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.
See, the problem is, Festus, this is the kind of argument that says the only true fans are those who believe and scream their support right down the toilet with their particular team. And that is just nonsense.
When a PRO sports team consistently fails to deliver - especially at the gross salaries they receive (compared to, say, your average nurse) - it's fair ball to point out the warts and flaws. Doesn't make those of us who do "unfaithful" fans - simply pragmatic ones.
George O'Leary, 2008-03-25 20:12:46
The biggest problem I see is in the goaltending - Emery is unreliable & Gerber is better suited as a solid back-up goalie.
CarlGustav, 2008-03-25 17:19:49
Festus, 2008-03-25 15:35:55
If he had any guts at all he'd have Redden, Emery, Gerber, Meszaros, Robitaille, McAmmond and Donovan spend the rest of the regular schedule in the press box, and play McGrattan, Foligno and Bass, and bring up the two young goalies from Bingo, along with Lee and Nycholat, and one of the Russian kids there. They could not possibly play any worse.
It has to be clear to Murray by now that none among them can be brought back next season, so why wait? They are not going to get any better at this stage!
George O'Leary, 2008-03-25 11:01:28
The others you mention will, I agree, most likely not be offered contracts. Where Emery is concerned, they'll have to take a $1 million buyout hit on the cap over (I believe) 3 years (maybe 4) IF they can't trade him. I'd also try and peddle Gerber as he's no good as a back-up, and too fragile (in his head) to be a # 1.
The thing is, they can still miss the playoffs, and if they play the remaining games like they did last night that's a distinct possibility since they play only in their Division.
The ship has sailed on this bunch.
George O'Leary, 2008-03-23 08:48:50