Senators News: March 18th

Daniel Alfredsson talked about the loss to the Leafs last night, “Toronto plays a different style than they did (under Ron Wilson). We probably could have done a better job getting more shots and more traffic in front. Overall, I thought we played a good game until we started taking some penalties.Erik Karlsson stated the obvious about the team’s powerplay, “We’ve got to try and tune it a little bit and talk about what we can do differently. Right now our power play isn’t working.”  Paul MacLean added the final comment about game, “Every time we play them, it’s a back to back for us. I think that’s a factor, that’s all. Not a huge factor, but it makes you curious.”

Robin Lehner gets the start this afternoon against Wilkes-Barre and Eric Gryba is expected to return to the lineup.

Nichols writes that the Sens are one of 25 teams in pursuit of college FA Danny DeKeyser (the rumour itself is via The Team 1200‘s Shawn Simpson).  Nichols quotes his coach (former NHL coach Andy Murray), “He’s a really smart player. He’s a great leader, has a great stick,  plays with some physical bite and makes good decisions with the puck. My  feeling is, from my experience in the league, that he’s certainly  capable of being an NHLer. When that happens, I’m not sure, but he’s  capable.

Brian Costello writes about how the 2011 draft would re-drafted today, which is a lot of fun but completely pointless.  To re-visit a draft you really need to wait five years, so by the end of this season the 2007 draft can be fully re-assessed.

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