Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Stick A Fork In Em'

Siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiigh........................Well that's that, with tonight's loss, coupled with Montreal's win, the Sens are officially eliminated from making the playoffs. It will be our first time since 1996 with no postseason games. If only Brendan Bell had of been a healthy scratch, just kidding, sort of. I feel bad for him and our chances of making it were basically zero but still. It makes it worse that I was at the game and they scored the goals to knock us out, right in front of my section, brutal. The Sens could have scored 10 goals but didn't get the bounces when they needed them and Florida did. By my count, only 1 of their 5 goals were from a nice play. The rest were luck and an empty netter and that pretty much sums up our year. Let the offseason of retooling begin. At least in sports, there's always next year.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

GDP: Sens V Panthers

Sens are back at it again tonight for round 2 in south florida, as they take on the Panthers. Both teams need the 2 points big time, so should be a good game. I personally will be there live in person to watch the Sens of course and future Sen (plz oh plz) Jay Bouwmeester. The Sens are coming off a 3-0 win over Tampa and Brian Elliott will be back in nets again. Sorry for the crappy preview but I'm off to enjoy the Florida weather. Cheers.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

News and Notes From South Florida

-I love Jarkko Ruutu. This guy always cracks me up. Love his latest escape about how he is proud that he pissed Rick Tocchet off, LOVE IT !!! Ruutu said ""That's good," said. "It seems to work. If I can get the coaches rattled, I think it's a huge compliment for me. (Tocchet's) playing career is over now. In games, that's what it's all about. If you throw some 'meatheads' on the ice, then you've got to take advantage of it. Maybe (Tocchet) should pay attention to how his team is doing. There's a lot more to worry about than me in that organization." Priceless..............

-Daniel Alfredsson, who currently sits in 13th place in the NHL in assists, was named as the Senators nominee for the Masterson Trophy

-Sens prospect, Jim O'Brien, has been assigned to Binghamton and will likely see playoff action in the AHL, now that his Jr season has come to an end in Seattle.

-With the Sens chances of making the playoffs almost impossible at this point, it looks like as many as 7 Sens might suit up in the World Championships in Switzerland. Jason Spezza, Dany Heatley, Mike Fisher and Chris Phillips are all potentials for Team Canada, while Alfie, Schubert and Volchenkov will likely suit up for their countries.

-Clouston and mysel included, havent been impressed with the play of Chris Campoli lately. Clouston had this to say about him "He wants to impress and he's had some very good games for us and it's no different than anybody else. He was a guy who had opportunities to shoot the puck and didn't. He jumped in the rush and the reads weren't exactly the right reads."

-Highly sought after college prospect, Tyler Bozak, started with 25 teams on his list and is now down to 5, with Ottawa still on it.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Elliott Finally Gets His Goose Egg

Congratulations to super rookie Brian Elliott, who finally posted his first career NHL shutout last night versus Tampa Bay, in the 3-0 win. I was lucky enough to be there in person for the milestone. Way to go Brian.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Heater Hits Five Hun

SENS Town shoutout to Dany Heatley, who played in his 500th career NHL game last night versus Tampa Bay. He celebrated the milestone with a game winning goal. Congrats Heater.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Sens Shutout Lightning

Sorry for my lack of posting but I've been on a Vay-Kay in South Florida and haven't had as much time to update as I usually do. I was however, at the Sens and Lightning game in person last night, so I have some pics i took uploaded and always fun attending Sens Road Games.

Shoutout to all the Sens fans I saw, there must have been at least 1000 reppin the Sens last night, cheering them on to a much deserved 3-0 victory over Tampa Bay.

It was a pretty boring and uneventful game but at least we won and played pretty decently, considering we played the night before and travelled. But a win is a win. Enjoy the pics and on to the game against Florida tomorrow, which I will also be at. Cheers from SENS Town.

PS- If you want to see all the pics from the games, add me on facebook under SENS Town.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Same Old Emery

Former Sen, Ray Emery is back in the news and again for all the wrong reasons. It seems you can't teach an old dog new tricks, as Emery was pulled over in the inafmous white Hummer, for going more then 50km over the speed limit. That results in him having his car impounded and his license suspended for a week. The incident happened near kemptville, ON.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Is The NHL Serious?

