s hope the boys don’t want to get embarrassed in front of the family.
    On the trade front I agree with Chaps that we will be both byer and seller. My guess is 9MM, CP, CC89, PW and at least three prospects will be gone by the deadline and we will see one new high end prospect with a pick or two coming back along with Stewart and Erhoff for sure and maybe Moulson. GO Sen’s GO

    • Doc

      Don’t think he fully healed from his hip injury. Missing training camp sure didn’t help him either.

  • http://www.Merchaholic.ca Merchaholic

    Nothing like getting scratched for the Heritage Classic. I wonder how Cowen will stomache that thunder punch to the neck. Maybe he’ll feel better on his way to Buffalo? Lol.

  • TookieIs100PercentRight

    First off, a big “WAH WAH WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!” to Big Chrip for having a gameday post. 6th Sens, Karlsson years are all asleep at the wheel. SilverSeven did a nice collection of links and a bit of pre-game but only 5-10 posts.
    YOU RULE THEY DROOL!
    SENS CHIRP FOREVER AND EVER AND EVER!
    TOOKS100% OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Simple Jack

      talk about name dropping and plugs, holy cow tooks.

    • Doc

      Sorry Chirp, forgot to give him his meds this morning.

    • NOBODY can play with Spezza

      What’s a TOOKIE ?

  • FistsofNeil25

    I find it amusing when Sens fans or people like Yost say that we don’t need a forward and that we only need help on defense. We absolutely need an upgrade on our blueline but no one can tell me that our forward group is satisfactory, especially when you compare our top six to other teams in the playoffs or making a push.

    Michalek hasn’t proven to be a top six forward this year and with the organization’s insistence on leaving Zibanejad at center for the rest of the season, that only leaves us with Turris, Ryan, MacArthur, and an inconsistent Spezza as legitimate top six players.

    Murray should be trying to add forwards and defense right now. Not just one or the other. Just because the playoffs are a long shot right now doesn’t mean management should stop looking at ways to make this team better in the short and long term.

    I expect Murray to try and buy and sell. Add players with term on their contract and subtract pending free agents or anything players that the team deems replaceable.

  • FistsofNeil25

    Christ Stewart would be a major upgrade to our top six over most of the
    guys we currently have. He’s only 26 years old and he’s shown the
    ability to be a quality goal scorer when given the opportunity. I say
    when given the opportunity because when he gets enough ice time, he
    produces. When his minutes are cut down like they have been this year,
    like any offensive player, he struggles.

    A lot of St Louis fans will tell you Stewart isn’t a true powerforward because he doesn’t always engage physically as much as a Backes, a Lucic or a Dustin Brown. But add Stewart to our top six and he instantly becomes the biggest and most physical player in our top two lines.

    I think he would be a great addition to the team, even if it does mean giving up a couple of our better prospects currently in the AHL.

    • CUP 2014-15

      100% AGREE. We need a D, Erhoff would be a nice fit but were not giving up the 2nd most goals in the league due to our six defensemen, it’s a team effort and we need forwards that work their ass off in our zone. Sick and tired of the miscues by our young D but just as sick and tired of watching a trailer walk into the high slot untouched. Many fans still blame the two D engaged in defending near the crease with little regard that like wanting D that can provide Offense it would be nice to have more forwards that provide some freaken D. Bring on the changes baby. The more I look at Stewart being a Sen the more I like it.

  • NickofTime

    The problem I see with a Buff/Ott deal is that Ottawa doesn’t have much to trade with. Think about it, if you are Buff who would you want from Ott that BM is willing to deal away? And which prospects would you want since Ott has so many smallish players, Buff is trying to get bigger not smaller. If I’m TM I would try & re-sign Moulson & they would have a pretty good 1st line with Moulson – Girgenson – Stewart. They have two decent goalies & would just need to put together a good supporting cast with what is left in the organization. They also have a number of picks now for the 2014 draft, so they have lots to work with.

    It looks like Ottawa will not make the playoffs now & should probably turn into sellers. This organization needs to determine what kind of team they want & start re-building again towards that. They need to move on from Phillips, Michalek, Spezza, Condra, Conacher & Greening, they also have too many small players in Bingo that they should move. Ottawa should follow the Team Canada model & build a big tough team that is very hard to play against. They need to get away from the fancy finese players who constantly turn the puck over & give the puck away. I don’t see next yr being much different than this yr for Ottawa.

    • CUP 2014-15

      Like Team Canada? join the other 29 gm’s and if we had Warren Buffet as an owner and the cap was 190 M then we could fight with others for that type of talent. There is a reason rebuilds are not complete in two full seasons. We can’t expect the 2012 and 2013 draft class to have this team in contention this year.
      As far as having nothing that TM wants, your going to be surprised and wrong with that comment within the next 48. He would be very happy to get Puemple, Prince. Cleasson, PW and Hogberg for Stewart and Erhoff, it’s just a bit to much to give up, get it TOOOO MUCH. I would say that indicates the Sens have the pieces to make the moves.

  • Sandy

    If the Sens lose today they are out of the playoff picture and should be sellers..

    • Tcharger – Ryan-For-51

      They really should be sellers regardless.

