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In today's USA Today, Kevin Allen examined the intrigue surrounding Erik Karlsson's Norris Trophy candidacy. To read the original article, you can follow the link by going here. For the purpose of this piece, it's been re-posted below. As always, my comments are in bold. Bottoms up.
Ottawa Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson has been dazzling enough this season that any discussion of his impact seems to include a comparison to the two most accomplished defensemen in NHL history.
Karlsson, 21, has been compared to a young version of Swedish countryman Nicklas Lidstrom because of the way he sees plays unfolding. Also, he has a chance to be the youngest player to win the Norris Trophy since 20-year-old Bobby Orr won it in 1968.
Damn. I was hoping that the two most accomplished defensemen in NHL history were the recently immortalized Rich Pilon and Jeff Norton.
"His speed, vision, puck carrying, and passing skills make him one of the more gifted offensive ...
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Singer and Ottawa native Tara Holloway was booked to sing then U.S. and Canadian anthems prior to the Senators’ home game against the Sabres on Saturday night, and nerves seemed to get the better of her. During “O-Canada” she began to stumble but the Senators fans did their best to sing along with Tara so that she could complete the anthem. Pretty classy move by some solid...
Ottawa Senators stud defenseman Erik Karlsson is questionable for Saturday's game versus the Northeast Division rival Buffalo Sabres.
Karlsson is suffering from general soreness, according to CBC's Cassie Campbell-Pascal on Saturday. The All-Star blue-liner was able to practice on Saturday morning.
Karlsson, 21, has 16 goals, 51 assists and 36 penalty minutes this season.
from Kevin Allen of USA TODAY, Ottawa Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson has been dazzling enough this season that any discussion of his impact seems to include a comparison to the two most accomplished defensemen in NHL history.
Karlsson, 21, has been compared to a young version of Swedish countryman Nicklas Lidstrom because of the way he sees plays unfolding. Also, he has a chance...
At 6-foot-7, Ben Bishop casts an imposing figure in the Ottawa Senators' net. His teammates are more impressed with the rookie's poise and confidence than his size.
Bishop made 25 saves in his home debut with the Senators, and Ottawa beat the Eastern Conference-leading New York Rangers 4-1 Thursday night.
''Bishop played unbelievable,'' defenseman Jared...
Senators prospect Jakob Silfverberg has enjoyed a terrific regular season, scoring 24 goals, adding 30 assists for a total of 54 points in 49 games. On Sunday, his team enters a wide-open SEL playoffs, to be followed by a spot on the Swedish World Championship team in May.
This morning, Jakob talked to Måns Karlsson of Swedish site HockeySverige about his season. Here is a translation...
Ben Bishop made 25 saves in his home debut with the Senators, and Ottawa beat the Eastern Conference-leading New York Rangers 4-1 Thursday night.
Nick Foligno had the winning goal, and Zack Smith, Kyle Turris and Jason Spezza, with an empty-netter, also scored for the Senators (36-25-8).
The Rangers (42-17-7) grabbed a 1-0 lead on Ryan Callahan's first-period goal, but dropped...
from Chris Stevenson of the Ottawa Sun, Is is possible a goaltender can be too tall? At what point does a big guy just not have the agility to be effective? Ben Bishop of the Ottawa Senators is the tallest goaltender to play in the NHL at 6-foot-7. Talking to scouts, other goaltenders and goaltending coaches, there was concern about the size of a 5-hole on a big goaltender and the...
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The Ottawa Senators - led by the strong effort of newly-acquired goaltender Ben Bishop in relief of Craig Anderson - knocked off the New York Rangers 4-1 at Scotiabank Place, wrapping up the season series against the Eastern Conference's best.
In the three games prior to tonight's tilt, the Ottawa Senators - for...
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Last night's 4-1 victory over the New York Rangers moved the Ottawa Senators a bit closer to locking up a playoff birth. Although games against teams above them in the conference aren't as impactful, the Ottawa Senators did make a nice jump with respect to playoff probability, up ~ 3.1% to a 97.9%(weighted) total...
The New York Rangers (42-16-7) visit the Ottawa Senators (35-25-8) at Scotiabank Place starting at 7:30 p.m. For a preview go to Yahoo! Sports. Rangers Game Notes TV: MSG; Radio: Bloomberg Radio 1130AM, XM 216Live Stream (Don't click on ads in stream, may download virus):http...
TOMORROW’S GAME: The Rangers will face-off against the Ottawa Senators tonight at Scotiabank Place (7:30 p.m.; TV: MSG Network; Radio: Bloomberg Radio), to begin a back-to-back road set. The Blueshirts currently sit atop the Eastern Conference standings, and rank first in the league overall, with a record of 42-16-7 (91 pts). The Rangers enter the [...]
If I were to ask you, the reader, who you believed to be Ottawa's second most productive player proportionate to their even-strength ice-time, I'd imagine that you would not have a hard time coming up some familiar names. Jason Spezza? Nope, he's first. Erik Karlsson? No(rris). Ottawa's newest member of the 30-goals in one season club, Milan Michalek? No. Alfie? Wrong...