Guess Garrioch will have to manufacture a new controversy to while the summer away. Here’s a few suggestions - Kovy is actually a Russian spy sent to Canada’s capital to infiltrate CSIS - Alfie fathers illegitimate triplets. Already have enough hockey sense not to make blind drop passes - Chris Campoli demands a trade to Metallurg Novokuznetsk - Sergei Gonchar already in Clouston's dog house after voicing his dislike for the colour salmon - Nick Foligno busted for indecent exposure at local grocery store - Mike Fisher pulls a Tony Romo and trades up to Jessica Simpson. Discovers the headlights of his truck smashed and tires slashed, Louisville Slugger found at scene of the crimeSource
Ottawa Senators prospect Jeff Costello (drafted fifth round, 146 overall in 2009) was among nine current and former Notre Dame hockey players arrested for consuming alcohol as a minor in Indiana. No word what this means for Costello himself, but the Irish head coach said it would be handled internally.
The Senators re-signed defenceman Derek Smith to a one-year, two-way contract, reportedly with an NHL salary of $550k. Nice deal for the Senators organization. Don't be so surprised if Smith outplays Brian Lee.
Tom Mitchell has been awarded the Thomas Ebright Award. It's presented annually for outstanding career contributions to the AHL.
Former B-Sens head coach Don Nachbaur will coach the Western Hockey League's Spokane Chiefs next season.
Just a reminder to everyone that Five Hole for Food pulls in to Ottawa today for a road hockey game to raise food for the Ottawa Food Bank. Game time is at 6pm at Bluegrass Park, and come out if you can; it's a great cause, and we might have a hard time filling out two teams.
Bruce Garrioch reports Jonathan Cheechoo has been put on waivers and is expected to be bought out.