Found April 02, 2014 on Puck Drunk Love:
PLAYERS: Robin Lehner
TEAMS: Ottawa Senators
It’s always interesting seeing what sort of relationship a player has with the various local reporters in charge of covering their team. Most players and reporters seem to have a fairly respectful relationship, with both sides reaching a mutual agreement on boundaries and confidentiality. In other cases, reporters develop a pretty bad reputation for latching on to information or for hounding the players with persistent questioning. Evidently, beat writers for the Ottawa Senators fall into the latter category. Last fun fact of the day: Sens goalie Robin Lehner has five piranhas at home, each of them named after an Ottawa beat writer. — Gord Miller (@GMillerTSN) April 2, 2014 Give credit to Lehner. He took the familiar and overused expression of referring to reporters as piranha and put an entirely new spin on it. It’s one thing to call a reporter a piranha. It’s another to call your piranha by the beat reporter’s name. No word on which five reporters earned this distinction. Let the...

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Jason Spezza told reporters he felt "pretty good" after taking the morning skate. Apparently, not good enough to play. The Senators' captain sat for the second straight game Wednesday night against the New York Islanders with a "lower body" injury that coach Paul MacLean thought may have "tightened up." While MacLean told reporters he was originaly...

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Karlsson Nominated for the Masterton Trophy and Sens Sign Driedger, Dzingel to ELCs

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Alfie’s Return to Ottawa Recap 12.01.2013

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