Found December 21, 2012 on
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In a nice reprieve from talking about how crappy Finnish truckstop cuisine can be, one month to the day that Jason Spezza expressed interest to Hockey Canada about participating in this year’s Spengler Cup, he was added to Canada’s Spengler Cup roster today along with John Tavares, Matt Duchene, Patrice Bergeron, Tyler Seguin, and Ryan Smyth.
Canada’s first game is scheduled for Boxing Day on Wednesday, December 26th, so given the dearth of Senators prospects participating in the WJCs, it’ll be nice to watch one of the Senators’ better players playing hockey in the near future; even if it necessitates watching Spezz center a line featuring Jacob Micflikier and Pascal Pelletier.
BEST OF MAXIM
Given the uncertainty surrounding Mika Zibanejad's return to the Binghamton lineup (it's been 26 days since he last played a game), Assistant GM Tim Murray's morning appearance on In the Box carried some heightened importance.
You can listen to the interview here, or alternatively, you can stream it at the bottom of this post.
As always, my thoughts in bold...
from Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun,
If the NHL does start a shortened season next month, don’t expect Sergei Gonchar to finish it with the Ottawa Senators.
The veteran defenceman, going into the final year of a contract paying him $5.5 million per season, will be targeted for a trade by the Pittsburgh Penguins once a collective bargaining agreement is reached.
According to a report in the Ottawa Business Journal that was fueled by comments from the Mayor's office, the City of Ottawa will be throwing its support behind the team as it attempts to bring an outdoor game to Lansdowne Park.
The idea is to have the Senators face off against the Montreal Canadiens, according to Ottawa Marriott general manager Daniel Laliberté, a member...
A CBA is needed first to consummate a trade, so assuming that happens and the season starts in the near future, this Garrioch story titled - "Pittsburgh Penguins Look To Bring Back Ottawa Senators Defenseman Sergei Gonchar", may be relevant:
"If the NHL does start a shortened season next month, don't expect Sergei Gonchar to finish it with the Ottawa Senators...
By no less an authority than Icethetics, here's their review:
"The Ottawa Senators had a perfectly good logo when they debuted in 1992. Then they came up with their first third jersey in 1997. And it had this multi-colored mark on the front. And we all asked, "why?" Turning the guy's head to make the logo more three-dimensional takes the logo to a weird...