Senators News: February 2nd

Don Brennan believes the Sens have made themselves a target for officials, “Have the Senators been getting jammed by the referees ever since coach Paul MacLean told reporters O’Rourke declared Erik Karlsson guilty of embellishment? Yes. Is it a coincidence that there’s been controversial calls or non-calls favouring the opposition in each of their next three games, all losses? Not likely. Members of the officiating fraternity have each other’s back.”  The Sens themselves are dismissing the notion.  For an interesting look at the Boston game in particular check out Kerry Fraser‘s column (he argues the only missed call against Boston was Milan Lucic‘s boarding of Erik Condra).  Ken Warren says NHL director of officiating Terry Gregson spoke to both Paul MacLean and Dan O’Rourke following the Anaheim game.

Joy Lindsay Tweets Binghamton’s lines at practice: Klinkhammer-Locke-Downing, Hoffman-Da Costa-O’Brien (Lessard), Dziurzynski-Cannone-Petersson, Cowick-Hamilton-Bartlett (Grant).  Mike McKenna is expected to start tomorrow.

-Joy also reports that Andre Petersson was named AHL rookie of the month; he had 15 points in 8 games.

-Elmira lost 4-1 last night, with Brian Stewart taking the loss; Louie Caporusso was not dressed (I assume he’s injured)

-I missed the CHL Top Prospects Game last night, with Team Orr beating Team Cherry 2-1.  Branden Troock, Griffin Reinhart, and Dillon Fournier scored the goals.  Troock and Matthew Murray were named players of the game.

-Continuing my look at top-prospects from junior leagues, this time from Europe (in some cases there isn’t significant enough performance to list blueliners as fully):

SEL
Pontus Aberg (Djurgarden) 35-7-7-14
John Norman (Djurgarden) 43-4-10-14
Jonas Hari (MODO) 25-4-6-10
Joel Mustonen (Timra) 22-2-3-5
Konstantin Komarek (Lulea) 38-2-3-5

Niclas Burstrom (Skelleftea) 40-5-4-9
Oscar Fantenberg (HV71) 37-3-4-7
Rasmus Edstrom (Skelleftea) 29-2-5-7
Nils Andersson (Vaxjo) 38-1-6-7
Daniel Gunnarsson (D-Lulea) 38-2-3-5

SM-Liiga
Julius Junttila (Karpat) 42-12-11-23
Jesse Mankinen (SaiPa) 44-12-8-20
Aleksander Barkov (Tappara) 31-7-9-16
Charles Bertrand (Lukko) 40-9-6-15
Teemu Rautiainen (HPK) 34-3-8-11

Rasmus Ristolainen (TPS) 33-3-4-7
Simo-Pekka Riikola (KalPa) 20-1-4-5
Joonas Liimatainen (Tappara) 26-1-4-5
Lauri Karmeniemi (HPK) 34-1-4-5
Otto Raty (Tappara) 21-0-5-5

NLA
Inti Pestoni (Ambri-Piotta) 35-10-15-25
Joel Vermin (Bern) 27-9-8-17
Ronalds Kenins (ZSC) 43-5-12-17
Christoph Bertschy (Bern) 25-8-7-15
Reto Schappi (ZSC) 38-5-6-11

Romain Loeffel (Gotteron) 43-5-11-16
Anthony Huguenin (Biel) 44-0-14-14
Samuel Erni (Zug) 42-1-7-8

KHL
Artemi Panarin (Vityaz) 38-12-14-26
Nikita Tochitsky (Vityaz) 39-6-8-14
Anton Burdasov (Traktor) 45-6-6-12
Filipp Savchenko (Avtomobilist) 31-4-7-11
Sergei Kalinin (Avangard) 40-4-6-10

Roman Kudinov (Vityaz) 21-1-4-5

DEL
Laurin Braun (Berlin) 38-8-12-20
Yasin Ehliz (Nurnberg) 29-3-4-7
Bjorn Krupp (D-Kolner) 41-0-7-7
Matthias Plachta (Mannheim) 38-4-2-6
Bernhard Keil (Straubing) 35-1-5-6

