Silver Nuggets: Which is More Likely Series: Lundin vs Condra
Welcome to day three of the "Which is More Likely?" Nuggets series! Through the first two days we have decided it is more likely that Kyle Turris scores more than 20 goals than it is that Sergei Gonchar finishes the year in Ottawa, and we've decided Erik Karlsson is more likely to win a major award this season than Jakob Silfverberg (though the vote was much closer). User Spez_Dispenser put it best:
Silfverburg will likely be a very good rookie, but I don’t think he’s going to hit Calder level.
The Norris trophy is one that is frequently reputation based, for good or for ill. If Karlsson can hit a similar point output, his bid for the trophy will be bolstered by the fact that he can now be considered by the general public as a "Norris caliber" defenseman. While he did win this year, his detractors were loud and proud. Such opposition will not come again if he has a similar season.
There you have it! Now on to day three as I go back to the Parisi well of good ideas.
Which is more likely: Erik Condra is scratched more games than Mike Lundin, or vice-versa?
Erik Condra: Showed this past season that he is a capable penalty killer with good hockey sense, but that he has trouble finding open nets. With Bobby Butler looking for a bounce-back year and players like Mike Hoffman joining the usual suspects Stone, Zibanejad and Silfverberg looking for ice time with the big club, how often will Condra be in the lineup? The team already has many players (including Peter Regin, fresh from injury) who often kill penalties, so if other players bring an added dimension, Condra could be on the outside looking in.
Mike Lundin: Lundin, who was acquired first thing on July 1st by Bryan Murray is coming off a season in which he only played 17 games for the Minnesota Wild. With Mark Borowiecki getting quite a lot of hype and talk as a possible 6th defencemen, how many games will Lundin sit in the press box?
So let us hear your thoughts, which of these players is more likely to be filling Brian Lee's double down shoes?
Links after the jump.
- Only real news in Senator-land yesterday was the signing of goalie Nathan Lawson to presumably be Robin Lehner's backup in Binghamton. Here is Darren with a few words on the signing. [SSS]
- Here is an old Goalie Guild story about Nathan Lawson's NHL debut, in which Kyle Turris made him look stupid in the shootout. [GG]
- And here is Ken Warren with a fun fact, that Lawson actually was in the opposing net for Robin Lehner's first NHL win. [SensExtra]
- This is an absurd article so I figured I'd post it here for everyone's amusement. Should the Senators go after Roberto Luongo? Absolutely not. [THW]
- Top NHL players who are 35+ and our beloved captain comes in at #4. Let me know if you agree with this list, I'd probably have Martin St. Louis rated higher. [THW]
- Nichols with some Tuesday morning news recap. [6thSens]
- Ken Warren sits down with a sports lawyer who expects an aggressive response by Donald Fehr and the players. Isn't that just super. [Warren]
- Mike Green says "thank you Erik Karlsson and Dennis Wideman" and signs a three year deal worth just north of 6 million per season after barely playing the last two years. [NHL]
- Mike Modano is thinking about a comeback. Why? [PuckDaddy]
- Brooklyn Islanders anybody? If it got them out of Wang's hands and into a proper facility, it could only be good for the league. [PuckDaddy]
Who is likely to be scratched more by Paul MacLean this season?