-Here are my thoughts on Saturday’s loss. Scott had the scoring chances 15-15, which definitely seems high on Ottawa’s side. Ryan Classic thoughts on the game amused me (his emphasis on how bad the game was as entertainment is fully justified). Ben Bishop and Stephane Da Costa were the only players Paul MacLean singled out as having had good games.
–Stephane Da Costa talked about the difference in his play this season as compared to last:
I tried to cheat a little too much last year because I felt I wasn’t producing as much as I wanted to. And it just didn’t work for me. So I’m trying to be honest, and trying to play just how I can. When we play honest, that’s when the chances are coming more, I think.
A clear, honest assessment from Da Costa who probably needs to put on a few more pounds of muscle before he’s ready for prime time.
–Mark Parisi‘s ups and downs seem more focussed on the funny than anything else, so any disagreement seems out of touch with the spirit of the piece.
–Pierre LeBrun‘s power rankings have the Sens 18th, which if Pierre had to watch that tedious Winnipeg game is only appropriate.
–Adam Proteau writes about San Jose GM Doug Wilson (and others) trying to get goalie equipment reduced–all I can say to that is good luck. The league has talked about it for years and nothing has been accomplished. It would be nice, but it’s just hard to see anything happening.
-Binghamton lost in back-to-back games on the weekend, first to 4-3 to Hershey and then 3-2 (SO) to Albany. Robin Lehner took the loss in each, making 25 stops in the first and 44 in the second. Jean-Gabriel Pageau, Derk Grant, Brett Lebda, and Corey Cowick and Hugh Jessiman scored. Here are the highlights from Sunday’s game.
-Elmira defeated Wheeling 5-0 yesterday; Marc Cheverie picked up the shutout while Louie Caporusso added an assist.
–Stu Hackel writes a long piece about fighting and “the code” which I think dances around making any kind of point. The main take away should be that “the code” doesn’t really exist–it’s a term thrown around to justify things, but it’s completely meaningless because no one can really define it and it doesn’t dictate the actions of people on the ice.
This article is written by Peter Levi (@eyeonthesens)
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