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Sens Feeling The Heat

from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,

The heat is on in Ottawa. The Senators are stumbling along at 6-8-2 entering the weekend, coming off a home loss to the New York Islanders. They meet again on Long Island on Saturday night.

We phoned Sens GM Bryan Murray on Friday and began our conversation with the Stupid Question of the Day: “How are things going?”

“You don’t have to ask that question,” Murray told ESPN.com. “It’s disappointing, that’s what it is. I think we have a decent group here.”

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Ruutu Suspended Two Games

From TSN:

Ottawa Senators forward Jarkko Ruutu has been suspended two games, without pay by the NHL.

The NHL had a disciplinary hearing for Ruutu on Wednesday morning. The incident in question occurred during the third period of Tuesday’s game against the Montreal Canadiens. Ruutu delivered an elbow to the head of Maxim Lapierre.

Lapierre did not appear to suffer any injury on the play and Ruutu was assessed a two-minute minor for charging, but the infraction did violate at least two tenets of the NHL’s policy on hits to the head.

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Ruutu Elbow To The Head

Jarkko Ruutu of the Ottawa Senators delivers an elbow to the head of Maxim Lapierre of the Canadiens.

We will let Pierre McGuire describe the play…

added 10:11am, via Bob McKenzie of TSN,

The NHL has scheduled a disciplinary hearing today for Ruutu, who in the third period of last night’s game against the Montreal Canadiens, elbowed Maxim Lapierre in the head.

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Phoenix Gets Nikulin

GLENDALE, ARIZONA—Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have acquired center Alexander Nikulin from the Ottawa Senators in exchange for defenseman Drew Fata.

Nikulin, 23, has scored two goals in five games this season with the Binghamton Senators of the American Hockey League (AHL).  Last season, the native of Moscow, Russia recorded 14-36-50 and 34 penalty minutes (PIM) in 71 games for Binghamton.  He also appeared in two NHL games with Ottawa.

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  Tags: alexander+nikulin, drew+fata

A Good Deal

from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail,

In the context of that complicated four-year, $21.6-million (all currency U.S.) contract extension signed by the Ottawa Senators’ Daniel Alfredsson this past week, the question – of what constitutes a “good” contract in today’s NHL? – is more pertinent than ever.

And more to the point, who is the contract good for? The player? The team? Or in the rarest cases of all, for both?

Alfredsson clearly is satisfied with his new compensation package, which will permit him to play out his career with the Senators, the team that drafted him originally back in 1994 with a long-shot 133rd overall pick.

continued and other hockey topics too…

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League Will Review Mair Incident

from Bruce Garrioch of Off The Posts,

Expect to see Adam Mair get the book thrown at him by the NHL.

A league official confirmed to Sun Media today that the league is reviewing the incident of Mair marching down the hallway late in the Senators’ 5-2 victory at the HSBC Arena to try to get Ottawa winger Chris Neil. Senators coach Craig Hartsburg told reporters this morning that the league has to deal with Mair.

All that stopped Mair was Senators winger Jarkko Ruutu, defenceman Luke Richardson (who was in his street clothes) and director of communications Phil Legault, who stepped in the middle.

continued and see a video of the incident below…

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Sens Linked To Ohlund

from Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun,

The Senators have been linked heavily to Vancouver D Mattias Ohlund, a potential unrestricted free agent at the end of the season. If he doesn’t sign an extension with the Canucks soon—and talk is there hasn’t been any discussions—then he could get moved.

more hockey talk…

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  Tags: mattias+ohlund

Morning Line

“I certainly don’t like the way we played, to tell you the truth, the last three games.  I don’t think our level of work and competing and desperation is high enough. I think we’ve got players that need to get out of the comfort zone and start to realize they need to battle harder. Battle to stay on lines, battle to stay in the lineup.

“We have got to change our identity as a team. Our identity right now is not a hard- working, competing, checking team. If it doesn’t change, we won’t have any success.”

-Ottawa Coach Craig Hartsburg.  More on the Senators from Don Brennan of the Ottawa Sun.

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John Paddock Comes Full Circle

From Patrick Williams at The Hockey News:

Fans did not expect to see John Paddock stationed behind an AHL bench this season. And in no way did Paddock envision himself in such a role, either.

A scouting position with the Senators seemed Paddock’s likely role this season, some seven months after Ottawa dismissed him late in a turmoil-filled 2007-08 season. That turmoil cost the hockey veteran his long-awaited second NHL head-coaching job that had eluded him since he exited the same post with the Winnipeg Jets in the mid-1990s.

But as predictable as the hockey world can often be, it occasionally serves up something new, something different, and so Paddock returns for his first AHL coaching gig since his Binghamton Senators crashed in the 2005 Calder Cup playoffs.

read on

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  Tags: ahl, john+paddock

The Complete Heatley

from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,

[He was] blocking shots!” said an enthusiastic Sens coach Craig Hartsburg.

And he went after Brooks Orpik when the Pittsburgh defenseman roughed up Ottawa captain Daniel Alfredsson at the end of the first period.

And he yelled while on the bench to pump up his teammates when the game was still scoreless.

Hockey fans, meet the new Dany Heatley. Not just a 50-goal man, but a leader and a more complete player. Two games into the 2008-09 season, it’s impressive.

read on

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  Tags: dany+heatley

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