Words of the Day – No Goals

Matt Carkner #39 of the Ottawa Senators and Donald Brashear #87 of the New York Rangers fight during the third period at Madison Square Garden on October 3, 2009 in New York City. The Rangers defeated the Senators 5-2.


October 2, 2009 – Photo by Christopher Pasatieri/Getty Images North America)

And here I was, going to write about how much I hate the long layoff between Sens games. It wasn’t because I don’t get to watch my favorite hockey team play for awhile. No. It’s because everything that’s written about the Ottawa Senators is the same.

I had these two introductory sentence all typed out.

Were you aware that Jason Spezza had zero goals so far this season? Were you also aware that he’s become a much better defensive player?

If you answered no to either of those questions then today’s your lucky fucking day.

Consequently, I was all set to make fun of the numerous local articles that articulated that Spezza’s defensive prowess made up for the fact that he wasn’t producing. And then I was set to make fun of the non-local commentary that was opining his lack of production. I even had the links and headlines all typed up and ready to go.

And then Bryan Murray had to go out and resign Matt Carkner to a new two-year contract extension. (Ed. note: The Ottawa Citizen has revealed that the terms of the deal are two years, $1.4M total.) If this wasn’t interesting enough, things only got better when two of the local Sens bloggers got into a dispute on Twitter.

In one corner, Sens Chirp. In the other, The Universal Cynic, Erin Nicks. Sit back and enjoy the fireworks. And while you’re at it, start following The 6th Sens on Twitter.