OTTAWA, CANADA - OCTOBER 20: Daniel Alfredsson #11 and Chris Neil #25 of the Ottawa Senators celebrate a third period goal against the Buffalo Sabres during an NHL game at Scotiabank Place on December 20, 2011 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Jana Chytilova/Freestyle Photography/Getty Images)
Yesterday we took a look at a couple Western Conference teams and tried our best at
hand waving predictions. I asked which was more likely; that the Kings would win the Pacific Division or that the Red Wings would miss out on the playoffs. With about 65% of the votes, our community has put their faith in the reigning Cup champs. Markis lets us know why that is the better choice
Mark Parisi had my favourite comment though, with this gem:
Means I'm doing my job!
Today we look at our beloved Ottawa Senators, and to keep things fresh, we add a bit of a twist when we look at two of Ottawa's oldest and most respected Senators; Chris Neil and Daniel Alfredsson. Here is today's question:
Which is more likely TO HAPPEN FIRST? Daniel Alfredsson reaches 700 career assists OR Chris Neil reaches 800 games played?
Alfie: I was told last time that Alfie will always get votes, but on this one he is in tough. Currently at 666 career assists, Alfie would need 34 assists this season to reach 700. He is playing on a line with Kyle Turris, with whom he has good chemistry and who has a great release, but can Alfie do it before Neiler does?
Neil: Currently sitting at 731 career games, all with the Ottawa Senators. To accomplish his feat, he needs to stay healthy/effective/not suspended for 69 games this season, but will it take fewer than that for Alfie to get 34 assists?
Hope this one is fun! Let us know what you think!
- Senators are part of a proposal to build another Sensplex in the east end of Ottawa. [Citizen]
- Peter made a note of it this morning, but here is the excellent
essayarticle on the Senators of old. [Litterboxcats]
- Kyle Turris is REALLY excited to pick up where he left off for the Senators this season. I must say... I have really high hopes for Kyle this season. [Sens]
- Part of that interview focuses on Turris saying he thinks he can score 30 goals for the Sens, which would be bananas/awesome. Nichols agrees. [6thSens]
- Latest player profile, Milan Michalek. [Sens]
- Likely that Jared Cowen would get a chance to dominate the AHL in the event of a lockout. [SensExtra]
Which is more likely to happen first?
Alfredsson reaches 700 career assists (169 votes)
Neil reaches 800 career games (116 votes)
285 total votes