Senators News: November 22nd

The Ottawa Sun‘s Bruce Garrioch writes about NHL discipline (link), but there’s nothing new here, just Garrioch’s hope that Shanahan will look at the Burrows incident (see below)

The Ottawa Citizen‘s Allen Panzeri writes about how Daniel Alfredsson is feeling after his back surgery (link), which isn’t new, but adds, “Through Monday, there was no indication that league disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan was going to review a dangerous hit by Maxim Lapierre, aided by Alexandre Burrows, on Ottawa centre Jesse Winchester during Sunday’s game in Vancouver. As Lapierre hit Winchester along the boards at the Vancouver bench, Burrows opened the bench door and Winchester fell through.” And “Another dangerous hit, by Canucks defenceman Andrew Alberts on Kaspars Daugavins, was also not reviewed. Alberts drove Daugavins head first into the boards and got two minutes for boarding.”

-TSN, ESPN, and THN’s power rankings are out (link and link and link) with Ottawa 23rd in all three

The 6th Sens Nicholls goes to bat for Ottawa’s journalists over their treatment of Nikita Filatov (link), whose members are whining about fans complaining about their attitude towards Filatov.  Nicholls would be better served going into the specifics of why fans are unhappy about the reporting to make his point–what is being complained about?  Are the complaints fair?  Are the reporters fairly representing the situation?  He does cite Daniel Alfredsson‘s comments about Filatov, “As Daniel Alfredsson mentioned on yesterday’s Healthy Scratches, if the decision were up to him and he could play close to friends and family while earning a few million overseas as opposed to the $65K that he would earn in the AHL, he’d probably do the same thing.”

-Joy Lindsay Tweets the following Binghamton injuries (link): Armstrong – back (day-to-day), Conboy – knuckle (probable for Thursday), Godfrey – groin (day-to-day).

-Joy also says Mike McKenna will start on Thursday, but Robin Lehner should play on the weekend.  The lines today: Hoffman-O’Brien-Petersson, Filatov-Grant-Parrish, Dziurzynski-Cannone-Bartlett, Cowick-Hamilton-Gratchev

In Lou We Trust‘s C. J. Richey takes a look at defining what a scoring chance is (link), saying “A scoring chance is defined as a shot directed toward the opposing net from a dangerous scoring area (shown below, it’s the area within the black line).  Missed shots count but blocked shots do not.”  For the most part I agree with this definition (although I think the scoring area is more fluid, depending on the situation).