Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Gerber to play on Thursday

John Paddock has announced that Martin Gerber will remain the go-to guy for the time being, according to the Sens official site. Why's this a big deal? Because Ray Emery is back and ready to go.
“In some ways, it’s like why change at this stage?” Senators head coach John Paddock said after another brisk team practice Wednesday morning. “(Gerber) has deserved to play based on his play. It’s not like we’re 3-3 and we’re looking for a change or a spark.
I like this move. I think the Gerbinator does indeed deserve to continue playing. I wouldn't be surprised, though, if Emery plays on Saturday against Florida. A weaker team might be a good opportunity for the brass to see whether or not Emery is back in game form, and discover what to go on from this point forward.

In other news, Randy Robitaille cleared waivers and will debut for the Sens on Thursday. He seems overjoyed. He'll apaprently be making $600k this season.
“It’s fortunate for myself and my family that we ended up in a good spot here,” said Robitaille. “I’m excited to be a part of this organization … what the Senators mean to this community is something special, and I’m excited to be a part of that. And it definitely makes things easier living at home and having the support of your family and friends.”
It's unclear at this point who won't dress. Paddock said Schubert might move back to defence, but I don't know why he would scratch Luke Richardson at this point in the season. Especially since Brian McGrattan has really no use playing in a game against the Montreal Canadiens.
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