Archive for November, 2008

Ho Ho Ho And A Bottle of Rum

November 30, 2008

Throughout the game, I had all kinds of notes written up about the play of the Senators and some individual things.  I’ve shit-canned everything except the opening and the Fischler intermission reports, and have moved on to an embarrassing amount of rum.  Here it is:

I’ll just start with this; the last two wins mean damn near nothing if the Senators don’t beat the Islanders tonight.  Fighting through the rabble (assuming for a moment, the Senators are not rabble) to a playoff spot is going to be hard enough, but it’s just not possible if you don’t beat the teams you’re supposed to beat. 

My coverage is provided by MSG and that means analysis by Billy Jaffe, who I really like quite a bit; maybe it’s because he’s from Chicago and he just sounds like ‘home’. (I was born there).  But, more likely because he’s a rational and even handed analyst.  But, there’s always the intermission “analysis” of Stan Fischler to drive me crazy, so I have that to look forward to. 

Fischler After the First
The Maven thinks it would be good for the Isles’ psyche to get a win.  (Will my corneas survive the brilliance?) “Ruutu is Sean Avery with a Finnish accent”.  (Uhhhh…not quite, “Maven”…Ruutu kills penalties and doesn’t score nearly as often as Avery, but maybe I split hairs)

Fischler After the Second
Will the brilliance never end..he says Josh Bailey’s new nickname is “Ace”.  *bangs head on wall* Do I need to explain why that doesn’t work or is Fishler’s senility obvious to everyone?  Tell you what; if Josh dies while playing in the NHL, I’ll start calling him “Ace”. 

It’s Obvious
The current incarnation of the Senators will not make the playoffs (and my bottle of rum takes a dent to acknowledge this fact).  I spelled it out in the lead in—-with a team skating this close to the edge, they cannot afford to drop points to the bottom feeders.  Bringing the A-game against the Ranger means nothing if you don’t put away the Islanders.  The Islanders hadn’t had 3 wins in a season against the Senators in 15 years; so much for that.

Here’s the long and short of it: 
The Senators struggle to get the puck out of the defensive zone with possession and they don’t hit anyone.  Another Senators blogger said “As much as you might prefer it, the number of hits a team throws, or bruises a team inflicts, has no literal bearing on the scoresheet.”  I just have to disagree.  While I appreciate this blogger was essentially lamblasting Bobby Clarke in the process, (and I am in full support of that since the man has certainly lost his hockey mind), hitting still is a very important component to winning.  Right now, the Senators have two players with significant ice time who consistently hit with a purpose; Jarkko Ruutu and Mike Fisher (Neil is hurt).  It’s just not enough to be an effective team in the NHL unless you have the talent of the Detroit Redwings.  No matter how many constipated looks we get from Craig Hartsburg on the bench (and that’s a John Paddock flashback I wanted no part of), it’s not going to make a difference for this team. 

{oh hell….here are some notes just for the helluvit}

 Oh, young Mr. Lee!…a careless play in our end leads to a great chance for the Isles.  He was banged off the puck in the corner.  Howie Rose, announcer for the Isles, identifies Brian Lee as being from North Dakota (born there, went to school there) but we all know he’s a Minnesota boy.

The 4th line won’t be getting much ice time. Schubert, Bass and Zack Smith look like 3 guys who’ve never played together (and that’s really the case).  Auld is his own worst enemy here.  The Isle pressure started with Auld’s giveaway.

Fisher with a post and next rush down the ice Andy Hilbert with a beautiful tip past Auld.  I really have to wonder what the Penguins were thinking just letting Hilbert walk away. 

Same old story…the Sens can’t get the puck out of the zone with possession.

Senators did not look good in the first period.  The Pizza line had pressure and the Fisher line had a couple of good shifts, but other than that, the Senators were chasing the puck all over their end.  Jesse Winchester is trying to bring a bit of physical, but it’s clear it’s not natural for him.  Only way to make it natural is to continue to bring it.

Second period
Don’t see it often but Alfie with a stupid penalty.

I like watching Ruutu kill penalties because he doesn’t clown it up.  It’s clear he’s a smart guy.  He definitley knows when to pull his pants down.

A-Train and Phillips on the entire two minute PK; the Isles didn’t get a shot thru

Jaffe praise for Alfie.  Beautiful to watch; strong on his skates and smart.

Isles score with 35 seconds left in the 2nd; blocked shot caromes perfectly to a streaking Freddy Meyer.

