Friday, September 09, 2005

Carolina 3 Ottawa 1

Though I was unable to get out the Senators rookie tournament game last night against the Carolina Hurricanes, I did have some spies there who sent in reports, with these notes:

- Andrej Meszaros was once again the Senators best defencemen. His game was said to be more physical this time around, but like against the Leafs, he demonstrated excellent puck moving and outlet passing skills, and a powerful shot.
- Patrick Eaves also carried over his impressive play from the night before. He continued to get a ton of ice time, this time playing with 6'4" CJHLer Matt Marquardt, who was a scratch the night before and looked strong in his debut. He also got time on the powerplay, playing the point, where he displayed with good playmaking abilities.
- Much heralded junior prospect Roman Wick was said to look much better than he did the night before, which is good because he was basically invisible against the Leafs. This game he was more prominent, generating the most chances of any Senator.
- Sean Stefanski, undrafted, without a contract, and one of the older players in the tournament, impressed both of the people I spoke with.
- Defencemen Tomas Kudelka was said to have started very poorly, but as the game went on, his play improved significantly, and by the third period, was on the ice a lot making an impact.

Just a reminder, if you plan to go to the games today or tomorrow, they're at the Civic Centre. As well, the Senators are taking donations for Hurricane Katrina relief, hoping to raise $40,000. If you haven't given something, anything, already, and are going out, please do so. And even if you have given already, if you can afford to give more, feel free to. Contrary to what Barbara Bush says, the people are not better for all this and need all the help we can get.


At 5:17 PM, Blogger The Puck Stops Here said...

Scoing is way up. One more goal than in the last game. WOW


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