Martin Gerber is claiming that there's no controversy concerning his all black mask, shorn of all Senators emblems. He doesn't deny wanting a trade either.
Chris Stevenson weighs in on the long odds of a team losing in the final to make it back the next year. Last team to do it? The Edmonton Oilers. They lost to the dynasty Isles in 83 but bounced back to win the Cup in 84.
Ken Warren does a very general piece in the Citizen but also mentions that Dany Heatley is gunning to be the first guy since John Leclair to score 50 goals for three straight seasons.
Now if you think the Ottawa press is over-hyping teen Nick Foligno, you should see what they're doing to poor Carey Price in Montreal. In the hundredth Price article in the last month, Jack Todd lets it be known that if Price fails, the Habs are doomed to another ten years of mediocrity. Harsh stuff, but that's hockey life in Montreal.