Senators GM, Bryan Murray has said that he will wait until after Friday's final preseason game to make his final cuts to the team. By my count, there are 16 forwards and 8 defensemen still in camp. Making a strong case to make the team is forward Peter Regin. Regin has been on fire, finding chemistry with the chemistratically challenged Mike Fisher and Nick Foligno. Fisher has yet to find a linemate with whom he can gel on a consistent basis. Having seeming found one in Regin makes sending him down to the farm a really tough call. To make room, look for Chris Kelly to be dealt or waived.
Speaking of tough, Matt Carkner has made a case for himself as well. Murray wants to get tougher on the back end, and Carkner fits that bill to a tee while not being a detriment to the team and able to play a regular shift. Watch for Schubert to be waived or traded to make room for the new swingman who can play forward or defense. When was the last time the Sens had someone this tough on defense who could also play the game. Sherrif Shane Hnidy perhaps? Todd Simpson for a brief period? Ok.... Chara too, be he is in a league of his own and don't get me started on why he's no longer in the nation's capital. Damn you, Muckler!! Damn you and the sweaters you rode in on you senile old fool!!! But I digress. Here's Carks in action: