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Do the Sens need to make major changes?
Wed, June 6, 2007

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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Give me a break! You don't make it to the Stanley Cup Final by accident. Like every team changes will occur, but I don't want to hear that we need to tear it down and rebuild it. In the end the best team won but the Ottawa coaching staff still built a winner. (teams like the LEAFS!! should be rebuilt)

Go Sens!
Brent, 2007-06-07 06:10:03

Is this years' Ottawa playoff performance any different to the last 3-4 years? Not really, they just played a little longer this year. They still can't win the big game or series.

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

CHOKE, CHOKE, CHOKE !!

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.

Congrats Anaheim!!
sillybunt, 2007-06-07 02:22:52

congrats to the Ducks they were the best team. the sens need more size on D, Gerber was a big mistake and we went all the way to the final with a back-up goalie with little experience. without Alfie we would of not gone that far. Spezza and Heatley were scared out there and never thru a check the whole series. at 6'3 211 and 6'3 217 they played like they were dwarfs out there and never used their size. Alfie kept producing without them but they did not produce without him. Muckler goes and Murray G.M and bring another coach in. It was not all bad at least Yashin is done which is good news for sens fans. It's a start just a few more key players but all with size.
norm, 2007-06-07 01:58:40

First off good try Sens!! Too bad you didn't bring it back to Canada, its well over due. The reason they failed to do so is that the ducks play a much tougher game. They finish all checks and don't pull out of a check to let the skater by to score. All in all the Sens were out played. Congradulations ducks. . . too bad Pronger hoisted the cup. . . I'm from Edmonton. Good thing the playoffs ended just in time for the pre season to start.
Dwain, 2007-06-07 01:37:13

Alfredson was the only Ottawa player who really wanted the cup. Emery was a disaster when it mattered. 6 goals on only 18 shots. Phillips should have committed suicide on the ice after he scored his 2nd goal of the game on his own net (the first one bounced off his skate). Redden was horrible the whole series. Awful. end him to the AHL for a year or two... I don't want to see him ever again. And yes, get rid of Murray. He did nothing for this team.
Billy, 2007-06-07 01:15:13

Come on folks! You don't choke by making it to the finals. The Ducks simply had the better all around blend of grit and scoring. Sens had great year and no shame at all.
FRAleaf, 2007-06-07 00:22:53

Ottawa waited for the finals to choke because anybody could have beat Pittsburgh, New Jersey or Buffalo this year. All three teams played way below their potential and gave the Sens a free ride to the final.

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

The Sens did not choke, repeat did not choke. The Ducks were just better than them at every part of the game. I'm a diehard Leafs fan, and can say Sens fans should be proud of their team...best in the EAST by FAR !
Biffm1, 2007-06-07 00:02:50

It's funny to see people use the work Choke in here. Getting to the Finals means you didnt choke. Must all be frustrated Leafs fans.. Thanks for the great run Sens! All the way next year!
SensFan, 2007-06-06 23:50:24

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