Monday Links, News and Notes: Michael Andlauer Officially Approved, Sens Expand Analytics Department, Galchenyuk Headed to Russia and More

Monday's Edition of the Links, News and Notes

Monday Links, News and Notes: Michael Andlauer Officially Approved, Sens Expand Analytics Department, Galchenyuk Headed to Russia and More
  • We are now one step closer to the beginning of a fresh start. The NHL executive committee has officially approved the sale of the Ottawa Senators, and it is now just a matter of time before Andlauer's lawyers complete the necessary paper work, and then Andlauer can start his reign in Ottawa.
  • According to TSN's John Rodenburg, the Sens are investing in an analytics position for this upcoming season. Rodenburg is reporting that the Sens front office will be adding Sean Tierney from SportLogiq to its roster. Tierney has also worked for the OHL's Hamilton Bulldogs. If you're not already following him, Tierney can be found on "X" as @ChartingHockey and I think we can all agree this is an exciting, and longer overdue, addition to the team.
  • In other Sens news that you love to see, the organization participated in the Ottawa Pride Parade on Sunday. It's a small thing, but it's a good small thing.
  • Over at the Athletic, Allan Mitchell has a list of each team's best "under-the-radar" roster option for next year. If nothing else, it's a good way to brush up on some of the depth options on NHL teams. For the Sens, Mitchell highlights Tyler Boucher. Boucher isn't really under-the-radar for Ottaw fans, but, unfortunately, it's probably fair to say he hasn't garnered much attention outside of the nation's capital since being drafted.
  • Alex Galchenyuk hasn't found the success he was once projected to reach and while hopping from team to team didn't help, he lately hasn't given anyone a reason to believe he could blossom. After signing with the Arizone Coyotes this summer he got himself in some legal trouble which saw him lose that freshly signed contract. It seems Galchenyuk has decided to start fresh, this time in Russia, as he signed a two-year deal with the KHL's SKA Saint Petersburg. It will be interesting to see if this is the end of his NHL career or if we might see him again, but at 29 years old and a track record that is not very impressive, I doubt that he'll actually have an NHL comeback.
  • Hockey Hall of Famer Angela Ruggiero is now a hockey operations advisor to the New York Rangers. The 4-time Olympic medal winner has a wealth of knowledge and experience, which will only improve the Rangers' front office skill set.
  • Here's a great story about how far the game is growing: this time it's in Mexico. Twin brothers Patricio and Paolo Monsalve want to become the next Sedin twins. With the the additional helps of the LA Kings, the youth program in Mexico is hoping to grow so that the Monsalves, and many other kids, can see their NHL dreams possibly come true one day.

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