This post is one that I thought about after seeing the Bio on the Twitter page of Marc Methot, his profile picture was changed and I wanted to see what was written on his t-shirt. The Bio line said
Defenseman for the Ottawa Senators. Preferably on the left side..
Now, Methot had a very interesting year. Heading into the year, it was accepted that EK65 and Methot would be the top pairing and eat a ton of minutes. Methot in the summer attended the Canadian Olympic Team orientation camp after having a great season the lockout shortened season. All positive so far.
Then during the season, we saw Methot and EK65 spilt up, we saw the extremely bizarre "press box'ing of Methot, and some more of EK65 and Methot on different pairings deployment. Now Methot has returned from overseas with a back injury and will miss the World Championships.
In order for the Senators to solidify their defense, MacLean is going to have to play EK65 and Marc Methot as the top pair and leave ...