Looks like part of the reason Filatov left was because of financial reasons. He also reflects on his time in North America, and isn't ruling out the possibility of a return to the AHL.
Hmm... Edmonton has three 3rd round picks in this draft. Maybe...?
Glancing quickly at the numbers put up by Sens prospects in the Q is a gratifying experience. Francis Perron is putting up almost 2 pts per game (!): http://lhjmq.qc.ca/players/11758/00 Thomas Chabot put up more than a point per game with Saint John: http://theqmjhl.ca/players/12346/00 Gabriel Gagne is putting up over a point per game: http://theqmjhl.ca/players/12346/00 Cody Donaghy did a decent job, but his Moncton team was crushed by Perron's Rouyn-Noranda: http://lhjmq.qc.ca/players/11759/00 All in all, encouraging numbers. I'm glad that we'll have one prospect out of the Q in the Memorial Cup.
Francis Perron suspended indefinitely after the Huskies Game 3 win over the Armada. Disappointing since the Huskies look like they are going deep in the Q playoffs.
Mark Stone and Cody Ceci have been named to Team Canada's preliminary roster for the IIHF World Championships in Russia.
Erik Karlsson is a phenomenal defenseman, and this proves his Norris-worthiness even more.
Clarke MacArthur talks about his concussion, and how he's most likely not going to return for the final few games. Get well soon!
Scott Cullen of TSN spoke about Senators coaching and management during a segment of the 'Lowdown with Lowetide' show on March 9, 2016. Living in Edmonton, I often listen to the local sports radio station. Cullen had a number of interesting comments to make about how Mike Hoffman has been treated by the team, and also Patrick Wiercioch. He is critical of Dave Cameron's view that Mark Borowiecki is what we want every Sens player to be. And he rips into management for wasting Karlsson's prime years. The most interesting comments, and I'm paraphrasing here, is when he mentions how the fanbase must be tiring of the the antiquated approach to player evaluation and the handling of skilled players. The whole segment is a breath of fresh air compared to local coverage of the team which seems reluctant to question or criticize Murray and Cameron. It is truly time for a house cleaning with this organization. Murray has had the reins for long enough and he hasn't gotten the team to the next level. I think I speak for most of us when I say it's time to bring in someone from outside of the organization and for ownership to truly exercise due diligence in the search for a new GM. Thanks for reading.
The St. Louis Blues will be facing the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2017 NHL Winter Classic. This comes after speculation back in November of the marquee event being held in Ottawa, possibly even on parliament hill, as part of the Ottawa 2017 celebrations.