Found February 07, 2012 on Puck Drunk Love:
If you're a serious fantasy hockey player you're probably pretty familiar with Zenon Konopka. If you're not, you might be wondering why we would dedicate an entire article to the forward from Ottawa.  Konopka is known for two things and two things alone - dropping the gloves and sitting in the box. For the knowledgeable fantasy player, Konopka is a legend when it comes to the PIM (penalties in minutes) statistic. While it might be a controversial aspect of the game, Konopka's supremacy in collecting penalty minutes is truly one that must be appreciated. So why are we spending time talking about a guy that has just 27 points over the course of 244 NHL games? Physical brutality.    Ever since Konopka emerged in the NHL during the 2005-06 season with Anaheim, the penalty box has been almost a second home for the forward. Seriously. Through his 244 games he has spent 852 minutes in the box for various penalties he has committed, typically five minute majors for fig...

'Rebuild' Is Such a Dirty Word... Except When It Isn't

  With the Senators in the midst of their first six-game losing streak this season, the best defense that is being played in Ottawa these days is the utilization of the phrase, ‘Meh, the Senators are just a rebuilding team’. Fortunately for the Senators, they’ve accumulated such a point cushion – through their sheer volume of games played and an 8-0-1 record from December...

Senators hoping Butler can ignite stagnant attack

Bobby Butler is getting what he calls "a big opportunity" to regain his scoring touch, joining Jason Spezza and Milan Michalek on the Ottawa Senators' top line on Thursday n...

Morning Skate: Game 55 at Ottawa

6:30 PM CT – Predators (32-17-5) @ Senators (27-22-7)Players to watch:NSH- Mike FisherFisher makes his return to Ottawa 364 days after being dealt to Nashville. The former Senator has seven goals in his last six games.OTT- Erik KarlssonThe high-flying Norris Trophy candidate is a key player in Ottawa’s lineup. Karlsson leads the NHL in points from defensemen (48 points).Starting...

Predators @ Ottawa Senators (Game 55): Preview

The Nashville Predators go to Ottawa to take on the Senators in a West vs East match-up. The Nashville Predators' record this season is 32-17-5 and ranked 5th in the Western Conference. The Ottawa Senators' record this season is 27-22-7 and ranked 8th in the Eastern Conference. Puck drops at 6:30 PM CT. For your Ottawa Senators news, go to the Bloguin affiliate, The 6th...

Blues upend Senators 3-1

OTTAWA (AP) -- Brian Elliott didn't have the success he would have liked with the Ottawa Senators. On Tuesday, he was almost perfect against them. David Perron scored twice and Elliott made 28 saves in his regular-season return to Ottawa and the St. Louis Blues handed the Senators their seventh straight loss, 3-1. Elliott was traded to the Colorado Avalanche prior to...

Blues-Senators Preview

The Ottawa Senators and St. Louis Blues currently are in the thick of their respective conference's playoff race, though both teams have been struggling of late. The Senators have had it especially rough. Ottawa looks to avoid a seven-game losing streak by earning its sixth straight home victory over St. Louis when the teams meet Tuesday night. The Senators (27-21-7) went...

Predators-Senators Preview

During his 10-plus seasons with the Ottawa Senators, Mike Fisher was a fan favorite who was instrumental to their Stanley Cup finals run five years ago. He was an adept goal scorer, but never scored as proficiently as he is now for the Nashville Predators. Fisher makes his return to Ottawa almost a year to the day he was traded when the Predators face the struggling Senators on...

St. Louis Blues (30-14-7) at Ottawa Senators (27-21-7), 7:30 p.m. (ET)

The Ottawa Senators decided last season that they wanted to upgrade their goaltending position. Now the man that they dealt away reappears in town as an All-Star.

Power Rankings: Reality starting to bite overachieving Sens

The Senators have ridden Craig Anderson into surprising contention, but now their goalie is looking worn and reality seems to be setting in. Adam Gretz says at least they play in the right division. Power Rankings

Wednesday Scuttlebutt

How does the Senators organization honour veteran defenceman Chris Phillips before his 1,000th career NHL game tomorrow night? By painting black fours on the Scotiabank Place ice behind each of the nets and posting the worst photo imaginable photo of Ottawa's assistant captain on the main page of their website. (Featured above.) Between Phillips' 1000th career game, Carrie...

Senators aim to continue season-seat sales growth

Perhaps more than ever, Ottawa Senators fans are warming up to the team they see on the ice. Now the club is pushing forward to make season-seat ownership more than affordable than ever, with the aim of growing its base of full-year commitments...

Nashville Predators (32-17-5) at Ottawa Senators (27-22-7), 7:30 p.m. (ET)

The Ottawa Senators were already burned by one former teammate this week. They hope that same thing doesn't happen this evening against the Nashville Predators in Mike Fisher's return to Scotiabank Place.
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