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@NutritionFacts except Hoffman's shot is pretty good - he even played decent minutes on the power play because of it.
4 days, 3 hours ago on Conversation @ http://the6thsens.com/2014-articles/may-the-schwarz-be-with-you-hoffman-working-out-hard-in-ottawa.html
@Leajjes I suppose that's the rub of putting all the eggs in a line of Zibanejad, Stone and Hoffman.
@JeremyBridger He said it (and he did so in a joking manner), but I don't want to read too much into it.
1 week, 5 days ago on Conversation @ http://the6thsens.com/2014-articles/melnyk-speaks-on-bnn.html
@VivianJordon @Sandysensfan the Alfredsson situation (and ultimately, his decision to leave) reminded me of how much a business sport actually is.
1 week, 6 days ago on Conversation @ http://the6thsens.com/
@Sandysensfan there will always be a sect of the fan base that will wilfully believe everything that comes out of the mouth of the org.
@Sandysensfan top six depth will be tested if one of MacArthur, Turris or Ryan gets hurt. As bad as the Senators were last year, they were also incredibly healthy.
2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://the6thsens.com/2014-articles/david-legwand-speaks-its-going-to-be-fun.html
@slavitch Having read Simmons for a number of years, he doesn't strike me as stupid. He strikes me as someone who's incredibly stubborn.
2 weeks, 6 days ago on Conversation @ http://the6thsens.com/2014-articles/spezza-speaks-praises-stars-ownership.html
@UzeLogicPlz Great comment, thanks for posting.
For an org with limited finances like the Senators, it never would have made sense for them to retain Spezza beyond his current contract and for many of the reasons that you outlined, perhaps they can allocate the payroll more wisely now that he's gone.
@fmblair The problem is that we simply don't know how much of these revenues will be spent on things that aren't transparent to the common fan. Things like the debt load (with crazy high interest rates) and budgets for scouting and player development, which Melnyk has played up in previous interviews, are things that we cannot get a great handle on.
It's not satisfying for fans who want to see tangible proof that the Senators are investing their revenues wisely since they're not putting it back into their player payroll.
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Conversation @ http://the6thsens.com/2014-articles/the-problem-isnt-the-internal-budget-its-the-senators-philosophy.html
@AlexLaney There's still time obviously, but it is somewhat surprising that the Sens have not improved their blue line at all this offseason. I suppose the org is hoping improvements from Wiercioch, Cowen and Karlsson will resolve the problems that plagued the group last season.
@percussivepiano I'd be more inclined to buy the argument that Sens fans won't support a rebuild if the Senators weren't papering the building during the team's popular semi-competitive "pesky Sens" days too.
Rightly or wrongly, there's no question that more and more Sens fans are vilifying Eugene Melnyk for the state of this team and if they keep up this cycle of mediocrity, will it only be a matter of time before many stop supporting him as an owner anyways?
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Conversation @ http://the6thsens.com/
@beermooch I think everyone is going to be paying close attention to attendance figures this year, especially if the organization is true to their word and refuses to paper the building.
That being said, some people want to support the Senators not to support Eugene, but to do their part to support the hockey team.
3 weeks, 4 days ago on Conversation @ http://the6thsens.com/2014-articles/the-problem-isnt-the-internal-budget-its-the-senators-philosophy.html
@RyanH @Nichols6thSens It's a pretty hysterical idea, I'll give you credit for that.
@RyanH @Nichols6thSens easier said then done and that's why I kind of laugh when fans say that the team needs to spend. It's not as easy as just bumping your cap from $51M to $69M - still have to be smart about how the money is spent.
3 weeks, 5 days ago on Conversation @ http://the6thsens.com/2014-articles/the-problem-isnt-the-internal-budget-its-the-senators-philosophy.html
@RyanH if it's Melnyk's intent to have a competitive team on a cheap payroll and then maximize the revenue streams, there's probably no better time to sell.
@boortjoon Yeah, I suppose if I'm going to poke fun at Murray for saying his name correctly, I may as well get the name right myself. Thanks.
3 weeks, 6 days ago on Conversation @ http://the6thsens.com/2014-articles/bryan-murray-speaks-spezza-trade-bringing-michalek-back-blergh.html
@smilesic Working on a Ryan piece that should be posted in the next few days.
1 month ago on Conversation @ http://the6thsens.com/2014-articles/monday-news-and-notes-spezza-karlsson-wjhc-invites.html
@smilesic Appreciate that. Thanks.
