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Fanning the flames on Karlsson’s rumored return

Fanning the flames on Karlsson’s rumored return

Matt Shumsky April 11, 2013 3

The Sens are free-falling- they’ve lost five in a row- heading into their Thursday April 11 bout against the Philadelphia Flyers Their powerplay has gone icey-cold, even against some of the worst penalty kill

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Conacher is the next Martin St. Louis

Conacher is the next Martin St. Louis

Matt Shumsky April 3, 2013 4

Call me crazy- but the trade of Goalie Ben Bishop for a 4th round pick and Winger Cory Conacher could be the steal of the century! Newly minted Sens forward Conacher may very well

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Canes misfortune just what the Sens need

Canes misfortune just what the Sens need

Matt Shumsky March 4, 2013 3

The Carolina Hurricanes were off to a great start by all accounts,  sporting a 12-8-1  record; good for 3rd in the eastern conference. But then tragedy struck the Canes when star goaltender and Stanley

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Squash those Alfie trade whispers

Squash those Alfie trade whispers

Matt Shumsky February 20, 2013 2

Don’t believe the Alfie trade rumors. First off, if Daniel Alfredsson wanted to be traded, he would be, end of story. He has plenty of value to a contending team. Stanley Cup finals experience. 

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Crushing injuries end Senators season

Crushing injuries end Senators season

Matt Shumsky February 14, 2013 7

Injuries are not an excuse. But they are- a reality. And the reality is the Ottawa Senators have lost far too much production from last year to make the playoffs this time around. Gone

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Sens burn solid start from backup goalie Ben Bishop

Sens burn solid start from backup goalie Ben Bishop

Matt Shumsky February 9, 2013 4

Senators goalie Ben Bishop was the only bright spot in a 1-0 afternoon loss at the hands of the mediocre Winnipeg Jets. Bishop, giving starter Craig Anderson a night-off, was up for the task

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Trial by fire for Sens Turris

Trial by fire for Sens Turris

Matt Shumsky January 31, 2013 4

Ottawa Senators centre Kyle Turris is going to have to take control of the proverbial  S.S. Sens ship with number 19 out of commission. General Manager Bryan Murray announced on Thursday, January 31 that

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Karlsson in Norris Trophy form

Karlsson in Norris Trophy form

Matt Shumsky January 28, 2013 6

22-year- old defenceman Erik Karlsson has picked up right where he left off before the lockout- racking up the points. While many players are still looking to get their legs back under them so

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Senators need more sandpaper

Senators need more sandpaper

Matt Shumsky January 23, 2013 1

I’m not looking to squash any early season momentum, especially after two straight wins to open the season, but there’s one glaring weakness on the Ottawa Senators- they’re far too soft on the back

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