Found April 29, 2012 on The 6th Sens:
At the risk of offending Alan Walsh, I’m going to outline why it is in management’s best interests to entertain the idea of trading Milan Michalek. In light of the Senators unexpected success this season, on the surface, it might seem crazy to consider moving the team’s leading goal scorer. Nevertheless, as I will outline, there are some legitimate reasons for looking into what the market would hold for the 35 goal scorer. 1) Ottawa Would Be Selling High With 35 goals and 60 points, statistically Milo had the second most productive season of his career. While he established a new personal record for goals in a season, besting his previous high of 26, he did however ultimately fall short of his career regular season high of 66 points that he set during the 2006/07 campaign. 2) Inflated Numbers? While Michalek’s totals may look impressive on the surface, the underlying numbers indicate that they’re inflated. According to, amongst Senators regulars, M...

Karlsson to play for Sweden in World Championship

Ottawa Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson will play for Sweden in the 2012 IIHF World Championship, which begins on Friday with three games in Stockholm and three in Helsinki. One of three finalists for the Norris Trophy as the NHL's top defenseman, Karlsson needed to secure insurance coverage before confirming that he would play for the national team, but according to a report...

Decision Time Coming For Alfredsson

from Erin Nicks at,  A rough-voiced Daniel Alfredsson took his place at the forefront of a media scrum for the final time this season, and still provided no indication as to whether he would return to the Ottawa Senators for a 17th year. The 39-year-old admitted that he’s been missing some time with his four young sons, which has been bothering him, but his boys want...

Will Erik Karlsson Be Reasonable In His Salary Negotiations?

from Allen Panzeri of Senators Extra, Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk set the stage for a tough contract battle with Erik Karlsson by saying the 21-year-old defenceman will have to be “reasonable” in his contract demands. In a year-end conference call with the Ottawa media on Monday, Melnyk said the Senators can’t go “toe-to-toe” in spending with the big-market teams...

Senators to play at the World Championship

So far, four Senators players have accepted invitations to play for their countries at the IIHF World Championship in Helsinki, Finland and Stockholm, Sweden. Jakob Silfverberg didn’t waste any time before getting ready to return to Sweden, while Erik Karlsson and Daniel Alfredsson decided to take a few days to think things over after being invited to join the Swedish team. The...

Alfie ”completing circles”, Erik wants to play at Worlds

  Daniel Alfredsson has officially accepted the invitation to join the Swedish national team in a tournament that is partly being played on home ice in the Globe Arena in Stockholm. That could’ve been the end of the story right there, if not for a few interesting quotes Alfredsson left us with, talking to various Swedish media outlets. “I’ve been contemplating this for...
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