Senators News: May 16th

-Judging by how the Sens practiced today it seems like Andre Benoit will slide in to replace Eric Gryba.  There was no chance Mike Lundin would play (in my estimation).

Travis Yost breaks down the Sens lackadaisical powerplay and talks about their poor tendencies.  It’s a very good piece and I highly recommend it.  Travis then makes the case for the Sens to have a chance in the series and I think of the two elements he discusses (goaltending and avoiding penalties) only the former is realistic and it really will rest on the shoulders of Craig Anderson for Ottawa to take the series.  Unfortunately for the Sens goaltender, his sample against Pittsburgh this season is not encouraging.

Mark Parisi tries to find positives from the Sens loss by comparing it to their opening loss to the Rangers last year.  While there are some surface similarities, the Penguins are not the Rangers so it doesn’t seem particularly apt to me.

-ISS has released its latest 2013 draft rankings (for their previous list go here):

Rank Name Pos. Birthdate Shot H W Team League Last Rank
1 Seth Jones D 10/3/94 R 6.03.5 208 Portland WHL 1
2 Nathan MacKinnon C 9/1/95 R 6.00 182 Halifax QMJHL 3
3 Jonathan Drouin LW 3/27/95 L 5.10.75 185 Halifax QMJHL 4
4 Valeri Nichushkin RW 3/4/95 L 6.04 202 Chelyabinsk Traktor KHL 2
5 Sasha Barkov C 9/2/95 L 6.03 209 Tappara FinE 5
6 Darnell Nurse D 2/4/95 L 6.03.5 189 Sault Ste. Marie OHL 6
7 Elias Lindholm C 12/2/94 R 6.00 192 Brynas SweE 8
8 Nikita Zadorov D 4/15/95 L 6.05.25 230 London OHL 7
9 Sean Monahan C 10/12/94 L 6.02 186 Ottawa OHL 9
10 Bo Horvat C 4/5/95 L 6.00.25 200 London OHL 10
11 Rasmus Ristolainen D 10/27/94 R 6.04 207 TPS Turku FinE 11
12 Curtis Lazar C 2/2/95 R 5.11.75 193 Edmonton WHL 12
13 Hunter Shinkaruk C 10/13/94 L 5.11 175 Medicine Hat WHL 13
14 Ryan Pulock D 10/6/94 R 6.00.5 211 Brandon WHL 14
15 Alexander Wennberg C 9/22/94 L 6.01.5 190 Djurgarden SweJE 15
16 Andre Burakowsky LW 2/9/95 L 6.01.5 178 Malmo SweAl 18
17 Steve Santini D 3/7/95 R 6.01.5 207 USA Under-18 NTDP 22
18 Frederik Gauthier C 4/26/95 L 6.05 210 Rimouski QMJHL 20
19 Valentin Zykov RW 5/15/95 R 6.00 210 Baie-Comeau QMJHL 16
20 Kerby Rychel LW 10/7/94 L 6.01 200 Windsor OHL 17
21 Josh Morrissey D 3/28/95 L 5.11.75 182 Prince Albert WHL 19
22 Madison Bowey D 4/22/95 R 6.00.75 200 Kelowna WHL 27
23 Anthony Mantha LW 9/16/94 L 6.04 190 Val d’Or QMJHL 25
24 JT Compher C 4/8/95 R 5.10.5 184 USA Under-18 NTDP 21
25 Max Domi C 3/2/95 L 5.09.25 193 London OHL 26
26 Nicolas Petan C 3/22/95 L 5.08.5 163 Portland WHL 29
27 Dillon Heatherington D 5/9/95 L 6.03 196 Swift Current WHL 37
28 Michael McCarron RW 3/7/95 R 6.05 228 USA Under-18 NTDP 62
29 Chris Bigras D 2/22/95 L 6.00.5 189 Owen Sound OHL 30
30 Samuel Morin D 7/12/95 L 6.07 200 Rimouski QMJHL 45

Robert Hagg (#23), Jason Dickinson (#24), and Ryan Hartman (#28), fell out of the top-30.

This article is written by Peter Levi (@eyeonthesens)

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2 Comments

  1. […] I’ve bracketed the differences from ISS’ latest rankings (which can be found here, keeping in mind ISS ranks goaltenders separately and NR simply means the player is not in […]

  2. […] -ISS has released its latest 2013 draft rankings (for their previous list go here): […]


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