Apparently the NHL is unaware of the financial crisis in the world or is it they just don't care. As I reported a few days ago, the NHL decided to open up their end of season awards to the public for the first time, when they are held in June in Las Vegas at the popular Palms Casino.

However, the price is INSANE!!!!!!!!! They are charging $504 US to sit in the 2nd level of the theatre plus an even more insane $32.50 US ''service'' charge. Are they fucking serious? Way to alienate your fans. Unbelievable !!!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Bingo Sens To Play Playoffs In Ottawa?

It seems like a weird thing but it's possible that the Binghamton Senators might open their playoff series in Ottawa. There appears to be scheduling problems in Bingo which might force them to play here at SBP. Interesting idea. I'd welcome playoff hockey, even if it is AHL style.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

SENS Town On Puck Daddy

Shoutout to the Puck Daddy Blog on Yahoo Sports. They featured SENS Town on their blog again for a horrific jersey foul. I appreciate the support. I highly suggest you check it out, it's a sweet blog. To view it click here

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

All Good Things Must Come To An End

The Sens luck finally ran out tonight. Despite taking the lead, they fell to the Carolina Hurricanes tonight, 2 to 1, esentially ending their playoff chances. It was a good run. We played hard but just didn't seem to have much jump tonight. I'm still proud, you can't win em all and winning 9 of 11 is a phenomenal accomplishment. Shoutout to Christoph Schubert for taking that hit and getting up........eventually. I bet he still doesn't know where he is.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

GDP: Sens V The Whale.....Errr I Mean Canes

To me, the Carolina Hurricanes don't exist. I still think of them as the Hartford Whalers or the The Whale as they're more affectionately known as. It's a shame and a half that they no longer exist, especially since they had the best logo in the NHL by far. Everyone loves the whale but no one loves the Canes.

So the Sens bring their win streak and faint playoff hopes, that got fainter with the Habs winning last night, into a contest that could make or break us. We have to win at least 9 of our remaining 10 if we want to have even a shot to get it. Not likely but let's just play our games and let the chips fall where they may.

It's unclear if Elliott will return to the net after Auld had a strong game on Sunday night. One thing that is for certain is that Anton Volchenkov will return to the lineup, after missing the game with NY. If we have any shot, we need the A-Train to be at full force.

We always have trouble with the Canes in Carolina but I'm going to go with a hard fought road win, 3-2 for the Sens. Let's hope Cry Baby Corvo doesn't screw us over again. He tends to do that.

Note: This game is on TSN2 so Roger's subscribers won't get it which sucks. So go to a friends house who has Bell or hit your local bar up. Just a heads up SENS Town.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Gerber To Be Suspended

Former Sen, Martin Gerber, will have his season get a little more weird (if that's possible) when he will be suspended later today. He will recieve a mandatory 3game sentence for an incident where he hit an official.

The rule he broke was: Any player or goalkeeper who, by his actions, physically demeans an official or physically threatens an official by (but not limited to) throwing a stick or any other piece of equipment or object at or in the general direction of an official, shooting the puck at or in the general direction of an official, spitting at or in the general direction of an official, or who deliberately applies physical force to an official solely for the purpose of getting free of such an official during or immediately following an altercation shall be suspended for not less than three (3) games."

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

R.I.P. Marshy's SBP

One of the staple's at SBP over the year's has been Marshy's. Well it will be no more for next season. They have decided not to renew their lease and the SBP management have been said to want to go in a new direction, with a possible replica of Bert's in the Bahamas taking over. Which would make sense, since that is Eugene Melnyk's hangout. Either way, sad to see it go.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Vegas Baby, Vegas

Ever wanted to attend the NHL awards? Well now you can. With the league trying to hip things up a bit and deciding to move the awards to Las Vegas, they've also decided to open things up to the public, so you can be hob nobbing with all the players and execs Vegas style. The awards take place Thursday, June 18th, 2009 at the trendy Palms Casino, owned by the Maloofs. Tickets go on sale this afternoon at 3pm eastern. To purchase tickets click here

Monday, March 23, 2009

Jersey Foul 16

Since I'm in a good mood lately, as our Sens have restored my faith in the team, I figured I'd post a more upbeat, nicer jersey foul. Now this one by all accounts is lame. I mean a personalized name and anything with a zero in front of it is pooched but I'm gonna let it slide since it's to commemorate when we won the Eastern Conference title back in 2007. Ah the good ol days. I'm hoping for some good karma on this one.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Habs For Sale?

