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!