The Ottawa Senators’ Swedish stars have offered up a “definitely maybe” for Swedish national coach Par Marts.
Erik Karlsson isn’t satisfied. He knows he’s not all the way back to where he once was, the NHL’s unquestioned best defenceman, the guy who owned the game night after night.
As another critical test awaits the Senators Tuesday against the New York Rangers, coach Paul MacLean has stuck with the status quo.
If the Senators need a little slogan for the stretch run, this one comes to mind: No Excuses.
All year long, there has been speculation about Ottawa Senators general manager Bryan Murray trying to find another natural goal scorer to play alongside captain Jason Spezza.
Silver medal winning Swedish defenceman Erik Karlsson was generating optimism in Ottawa, jumping back on the ice a day ahead of schedule.