Senators News: January 18th

-Paul MacLean talked about last night’s effort, “I didn’t think we were very good at all in the first two periods. I thought we were real sluggish. We looked like we were playing uphill and they were playing downhill. I thought Craig Anderson really played well and I thought our defence did some yeomen’s work, even though our execution at times wasn’t very good. We played too much in our end of the rink, but we found a way to play well defensively and not give up too many goals.”

Toronto Star‘s Lance Hornby points to the big swing in the standings between Toronto and Ottawa since they met back in November, with the Leafs 10 points ahead at the time and now 9 points behind.

-The Sens have confirmed the inevitable: Peter Regin‘s season is done with shoulder surgery forthcoming.  I feel bad for Regin who plays hard and is a smart player, but his career may be over in the NHL.

-There’s been a lot of chatter about Bryan Murray making a deadline deal to help the Sens playoff run, but it’s not something that excites me.  Murray’s deadline track record is poor and I wouldn’t want key assets (top prospects or high draft picks) moved for a rental.  I don’t think the Sens have a realistic shot to go deep into the playoffs, so there’s no point in sacrificing some of the future for a short playoff run.

Sports Illustrated‘s power rankings are out with Ottawa 10th

Joy Lindsay reports that Binghamton has called up Jack Downing from Elmira while signing defensemen Dan Henningson (Chicago Express, 27-1-2-3) and Andrew Thomas (Trenton Titans, 24-0-3-3) to PTO’s.

-ISS has updated their rankings (click here for the last update; I’ve listed their previous ranking in brackets where applicable):
1. Grigorenko, Mikhail, RW 5/16/94 L 6.03.25 200 Québec QMJHL
2. Yakupov, Nail, LW 10/6/93 L 5.10.5 189 Sarnia OHL
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 (6)
5. Murray, Ryan, LD 9/27/93 L 6.00.5 201 Everett WHL (4)
6. Dumba, Matt, RD 7/25/94 R 5.11.75 183 Red Deer WHL (5)
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)
9. Reinhart, Griffin, LD 1/24/94 L 6.03.75 207 Edmonton WHL (12)
10. Maatta, Olli, LD 8/22/94 L 6.01.5 202 London OHL (11)
11. Ceci, Cody, RD 12/21/93 R 6.02.5 207 Ottawa OHL (10)
12. Collberg, Sebastian, RW 2/23/94 R 5.11 Vastra SweJE (15)
13. Athanasiou, Andreas, C 8/6/94 L 6.00 179 London OHL (16)
14. Aberg, Pontus, LW 9/23/93 R 5.11 187 Djurgarden SweE (8)
15. Koekkoek, Slater, LD 2/18/94 L 6.02 184 Peterborough OHL (13)
16. Maidens, Jarrod, C 3/4/94 L 6.00.5 178 Owen Sound OHL (14)
17. Finn, Matthew, LD 2/24/94 L 6.00.25 195 Guelph OHL (24)
18. Galchenyuk, Alexander, RW 2/12/94 L 6.00.5 198 Sarnia OHL
19. Faksa, Radek, LW 1/9/94 L 6.03 202 Kitchener OHL (28)
20. Skjei, Brady, LD 3/26/1994 L 6.03 203 USA Under-18 NTDP (30)
21. Pouliot, Derrick, D 1/16/94 L 5.11.25 186 Portland WHL (20)
22. Hertl, Tomas, LW 11/12/93 L 6.02 198 pounds Slavia CzeE (NR)
23. Matteau, Stefan, LW 2/23/94 L 6.01 210 USA Under-18 NTDP (29)
24. Girgensons, Zemgus, F 1/5/94 L 6.01.25 201 Dubuque USHL (19)
25. Matheson, Mike, LD 2/27/94 L 6.01.25 180 Dubuque USHL (23)
26. Sissons, Colton, C/R 11/5/93 L 6.01 189 Kelowna WHL (25)
27. Kerdiles, Nicholas, C/L 1/11/94 L, 6.01.5 200 USA Under-18 NTDP (21)
28. Wilson, Thomas, RW 3/29/94 R 6.03.5 203 Plymouth OHL (27)
29. Slepyshev, Anton, LW 5/13/94 R 6.02 187 Novokuznetsk KHL (22)
30. Bystrom, Ludvig, LD 7/29/94 L 6.00.75 208 Modo SweE (26)
Falling out of the top-thirty: Martin Frk (17)

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