Game One in Charlotte- Gryba Returns

SensChirp May 12, 2011 0

Robin Lehner and the rest of the Binghamton Senators continue their quest for the Calder Cup tonight against the Charlotte Checkers.  Game 1 of that series goes in Charlotte.

All the action can be heard live on the Team 1200 courtesy of Bingo’s play by play guy Grady Whittenberg who has to be one of the best in the business. The puck drops at 7:05 PM.

It sounds like Binghamton could get a boost to their blueline ahead of Game 1. Eric Gryba skated this morning and should be in the line up tonight.  Patrick Wiercioch was skating with the rest of the scratches and isn’t expected to play.

Another big game featuring a Sens player goes later this afternoon when Jason Spezza and Team Canada take on Ovechkin and Team Russia. Spezza has continued his great play in the World Championships and seems to have found his way on to the team’s top line. Hitchcock and Spezza didn’t get along so well last year but all that seems to be water under the bridge.

You can expect Ken Hitchcock’s name to be among a list of guys included in the Sens search for a new head coach although early projections have him landing in New Jersey.

To this point anyway, I’m really having a tough time gauging who the favourite might be for the vacant position. As I understand it, interviews have not officially begun but I would expect that process to get going in the very near future.

As I think we all expected, Dave Cameron’s name has been coming up quite a bit lately. He’s definitely going to get a look but I get the sense the plan is to go with a more experienced guy.

Sens GM Bryan Murray was in Gatineau last night to take in Game 4 of the QMJHL final between the Olympiques and the Saint John Sea Dogs. Murray was likely there to get a first hand look at Jonathan Huberdeau, a player that has shot up recent draft day rankings.

Oh and don’t forget to book your spot on the Bus to Bingo! Seems to be filling up pretty quickly so book your spot now so you don’t miss out. Click here for more details.