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2012-2013 Sens Roster

This time around, I've decided to write about next year's team. I've been following the off-season and trying to analyze if the Sens are making good moves.

First lets look at last years roster (2011-2012):

1st line: Silfverberg - Spezza - Michalek

2nd line: Foligno - Turris - Alfredsson

3rd line: Greening - Smith - Neil

4th line: Daugavins - Konopka - Condra

Spares: Job, Butler, Winchester, Klinkhammer,Regin

1st pairing: Kuba - Karlsson

Ottawa Senators’ Erik Karlsson poses with the James Norris Memorial Trophy at the 2012 NHL Awards in Las Vegas on June 20, 2012. Erik Karlsson winnig the Norris trophy Read more: http://www.theprovince.com/sports/Awards+Senators+Karlsson+stunned+Norris+Trophy/6815312/story.html#ixzz1zyXFWNwg

2nd pairing: Cowen - Gonchar

3rd pairing: Phillips - Gilroy

Spares: Carkner

#1 G: Anderson

#2 G: Bishop

Now let's look at what Brian Murray decided to do:

In: -Methot (Trade), Lundin, Latendresse, Jessiman

Out: Foligno (trade), Carkner, Konopka, Kuba, Winchester

Let's take a look at each addition and see who they would be replacing or what hole they are filling.

Marc Methot: Marc Methot


player.currentTeam.titleCasedTeamName Marc Methot #3 Ottawa Senators Defenseman

NUMBER: 3 BIRTHDATE: June 21, 1985 (AGE 27)
HEIGHT: 6' 3" BIRTHPLACE: Ottawa, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 227 DRAFTED: CBJ / 2003 NHL Entry Draft
SHOOTS: Left ROUND: 6th (168th overall)

He's probably going to get a chance in the top 4 either with Karlsson or Gonchar, because the team needs defensive stability. He seems to e replacing Kuba, however with a little less offensive upside and a lot more defensive prowess.

Mike Lundin:

Mike Lundin player.currentTeam.titleCasedTeamName Mike Lundin #2 Ottawa Senators Defenseman
NUMBER: 2 BIRTHDATE: September 24, 1984 (AGE 27)
HEIGHT: 6' 2" BIRTHPLACE: Burnsville, MN, United States
WEIGHT: 191 DRAFTED: TBL / 2004 NHL Entry Draft
SHOOTS: Left ROUND:

4th (102nd overall)

Mike seems to be a steady but unspectacular defenseman who will be able to help the Sens' bottom pairing with some good defensive coverage. He seems to be replacing Carkner but in a more two-way defenseman oriented way and less of a pugilist.

Guillaume Latendresse:

Guillaume Latendresse player.currentTeam.titleCasedTeamName Guillaume Latendresse #73 Ottawa Senators Left Wing
NUMBER: 73 BIRTHDATE: May 24, 1987 (AGE 25)
HEIGHT: 6' 2" BIRTHPLACE: Ste-Catherine, QC, Canada
WEIGHT: 230 DRAFTED: MTL / 2005 NHL Entry Draft
SHOOTS: Left ROUND: 2nd (45th overall)

Guillaume, where to start, he's a big man with a good shot and lots of skill in front of the net. He will most certainly be replacing Foligno for a third of the cost and will score more goals (while maybe not as many assists). He will be the top-6 guy that Murray was looking for, he will be the Montreal Killer (at least I hope so!) and he will overcome his injury woes with the Sens.

Hugh Jessiman (HU-JE ssiman) Thats all there is to say!

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After all, this leaves Ottawa with one top-6 spot (probably Silfverberg's) and bottom pairing space which will be filled by the bingo boys.

Any way, thats all there is for today, I hope you enjoyed the read!

Here are some others websites who had some good off-season reviews

- 6sens, with a very well rounded summary of the first day.

-Senshot, with a more negative approach about Murray's moves

-SSS #1

-SSS #2

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