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Silver Nuggets: Benoit and Greening called up; More trade rumours

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The Ottawa Senators try to break a nine game home losing streak tomorrow night against Chris Kelly and the Boston Bruins. With Bobby Butler, Jesse Winchester, Zack Smith, Erik Condra along with call-ups Andre Benoit (who?) and Colin Greening in the lineup, the Senators will field half a lineup of minor leaguers. Since only one defenceman was called up, this means Matt Carkner should be ready to go.

With the recent trades, the Senators have a total of three forwards under contract for next year that have ever shattered the thirty five point mark in their career. These brave players are Daniel Alfredsson, Jason Spezza and Milan Michalek.

Here are today's links:

General Sens News

  • Bryan Murray has been talking to Edmonton and Colorado about how to get younger. Colorado has returned to being terrible, and Edmonton has not finished higher than eighth in the regular season since 2000-2001. Also, Filip Kuba makes simple plays. (Sun)

  • Wayne Scanlan looks at how the Senators might be in for a longer rebuild. *sigh* (Citizen)
  • Chris Phillips at least agrees he should be called crazy for wanting to be part of the rebuild. As our Florida blogger would say, Get off my team! (Sun)
  • Confirmation of the Benoit and Greening call-ups. (, Citizen)
  • Mike Fisher lovers look away. Here is a picture of his banner being removed from outside Scotiabank Place. With Alex Kovalev and Chris Phillips likely leaving as well, we are going to need three new banners. I suggest Erik Karlsson, Robin Lehner and our own Peter Rayonov. (Citizen)
  • An excellent analysis on acquiring Peter Regin by the Edmonton Oilers blog on SBNation. (Copper & Blue)

More after the jump.

General Hockey News

  • Alexander Semin scored a hat trick in his fourth game back from injury as the Washington Capitals won 7-6 in Anaheim. (Yahoo!)
  • Chicago's head coach Joel Quenneville is hospitalised. (Yahoo!)
  • Now admittedly I rarely watch the Vancouver Canucks, but Ryan Kesler even as a candidate for the Hart Trophy? Sure he is a two way player, but he is a forward at under a point a game. (Yahoo!)