The Atlantic Division will be hotly contested with clubs like the Lightning, Bruins, Maple Leafs and Panthers → https://t.co/DmwfbTOvOZ
– DansLesCoulisses (@DLCoulisses) July 29, 2023
The former Blues and Rangers player comes to Ottawa with a club that, on paper, is very dangerous…
After all, the Russian has shown since the beginning of his career that he’s one of the NHL’s good players, and usually when a goal scorer of his caliber arrives on a new team, the fans of that team are excited.
But not everyone in Ottawa is happy with his signature. Journalist Sylvain St-Laurent, who covers the team for Le Droit, wonders if the Senators really, really needed Tarasenko…
And his point of view makes sense. On BPM Sports, he argued that we’re forgetting that the Sens replaced DeBrincat’s goals with Dominik Kubalik’s… But he also reminds us that the Sens will be able to count on the services of Josh Norris next season, who missed almost the entire 2022-2023 campaign.
Sylvain St-Laurent also adds that the Sens will have the luxury of counting on Jakob Chychrun for a full season, which was not the case last year…
And these “additions” mean that, right now, Pierre Dorion’s hands are tied when it comes to his payroll(current cap space of $895,953).
I understand where this is coming from…
But on the other hand, I don’t think Dorion had much choice but to move because he knows this may be his last chance as GM in Ottawa.
He has to do everything in his power to ensure that his club is in a position – at least – to make the playoffs…
And it may be now or never for the Senators. One thing’s for sure.
The activities of the club from the nation’s capital will be particularly interesting to follow in the coming months. If the team fails to live up to expectations…
It’s likely to be a bumpy ride before long.
– They’re all excellent.
Accolades among these guys:
– David Pastrnak (1x Rocket, 2nd place Hart, 60-goal season, 2x All-NHL 1st team, part of the “Perfection Line.”)
– Patrick Kane (3x Cup, cup-winning OT goal, 1x Calder, 1x Conn Smythe, 1x Ross, 1x Hart, 1x Lindsay, 3x All-NHL 1st team, Points leader… pic.twitter.com/eTVp6gIFix
– Big Head Hockey (@BigHeadHcky) July 31, 2023
– New faces join the Armada.
Yan-Cédric Gaudreault & Marc Therriault join the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada coaching staff.
Welcome to BLB, gentlemen! 🙌
– ArmadaBLB (@ArmadaBLB) July 31, 2023
– The Saudi league comes to dip into the MLS yard.
Saudi Arabian club acquires one of MLS’ best players.https://t.co/Nsz0Xv5D5r
– Alexandre Pratt (@alexandrepratt) July 31, 2023
– Here’s hoping.
Montreal Alliance optimistic for 2024 https://t.co/336emNhT4z
– Radio-Canada Sports (@RC_Sports) July 31, 2023
– Another medal for Aurélie Rivard.