The NHL off season is officially upon us.
Aside from the recent departure of AHL goaltender Barry Brust, Sens news is pretty hard to come by these days. From now until the end of August, there obviously won’t be a whole lot for fans of the Ottawa Senators to discuss but I suppose the good news is it’s only a couple months till training camp!
With the team’s roster seemingly set, we can expect limited movement from the Sens over the next little while. Murray will continue to work to create a little bit of wiggle room on the club’s blueline but those moves aren’t likely to happen until a little closer to training camp.
Meanwhile, I’ll do my best to keep the website interesting during the downtime.
Over the next couple of weeks, I was hoping to hold a sort of “open audition” for a new contributor here on SensChirp. Reading through the comment section it’s clear that many of you write well and have plenty to say about the Sens. Well this is your chance to have your work featured on a more regular basis.
For now the position is a sort of unpaid internship, but it is a great opportunity to have your work exposed to a large number of die hard Sens fans. If you are interested, please submit an article no longer than 400 words in length to email@example.com. It can be on anything related to the Ottawa or Binghamton Senators.
Along with that, please include your name, email address and a little bit about why you think you would make a good contributor here on the site. The deadline for submissions is Friday, July 22, 2011 at 5:00 PM.
- I mentioned on Twitter that I would have information about the next SensChirp contest up today but I’m going to have to hold off. Still trying to sort out all the details, including the prize for the winner. Stay tuned for that either tomorrow or the next day.
- With all the recent changes, it’s pretty clear the team in Binghamton will be quite different next season. Since winning the Calder Cup last month, the club has said goodbye to Ryan Keller, Ryan Potulny, Derek Smith, Roman Wick, Andre Benoit, Geoff Kinrade, David Hale, Barry Brust and Cody Bass. They will also lose Bobby Butler, Erik Condra, Colin Greening and Zack Smith because those four will spend the full season in Ottawa. Should be interesting to see what Kleinendorst can do with that group next year.