Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Play Toy

You know you've hit the big time when you get your own action figure, and that's exactly what has happened to ol' blue eyes. Mike Fisher is the latest Sen to have his own McFarlane figure. The toy is not available until November, so all you Fisher fanatics will have to wait, but it is avalaible for pre-order right now.

I imagine that his marriage to Carrie Underwood helped raise his profile quite a bit to enable him such a cool opportunity, which is usually reserved for all stars. I mean just look at the description of the toy, it's the first thing that's menitoned. Either way, it's pretty cool for Fish and it's another Sens figure to add to my dorky collection.

Thoughts on the toy?

Monday, August 30, 2010

Sens Doctor Seriously Injured In Motorcycle Accident

Doctor Don Chow, who is the head physician for the Ottawa Senators, was critically injured on Saturday afternoon, after his motorcycle struck a car door apparently. He sustained very serious injuries, including severe head trauma and is reportedly now in a coma. Things are not looking too good right now, so keep him in your thoughts and let's hope he makes a full recovery.

Thoughts on the accident?

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Sens Town Fantasy Football League

So we all know the summer is very slow sports wise, even in a World Cup year, but worry no more because the NFL starts in 2 weeks. Having said that, I know everyone loves to play fantasy football too, so I thought, hey why not have a Sens Town league.

I have 2 spots already taken, but we're looking for another 10 or so people to join for a league, and if the demand is really high, I might make a 2nd league. The draft will be held in a week or so, a few days ahead of the Septhember 9th opening night. So if you're interested, send me an email with the subject head Fantasy Football and people will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis. Please only send me a message if you intend on being an active member of the league, otherwise it loses part of the fun.

Hopefully there will be a lot of interest and this will be the start of an annual tradition. So send an email to SensTown@gmail.com and I will hit ya back with the details of how to join.

-The Mayor

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Sens HHOF Part 2: A Photo Diary

So I hope everyone enjoyed part 1 yesterday, if you missed it you can see it by clicking here. As always, to see a bigger version of the pics, click on them to enlarge and enjoy part 2.

Awesome game worn original Senators jersey from way back in the day, very similar to the ones they sell at SBP. This of course is the real deal however. An amazing piece of Sens history and cool to see in person. I looked at it for quite awhile. There was something about the colours and the jersey I just loved.

Nothing that crazy here, just an awesome picture of the franchise from when we made the finals in 2007. Alfie was spectacular that post season, scoring the most famous goal in Sens history. Always good to see him represented as much as possible at the hall. Hopefully he will be a member when he retires.

This is an up close shot of the Calder Trophy, awarded each year to the rookie of the year in the NHL. If you look closely, you will see the Ottawa legend who won the award in 1995-96, unexpectedly I might add.

Many of you might not know this, but when the original Senators team left Ottawa, they moved to St Louis and became the Eagles. This was a jersey from their time there. Looks pretty decent to me. Cool piece of Sens related history.
Plaque of former Sens asst coach Roger Neilson. RIP Roger.

Awesome vintage poster of the 1905 Stanley Cup Champion Ottawa Senators. I love all the original Sens stuff they have, always cool to be nostalgic.

Ah yes, the highlight and lowlight of our modern day Sens. On one hand it was awesome we made the Stanley Cup Finals, on the other hand, it sure hurt losing in the finals didn't it? Nevertheless, still cool to have our name on the Prince of Wales trophy as a part of hockey history.
Awesome game worn jacket from former Sens assistant coach Roger Neilson from the 1983 NHL All Star Game. You gotta love the 80's style and let's be honest, the Campbell and Wales conference were way better than what we call them today. So were the old school all star jerseys.

This was the player plaque of former original Sen Frank Nighbor. One of the jerseys from part 1 was a game worn for him as well. This guy was one of the best of his time. He is definitely an underrated Senators legend.

I found this in the gift shop after the tour. Joe Thornton I can see, he's won an MVP and choked in the playoffs for years, so call me crazy, but I'm pretty sure this is the only way that Pascal Leclaire will ever be in the Hall Of Fame.

