Game Day- Back to Back Concludes in Carolina

Greg November 24, 2013 160
Game Day- Back to Back Concludes in Carolina

Less than 24 hours after a big win over a Division rival, the Ottawa Senators are right back at it against a team that sits just a point behind them in the Eastern Conference standings.

Last night, Robin Lehner was rock solid and the Ottawa Senators took advantage of their power play opportunities as the Senators cruised to a 4-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings.  For a team that has had a heck of a time lately, it was a huge two points and a win they’ll hope to build on this evening in Carolina.

The Hurricanes are coming off a loss to the Bruins on Saturday afternoon and have struggled a little bit lately.  They have lost four straight games and currently sit in 12th place in the Eastern Conference, just one point back of the 11th place Ottawa Senators.  Eric Staal has led the way offensively for the Canes, with 14 points through 23 games.  Goals have been pretty hard to come by for the Canes as only the last place Buffalo Sabres have scored less so far this season.

Pretty tough back to back situation for the Senators.  After wrapping up their game around 10:00 PM last night, they had to board a plan for Raleigh and will start Sunday’s game less than 20 hours after the final horn sounded at the Joe Louis Arena.  Perhaps the one saving grace is the fact that the Hurricanes also played yesterday in an afternoon game in Boston.  Fatigue is likely to be a factor for both teams making it all the more important that the Senators get off to a good start.

Jared Cowen took some heat for an elbow he connected with last night.  Initially it looked like Datsyuk was trying to sell the play but another angle seemed to show the elbow making contact.  Datsyuk is expected to be out of the Detroit line up today.  We’ll see if that’s a play the league decided to review.  No morning skate for Paul MacLean’s group so we’ll have to wait until a little closer to game time to see how the Sens line up.  Bruce Garrioch is suggesting that the former-Hurricane Joe Corvo could play.

Puck drop is scheduled for just after 5:00 PM.

The Daily Chirp- Some interesting comments from Elliotte Friedman last night on Hockey Night in Canada.  He mentioned that the Senators have interest in both Michael Del Zotto and Ales Hemsky but that the team’s internal financial restrictions are limiting their options a little bit.  We know the Senators would like to upgrade up front and on the backend so it’s pretty clear Bryan Murray will have to get creative if he wants to add to the line up before the trade deadline.  If they could ever find someone willing to take on Milan Michalek’s salary, I think that is a move they would consider.  Of course it would also be nice if Melnyk would allow a little more flexibility in the team’s budget but I really don’t think that’s going to happen until a little closer to the deadline.

  • Millennium

    Cool

  • mr.slapshot

    Whoo we’re back

  • T K

    So far so good. Go Sens Go

  • Cronie

    is Borocop alright?

    • T K

      He took a knee at full speed right on the tail bone. Malicious

      • MikeS

        No Question, Should be a long suspension for that. Also he was already down when he was plowed into

    • MikeS

      Hope so, Wont see him till late 2nd or 3rd if he plays because he needs to go to dark room for 20 minutes or whatever the reg is

  • MikeS

    Sweet, Thanks for getting this up chirp :)

  • Millennium

    Well Zibby is playing strong, and seems to be working well with Spezza, may very well be staking a claim to that position in the top 6, and I couldn’t be happier. Added bonus, Conacher and Smith kinda work well together too.

    • MikeS

      I think we finally found the best lines for this team, next up=> make the D work

  • MikeS

    Wow, the nhl needs to get westgarth out. After that dirty hit goes after karlsson….

  • ZibbyFan

    Does anyone know of a stream for the game today.

  • MikeS

    I dont think I have seen a dirtier hit then that westgarth one this year. Guy falls, is low on the boards, and he pounds him from behind, slamming the head into the boards

  • MikeS

    On the plus side, Zibby looks great :)

    • MikeS

      Also P-Mac playing hot goalie

  • Millennium

    Oh God Turris is hurt

    Edit: nevermind, looks like broken skate

    • MikeS

      WHAT? WHERE ? WHEN?

      • Millennium

        He went down by the boards, and basically limped off on one foot. Dean didn’t even mention it. Took him like 30 seconds just to get to the bench

        • MikeS

          I didnt see it, watching carolina feed :(

          • Millennium

            Now theyre saying broken skate or some such thing

          • MikeS

            Turris is back.

  • MikeS

    Cowen has deflected 2 goals in the past 2 games….

