The Sens are a team that went to the Stanley Cup final two years ago before suffering a disappointing season in 2007-08.
They have a new coach and now no more Ray Emery.
Can the Senators turn it around and make a fresh start next season? Have your say in our forum.
Yes the Laffs have knocked the Sens out the last 3 years eh lol.
You loser Laff fans are to much. You knock a team that makes the playoffs when your team is off golfing or heading to cottage country to relax from the hard work of playing the last month and a half of a 6 month season.
Wayne, 2008-04-15 11:09:31
Yea they worked so hard that they missed the playoffs again and for a third straight season. They took the first 3/4 of the season off and just showed up for the last 1/4 of the year to save there job and big fat contract for next year lol.
If the Laffs are a hard working team I would like to see what you call a team that goes through the motions just so they can collect there million dollar salary lol.
Kevin, 2008-04-15 11:05:47
and Murray didn't come up with anything to solve it. his trades this year were just plain awful, seems like he's loosing it. it's not just the goaltending (Gerber was the best player ia all three games for the sens) but the whole team stinks.
and who had the bright idea to put that half naked guy in the ridiculous custom on the ice before the game? it was embaracing, i felt almost bad for the fans.
Peter, 2008-04-15 10:57:38
Redden is asleep, Heatley is nonexistent (although I've seen regular season games where he was and then scored two in the third), Spezza is not connecting with anyone and overall, the team seems not to be skating or forechecking like they can. First round last year there were times when shorthanded that the Sens outchanced and outplayed the opposition. This year they seem to be letting up when they get a power play or a goal whereas last year they never did until they met Anaheim.
Truthfully last night the defining moment was when the Sens had a power play in the third and then Heatley clipped Staal in the face by accident and then before the whistle Staal was tripped up by Stillman. So from a power play to a 4 minute shorthanded situation in one play. I've never seen that before and technically, both were legitimate penalties, but I've rarely seen the refs so onesided about a game where the losing team needs the win. Usually they would call a dive or some such balancing call to even it out. Strange.
Well, Ottawa should have won this series but will lose now unless last year's team suddenly shows up and Gerber gets back his form from the beginning of the year.
Rick W., 2008-04-15 09:55:06