And here I was, going to write about how much I hate the long layoff between Sens games. It wasn't because I don't get to watch my favorite hockey team play for awhile. No. It's because everything that's written about the Ottawa Senators is the same.
I had these two introductory sentence all typed out.
Were you aware that Jason Spezza had zero goals so far this season? Were you also aware that he's become a much better defensive player?
If you answered no to either of those questions then today's your lucky fucking day.
Consequently, I was all set to make fun of the numerous local articles that articulated that Spezza's defensive prowess made up for the fact that he wasn't producing. And then I was set to make fun of the non-local commentary that was opining his lack of production. I even had the links and headlines all typed up and ready to go.
Ottawa Sun - Spezza rises to Sens' defence
Ottawa Citizen - No Worries Mate
Sportsnet's Ian Mendes - No Goals, No Problem For Spezza
CTV Olympic Coverage, Mike Brophy - Team Canada: Early Season Auditions
The Hockey News - Sen-sational Start
And then Bryan Murray had to go out and resign Matt Carkner to a new two-year contract extension. (Ed. note: The Ottawa Citizen has revealed that the terms of the deal are two years, $1.4M total.) If this wasn't interesting enough, things only got better when two of the local Sens bloggers got into a dispute on Twitter.