When the puck drops tomorrow evening for the Ottawa Senators home game, former Sens player Kaspars Daugavins will not be in the lineup. The man with the wicked moves will be forcefully taking his talents to the Boston Bruins organization. He’s ironically joining the Northeast division rival of the Senators, where he used that spin-o-rama during the game.
Daugavins has spent his entire professional NHL career in the Nation’s Capital, and will now have a different scenery to look upon. Who knows, maybe he will even go and enjoy a Red Sox game.
The “Big Daug” hasn’t had the greatest of seasons so far, only notching three points in 19 games. While other players have stepped up in the absence of Ottawa’s top stars, Daugavins took a back seat role. However, we can’t knock the fact that he had a tremendous shootout move, even if people don’t consider it a smart “hockey” play—although you can’t deny it was one for the ages.
If Daugavins cleared waivers, he would have been back in a familiar dressing room, with the Senators affiliate, the Binghamton Senators. He’s had more success at the AHL level, rather than the NHL level. His first full-length NHL season had him playing 65 games, but was only able to score 11 points.
Although he wasn’t offensively producing for the Senators this year, he has been working hard. He may not have been putting up record numbers, but he did skate hard and battle when he was on the ice. It will be sad to see Kaspars leave, and hopefully he’s able to dazzle the Bruins faithful with another shootout trick shot.