Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thanksgiving Day Thoughts

First off, a special shoutout to my American readers today for Thanksgiving. I hope you enjoy the day of turkey, with some football mixed in too (Go Pats!). Now some other thoughts as we prepare for tomorrow's afternoon game against the Penguins.

-The Sens practiced this morning at 11am and Sergei Gonchar did not skate. No reason as been given yet, but perhaps his -12 is weighing him down. Just sayin'

-Our line combinations looked different at practice today. The new line combos now look like.
  • Regin-Spezza-Alfredsson
  • Michalek-Fisher-Kovalev
  • Foligno-Kelly-Neil
  • Ruutu-Winchester-Shannon

-Foligno continues to be in the lineup, despite now having gone 22 games without a goal. How many chances does one guy, who isn't a star at all get? He hasn't been a healthy scratch once. How about bringing Zack Smith back up? Or Jim O'Brien? Or hell even Bobby Butler? I'm so frustrated with him that I'd settle for Shean Donovan right now.

-Jared Cowen had a hat trick last night in the WHL in a 10-1 win. Kind of odd for a defenceman to score three, but good to see him playing well.

-It's no secret that the Sens have been scouting Columbus' team and them returning the favor, which lead to a rumor of a trade this morning when Filatov was not on the ice for practice. That was not related to any trade and nothing happened, thought I'd clear that up.

-Though there has also been tons of rumors of us trading for a defenceman, the real dirty secret on the Sens is that we need a scorer. In our last 7 loses, we only have a combined 7 goals. Horrible!

-Weird stat I came across today. The Sens through 22 games, have only played in one OT period, losing to Washington, and have yet to participate in a shootout this season.

Just a few things to think about on a Thursday day off. Happy Thanksgiving again to everyone in the US. Be sure to follow me on twitter @SensTown


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Nick Foligno is clearly the team inside cheer leader. He's everyone's source of joy and enthusiasm. He will get twice as many chances as eny one else to excel.