Just stopped in at an internet cafe here in the Dominican Republic and see that I haven't missed much on the NHL's labour front.
The two sides are expected to meet on Monday at which point the NHLPA will present a counter offer to the one tabled by the NHL late last week. If they can work closely off the league's offer, I believe there's a good chance we see hockey in January.
A familiar face looked like he would be a thorn in the side of the Senators organization on Friday night.
Ottawa Senator castaway Bobby Butler scored twice for the Albany Devils but it was not enough to hold off the red hot Jakob Silfverberg, as the Binghamton Senators edged the Devils 3-2.
As tired as we all are of CBA updates, this morning's news from Pierre LeBrun should finally signal the beginning of the end of this awful lockout.
According to a NHL player source, the NHL has reached out with a new offer for the NHLPA. It is an offer that includes movement on all of the main issues including contract limits, buyouts and variance and should at least be enough to get the attention of Donald Fehr.
Late last week, there was a story that appeared in the Ottawa Sun about the Pittsburgh Penguins supposed interest in brining back Sergei Gonchar.
The timing of the story was a little strange but I guess when you consider the relationship between Malkin and Gonchar, it does make some sense. What I can tell you in the Senators are not going to give Gonchar away. If the NHL returns in January, an already banged up Sens blue line will likely need Gonchar.
Just 24 hours after a disappointing shootout loss, the Binghamton Senators bounced back nicely on Saturday with a 5-1 win over Rochester.
The offence came from Shane Price, Andre Benoit, Mark Stone, Jakob Silfverberg and Mike Hoffman while Robin Lehner was sharp in goal. Luke Richardson's team now has three days off before returning to the ice on Wednesday night.
The Binghamton Senators traveled to Rochester Friday night to take on the Americans in the front end of a home-at-home series.
It was a back-and-forth battle that saw Rochester blow two one-goal leads and Binghamton coughed up a two-goal third period lead, before falling in a shootout 6-5 to the home team.
Through fourty minutes, it just didn't look like it was meant to be for the Binghamton Senators.
Down 3-0 to the Wilkes Barre Scranton Penguins, the BSens appeared to be down and out. But a furious third period rally that included goals from Jakob Silfverberg, Jean Gabriel Pageau and a pair from Shane Prince led Binghamton to an impressive 4-3 win.
(UPDATE 9:46 AM)- And now the final chapter in the only remotely interesting Kyle Turris Saga. Turris has released a statement on the Karpat website clarifying his comments. Turns out he enjoyed his time in Finland after all. And now, a far more interesting Kyle Turris moment.
While hockey fans in the Nation's Capital will be happy to have some meaningful hockey to watch during the holiday season, this year's annual World Junior Hockey tournament will only feature one Ottawa Senators prospect.
7th round pick Mikael Wikstrand is the only member of the Sens organization left standing after this morning's announcement that Stefan Noesen will not be eligible to play for the United States of America.
As the NHL and NHLPA get set to take their bullshit to the courtroom, the AHL's Binghamton Senators got back in the win column last night.
Ben Bishop was strong in goal and Hugh Jessiman, Jakob Silfverberg and Patrick Wiercioch provided the offence as the Binghamton Senators cruised to a relatively comfortable 3-1 win over Wilkes Barre Scranton.