In this 48 game shortened season, the Ottawa Senators seem to have had their inordinate share of headlines, and in fact have been the centre of the hockey universe, for good and for bad. Look at what has happened in the last month:
- Jason Spezza Jason Spezza back injury, out for months, was the most significant injury in the league up until last night
- Paul MacLean‘s doppleganger behind the bench at a home game garnered worldwide media attention
- Daniel Alfredsson becomes a real diety, at least according to Apple, but Steve Warne (Team1200) and I have been telling you that for years. Again the story earned national media exposure in and out of sports
- Craig Anderson has been the story on the ice, being the NHL #1 star for the month of January
- The no-goal call and goaltender interference call on Jakob Silfverberg could be the worst call of the year by an official that cost the Senators a game, or at least a point.
- Now Erik Karlsson suffers a devastating injury, making the Senators maybe not the most injury riddled team in terms of quantity, but most certainly in terms of quality.
Enough is enough! At least from the injury front. Hopefully the next headline is how this team was left for dead but persevered all the way to a Stanley Cup. Hey, that wouldn’t be any more surreal that the last month, would it?