      I have a feeling if we lose we see a deal before the day is done.

      • Deadly

        Win or lose, a deal will happen very soon. Probably more than one.

    • FBP

      Even if we win we’ll have to go something like 13-4-4 to get in.

    • CUP 2014-15

      No negative waves today, afternoon game and a must win bla bla bla…. The western boys…KT, PW, CMAC, ZS, EG and even CP04 will have good games today to lead the way and then we can focus on the must win on Tuesday.

  • luckan20

    We should be doing both buy and sell. It is the best time to address a top 4 D and may be a power forward too. I am more inclined to address on D and probably move some guys in the process too.

  • NOBODY can play with Spezza

    If Buffalo trades Moulson / Stewart / Ehrhoff for more draft picks then Tim Murray
    might as well stay at the podium for the entire upcoming player draft.

    • CUP 2014-15

      LOL, They have 10 picks in the first two rounds over the next two drafts already.

  • FistsofNeil25

    I really hope Phillips doesn’t accept the contract extension! Murray shouldn’t have offered him anything. The only logical move is to move on from him.

    I get that our defense will be even less experienced without him but Murray will have to find another veteran defenseman who can actually play the game at a high level. Phillips can’t do it anymore.

    • Sandy

      If he really wanted to stay, he would sign the 1 yr contract..

  • luckan20

    We are the Western swing and playing only the Canadian teams. We can will all 4 or lose them all. Our team is good enough to compete and win all 4 but our inconsistency and lethargic attitude cost us against the Red Wings. Hope Andy steal this game for us.

  • Sandy

    How about they just deal for Ehrhoff and get a UFA forward come free agency.

    Save most of your good prospects rather than give them to Buffalo…

    Ryan-Spezza-Stone
    FA-Turris-MacArthur
    Lazar-Zibby-Hoffman
    Neil-Smith-Condra
    Karlsson-Ehrhoff
    Methot-Ceci
    And decisions on Cowen, Gryba, Wiercioch, Boro, Claesson, or Phillips

    Andy-Lehner

    • luckan20

      Need to move Cowen.
      I will take Wiercioch and Phillips (not traded) as the bottom pairing. The 7th guy will be Borowiecki. I am not sure what will happen to Gryba. We have too many guys in defense and need to move some bodies.

      Personally, I feel Claesson will be our future Phillips.

    • whammer44

      Not sure UFA’s are always a good investment. Look at Clarkson…was almost Ottawa’s albatross contract.

      If I can trade for a contract I know that has value I would do that rather than overpaying a UFA. There aren’t too many MacArthur bargains out there.

      Erhoff would be a great fit with Karl, Methot and Ceci as your top 4. Last pairing would be whoever is still around amongst Wiercioch/Gryba/Cowen/Borocop…I like the idea of Gryba and Boro as the 3rd pairing

      Stewart makes a lot of sense for Spezza’s wing.

      I move Michalek and Phillips for youth/picks

      • CUP 2014-15

        Sounds good to me and that 3rd D pairing was damn good together in Bingo last year with a below average team, seeing how most of them were up here filling the injury spots. All the talk of Cleasson is nice but we have to remember EG had better numbers then Cleasson before his call up last Feb. on a weak ass team. Hope Cleasson is a diamond in the rough, just not going to get to excited about a late pick having a stellar year, not just yet anyway.

  • luckan20

    The reason Phillips deal is taking long BM is forced here. He don’t want to show the public that Ottawa do not treat their veteran players cleverly. Personally, I will swing the deal because it will help us in the long run.
    Two years is too much and if Phillips can’t accept one year then he better be ready to take good discount.

  • Tcharger – Ryan-For-51

    I hope it goes something like this

    Cowen
    Prince
    2nd?

    For

    Myers
    Stewart

    then to boston

    Philips

    for

    Spooner
    2015 3rd

    • FistsofNeil25

      I think we would have to add more to get Myers. Throw Stone and a salary dump in there as well.

      • Tcharger – Ryan-For-51

        Yeah I was trying to think what the extra pieces would be. I am fine moving Stone, I am not convinced he is a long term solution…but may be better off sending him West(being a western kid).

        Was trying to think of something out of Edmonton as well….but really they don’t have a hell of a lot I am interested in, I like Klefbom but tough to give too much.

        E Kane would be great out of Winnipeg, but not sure I want to give up enough to get him.

    • whammer44

      Dream on…would take 2 more assets from the Sens to make that deal happen. Throw in Hoffman and Greening they might take some version of that. I’d rather have Erhoff instead of Myers though

      • Tcharger – Ryan-For-51

        If greening is the deal breaker take him. Not sure you need Hoffman too, although I do find the timing of the call up odd to say the least

      • FistsofNeil25

        I would give Greening away for free right now so I wouldn’t have to watch him play 15 minutes almost every night.

        • whammer44

          almost as bad as watching Condra on the first line…there is no explanation of that, that will ever make any sense to me. That line was already defensively responsible and having a good year…lets reward them by taking Ryan off and adding someone who brings a negative value to their offensive game.