Isles have been outscored 9-1 in the third period the last two games.

Freddy Meyer with a goal from the point.  Auld was busy pushing jason smith out of the way and got beat on the short side. 

Hartsburg’s constipated look; I grow tired.

Alfie goal!  Pass by Heater was sublime.

[and then I gave up]

Bryan Murray has a choice; he can give up on this season or he can deal for a puck moving defenseman and see if there is hope for this version of the Senators.  This cannot be a short-term move.  Whomever they get (if they do) has to be a good player for the Senators for a long time.  More later….the rum is stealing my brain. [Hi Sherry]

Around the league:  Ron Wilson is being interviewed after the game against the Flyers and he lauds his players for their effort and Bryan Burke for relaxing the players against the dumb questions of the Toronto media; asking if they’re worried that they’ll all be traded.  “Our effort’s been exemplary all year and I think Brian did a good job of relaxing them from..I hate to be blunt ; from the dumb questions you guys have been asking our players…that they’re all going to be traded within a week and Brian assured all our players that wasn’t going to happen and that’s the best thing he could have done”.

Mike Millbury“He hated to be blunt…but he was again.  I think this guy is a terrific coach and he’s done a good job. …That’s enough of that!  That’s tough to take.  That’s rude…it’s insulting.  Enough of that!  It’s just rude.  It’s just arrogant.  “I know all the answers and you people in the media are all stupid.”  (turns to Kelly Hrudy and Ron McLean) Are you stupid?  Are you stupid?  We’re all stupid and we ask stupid questions.  Geez!  Give it up!!!

Let me just start by saying I have no idea how Mike Millbury gets a job outside of food service.  In the “stupid and arrogant” department, Mike Millbury is leading the team in sales.  First of all, Wilson is just protecting his guys and being the bad guy to the media; good on him!!!  For Mike Millbury to act like he’s just been sent to the corner with his thumb in bread pudding is simply priceless. 

Mike…you are dumb!  You’ve shown it over and over and over again. 

Millbury Deals
You can decide if they were good or bad, here are a number of the deals Mad Mike has made per TSN.ca:

13-Mar-96: New York Islanders traded Wendel Clark, Mathieu Schneider and D.J. Smith to the Toronto Maple Leafs for Darby Hendrickson, Sean Haggerty, Kenny Jonsson and 1st round selection (Roberto Luongo) in 1997.

25-Aug-97: New York Islanders traded Dan Lacouture to the Edmonton Oilers for Mariusz Czerkawski.

20-Mar-99: New York Islanders traded Tommy Salo to the Edmonton Oilers for Mats Lindgren and 8th round selection (Radek Martinek) in 1999.

19-Jun-99: New York Islanders traded Zigmund Palffy, Bryan Smolinski, Marcel Cousineau and 4th round selection (previously acquired from the New Jersey Devils – Daniel Johansson) in 1999 to the Los Angeles Kings for Olli Jokinen, Josh Green, Mathieu Biron and 1st round selection (Taylor Pyatt) in 1999.

19-Dec-99: New York Islanders traded Felix Potvin, a 2nd round selection (later traded to New Jersey – Teemu Laine) in 2000 and a 3rd round selection (Thatcher Bell) in 2000 to the Vancouver Canucks for Kevin Weekes, Bill Muckalt and Dave Scatchard.

24-Jun-00: New York Islanders traded Olli Jokien and Roberto Luongo to the Florida Panthers for Mark Parrish and Oleg Kvasha.

24-Jun-00: New York Islanders traded Eric Brewer, Josh Green and 2nd round selection (Brad Winchester) in 2000 to the Edmonton Oilers for Roman Hamrlik.
24-Jun-00: New York Islanders traded Kevin Weekes, the rights of Kristian Kudroc and a 2nd round selection (later traded to Phoenix – Matthew Spiller) in 2001 to the Tampa Bay Lightning for a 1st round selection (Raffi Torres) in 2000, 4th round selection (previously acquired – Vladimir Gorbunov) in 2000 and 7th round selection (previously acquired – Ryan Caldwell) in 2000.

03-Jan-01: Los Angeles Kings traded Jason Blake to the New York Islanders for a 5th round selection (Joel Andresen) in 2002.

22-Jun-01: New York Islanders traded Mathieu Biron and a 2nd round selection (later traded to Washington, later traded to Vancouver – Denis Grot) in 2002 to the Tampa Bay Lightning for Adrian Aucoin and Alexander Kharitonov.

