Congrats, Senators fans. You did it!
The All-Star game will be over-flowing with Sens, thanks to a phenomenal late comeback (not unlike the team itself) in fan voting that saw Milan Michalek knock The Screaming Tree's Kessell from the starting line up. 9MM will join Alfie, Spezza and Karlsson at the end of the month when the NHL's stars lace'em up here in Ottawa. Even George Dubbya was impressed with that ballet box stuffing!
But that was far from the only good news out of Sensland this week. Au contraire! (can I coach the Habs?) The good times just keep rolling as the pesky Sens continue to surprise the hockey world and add up points. We submit, for your approval:
Tampa 1 - Sens 4
Sens 2 - Philly 3 OT loss
Philly 4 - Sens 6
Sens 5 - Pens 1
The week started off looking like a tough road ahead but once again, the boys have come out smelling like roses and find themselves alone in 5th in the East! Not even the most optimistic Sens fan could believe that they would do so well, so fast! More good news is that Kyle Turris continues to justify the price Murray paid for him as he seems to have found a nice chemistry with Alfie (but then again, who doesn't?).
Now that we have Stooli back, there was lots of catching up to do this week and this lengthy edition will keep you busy and entertained as we discuss numerous topics including Anderson's awesome week, Z-Bad's new role as National hero in Sweden, The NHLPA's rejection of the proposed re-alignment and and good discussion on Bryan Murray's thoughts on what the Sens may do come trade deadline.
This was also a banner week for stupidity coming out of Laff Nation. Between their GM needing to hear the sound of his own voice and their delusional media going full-retard, they gave us mucho material to giggle about this week. Hell, even our own local media takes a good slap in the package from us this week. If that wasn't enough, the NHL players themselves tell the Laffs how over-rated they are. This is the part we'll miss the most - Leaf bashing.
Of course, we couldn't help but throw in our 2 cents on the Brad Marchand/Sami Salo incident. Considering our personal connection to him, we do keep an eye on his doings and one thing is for sure, the guy knows how to stir things up.
And finally, we tell you about how you can become a guest host on one of our final shows this season. Think you got what it takes to hang behind the mic in Studio 11? Have a listen and we'll fill you in on the details.
If nothing else, we'll fill up a few commutes for you this week. Enjoy!