"Locke"-d And Loaded

By wbng sports

July 20, 2010 Updated Jul 20, 2010 at 2:48 PM EST

(WBNG Binghamton)

The complaint from Binghamton Senators fans can be heard loud and clear.
The team hasn't seen the postseason in half a decade, and the die hards believe not enough attention has been paid to the farm system by the parent club.
The Ottawa higher ups have admitted as much, but now say there is a commitment to change.

Perhaps that starts right here.
Today Ottawa signed Corey Locke to a 2-year contract.

In 76 games with Hartford last season, Locke scored 31 goals and added 54 assists for 85 points, while recording 44 penalty minutes. He was named to the AHL's second all-star team following the season.

Ottawa asst. GM Tim Murray said that Locke will have an opportunity to play up with the NHL club, but while in the AHL he should again be considered a top-line player.

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