    • Millennium

      How does a Cowen for Myers trade solve anything? Both big guys with strong opening seasons, both massively underperforming since then, both with potential to flatline or grow into something better. With Cowen you’ve got injury concerns, with Myers you’ve got a massive contract to worry about. Myers is the better player, but it seems like a pointless trade.

      • Tcharger – Ryan-For-51

        The Murray was high on him…. It would be a Turris like trade and hopefully it would work out the same way.

        • Millennium

          I wouldn’t be against the trade per se, I just don’t see BM doing it. Although I wouldn’t have to look at Cowen’s dumb face anymore, so that’s a plus.

          • Tcharger – Ryan-For-51

            Hahaha his face pisses me off too… Constantly looks like a deer on the headlights… Which doesn’t help when he screwed up so often

  • Millennium

    My gut says this trade deadline will be a quiet one for Ottawa. BM will say prices were too high (and they probably were), and we will make maybe one minor trade (maybe Stewart for Prince or whatever balances that trade out).

  • Dirk-Diggler

    It’s an afternoon game… Let’s break our trend and get a big win!

    • Sandy

      …and against a backup goaltender.

      • Sensturion

        Who has been lights out the last two games. Can’t say the same for our tenders.

  • Moudy Mahfouz

    if we play another lousy afternoon game, BM will indeed make a move by tonight. I am obviously hoping for the 2 points and I feel like this game will be a close one. I am excited to see how this defence looks without Cowen and ive always been a supporter of weicioch

  • sell the team Eugene

    Man – all this trade speculation involving other teams’ players with
    current (Myers) or soon to be (Moulson) huge contracts

    Still haven’t heard Melnyk say he’s got money and will spend it on
    improving his hockey team.

    Corvo for a 7th rounder is still my prediction

    • Sandy

      If they could trade Kovalev then they should be able to get rid of Corvo. What a waste of $$$ he was.

      • Tcharger – Ryan-For-51

        How was he a waste… He was great when he played and shut his mouth when he didn’t

        • Sandy

          Hindsight (which is always great) should have signed someone better to play in the 3/4 pairing…
          But yeah, he hasn’t complained…

    • Tcharger – Ryan-For-51

      Haven’t heard him say he wouldn’t… Everyone is obsessed either the budget, I am certain they have a plan and will spend more when suitable

    • FistsofNeil25

      Say we add Stewart and Ehrhoff and subtract Michalek and Phillips in separate
      deals:

      Ehrhoff + Stewart = 8.1 mill

      Michalek + Phillips = 9.25 mill

  • Millennium

    Interesting comment on Ehrhoff’s contract if true. Apparently given how frontend loaded his contract was, if he gets traded in the near future, Buffalo could get hit with a cap penalty when he retires for the ‘cap relief’ they got out of the structure of the deal. They would need to carry him for some of the later years (when caphit > salary) to avoid a penalty on retirement. That might sour them on trading him for a couple years.

  • Millennium

    So McKenzie says Ottawa is listening to offers on Cowen but probably won’t sell low.

    • Frank

      Edmonton would be the best place to send him. They also have players who are under performing. I would love to see it happen

      • Tcharger – Ryan-For-51

        Seriously… It’s rumored they are shopping some of their young guns and are considering something out of mtl centered around Markov.

        If this is legitimately the case send Cowen and Philips that way stat

    • Tcharger – Ryan-For-51

      I swear it is going to happen… They are just trying to up the value and get another team or two… Like Edmonton/Calgary say

      • Sandy

        Cowen for Monahan? LOL… wish they could get that but no way..
        Kinda surprised they are giving up on a 22 yr old D coming off major surgery that fast…

    • Phoenix

      Send him to edmonton for nurse

    • luckan20

      Move him before he become a liability. His injury on hip/surgery has basically hindered his performance. I can see him becoming a bust because of his speed and reflection.
      Oilers will be a good place.

  • Moudy Mahfouz

    That Alfredsson goal agaisnt Buffalo to send the boys to the Stanley cup finals gives me chills everytime I see it. Sick pre game montage

  • Dirk-Diggler

    Three point game between Washington and Philly! Good times! :(

  • EHMatt

    If BM can swing it. Instead of Spooner, I’d much rather get Joe Morrow from Boston for Phillips. I’d imagine what’s being offered is either a 2nd or 3rd rounder right now with Spooner. I’d much rather get Morrow and a 4th or a 5th. In the long run it would resolve our defensive woes as he’s a solid two-way defender that is nearly NHL ready. Yet Boston has no room for him with Bartkowski, Krug and Hamilton all occupying available spots. If Phillips stays there, it would mean even less room for Morrow.
    As for the Buffalo trade. I sincerely hope it’s for all 3 guys. That would really help the team this year and next. If anything is going to happen, it will likely be on Monday.

    • A-Train

      Don’t know THAT much about Spooner but on the face of it he seems like more of what we already have: pretty decent forward prospects…too many to make the team.

      • Sandy

        Isn’t Spooner from the Ottawa area?
        Also, what good would Moulson do on a team that is sinking in the standings and getting themselves out of a playoff race. The cost would be high for the 2 mos he would be in Ottawa.
        Just makes no sense to me..

