Who we'll hate, who to be scared of, and more.
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1. WHERE OTTAWA SITS IN THE EAST.
Senators are playing well after getting off to a miserable start.
2. WHAT PREVIOUS OPPONENT FANBLOGS SAID:
The Benched Whale on Vancouver vs Ottawa:
The Canucks stole that game. After that first period they had no business winning that game and it took some huge saves from Schneider to come out with the win. The first 20 minutes had all the skaters just fighting the puck and it was really uncomfortable to watch. The second period was better since we did get a goal, but still lots of mistakes. The third had a point when the Canucks did pin the Senators in their zone for a long shift which was positive but the Senators also had some great chances on the Canucks. When we went to overtime, I was content in just getting the point. This is what this season has done to me; it has made me happy with getting to overtime to get the point.
3. PLAYER THAT WILL PISS YOU OFF.
Look who surfaced in Ottawa:
If you remember, Konopka had this to say about 66:
“As soon as I get home, I’m going to take the poster of Mario off the bedroom door down,” said Konopka, an Ottawa 67’s grad who is in town for Tuesday’s game against the Senators. “I can’t believe he’s that far removed from the game that he doesn’t realize in the heat of the moment what happens."
He also had great lines like this:
“You look at a guy like Trevor Gillies. He’s a first-time offender, he hits a guy, throws a few punches and gets a nine-game suspension,” said Konopka.
“The guy has got a wife, two kids, he’s playing in the East Coast Hockey League and the AHL most of his career. Now, he’s going to lose $35,000. It’s not right.
4. PLAYER THAT WILL SCORE
What a dick. In 28 career games Spezza's stats are impressive.
Either him or Gonch city will score.