Found March 02, 2012 on The 6th Sens:
With the Swedish Elite League regular season drawing to a close Tuesday, an interesting question must be raised by Senators management. Mika Zibanejad’s (and Fredrik Claesson’s, obviously, but for the purpose of this debate, he doesn’t really matter) Djurgården are finishing up a terrible year with games on Saturday and Tuesday, playing to avoid the dreaded relegation playoffs. The two worst teams in the 12-team SEL square off in a mini-series of home-and-homes against the four best teams from SEL-2 for the right to remain or be promoted. Djurgården currently sits one point back of Linköping, these bottom dwellars face the same pair of opponents in their final two games, after which one team will be done for the year, and the other playing for their existence. This brief lesson of the Swedish league system serves a purpose for Sens fans. If Djurgården can end the season with a few points in the last two games, they’ll be done playing by Tuesday. If they fail to climb ahead of Lin...

Senators G Anderson unclear on timetable for return

Ottawa Senators goaltender Craig Anderson said he has no idea when he will be able to return to the lineup. Anderson has been sidelined since severing a tendon in his pinky last week while cooking dinner at home last week. He underwent surgery to repair the tendon and still is not able to grip his stick. "Obviously the timeline is wide open right now," Anderson said...

Craig Anderson Doesn't Tip His Hand

* Thans to @SensForLife11 for the Photoshopped image. For the first time since suffering a cut to his right pinky finger that severed a tendon, the Senators' number one goaltender addressed the media for the first time but refused to comment or elaborate on how he sustained the injury itself. In concealing his right hand with his jacket, it aroused the interest and suspicions...

Who On Earth Is Robin Lehner?

I would like to say that I knew two weeks ago exactly who goalie Robin Lehner was.  That he was a second round draft pick for the Ottawa Senators who won the Butterfield Trophy as the AHL Calder Playoffs MVP in 2011.  Also, that he was now minding the net in Ottawa due to an injury to starter Craig Anderson.  Furthermore, his father Michael coached New York Rangers super goalie...

Anderson Avoids Talking About His Cut Hand

from Don Brennan of the Ottawa Sun, If there still exists any suspicions over how exactly the right-handed Craig Anderson sliced a tendon in his right hand, the Senators’ No. 1 goalie did nothing to squelch them when facing the media for the first time one week after the incident. “I really don’t care to talk about the details of it all,” Anderson said Thursday at Scotiabank...

Travis Yost: In Defense of Erik Karlsson: A Response to MC79Hockey

Make sure to follow Travis on Twitter and Facebook! -- On Monday, Tyler Dellow of MC79Hockey opted to publish a detailed response to some of the local media rhetoric in Ottawa, who are currently painting Erik Karlsson as the next Bobby Orr during his stunning 2011-2012 statistical output. Fifteen goals and fifty-one dimes in sixty-four games played? Gaudy, gaudy numbers. In...

One More Thought on Karlsson's Norris Candidacy

Earlier today I had some conversations with Scott about the Norris Trophy debate and how it is an exercise in futility trying to convince people in outside markets who don't have the luxury of being able to watch Erik Karlsson on a game-by-game basis that despite his offense overshadowing whatever defensive capabilities on the ice, he is far removed from being a defensive liability...

Sens' Anderson has no timetable set for return

Ottawa Senators goaltender Craig Anderson says he's not sure when he'll return to the ice after badly cutting his finger while preparing a meal last week.

Blackhawks-Senators Preview

The Ottawa Senators and Chicago Blackhawks have nearly identical records with 17 games remaining, though the makeup of their respective division and conference races has one team riding high and the other feeling desperate. Ottawa seeks its seventh victory in eight tries Friday night when it hosts Chicago, which is fighting to keep its grasp on a playoff spot in the Western Conference...

Anderson: 'The timeline is wide open right now'

With each passing day, he can feel himself picking up a little more speed down the proverbial road to recovery. That's the good news — as it now stands — for Craig Anderson. But ask the Ottawa Senators goaltender when he expects to ...

Thursday Thoughts

1) After watching Erik Karlsson race back to his end to get an icing call in the second period of Tuesday’s game in Boston, I’ll be the first to acknowledge that a potential Bruins versus Senators first round matchup will take years off my life. Had Karlsson been racing against any other Bruins forward not named Tyler Seguin, liberties would have been taken. I cannot imagine...
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