Once a season, we like to bring in Ottawa Citizen Sens reporter James Gordon because... he just gets us. He's kind of like our 5th Beatle. James is the engine behind the Senators Extra section of the Ottawa Citizen's online presence and has a very Underground-ish style to him so he fits in perfectly with us. James helps us cover all sorts of Sens topics such as what to do with the extra bodies on the blue line, Murray's alleged search for a forward, Filatov's behavioural problems and some of the strong showings by the noobs on the team. As always, he does a great job.
Of course, we give you a run-down of the week that was for the Sens:
NYR 3 - Sens 2
Sens 1 - Slugs 5
Sens 5 - Screaming Trees 2
Sens 3 - Flames 1
So, again this week we see Ottawa winning the games they have a legitimate shot at. That, my friends, is a very acceptable state of affairs! Anderson had a rough outing but bounced back very strong. Alfie made his return and though it took a game or two for him to get going, when he did, he gave us a little bit of that old Swedish magic. Bobby Butts finally reported to the scorer's sheet and did it in style. They kicked the crap out of the Screaming Trees! So many great little bits of stuff to be optimistic about!
We also give you our thoughts on a few of the happenings around the league this week, namely the debacle that was the Philly-Tampa chess match and the demo job Lucic did on Miller. Once again, the NHL's and Shanahan's handling of this incident leaves us all scratching our heads but even more baffling is Dean Brown's blog that reveals an unbelievable twist to this story. You won't believe your ears.
And, as always, we throw in a few of your e-mails, the mandatory Stooli-Shredder arguement, a new poll question, sprinkle it all with a little cheese and off you go.