As we draw closer to the end of the season and thus, the end of our run here in the Underground, we continue to try and pay homage to the ones that made it all worthwhile; you, the Groundhogs. To that end, we welcome to Studio 11 this week, this fine looking young man by the name of David Ho. David has been a steady member to the forums and has come up with some beauts along the way but more importantly, embraces our inappropriate tendency to make fun of stereotypes. He was a very good sport when we made fun of the fact he is..... bald (seriously, what does this podcast have against hair?). David does a great job sitting in for Stooli this week, as he's off to the west coast to collect babies.
Ok, as for the Sens, its all systems go as that losing streak now seems like a distant memory. What a week it was:
Sens 4 - Tampa 0
Sens 6 - Panthers 2
Sens 6 - Isles 0
For a team that couldn't score for awhile there, these games were certainly a statement that the slump is behind them. This was probably the most dominant the Sens have looked so far this season, lead by the return of Spezza 2.0 and EK65. These two continue to tear up the league but there were so many other contributors to the turn around, notably Mr. Clean himself, Craig Anderson with his two shut-outs. We take a quick look at this important set of wins and wonder, why don't they just bring the Dad's along all season?
With the trade deadline approaching, you won't be surprised to find it a topic of choice this week. We spend some time looking at what the Sens may, or more likely, may not do before Monday. Some interesting comments from the owner and the GM this week give us an idea of how things may play out for Ottawa as the clock ticks down. We also discuss how a trade could actually be a bad thing for a team clicking as well as Ottawa is. Oh, and Euge, you didn't make Karlsson any poorer with your declaration of his coming greatness, this week. THAT'S gonna cost ya!
We take a look at some interesting stats, rant a little more about refs and CBC's Ron Maclean's cheer leading for them, make fun of the leafs (just like the rest of the players do too, apparently) and put Shredder on the hot seat over his boy, Brad Marchand. E-mails are read and we play another voice mail submission for a spot behind the mic in Studio 11.
Ok, 1/4 more of a season to go! Bring it home, Sens!