Senators News: September 6th

Chuck Gormley gives the Sens a C grade for their off-season.  He includes Mathieu Darche and Brad Staubitz among the departures from the roster (!), while his projected lineup has been lifted directly from Corey Masisak‘s article (from which, it appears, most of the content of his piece is derived).  Gormley should be embarrassed.  It’s bad enough that he lifted Masisak’s work without attribution, but his roster errors are absurd.

-I still don’t believe the NHL will lose much (if any) of its regular season due to the CBA negotiations, but for those of you who are trying to fill out your Binghamton/Elmira depth charts with Sens prospects keep in mind that both Shane Prince and Jean-Gabriel Pageau will undoubtedly be returned to their junior teams if the NHL season does not start on time.

-I’ve been writing this blog for awhile now and some elements of reader reaction still surprise me.  In terms of content, my blogs about prospects and the draft garner the most attention–this makes sense, as those were two of the major reasons I started Eye on the Sens.  The particular oddity I have in mind is how referencing other blogs/bloggers impacts the number of people who visit here.  When I mention Senshot, The Black Aces, The 6th Sens, WTYKY, etc, there’s no discernible increase in random traffic.  However, if I mention Eklund from Hockeybuzz (such as here), casual readers suddenly appear.  What’s the fascination?  Eklund’s constant rumours can be fun I suppose, but Spector offers a sensible alternative and for Sens fans there are much better choices.  I wonder if it’s the wild speculation itself that creates the interest.

-On the Elmira (ECHL) front the team has signed blueliner (and former Buffalo draft pick, 4-104/08) Jordan Southorn); he spent last year splitting his time between Trenton and Wheeling (50-8-13-21).

Boston University‘s hockey program (Eric Gryba‘s alma mater) is in trouble due to a culture of “sexual entitlement” and changes are supposedly sweeping through the program.  One can only hope the attention does improve the situation there.

This article is written by Peter Levi (@eyeonthesens)

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