Regin in tough spot

- December 22nd, 2011

Peter Regin has a decision to make: Surgery again or try rehabilitation to avoid surgery.
His season will be over if he goes under the knife. If he doesn’t, he could try to do rehab and then hope the shoulder stays in place until he has surgery in the off-season.
You’d have to think his season is over. He played five games after missing 22 games because of his surgically repaired shoulder. This is too bad. This is a guy who was playing well for the Senators.
With the arrival of Kyle Turris, Regin was going to help provide depth in the middle. It was supposed to give coach Paul MacLeasn some options. That lasted all of one game.
Regin had a chance to have a big year. It hasn’t panned out. The best bet is to get healthy. He is a restricted free agent, you’d have to wonder if the Senators would give him a qualifying offer next summer with Mika Zibanejad coming.
We’ve likely seen the last of Regin this season. My belief is his only option is to go under the knife. Try again next year unless he can somehow get back before the end of the year and be around for the playoffs. Tell me what you think.

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8 comments

  1. I agree with you Bruce, Regin should go with the surgery. Rehab offers now guarantee and I suppose that surgery doesn’t either but there is a better chance for a full recovery going under the knife and he will have more than a half a year to recover. I feel bad for the hard luck kid. Zibby is supposed to be coming next year Bruce but from what I have read, he has played only 16 games and very little to show for it? What is happening?. Mark Stone on the other hand is looking very good. His dedication and commitment to getting stronger and improve his skating (not that there were some major flaws) has really paid off; he is killiing it out west and with the World Juniors. He has shown Hay he’s a major force. He looks like he is 30 years old! I’ve watched Zack Kassian play a few games and damn he is good. Not only is he a big and physical with hands of stone when they need to be, they can be soft too…he is very, very good with the puck and terrific passer and his skating is above average. He is going to be a dandy.

  2. Mike8888 says:

    What a shame for Regin. Hopefully after surgery he’ll be back to 100 %. What a terrible call on Foligno last night, but in all fairness to the officials, it looked bad to me as well until I saw the replay. Cunneyworth sure is getting a raw deal. I got to know him and his wife a little when he was the Sen’s captain and his son was practicing on the same ice as my older son. He’s a great guy, very down to earth and it’s a shame he has to go through all this language garbage during his first NHL coaching opportunity.

  3. OD99 says:

    I don’t think the hit on Winchester deserved suspension but if the refs got the call right (it was at least 2 minutes, potentially 5 in today’s world) we wouldn’t even have to discuss it.

    Still not sold on Turris but didn’t get to to see the game as already in the GTA for Xmas and since he did get the assist on the winning goal for two games in a row I am willing to give the benefit of the doubt…two points in two games is just fine with me.

    Replay of the Foligno hit really shows what a bad call it was…seems the Sens are on the wrong side of these calls no matter what!

    Hope the boys play well and pull another victory out tonight, would be very nice to have them on such a roll heading into a few days off. Alfie inching closer to ppg territory…love him and Spezza together…even though Spezza didn’t register a point I am sure he was quite involved in the goals…

    Merry Xmas everyone and all the best for 2012 – this goes to the writers and posters alike

  4. Let me take this opportunity to wish all my fellow bloggers a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healty New Year; and they include: My man Kevin (a silent Sens fan), Tommy-boy, Tuntzy, Scotty, Mikey, Dave (we don’t always agree but it is all good stuff), Denis, our girl Nancy (one of the most knowlegable hockey people I have ever had the pleasure of chatting with), Potts and my man Pav! I would be remiss if I didn’t mention our great hosts; I don’t always agree but, they go out of their way to allow us a voice: Chris, Don and Bruce all the same to you guys…thanks for Gibbon me the opportunity to speak. Obviously I have never listened to the old addage: “it is better to be silent and have people think you’re an idiot, than to express yourself and remove all doubt. Bah Humbug I say!!!!!

  5. Mike8888 says:

    Re the Foligno penalty. The ref should have also penalized Jovanovski for when he attacked Foligno after the hit. It does seem that the Sen’s are getting the raw end of the deal on a lot of calls this season, both from the refs and Shanahan.

  6. Mike8888 says:

    Merry Christmas Bruce, Don, Bobby, OD, Pierre, Nancy, Pav, Chokerhater, Kevin, Dave, Dennis and anyone else I may have forgotten.

  7. I am back to make a few points; first and foremost, will someone please talk to Denis Potvin. He sounds like a guy who may have played in a beer league at best with his incessant pro Senator commentary. He is relentless and shameless, Denis “GET A LIFE”!!!!!! I watched Edmonton VS Minni late last night (I know, Bobby, GET A LIFE!) and listened to one of favourite colour guys, Wille Debrusk. Like Bill Clement, and Mike Johnson, he just tells it like it is. Mikey, tune the fat moron out. We saw one defenceman last night who really does have blazing speed and is one of the most effortless skaters I have ever seen. He, Coffee and Mogilny made it look so damn easy. Tonight should be a no brainer. Although the Sens are tied with Carolina with allowing the most goals scored in the league (120), they score far more goals and with Skinner still out becasue a big dumb shite went neanderthal on him, the ‘Canes will have that much more difficulty. I am hoping “The Huff” will play the way I know he is capable. He is another very fast skater who has some great hands and an outstanding shot but he has to shoot the puck. He will get better but he just needed to put on some beef.

  8. Someone needs to have a good long talk to Deni Potvin; his relentless one-sided colour commentary has become monochromatic. It is shamelss and embarrassingly silly. Yes Denis, every NHL referree has a score to settle with the Ottawa Senators. He was way over the top a couple of games ago against Florida when the game was decided in over-time. Inspite of being out shot, he and Brown awarded all three stars to Ottawa. Please Denis, you can and should be much better. If you want be better, tune into any game covered by Ray Ferraro, Mike Johnson or Willy DeBrusk. They offer comprehensive, un-biased and condid commetary and do not feel compelled to continually be in SELL MODE. He has become a joke. We did see one fantastic skater who has blinding speed in that game, Brian Campbell. He is so effortless. I love wathing him carry the puck coast to coast; it is reminiscent of a couple of others who had wonderful wheels and were effortless: Paul Coffee and one of my favourite players of all-time, Alexander Mogilny.

    The game last night was a bad one for Ottawa, but having rolled into Carolina after 3:00 am, I do understand and it had no business going into OT. Anderson was a theif. The defencemen were awful and it may have been Carkner’s worst game. I never saw Karlie take it out of second gear. I favor speed out your end and nixing the75 foot passes which connect 30% of the time.

    Zibby looked great last night. He was slow getting started but emerged as a powerhous with his wheels and willingness to engage. Damn he looks fast and very strong! We have lots to get excited about with him and Stone, who played another great game.

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