After watching Ottawa's run to the Stanley Cup final do you think the Eastern Conference Champs need to make major changes?
What caused the Sens collapse in the Cup final? Was it coaching, goaltending, defence, or just bad luck?
Have your say in our forum.
Should Ottawa make adjustments? Well, yes if you can make skilled spineless players fearless, if they could assimilate Fisher's drive and ability to show up for EVERY shift of EVERY game then they could raise the cup soon enough! BUT if they are too scared to take a hit then they will have to watch it on TV like the rest of us.
tj, 2007-06-07 13:43:03
They ended their "never won both Game 1 and 2" curse with Buffalo on the road. Their captain scored 14 goals, the most in the post season. The Spezza - Heatley - Alfredsen line was number 1 in the first three rounds (unfortunately absent in the all important 4th).
The Sens did an amazing job to get this far. They have nothing to be ashamed of.
The Ducks are an amazing team. Incredibly tough. Even when Fisher hits them, they continue to skate with the puck. Some of those guys were taking massive punishing hits, and then continue on. The Sens saw how the Ducks played. They saw what it takes to win it all. They watched the Ducks celebrate. They should watch the tape showing all the Ducks hoisting the cup. Let them all get hungery. Make them want it. Then put them back on the ice for next year.
How do you start tearing apart a team that got that close? Maybe two, three players tops.
As for the Sens haters (which may or may not be Leaf lovers), even if they had won it all, you would still be griping about Alfie. You would still say it doesn't count because we didn't beat the Leafs to get there. You would still say they are whiners and divers. Whatever. Have a great summer.
DaveM, 2007-06-07 13:30:03
If it wasn't for Goaltending issues, Ottawa would have been the next dynasty with at 3 cups by now!!!!!!
JJ, 2007-06-07 13:09:58
Emery, Volchenkov, Spezza are still kids, and the basic core isn't much older, they'll benefit greatly from this experience and having been to the show should help them to attract interest from prospective free agents.
As for Leafs....I hear Yashin's looking for some loser team willing to take a chance on him........
jay brown, 2007-06-07 13:09:46
And in typical fashion, you blame the goalie and the coach, but not the one who is supposed to be the leader.
So keep on topic, and stop using the leafs as an excuse, or leafs fans as an excuse, because we are simply not talking about them, they weren't in the playoffs remember.
Henry Heimlich, 2007-06-07 12:44:38