Looks like Craig Hartsburg's decision for who to start on Tuesday has already been answered...
Martin Gerber played ok, but showed his dark side by allowing 2 goals on 4 shots in the last 8 minutes as Joe Corvo continues his dominance of his former team---The Ottawa Brenna....excuse me, Senators. Mike Fisher got the lone goal for the Sens, Alfie and Schubie got the assists.
To me, on my Center Ice package, the Sens played the defensive style they have played the last games in the 1st and 2nd periods, but they wadded off in the 3rd. Filip Kuba played his usual play. Even though he didn't get a point, he was the best defenseman tonight.
The Spezza-Heatley-Vermette line was terrible tonight. They barely generated any chances, and they stayed on the ice way too much. It seemed like Vermette was trying something fancy every time he got the puck, and the physical play seen by Heater the last games vanished this game.
I'm hearing some rumblings that Bryan Murray is keeping his buckle on for now. There were some rumors he might have attained Michel Oullet of waivers, but that option is gone. Don't look for any trades happening soon not only for the Sens, but in the NHL.
Oh, and for bragging rights, my prediction was right, even though it came at a costly price.
Kuba - Campoli Phillips - Volchenkov Smith/Picard - Lee
The Latest Buzz on the Sens
Dany Heatley- It's down to the Edmonton Oilers, Minnesota Wild, and San Jose Sharks. Expect the Wild to take their offer up a notch
Chris Kelly- The Detroit Red Wings want him but Bryan Murray wants to see the market for Kelly first, than decide on his future. The Florida Panthers have also expressed interest for him. If Heatley stays, Kelly is gone
Alexandre Picard- The Washington Capitals have inquired about Picard, who would look good next to Mike Green.
Jason Smith- The Oilers will take him IF he's packaged with Heatley. He can prove to be a great warrior and leader in the locker room.