Sunday, October 21, 2007

Former Senators are doing well, too

It's often nice to see players you watched play for your team previously doing well for their new teams, especially when your team happens to be the 8-1 Ottawa Senators. If the Sens were losing games, well, it might be different; I might be wishing these players were on our team instead of getting points or wins for other teams.

I noticed a lot of former Sens making headlines, especially last night watching the league highlights. Here are a few examples from last night's games:

  • Patrick Lalime (1999-2004, 283 GP), Chicago: win versus Toronto, stopped 28 of 32 shots
  • Vaclav Prospal (1997-2001, 213 GP), Tampa Bay: 2 goals, 1 assist against Atlanta
  • Bryan Smolinski (2002-06, 171 GP), Montreal: 1 goal against Buffalo
  • Brian Pothier (2002-06, 146 GP), Washington: 1 goal against Pittsburgh
  • Pavol Demitra (1993-96, 59 GP), Minnesota: 1 goal against St. Louis
  • Dominik Hasek (2005-06, 43 GP), Detroit: win versus Phoenix, stopped 29 of 31 shots
  • Mike Comrie (2006-07, 41 GP), NY Islanders: 1 goal, 1 assist against New Jersey

That includes a quiet night for Todd White (2000-05, 230 GP) and Marian Hossa (1997-2005, 467 GP), who played for Atlanta against Tampa Bay. Radek Bonk (1994-2004, 689 GP) also played last night, getting no points in a game where his Nashville Predators got shut out by San Jose.

I also saw in The Hockey News that Magnus Arvedson (1997-2003, 393 GP) has recently taken over the head coaching job for Mora IK of the Swedish Elite League at the ripe young age of 35. Good for Arvie, I loved his hustle.

And apparently both Randy Cunnneyworth (1994-98, 276 GP) and Kevin "Sandwiches" Dineen (1999-2000, 67 GP) are in the running for the now-vacant Atlanta Thrashers head coach position. (Dineen is nicknamed Sandwiches for a reason; ask me why in the comments if you care to hear the story.)

Another piece of noteworthy news was the very strange coincidence of Martin Straka (1994-96, 49 GP) of the Rangers breaking his finger trying to block a shot from Zdeno Chara (2001-06, 299 GP) now of the Boston Bruins. Weird!
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