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Having captured three of four points in two games this week that the Senators easily could have lost in regulation, you’d imagine most Sens fans would be ecstatic with the team’s good fortune considering that Ottawa hasn’t played anything resembling its best hockey.
Blowing a two-goal lead and giving a division rival two points in the standings is never good, but when that rival is Toronto, it definitely makes it more difficult to find the positive in things.
Take for example the fact we’re two regular season games into the Bobby Ryan Senators era and already it feels like we’re micro-analyzing each shift and focusing on what he isn’t, instead of focusing on what he is.
Ryan may never be the greatest skater and yes, his decision-making with the puck at times has bordered on careless, and I’m not really sure who to believe when it comes to Ryan’s alleged conditioning levels, but, as underwhelming as his play has been, you just have to keep reminding yourself that things w...
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The Ottawa Senators have only played two games and all the rage yesterday in the newspapers was the story or non-story of what kind of shape Bobby Ryan was in.
Now I’m not really sure what has provoked all of this Bobby Ryan fitness level questioning. In the Ottawa Sun, Bruce Garrioch made mention of some negative comments made by the commentators during last Saturday’s Hockey...
The CBC's Elliotte Friedman's graced our Monday evening with a "30 Thoughts" column. He begins with the P's and Q's of a shootout spin-o-rama (see: Mason Raymond) vs. ettiquette (if you "snow" a goalie, should that be a penalty?), and he continues from there.
Among his thoughts:
1. Looked a little bit into Ken Holland's overtime suggestion...
from Roy MacGregor of the Globe and Mail,
...Then there is the no small matter Ryan is in Ottawa only because beloved former captain Daniel Alfredsson elected to leave for the Detroit Red Wings. Only 26 – 15 years younger than Alfredsson – and drawing $5,562,500 (U.S.) a season, Ryan is expected not only to replace Alfredsson on the right wing of the top line but to produce...
Ottawa Senators coach Paul MacLean was not amused by Toronto Maple Leafs forward Mason Raymond's spin-o-rama, snow-and-score goal against Craig Anderson, and I guess this falls under the, "Ask a prickly question, receive an equally grumpy answer" category.
NHL senior VP of hockey operations Colin Campbell replied to MacLean's, "Should this be allowed?"...
After playing his first game in Binghamton since January, Mika Zibanejad guested yesterday on TSN 1200's The Drive with Ian Mendes and Shawn Simpson.
If you would like to listen to the full interview, you can do so here, or by streaming the embedded audio below.
As always, my thoughts in bold.
On dealing with starting the season in the AHL as opposed to the NHL…...
Gary Bettman and his people finally allowed the Senators to start the regular season like everyone else on Friday night.
Not only were the Senators the Columbus Blue Jackets Carolina Hurricanes and New York Islanders the last teams to play Game 1 but with six on the road (including a gruelling four-game trip to California and Arizona) before Ottawa's first on home ice it'...
Ottawa forward Bobby Ryan: “If you’re not ready out of the gate, all of a sudden you hear that damn Tim McGraw song three times in the first five minutes.”
The Toronto Maple Leafs had their share of struggles in the season opener against the Ottawa Senators, but rallied from a 4-2 second period deficit to win a 5-4 shootout victory at Air Canada Center Saturday night.
Mason Raymond scored a goal and two assists in regulation and a spin-o-rama goal in the shootout to lead the Leafs to their third victory of the season. Nazem Kadri...
Thanks to @bringbacklee for this amazing GIF.
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