Found January 14, 2012 on Kukla's Korner:
from Wayne Scanlan of Senators Extra at the Ottawa Citizen, Gone is the talk the Senators would have to spend two, three years near the basement of the league to scoop top draft picks toward a contending club several years down the road. Gone, too, is the November theory that maybe the Senators can hang around long enough to grab the final playoff spot in the NHL’s Eastern Conference, you know, just to give the kids a taste of playoff experience. And while this isn’t a news flash — except perhaps for people living in Toronto, where Leafs fans remain despondent over Dion Phaneuf’s “most overrated player” status in a Sports Illustrated player poll — the Senators are a holy terror. They are winners of 10 of their past 13 games, including their latest, Thursday’s 3-0 shutout of the first-place New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden. Two of Ottawa’s three losses came in extra time, so they were worth a point to boost the Senators’ total to 54 points in 45 games (on pace for 99 point...

Winter Classic between Red Wings, Leafs all but confirmed

As the Chief already noted, our friends in Toronto are corroborating the massive Detroit press push suggesting that the Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs will hold a Winter Classic at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and if you don’t believe Pension Plan Puppets’ news, the Globe and Mail’s David Shoalts (via RedWingsFeed) is also stating that the deal is done…...

Daniel Alfredsson vs. Dion Phaneuf, NHL All-Star captains? Nicklas Lidstrom wants to see it

DETROIT -- Nicklas Lidstrom thinks the NHL should add another element to the Fantasy Draft and All-Star Game — rivalry. With the festivities in Ottawa this year, one captain should be the Senators' Daniel Alfredsson. That's a slam dunk. He's the face of the franchise. But the other captain should be the Toronto Maple Leafs' Dion Phaneuf. He's the face of the...

Maple Leafs' Kessel is heading back to All-Star game

The Toronto forward was among the final 36 players added to the event by the league's hockey operations department, joining teammates Joffrey Lupul and Dion Phaneuf.
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