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from Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun,
Senators GM Bryan Murray told CTV Ottawa before Thursday's visit by the New York Rangers that the back surgery the club's top centre had may not allow him to return this year
"(Erik) Karlsson and (Spezza) are real borderline at this time," said Murray.
Speaking during the morning skate, Murray said Spezza has been having pain since the procedure and hasn't been on the ice lately. Earlier this month, Murray was hopeful Spezza would have returned in "two or three weeks".
Watch/listen to the interview below... The Cooke remark starts at the 5:11 mark but you really should listen to the whole interview.
from Paul Hunter of the Toronto Star,
“Oh my gosh, I like to think of myself as a pretty strong hockey mom because I’ve seen pretty much all of it but I was instantly sick to my stomach — that sickening feeling when you just don’t know,” she says, recalling the overwhelming helplessness as the game broadcast unfolded 11 days ago.
The mother watched as her son, rubbery-legged and disoriented, was helped to the Ottawa dressing room. Then she waited.
After 20 minutes, the phone rang.
“He called and said, ‘I’m okay.’ . . . Of course, I was crying. Because I’m a mom I guess.”
“I knew she’d be worried,” the 23-year-old says of being the reassuring voice at the other end of the line. “As soon as I got everything figured out, I thought I should give her a call. It probably didn’t look too good on TV.”
No it didn’t. And as it got replayed over and over again on the highlight shows, fuelling the fighting-in-hockey debate, Dziurzynski became part of Canada’s hockey consciousness in just his 10th NHL game. Many Canadians now know his name even if they’d have no idea how to spell it.
from Don Brennan of the Ottawa Sun,
Don't for a minute think that Anaheim is going to trade Perry at next month's deadline, and that his new team will lock him up with a long-term contract. The Ducks can win it all this season -- unless they deal Perry.
Of course, nobody knows for sure what Perry is thinking other than Perry. But it looks very much like he's not going to stay in Anaheim, and if he has any thought of returning to Ontario, wouldn't he pick the Senators over the Toronto Maple Leafs?
Sure, the Buds are improving. Maybe they were his favourite team as a kid. But here, he'll line up with one of the best playmaking centres in the NHL, and he'll be on the same team as the one of the most offensively dynamic defencemen in league history.
Does he want to take passes from Tyler Bozak and Jake Gardiner -- presuming the latter is one day set free to rejoin the Leafs -- or Jason Spezza and Erik Karlsson?
I don't think we will see this again.
All the goaie needs to do is take away the bottom of the net.
added 11:10pm, In the AHL, Daugavins scored on the same type of shootout goal, watch it below...
Dziurzynski was out cold for a few moments but recoved enough to be helped off the ice.
The Flyers–Senators brawl was a line brawl that occurred during a National Hockey League game between the Philadelphia Flyers and the Ottawa Senators on March 5, 2004. The two team's combined penalty minutes, 419, were the most in a single game in the history of the league. The game was played at the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S., which is the home arena of the Flyers.
continued and watch the fight highlights below...
Alfredsson received 5 for cross checking, a 10 and game misconduct. Rinaldo 2 for roughing.
Here's the penalty line...
09:13 Philadelphia Harry Zolnierczyk: 5 minutes, charging
09:13 Philadelphia Harry Zolnierczyk: 10 minutes, game misconduct
09:13 Philadelphia Zac Rinaldo: 5 minutes, fighting
09:13 Ottawa Kaspars Daugavins: 5 minutes, fighting
added 3:06pm, Watch the Sens broadcast team video of the hit below...
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