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.
That team will grow from the experience.
Go Sens GO
Gerry, 2007-06-07 08:42:27
Sure he played better this year, but he did nothing to prepafre his team for battle, except teach them to whine and dive and take costly cheapshots.
They would get a lot in return for Alfie, that would offset the loss, while at the same time, slapping the "C" on someone like Mike Fisher, that competes EVERY game. Fisher was the BEST Sen throughout the playoffs, he showed up every night, hit and battled. Too bad he was all alone with Emery. The rest of the team could learn a lot about preparation and determination from him. Instead of learning about Preparation H from Alfredsson.
You Sens fans should get on your GM to trade him. You'd be better off and closer to the cup then you were last night.
Brad, 2007-06-07 08:30:44
Spezza and Heatley absolutely disappeared in the finals - Alfredsonís puck shooting incident was clearly out of frustration because his line mates were non existent in the finals. The biggest disappointment was with Redden. He played absolutely terrible the entire playoffs. Having him on the ice was like playing 2 men short. He needs to go! Looking back, they should have kept Chara.
To all those who say they choked again, give me a break. Itís easy to say when your team has been golfing since the end of the regular season. With a couple of changes and with this experience Ottawa will be back in the finals before any other eastern Canadian team.
Pat, 2007-06-07 07:57:41
The Leafs havent made it this far since 67 and never will cause they suck.
Doug, 2007-06-07 07:40:20
You would have to be an idiot to say they choked. They were beaten by a better team as any other NHL team would have been.
I'd rather make it to the cup two years in a row and lose than not make it to the playoffs at all like 1/2 the other Canadian teams.
What caused the collapse? The DUCKS, they didn't beat every team in the West with smiles and kind words.
Trev, 2007-06-07 06:58:25