Welcome to the Sens Underground 2011-12 home opener! We're back for our 7th season of Sens cheerin', laff bashin', good times.
If you're a SU vet, welcome back and thanks for joining us again. If you're new to the podcast, get ready for a unique experience when it comes to Ottawa Senators coverage.
In this season's premiere, we give you a healthy slab of stuff to chew on (wrapped in bacon, of course) as we look back on the pre-season and forward to the start on the regular season. The Sens went a respectable 3-3-1 in the warm-up games and had some pretty decent moments. Players such as Z-Bad, Cowen and Filatov showed us they should be major players on this re-building team while others have yet to win us over. We'll give you our run-down of who we liked and who we aren't sold on yet.
Also on the plate is what to do with some extra bodies kicking around, namely Kuba and Winchester. How will they fit into the puzzle this year? There is also going to be a log-jam of centers fighting for that 2nd line position and we mull over how that may all play out.
If you've been with us for a few years, you know that at times we've been critical of how the Sens organization has treated its fan base. This year, the 20th for the team, they seem to be doing all the right things and mending all the bridges. We take a look at some of the fan-friendly initiatives the Sens have introduced to be more inclusive and they are getting several thumbs up from us. Except for the goal song thing... that didn't go so well but that's not their fault.
The big topic in hockey so far this season has been Shanny's new career as a movie star. We love it and even have a few ideas how it can be even better.
We hear about Shredder's excllent summer adventures and oh yeah, the new unis ROCK! Stooli even wore his to the show this week!
Finally, we end the show with your emails, a new poll question and a conversation about.....hot sauce. Yes, hot sauce.
We're looking forward to an exciting season as the team embarks on a new era and we're glad to have you along with us for the ride.
GO Sens GO!