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11-20-2009, 12:39 PM
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Donovan possibly out for the year

http://www.ottawasun.com/sports/hock.../11835611.html

This really sucks. Donovan was great for energy this year, really didn't deserve to be a healthy scratch. He's been great on the fourth line.

Glad Murray contacted the league, but knowing clueless Campbell, nothing will come of it.

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11-20-2009, 12:42 PM
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Donovan had been playing well. It's unfortunate that the knee injury could be extremely serious. Given that this is the last year of his contract, last night could have very well been his last game as a Senator.

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That sucks. His speed and effort level were nice to have. He's one player that you never have to worry about hurting the team with stupid plays or lack of effort.

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11-20-2009, 12:43 PM
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God damn. Chum was awesome in the lineup. Should have had a permanent spot over Shannon.

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11-20-2009, 12:47 PM
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Cooke is a repeat offender, and hasn't been punished yet... What the **** campbell??

Karma will come around and end cooke's career.

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11-20-2009, 12:49 PM
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When I saw the hit, I knew he was done.

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11-20-2009, 12:52 PM
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When I saw the hit, I knew he was done.
Same, a knee on knee like that rarely turns out well.

Poor Donovin, the guy finally starts getting consecutive games and his season might be over. Bleh.

I guess the silver lining is an extra 500k or so in cap space.

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11-20-2009, 12:52 PM
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Cooke is a repeat offender, and hasn't been punished yet... What the **** campbell??
I'm not saying it was deliberate - it may be the result of his playing style, but the result is the same. We lose a player for an extended period because of a dirty hit.

And in my opinion it was completely dirty - the player making the hit plowed right into Donovan who made no attempt to avoid it, and that's the argument from the other side.

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11-20-2009, 12:54 PM
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Donovan had been playing well. It's unfortunate that the knee injury could be extremely serious. Given that this is the last year of his contract, last night could have very well been his last game as a Senator.
Well, it's not like we have a ton of forwards coming through the ranks, so Chum could be re-signed for cheap and still play on our 4th line. I'd look at the situation closer (how severe is the injury, chances to recover, who couldreplace him next year, who's not coming back) and make a decision. But I wouldn't necessarily say, that's it for him with us. He's been terrific his whole time here. As a 4th liner of course.

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This really sucks, he's always so full of energy when he's on the ice. He deserves better than this.

We need him. I hope it's not his last game as a Sen.

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Well, it's not like we have a ton of forwards coming through the ranks, so Chum could be re-signed for cheap and still play on our 4th line. I'd look at the situation closer (how severe is the injury, chances to recover, who couldreplace him next year, who's not coming back) and make a decision. But I wouldn't necessarily say, that's it for him with us. He's been terrific his whole time here. As a 4th liner of course.

As much as I like Donovan, Ottawa has a plethora of bottom six forwards. Bass could be on the team this year, and other guys will be pushing for a bottom six role next training camp.

I hate to see Chum go, but like a previous poster said, that could very well be his last game as a Senator.

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11-20-2009, 12:59 PM
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I'm not saying it was deliberate - it may be the result of his playing style, but the result is the same. We lose a player for an extended period because of a dirty hit.

And in my opinion it was completely dirty - the player making the hit plowed right into Donovan who made no attempt to avoid it, and that's the argument from the other side.
Well Cory wants us to draw more penalties, that's what he's preaching, and Dono buys into that, good teammate, a sacrifice for his team.

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11-20-2009, 01:00 PM
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That's too bad. He was a really good vet for the 4th line. As others have said, he always gave his best and rarely made dumb plays.

I guess this is another example of why you need depth and that trading/dumping players just because you percieve the team has too many isn't always smart. Guys always get hurt.

I don't know if the Sens would sign him at his age and ability coming off a serious knee injury. Maybe he won't be re-signed but end up as a training camp invite next year?

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11-20-2009, 01:00 PM
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Sucks... you just know if it was a player other than a energy line guy like Donovan, the league would do something about it.

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11-20-2009, 01:06 PM
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Unfortunate, but it's the byproduct of pounding a team to the point of frustration and the lack of respect between players. The knee on knee could be on purpose or accidental depending on what side of the fence you live on, but why do you need to run the guy with a couple minutes left in a game that is already over? I never understood this part of the game. Are you sending a message? Trying to spark your team for a 5 goal in 5 minute comeback? Congrats on possibly ending the NHL career of a clean, hard-working player who didn't have it coming.

I'd hate it just the same if it was Ruutu doing it to someone else in a similar game.

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Well Cory wants us to draw more penalties, that's what he's preaching, and Dono buys into that, good teammate, a sacrifice for his team.
ya except there was no penalty on the play... just brutal

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ya except there was no penalty on the play... just brutal
Picard got 2 minutes for slashing.... a travesty. Cooke went on to assist on Malkin's goal. Fitting...

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ya except there was no penalty on the play... just brutal
Indeed...

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Is there any video of the hit? I didn't get to see the third period sadly.

Huge shame - Donovan always brings energy, grit, speed, and the occassional scoring threat.

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11-20-2009, 01:21 PM
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As much as I like Donovan, Ottawa has a plethora of bottom six forwards. Bass could be on the team this year, and other guys will be pushing for a bottom six role next training camp.

I hate to see Chum go, but like a previous poster said, that could very well be his last game as a Senator.
I understand your point and am all for infusing youth into the lineup, but if Donovan made the team and Bass didn't, maybe he's best suited for a 4th line role. We need a good mix of youngsters and veterans, so why not move Bass, who could fetch a return while re-signing Donovan who's been great on our 4th line and wouldn't make much more than Bass would?

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Unfortunate, but it's the byproduct of pounding a team to the point of frustration and the lack of respect between players. The knee on knee could be on purpose or accidental depending on what side of the fence you live on, but why do you need to run the guy with a couple minutes left in a game that is already over? I never understood this part of the game. Are you sending a message? Trying to spark your team for a 5 goal in 5 minute comeback? Congrats on possibly ending the NHL career of a clean, hard-working player who didn't have it coming.

I'd hate it just the same if it was Ruutu doing it to someone else in a similar game.
Great post

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Could this end Donovan's career?

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Could this end Donovan's career?
He brought everything he had to the ice, and one of his greatest assets was his skating ability.

Had he injured his elbow or wrist, I wouldn't worry, but this knee injury could impact his speed and force his retirement.
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I understand your point and am all for infusing youth into the lineup, but if Donovan made the team and Bass didn't, maybe he's best suited for a 4th line role. We need a good mix of youngsters and veterans, so why not move Bass, who could fetch a return while re-signing Donovan who's been great on our 4th line and wouldn't make much more than Bass would?
Bass had shoulder surgery or something last season and played only a handful of games which stunted his development. I'm not sure how much Bass would be worth right now, but all reports are that he's playing lights out in Bingo.

I've heard a few interviews with him, he actually agreed with the coaches that he wasn't ready for NHL play after his surgery, and didn't mind spending some time in Bingo. All indications are that this guy is a younger version of Donovan, with a bit more size and grit although perhaps lacking a bit of the offense. He's a heart and soul checker who gives it everything he has. I wouldn't want to move him at all.

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Three cheers for chum!

He's such a warrior!

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