Extraliga (Czech)
Tomas Rachunek (HC Sparta) 45-10-8-18
Tomas Hertl (HC Slavia) 30-9-9-18
Jakub Orsava (HC Trinec) 43-8-7-15
Petr Holik (HC Zlin) 40-9-5-14
Michal Bulir (Bili Tygri) 39-5-5-10

Jakub Krejcik (HC Slavia) 44-2-7-9
Petr Zamorsky (HC Zlin) 30-1-4-5
Jakub Jerabek (HC Plzen) 27-1-3-4
Petr Kousalik (HC Litvinov) 41-0-4-4

Extraliga (Slovak)
Michael Vandas (Poprad) 34-9-23-32
Andrej Stastny (Trencin) 42-7-17-24
Tomas Hrnka (Nitra) 44-10-10-20
Miroslav Priesinger (Bratislava) 42-4-11-15
Martin Sobota (Martin) 42-7-6-13

Lukas Kozak (Martin) 39-2-8-10
Peter Hrasko (Zvolen) 44-2-6-8
Henrich Jabornik (Skalica) 31-1-4-5

Allsvenskan (Swedish minor league)
Marcus Nilsson (Bofors) 41-6-20-26
Adam Pettersson (Sundsvall) 42-9-14-23
Victor Backman (Boras) 34-8-12-20
Markus Ljungh (Vasteras) 41-6-13-19
Markus Kinisjarvi (Vasteras) 39-7-9-16

Jesper Jensen (Rogle) 39-4-11-15
Linus Hultstrom (Oskarshamn) 36-5-9-14
Victor Berglind (Sundsvall) 21-1-7-8

Mestis (Finnish minor league)
Jesper Piitulainen (Jukurit) 39-16-22-38
Juho Iloviita (TuTo) 39-9-12-21
Joni Happola (Peliitat) 36-4-17-21
Oula Palve (JYP-Akatemia) 37-10-7-17
Joonas Sammalmaa (JYP-Akatemia), Joni Karjalainen (Hokki), and Miika Roine (JYP-Akatemia) are all tied with 15-points

Aleksi Salonen (JYP-Akatemia) 37-5-8-13
Markus Vastila (LeKi) 35-5-5-10
Miihkali Teppo (Kiekko-Vantaa) 23-3-7-10
Nico Manelius (Kiekko-Vantaa) 23-2-8-10
Miro Hovinen (Kiekko-Vantaa), Ville Pokka (Kiekko-Laser), and Samuli Kankaanpera (JYP-Akatemia) are all tied with 8-points

SuperElit (Swedish junior league)
Tim Werner (Orebro) 20-25-12-37
Charlie Hellstrom (Orebro) 19-15-21-36
Victor Lindman (Valbo) 12-11-34-45
Joakim Axman (Valbo) 14-20-11-35
David Gothlin (Bofors) 11-13-17-30

David Berg (Orebro) 20-6-25-31
Alexander Tyreskog (Jarfalla) 17-8-13-21
Hampus Gustavsson (Orebro) 20-3-15-18
Maximilian Sundqvist (Falu) 17-4-12-16
Sebastien Forslund (Sollentuna) 14-8-7-15

High perfomers in other leagues (NLB, Erste Bank Liga, Bundesliga, Al-Bank Liga, and Get Ligaen)
Mats Rosseli Olsen (GL) 35-17-30-47
Adam Havlik (EBL) 42-14-18-32
Marco Pedretti (NLB) 35-12-19-31
Thomas Spelling (ABL) 27-16-14-30
Patrick Bjorkstrand (ABL) 30-7-21-28

Ryan Kavanagh (EBL) 28-7-10-17
Nicolai Bryhnisveen (GL) 36-6-11-17
Daniel Eigenmann (NLB) 35-5-12-17

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  1. […] game.  O’Rourke (for those who’ve forgotten) is infamous for claiming that Karlsson embellishes to draw penalties.  However upset fans are by his selection, I can assure you that whoever was […]


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