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from Roy MacGregor of the Globe and Mail,
...Then there is the no small matter Ryan is in Ottawa only because beloved former captain Daniel Alfredsson elected to leave for the Detroit Red Wings. Only 26 – 15 years younger than Alfredsson – and drawing $5,562,500 (U.S.) a season, Ryan is expected not only to replace Alfredsson on the right wing of the top line but to produce immediately.
“He’s got a bigger microscope on him because of that situation,” Ottawa head coach Paul MacLean said.
The impatience could be heard on talk radio and easily found on social media. One heartless tweeter, for reasons unknown, even took a shot at Ryan as “a product of domestic violence” – a reference to a complicated and difficult past that includes his family fleeing New Jersey for the West Coast and taking on a new identity.
“So gutless,” the usually easygoing Ryan responded. “You’re the reason athletes should be able to hit people in person.”
On Monday morning, Ryan was met by a l
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The Ottawa Senators have only played two games and all the rage yesterday in the newspapers was the story or non-story of what kind of shape Bobby Ryan was in.
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The CBC's Elliotte Friedman's graced our Monday evening with a "30 Thoughts" column. He begins with the P's and Q's of a shootout spin-o-rama (see: Mason Raymond) vs. ettiquette (if you "snow" a goalie, should that be a penalty?), and he continues from there.
Among his thoughts:
1. Looked a little bit into Ken Holland's overtime suggestion...
Having captured three of four points in two games this week that the Senators easily could have lost in regulation, you’d imagine most Sens fans would be ecstatic with the team’s good fortune considering that Ottawa hasn’t played anything resembling its best hockey.
Blowing a two-goal lead and giving a division rival two points in the standings is never good, but when that...
Ottawa forward Bobby Ryan: “If you’re not ready out of the gate, all of a sudden you hear that damn Tim McGraw song three times in the first five minutes.”
The story is all about Jason Spezza’s lingering groin strain and the Ottawa Senators seemingless endless losing streak in these parts.
On Wednesday the Senators may very well be without Spezza their captain and No. 1 centre as they attempt to end their unlucky 13-year stretch without a victory in Los Angeles.
Senators coach Paul MacLean was adamant following practice here late...
Ottawa Senators coach Paul MacLean was not amused by Toronto Maple Leafs forward Mason Raymond's spin-o-rama, snow-and-score goal against Craig Anderson, and I guess this falls under the, "Ask a prickly question, receive an equally grumpy answer" category.
NHL senior VP of hockey operations Colin Campbell replied to MacLean's, "Should this be allowed?"...
Thanks to @bringbacklee for this amazing GIF.
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After playing his first game in Binghamton since January, Mika Zibanejad guested yesterday on TSN 1200's The Drive with Ian Mendes and Shawn Simpson.
If you would like to listen to the full interview, you can do so here, or by streaming the embedded audio below.
As always, my thoughts in bold.
On dealing with starting the season in the AHL as opposed to the NHL…...
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