23-Jun-01: Ottawa Senators traded Alexei Yashin to the New York Islanders for Zdeno Chara, Bill Muckalt and 1st round selection (Jason Spezza) in 2001.

24-Jun-01: Buffalo Sabres traded Michael Peca to the New York Islanders for Tim Connolly and Taylor Pyatt.

22-Jun-02: New York Islanders traded Mariusz Czerkawski to the Montreal Canadiens for Arron Asham and a 5th round selection (Markus Pahlsson) in 2002.

11-Mar-03: New York Islanders traded Chris Osgood and a 3rd round selection in 2003 to the St. Louis Blues for Justin Papineau and a 2nd round selection in 2003.

11-Mar-03: Edmonton Oilers traded Janne Niinimaa and a 2nd round selection in 2003 to the New York Islanders for Brad Isbister and Raffi Torres.

 How you parlayed that into a job on Hockey Night in Canada, only the picture holder knows.  You’re associated with two of the worst trades in hockey history.  Nice work!  Now get the fuck off my TV screen.

Briefs….Even If I’m A Boxers Guy

November 27, 2008

I won’t be present for most, if not all of the live blog over at Scarlett Ice for the Battle of Ontario.  I’ll be stuffing myself stupid for American Thanksgiving, but hope to be home for the 3rd period.

I’ve run some numbers on the Senators salaries and we can fit Jay Bowmeester in under the cap this year and going forward, provided:

A)  We trade Vermette in the process.
2)  The cap doesn’t go down
C)  Auld and Elliott are our goalies next year
4)  We don’t have to pay our 12 & 13th forwards more than $1 million
E)  Bowmeester doesn’t want more than $6.5 million for his troubles going forward
6)  Kuba is not re-signed

All of this assumes a pretty static roster.  This is not a stretch when you consider all the no-trade clauses floating around the place.  Neil and McAmmond are the only forwards without a contract at the end of the season. 

For my next trick, I’ll show you why Bryan Murray deserves another 2 seasons to fix the mess we’re in, but that’s for another day.

Live Blog

November 22, 2008

I didn’t see as much of this game as I usually would see because I was busy reading and writing the live blog.  It was fun to “hang out” with the OBC for a game, but I really have no sense of the game.  We probably played well since we finally won a game; and by a significant margin…oh, and against the best team (record-wise) in the East.

Ruutu Wins
Paul Mara flat out admitted in his post game interview that Ruutu got to the Rangers. 

“Ruutu took liberties on our goalie in the shoot-out last game.  He doesn’t have much respect for the game out there.   I took it upon myself.  I know the team wasn’t happy with what he did last game. He didn’t have the courage to back it up.  I dropped the gloves, I was square on him; didn’t jump him from behind…right at him and that’s that…it’s over.  He had his chance and that’s it, we move on from there.  He had a chance in the third with Colton and obviously, he didn’t want any part of him either.  So, we can’t let guys take liberties on our teammate like that and he did and he didn’t answer the bell.  …it’s something I had to do for the team.  It’s too bad that they did score the power play goal and got us in a hole.  I guess he won the battle, because they did score on the power play.  …I don’t think he did much as a player out there.  He got us a little bit frustrated, but we talked about it between periods and we let him alone after the first period and he didn’t do much out there.”

What Mara and the rest of Rangers seem to fail to understand, is that Ruutu’s play in the shootout, was perfectly legal and really, VERY heads up.  He didn’t get off a shot and the puck hadn’t stopped moving, so he took his shot on goal.  IT WOULD HAVE COUNTED HAD IT GONE IN.  Also, I really have to ask, Paul Mara….in what way did you disuade Jarkko from taking further liberties on your guys??  What did you do to Jarkko that is going to keep him up at night??  I can guarantee you that Ruutu is a very happy camper right now and you’re just a sucker.  Oh, and he didn’t do much out there as a player?  You pretty much just admitted that he did EXACTLY what he usually does and that’s get under your skin and it may well have cost you a game.  (I still look at my shoes when Jarkko’s on the ice).

From the Live Blog:

5:26
Sens at Land’s End:  I wonder what Ruutu was like as a child.
   
5:29
Free Willig:  baby Ruutu:   intentionally puked on parents
toddler Ruutu:   projectile shitting while diaper free
grade school Ruutu:   shot snot covered rubber bands at class mates
5:29
TUC:  Um…blech?

