Senators News: October 18th

-The lineups in practice yesterday (link), with Bobby Butler and Jesse Winchester still injured and Craig Anderson absent due to personal reasons:
Colin Greening-Jason Spezza-Mika Zibanejad
Milan Michalek-Stephane Da Costa-Daniel Alfredsson
Nick Foligno-Peter Regin-Chris Neil
Zack Smith-Zenon Konopka-Erik Condra
Chris Phillips-Brian Lee
Filip Kuba-Erik Karlsson
Jared Cowen-David Rundblad

The Ottawa Citizen‘s Ken Warren looks at Ottawa’s young blueline (link).  Jared Cowen talks about playing in the NHL, “If you try to do too much, well, you just can’t play that way. You’ve got to pace  yourself. Things will come to you.  For me, I’m used to playing a lot.  I just got rolling. If you  play a shift and you do something wrong, you’re still going to be going back out  there. Against Washington, we could have won just as easily as we lost.”  David Rundblad said, “It was pretty good for me to watch those games. Just to see how everything is and to learn about all situations. I played close to 21 minutes, I got my confidence.”  Paul MacLean wraps things up with, “Evaluating them on a day-by-day basis is the only way to go and we expect the  next one to be just as good. Consistency is what we’re looking for.”

The Ottawa Sun‘s Bruce Garrioch looks at Sergei Gonchar‘s reaction to be booed (link).  There’s not much new here, other than Paul MacLean saying, “To me, Sergei is a very accomplished player. He’s not a physical player, but he doesn’t need to be. The one thing we’ve talked to him about is making sure that he skates. As long as he’s skating and moving the puck, we like him.”

-ESPN and THN’s weekly power rankings are out (link and link), with Ottawa ranked 29th and 30th.

-ISS has released their updated top-30 prospects for the 2012 draft:
1. Yakupov, Nail, LW 10/6/93 L 5.10.5 189 Sarnia OHL
2. Grigorenko, Mikhail, RW 5/16/94 L 6.03.25 200 Québec QMJHL
3. Murray, Ryan, LD 9/27/93 L 6.00.5 201 Everett WHL
4. Forsberg, Filip, RW 8/13/94 R 6.01 176 Leksands SweAl
5. Rielly, Morgan, LD 3/9/94 L 5.11.5 190 Moose Jaw WHL
6. Dumba, Matt, RD 7/25/94 R 5.11.75 183 Red Deer WHL
7. Trouba, Jacob, RD 2/26/94 R 6.02 196 USA Under-18 NTDP
8. Gaunce, Brendan, C 3/25/94 L 6.02 215 Belleville OHL
9. Ebert, Nick, RD 5/11/94 R 5.11.25 205 Windsor OHL
10. Koekkoek, Slater, LD 2/18/94 L 6.02 184 Peterborough OHL
11. Reinhart, Griffin, LD 1/24/94 L 6.03.75 207 Edmonton WHL
12. Marcantuoni, Matia, C 2/22/94 R 5.11.75 194 Kitchener OHL
13. Maidens, Jarrod, C 3/4/94 L 6.00.5 178 Owen Sound OHL
14. Frk, Martin, RW 10/5/93 L 5.11.5 204 Halifax QMJHL
15. Collberg, Sebastian, RW 2/23/94 R 5.11 174 Vastra SweJE
16. Maatta, Olli, LD 8/22/94 L 6.01.5 202 London OHL
17. Galchenyuk, Alexander, RW 2/12/94 L 6.00.5 198 Sarnia OHL
18. Athanasiou, Andreas, C 8/6/94 L 6.00 179 London OHL
19. Aberg, Pontus, LW 9/23/93 R 5.11 187 Djurgarden SweE
20. Ceci, Cody, RD 12/21/93 R 6.02.5 207 Ottawa OHL
21. Schmaltz, Jordan, RD 10/8/93 R 6.02 175 Sioux City USHL
22. Pouliot, Derrick, D 1/16/94 L 5.11.25 186 Portland WHL
23. Girgensons, Zemgus, F 1/5/94 L 6.01.25 201 Dubuque USHL
24. Matheson, Mike, LD 2/27/94 L 6.01.25 180 Dubuque USHL
25. Laughton, Scott, C 5/30/94 L 6.00 177 Oshawa OHL
26. Kerdiles, Nicholas, C/L 1/11/94 L, 6.01.5 200 USA Under-18 NTDP
27. Slepyshev, Anton, LW 5/13/94 R 6.02 187 Novokuznetsk KHL
28. Curcuruto, Gianluca, LD 2/25/94 L 6.00.25 195 S.S. Marie OHL
29. Skjei, Brady, LD 3/26/94 L 6.03 203 USA Under-18 NTDP
30. Samuelsson, Henrik, C 2/7/94 R 6.02 204 Modo SweJE