Silver Nuggets: The Senate Reform Curse

The Ottawa Senators are poised to welcome Brian Elliott and Mike Fisher back to Ottawa this week, but maybe they should be careful about being too welcoming to their former teammates.

In games against players who were dealt away during the 2010-11 Senate Reform fire sale so far this season, the Ottawa Senators have a 1-3-0 record, with the lone win being a shootout victory against the Montreal Canadiens. Chris Campoli has played one game against the Sens this year, and has one assist. Chris Kelly has played three games against Ottawa, and has two goals and an assist. It's obviously a curse.

How will Elliott's St. Louis Blues (assuming Elliott gets the start) and Fisher's Nashville Predators fare against the Senators this week? Time will tell. If you subscribe to the supernatural, though, maybe you can already see the future--and it won't be good for the Sens.

Links after the jump.

Senators headlines:

  • Frustration and disappointment are the themes of the day for the Senators. (Citizen)
  • Jason Spezza's got the right perspective: Don't let the losing streak bog the team down, just keep moving forward. (Sun)
  • This is linked to above, but Garrioch makes sure to take a few more pot-shots at Elliott. (Sun)
  • An article about AHL stars without true shots to make the NHL, including Corey Locke. (Sportsnet)

Other headlines:

  • The best outdoor hockey rinks in Ottawa. SICK. (OpenFile Ottawa)
  • A primer for advanced hockey stats, like Corsi, Fenwick, and all that jazz. (Arctic Ice Hockey)

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