Chitter, Chatter, This ‘n’ Thatter (Update)
Update On Alfie – Forgot to mention, from same source as below, Alfredssons’ situation remains a closely guarded secret, but intimates the very real injury is not “career” threatening, and that the Club see’s future value in Alfredsson, and are “looking to the future” in keeping Alfie off of the ice. Sorry for being so cryptic, but like I said, the full truth of the Alfie situation is being held close to the vest.
A note on Kovalev, according to a source within the Sens, it was Pittsburgh or nothing, and Murray gladly took what he could get…right to the end Kovalev put himself ahead of his professionalism.
As for Phillips, I’ve been told this continues to be a “negotiation”, but the “terms” have been agreed to, and apparently the terms are the producing of a list of acceptable trade destinations, should a deal not be made prior to deadline day. As such, either expect a deal by 08:00 Feb. 28th, or a trade.
This is an entirely goodwill negotiation, with both sides having to ask/face difficult questions of themselves, in looking beyond this season. There is no animosity or undue-pressure being placed upon these negotiations beyond the obvious reality faced by both sides.
Will a deal get done?
Honestly, dead honestly, I really wouldn’t even hazard a guess.
As for the Sens themselves, wow, what a difference a trade makes. I’m not even remotely prepared to anoint Anderson as “Saviour”, but Law’d all mighty, how I’ve missed competent goaltending.
Last but not least, Bobby Butler & The Bingo Boys. Spirit, tenacity and drive…like competent goaltending, how refreshing.
Here’s to a great game, win, lose or shoot-out, and games versus Buffalo are almost always a good tilt.
BTW, this play is NOT NECESSARILY indicative of how challenging it will be to win/perform come next season. DO NOT make too much of anything accomplished in the remaining games of the season.