Remember a couple of years ago when we almost considered Ottawa a rival?
That didn't last long.
Today is Canadian Thanksgiving so, since the game is in Canada, let's give thanks that Ray Shero is the GM of the Penguins and not Bryan Murray.
Murray could run a course on how to let the salary cap turn a superstar-filled contender into a joke.
Besides, if he ran Pittsburgh he'd probably have the word "PENS" plastered across the blue third jerseys.
Despite everything, the Senators are 3-1 and currently sit at second place in the East, two points behind the Penguins.
The Senators have beaten the Leafs, Islanders and Thrashers this year.
The Pens lines should be the same as always:
Chris Kunitz – Sidney Crosby – Bill Guerin
Pascal Dupuis – Evgeni Malkin – Ruslan Fedotenko
Matt Cooke – Jordan Staal – Tyler Kennedy
Mike Rupp – Craig Adams – Eric Godard
Sergei Gonchar – Brooks Orpik
Mark Eaton – Kris Letang
Alex Goligoski – Jay McKee
This time the dates are right, honest.
Jason Spezza is on the second line.
It's Charlie's dream come true.
Full, inside access to the Ottawa Senators locker room:
Now, let's take a look back at the Photoshopping days of yore and revisit the 2008 first round playoff series against the Senators:
After a disappointing preseason, let's see if the retro cartoon characters can step it up when it counts.