Man this couldn't be going any better if it has written for a Hollywood movie. The Habs are in full out choke mode, the fans want to kill them, the media hates on them every chance they get, they are in severe danger of not making the playoffs and now comes reports on TSN that their owner is willing to sell the team hahaha. Outstanding !! What happened to the Stanley Cup you had coming to you this year and the season long Habs love fest? Guess it's back to reality. I have to say I saw it coming. For the past two seasons, despite their record, I always thought they were garbage. Just look at their team on paper and it's nothing special at all. Karma will always catch up to you Habs fans, remember that.

Happy 100th MTL. I couldn't be happier about how things are turning out. Next up is not making the playoffs and a huge all city riot................again. Ole!

Monday, March 23, 2009

The Links

Here's a round up of some Sens stories for your Monday morning at work, so you can get through the day a little easier with something to read.

-Did you know that Ryan Shannon grew up less then an hour from NYC? I didn't but last night was a homecoming for him, must have been awesome to score the game winner in front of friends and family. Read the story here

-I for one, always hated Redden and couldn't wait for him to leave. Many people thought he would do well if he had a new start but it's actually gotten worse. Amazing we have nothing to show in return for either Redden or Chara. As if we even debated and then kept Redden. Here's an article talking about his first season in the Big Apple. To read it click here

-As I mentioned in a post a few days ago, former Sen Luke Richardson is having his number retired tonight by his former Junior B team. You can read about it here

-Sens player Mike Comrie, who is dating Hilary Duff, seems to have a pretty cool gf. To read Ms Duff's view on hockey click here and here

-Do you hate the Buffalo Sabres like I do? You do, awesome.......Check out one Sabres fans sadness over the way the season has turned out. Gotta say i dont feel bad. Click here

-So what happens if the Leafs, Habs and Sens all don't make the playoffs? One persons view is here. I wonder how pissed off the execs at CBC would be, on a scale of 1-10, if no team in the eastern time zone, made the playoffs. Think their ratings would suffer a bit? I'm gonna say they'd be around a 19.

-The Baby Sens are getting involved in the fight against cancer, click here to read

Monday, March 23, 2009

Sens Light Up Broadway

Sens win again in another comeback. It's getting familiar. Get behind early and then win it anyways. I must admit I'd rather just win the easy way but a win is a win and man is this team on fire. It sucks there isn't more season left or we might be serious contenders.

Goals were scored by Mike Comrie, who returned to the lineup and to NY, and Ryan Shannon got the winner. Good to see Shannon score one after all the amazing effort he always puts in. I'm officially a fan.

I sure am proud to be a Sens fan lately, they are playing hard and being rewarded. I only wish we had more to play for.

Extra Frame: How funny was it to hear Chris Cuthbert (father of elisha) have to say good things about Avery all day. I couldn't stop laughing. Also why do the Rangers also use the Ole song? Isn't Montreal doing it lame enough? I'm just sayin............

Sunday, March 22, 2009


The Sens are back at it tonight, hoping to inch closer to the biggest comeback in NHL history. This time they're in Manhattan, as they take on the New York Rangers, in the world's most famous arena.

When the Ranger's are the opponent, the focus is always on Sean Avery, who since joining them has been on fire. He has greatly improved their play and now they are back to being a solid team.

The Sens will be tired since they played last night and had to travel, so it might not be a pretty game but I think the effort will still be there. Brian Elliott is expected to start again and chase after his 9th straight win. Mike Comrie will return to the lineup after missing 3 games.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Neil Hits Five Hundy

Shoutout to Chris Neil, who tonight played in his 500th career NHL game, all with the Senators. He celebrated the feat by scoring the games first goal, his 3rd of the year. Neil is also the franchise's all time leader in penalty minutes. Congrats on the milestone Neiler.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Revenge Is Sweet

Who says revenge is overrated? Probably people who never got their because beating the Islanders tonight felt pretty damn good. The Isle had been a pest all year, beating us the previous 3 times but a sweep was not in the cards as we dominated them all night long, getting the 5-2 win.