        • Tcharger – Ryan-For-51

          Spooner is from the area

          • A-Train

            Actually from Kanata I think. So yeah, doesn’t get any more local.

  • A-Train

    Euge: “We’re definitely not sellers. We’re buyers if the situation arises.”

    • Sandy

      Has he looked at the standings lately?

  • A-Train

    Turned on this pre-game about 15 minutes ago. Has CBC mentioned the Ottawa Senators once yet?

    • Sandy

      I’m going to watch on NBC if I can.. I can’t stand CBC (aka Leafs TV)

  • Tcharger – Ryan-For-51

    If anyone finds a good stream let me know… Trying this cord cutting business after Rogers messed around one too many times

    • Floridasensfan

      http://goatd.net

      if you can get around all the pop ups it is showing the game free

    • FistsofNeil25

      Doesn’t cbc stream all their games on their website?

    • RUSH RLZ

      I’ve hunted high + low for my brother who doesn’t have cable and haven’t found anything worthwhile for free. I have very good Internet connections and even tried live stream-cast torrents.

      There is a fee for hockeystreams dot com, but it is near broadcast quality, I’ve connected it HDMI from my computer to my 65 inch and it is awesome, has EVERYTHING AHL, QMJHL, OHL and WHL too. Well worth investigating if you need something long term and you could try it for one or three days or something and see if you like it.

    • Millennium
    • whammer44
  • A-Train

    “Why-Crotch”

    • FistsofNeil25

      PJ Stock channeling his inner Don Cherry,

    • FBP

      Why-not-crotch?

  • RUSH RLZ

    Which teams are the bigger dummies in this game? Ottawa if they are playing players that they are working on trades for, or the Canucks for throwing the bird to the whole NHL by not starting Luongo?

  • SuckitPhaneuf

    Stewart moulson stafford
    For
    Cowen stone prince 2015 first
    Book it

    • savagestix

      And a defenseman?

    • Frank

      I’m glad you’re not the Sens’ GM

    • Millennium

      Our 2015 1st is worth way too much to trade for any of those guys. 2015 is going to be a huge draft.

    • Sandy

      No way you trade the 2015 first round pick in what will be the deepest draft since 2003..

    • Tcharger – Ryan-For-51

      First 15 or so people expected to go in 2015 I would take easily top 3 this year

  • Colin

    So, what’s the over/under on when the puck actually drops?

  • SuckitPhaneuf

    Cowen will never be a top 4 defenceman
    Cowen prince stone
    For
    Moulson and erhoff

  • Frank

    Hmmmmm. Is a deal already done?

    • Tcharger – Ryan-For-51

      Easy photoshop

      • Frank

        Just having some fun :)

    • senate19

      Which dressing room is that? Doesn’t look like the ones from BC place..?

  • Terry

    Go Senators!!! The next 3 games are definitely winnable!

  • savagestix

    I hope the sens dont trade hoffman

  • Millennium

    Lots of Beige out there

  • Terry

    way to go Greening…….

  • Colin

    What a fucking pussy!

  • Terry

    Bench Greening for taking a stupid penalty

    • Millennium

      If this team benched everyone who took a dumb penalty, we wouldn’t have 5 players left to ice a full shift.

  • karlssens

    Big surprise there lol.. Man our defense hurts to watch

  • Sandy

    Down 1-0 in the first 5 min of the game due to a stupid dumb penalty. Not the way to win guys..

    • karlssens

      It’s almost better to loose and finish this rebuild proper! Phillips needs to go.

    • CUP 2014-15

      It’s all they know

  • SenaTHOR

    All f’n Karlsson win a god damn battle

  • luckan20

    stupid penalty. Hope our guys can muster win today.

  • Terry

    Nice hustle by Hoffman

  • Terry

    are you kidding me?!? Another penalty?

  • Brock

    Really don’t want to see Hoffman traded.

  • Colin

    Complete bullshit! 2nd phantom high stick call

  • FistsofNeil25

    What the hell are you doing Neil. Another stupid penalty.

  • Millennium

    I guess because its on an ODR they feel like they should be playing shinny, because that’s exactly how this looks for Ottawa.

  • Terry

    arghhh……

  • Jacques

    We suck!

  • Sandy

    Another blowout coming? And why was that not a penalty? They sure called them on us..

  • QSenFan

    Karlsson

  • karlssens

    More of the same

  • Terry

    are you f***ing kidding me??? Anderson save it, Karlsson get it out and ref call a penalty!!

    • Sensnation

      Where’s Cowen to blame when Karlsson needs him.

      • Terry

        Why did Karlsson send the puck to the middle of the ice?

        Nevermind, I finally got it…..Ha Ha.

      • FistsofNeil25

        Karlsson has had his fair share of struggles this year but there’s a reason why Cowen isn’t playing in this game.

        • Jacques

          Don’t bother Cowen is an all-Star in his world!

          • Sensnation

            Of course Jacques, can’t defend a player without thinking he’s an all star.

        • Colin

          When Cowen starts leading all NHL Dmen in points, he will likely be forgiven for some of his errors.

          • Sensnation

            Some? It’s the lack of effort, not skill that is troubling.

