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Tuesday, 12 February 2008

Roster Update: No Wins Yet

Mike Commodore and Cory Stillman joined the Ottawa Seantors tonight for their game in Ottawa versus their divisional rival in the Barney Rubble Hairpieces. Commodore suited up in #44 tonight while Stillman took his usual #61.

While it seemed that the Senators acquired two vital pieces in their quest for the Stanley Cup, it appears that some chemistry has to be developed for that to happen. The Barney Rubble Hairpieces won the game 5-1 on the strength of Thomas Vanek's first career hat-trick. Stillman did record an assist, though.

Yes, it's still early. I think this trade will be very beneficial to the Senators, but I firmly believe that players must get used to playing on a line with one another in order for them to have success. Ottawa will experience these growing pains over the next few games, but they should be able to overcome them.

On the other end of the biggest trade thus far this season, the Carolina Hurricanes ran out to a 3-0 lead before eventually defeating the Boston Bruins 3-2. It was the third straight time the Bruins have lost to the Hurricanes.

Joe Corvo, wearing #77 for the Hurricanes in his first game with his new team, picked up an assist on Carolina's third goal. He was paired with Glen Wesley, and looks to be comfortable as the offensive defenceman of the pairing.

Clearly, this trade was good for both teams early on. Once the Hurricanes get Patrick Eaves off the injured list, the Hurricanes may be poised to secure the division with Eaves' speed and Corvo's offensive abilities.

The Senators are going to the playoffs, so it appears adding some toughness in Commodore and goal-scoring in Stillman will only benefit them as well.

The big question is chemistry. Will both team develop ebough with their new teammates to carry them through to the Silver Chalice?

Until next time, keep your sticks on the ice!

1 comment:

Tonia said...

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