1 month, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://the6thsens.com/2014-articles/bryan-murray-speaks-spezzas-market-trade-scenarios-michalek-offer.html
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://the6thsens.com/2014-articles/report-senators-break-off-talks-with-ales-hemsky.html
@Leajjes Will pass along to the guys who run Bloguin, but I've never noticed them because I use AdBlock on my brower.
@fmblair I'd be more inclined to agree your assessment of holding onto Michalek/Spezza had the latter not allegedly asked for a trade in 2011 and had the former not piggybacked Spezza's production and Erik Karlsson's Norris Trophy winning season.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://the6thsens.com/2014-articles/brad-may-on-the-daniel-alfredssonscott-niedermayer-incident.html
@Supersen Except he was right.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://the6thsens.com/2014-articles/daniel-alfredsson-was-right.html
@FloAction @Nichols6thSens the way the Clarkson contract was written, it's essentially buyout proof because of terms contained therein. In a nutshell, there's no incentive to buy Clarkson out, because it doesn't save the Leafs much in the way of cap space.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://the6thsens.com/uncategorized/senators-set-to-lose-staff-to-buffalo.html
@FloAction Interesting comment. I thought I've been pretty consistent with my "trade Spezza because it makes sense as a hockey decision and you can't afford to re-sign him and be wrong or can't afford to lose him for nothing" take.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://the6thsens.com/2014-articles/spezza-mum-on-his-future.html
@FloAction Clarkson being the same UFA Clarkson that the Senators pursued aggressively?
@TrevorKluke Not a clue. What's that from?
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://the6thsens.com/uncategorized/thoughts-on-30-thoughts.html
@FloAction Small sample size, Flo?
3 months, 4 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://the6thsens.com/uncategorized/pageau-promoted-jason-spezza-and-cowen-out-for-tonights-game.html
@FloAction What's the throwing the players under the bus in reference to?
4 months ago on Senators Content to 'Ride With Spezza as the Main Guy'?
@freewillig @jmikelittle Yeah, was weird hearing Murray say that in the interview. I think a few weeks (or a month or two ago) he mentioned that they could talk with these guys about it, but just couldn't do anything formal.
@sensuries much of what Wallace said doesn't sound like the sort of thing that he'd just throw out there for the sake of doing so.
4 months, 1 week ago on TSN's Brent Wallace Gets Candid On 'In The Box'
@sensuries too lazy to Google. What'd they write on Grant?
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Deadline Day Was Anything But Dead
@FloAction you can rule out him investigating the possibility of putting a casino there.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Cory Conacher and Joe Corvo Waived
@TrevorKluke We'll see, they made a lot of those public comments when a season ticket holder deadline was approaching. There are also three games to go before the March 5th deadline, so this is still very much a dynamic process. It'd be equally unsurprising to see this team stand pat and express disdain with the cost to acquire assets at the deadline.
5 months ago on Has Shane Prince Asked For A Trade?
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6 months ago on Impending UFAs Asking for Big Money Contracts - A Look to Ottawa's Future
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7 months ago on Magical Leadership Powers and the Plight of Jason Spezza
Have you ever listened to an interview with Marc Methot (re: Spezza's leadership)? He's been nothing but effusive in his praise of #19.
@dzuunmod Dude, that's some serious Shawville slang. Why are you hating?
7 months, 3 weeks ago on Revisiting the Ben Bishop/Cory Conacher Trade
@Ajiva Heard that the Flyers actually offered Zac Rinaldo and a 2nd rounder, so take that for what it's worth.
7 months, 3 weeks ago on Senators Were Close to Acquiring Couturier?
@PalladiumDirt Maybe. Could simply be another of saying, "Well add salary but it we won't do it just to add somebody." If there's a significant move to be made, they keep telling us they'll bite the bullet and absorb salary. We'll see.
7 months, 4 weeks ago on James Duthie's 1-on-1 with Senators Owner Eugene Melnyk
@SteveHL Great tweet.
7 months, 4 weeks ago on Alfie Returns
@Mooch68 Considering how badly they overvalued Pavelec, you can hope.
8 months ago on I Am Not Starting A Evander Kane Rumour
@S_Church Hahaha. Well played.
@sensuries Mendes tweeted the other day that the org wanted to give Ceci 12-18 months of AHL development before giving him a long look in the NHL. We'll see.
8 months ago on Matching Up For Del Zotto, Ottawa's Enticing Trade Package