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One More Before The Famine Ends
posted Mar 12, 2006 at 04:20AM

Well one more game, with the Capitals, on the radio. I really can't see any difficulty here: indeed I think there is a reasonable chance for the Sens to enjoy a good old fashioned rout. Maybe I should take that back...the last time I made a wild prediction it did not turn out so well.
No, that time it was wishful thinking...this time the Senators really seem to be finding their stride.

I will be curious to see if the same lines stay in place. I don't think it will matter but in previous posts I had suggested putting Varada up with Spezza and Heatley. Varada's ability to dig up pucks will not be rewarded where he is now. More importantly my wish still remains to see Vermette centering Kelly and Eaves. I am working on a major piece that will talk more about the potential of this line to allow the Sens to have four lines that truly have scoring ability.

Smolinski/Alfredson has always been a good pairing. With the new guy on the block there is potential that this line really starts to click. I wonder what would happen if this line really started to wrack up the goals. Does Murray then break them up when Havlat returns? It would certainly make things interesting.

We need the two points to stay ahead of Buffalo. With the Rangers as "division leaders", letting Buffalo get by us would seed us fourth in the playoffs. Meaning a tougher first round. Although I think we can take on anyone, getting an easy first round really helps down the road.

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