It was probably nice to get six days off after beginning the season in Sweden. But after playing the Red Wings on Oct. 11, the Sens don't play again until Friday, Oct. 17. One game in almost two weeks gives plenty of practice time--something the Sens could probably use to really learn the system coach Craig Hartsburg has instituted--but it seems like a little too much of a good thing.
I'm sure Martin Gerber would like nothing more than a game right away, to try and help fans and teammates forget about the last-minute loss to the Red Wings. I'm sure most of the players want to see how the system works in game action. These players want to get into a rhythm, and not playing doesn't help that much. It also means that there is going to be some tough runs later in the season, with back-to-back games or series of 5 games in 7 nights or something like that.
At least it gives Daniel Alfredsson some time to rehab his injury without missing too many games.
Anyone else think this is kind of ridiculous?