How low are things for the reeling Ottawa Senators? They are mired in their longest losing streak since dropping five in a row (0-4-1) in late October and early November last season.
So, what's wrong with the Senators? Is it their forward lines? Goaltending? Defence? Bad luck?
Tell us what you think in our forum.
Sens on skid row
So send Alfie and Gerber or
Emery to Vancouver for Roberto Luongo.Alfie's only 2 years younger than Mats Sundin so he's ready to go.Don't hold on to him like the leafs did with Sundin.Sundin should of went 2 years ago.
Then make Fisher the captain, he's the heart and soul of the club.Maybe he can get Redden and Heatly to get along again.Also Neil's gotta stop playing like a european, he's not very good at it.No wonder Paddock is saying they're hitting rock bottom.
A big trade is needed or Murray is going to look like an idiot when the leafs beat them out in the playoffs and be out managed by JFJ.
Scotty B, 2007-12-05 21:05:07
Can you explain this to me: "It's 8 in a row now; fans are now jumping off the bandwagon. Typical Ottawa sports fan ;when things are not going your way, run for the hills."
What bandwagon are you talking about? What hills are people running to? Are people selling off their season's tickets? Did somebody burn their jersey in front of you?
I never understood this kind of comment. Are fans supposed to not notice that things are not going well? Are you only a true fan if you keep your mouth shut? I thought that Toronto fans (Leaf Nation - no less) were the best, most loyal fans in the world but their bitching has never been louder than now. Fire JFJ! Trade McCabe! Sundin's too old!
Every Senators fan that I talk to about the slump just shrugs their shoulders and says "they'll get through it". There's no panic. It's actually a little funny, when you think about it.
Morons No More, 2007-12-05 13:29:56
GO LEAFS GO!
I wish the playoffs started today so the sorry Sens could implode again to the Leafs.
Johnny Appleseed, 2007-12-05 10:41:59
I am not demanding that anybody cheer for the Senators, no matter where they live or work. It was you, sir, who began the belittling by calling Senators fans "traitors". You are talking about people born and raised here who cheer for their hometown hockey team, yet you call them traitors. How crazy is that?
I am absolutely OK with people maintaining allegiance to their hometown teams, no matter where they live. The fact that you still cheer for the Habs (I assume) is admirable and understandable, given that you are from another area. I would not turn my back on the Senators if I moved to Montreal or Toronto. As I have said before, it's native Ottawans who cheer for the Leafs or Bruins or Habs while calling Senators fans deficient in some way that really get to me. They can give any reason for their allegiance - they like the uniforms, they went to school with such and such a player, whatever. Just don't give me that "loyalty" crap. To go against your hometown takes EFFORT and that, my friend, is damnable.
Let's be honest - Senators fans don't whine any more than any other team's fans. We suffered through years of atrocious hockey to get where we are today, and kept pretty quiet about it. The fans here bitch about lack of effort or intensity because they know what the team is capable of. I for one, know what's good and bad about the team. Alfie, for one, has done some dumb things over the years but his upside is much, much bigger than his downside. If he had played his entire career in Toronto, they would absolutely love him there. I think that Darcy Tucker is a weasel but hell, I'd take him on my team if it wasn't for all of the bad blood.
Lastly, my wife has nothing to worry about. I still get offers from women who know that I am married yet I have managed to keep it in my pants for over twelve years. It's all about discipline.
Yes, you pushed my buttons. Good for you! At the end of the day, we are just a couple of guys who are passionate about their teams and who have a difference of opinion. Nothin' wrong with that!
"Morons", 2007-12-04 13:36:09
Ah forget it...there's just no sense in Sens' fans...whiners one and all...Yes I do think your wife should be worried...in case a new woman moves onto your block. By the way, I pushed YOUR buttons pretty well didn't I????
Reality check in Quebec, 2007-12-04 08:32:20