Marc Methot Belongs with the Ottawa Senators in the Long Term

February 1st, 2015 by Michael Nellis Leave a reply »
Yesterday’s 7-2 drubbing of the Arizona Coyotes gave the Ottawa Senators lots to build off. Not only did it show the upside of the Senators’ game, but it also let the spotlight shine on returning defenseman Marc Methot. 

The Ottawa native is coming off a lengthy stretch on the injured reserve and had his biggest game since being inserted into the lineup. He had three assists and was awarded the game's first star.

Additionally, Methot’s game away from the net attracted all kinds of attention as he launched Arizona’s Lucas Lessio with one of his trademark hip checks. The check flipped Lessio and was impressive enough to be covered by Deadspin.

Methot’s leadership has not been seen very often this season, mainly due to his time off. However, as a result, his name has come up in trade talks as of late.

The Ottawa Citizen reported last week that his name has been an active proponent of Senators trade talks.

What critics fail to realize is the gem that is currently under their nose and how essential Methot is to the Senators.

Extraordinary plus-minus numbers have proved Methot& ...

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