  • karlssens

    God we need this win!

  • T K

    Sens need to ramp up on the body rattling. A few solid hits should dampen the hurricane

    • MikeS

      Sens have not won a sunday game this year. This is sunday game number 6 i believe

      • T K

        When they hit and hit often is when they play their best. Last night was a good example.

  • Jacques

    Baking turnovers again!

  • MikeS

    Nice dive

  • MikeS

    Apparently wearing red qualifies you to dive alot

  • karlssens

    Cowen is a terrible defenseman

    • MikeS

      He coudnt do much on that goal, had to cover the pass across

      • karlssens

        You don’t block a pass standing on the wrong side of the net trying to stick check a guy.. He’s a fucking moron.

        • MikeS

          If he was on the other side of the net, and the pass gets across its a sure goal, that one is a 1 on 1 and Lehner lost it

  • Mexican Baby Jesus

    That was a solid Mike Foligno jump!

  • Jacques

    can Cowen stay near that side and hammer the guy coming in???? He lets him walk right in!

    • T K

      Now even Potvin is taking about it. Maybe Denis will chat up and educate the kid..

      • Jacques

        Potvin probably thinks the kid is beyond help!

  • aegiszx

    3 goals in 6 minutes…

  • Kielbasa

    Crapping the bed again. So much for carrying the momentum over from yesterday.

  • MikeS

    Sens are sleeping. I dont get how westgarth gets the same penalty as Phillips there though. A tiny push is the same as ramming someone from behind, in a vulnerable position, then kneeing them while they are down

  • karlssens

    Cowen’s face just makes me angry now haha.. He has one of those faces.

    • Kielbasa

      You mean Seinfeld?

      • Kielbasa

        “What’s the deal with not using my strength to take out the body?” (in a Seinfeld voice)

  • Mexican Baby Jesus

    Murray really tricked Burke on that Kadri pick

  • Jacques

    Feel sorry for Grant has to play with 14 and 22. These guys have really lost it. hardly notice them. And Grant is 6-2 in the face off circle today.

  • karlssens

    Condra and greening hurt my eyes

  • aegiszx

    Cam Ward doing what he does best tonight… Always forget he’s got a ring and WC gold medal.

  • karlssens

    Having 5 D is really hurting us right now. Cowen playing more minutes = bad news

  • T K

    Did you hear that? So it IS possible to play other songs on an organ!

  • Jacques

    This is hard to watch!

  • MikeS

    This is ridiculous, game changed 100% when westgarth got away with murder…

  • Jacques

    Bingo 1-1 after 2. Prince with the goal. Pageau with 33 percent of the baby sens shots on goal.

  • karlssens

    Carolina: “it’s been a tough year, we can’t seem to score more than 2. Who are we playing next? Ottawa? Thank Christ!”

  • Jacques

    I hope Murray remembers to put his phone on the charger tonight!

  • luckan20

    We need to shake up this team. Poor Conacher look way better than his supporting casts. Similarly, Grant has the same issue. Condra and Greening are expandable guys. If BM can move both or one of them will allow us to get Pageau and/or Stone in NHL.

    • Jacques

      Condra would be third line in Zurich.

  • T K

    Brian Lawton reminds me of Jon Lovitz.

  • luckan20

    Find Michalek a new home and there are team like Panthers will take a shot.

  • MethotToMyMadness

    What channel are you all watching this game on? I’m on Rogers, had to resort to this french TVA sports on the upper 600′s.

  • T K

    Rogers 500 Sens TV

    • MethotToMyMadness

      I got a msg that I need to order the channel. Fawk me, that’s not happened before. Well at least this french broadcast is great HD.

  • Colin

    All I have to say about that shite call is, “Welcome to the club, Carolina”

  • MikeS

    Well thats game. See you guys next week

  • FSJ123

    Spezza and Turris for Del Zotto?

    • MikeS

      No, just No

      • Jacques

        At least if we’re trading Spezza let’s make it for Stepan and Del Zotto at the very least! Lol

    • T K

      A nice person would offer to share whatever it is that you taking.

  • Bissmeister

    How I wish we were pesky again

  • Colin

    Boring. Lifeless hockey. Canes dumping it out over and over again

  • Jacques

    Nothing like being down by 2 and throwing our 2 fourth lines to attempt the comeback.