So that's it for part 2 of the Sens at the Hockey Hall Of Fame. Hope everyone enjoyed it all and there will be way more coming from my trip to the HHOF soon.

Thoughts on part 2?

Friday, August 27, 2010

Sens HHOF Part 1: A Photo Diary

So here is the first part of the Sens stuff I saw on my visit to the HHOF. As always, if you want to see a bigger version of the pictures, click on them to enlarge.

Amazing game worn jersey from way back in the day, featuring a world champions patch as the primary logo. Such a sharp, awesome looking jersey. It was very cool seeing it in such great shape and seeing how small the players must have been back then. I would buy one of these if they were available.

This was at the Northeast Division display window, with our own legend, Daniel Alfredsson getting the most shine of anyone. Not pictured is the leafs jersey, which featured Phaneuf on the back, who you know, is a HUGE part of Leafs history, having played less than 20 games for the blue and white. Must suck playing second fiddle in your own city. First Sean Avery, now this.

A very nice silver plaque, displaying all the Stanley Cup winners. I couldn't help but notice what team was very prominently displayed on four back to back sections.

While not Senator related, it was Ottawa related, so I snapped a shot anyways. Still pretty cool that the HHOF acknowledged how awesome we were at hosting the tourney, which by the way broke all attendance records by a substantial amount. Suck on that Toronto and Montreal!

This was in the NHL dynasties section. Yep we were a pretty big deal back in the day. We dominated between 1920 to 1927, claiming multiple cups.

This was a Binghamton Senators game worn jersey from the first ever AHL outdoor game that took place in Syracuse last year. It was a game we lost, but still cool to be a part of AHL history, even if that jersey is pretty ugly. That's why you don't use shoulder logos as primary one's.

An old game worn jersey from our old Silver Seven team, that won the championship in 1920-21. How awesome is it that their jerseys back then just said World Champs? Imagine doing that now, I doubt it would go over too well. I love it though, I wish they'd retro these and sell them at SBP.
This is what our team display window looked like. Some interesting pieces of Sens history, with Jason Spezza getting a lot of love in the background. Is it me or does our old red jersey look severely dated now? Thankfully there was nothing Dany Heatley or Wade Redden related or I may have gone insane.

This was a tough one to see. It made me feel a little nostalgic for that summer of 2007 when Ottawa was completely consumed by the Sens and their SCF run. It was an awesome experience and I'll never forget attending those games, it was electric inside SBP. And I still contend if we didn't have such a long layoff that we would have won Lord Stanley and no one can ever convince me otherwise.
And finally, your eyes do not decieve you, yes that is an Alexei Yashin game worn helmet in our team display. Some people might not think it should be there, but good or bad, and mostly bad of course, he was a significant part of our past. Just don't ask for any NAC donations. And thanks for sparing us that ridiculous contract of yours and letting us recieve Spezza and Chara in return. Luckily for you, Heatley has replaced you as villain number 1 in Sens Town, just like Alfie passed you in the all time scoring list.

So there you go, part 1 of the Sens at the Hockey Hall of Fame. Stay tuned for part 2 coming soon, as well as several other photo diaries about my visit to the Hall. Should be an entertaining series for the offseason where not much is going on.

Thoughts on part 1? Hope everyone liked it.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Breaking News: Baby Sens Sign Asst Coach

The Binghamton Senators today announced the signing of a new assistant coach. The new 2nd in charge is Steve Stirling, who used to be a coach with the New York Islanders. I can't say I know much about him, but here's what I do know after reasearching quickly.
  • He is 60 years old. Seems a bit old to be on the AHL grind. I would have preferred someone younger that we could perhaps groom into a future asset.
  • It's almost impossible to find a picture of him, hence why you see jerseys and not his face.
  • He's coached in Europe, the NHL and the AHL, making a Calder Cup Final appearance.
  • It's a 2 year deal.

