Senators News: April 16th

-The Sens-Bruins game was cancelled in light of the attack on the Boston marathon.  Nichols speculates the game will be re-scheduled to April 28th or 29th.

-Ottawa plays Carolina (17-22-2) tonight; the Hurricanes are lead by Eric Staal (44 points) and backstopped by Cam Ward (9-6-1 2.84 .908).  Craig Anderson gets the start and Jared Cowen returns to the lineup in place of Andre Benoit; there will be no Matt Kassian tonight.

-Binghamton signed Scott Greenham (ECHL 11-19-3 3.39 .908) to an ATO.  Greenham participated in the Sens development camp in 2011 and played in their rookie tournament in 2012, but I’m puzzled by the signing given that the B-Sens have three goaltenders already in place.

-Elmira was crushed 7-2 by Florida and were knocked out of the playoffs, losing the series 4-2.  Louie Caporusso (6-2-8-10 +7) and Ben Blood (6-0-1-1 +2) will presumably be recalled by Binghamton.  We should also expect Cody Ceci and Matt Puempel to join the B-Sens sooner than later.

-There was no update/explanation for Bryce Aneloski‘s play in the CHL in the Sens latest prospect update.

Tyler Dellow writes a terrific article about the management change in Edmonton and puts his finger on the primary problem for the Oilers in that they’ve failed to surround their players with quality depth.  I’ll also highlight this for toughness fans (via Craig MacTavish):

Grit’s always a huge part of it.  But, also, grit without skill, as I mentioned, is not something’s that’s going to move the dial of our team forward.  There are a lot of areas we’re going to look at over the next little while to try and improve, whether it’s scouting but more prominently player acquisition.

This article is written by Peter Levi (@eyeonthesens)


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