    • H POTTER

      Incroyable mais vrai

  • MikeS

    MM stick chopped in half and no call…

  • MethotToMyMadness

    A lot of Cowen hate tonight. A lot of Cowen hate in general this season. Cowen hasn’t had the proper time given to develop in the NHL, while suffering some injuries which were not easy to overcome, taking time to get through it all. The only way to do that is play games. Remember guys, he’s 22 years old, and he’s played 113 total NHL games since he played his first NHL game in 09-10. That’s not many.

    Yes the easy solution is a trade, but remember when trading in this scenario, Ottawa trades with a weak hand and gets weak return. Keeping him is our best hand. And if we did move him, this board would be deeply pissed when he hits his stride and it’s not with the Sens.

    • T K

      I can’t wait till he turns 25, if he’s on the Chara learning curve

    • aegiszx

      You’re absolutely right, it’s not that many games he’s played… its the fact that he held out for a contract. How this guy gets paid more than Methot is BEYOND ME.

    • H POTTER

      Just sit his dumb behind for like a month! He had everybody wait throughout the training camp like he was gon destroy and or at the VERY least continue on his high since he had given the open ice hit against canes last year and fought twice! Now the dude is just freaking lost out there, it’s just sickening to watch it’s like he’s not able to think and make the right decision. I know you should not trade but dammit he’s a LIABILITY now! You keep him in the line up while you play musical chair with Gryba weir corv….????????
      How many more games should we loose merde!!!!!

  • Jacques

    We have 2 fourth lines how can we win in this league with that. Hoffman-Pageau-Stone there that should be our third line!

  • karlssens

    This team is in deep deep trouble

    • jasonontheoldsenschirp

      Yep.

  • Jacques

    The moonshine will be on special tonight in Carolina country!

  • karlssens

    How can Melnyk watch this and not want to pay to improve the team? He’s just an idiot.

    • Trade Spezza

      A flim-flam business man who is about to go bankrupt methinks

  • karlssens

    Lmao nose pick. That’s hilarious

  • aegiszx

    We could barely put a dent in the Canes… man we’re going to get crushed by the Caps and Canucks this week… Ovi is going to light us up.

  • karlssens

    I wouldn’t mind the fact that were missing the playoffs if we only had our first.. Gotta find a way to get that back.

    • Jacques

      Don’t worry Bud if we keep sucking we’ll unload players like the expos did after 1994. We’ll get at least one first rounder!

      • laffin681021

        unloading would imply a rebuild…Pretty sure we’re just coming out of one

        • Jacques

          R u certain we’re done?

          • laffin681021

            Not quite yet, but we’re at the end of it, so no use in unloading our players just to get picks and wait yet again for players to develop.

          • laffin681021

            Not quite yet, but we’re at the end of it so no use in unloading our players for picks and waiting for them to develop.

  • Sensturion

    Hahaha wow. Yesterday people are saying Ottawa is going to go on a run, our troubles are behind us. Today you’d swear the apocalypse was upon us.

    • Conor_smythe

      Whoever said those things yesterday are dumb.. whoever is talking today is smart

  • hq8

    no response by the sens to westgarth…..so much for neil and his A again….should have put an end to this snoozer with that PP they got in the first. but alas……the sens always disappoint when you are least expecting it (today) and surprise when you are expecting utter disappointment (yesterday).

  • Jacques

    On a happier note Bingo popped 4 in the third to win 5-1. Hoffman who can’t beat Condra out of a job had 3 assists. Stone scored one and was plus 2 on the night. DaCosta 3 points. Damn if only we had guys worthy of a f-ing call up. guess not.

    • Sensturion

      We’ve tried the Da Costa experiment. That was a complete and utter failure. Our team is slow enough as it is; Stone won’t help much. Hoffman, I agree, needs to get a chance.

      • Jacques

        Yeah you’re right. Lets continue with Smith as third center. If we’re going to suck lets at least make it entertaining!

      • Mat

        Everything except the play of Ryan and MacArthur has been an epic failure this year. No Bingo call up has the chance to flourish in an environment like this. You need to bring up chunks of the team if you want a chance at any kind of impact.

  • karlssens

    Wouldn’t mind seeing Richardson called up.. Now there’s a guy with some attitude that could wake up this team. Mark Reid can take a hike.

    • aegiszx

      I’d much rather we dump Dave Cameron first and see if our D and special teams improves… 3 years with the same strategy is more than enough time…

      • Jacques

        Yeah he sucks big time.