  • Colin

    So after two shit high calls against Ottawa, the fuckers in stripes let Van have a free pass.

  • FistsofNeil25

    This doesn’t look like a team that has any interest in making the playoffs. So ridiculously easy to play against.

  • FistsofNeil25

    and Gryba lets Burrows dance right around him. This team is almost getting worse by the game.

  • Jacques

    Damn Anaheim’s gonna get a great pick!

  • SuckitPhaneuf

    Free pass for vancouver
    Nice fing reffing AGAIN

  • Tcharger – Ryan-For-51

    And Murray is on the phone!

  • Richard Gough

    Can Murray pull the trigger on a trade while this shitty games is going one ?

    Come on Murray I dare you

  • Dirtysweetness

    Can’t blame Cowan for this one! Team defense.

    • http://www.crashthenet.ca/ Luc Wolfe

      Watch me!

  • karlssens

    Spezza, Michalek, Phillips all need to go. But they won’t knowing Murray.

    • QSenFan

      Sens have played their best hockey without Spezza and Phillips…ya

  • SuckitPhaneuf

    They should give us another high sticking penalty

  • Sandy

    So do you re-tool the re-build?

    • Michenator

      Players like Condra and Greening were suppose to be glue, character guys and they’ve both been pretty terrible. Our defence is a joke. I’d say half this team could go. Plus sides again, Hoffman looks pretty good, Ceci is looking alright… Spezza is a TERRIBLE captain, we need somebody who will lead by example.

  • Millennium

    I don’t have enough alcohol on hand for how terrible this game is

    • Sandy

      I have to drive after.. can’t drink.. dammit

      • RUSH RLZ

        I have endless alchohol. It is only magnifying the frustration.

  • Michenator

    I hate this, Turnover = goal thing. It’s honestly soul crushing. My soul is being crushed…

    • Sandy

      Sens goaltending has been sub-standard compared to what they did last season..

      • xiorcal

        Last season is not really a normal year goaltending wise.

      • Tcharger – Ryan-For-51

        Everyone is sub standard compared to last year

  • Terry

    YEAH MAC16!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • RUSH RLZ

    Big Mac!

  • Gordon Ramsli

    MacArthur!!!!!!!

  • FistsofNeil25

    There we go! Thanks for the help Bieksa!

  • Millennium

    Weird goal. Pretty much par for the course today. Good coordination by Mac to knock that out of the air

    • FistsofNeil25

      Pretty sure MacArthur never touched it. It went off Bieksa’s glove.

      • Millennium

        Pretty sure its Mac’s goal

  • Richard Gough

    Would you do this deal ?
    GUDBRANSON
    For
    Cowen

    • Sandy

      Yes but Florida wouldn’t do that…

      • Richard Gough

        I am trying to get this deal done on one of my sim league

    • Phoenix

      Would need to be extra with cowen to get gudbranson as cowen is turning into a dud.

  • FistsofNeil25

    I really like the Hoffman-Zibanejad-Ryan line.

    • Sandy

      It’s good.. but next season put Lazar there and Ryan back with Turris…

      • Tcharger – Ryan-For-51

        Or don’t rush Lazar and let him learn how to play at this level in bingo….. So he doesn’t end up pulling a Cowen

  • Terry

    KING KARL!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Tcharger – Ryan-For-51

    Wow

  • FistsofNeil25

    Hey Sensnation, can Cowen do that? Nah, didn’t think so! Karl!!!

  • xiorcal

    I though the point of an outside game was to play outside?

    Spezza is playing really well today.

    • Millennium

      Well its pouring rain in Vancouver.

  • Dirtysweetness

    TRADE SPEZZA NOW WHILE HIS VALUE IS HIGH! (or before he gives the puck away)

  • karlssens

    Spezza had some nice dangles

  • Sandy

    They are lucky to be tied at this point… Now it’s up to Anderson to keep this close.

    • Colin

      Exactly! They should be up 4-2!

  • karlssens

    Vancouver barely scores.. If we can get one more it’s done.

  • Terry

    Turris is looking pretty good so far.

  • Millennium

    Maybe its the stadium or the camera angle, but this whole game seems….off. Disjointed? Ugly?

    • Colin

      Too much beige out there

  • Mark

    Healey has a boner for EK.

    • Richard Gough

      Lol I knew it

      • Frank

        His one-trick pony

    • Sandy

      Healey’s a jackass.

  • FistsofNeil25

    I see a lot of Conacher-Spezza-Michalek, but all I want to see is Moulson-Spezza-Stewart.

    • karlssens

      Wouldn’t that be nice :)

  • luckan20

    Good come back.

  • xiorcal

    nothing against tegan and sarah but this is not hockey music.

  • CUP 2014-15

    Have to stay positive, no negative waves man !!! Stay with them until it’s over. After 10 min. this site had this team torn apart. Lets have more wobbly pops and cheer these lads to a nice two points to start this trip.

    • SenaTHOR

      Just pissed at Karlssons defence. His offence speaks for itself.

      • CUP 2014-15

        Cool and I let out a you idiot when it happened too, buy Eric is going to be Eric. If it had been PW or EG I would have thrown something. LOL. It’s all good were still in it, Hell I even stay to the end of games at the CTC.

