The alumni game is really the only thing that I'm looking for...don't even think it's on TV, but I bet more people want to see that game than the main one at landsdown.
When you read the articles leading up to the game and look at the rosters, it may be the first time that the Ottawa Senators feel like a tradition for now multi generations. There is finally some history there, even though currently the future looks murky. I remember in Grade 5 when someone came on the school PA system that summer afternoon to say that Ottawa had been granted a franchise. Now, looking back the years fly by and there has been some truly great and also horrendous memories following the team over the years.
There has always been ups and downs in the past and their will be ups and downs in the future. The dark times make the bright times that much brighter.
Looking forward to the Alumni game. Great to see Yashin back, probably the most skilled forward in franchise history. Younger fans may not realize just how good he was on a terrible team. Great to hear the turtleneck is back on the ice for one more skate...
And, no, Yashin isn’t going to disappoint anybody by wearing his signature turtleneck underneath his jersey.
“I’ve got it with me. It’s supposed to be minus-35,” Yashin said with a laugh. “I don’t have my hockey equipment with me, but the Senators said they will provide me with some, but I do have my turtleneck.”