Sunday, April 29, 2012

Sens At The World's

The Senators season may be over but that doesn't mean that some of the players are done playing for the year. With the bitter disappointment of the game 7 loss still fresh in their mind, several Sens have decided to suit up for their country at the upcoming IIHF World Championship in Stockholm and Helsinki. The tournament runs May 4th-20th, co-hosted by Sweden and Finland.

Sens players who will participate so far are Kaspars Daugavins for Latvia, Stephane Da Costa for France, Milan Michalek for the Czech Republic, Jakob Silfverberg for Sweden, with the possibility of Alfie and Karlsson also suiting up for the 3 crowns. Jason Spezza was willing to play for Canada, but for some reason was refused, with Hockey Canada saying the roster was full. Seems like a silly move to not have the 4th leading scorer in the NHL play for you if he's willing, but maybe that's just me thinking here.

Update: Alfredsson has confirmed he will play. Karlsson will play if he gets the proper insurance due to his pending RFA status.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I guess they want the younger players to get experience with his spot. I guess it shows that he isnt going to be a factor in Sochi.