Don’t blame me…I’m just a reporter.

Going From Bad to Worse

November 22, 2008

No, I’m not necessarily talking about the Senators right now, but nothing other than members of the OBC getting together for a self-indulgent live bloggin’ over at Scarlett Ice.   And you think the Senators are a train wreck…..

If you think we’re bad now, just wait until we’re live and unedited.  Join us to witness the carnage as we lose 2-1 in another shootout.   Laugh at us as our grammar and spelling go from passable to drunken scribble in the span of a mere two periods. 

Depending on how charitable he’s feeling, DHS may even let some outsiders post, but you better bring your funny stick.

I Hab a Wart on my Fanny…Givin’ Me the Fidgets

November 21, 2008

Do you think the boys remember the complete ass-kickin they suffered the last time we faced the Habs?  Gawd, I hope so.  The Pollyanna in me says “no really, we played well last game, and they’ve really sucked lately.  This is a super (add a lisp if you want) opportunity”.   One thing I’ll say…it’s nice when the Habs come to town for this one embarrassing reason …at least there’s some energy in the building.

Cody Bass
I don’t want to make more of this than there is, but Bass had a big hit on Begin and Zubov gets a great chance shortly thereafter.  Bass draws a penalty with hard work.  Later, he gets in a fight with Begin.  It was a short but spirited bout.  I wouldn’t say our boy was an owner; he lost his skates, but what I like was he was still throwing punches the whole time he was falling down.  It’s inspirational….kinda like a speech from Jimmy Carter. 

You know what watching Cody Bass has done for me tonight?  It reminded me how much I dislike Shean Donovan.  Shean is the Anti-Cody; he has decent size and skates well.  You expect him to blast the opponent here or there but he just falls flat in the physical department….oh hell; Shean Dovovan is a pussy.  There; I said it. 

Don Van Masochistic.  I’m going to beat the shit out of him.  I suspect he’ll like it; why else would he wave off a Volchenkov (of all people) goal?  I just think he likes pain.  That’s all I can come up with.  (disclosure: in theory, I’m a pacifist, but I’ve punched people in the heat of competition so not wholly committed)  Anyhoo, Don Van Massenhoven completely fucked us out of a goal…and a Volchenkov goal at that.  He blew the whistle on a delayed penalty when the Habs had not even come close to possessing the puck.  Mike Brophy is also as good as dead.   His “oh well” rationale for disallowing the goal?  “I ran a stop light today and I didnt’ get caught”….that somehow makes the ref screwing us OK to Mike Brophy.  Well, maybe me wrapping a crowbar around your freakin neck and not getting caught is just about the same, eh? (fucker)

Shit!  Time to Settle Down
I like tulips.  Slather me in tulips. 

[we lose in another stupid shootout, btw]

MMMMMM……That’s Good Bass!

November 20, 2008

It was nice of the Senators to give Cody Bass a free trip to Europe, but many of us wanted to see the boy plying his wares with the big club for good.  His immediate return to Bingo for the North American version of play was deflating, at best.

Well, today he (and we) get the chance we’ve been waiting for (I’ll just let that dangle).  Go out there and do what you do Cody.  That really should be enough….we’ll take care of the rest.

Jesus! Not New York AGAIN?!

November 18, 2008

If I can make it here…..uh…..it’s a farkin’ miracle
Let’s see…..the Senators are having trouble scoring goals at even strength (and in some games, at all).  Their breakouts are a mess.  They won’t hit anyone.  Their collective confidence is shot and they’re coming off back to back losses to arguably, the worst team in the league (I’m not including the Senators in that equation for whatever reason).  So, how about a match with the Eastern Conference leaders and one of the top 4 goaltendenders in the league?  Yep, I’m sure that’s exactly what we need.

Linus has his blanket back
The Pizza line is back together.  I was certainly one of the loudest proponents of splitting them up to see if something else would work and the Fisher/Alfie/Winchester line was the best thing we had going, but losing games is losing games.  Let’s just say I’m convinced.  Six games of rabblefest was enough for me.  This line should stay together.  You’ll never hear me say another word about it. 

Oh, for the love of Pete
Watching this power play has me pulling out what little hair I have.  I’ve taken to pinching out nose hairs just to heighten my pain for distractive value.  We can’t even get set up in the zone on a power play.   Trying to skate it in when the other team has 4 lined up at the blue line is in the dictionary.  Just look up “Stupid”.