Everyone played well and there is plenty of praise to go around. Alfie had 2 points, so did Spezza and Nick Foligno played another solid game, adding his 16th of the year. Everyone keeps rolling along with Mike Fisher adding a goal and a fight to his resume, falling one assist short of the coveted Gordie Howe Hat Trick.

Things are going so well for us lately that even Chris Neil scored, his 3rd of the year (sorry but you're not getting 2.5 a year with 3 goals). Brian Elliott picked up his 8th straight win, continuing to extend the record and the Sens have won 4 in a row overall.

With Florida, Buffalo and Montreal all losing tonight, the Sens are now 9 points back with a game in hand and 11 left to play. Still an uphill battle but as long as we keep winning we have a chance and the pressure is on the other teams not to choke.

Another big game tomorrow night in Manhattan, as the Sens take on the Blue Shirts at The Garden.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

GDP: Sens V The Isle

The Senators are back at it tonight, seeking their 4th win in a row and surprisingly, their first over the Islanders this year. For years we had won something like 90% of our games against them but for some reason this year, we haven't been able to beat the worst team in the NHL yet. In fact, if we had won our games against them, we would prob have had a shot at the playoffs. Oh well, c'est la vie. At least we stole Campoli and Comrie off them and let's not forget Chara and Spezza for Yashin. The more I think about it, we owed them a few lousy performances. Fair is fair after all.

This also means that it will be Dean McAmmond's first visit back to SBP. I know Peter over at Silver Sens Blog will be psyched, since he was one of his fave Sens. Look for Brian Elliott to get the start again. Mike Comrie will be back in the lineup to face his old team.

Overall, I'd have to say it's two hot teams meeting up and with the way we've been playing + NY playing last night and traveling, I see a Sens beatdown. I'll go with a 5-2 win for Ottawa.

FYI: There is an open practice again this morning at SBP if you wanna watch the Sens practice. Good to bring the kiddies.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

No Habs No: Alfie Edition

Shoutout to Peter at Silver Seven Blog, who started and runs the No Habs No Campaign. Anything that's anti Habs is good with me, plus I like the guy, so last night was the night we have all been dreaming about. It was the night a Sens player got the game winning goal, but not just any player, none other then ALFIE. It was meant to be. The legend grows..........

Friday, March 20, 2009

Alfie Up For Player Of The Week

Daniel Alfredsson is up for player of the week on NHL.com, congrats Alfie. He is up against Steve Mason and Eric Staal.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Sens Are Natural Choice

So what does an internationally renown scientist do when it comes to supporting an NHL team? Goes with the natural choice of course, pardon the pun. The Nature of things host, David Suzuki, is reppin the Sens and who can blame him. He is an expert on the environment and knows what's best for it, that's why choosing Ottawa makes 100000000% sense. Welcome to Sens Army.

Friday, March 20, 2009

SENS Town News & Notes

- Congratulations goes out to Brian Elliott, for winning his 7th consecutive start and setting a new Sens rookie record. He just passed Janne Hurme and Ray Emery, who were tied with 6 each.

-Shoutout to the whole Sens team, for finaly getting back to .500 on the season. We now sit at 30-30-10. Good to be back but the Sens still sit 11 points out of a playoff spot with 12 remaining, even though we have 2 games in hand on 8th place Carolina. We'd likely have to win out and get help to get in. If only the season was 10 games longer.

-Sens prospect Louie Caporusso, a Michigan Wolverine player in the US College ranks, is a finalist for the top player of the year trophy, the Hobey Baker Award. He is one of the final 10 players. He was drafted in the 3rd round in 2007 by the Sens, 90th overall. Congrats Louie.

-Former Sen and local product, Luke Richardson, will have his jersey retired on Monday March 23rd, by his former Junior B team, the Ottawa West Golden Knights. Ottawa Mayor Larry O'Brien has also proclaimed Monday, Luke Richardson day in Ottawa. Pretty sweet hookup.

-Mike Comrie, who has missed 2 games with the flu, will be back tomorrow night, when he takes on his former team, the New York Islanders.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Jersey Foul 15

Normally this is just for Sens jersey fouls but some are so serious and egregious that they need to be shown, even if they are from another team. This one is especially staisfying, as it comes from a team with the self proclaimed, best hockey fans in the world. Shouldn't they know then, how brutal this jersey foul is?