      • xiorcal

        It’s the coach fault, When he put him with Cowen he said play with him and learn but never said who he was speaking to.

    • Terry

      It was a tough first 10 but the team bounced back. The 2 goal deficit seemed to wake them up. I said before that this game and the next 2 are definitely winnable if the team plays a high tempo and hard nosed game.

  • Mark

    Wow, these lesbians are terrible singers. This is awful!!!

    • SenaTHOR

      They should be called the DutchGirls

    • Richard Gough

      That’s what I thought too lol

  • Dirtysweetness

    Who the hell is this doing the intermission show? Seriously, they couldn’t get Loverboy or Gordon Lightfoot? Someone relevant? ;-)

  • Deadly

    Watching some Tigerless golf during the singing.

  • Terry

    Golf or Tegan & Sarah……….I choose bathroom and Rum.

  • luckan20

    Any news Shirp????
    Oliers and Ottawa talk

  • Terry

    Now I was thinking Trooper would’ve been a good show.

  • Guest

    Murray won’t move Cowen. Not enough time for him to figure out how Cowen moves.

    • luckan20

      Not enough of time ??? not clear what do you mean by that ??

  • T K

    Tight black leggings with thick soled, big black shoes: ugly in 1988, still ugly in 2014

  • xiorcal

    Luongo pads are old school lol

  • Terry

    ARGH!!

  • Tcharger – Ryan-For-51

    Great possession by Smith.

    I can’t believe how much he has grown on me this season… A real highlight of the year

  • Terry

    That was a solid shift by Smith & Greening. I really hope Ottawa keeps Smith.

    • Deadly

      Thought he was benched.

      • Terry

        Greening should’ve been, not Smith.

  • FistsofNeil25

    Really solid period so far the Sens. A goal or two would be nice though!

    • Terry

      Almost like a different team that started the 2nd compared to the team that started the 1st. Maybe they got a little caught up in the moment before the game started.

  • karlssens

    Playing well so far this period.. I cannot believe how good z bad will be in a few years.. He’s just so strong on the puck.

  • luckan20

    Lack stopped three possible goals for them.

  • Cicero

    What a schitzoid team. Just when I call for a purge and a new identity, the current roster decides to play like Team Canada.

  • CUP 2014-15

    Positive waves baby, all is good

    • Cicero

      Good work, Sir.

  • Tcharger – Ryan-For-51

    Weircioch is jumping into the rush really nicely today

  • FistsofNeil25

    NICE!

  • karlssens

    Ceci!!

  • Terry

    Nice goal!!

  • Brock

    Ceci <3

  • T K

    fuck yeah baby!

  • Tcharger – Ryan-For-51

    My god I can’t wait to watch Ceci develop… Already an amazing player to watch

    • karlssens

      Only 20..so reminds me of a younger Pietrangelo

  • Terry

    Nice pass from Spezza.

  • FistsofNeil25

    I know everyone thinks our biggest need is a top 4 defenseman, which is true…. but if the organization plans on keeping Spezza around then we should also focus on getting him some top 6 quality wingers as well. I`m tired of watching him with Michalek, Greening, Conacher etc

    • Tcharger – Ryan-For-51

      I don’t think d is out biggest need… Drop Philips and Corvo next year, move Boro up…I am already more confident with that.

      Not sure who you put in the top 4 other than Karlsson /Methot tho…. I want to think Ceci, but that’s asking a tonne.

      • FistsofNeil25

        Again if you can’t think of who else other than Karlsson and Methot to put in our top 4 then yes, a defenseman is our biggest need.

        • Tcharger – Ryan-For-51

          Yeah I just tried to wrote it out and the best 2-3 I came with was

          Ceci – weircioch

          Kinda scary, but then last pairing

          Gryba – boro

          If all six jelled man that could be wild in a few seasons

  • Lorenzo72

    Hey guys, is it possible that the ice surface is smaller than ususal? Or am I blind? :)

    • karlssens

      Camera work!

      • Lorenzo72

        Thx. Or I got used to the bigger rink because of Sochi games.

  • T K

    Those beige pants with the central lining makes it look like vanciuver players are wearing diapers

  • Deadly

    Announcers trying to figure how to get Vancouver back playing.

  • Dirtysweetness

    Cowan for Edler? :-)

  • luckan20

    For some reason Ottawa never get good credit from those lousy CBC.

  • CUP 2014-15

    Man things are so much nicer around here now

    • xiorcal

      3-2 is a bit more fun to see than 7-2 or 6-1

      • CUP 2014-15

        Agreed just not sure Red wings fans would have pounded their team when we were spanking them 5-0. might be wrong though

        • xiorcal

          I think it’s context, you see them play there worst game of the year against boston and you expect them to rebound, especially against a detroit team missing a lot of core players and in a back to back and what you get is a big joke. I always thought it was important to keep Cowen but I wonder what the end result would have been without him in the last two games.

          • CUP 2014-15

            It’s tough when your a big fan. We want the best all the time from them and don’t understand how things can look like a player or team don’t care and I doubt very much that they don’t care.

