Hello! Yesterday we took a look in our WIML at two of the leagues brightest rising stars: Taylor Hall and Tyler Seguin. The question was, would Tyler score 80 points or would Taylor score 35 goals? Many lurkers helped Taylor to a 60/40 victory, but many comments favoured Tyler. The best comment though, was on the winning side. It was a long one Jonathan, but man was it good:
Today we look at the man behind the helm of the Ottawa Senators, Bryan Murray and ask a question about TSN's favourite day of the year: Trade Deadline Day. Without further ado:
Which is more likely? That Bryan Murray will be a buyer at the deadline OR will he be a seller?
Buyer: The Senators squeaked into the playoffs in the 8th position in the East last season, but showed they could have used another scoring forward when they came up against the New York Rangers in the first round. With teams that finished on the outside last season getting better (Hurricanes, Leafs (maybe?)) there may be the need for that extra little push. IF the price is right, Bryan is rarely shy.
Seller: This is going to be year 2 of a three year rebuild. Last season the Sens made the playoffs but some may say that was just gravy. With players like Sergei Gonchar being a pending UFA and Milan Michalek having a reasonable 1 year left on his deal, will the Sens continue to stockpile?
Will the Sens stand pat? Will they do a bit of both? Perhaps, but that is not the question. Between your options, which is more likely.
- Some goof at Sports Illustrated gave the Sens a D grade on their offseason and Nichols has some pointed thoughts for said individual. [6thSens]
- Scares me, but Ken Warren is doing Lockout Survival pieces. He suggests reading a book. Oh Boy. [SensExtra]
- Nichols with some thoughts on Corey Pronman's Sens prospect piece from yesterday. [6thSens]
- Colin Greening is today's player spotlight. [Sens]
- DGB looks at winners and losers from this summer. I love him. [DGB]
- For those of you looking for a #1 centre on your fantasy teams, NHL.com has decided Evgeni Malkin is your best choice. Somehow, even though he finished 4 in points last season, Jason Spezza is the 8th ranked centre. Whatever. [NHL]
- This article says Fehr and Bettman will take a direct approach in the next round of negotiations. WHAT HAVE THEY BEEN DOING SO FAR!? [CBC]