Thoughts on the new coach?

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Unlucky #13?

The word on the street is that Peter Jensen, I mean Regin, will be changing jersey numbers from #43 to #13. Although it is not official yet, Sens Chirp is clamining it to be done and he's usually right, so I'd say it's a done deal. So all of you wanting to get Regin jerseys can now go for #13 and not #43.

Maybe once it's made official, Regin himself will comment as to why he chose to switch digits and what the significance of 13 is, since he wore 93 playing for Denmark.

Thoughts on the switch?

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Sens On Television

The national TV schedules have been released in both Canada and the United Staetes and the results are fairly predictable. The Sens feature heavily in Canada on CBC, TSN, RDS and TSN2, while they get a big fat ZERO games south of the border nationally. No real surprise there.

Ther local broadcast schedule will be releasing soon, so then you will be able to see all the games on Sportsnet and pencil them into your own personal schedule.

Thoughts on the TV schedule?

Thursday, August 26, 2010

JV Sens Vs JV Habs Coming To SBP

Our AHL affiliate, the Binghamton Senators will visit SBP on Friday Novermber 26th, at 7:30pm, as they take on Montreal's AHL affiliate, the Hamilton Bulldogs. This will be the annual Binghamton game in Ottawa and as always, a great chance to check out a lot of our prospects. This year in particular should be a really good watch, as we have overhauled our roster and look to be much improved.

Tickets go on sale on Monday August 30th at 10am and prices are $12 or $19, which is pretty reasonable. So grab the whole family and check out some future Sens in action.


Wednesday, August 25, 2010

New Pads For Snoopy?

From this picture, it sure looks like Pascal Leclaire has ditched the old barberpole pads in favor of all red ones. Even his blocker and traper are all red now too. I have to say I find these to be hideous and I hope he is just wearing them for some ceremonial/promotional reason or something.

This is of course, a HUGE year for Leclaire, who needs to prove he is a full time, bonafide #1 starter in the NHL, or he could be finding himself at a career crossroad. Let's hope for the Sens sake that he plays well and gets different pads. I don't know if I can take a year of looking at these eye soars.

This was apparently taken at some hockey camp recently, which if you look closely, also features an un-signed Bobby Ryan in the background. An assist goes out to John G for sending this in.

Thoughts on the new gear?

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Alfie @ World Hockey Summit

Last night the world hockey summit took place in Toronto for no real reason that anyone can come up with. By all accounts it was basically a waste of time and money, but it was saved by our beloved Daniel Alfredsson. To hear what he thought, watch the video via Puck Daddy.


Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Happy Trente Cinq

Shoutout to our very own super pest Jarkko Ruutu, who yesterday turned 35 years old. Ruutu is a big fan favorite of course and is always entertaining whenever he is on the ice. I imagine that all of you, like me, have come to love the guy and his constant crazyness.

A very happy birthday goes out to Jarkko from Sens Town.


Sunday, August 22, 2010

Jersey Foul 75

This is one for all the old schoolers on here, who might remember one Chad Penney, who was the 25th overall pick in our innauguaral 1992 draft. At one point, he was a blue chipper, right up there with Yashin and Daigle, expected to roam the left wing for years to come.

I imagine most of you are wondering who he even is, so obviously he never fufilled that potential, only managing to crack the lineup for 3 career games, all in 1993-94, which if you recall, went a pathetic 14-61-9.

But hey, anytime you can drop a few stacks on a guy with 3 career games, you gotta do it. Ironically, I'm sure you can now find this jersey at a thrift store for the ironic price of a penney.


Saturday, August 21, 2010

New Jerseys Coming?

These were sent in to me and have been available for viewing online for quite some time now, but I thought I'd bring them to everyone's attention. As I'm sure a lot of you may know, there's a rumor we will be getting new jerseys for the 2011-12 season, and these are the rumored choices.

