Happy New Year, groundhogs!
The unofficial slogan for the SU over the years has been "by the fans, for the fans". After all, without you, there's not much point in turning on the Studio 11 lights every week. So, with Stooli doing God knows what in Hong Kong this week, we decided to try something different and invite one of our longest and most dedicated listeners to guest host with us on this show. Crazy Canuck joins us in studio this week. Anyone who has listened to the show over the years will be familiar with that name as he's been one of the most active participants on e-mail, in contests, and has sent us some classic audio bits too. We thank him for joining us and we know where to go now should we ever run out of cheese.
Now then, THE FREAKIN'SENS!!! These guys just keep finding ways to win guys, and in amazingly entertaining and dramatic ways. We take a quick look at all the games that were over the holidays:
Slugs 1 - Sens 4
Panthers 3 - Sens 4 OT
Sens 1 - Canes 2 OT
Habs 6 - Sens 2
Flames 3 - Sens 4 OT
Sens 3 - Slugs 2 OT
Devils 2- Sens 3 OT
Anyone see a trend here? Overtime is just a routine now and one that the Sens seem to be thriving in. And as if OT isn't exciting enough, how about mixing in the GOLDEN GAWD'S 400th goal for a game winner? Sens fans are still smiling ear to ear, as were his family that were in attendance. The man simply has a knack for the dramatic. Congrats to Alfie and we can't wait until 500!
Other big Sens stories in this show include Kyle Turris' debut, a couple more concussions for the Sens, a seemingly needless concern over our goaltending, and goal posts... a lot of goal posts. We also take a look at the World Juniors, the Winter Classic, more douchery for the Dept. of NHL discipline (or lack there-of), another brief round of fighting about fighting and a look at the leaked story on NHL ticket revenues.
We stick the rookie with the longest e-mail, drop a new poll question on you and, dammit, just have a little love-in about our 6th place "rebuilding" team.
Life is pretty good for Sens fans these days and we're enjoying every minute of it. You should too, starting right here!