Senators News: January 29th; Binghamton 7, Wilkes-Barre 4

-Eugene Melnyk is chasing the bonus he had to pay Dany Heatley two years ago (link).  I’m not a legal expert, but it’s hard to imagine Melnyk winning the case (clearly there was no clause in Heatley‘s contract preventing him from collecting it, nor is it against any element of the CBA).

Sports Illustrated‘s Michael Farber writes about the influence of John Collins on the NHL since 2006.  “[He] helped turn the frigid and nearly-forgotten 2003 Heritage Classic, which had no  visibility in the United States, into a phenomenon, at least in relative terms.  HBO’s 24/7 … that’s him. The NHL’s media and digital revolution also has his  fingerprints all over it.”  Collins has been pushing to make the game about the athletes, which makes me wonder if he’ll manage to get rid of the dinosaurs responsible for player safety.  It’s an interesting article and worth reading in full.

-Binghamton continued its winning ways by beating the Penguins last night, scoring seven times on only twenty-one shots.  David Dziurzyski scored twice and had a four-point night (a career high), Andre Petersson scored twice, while Mike Hoffman, Corey Locke, and Jack Downing rounded out the scoring.  Mike McKenna picked up the win.   Click here for the box score and here for Joy Lindsay’s game summary.

Maxime Gratchev, who has spent the bulk of the season with Elmira, was traded to the Springfield Falcons (Columbus’ affiliate) for future considerations.

-Elmira lost last 4-1 last night (Louie Caporusso did not play).