Behind the Boards: B-Sens keep an eye on Ottawa (Web extra interview)

By Travis Eldridge

October 16, 2013 Updated Oct 16, 2013 at 7:28 PM EDT

Town of Dickinson, NY (WBNG Binghamton)  A couple of slow starts haven't hurt the B-Sens too much this season, as Binghamton is 2-1 through the first three games. The parent club though has struggled more out of the gate.

Last year, it was injuries causing a mass exodus from the B-Sens to the Ottawa roster. This year, it could be because of talent. Players such as Mika Zibanejad, Jim O'Brien and Mark Borowiecki all have NHL experience and could be replacements if the Senators continue to slide. As of Wednesday, the Sens had lost four of their last five.

Coach Luke Richardson said, they're always ready for those changes, no matter how Ottawa is doing.

"After last year, I definitely keep tabs on it. We lost a lot of players up, but that's a great thing for us. We feel good about our players, we just want to make sure they're ready," said Richardson. "It is something that we remind them, not necessary that they are struggling or that there are injuries, just to be ready. When that call comes make sure you're playing your best, and when they ask about you, we can tell them nothing but great things and let them make their decisions."

'Behind the Boards' Interview with Coach Richardson

The B-Sens have their first three-games in three-days weekend this week. Binghamton plays a home-and-home with rival Syracuse Friday and Saturday, followed by a trip to Bridgeport on Sunday.

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