-I’ve never been a fan of April Fool’s shenanigans, but for those of you who enjoy the day have as much fun as you can.
-Some of the Sens walking wounded (Craig Anderson and Milan Michalek) are travelling with the team on their two-week road trip, which presumably means they will return to game action at some point.
–Scott had the scoring chances in the Toronto game 14/16.
-I’m not going to go through all the elements of Mark Parisi‘s ups and downs, but I will say I agree with him that Mika Zibanejad has improved significantly this season.
–Bruce Garrioch reports the Sens have talked to Calgary about Curtis Glencross and speculates Ben Bishop would be the piece that would go the other way. Murray signed Glencross out of college years ago, so has a prior relationship with him, but the question remains does he fill a need for the Sens? Short term he might–with Michalek‘s health issues Glencross could shore up the left side and he provides the “grit” fans are so fond of, but I’m not sure the move fits with a rebuilding team. The Sens are not going to hoist the Stanley Cup this season and I don’t know that Glencross is the element that gives them the depth for a lengthy playoff run.
–Nichols offers a hilarious (and spoilery) comparison of the Sens to the characters in Game of Thrones (it’s hard to pick a favourite, but Eugene Melnyk as Robert Baratheon and Francis Lessard as Hodor are definitely up there).
–Stu Hackel wonders if the death of Dmitri Uchaykin via a head shot in the Kazakhstan professional league will lead to changes in the NHL, which I seriously doubt. Don Sanderson‘s death in a fight didn’t impact the league, which seems to only address issues when they happen in the NHL itself (like the netting around the rinks were a result of the death of Brittanie Cecil in Columbus).
This article is written by Peter Levi (@eyeonthesens)