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09-19-2003, 08:03 AM
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Sens lines for tonight - Interesting

For those with Sens in your pool...

Schastlivy - Spezza - Hossa
Vermette - Corso - McGrattan
Watson - Van Allen - Hull
Schaefer - Laich - Hamel

The first line is what many Sens posters have been waiting for - Spezza the playmaker with two of our best "shoot first and ask questions later" guys. Bets on the over under goals combined for that line are currently running at 2. Not sure how many they'll score, but my bet is Hossa and Schastlivy combine for at least 10 shots on net. Now taking bets...

The second line is a potential AHL first line. Third is a plugger line, while the fourth will be interesting to see how Laich might be able to feed off Schaefer.

Prusek and Thompson will split the goaltending.

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I really hope Schastlivy has a great season this year, starting with a great pre-season. He's got all the tools and just needs to stay healthy. Hopefully the 1st line can produce.

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09-19-2003, 08:29 AM
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As an FYI - Hossa is still expected to play with Bonk and Varada this season, although Martin does shakes things up often enough that trio could see time together again. But Spezza - Schastlivy could certainly work, as that matches a quintesential playmaker and finisher.

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is that Daniel Corso? when did the Sens snag him?

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is that Daniel Corso? when did the Sens snag him?
A couple weeks ago, AHL signing who could get a callup if Havlat holds out longer.

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any word on the Sabres roster for tonight?

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As an FYI - Hossa is still expected to play with Bonk and Varada this season
Where did you hear this?

God help us if stonehands is on a top line this year.

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09-19-2003, 10:47 AM
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Where did you hear this?

God help us if stonehands is on a top line this year.
It was reported in the Ottawa Sun. That trio played together most of late last season and a good part of the playoffs, so it's no surprise.

And Varada's hands are underated. He once scored 30 goals in 45 AHL games and 50 goals in the WHL. They are certainly as good as Arvedson's, so that won't be anything new for Bonk and Hossa.

I expect 10-15 goals for Varada this year, which given he won't get a sniff of the powerplay, is great.

Hell, Bonk only had 11 even strength goals last year and Havlat only had 15. People forget how it's difficult to post big scoring totals when you never get to see any pp time.

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any word on the Sabres roster for tonight?

Yeah..."Scared" after seeing that first line of the Sens

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Any word on d and goalies?

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Any word on d and goalies?
Dr. Sens(e) listed the goalies in the first post for the Sens but here's the D according to the Sens website.

Wade Brookbank - Karel Rachunek
Anton Volchenkov - Shane Hnidy
Greg Zanon - Jan Platil

No clue about the Sabres.

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Doesn't Spezza have a nice chemistry with Havlat?

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Doesn't Spezza have a nice chemistry with Havlat?
Spezza's worked well with all three Sens right wingers so it doesn't really matter who he plays with, but he did have great chemistry with Havlat. The thing about them is that neither are too great defensively so they might not be put together.

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Jacqe has so many options...he can pair Havlat with Spezza or Hossa with the Spezza..or even better. All three of them.

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any word on the Sabres roster for tonight?
A lot of notables for the Sabres will be out. Drury, Hecht, Briere, Dumont, Brown...Satan obviously.

I have a feeling the lineup with feature A LOT of muscle. I'm guessing Peters (the new 247 pound version, apparently), McMorrow, and Gaustad will be in there. Begin as well. Probably Ryan Jorde. Maybe Mair.

I know Peters is one guy that's already fought 4-5 times in camp and has a decent shot at making the team, esp since injuring Boulton.

I bet he's going to be looking for any willing...and maybe not so willing...partners tonight. If McMorrow plays too, I can imagine he won't want Peters to upstage him.

I'd look for a big, tough Sabres team (young too) with few regulars. I imagine the only starters being Pyatt, Kotalik, Afino, and Connolly on forward.

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1-1 in the second

Hossa for Ottawa and Tallinder for Buffalo

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Sens win 3-2 in OT after Spezza makes another sick move on Ryan Miller to win the game. Hull, Hossa and Spezza for Sens, Tallinder and Gaustad for Sabres.

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Sens win 3-2 in OT after Spezza makes another sick move on Ryan Miller to win the game. Hull, Hossa and Spezza for Sens, Tallinder and Gaustad for Sabres.
good for him!

can you describe the goal? im not sure where to find a video replay of it...

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good for him!

can you describe the goal? im not sure where to find a video replay of it...

thanks
It was the TSN high light of the night. (TSN is Canada's equivalent to ESPN).

Spezza took a feed from Hossa at center ice and flew down the right side, undressed the defender with an outside-in move and then undressed Miller by finishing with a slick little backhand flip.

It was absolutely jaw dropping.

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09-20-2003, 05:47 AM
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You can see the Highlight of the night on the tsn website btw (www.tsn.ca) - need a login tho (but its free)

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You can see the Highlight of the night on the tsn website btw (www.tsn.ca) - need a login tho (but its free)
Holy Crap...that was sweet.

don't know how often he can get away with making a move like that during the regular season though...


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Hopefully Spezza and Hossa stick together this season. Both of their goals were great.

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I expect 10-15 goals for Varada this year, which given he won't get a sniff of the powerplay, is great.

Hell, Bonk only had 11 even strength goals last year and Havlat only had 15. People forget how it's difficult to post big scoring totals when you never get to see any pp time.
It's not about how often Varada scored in the past, it's about how many glorious opportunities he missed. I haven't been as frustrated with any Senator not named Bill Muckalt.

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It's not about how often Varada scored in the past, it's about how many glorious opportunities he missed. I haven't been as frustrated with any Senator not named Bill Muckalt.
So you've come to a concrete conclusion on Varada's finishing ability by watching a handful of games with him, rather than looking at his entire career?

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