Causing one of the biggest shocks to their fans, the Barenaked ladies have announced that singer/guitarist and founding member Stephen Page has left the band and will be pursuing a solo career and theatrical opportunities. The other band members, Jim Creeggan, Kevin Hearn, Ed Robertson, and Tyler Stewart will go back in the studio in April and out on the road in the fall.
Although Robertson has tried to keep things positive with his comment on the band’s official website, I can’t help but wonder how much of a role Page’s recent trist with the law on drug possesion charges play in this decision. “It’s the start of a new chapter for all of us,” Robertson said. “Here’s to the future!”
It’s a damn shame. They’re my joint favourite band of all time. I will miss the musical chemistry Page shared with Robertson on the vocals. All the best Stephen.
So when I last updated on the Ottawa Senators, they had just won 4 games on the trot. Well, they would go on to win their 5th in a row, away against the Nashville Predators.
Nick Foligno and Dany Heatley scored first-period goals and Alex Auld made 24 saves to lead Ottawa to a 2-0 victory. But the very next day they travelled to Denver and lost in overtime to the Colorado Avalanche 2-3. American fringe player Ryan Shannon scored both the goals for the Sens.
Two days later it was back home at the Scotiabank Place where the Vancouver Canucks came calling. The Canucks would run out 5-2 winners and Heatley and Mike Fisher scored later in the second for Ottawa, which fell in regulation for the first time since a 1-0 loss to Los Angeles on Feb. 3 in head coach Cory Clouston’s NHL debut. Two days later it was a trip to nearby Montreal and a 3-5 loss to the Habs. Heatley scored twice for Ottawa and Jarkko Ruutu scored the other goal.
Which brings us to the just completed game, a 4-2 win at home over the Carolina Hurricanes. Heatley, Chris Kelly, Mike Comrie & Jason Spezza had the goals for Ottawa.