  • Tcharger – Ryan-For-51

    Damn so close for ceci

  • FistsofNeil25

    That’s the fourth or fifth post we’ve hit in this game.

  • Tcharger – Ryan-For-51

    What great d to end the period by Zibby!

  • FistsofNeil25

    That was one of the best periods I’ve seen our team play this season. Hopefully they keep it up in the third. Vancouver barely touched the puck!

    • Cicero

      and….it’s an afternoon game!

    • Lorenzo72

      Why cannot we do this other times?

      • CUP 2014-15

        Good question, I just think that they are so young that when things start going bad, they really go bad. Maturity teaches you not to sweat stuff and put shit behind you. They often give up goals in pairs or worse.

  • Terry

    Way better period!!

  • luckan20

    Need a solid 3rd period to get the much needed 2 points. A win tonight will be a good start on this 4 game road trip.

  • CUP 2014-15

    Great third on the way, big goal early from Bobby.

  • Terry

    I would love to see Bobby score a goal!!!

  • karlssens

    Ottawa should win 4/4 games on this trip.

    • Tcharger – Ryan-For-51

      Agreed… Which muddies the waters

  • Colin

    Considering the amount of time that has been spent honouring losing Vancouver teams this afternoon, it would only be fitting that the current team also loses today to maintain the tradition.

  • xiorcal

    I don’t like when they play to defend the lead.

    • Terry

      Yeah, it makes me nervous.

    • MikeS

      On this ice its fine imo, Its soo hard to set up plays when the puck bounces around like it is

  • Terry

    Ok. PM needs to settle the team down during this TV timeout and get them back to playing in Van’s end.

  • Terry

    ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!?!

  • karlssens

    Kesler is such a pussy.

  • luckan20

    It was a stupid PP to take thanks to sloppy play by Spezza in offensive zone.

    • Colin

      Hahahahahaha!
      It was Spezza’s fault!
      No, Phillips sucks!
      Condra sucks!
      Fucking Cowen!

  • H POTTER

    Incredible…imagine a 4 min PP…they just find ways to always make it hard for them to get a simple win

  • Tcharger – Ryan-For-51

    I saw a Spezza elbow… What did they actually call?

    • xiorcal

      spezza elbow or elbow on spezza?

      • Tcharger – Ryan-For-51

        When they smoked kelser his elbow came up… Didn’t notice grybas stick up

  • Terry

    Nice play Phillips

  • H POTTER

    Yessssss

  • Terry

    Nice!

  • H POTTER

    I wouldn’t want to be Richardson having to hear tort after in the locker room..lol

  • CUP 2014-15

    Yes baby, great road and AFTERNOON win.

  • T K

    Ahhhhh, that was so sweet

  • Millennium

    Well, full credit to them for turning it around after a terrible start.

  • laffin681021

    Greenings scoring goals…trade him.

  • CUP 2014-15

    Phillips asked for the puck ….Hmmmmmm

    • Millennium

      Yeahhh and he was super aggressive asking for it too.

      • Tcharger – Ryan-For-51

        Saw that too…. Not going to write it off after the Alfie fiasco fiasco, I honestly think he/they knew he wasn’t likely resigning

  • Moudy Mahfouz

    WE WON AN AFTERNOON GAME and are now 2-0 when Ceci scores. New streak

  • Sensturion

    Breaking news out of Vancouver tonight. The Ottawa Senators have… won an afternoon game!

  • FistsofNeil25

    Great win for the boys today! It was do or die for both teams and the Sens got the important two points. Now things get really interesting.

    Phillips asking for the puck at the end of the game makes me believe he won’t be accepting that one-year contract that was offered. Either that or he was picking it up to give to Ceci for scoring that game winning goal in the team’s first “outdoor” game.

    Now that this event is over, I expect the trade rumors to really pick up steam. How long until Stewart is officially a Senator?

    • Aaron 2.0

      Phillips looked really good today paired w/ Ceci. I hope Boston was watching.

      • Senator forever

        Phillips was a rock today. He is playing for a new contract. Personally I would pay him for two more years as 6-7 defenceman. Character guy needed for such a young team.

        • Aaron 2.0

          Definitely was playing for a new contract (by doing so also made himself look valuable to others). IMO, the organization would have to tell him about the reduced role (6-7 D, may not play every game); they owe him that respect before signing him. I’m not sure he’d be happy with that. My feeling is that it’s time for everybody to move on. But, I don’t really have a clue what management will do on this one. We’ve still never retired a player that started and finished their career in Ottawa (that honour would have been # 11; but now that’s tainted).

          • CUP 2014-15

            It would be nice but drafted players who stay with the same Org forever is almost a thing of Generations past. Gretz, Messier and Coffee. Guy, Orr,…. The greats of the game, anyone can or will move. It has to be hard for a player to hang em up. I would love to have Bid Rig finish here but no big deal if he moves on.

          • Aaron 2.0

            I agree; it’s not going to happen anymore. It would have be nice to have a few retired numbers in our rafters that played their entire careers here. There’s no good reason why we couldn’t of w/ Alfie. He should have been signed as early as possible, for whatever he wanted (but ownership mishandled that). I love Phillips, but doesn’t make me feel the way Alfie did. I’m guessing most fans feel the same. If he has value, then we got to get something for him, IMO. I’m interested to see what Big Rig fetches, if he moves on. I’m sure that will be a very emotional day for him (and us)!