I have to say they're pretty nice as well. It seems to incorporate a lot of the old school traditions of the Silver Seven teams, with a bit of a modern touch. They also seem to be very similar to the one's that were very popular and made the rounds last year by Jacob Barrette. All in all, I think it's just a big rumor for now, but if we were to change threads, these would be pretty nice to have.

Thoughts on the potential new jerseys?

Friday, August 20, 2010

Kovalev Is Back

Just came acroos some awesome footage of Alexei Kovalev at a hockey camp, doing what Kovie does, which is always jaw dropping. It's quite funny to see how he interacts with the kid, who by the way is wearing his jersey.

Let's hope he has a better season in 2010-11, man does he ever have a ton of skill. Good to see him out on the ice and skating again isn't it? Especially after that injurt that ended his season in Tampa. So here's more hockey news/content for all of you that got mad at the Fisherwood piece. I've made amends on a Friday afternoon. Enjoy.


Friday, August 20, 2010

Trouble In Paradise?

Though they appear to be nothing short of ecstatic together, there are rumors of unhappiness just one month into the marriage, according to the National Enquirer. The report says that Carrie promised to move to Ottawa, but now wants to back out, obviously leading to problems.

Take this with a grain of salt considering the source, but also remember they did break the Tiger Woods story. Let's just hope it isn't true, as we need ol' blue eyes to focus on the season, and not domestic problems. Perhaps it's just something #12 will just have to get used to dealing with from here on out.

Thoughts on Fisherwood's situation?

Thursday, August 19, 2010

The Sorry I Haven't Been Posting That Much lately, But I'll Make Up for It With An Extra Big Edition Of the Links Links

Yes I know I haven't been updating that much as of late, but fear not, there was a reaason, or rather several. It was my birthday, then I had a few days in Toronto and it's August, not much is going on after all. So never fear, I am back in full effect and there will be a bunch of awesome photo diaries coming in the next few weeks, so stay tuned. So here you are, the latest edition of the links, enjoy!

-No love lost here, as he was one of my least favorite Sens players ever, but good to see Alexandre Picard sign with a new team, especially considering who it's with.

-Speaking of former Senators.......K-Town legend Todd White was moved from Atlanta to the Rangers in a deal that got little attention. Todd is one of my all timer's for signing a glossy 8x10 for me, with the phrase K-Town Forever on it.

-Sens super prospect Robin Lehner is playing for Sweden this summer and looks to be the #1 for the upcoming World Juniors in Buffalo.

-In Baby Sens news, the have made yet another signing and also are featuring a facebook contest that can win you your choice of former players swag. Cammman Bingo, step it up a little bit.

-I'm not sure I really agree with this, but it is a different take from Puck Daddy.

-Uh oh, not again!

-A nice little piece about a local boy making good..........in the AHL for 2010-11.

-So once again, remind me why we can't have teams in Hamilton, Quebec and Winnipeg when we have this happening?

-Kinda sad to see this isn't it? I know there isn't room here but hopefully somebody in the league could use some Chum.

-The other day we found out that Ray Emery was dating Keshia Chante, today we see people discuss if he will find a home for 2010-11.

-Another solid job by the self appointed smartest mind in hockey. I see 44 years as a sure thing.

-Interesting piece on what former Sen and Ottawa native Brendan Bell is up to this year. Hopefully he bought a soon after the khaki's and golf shirt he wore to the Spezza wedding.

-For all you people who like fashion, a pretty stylin' fitted is ready to be purchased. It's even on sale.

-They could have wrote this article 3 years ago if you ask me, though I do feel kinda bad for him, even if he is possibly my most hated all time Senator. You know, as bad as you can feel for someone who makes millions and millions of dollars for playing hockey.

-Poor Big Rig. Hopefully we re-up him soon and make him a career Senator. Crazy to see he's the only one left on the backend from the 2007 SCF team.

-Once part of the collection of WAG's, I mean the Senators, Mike Comrie and Hilary Duff were married in Santa Barbara and have already come to their senses. Leaf fans were hoping Burkie had such good judgement, or Habs fans with Pierre Gauthier as well for that matter.

