Senators News: November 14th

Ben Blood was re-assigned to Elmira.  Blood hadn’t suited up for Binghamton since October 28th.

-Elmira plays Reading tonight; the Royals are 7-5-1, with Yannick Tifu and Denny Urban lead the way with 10 points each; Philipp Grubauer has shouldered the goaltending load winning five of the team’s games.

Mark Recchi thinks the players should agree to a deal now because:

But look what happened, the players always get their money. They’re always going to get paid, no matter what. Look at that last deal. We ended up with the cap and everyone thought it was a bad deal. But it ended up great, right? No matter what the system is, or has been, the players get their money. No matter what the contract, the owners always find a way to pay them more. That’s why I say, get a deal and get back in there…the money’s always there.

I don’t see the sense in this when it comes to negotiating–things worked out last time so things will work out this time?  There’s also a disconnect between Recchi comparing a deal done now versus the last one requiring the loss of a season.  If the players won a longer lockout, how does that create a need for a shorter one?  There’s not much logic here.

Ryan Kennedy posted his 2013 draft rankings:
1. Nathan MacKinnon, C, Halifax
2. Seth Jones, D, Portland
3. Sasha Barkov, C, Tappara
4. Elias Lindholm, C, Brynas
5. Sean Monahan, C, Ottawa
6. Curtis Lazar, C, Edmonton
7. Jonathan Drouin, C, Halifax
8. Rasmus Ristolainen, D, TPS
9. Hunter Shinkaruk, C, Medicine Hat
10. Robert Hagg, D, MODO
11. Adam Erne, RW, Quebec
12. Darnell Nurse, D, Sault Ste. Marie
13. Josh Morrissey, D, Prince Albert
14. Ryan Pulock, D, Brandon
15. Nikita Zadorov, D, London
16. Artturi Lehkonen, RW, KalPa
17. Anthony Mantha, LW, Val d’Or
18. Jacob De La Rose, C, Leksand
19. Hudson Fasching, RW, U.S. NTDP
20. JT Compher, C, U.S. NTDP
21. Valery Nichushkin, C, Chelyabinsk
22. Frederik Gauthier, C, Rimouski
23. Zach Fucale, G, Halifax
24. Steve Santini, D, U.S. NTDP
25. Jason Dickinson, C, Guelph
26. Morgan Klimchuk, C, Regina
27. Andre Burakowsky, LW, Malmo
28. Max Domi, C, London
29. Kerby Rychel, LW, Windsor
30. Eric Comrie, G, Tri-City

This article is written by Peter Levi (@eyeonthesens)

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