          • CUP 2014-15

            Going to be tough, lots of good years. Your right the one guy who was there to finish the job, we lost to the wings, he still has game.

  • laffin681021

    Ceci: 2 NHL goals…both are GWG..clutch?

    • Sensturion

      New Philips.

  • Daybreak Maidenhead

    tooo ta’ nuttin’

    da woist leed in hawkeee

  • sprucesens

    Sens win! Off to mahoneys to celebrate. Decent number of sens fans at the game. Good to see the sens rally back. Expecting trades announced tomorrow after the boys celebrate the win on the big stage. Go Sens Go!

    • CUP 2014-15

      Enjoy, have fun and represent us proud…Yee Haw

      • sprucesens

        Bought a karlsson jersey a hat and a tshirt. 320 later and 60 mins, and a big win to celebrate. Not sure if the tv showed it, but the fans were rude about lack in net. Booed during the intros and and started chanting Lu after the 2nd or third goal. They just can’t make up their minds on what to do with Lu. One minute they want him traded, next they boo other goalies. We’ll, off to the bar

        • Tcharger – Ryan-For-51

          It came clearly

        • Millennium

          Stocke and Weekes laid into them pretty good about it, and rightly so.

        • CUP 2014-15

          They talked about it quit a lot. Then Don C. went off on the crowd as well. Have a blast man and remember we’re not asshole Leaf fans. Good game and big win. W

  • karlssens

    So how long until the trade is made?

  • Jordan

    Great game by the Sens today!! Now lets see some moves Murray. Im hoping to see some new faces on the team when I go to my first ever Ottawa senators game on tuesday!

  • Simple Jack

    Way to break in the new jerseys boys!
    Awsome win, shocked to hear cbc turn the corner and praise some of our players.

    Great game on the big stage, best cbc game so far in 2014, great job.

    #Gosens

  • Andrews theory

    Boston has an interest in Phillips but so does Anaheim…

    Phillips for Silfverberg, bring him back…

    • SENSsmile

      That would be too good to be true…

    • CUP 2014-15

      He does not have enough intensity!!!!! lol

    • Tcharger – Ryan-For-51

      Oh man I’d lose my mind!!!

    • Phoenix

      Rather get our first back some how, Silf and Etem would be a nice return.

      • not YOUR wingman

        YEESH – Why not ask for $20,000,000 as well ?

    • not YOUR wingman

      WOW – you actually think the Ducks would make that trade
      IF JS is available they can get a LOT more than CP04 for him.

  • Sandy

    Good win… after the first 10 min I would not have expected that..
    Why has McLean stopped using Ryan on the first PP. They want him to re-sign with the team… he won’t if McLean screws around with him…

    • Aaron 2.0

      I have no clue what’s happening w/ Ryan. It’s no secret I haven’t been overly impressed with him (or the deal that brought him here). But, I will say this – That poor guy’s value is taking a big hit this year. I feel for him. I wonder what he fetches on a new contract. For me, we should be prioritizing MacArthur. If we can keep Ryan too, that’s a bonus.

  • Aaron 2.0

    Anyone else a little surprised nothing went down after the Heritage Classic. I was really certain we had something lined up (especially w/ Prince as a healthy scratch). Maybe a case of GM’s trying to make sure they are maximizing returns leading up to the deadline?

    • Spoons

      It’s always like this with BM, isnt’ it? Every time rumours are flying high, nothing happens. When we don’t hear a thing, BOOM, huge trade.

      • sprucesens

        Probably giving guys a night to celebrate the win on the big stage. Then business tomorrow. Maybe giving Phillips a chance to say bye? Should be a good couple days

        • CUP 2014-15

          Sounds about right, this was a family trip to boot

        • aegiszx

          If there’s one thing I’ve noticed about BM, it’s that he’s a real classy guy and would never try to disrespect his players, even though business is business.

          This really was an event for families and fans, and well, Canada. BM knows, there’s a time and a place to do things, and today wasn’t it. I think tomorrow could be eventful though…

    • not YOUR wingman

      GEEZ – or maybe BM is waiting for the team to get back to Ottawa before
      telling a player that he has been traded ?

      • Deadly

        They won’t get back till after the deadline.

  • Don Ciccio

    Apparently big news coming out of Sens land tomorrow…..Here anything Chirp?

    • not YOUR wingman

      you expect SC to be up at 1:00 AM and waiting to answer your questions ?

      • Don Ciccio

        Did I ask him to respond promptly? What are you doing up this late? Does your mother know that you are awake?

        • not YOUR wingman

          It’s almost 9:00 AM here in Tel Aviv

          My mother died in 1981

  • senate19

    I would love to get some official word on the jerseys for next year. Sens need to go full-rebrand and drop the current jerseys.

    Either use the current Heritage jerseys, or make new black and white ones for next year with the same template. Either way, IMO, this needs to happen, now is the time.

    Can someone out there with connections find out for us?