-Good call to switch jobs. Working 55 days a year is way too stressful as is, especially with this highly stressful occupation. 35 days is way more manageable.

-I mean really?? Didn't we learn our lesson from the WNBA and I mean, read what the rules of the draft are. Why even bother? It's embrassing.

-With training camps starting in just a bit under one month now, it sure is good to talk fantasy hockey and the Sens isn't it?

-Welcome a new permanent addition to the WAG's and to the city of Ottawa as a whole. Our Q rating just went up from 1 to 3.

-In ridiculousness news, The Hockey News thinks we will finish 10th in the East and not make the playoffs somehow. I don't know what it is about them, but they rarely say anything positive about the Sens.

-And finally, it was a busy offseason for our own Peter Regin, I mean Jensen. He had a nice playoff run, a good showing at the World Championships, got a new contract and had time to design a fashion line apparently, even if it is crazy weird. Now I see why he wanted to change his name. He always said the name Jensen was too popular there and here is our proof.

Hope you all enjoyed the latest edition of the links and be sure to come back this week, as I will be posting multiple photo diaries from my visit to the HHOF and remember to follow me on Twitter.


Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Sens Billboard Contest

Would you like to see your face on a Sens billboard in the city? How about going to see the Sens play in boring Tampa Bay this year? Well both of these can become a reality, if you enter the Senators billboard contest. Just thought I would pass this on to those who might not know about it.

Best of luck to everyone who enters, hopefully a reader of mine wins it. To enter click here.


Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Ray Emery x Keshia Chante

In what would normally be somewhat interesting news, turns out to be just another chapter in the life of former Senator Ray Emery. It was revealed yesterday that he is dating Juno Award winner and Ottawa native Keshia Chante, going as far as starring in her new video as the love interest. Peep the videos here and here if you're interested.

By the way, Ray doesn't have a team for 2010-11 yet in case you were wondering. Man I feel like I work for Page 6 lately, just another reason to be happy that camp is one month away.


Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Welcome To Ottawa

According to various media reports, Carrie Underwood will be making Ottawa her home from now on. The singer and head puck bunny will be moving from Nashville to the west end with ol' #12. The custom buitl house will apparently be ready in a month or so, just in time for training camp.

Bienvenue to Ottawa Carrie. Hope to catch you around the city one day.


Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Jersey Foul 74: A Two Parter

This was sent in to me by one of the girls friends, who is a frequent reader and said I had to see this. So I gave it a look and hilarity ensued. So much so that it has been given a 2 parter and I had to block out her face to conceal her indentity. First off, it is a girl wearing a 69 jersey, which is rare in itself and just seems a bad thing to wear to a hockey game filled with drunken dudes doesn't it?. You might as well just wear a harass me sign all night. But in part 2, it gets worse, much worse, so read on..........

Remarkably, this is the same girl with the 69 jersey, and YES, that is a Double D on the front of her jersey to symbalize her chest size if you can believe it. No need for the Captain's C or even an A, when you can tell the whole world what you're packing under the jersey.

As if all that wasn't bad enough, the next tidbit of information will blow your mind. Ok ready? She was given this jersey as a birthday present.........from her PARENTS!!! What a weird present to give your daughter on her 19th birthday. I haven't seen such bad decision making since the Leafs signed Jeff Finger or the Habs traded away their playoff hero for prospects and didn't have Price signed yet.

This one is a doozy, thoughts?

Sunday, August 08, 2010

As If They Didn't Have It Bad Enough

Poor Edmonton. As if it wasn't bad enough that they are already the least desired destination in the NHL by far. Now they have to deal with the enigma that is Darth Gerber on those cold winter nights, after the club signed him to a one year deal.

Welcome back to the NHL Martin. Sorry it was with you guys Edmonton. First Heatley and now this, we owe you one.