Ruutu the clown
Love him? hate him??  I look at my shoes a lot when he’s on the ice.  He’s back and he’s got the Rangers riled up.  I bet they miss Hollweg and Avery for this one.  I’ll see your Bozo and raise you a Krusty and a Shakes

Fish don’t even have knees
Mike Fisher is out with a knee injury.  The play didn’t look particularly bad, but he was having trouble putting weight on it.  The injuries just keep piling up for one who is supposed to be one of the Senators most important players.  I feel sorry for him.  There is nothing more frustrating than an injury.  You can’t play and it takes weeks to get back to game speed when you get back.  However, can you say Bass?  I believe he plays center. 

Captain Fantastic
Fantastic individual play by Alfie for the game’s first goal.  The Senators were having trouble beating the forecheck and Alfie fixes that; takes it the length of the ice, dumps the puck in, wins the puck twice and walks off the boards and outwaits King Henrik for a poke through the five hole.  (I just happen to be wearing my vintage Alfie sweater tonight)  And now the team exhales and the Rangers are all over them…..sigh.

I really couldn’t see that coming
The Rangers have been all over the Senators in the third period as we’re content just to get the puck out of the zone.  The only thing that pisses me off more than this, is that as a team, we’re not willing to hit anyone.  So, I’m not at all surprised that sustained Ranger pressure leads to an equaliser.  Nope, I won’t be scratching my head over that one at all.  Now I’ll watch as we fall apart and lose 3-1.  Please prove me wrong.

Ryan Shannon, where for are thou?
Oh yeah…you’re having your brains unscrambled.   I have a feeling we could use a shootout specialist tonight.  There are two minutes left and I’d bet your first born this game is going to a shootout.  Not a huge stretch since neither of these teams is prone to lighting up the scoreboard this year. 

Yep, the Sens show no instincts in OT (puck possession people….dump and chase in overtime is the secondary definition of Stupid) and we go to a shootout we’re sure to lose.   I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but we lose about 2/3s of these.

Ding Dong Dang…we lose.

Denouement (and the dead horse is further beaten)
They say that you hit rock bottom and there’s one more loss.  I pray to Yoda that this is that game.  We weren’t awful, but if 60 minutes of good hockey is the goal (aside from goals), we’re not there.  And, we’re never going to win on a consistent basis if we don’t inject some physicality into our game.  It certainly doesn’t help that Neil and Fisher now have injuries; the extent of which we don’t know.  Bryan Murray is trying to build a team that is tougher to play against and I’m not seeing it right now.  It just doesn’t come naturally to this group to throw the body around, save for Ruutu and Volchenkov. 

Oh, and a wag of my (middle) finger to the Sharks TV crew
To hear the TV guys tonight complaining that the Sharks have trouble finishing off teams, makes me want to strip them naked, hose them down and tie them to a flagpole in Nunavit.  You’re 15 and 4, you jackasses!

I Hate Re-runs

November 16, 2008

So this damn well better not be one.  There really isn’t a lot of upside for the Senators in this game.  Win and you won’t be flogged, is as good as it gets for the Sens tonight.  Lose and we (the team and the fans) fall further into the abyss. 

The first period looks pretty good for the Senators.  They are actually passing the puck out of the zone instead of chipping it off the boards and hoping to get it back in the neutral zone.  But all the pressure has yet to pay off and the Isles get the first goal in the second period. (uh, WTF were you doing on that play Chris Phillips?)  Here we go again!  I hope the team isn’t feeling as deflated as I am right now.

Piling on
And then the Isles get a power play goal.  I just noticed that I haven’t seen Neil in the second period.  He either hurt himself in the first or he’s been traded.   For some reason, I’m feeling the latter as the fight Neiler had wasn’t much of anything at all.  Now that I think about it, he seemed reticent to throw a punch so I wonder if he didn’t have an ouchie.   And the irony is that all I’ve been thinking since the first period is “are we going to hit anyone…..ever again?”  What a bunch of fancy pants.  

I can hardly stand it anymore.  Five minutes into the third and we can’t get the puck out of the zone cleanly, we can’t establish a forecheck and we can’t (or won’t) hit anyone.  What can we do?  Give up a third goal. 