At the outset, it seems like a decent move. Honoring one of the all time greats of your franchise (Rocket Richard) and the guy wearing it appeared to be in his 50's I'd say, so it's concievable he saw him play as a young boy. Ok that part I can buy but the rest is inexcusable.

First off, if you were a real fan, you would know that the Rocket never had his name on the back of his jersey. Back then, it was only numbers. Second of all, 09 really? He was 9 not 09. Why anyone would do this, I don't know. Step your game up Habs fans. From where I'm looking here in SENS Town, your fans are about as knowledgeable as George W.

Normally I'd have some smart ass remark to make fun of the person and their foul but this guy has enough problems already. Plus I got all the satisfaction I needed last night with the win over the Habs and their annyoing fans.

Ole to that!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Incroyable !! Sens Beat Habs

Oh man, where to begin. I feel like a kid on christmas morning. So satisfying to score 5 goals, chase pretty boy Price from the nets, dominate the Habs most of the game and getting the win to shut up all those cocky, annoying fans that came to SBP. Newsflash, this is our home, not yours. When it comes down to games that matter, we own you, always have. Even down to our opening game in franchise history. So talk about your stanley cups but you haven't mattered in 16 years, coincidentally the year we came into the league.

Leading the way tonight was Jason Spezza, who had 2 goals and an assist and had one of his best game's of the season in my opinions. Minus that ridiculous decision he made to skate the puck up at the end of the game, instead of getting it out of our zone of course.

Phillips and Volchenkov were beasts all night, making Kovalev and Koivu invisible (oh wait that's not hard). Nick Foligno continued his strong play with the opening goal and is always a hard worker. He's definitely become one of my favorite Sens.

Am I the only one who finds Schubert to be a very effective 4th line forward? Alfie was Alfie, always plays hard, always contributes. Love Shannon's heart, he is definitely growing on me.

Brian Elliott was um........................well shaky would be kind. I'd say 3 of the 4 goals were directly his fault and one's he should have had. We one this one in spite of him but important thing is we still won. Rookies are inconsistent, it's to be expected.

All in all, what a great win. We helped the Habs inch closer to not making the playoffs and believe me when I say the score doesn't indicate at all how the game went. We could have won 10 or 11 to 1. We killed em. It was so amazing seeing all the Habs fans all quiet with nothing to say. They are going nowhere fast and they know it. Glad we could help ya get there a little bit faster.

Foligno Scores

Thursday, March 19, 2009

GDP: Les Senateurs Contre Les Habitants

The Sens take on bitter rival Montreal tonight at 7:30 at SBP, hoping to play spoiler and ruin their playoff position. How sweet would it be to ruin these stupid ass fans' dream season. They were so sure they had the Stanley Cup on lock and now they might not even make the playoffs. The whole team is in shambles and I couldn't be happier.

Normally I would actually give some analysis and insight into tonight's game but let's just stay focused on hating on the habs and their obnoxious fans. I predict the Sens win 5-1 in a beatdown. Would this be the first time a GM has fired himself as head coach? The habs are going nowhere fast and I am LOVING every second of it.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Vermette Scores OT Winner

Shoutout to former Sen, Antoine Vermette for scoring the overtime winner last night for Columbus vs Chicago. He now has 7 points in 6 games since being traded. Good to see him doing well.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Bob Kudelski Superstar

Came across this recently and figured I'd post it up. It's a scan of an old school hockey card, made for EA's NHL 94 game as promo. For those of you who remember, Bob Kudelski lead the Sens in goals their first year, with 24. They way we're scoring this year, we could use him. Just a lil stroll through memory lane. Enjoy.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

No Habs No Reminder

Shoutout to my homie Peter over at the Silver Seven Blog, who started the No Habs No Campaign. If you hate the Habs and their obnoxious, cocky and genuinely annoying fans as much as we do, I highly suggest getting involved. I figured with tonight's game contre Les Habitants that I would remind everyone. How great would it be if they didn't make the playoffs, after hearing how they had the Cup on lock in their 100th anniversary season.

To go to the Silver Seven Blog click here