Author Archive | Allen Panzeri

With the new Consol Energy Centre open here is Pittsburgh, it’s only a matter of time before the Mellon Arena is demolished. That has opened the flood gates of nostalgia. Gonchar said he was glad not to be playing there on his first return to Pittsburgh since leaving for the Senators. After having played so [...]

It’s nice to see a team other than Ottawa having a goaltender controversy. The Penguins are in the throes of one, with backup Brent Johnson having supplanted No. 1 Marc-Andre Fleury. So while Clouston didn’t have a question about who his starter would be on Monday night, Pittsburgh did. Many thought Bylsma would go back [...]

Another former Senator, Vaclav Prospal, will be out tomorrow night, and could be lost to the Rangers for a longer spell. He’s been bothered by a problem with right knee. It hasn’t been getting any better and Tortorella said he’s beginning to get worried. Prospal had more tests on his knee Friday and was expected [...]

Former Senators Todd White will return home to Kanata tonight in a struggle to win a spot on his new team, the Rangers. Now 35 and on his seventh NHL team, White is in tough to stay with the Rangers.  Ranger coach John Tortorella described White’s camp as only “OK,” so he’ll be watching closely tonight.  White was [...]

Weather woes in New York City grounded the Ottawa Senators on Thursday. They had been scheduled to fly into the city in the afternoon, but rain and bad weather forced them to cancel their flight until Friday morning. For Friday’s game against the Rangers, Brian Elliott will likely be in goal for the entire game, [...]

Jesse Winchester had two good games in Toronto, and coach Cory Clouston is hoping he can make a bigger contribution to the team this year. He only had two goals and 11 assists in 52 games last season. “I think there’s a little more offensive upside on him,” said Clouston. “I don’t think he’s going [...]

Yes, I know none of you faithful readers care much about the Leafs, but this came out of the morning skate and was kind of funny. Tyler Bozak and Phil Kessel have developed a strong friendship over the last year, and the Leafs are hoping it turns into a productive pairing on the ice. Defenceman [...]