Senators News: September 26

Not much Sens news today:

-Ottawa’s lines for this afternoon’s game have come out (link):
Greening-Zibanejad-Alfredsson
Dzirurzynski-Smith-Neil
Hoffman-Locke-Butler
Cowick-Grant-Parrish
Cowen-Karlsson
Phillips-Rundblad
Gryba-Carkner

-In Allen Panzeri’s article (above) he cites Paul MacLean saying that “the roster will be down to between 25 and 27 players with a legitmate chance to  make the team.

-In terms of the roster, it’s worth looking at players remaining in camp who (after today’s game) have not dressed for an exhibition game: Pat Cannone, Louie Caporusso, Wacey Hamilton, Craig SchiraJack Downing (AHL contract), Max Gratchev (AHL contract), Josh Godfrey (AHL contract), Bobby Raymond (AHL contract), Brian Stewart (AHL contract), and Darren Kramer (not signed).  Kramer was hurt in the rookie camp and Hamilton beforehand–I haven’t heard an update on either.

-James Gordon writes for Senators Extra about Mika Zibanejad‘s website (link).  Inexplicably, Gordon expresses fear that Zibanejad had been drafted by the KHL.

-I take Hockey Prospectus‘ statistical analysis with a grain of salt, but Robert Vollman’s article (link) suggesting less or more time for blueliners includes arguing for less time for Sergei Gonchar and Chris Phillips (using the formula of dividing time-on-ice with points-per-game).

-NHL.com’s Dan Rosen and E. J. Hradek look at Calder candidates (link) and neither picks a Sen (Rosen picked Brayden Schenn while Hradek picked Ryan Nugent-Hopkins).

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5 Comments

  1. Inexplicably? Google Lokomotiv Yaroslavl.

    • His reaction is what’s inexpicably, not that Zibanejad was drafted. Many prospects get drafted by the KHL–it doesn’t make them more likely to sign there.

      • Lokomotiv Yaroslavl is the team that died in the plane crash. I think that it where “chilled” feeling comes from. He was drafted there but decided to play in Sweden instead.

  2. Disregard that first comment. I misunderstood what you were saying.


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