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Quick summaries of Ottawa Senators related stories around the web:

  • The hype surrounding tomorrow night's game against the San Jose Sharks has all been about Dany Heatley facing the Sens. But what about Milan Michalek and Jonathan Cheechoo facing the Sharks? (Citizen)
  • GM Bryan Murray has moved on from the Heatley fiasco, but seems eager to get out of San Jose. (Sun)
  • Erik Karlsson feels that his stint in the AHL has made him a better player, which is probably true. It's also why he probably should still be down there. (Canada.com)
  • Speaking of Karlsson, Nichols has some theories as to what the Karlsson/Lee swap means in the scheme of things. (6th Sens)
  • Senators prospect Mike Hoffman and his Saint John Sea Dogs are having a ridiculous season so far. Hoffman has 17 goals and 10 assists in 19 games (including a hat trick on Sunday), while his team is on a 17 game winning streak. Yeah, you read that correctly. 17. (Sea Dogs)
  • Video interview with Sens prospect Patrick Wiercioch. Seems like a good, down-to-earth kid. Wiercioch, a defenseman in his second NCAA season, has 10 points in 13 games and is +6 with University of Denver. (Hockeybuzz)
  • UPDATE: Mirtle shows that the Senators are currently the fifth most improved team in the League when you compare their on-pace points total this season to the total points from last season. (From the Rink)
  • UPDATE (from Peter): Joshua Hennessy was named the AHL's Player of the Week for the week ending Nov. 30, with 4G, 3A, and a +7 in the week's three games. If only that could translate into NHL success, we wouldn't be so bitter about the Martin Havlat trade. (Sharp)