Jason Spezza is on the shelf.
The Senators will recall a centre, likely in time for practice Tuesday. They have to get ready to play the Carolina Hurricanes and need to start putting units together.
The popular choice is Corey Locke. The former 67′s superstar, one of the highest paid players in the AHL at $305,000 this season, is the man the fans want the Senators to give a chance.
I honestly don’t think that will happen, but if it does they have nothing to lose with that move. Give Locke a shot with offensive players. If it doesn’t work, then bring in Zack Smith.
But, I believe they’ll give Smith a shot.
Whether they call up a Locke or Smith a guy who has to get his butt in gear is centre Peter Regin. Maybe he’s just not that good or played above his head in the playoffs, but he should be better than he has been. He’s just been gawd-awful.
Regin is in a 19-game drought. I know Sergei Gonchar has been a huge disappointment, but in my books Regin isn’t far behind. He wanted the big contract. He wanted to avoid arbitration. He was a standout in the playoffs. This year we’ve seen nothing. So with Jason Spezza gone, it’s time for Mr. Peter Regin to show he can get the job done.
Locke isn’t going to be a saviour if they bring him in. Regin could go a long way in showing people what happened in the playoffs last spring was the real Peter Regin.
We haven’t seen that yet this season.
The Senators need to start seeing it now.
l ON THE HIT: Spezza thought Letang’s hit was dirty. I honest don’t believe he’ll get anything for it from the league. You can watch the hit by clicking on the link below. Let me know what you think.