Senators News: February 16th

-Don Brennan writes that the Sens are 5-0-1 when their fathers are with them.

-Daniel Alfredsson talks about hitting 20 goals, “Not knowing how things were going to go coming into this year, I knew if I could stay healthy I could get to 20. It feels good. Hopefully, I can keep pushing and who knows, maybe even flirt with 30.”

-Joy Lindsay reports that Mark Parrish, Tim ConboyStephane Da Costa and David Dziurzynski will be in the lineup for Binghamton’s game on Friday.  The lines today were: Dziurzynski-Locke-Parrish, Klinkhammer-Da Costa-Downing, Hoffman-Cannone-Petersson, Grant-Hamilton-Bartlett/Lessard; Borowiecki-Gryba, Henningson-Conboy, Wiercioch-Godfrey, Raymond-Schira.  Robin Lehner is expected to start.

-Joy writes about the return of Patrick Wiercioch to the lineup after his horrific throat injury.  Kurt Kleinendorst said, “Initially, I had no idea how serious it was. Then after the period, when I got word of the seriousness of it, obviously I was very concerned. The thing is, when you spend the time we spend with each other, when you get to know these guys the way we get to know our players, we care a lot about each and every one of them. You don’t want anything bad to happen to any of them in any way, so obviously that was a concerning moment for me. When I went over to see him at the hospital, that was a concerning moment for me. But I was assured at the time that everything was going to be OK. We weren’t allowed to visit him. The coaches, they kept us updated. Every morning, they were giving us updates, telling us he was going to be all right, he was going to play again and everything was going to be OK, so that was always nice to hear.”

-For those keen on Rick Nash trade-mania, Lyle Richardson sums up the latest rumours, none of which include Ottawa.

-ISS has updated their rankings (click link for the last update; I’ve listed their previous ranking in brackets where applicable):
1. Yakupov, Nail, LW 10/6/93 L 5.10.5 189 Sarnia OHL (2)
2. Grigorenko, Mikhail, RW 5/16/94 L 6.03.25 200 Québec QMJHL (1)
3. Forsberg, Filip, RW 8/13/94 R 6.01 176 Leksands SweAl
4. Trouba, Jacob, RD 2/26/94 R 6.02 196 USA Under-18 NTDP
5. Murray, Ryan, LD 9/27/93 L 6.00.5 201 Everett WHL
6. Dumba, Matt, RD 7/25/94 R 5.11.75 183 Red Deer WHL
7. Gaunce, Brendan, C 3/25/94 L 6.02 215 Belleville OHL
8. Rielly, Morgan, LD 3/9/94 L 5.11.5 190 Moose Jaw WHL
9. Ceci, Cody, RD 12/21/93 R 6.02.5 207 Ottawa OHL (11)
10. Reinhart, Griffin, LD 1/24/94 L 6.03.75 207 Edmonton WHL (9)
11. Collberg, Sebastian, RW 2/23/94 R 5.11 Vastra SweJE (12)
12. Maatta, Olli, LD 8/22/94 L 6.01.5 202 London OHL (10)
13. Finn, Matthew, LD 2/24/94 L 6.00.25 195 Guelph OHL (17)
14. Skjei, Brady, LD 3/26/1994 L 6.03 203 USA Under-18 NTDP (20)
15. Aberg, Pontus, LW 9/23/93 R 5.11 187 Djurgarden SweE (14)
16. Galchenyuk, Alexander, RW 2/12/94 L 6.00.5 198 Sarnia OHL (18)
17. Koekkoek, Slater, LD 2/18/94 L 6.02 184 Peterborough OHL (15)
18. Pouliot, Derrick, D 1/16/94 L 5.11.25 186 Portland WHL (21)
19. Faksa, Radek, LW 1/9/94 L 6.03 202 Kitchener OHL
20. Girgensons, Zemgus, F 1/5/94 L 6.01.25 201 Dubuque USHL (24)
21. Dalton Thrower, D, 12/20/93 R 5.11.00 179 Saskatoon WHL (NR)
22. Bystrom, Ludvig, LD 7/29/94 L 6.00.75 208 Modo SweE (30)
23. Maidens, Jarrod, C 3/4/94 L 6.00.5 178 Owen Sound OHL (16)
24. Hertl, Tomas, LW 11/12/93 L 6.02 198 pounds Slavia CzeE (22)
25. Matteau, Stefan, LW 2/23/94 L 6.01 210 USA Under-18 NTDP (23)
26. Matheson, Mike, LD 2/27/94 L 6.01.25 180 Dubuque USHL (25)
27. Sissons, Colton, C/R 11/5/93 L 6.01 189 Kelowna WHL (26)
28. Kerdiles, Nicholas, C/L 1/11/94 L, 6.01.5 200 USA Under-18 NTDP (27)
29. Athanasiou, Andreas, C 8/6/94 L 6.00 179 London OHL (13)
30. Mike Winther, C 9/7/94 R 5.11.00 170 Prince Albert WHL (NR)

Falling out of the top-thirty: Thomas Wilson (28) and Anton Slepyshev (29)

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  1. [...] (ISS) has released their latest rankings and here’s the top-30 (for the previous list go here; I’ve listed their previous ranking in brackets where applicable): 1. Yakupov, Nail, LW 10/6/93 L [...]


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