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Pierre McGuire's: In the Crease
George Dohrmann
October 23, 2006
The Senators' scoring struggles—they were 1 for 30 on the power play through Sunday—has led coach Bryan Murray to direct his frustration at his most gifted forwards, Jason Spezza, Dany Heatley and Daniel Alfredsson (right). After a flat performance led to a 2--2 deadlock in Montreal last Saturday, Murray parked all three for the shootout, replacing them with Antoine Vermette, Dean McAmmond and Mike Fisher, reliable but unspectacular players. Vermette and Fisher scored, and Ottawa won.... A rare early-season bright spot for the Coyotes, who started 1--4: Rookie defenseman Keith Yandle looks like the steal of the 2005 draft, in which he was the 105th pick. Playing for Moncton last season, Yandle, 20, an exceptional passer, was named Canadian junior hockey's best defenseman.
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October 23, 2006

Pierre Mcguire's: In The Crease

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The Senators' scoring struggles—they were 1 for 30 on the power play through Sunday—has led coach Bryan Murray to direct his frustration at his most gifted forwards, Jason Spezza, Dany Heatley and Daniel Alfredsson (right). After a flat performance led to a 2--2 deadlock in Montreal last Saturday, Murray parked all three for the shootout, replacing them with Antoine Vermette, Dean McAmmond and Mike Fisher, reliable but unspectacular players. Vermette and Fisher scored, and Ottawa won.... A rare early-season bright spot for the Coyotes, who started 1--4: Rookie defenseman Keith Yandle looks like the steal of the 2005 draft, in which he was the 105th pick. Playing for Moncton last season, Yandle, 20, an exceptional passer, was named Canadian junior hockey's best defenseman.

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