Erik Karlsson is the best PR tool that the Senators organization is blessed with. When videotape evidence captured the 2012 Norris Trophy winner skating for what was presumably one of the first times since having surgery to repair his Achilles tendon, Ottawa was in the midst of a four-game losing streak that sent them plummeting towards the bottom of the Eastern Conference playoff picture.
After Monday’s potentially disastrous loss to the James Neal/Evgeni Malkin/Sidney Crosby/Kris Letang-less Pittsburgh Penguins, every Sens fans was pining for the Washington Capitals to do Ottawa a favor by beating the Jets and preventing Winnipeg from leapfrogging the Senators into eighth place in the standings.
I’m going to go off on bit of a tangent here… but what the hell was up with the number of individuals that I saw on the blog’s social media feed criticizing the Senators for not hanging with Pittsburgh’s B-team? Seems like no one is mindful of the fact that the Binghamton Senators are poised to clinch playoff spot; although, maybe this is the greatest credit that you could give to Paul MacLean and his coaching staff here.
Before the Caps knocked off their faux-Southeast Division rivals last night, the negativity enshrouding the Senators following Monday night’s loss was more palpable than the peoples disdain for Don(g) Brennan’s junk.no comments