Since I was at a Christmas party last night, I wasn't able to watch last night's 8-2 debacle in Pittsburgh. Unfortunately for Pascal Leclaire, he can't get some cosmetic surgery to repair his goals against average. More important than that scoreboard spanking was the fact that Daniel Alfredsson sustained an injury to his shoulder that many are speculating could sideline him for weeks. Oddly enough, Tim and I joked on our Christmas edition of the podcast that Ryan Shannon was such a favorite of Cory Clouston that all he had to do to usurp Alfie from the top line was score one goal. Well, apparently there's another way.
Without Alfredsson and Spezza in the lineup, the only positive to come from this situation is that Bryan Murray will now have something else to complain about besides the officiating. The real challenge for this team moving forward is whether the team's abundance of capable third and fourth line talent can keep this ship afloat long enough for their best offensive forwards to return.
Best of 2009
Alright, so Tim and I were talking in the studios this past week and we thought it'd be a good idea to come up with a recap article that touches upon our favorite articles/comments/ideas of 2009 and wanted to extend the opportunity to the readers to voice their opinions on stuff that they enjoyed on this website, on other Sens websites or prevalent news stories. If you're interested in contributing, float us an email or leave a comment here with your favorite article, favorite comment, favorite reader, Photoshopped image, quip, or give us your thought(s) on the past calendar year. On behalf of Tim and I at The 6th Sens, we want to wish everyone a safe and happy holidays. Have a merry Christmas. (Even you Chris Campoli.)
Podcast: Episode IV
On short notice, Tim and I jumped back into the studios to record a Christmas edition of the podcast. As part of this week's episode, we look back at the past week's events and discuss Christmas gifts and New Year's Resolutions for the players, staff and media. To listen to the podcast, you can stream or download it using Itunes. Or you can right-click on this link and save the file. Here's the tracklisting for the episode: Joey Ramone What A Wonderful World; Sloppy Seconds Lonely Christmas; The Ramones Punk Rock Christmas; The Descendents Christmas Vacation; Bruce Springsteen Santa Claus Is Coming to Town; Tom Waits Christmas Card From a Hooker in Minneapolis;