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MacLean Working Wonders In Ottawa

from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,

There’s no higher compliment in this league than an unsolicited comment from opposing teams.

Four times this past week while I was in conversations with either a GM or a coach, the name of Paul MacLean came up without prompting.

"Can you believe the coaching job by MacLean in Ottawa?," said one NHL GM from another team.

And it was a comment in some form or other repeated by the others.

Well, yes, three straight wins for a depleted Senators squad somehow still on its feet despite the losses of Erik Karlsson, Jason Spezza, Jared Cowen and now even star goalie Craig Anderson, who is hobbled by an ankle injury. It’s not clear at this point how long Anderson will be out.

Certainly, if somehow the Senators find a way to make the playoffs despite all the talent on the sidelines, MacLean will win the Jack Adams Award in a landslide.

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HockeytownOverhaul's avatar

interesting. by red wing logic they should be running just under .500, not winning consecutive games.  What gives?  Don’t they know they have injuries so it’s alright to lose?  Rest those legs, take a breather while expectations are low.  Relax there Ottawa

Posted by HockeytownOverhaul on 02/22/13 at 12:57 PM ET

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