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?
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It is too funny the all the Hens fans are still talking about the Leafs! :-) This is just shows what a sad bunch they are. They want to be real hockey fans, cheering for a real team but just can't get over the fact that nobody cares about the Hens outside of Ottawa. :-) Hey, everybody can jump off the bandwagon safely now, nodody's watching! :-))
Peter, 2007-06-07 12:24:52
I really feel sorry for Murray..he did a very good job all year!!..The only negative thing i've gotta say about him is:he should've played McGratten..He might've given some of the sens a "boost",because,it was clear that some of them were scared out of their wits!!Heatley.Spezza,just to name a few..
Also looks like Muckler made the wrong choice in keeping Redden instead of Chara.
The only other improvement they really NEED,is to get a consistent goalie!!..Although Emery looked "sharp" at times,he cannot be depended on,probably why his defencemen felt they had to block some many shots..
All said and done....They simply ran out of "heart".O don't think there's "trade" to be made in that department..Have a good summer,and thanks for the opportunity...
Mitchell, 2007-06-07 12:01:56
In terms of what Ottawa has to do for another Cup run... Murray finally got the Sens to play a style that took them to the finals and should stay. I don't think any of the big names should be dealt. Hopefully this loss will hit Spezza, Heatley, Emery, etc. hard like it did some of the Ducks 3 years ago and they will come back hungrier next time. However, the Ducks weren't just lucky to get all those deflections, own goals(!), etc. They used their size & strength to keep more possession and constantly pressure the Sens, who always looked hurried. While big enough for the East, the Sens weren't big enough for the Ducks. They need to bring in a couple of young players with size and strength. As much as I like Mike Comrie, he didn't exactly light it up for the Sens and is an example of where they could replace a small player with a big one. I think tinkering is the answer, not major changes. Finally... it's hard to argue with Alfredsson when he leads the playoffs in scoring (including the Sens' biggest goals) but it's also hard to argue with the fact that a European has never captained a Stanley Cup team. Would Alfredsson feel less pressure and perform even better with an 'A' on his shirt?? Any thoughts?
Kevin, 2007-06-07 11:20:46
Alas, i don't expect you see that, after all you are a Sens fan, let the excuses start, blame the goalie again, or the coach, or th gm. don't look at the real problem.
Brad, 2007-06-07 11:19:22