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How Sick Can He Be?

from Don Brennan of Off the Posts at the Ottawa Sun,

Filip Kuba will miss his third straight game with an “illness” tonight.

To me, this just isn’t right.

At the risk of sounding like I’m just picking on the guy, how sick can he be? I mean, really.

I saw Kuba this morning. He looked fine. He had just been to breakfast and he was on his way to the rink, where he and Chris Neil were the only two Senators to go for the morning skate. Afterwards, Neil determined that he was going to play tonight against the Bruins, but Kuba deemed it necessary for another couple of days off to make sure he’s fully recovered from the flu?

Nope, it just isn’t right.

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Spezza Caught With Skinny Blade

from Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun,

With 2:16 left in the third period, the Leafs coach asked for a measurement on Senators centre Jason Spezza’s stick, questioning the width of the blade.

While Spezza was found guilty of using an illegal stick, the Leafs were unable to score on the ensuing power play and the Senators pulled off their third straight victory with a slim 2-1 decision in front of only 18,898 fans (The last time the Senators didn’t sell out a Toronto game was Dec. 5, 2005, when only 18,860 were on hand).

“The boys did a good job of killing that for me. You don’t want to see them score when you get a penalty for a call like that,” said Spezza, who had an assist on Heatley’s goal. “Nobody here knows the rules. I don’t know what the clarification is. We still never got an answer. (Refereee Dan O’Halloran) just told me it was too skinny. It’s apparently too skinny. Real dangerous, I guess.”

read on

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  Tags: jason+spezza

Wrong Decision By Ron Wilson

from Bruce Garrioch of Off The Posts,

This guy really is something. This great man.

He has no clue that there’s something called selling the game of hockey.

How does he not play Martin Gerber tonight?

What is Wilson afraid of? Is Wilson afraid Gerber is going to get nailed by the Senators?

This is just ridiculous. Actually, it’s a joke. Wilson claims to not care about the media and then says he thinks the media in Ottawa is looking for mock Gerber.

a bit more...

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Five Years Ago Tonight

from ESPN,

Today marks the fifth anniversary of a momentous day in hockey history.

The Philadelphia Flyers played host to the Ottawa Senators at the Wachovia Center on March 5, 2004, and what transpired was a clash that would make Mike Tyson blush. The teams combined for an NHL-record 419 penalty minutes in a tussle which featured five consecutive brawls in the final two minutes.

read on for more on the game…

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Ottawa/Columbus Trade Vermette and Leclaire

Bob McKenzie reporting on TSN that Antoine Vermette has been traded to Columbus for Pascal Leclaire.

Update 10am ET: It’s being reported that Ottawa also gets a 2nd round pick in the deal.

Update 10:03 am ET: Link available at TSN.

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Kuba Signs Three Year Extension

Bob McKenzie on TSN is reporting that Filip Kuba has been extended by the Senators for $3.7 million per for 3 years.

More soon.

added 9:58am, TSN link now available.

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Could Toronto Be Interested In Gerber?

from Elliotte Friedman of Blogs and Columns at CBC,

It seemed unfathomable a few weeks ago, but Martin Gerber may have new life in the NHL.

There is interest in the waiver-available goaltender, and it comes courtesy of the Toronto Maple Leafs. There could be a couple of reasons for this. Obviously, one is that Vesa Toskala - who is starting Tuesday night against the Devils - gets traded. The other is that Toskala is hurting, with hip and groin problems.

a bit more...

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Duff Not A Crazy Girlfriend

from Us Magazine,

Hilary Duff stands by her man!

The star said that she defends her boyfriend, New York Islander Mike Comrie, against the “intense fans” at his games.

“I like to sit in the audience, you know I don’t sit up in a box or anything, and people started to know that I’m sitting there, and they’ll be like ‘Mike sucks!’ Or [they] try to rile me up,” Duff told Rachael Ray on the set of her talk show. “And I’m like, ‘Hey, watch it! I’ll come up there, you know.’”

She added: “I try to not be that crazy girlfriend.”

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  Tags: hilary+duff, mike+comrie

Fisher And His Faith

from Jennifer Green of the Ottawa Citizen,

In seasons like this one, Mike Fisher thinks of the message he jots on his hockey sticks, the same one that helped him over an even tougher hurdle—success.

Inside the stick’s rubber grip, he has written Rom 12:12, referring to Paul’s letter to the Romans: “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.”

“It’s just a verse that I’ve always liked ... ‘Be glad in all God’s planning for you’,”

Fisher said after the practice on Monday. “Sometimes, even this year, you go through struggles on the ice, and it’s just to keep things focused on God. Things seem to make a little more sense.”

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Ottawa UFA’s May Be Moved

from Don Brennan of the Ottawa Sun,

Filip Kuba has a no-trade clause in his deal, but he, Chris Neil and recently acquired Mike Comrie will be eligible to test the unrestricted free agent waters July 1. Murray will deal at least Kuba and Neil if he can’t get them to agree to contacts before the March 4 deadline.

At this point, it looks like they’re both as good as gone.

Asked specifically about the security of Jason Spezza, whose no-trade clause on his deal doesn’t kick in until next season, Murray said: “He’s our No. 1 centre. I’m not going to get into specific names. I don’t think that’s fair to the player, really, other than the guys that are unrestricted (free agents).”

A “he’s going nowhere” would have been so much simpler, if it was definitely the case.

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