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Silver Nuggets: Ottawa Senators Olympic update, trade rumours

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It's an Olympic edition of the Silver Nuggets, beginning with an update on the Ottawa Senators players representing their countries in Vancouver:

  • Jarkko Ruutu, FIN: 1GP, 1G, 0A, 1P, 0PIM, +1, 2SOG, 11:16TOI

  • Daniel Alfredsson, SWE: 1GP, 0G, 0A, 0P, 0PIM, +1, 2SOG, 16:17TOI

  • Anton Volchenkov, RUS: 1GP, 0G, 0A, 0P, 0PIM, +1, 0SOG, 13:01TOI

  • Milan Michalek, CZE: 1GP, 0G, 0A, 0P, 0PIM, even, 1SOG, 11:00TOI
  • Filip Kuba, CZE: 1GP, 0G, 0A, 0P, 0PIM, -1, 0SOG, 15:57TOI

  • Kaspars Daugavins, LAT: 1GP, 0G, 0A, 0P, 0PIM, -1, 0SOG, 11:44TOI

  • Was anyone else impressed by the Latvian's gusto against the Russians on Tuesday? I was, and Daugavins was a big part of that--he's excited at the prospect of a big party in Riga if his team wins a game. (Press & Sun Bulletin)
  • I heard something on the radio today: That 'a little bird' told one of the TEAM 1200 radio guys that the Senators were going to pick up Dennis Seidenberg after the freeze is up. Obviously not for sure, but it was interesting that he said it with such certainty--and there's little doubt that Seidenberg is on the block. (TEAM 1200)
  • The Senators' trade-deadline dealing record hasn't been great (more on that this Monday), but Don Brennan think the pickup of Matt Cullen might change that. (Sun)
  • Kuba on the Olympics: "It's big." Deep, Filip. Deep. (Sens)

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  • Back to Seidenberg, Duff thinks he's one d-man the Sens would be smart to target--along with Andy Sutton, Milan Jurcina, and Mathieu Schneider. (AOSB)
  • Chirpy thinks Jordan Leopold or Kurtis Foster might be in GM Bryan Murray's sights for acquisition, as well. (Sens Chirp)
  • Donny from brother-blog Litter Box Cats thinks Leopold is on the block, and community members are just about split on whether to sign him or trade him; one said he'd be worth a second-rounder. (LBC)
  • Funny coincidence that Matt Cullen is from the same hometown as Brian Lee; apparently Lee followed Cullen, who is 11 years his senior, closely when he was younger. (Citizen)
  • If you're curious to find out what the non-Olympic Senators will be doing over the break, the Citizen runs down a few of their plans. (Citizen)
  • The whole B-Sens team is getting pretty excited for their outdoor game against Syracuse this Saturday. (Press & Sun Bulletin)
  • Despite being assigned to the Binghamton Senators before the Olympic break, Jonathan Cheechoo's still getting the time off--he'd made plans, it's only fair. (Sharp)
  • Derek Smith made his NHL debut just before the break, and was pretty excited about it. (Press & Sun Bulletin)
  • Martin St. Pierre, currently suiting up for the Binghamton Senators, made the Guelph Storm's all-time team. (Guelph Mercury)
  • Bit of an injury scare for Robin Lehner when strained some neck muscles last week, but it's apparently not too serious. (Sault Star)