Found November 07, 2011 on
The 6th Sens:
After being played sparingly on Ottawa’s fourth line alongside the likes of Jesse Winchester and Erik Condra, the Senators have finally returned the once ballyhooed Nikita Filatov back to Binghamton.
Bruce Garrioch actually just commented on Filatov via Twitter, Does anybody get the fact that Filatov hasn't gotten more ice time because he hasn't earned it? That's the hammer the coach holds.
Here is a look at his recent four game sample size:
October 30th vs Toronto: 5 minutes 16 seconds TOI; 2 hits; and 1 shot.
November 1st vs Boston: 6 minutes and 34 seconds TOI; 22 seconds of PP TOI; nothing but zeroes on his game log.
November 4th vs Montreal: 7 minutes and 18 seconds TOI; 1 hit; and 1 shot on goal.
November 5th vs Buffalo: 8 minutes and 51 seconds TOI; 45 seconds of PP TOI; 1 hit; and 1 shot on goal.
Of course the most obvious and positive trend is that his ice-time and role gradually increased on a game-by-game basis.
Am I completely grasping at straws...
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In this morning's Ottawa Sun, there were two paragraphs written by Bruce Garrioch that I really took notice of. Take a look:
If the Senators are going to halt their three-game losing skid Wednesday night against the Rangers, they need more production from everybody — especially Butler, who has yet to score a goal in the six games he’s played this season.
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OTTAWA - The Ottawa Senators today reassigned forward Nikita Filatov to the club’s American Hockey League affiliate, the Binghamton Senators.
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