Saturday, August 07, 2010

Sens Sign Benoit


Don't worry, you weren't the only one thinking that. When I heard the news of the signing, I also had to check who he was as well. It turns out he's a career minor leaguer, who had a pretty decent season last year with Hamilton of the AHL. Before that Andre Benoit had played in the Swedish Elite League, the Finnish League and the OHL in junior.

Seems like another depth signing for Bingo. Are the Murray's afraid to go a day without making a move? Sure seems that way as of late doesn't it?


Friday, August 06, 2010


With everything else done, Bryan Murray has now found himself a new head coach for our AHL affiliate. The new Bingo coach is Kurt Kleinendorst, who spent last season coaching the US national development team. The deal is a 2 year contract.


Friday, August 06, 2010

Sens Ink Cowick To ELC

Are the Sens trying to break some sort of record for number of signings in a 2 weeks period or something? The Sens and prospect Corey Cowick put pen to paper on an entry level contract.

You will of course remeber Corey, as he has played for the 67's the past few seasons and is also a native of Ottawa. He was a 6th round pick in 2009 and seems pretty pumped about the signing.


Friday, August 06, 2010

Kinrade Re-Ups

The Sens kept up their busy few weeks with another signing, inking defenceman Geoff Kinrade to a 1 year, 2 way deal, paying him 65k in the AHL and 550k should he happen to stick with the big club, which is highly unlikely.

Kinrade played 2009-10 in Binghamton and put up pretty decent numbers for a defenceman, with 7 goals and 27 points in 76 games. Seems like another decent depth move for Bingo.


Thursday, August 05, 2010

O.G. Sen Returns

Rob Murphy, a member of the innaugural 1992-93 Ottawa Senators team, was named as a scout with the Sens. Murphy only played one season with the Sens, but he did sign a bright eyed mayor's hockey card as a tot, so I got nothing but love for Murph. Congrats to the Hull native, welcome back.


Thursday, August 05, 2010

15 Years Goes By Quickly

Where does the time go? It seems like only yesterday that I was at the Civic Centre at the very first Sens game and now it's 18 years later. Crazyness! I also remember when Ottawa was in shock after the death of CTV sports anchor Brian Smith. Can you believe it's been 15 years? Monday August 2nd was the anniversary of his passing and he always played a big role in the sports scene here in the city.

My condolonces to his family and anyone who ever knew him. By all accounts he was a great guy. Just wanted to show my respect on the solemn anniversary of his passing.

Brian Smith was 54 years old when he died.


Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Sens Site Gets Makeover

The Ottawa Senators official site got a facelift yesterday, with a new design, and I have to say it looks a lot better in my opinion. It was far too cluttered for my liking before this change and I like the simple color scheme they are now using. It is way less distracting and easier to navigate. Now all we need is a scoreboard makeover. So go check it out and see if you like it. Only 6 weeks left until training camp thank god.

Thoughts on the change?

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Sens Lose An Expert

Though it comes as no surprise, Andy Sutton is now an ex-Sen, after agreeing to terms on a 2 year deal with the Anaheim Ducks, worth 4.25 million total, a substantial decrease from the 3.5 million he made last season.

Though his time in Ottawa was short, it was memorable. He will go down in Senators lore for this ridiculously amazing hit on Leopold in our first round series with Pittsburgh and then more comically this, that will forever make me laugh. I assume I'm not the only one. I'm sure the are you an expert line will be heard at SBP for years to come.

With the departure, we are now perhaps less tough on the backend, but definitely more mobile, though I'd be lying if part of me didn't think he was worth keeping for what he signed for. A player of that size, who blocks shots and instills fear in the other team that at any moment a massive hit might be coming is pretty valuable, then again, I guess they think Carkner can replace him for the league min.


Monday, August 02, 2010

August Holiday Long Weekend Links

Welcome to the August long weekend links, a little something to look over when you return from the cottage or road tripping or just because you're bored and don't wanna do any actual work. So crack a beer, kick back and enjoy some stories that might have slipped through the cracks.

