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07:29 AM ET 09.03 | Mark Stone may not be expected to fill the captain's skates, but the timing has something to do with rising expectations. [Stone] got a nice present on July 5 when Daniel Alfredsson left for the Detroit Red Wings and Ottawa Senators general manager Bryan Murray traded Jakob Silfverberg and Stefan Noesen to the Anaheim Ducks for Bobby Ryan. With three right wings leaving and only one coming in, Stone moved up on the depth chart. That was a good piece of luck he needed. He didn't have a whole lot of it last season. In part because of injuries, in particular a broken finger, he was slow to establish himself in Binghamton, while other players, such as Silfverberg and, eventually, Mika Zibanejad, started flourishing. ... [Said Stone:] "I know I'm knocking on the door."

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September 3, 2013  09:20 AM ET

"I know I'm knocking on the door."

Well its better than Barnacle Bill the Sailor.

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September 3, 2013  09:54 AM ET
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I feel for the kid. Cracks the NHL, has to play in Ottawa.

He is from Winnipeg so it's still a step up...

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September 3, 2013  10:22 AM ET
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He is from Winnipeg so it's still a step up...

Agreed. And its better than going to To***to where its a "step in."

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September 3, 2013  11:10 AM ET
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Step in money, maybe.

*Goes back to his Tuesday morning caviar*

So it is Turd Tuesday?

September 3, 2013  11:43 AM ET

Not expected to fill the captain's skates?? That's good as he hasn't scored an NHL goal yet. He did however score 40 goals for the 'wheat-thins'

September 3, 2013  02:03 PM ET
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Step in money, maybe. *Goes back to his Tuesday morning caviar*

Anything left in that bottle of Dom, Danny?

September 3, 2013  07:49 PM ET

Sigh..... Non story.

 
September 3, 2013  11:46 PM ET

He better get rolling.

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