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Alfredsson Interview

The Ottawa Senators’ Daniel Alfredsson gave a long interview to NHL Live on XM Radio today. With thanks to XM radio (which streams live from this link M-F from 12-2pm ET) here is the audio of that conversation.


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Emery & McGrattan Battle In Practice

from Sun Media,

Senators goaltender Ray Emery stopped more than pucks in practice today, getting into a brief scrap with tough guy Brian McGrattan.

The pair laughed it off afterwards, but were none too pleased with each other after they bumpoed during a skating drill. As they squared off and tossed fists at each other, teammates quickly jumped in and ended the brouhaha.

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Too Much Emery Talk

from David Naylor of the Globe and Mail,

And yet since the Emery controversy, followed by his subsequent public apology and private meeting with teammates, the Senators have looked very much, well, distracted.

How else to explain their composure during back-to-back losses to the Washington Capitals in which they gave up a mind-boggling 14 goals.

“I don’t really think it [distracted us],” Paddock said. “There’s all kinds of stuff that goes on that can or can’t affect a team. Things that go on all the time that no one talks about when you’re winning.”

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Volchenkov Ready For Return

from Sportsnet,

The battered Ottawa Senators’ defence corps will get a significant boost with the return of Anton Volchenkov this week.

The defenceman confirmed he will return to the lineup on Friday night in Buffalo after missing 15 games with a broken right index finger.

“It’s in good shape and I’m ready to play,” Volchenkov said on Wednesday morning.

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14 Goals- 2 Players Had Half Of Them

Ovechkin with 4 goals, Mike Fisher with 3, all in the 3rd period.

Watch all 14 goals in about 7 minutes…

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Trading Emery May Be Difficult

from Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun,

Ray Emery’s days with the Senators could be coming to an end.

One of the players hung a necktie in Emery’s place in the empty net where the backup goalie was supposed to be yesterday during practice at Scotiabank Place….

Murray would probably like to use Emery to acquire a top-six forward, but with Emery’s struggles on the ice and his actions off it, his value may have never been lower.

“I really don’t think they could trade Ray Emery in his current state,” an NHL executive said yesterday. “Nobody is going to want the baggage that goes with him right now.”

Two players told the Sun yesterday that the Senators are having a difficult time with Emery constantly leaving morning skates early or not going on the ice for optional practices.

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Spezza: NHL Star

A Q&A with Jason Spezza by David Amber at ESPN,

Q: If you didn’t play in Ottawa, where do you think you would have the best time being Jason Spezza, NHL star?

A: Well Jason Spezza, “The NHL star,” would have to be somewhere else in Canada, Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, just because you get recognized. But I think I would like to play in New York. It’s a city I really like, there is so much going on, there are so many places to hide and do your own thing. Sometimes, the celebrity aspect is nice, but a lot of times it’s nice to hide, too.

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Alfredsson Has Advice For Emery

from Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun,

After swinging his goalie stick and sending some Gatorade bottles on the club’s bench flying, Emery tossed his stick into the stands before heading to the dressing room.

Alfredsson said last night if Emery wants to get back in net he has to work harder in practice and earn a start from coach John Paddock because the current situation is frustrating for everyone involved.

“To get considered for a start, (the coaching staff) is looking for (Emery) to show that he wants to be in there,” said Alfredsson, who didn’t see the incident. “You have to work hard in practice to show that you want to play. That’s what most players do when they’re not playing and the goalies are no different.”

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added 12:42pm, via the Globe and Mail,

The Ottawa Senators held an open practice on Friday morning in Ottawa with only one goaltender on the ice.

Ray Emery, who ended Thursday morning’s skate with an on-ice tantrum, was nowhere to be seen a day later. He was sent home by team officials after showing up at the rink.

added 12:50pm, from the Ottawa Sun,

“I told him to go home because he wasn’t feeling good,” said Senators coach John Paddock after practice. Paddock added he expects Emery to be back at practice on Saturday.

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No More Whining

from Bruce Garrioch of the OTtawa Sun,

Senators coach John Paddock doesn’t want to hear any more whining after the holidays.

Just before the Rangers game and the two-day break, Paddock confirmed that Ottawa players have been complaining about their role and ice time.

Paddock’s had enough.

“Obviously there’s players, and everybody should want to do more, but they think that they should contribute more offensively or think they can play with certain players or they deserve more ice time,” said Paddock

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Report- Pens & Sens In Sweden

from The Local,

The NHL season will begin with two matches between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Ottawa Senators at Stockholm’s Globe Arena, according Eurosport’s Swedish website.

The matches will be played next autumn, the reports say. In addition to the Globe matches, the Ottawa team will mean Swedish team Frölunda at Gothenburg’s Scandinavium.

Globe Arena manager Maj-Britt Gustafsson Wallin did not deny the reports when contacted by Eurosport.

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