-It was a busy week for the Sens, with the Foligno, Campoli and Regin signings, well the Baby Sens were busy too, signing Francis Lessard yesterday and re-upping Tim Spencer last week as well. Look for these two to add some big time toughness to the farm team.

-After seeing this, please try and tell me why Winnipeg or Quebec or Hamilton isn't a better option again? Honestly, it's cheesy, bush league and embrassing.

-Even though he is a member of the hated Canadiens, this is pretty awesome. Is he still gonna try and pretend he doesn't speak english after this?

-How will Gonchar fit in on the powerplay? No one better to ask than offensive juggernaut Chris Neil.

-Uh oh! One of them was Sens draft pick Jeff Costello. Though let's be honest, he was only arrested because of the States' ridiculous 21 drinking age.

-Oh apparently it was all a giant rouse.

-No you're not seeing things. That is the glare off of former Sen Mike Comrie's fiancee Hilary Duff's ring. Where did Mikey boy get the money for a million dollar ring? I'm gonna say The Brick had something to do with it.

-This is pretty cool, but hopefully we have the cup in Ottawa next summer under different circumstances.

-Really nice move by Carks

-The Sens have been very busy of late, signing up tons of players, including 2009-10 QMJHL MVP Mike Hoffman to an entry level deal

-A very interesting read from ESPN. I was very happy to see SBP score perfectly, while I also will never ever eat in Florida ever again.

-I say this without hesitation. Best fight EVER!!!!!!


-With the Campoli and regin signings, we now have a full roster, but just in case you were wondering who we could get concievably, here ya go

-Wondering who the backup to the backup might be in Bingo? Look no further

-In other Bingo news, looks like we should have a new top scorer next year

-Just a little video to get you in the mood for the upcoming rookie tournament.

-Call me crazy but I think he could crack the Leafs roster.

-Speaking of our new backup's backup, welcome to Brustytown

-Sens blue chipper Robin Lehner is having a nice summer and looks to be Sweden's #1 for the WJHC.

-For all you Fisherwood fans, here's some more info on the wedding.

-Just what we need, another sports network that airs Sens games. In a few years we might have to watch 82 games on 82 different stations.

-This is kind of a cool idea, I wouldn't mind the Sens doing this as well again.

-Not in Edmonton? I find that hard to believe.

-But but but, who will be the token goon on the Baby Sens? Oh wait, Spencer and Lessard have that locked up. but can they say they're a mediocore MMA fighter? Checkmate Yablonski.

-Former Sens captain Randy Cunneyworth has a new gig, too bad it's in the div.

-And finally, on the fashion tip, even though this is fairly expensive for a lid, it's definitely worth the $50.

Happy long weekend everyone, enjoy it. It's only 8 weeks to hockey returns.

Thoughts on the links?

Sunday, August 01, 2010

Sens Sign Tough Guy Lessard

According RDS, the Sens have signed perennial tough guy, Francis Lessard to a contract. Lessard hasn't played in the NHL since 2005-06, when he played with the Atlanta Thrashers for 6 games and has a grand total of 91 career NHL games. Not too amazing for a 31 year old, but his real talent is fighting. Look for him to replace Jeremy Yablonski, as they Baby Sens tough guy. One look at his impressive PIM numbers, suggest he is definitely qualified to do so, plus he looks like Brock Lesnar. Enjoy some of his previous fights on a long weekend Sunday afternoon.

First up is a tilt against resident pain in our ass Andrew Peters from Buffalo. It's a decent bout. Somehow Peters still has no team to play for as a UFA this summer, shockhing I know.

Next up, Lessard takes on annoying HNIC guy PJ Stock and beats the hell out of him. I have to admit, I love seeing him getting whooped.

And no video montage would be complete without a Lessard fight against the man he will be replacing in Bingo, Jeremy Yablonski.

Of course, if this doesn't satisfy your blood lust, feel free to go youtubing and you can find plenty more Lessard fights.

Thoughts on the signing?