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Could Lockout be good for Binghamton Senators? Another Calder Cup?
Posted By Jonathan Ward On Aug 29 2012 @ 2:34 pm In Ottawa Senators | 3 Comments
As the labour talks continue with the NHL and the NHLPA, it’s becoming more obvious that a potential lockout is possible. Now you would think that this would be the worst that could happen to a rebuilding team. Perhaps a lockout plays in favor of the Ottawa Senators organisation.
The Binghamton Senators wouldn’t mind a lockout season to get them back to the top of the AHL rankings. The Ottawa Senators have a number NHL player’s that would most likely be playing at the AHL level if the NHL decides to lock its player’s out. Player’s such as, Zack Smith, Jimmy O’Brien, Jared Cowen, Eric Condra, Collin Greening, Kaspar Daugavins and Robyn Lehnar, all members of the 2011 AHL championship team. You can also add to the mix player’s such as Petr Regin, coming back from his shoulder injury and could use some professional playing time to get back into game shape. Erik Karlsson could end up playing in Bingo, best thing for him would be to play with his teammates, still at a young age, and he can always learn more.
Senators prospect that could find themselves playing in Binghamton this season; Shane Prince, Jean-Gabriel Pageau, Mark Stone, Mike Hoffman, Mika Zibanejad, Jakob Silverberg, Stefan Noesen, Matt Pumpel, Corey Cowick and Stephane De Costa, Mark Borowieci, Eric Gryba and Patrick Weirchoch. You can’t help but imagine the scoring depth that the BSens would have, this would for sure give the BSens an edge with the rest of the league.
A mixture of young prospects and NHL veterans who won a Calder cup previously would make the 2012-2013 Binghamton Senators my Calder cup favorites. With a 3 hour drive from Ottawa, Senators fans could be making trips often to catch some amazing hockey talent.
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