|Sens Call-ups - Episode 19: The Trade Deadline Edition: Murray Makes a (Little) Move! -- SensUnderground Blog : Apr-4-13 7:59 AM|
As Trade Deadline comes and goes, we trade our tallest player for our now smallest one (and the little guys cheer). We welcome Cory Connacher to the team!
Rangers 0 @ Sens 3
Douches 4 @ Sens 0 – thanks CBInc!
Sens 2 @ Bruins 3
We look at a bunch of the trades which trickled through after the Bishop trade and speak to a special guest, Peter Joynt, who can be found at www.thejoynt.ca
We round out the show with some e-mails and set up the SCU Get Together at Big Rig for April 11th ...(more)
|Murray-Yzerman Friendship May Have Paved The Way For Bishop-Conacher Deal -- Black Aces : Apr-3-13 3:18 PM|
Interesting move by the Senators today, trading big Ben Bishop to Tampa Bay for small rookie-of-the-year candidate Cory Conacher and a 4th round pick. You might remember that Conacher was the subject of pre-game segment on Hockey Night In Canada a few weeks back detailing his battle with Type 1 diabetes and going undrafted before catching on with the Lightning?s AHL affiliate in Norfolk last season and winning the Calder Cup. It?s a surprise that Lightning GM Steve Yzerman would trade a Calde...(more)
|Sens Call-ups - Episode 18: Two Wins Means Let?s Go CRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAZY! -- SensUnderground Blog : Mar-28-13 7:16 AM|
There really wasn’t much to talk about this week – until today! We only have two games to look at, but they were successful:
Bolts 3 @ Sens 5
Devils 2 @ Golden Gawds 3
A couple of guys come back from injury and K-Dawg leaves town. The owner sounds off on Matt Cooke and the injury to Karlsson at a VERY odd time. Speaking of odd – the supplemental discipline inconsistencies continue to baffle everyone.
Around the league, Pittsburgh is grabbing every free ag...(more)
|Sens Call-ups - Episode 17: The National Sens League -- SensUnderground Blog : Mar-22-13 8:40 AM|
In this week’s special episode, we call up 6 guests, some familiar voices and some new ones. We fly across the country going from East to West and meet up with Frank, Gabrielle, Spezzial Delivery, Ken, Brianne and Dan
There was a heck of a week in effort and pretty good success this week
Sens 4 @ Slugs 3
Jets 1 @ Sens 4
Sens 5 @ Isles 3
Gentlemen of Hockey 2 @ Sens 1
The GMs also do their tour around and proposed changes to rules and regulations, Cory Perry re-signs with t...(more)
|This Only Happens In The Movies -- Black Aces : Mar-20-13 12:15 PM|
Smarter writers than myself have already run out of things to say about this Ottawa Senators team. After another comeback victory, another injury to a key player, and another two points towards a likely playoff spot that nobody believed they could grasp, this story has so much momentum that words of context can?t really capture it.And that?s probably because there is no context for it. At least in recent NHL memory. You can relate more to the 2013 Sens by watching a Sam Peckinpah movie than a...(more)
|Remember When... -- Black Aces : Mar-19-13 2:24 PM|
|Sens Call-ups - Episode 16: Shields Up! -- SensUnderground Blog : Mar-15-13 7:18 AM|
After a pretty positive week (unless you’re Lehner in the shoot out) the Sens put up 4 out of 6 possible points. Of course the week doesn’t go on without controversy with the Daugavins shootout attempt and the inconsistency and ridiculousness of the instigating with a visor penalties.
Sens 3 @ Rangers 2
Bruins 3 @ Sens 2 SO
Sens 3 @ Habs 4 SO
We look at potential players on the move at the trade deadline, the potential best time to move a goalie and get some ve...(more)
|The Backhander ? Wild Night In Kanata Has Everyone Arguing -- Black Aces : Mar-12-13 9:35 AM|
Let?s not call it a gong-show, but Monday night?s Sens-Bruins game was a pretty wild affair and a lot of issues came up that had people arguing into the morning. Here?s a stab at 3 of the big ones:On Daugavins shootout attempt: Loved it. I?ve been a fan of the shootout since it was introduced in 2005 (in fact, I?d love to see it extended to 5 shooters per side) and every so often you get a memorable moment like this. It was a ridiculous save by Tuukka Rask, one of the best of the year. That p...(more)
|The Backhander - Grim Scene In Sens Loss Sets Off Another Dead-End Fighting Debate -- Black Aces : Mar-7-13 11:29 AM|
It?s somewhat rare to see someone actually get knocked out in an NHL hockey fight, but that danger is always there when 200 pound men start punching each other in the face. Just ask Nick Kypreos. And last night we all saw 6?5, 230 pound Leaf enforcer Frazer McLaren drop 6?3, 204 pound David Dziurzynski with a vicious blow to the chin, resulting in the Senator lying face down on the ice with trainers rushing to his side. It was ugly. No question about that. Makes you wonder what Dziurzynski wa...(more)
|Sens Call-ups - Episode 15: brought to you by Canuck, Pan, and the Ghost of Kardinal -- SensUnderground Blog : Mar-7-13 8:54 AM|
We get together and try out a new audio setup. Unfortunately, it doesn’t work out to the level of quality that we were hoping for, but hey – we’re new at this.
Speaking of new, this whole team being made of young players and it seems that some of the spark may be fading a little in the win column.
Ottawa 1 @ Boston 2 OT
Ottawa 1 @ Philadelphia 2
Ottawa 2 @ NY Islanders 3 OT
Ottawa 4 @ Toronto 5
We look at what the team is lacking and what possible moves c...(more)
|Sens Call-ups - Episode 14: Calling Up the Underground -- SensUnderground Blog : Feb-28-13 8:11 AM|
After a fantastic week and sweeping home games, Ben Bishop has led the team through some very close games with unexpected heroics coming from Daugavins and Regin.
