Senators News: October 1

Today news includes Ottawa’s roster to start the season and an update on Ottawa’s prospects:

-After much delay the latest Sens cuts have occurred (link), with no real surprises: Mike Hoffman, Robin Lehner, Mark Borowiecki, Patrick Wierioch, and Kaspars Daugavins.  The difficult questions about Rundblad and others remain.

The Ottawa Sun‘s Bruce Garrioch talked to Paul MacLean about the roster (link), with the coach saying “It’s been a good (camp). The work ethic has been really good. I like the way the team has taken direction and worked at it. They’ve done what we’ve asked them to do. We’re finding out with every game that our structure is coming (along). We’re going to keep working at it.

-The Binghamton Senators lost their first exhibition game 4-1 to the Hamilton Bulldogs (Mtl).  Bobby Raymond had the only goal (on a setup from Corey Locke).  The only scratch was Mark Parrish.  Kurt Kleinendorst talked to Joy Lindsay following the game, “For me, the bottom line is really simple. We did a few things you just can’t do and win hockey games. Tie game, we turn the puck over in the neutral zone, and it ends up in our net. When you get outworked, you’re going to lose. Those are two of my biggest fundamentals for winning, and we failed them both. But it’s early in the season, and we have some kids that are completely new to our group. The best way to put it is it is what it is. We’re not going to make more of it than what it is.  Mike McKenna played very well. Players were spotty. Really, in the first period, we were really good. Second period, we were pretty good. But in the third period, we were awfully bad. That’s kind of what you’d expect. I gave some guys some really good opportunities … that’s what this is all about. I’m still trying to evaluate what I’ve got.”  The two teams play again tonight at 7:30 (you can listen to it on the Hamilton website, link).

-Prospect updates (the NCAA season hasn’t started, so Ben Blood, Chris Wideman, Jeff Costello, Brad Peltz, Michael Sdao, Bryce Aneloski, Max McCormick, and Ryan Dzingel haven’t played yet):
Jakub Culek (Rimouski, QMJHL) 2-0-1-1
Mark Stone (Brandon, WHL) 4-2-7-9
Stefan Noesen (Plymouth, OHL) 3-1-3-4
Matt Puempel (Peterborough, OHL) 4-2-2-4
Shane Prince (Ottawa 67s, OHL) 1-1-0-1
Jean-Gabriel Pageau (Gatineau, QMJHL) 2-0-1-1
Jordan Fransoo (Brandon, WHL) 4-0-0-0
Jakob Silfverberg (Brynas) 5-1-2-3
Marcus Sorensen (Skelleftea) 1-0-0-0*
Fredrik Claesson (Djurgarden) 7-1-0-1
*Skelleftea is trying to find a team in the Allsvenskan to loan him too