Ahhhh…the lip reading
Kuba takes a 4 minute penalty for high sticking and seen on the bench is Herr Hartsburg saying “Pucking Ballshot”…or something like that.  This has really been the only sign of life for the Senators since the first period; we’ve had the puck more than the Isles on this penalty kill. 

With about 10 minutes left, the Islander announcers are just noticing that Neil hasn’t played in awhile. 

The Senators got a power play goal from Heatley and then scored with 1:30 left and Auld on the bench.  They then tried to play the last 90 seconds with the same 6 skaters who had been on for the goal and couldn’t get the puck into the zone because the guys were tired.  Nice coaching. 

This is no way to squelch trade rumours
Whatever IT is, the Senators don’t have it.  After the last loss, Bryan Murray said he wasn’t at the point where he was going to make a trade just for the sake of stirring the pot.  I’m guessing he’s a bit closer to feeling that way after this loss.  The man looked like he was sitting on a mountain of hemorrhoids in the press box. 

Here’s where I am:  I’m willing to go with some combination of Vermette, Neil, Kelly and picks for a puck moving defenseman and see where the chips fall from there.  Another 15 games, if we haven’t made progress, it’s time to go with Elliott and give him an NHL look; not that Auld is a problem, but to get a read for the future.   If Elliott is brought up, he’s the goalie.  It makes no sense to bring him up to be the backup.  It’s not worth wasting a year of development for a young goalie to have him backing up.  That means sending Gerber to the minors, so if by chance, we get things going there’s some cap room for the deadline and maybe Bowmeester, but honestly, I’m having a hard time figuring how you fit another $6.5 million cap hit to this team without trading Spezza.  If you trade for Bowmeester, it can’t just be a rental.  That’s just stupid.

I hate that I’m feeling Herr Hartsburg was a poor choice.  The lack of physical play is a direct reflection on him.  After the crap they’ve shown on the ice recently, that he can’t even motivate them to go out and pound some ass is really disappointing.   I’m worried that Scarlett may be more drunk than I am tonight and I really hope that SALE has forgotten (yet again) to stock her liquor cupboard.  My guess is Dany Heatley Speedwagon is ready to drop a cruise missle on the organisation and Five For Smiting will say something funny. 
As for me, I’m back to sucking my thumb again.

Not Tonight Dear, I’m Feeling Lazy

November 14, 2008

Just give me the bottle
I’m dumping rubbing alcohol in my eyes and then tossing the rest of the bottle down my gullet.  The pain is nothing compared to watching this team tonight.  The Senators, in it’s current configuration, is getting on towards hopeless.  I about puked in the first period when Neil was interviewed during the game and said “we came out hard”.  CAMELSHIT!  The 4-0 loss to the Habs was a Rembrandt compared to this performance (Nice of the Habs to wait until tonight to mail it in, btw).  Bryan Murray can wait until tomorrow to get on the phones only because calling tonight makes us seem desperate.  By the way, we’re desperate.  Is Andy Delmore available?   

BOINGGGGG 
Some guy named “Pock” doesn’t want Ryan Shannon to live long and prosper.  An elbow to Shannon’s coconut left the youngster calling Volchenkov “mommy”.  I have to believe that’s the same 2 games Ruutu received.  Shannon’s salary will count against the cap as long as he’s out.  Crass?  so what.

The Pizza Guy
The welts on this guy have been building up, so I decided to keep an eye on Alex Picard in tonight’s game; as much as you can in a televised game anyway.  Lo and behold, the lad didn’t play an awful game.  He wasn’t a threat in the least, but he wasn’t a waste on ice either.  They finally moved him off the power play after a mere 9 games of proving he doesn’t have the skills and went with Fisher on the point in the late stages of the game.  Uh…’scuse me?  Alfie is pretty good on the point.  Did you miss the first half of this decade Herr Hartsburg?

You think we’re a one line team?
The Isles have Guerin and Weight and they’re fucking ancient.  That’s the team we lost to tonight; 3-1.  Ladies and Gentlemen, your Ottawa Senators.  Just spork me to death!

In Other News….

November 13, 2008

Ryan Shannon,who has 14 points in 12 games at Bingo, is up with the big club and will skate in what was formerly (and damn well better be again soon) the prime spot with Spezza and Heatley.

My Friends at the Ottawa Bloggers Collective have adequately handled the screaming and breaking of things, so I will refrain.

You know what I would like to see?  The All Animal Line…..Fish, Bass and Ruutu (Finnish for jackass).