Saturday, April 12, 2014

EK65 Knows ALL

With just one game left in our disappointing season, star Dman Erik Karlsson has game time on his mind. I have to say, the kid isn't wrong.

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Tuesday Happenings

Don't look now but suddenly your Ottawa Senators are on fire. Well for them anyway. It seemed like they were out of it a week or so ago, and realistically they still are, but the Sens have taken 6 of the past 7 possible points heading into Wednesday's matchup against the Islanders, who are still 8 back on Ottawa. Of course, once again with just 7 games left and still 5 points back of a wild car birth, every game is a must win. With that said, Tuesday was a busy day in Senators land, with an award nomination and 2 new signings.

-Erik Karlsson was named today as the Senators nominee for the Bill Masterton award. He was voted by the Professional Hockey Writers Association chapter of Ottawa. The Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy is an annual award under the trusteeship of the PHWA and is given to the NHL player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey. Ironically, the Red Wings nominee this year is Daniel Alfredsson.

-Speaking of Karlsson, his name was used in an April Fool's Day prank by Swiss club HC Davos, who pretended to sign the star defenceman. Not bad, for hockey anyway. 

-The Sens also inked NCAA free agent Garrett Thompson to a 1 year deal and signed 2012 3rd rounder Chris Driedger to a 3 year entry level contract

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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Highlight Of The Night

It was another terrible game in terrible season, but there was a bright spot. Check out Ales Hemsky's beauty of a goal. It's definitely a candidate for goal of the year, so there's that. Totally takes away the uninspired team play right?

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Playing Out The String.....Sens vs Lightning

As the Senators were doubled up 8-4 on Tuesday by the New York Rangers, it was more than just another regular season loss. It was a season ending loss and everyone knew it. While the Sens still have more than 10 games left, it all but eliminated them from post season contention. At this point there chances of making the playoffs rests at a meagre 2.7%, which might as well be non-existent. They would need to practically go undefeated and still get help from teams above them dropping points. So they're essentially just playing out the string.

I'm not exactly sure where the season went awry, but it did. I guess you could even make the argument that it never really got off the ground. They've been inconsistent and frustrating from start to finish. And whenever a season like this happens, someone will take the blame, but who will it be?

Almost every single player took a step back from last year, minus a few like Kyle Turris, so how do you explain an entire team regressing? I think it started with a lack of discipline, that has continued to plague this team all year. We simply don't have the elite talent to constantly come from behind.

Sure we're done for this year, but players are still playing to have a spot on the team for next year, or for their next contract, either here or somewhere else. It would go along way with me and the fans if the Senators at least played hard and had a high compete level the rest of the way.

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