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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Brent, 2007-06-07 06:10:03
Whether the fans want to admit it Ottawa went foldo like a house of cards in a Saskatchewan blizzard.
This final was lost in the defensive zone. Giveaways, blind passes up the middle and questionable goaltending, 6 goals on 18 shots in their biggest ever game?
This doesn't sound like a team that was mentally prepared in any way.
dave, 2007-06-07 04:33:18
What else can you say about a team that has it's back against the wall and comes out with a *13* shot game! How do you expect to win a game with ONLY 13 shots!! Sens had 11 (yes, 11) players with NO SHOTS for the ENTIRE game (including both, Heatley and Spezza!). Emery was a total sieve tonight. I mean, 6 goals on only 18 shots? He only stopped 12 shots! Terrible.
The Ducks have the makings of a dynasty that will not change for many years. They're young, talented, tough, and hungry. Sens were simply not in the same class. Next year will be no different. I was VERY impressed with the play of the Ducks (not having a chance to see much of them here in the East). I picked them to win it all after Pronger arrived, but they do have a very talented roster. I found their game very entertaining - fast skating, but physical as well.
sillybunt, 2007-06-07 02:22:52
Once Ottawa face some real competition, their natural urge to turtle surfaced and they folded like a cheap card table. Therefore, they did indeed CHOKE.
Dave B., 2007-06-07 00:20:29