Rangers 2 @ Sens 3 SO
Laughs 2 @ Sens 3
Habs 1 @ Sens 2 SO
We are joined by our good old friend and familiar voice of Russell from the old show to discuss the season up to now and look at some moves around the league. E-mails and more talk about the potential realignment.
We look forward to more feedback and feel free to joi...(more)
|The Backhander ? Silfverberg?s Frightening Shot... Turris? Frightening Stats -- Black Aces : Feb-26-13 11:42 AM|
Another game the Senators should have lost on paper and another game Ottawa managed to steal two points from. Unbelievable. I was sure the Canadiens were going to halt the Sens four game win streak on Monday night but every time I think this Ottawa team is due for a letdown, they grind another one out and leave the fans celebrating on their way back to a parking lot of frozen cars. And while they get a goaltending hero every night ? this time it was Ben Bishop with 44 saves ? one of the unher...(more)
|Sens Call-ups - Episode 13.5: Taking Back the Bank -- SensUnderground Blog : Feb-24-13 8:18 AM|
After an exciting night out where all three Call Ups were in attendance in the Leafs and Sens game, we couldn’t wait to get back on the air to talk about it.
Leafs 2 @ Sens 3!
We bounce around and talk about the game and the atmosphere of the arena. With fear of being totally embarrassed with the visiting blue shirts in the stands, the Sens stand up for themselves.
Lost in this was the Do It for Daron drive. To make donations and for more information, visit their...(more)
|Senators Season Verging Into Absurd, Surreal Territory -- Black Aces : Feb-22-13 10:46 AM|
We?ve seen our share of gutsy teams in Ottawa since 1992, the year this team was reborn after an equally gutsy campaign by the expansion forefathers who heard ?it can?t be done? more than most of us can remember. The 96-97 team with their little Buddha statues and sticks-in-the-toilet routine are still beloved by those who were there to see it. The ?98 team who defied the ?experts? and upset the heavily favoured New Jersey Devils in the first round were just as memorable. The organization soo...(more)
|The Backhander ? Bald Heads...Bad Luck... Big Risks -- Black Aces : Feb-21-13 12:56 PM|
A Senator who?s definitely growing on me ? Patrick Wiercioch. I thought his last two games against the Devils and Islanders were the best I?ve seen him play all season. The guy wanted the puck and made plays out of his own end with some confidence. I don?t know exactly what it is, but I?ve sort of flip-flopped on him since his early start where I thought he was weaker than Andre Benoit and Mark Borowiecki. Maybe it?s his size that gives him a little more presence but I like him the most out o...(more)
|Sens Call-ups - Episode 13: Pesky Style? -- SensUnderground Blog : Feb-21-13 7:44 AM|
Coming out of the depths of despair with the loss of the Apostle, the Sens bear down and end up with fairly good results in granted some sub par performances in the mean time
Sens 0 @ Leafs 3
Sens 2 @ Devils 1 SO
Isles 1 @ Sens 3
Seems that the long list of injuries isn’t an issue and the call ups are fitting in great. We take a quick spin around the league, look at Lindy Ruff’s firing and realignment is in discussions. We read out a couple e-mails and look to the we...(more)
|Sens Call-ups - Episode 12: The Pope is Out, the Apostle is Out! Doom and Gloom Begins -- SensUnderground Blog : Feb-14-13 8:13 AM|
Well, a huge disappointing blow as Erik Karlsson seems to be out for possibly the season with what we’re now calling a questionable cut to the ankle by Matt Cooke.
Considering the wins and losses for the week, this really puts a damper on things, and possibly a chance at competing for the playoffs
Canes 3 @ Sens 2 OTL
Jets 1 @ Sens 0
Slugs 0 @ Sens 2
Sens 2 @ Pens 4
We cover e-mails, talk a bit about the game experiences and really lick our wounds about the Karlsson incident.
|The Backhander Feb. 6 - Vacation Bound -- Black Aces : Feb-6-13 3:41 PM|
Note: I?ll be out of country on vacation for a week so Black Aces will be back around the 15th or the 16th of February while I?m getting inebriated in the sun without an internet connection. In my head I?m already on the beach but I thought I?d get in a few words before I head out.***The Senators next three games at home are all winnable ? Carolina, Winnipeg and Buffalo ? before they go into Pittsburgh on a back-to-back next Wednesday. If they could get those six points, or even 5 out of 6, O...(more)
|The Backhander ? Feb. 4th... Regin Wasting Opportunity... Refs Wasting Our Time -- Black Aces : Feb-4-13 10:52 AM|
What would Ottawa give up for a chance to trade for Ryan O?Reilly? No one is even suggesting Ottawa is considering such a deal, nor Colorado who seem intent on playing hardball with the RFA as Montreal did with P.K. Subban, but if he does become available he?s the type of player Murray would love to have here. Most GM?s would feel the same way. Would you deal Mark Stone as part of that package? Most fans would instinctively scream ?Nooooo? because parting with prospects and draft picks is see...(more)
|Sens Call-ups - Episode 10: Senatron calls up! -- SensUnderground Blog : Feb-1-13 8:25 AM|
And we’re back! Now we’re missing our fist line center with Spezza’s injuries, but that’s OK because WE GOT E-MAIL!!! And Z-Bad.
More great results with 5 out of a possible 6 games:
Penguins 2 – Sens 1 (Shout Out)
Capitals 2 – Sens 3
Canadiens 1 – Sens 5
After talking about the potential replacements or fill ins on the top line, we review how great some players have been doing and how some others, well, not so quite. We als...(more)