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Almost A Deal

from Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun,

“I thought I had one or two deals done last week. I had some real good conversations with some (player’s) names in place and some real strong talk,” said Murray, who accompanied the Senators to Sunrise, Fla., as their three-game road trip continues tonight against the Panthers. “Then a day later, the names kind of changed, the deals kind of floundered and then just didn’t happen.”

It’s believed Murray may have been close dealing for the elusive top-six forward he has been looking to add all season….

With few teams willing to admit they’re out of the playoff race, it’s likely Murray held discussions with Kings GM Dean Lombardi, who has been actively shopping winger Ladislav Nagy and defencemen Jaroslav Modry and Rob Blake. Ideally, the Kings would like to get a goalie.

Murray probably also talked to Tampa counterpart Jay Feaster to see what direction Tampa Bay is going to go at the trade deadline.

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Downie Faces Ottawa

from CBC,

Steve Downie will be front and centre as the Philadelphia Flyers host the Ottawa Senators on Sunday night….

“It’s just another game and we need the two points,” he said. “I’m not worried at all. It’s behind me and I’m leaving it there.”...

Ottawa enforcer Brian McGrattan said in September Downie would eventually pay for his hit on McAmmond but has since tempered his comments.

“If [Downie] is there and he has the puck, I’m going to hit him. I’m not going to jump him from behind and cause a huge melee,” McGrattan told the Ottawa Sun. “I don’t think we really need that.”

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Remember Hossa

from Erin Nicks at the Ottawa Sun,

But why would a playoff-obsessed team such as Ottawa wish to renew ties with Hossa when they’ve witnessed his lack of post-season prowess first-hand?

During his tenure in the capital, Hossa’s playoff record displays little evidence of his typical regular-season flash-and-dash. The Slovak achieved double-digit totals in only two playoff runs (the most notable was 2002-03, with 16 points in 18 games—five goals and 11 assists). All other post-seasons he finished with a paltry four points or less, including 2003-04—his last season in a Sens jersey.

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Alfredsson Out For Tonight

from the Ottawa Sun,

The Senators will have to go without their leader tonight.

Senators coach John Paddock confirmed this morning that captain Daniel Alfredsson will not suit up against the Tampa Bay Lightning and he’s 50/50 for tomorrow’s visit to Philadelphia.

“It’s not life-threatening,” said Paddock. “He’ll play this week. He’s going to try skating tomorrow. I’d say he’s 50/50.

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The Ottawa Way

from Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun,

Melnyk is more than happy to have locked up Dany Heatley, Jason Spezza and Mike Fisher for the foreseeable future, but without having to hand out the excessively long contracts that Mike Richards (12 years, $69 million) inked with the Flyers or Alex Ovechkin (13 years, $124 million) signed with the Capitals.

“We are very different team than any of the other teams that are making these kinds of deals,” said Melnyk. “There’s a culture that has been really growing that we’re tougher, grittier and that it truly is a team game. That not only applies on the ice, but it also applies off the ice to demands in salary as well.

“If you are strictly out there for the money, people will pay you that. It’s not a bad if they’re going to overpay single players, they’ve got very smart agents and they get to play two months less a year and get paid a lot of money.

“Those teams are not building a core group.

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The Missing Goal

from the Ottawa Sun,

“I should have had 30 last year. They stole one,” Alfredsson said—at least pretending (we’re never quite sure with him anymore) that the injustice of it all may have cost him a night’s sleep—following yet another standout individual performance at a morning skate. “The last game of the year, they didn’t give me the 30th, but I tipped it. I think they gave it to (Jason) Spezza or (Christoph Schubert).”

Did you go to anyone? Did you voice a complaint and try to correct the injustice?

“Yeah, but I guess because the game wasn’t in HD, they couldn’t tell,” said Alfredsson. “I never got it.”

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Right To The Top Line

from the Ottawa Sun,

Ilya Zubov is being set up for success in his NHL debut.

The 20-year-old Senators prospect will start tonight’s game against the Washington Capitals as Dany Heatley’s stand-in; the left winger on the big line with Jason Spezza and Daniel Alfredsson.

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Paddock Not Happy With Officiating

from Don Brennan of the Ottawa Sun,

But there was another guy Paddock thought had a brutal game, too. A guy in a different jersey. With stripes. Paddock didn’t call him out completely, but he sure did narrow the choices.

“I thought guys like (Christoph) Schubert and (Chris) Neil did a good job again, I thought they were finishing checks,” said Paddock. “I thought Chris Neil got one penalty in the first period probably because it was the third time he tried to hit somebody through the boards. That’s just disgusting by the referee. You’re supposed to hit them through the boards.”

The Senators went through the boards often—right into the box. The Senators were short-handed nine times against the Islanders and killed all but two of the penalties. They were awarded just three power plays of their own and converted one.

Afterward, Paddock claimed he was in “shock of how the game was officiated.” His opinion came on the heels of Steve Yzerman’s comments Saturday about inconsistent work by the men with whistles.

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Hockey Night In Ottawa

from William Houston of the Globe and Mail,

Last Saturday, with the Leafs on the West Coast playing the San Jose Sharks at 10 p.m. EST, Hockey Night aired the Detroit Red Wings-Senators game, the battle of the NHL’s top two teams, nationwide at 7 p.m. The telecast did pretty well, 909,000 viewers, not far off the 1.181 million average for the Leafs’ telecasts.

The Wings-Senators were up against two NFL playoff games on CTV, which were watched by 1.05 million (Seattle Seahawks-Green Bay Packers) and 924,000 (Jacksonville Jaguars-New England Patriots).

Without the competition from football, Wings-Senators would have pulled in an audience probably larger than the Leafs’ average on Hockey Night.

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Savard Replaces Heatley for ASG

From TSN,

Boston Bruins centre Marc Savard has been chosen to the NHL’s Eastern Conference All-Star team in place of injured Ottawa forward Dany Heatley.

Heatley suffered a separated shoulder in Saturday’s 3-2 victory over Detroit and will be out of action for 4-6 weeks.

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