Friday, March 24, 2006

Enter Filip Novak

Tonight's game between the Sens and Sabres, already interesting because of the playoff implications, will be intriguing for another reason: it will mark the first time we'll see Filip Novak in an Ottawa Senators sweater.

With the injuries to Zdeno Chara and Anton Volchenkov, Novak will play his first game of the season.

After being acquired early in the season for next to nothing from the Florida Panthers (apparently they have a plethora of young defencemen?), Novak has gone on to become the consensus best defenceman for the lowly Baby Sens this year, registering 52 points (8 goals and 44 assists) in 63 games.

It looks as if Novak has leapfrogged Tomas Malec on the depth chart, as the last time there was an emergency call-up, he got it instead.

I'll be watching to see what kind of impact the kid has. He's only 22 and has a lot of promise. Perhaps we have yet another young blueliner who can be a factor.


At 5:14 PM, Anonymous Duff said...

The depth and talent of this team is amazing.This organization has structured itself to be successful for a long time.Even with the amount of injuries they can still ice a team that will compete for first place.


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