      • TookieIs100PercentRight

        Cameron is Melnyk’s boy, that is never going to happen.
        TOOKS100% OUT!!!!!!!!!

  • laffin681021

    We’re starting to get separated out of the wild card…I think I’m in panic mode…bring up Hoffman, Bench Cowen. My head is going to explode with frustration. Just as I think they’re getting it together they go and lose another one. woof.

  • Sensturion

    I’m going to blame this loss solely on the fact the Sens had to play against a team wearing god-awful sweaters. I hope the canes got a good deal on the designers cause anyone could’ve slapped a logo on a red shirt.

    • hq8

      i think its a lame attempt at copying team canada sweaters. Staal literally looked like he was at vancouver 2010

  • karlssens

    I thought spezza was great tonight. Our defense continues to be our downfall. Time to move condra and greening out for some shitty picks.. Make room for people that deserve it.

  • hq8

    i think they definitely need to bench cowen. he plays scared half the game.

    and they need to get a motivational coach or something. they started the game so well, but after the westgarth hit, they had zero response and just kept trundling along. thats not going to cut it. when a moron like that takes out one of your key defensemen, a key team energy guy and then follows up by attacking your best player. you respond. you respond right away to a man. sens had weak response at the time of the incident – noone did anything and sens had weak response when he attacked karlsson. thats just unacceptable when you have both Chris Neil and Zack Smith on the ice. Carolina is not a tough team outside of westgarth and it is shameful they were allowed to get away like that by the sens. the sens all too often wait for the refs to call the penalties, polite canadians that they all are. that needs to stop. the ref almost 100% never will call the right penalty, and its already evident, he called 2 minute boarding.

    i thought they played an ok game generally. ward was good and he is going to be because he wants his chance at Team Canada (he got overlooked last time too). Sens were also less than 24 hrs removed from a tougher game against the wings where the antics were even heightened. Lehner was good too. but the sens needed to amp that intensity and fire after the borocop hit. they didnt and I think with Kirk Muller behind the bench in Carolina, they smelled the sens sleepiness and pounced on it to start the 2nd. and thats all it took.

    • Conor_smythe

      lol.. a “motivational coach”

      • Jacques

        The difference is they have Skinner on their third line and we have Conacher-Smith-Neil. Our bottom six except for a few Neil goals produces diddly!

        • Jacques

          Then on our fourth line we have Greening and Condra – have these guys even scored this year????? Oh sorry Sandy I forgot they are great defensively.

          • hq8

            skinner’s line wasnt even the difference. the two staal lines did it. i dont think it was an issue of sens offensive production.

          • Jacques

            I’m just comparing lineups. Was half tuned in cuz it was unbearable to watch again!

  • Conor_smythe

    on the bright side: I saw Macarthur out there with Spezza at least 3 times, and it wasn’t accidental. so, at least I got my wish on that one.

    now theres just the matter of my other wish, ya know, wishing we had won the game

  • H POTTER

    At least Ottawa’s goal this year is and continues to be: bring life back to the team’s with loosing records and slumping streak! And we thought they weren’t consistent ? Think again. Guys

  • Conor_smythe

    I remember a time when Senators players would lay down on the ice, on purpose, to block shots

    I also remember we could have arguments over “whose got the most heart?”

    Maclean says the players are trying, but honestly, until I see a player lay down to block a shot, they are not trying hard enough!

    • Sensturion

      When the team does that, it deflects of the players and the opposition scores. (See Cowen.)

  • hq8

    bah…..i think this season is wrapped. i feel sens have lost signficant ground to the top 8 teams. i dont see the sens recovering fast enough from their zig zag. and it doesnt look like the teams ahead are going to go on a slump anytime soon. plus there is now too many of them ahead. if the sens could have tread water around 8-9th spot, maybe they stood some chances. dropping to 12th now, it seems like a crazy climb.

    • Mat

      Anaheim is laughing and licking their chops right now.. Still some time to turn it around though.

      • hq8

        yea….. right now they are looking at a top 5-6 pick easily. not to mention their current stacked level is already a little something something.

    • sensfan4ever

      no way , just smoke a big one and look patiently at Pmac making decisions and the Team gels and we make the playoffs . This is pro hockey guys , our guys go to war against other that do the same .

      Relax Pmac is smart , BM too ( what ??? would you rather have ” No rispec guy in Montreal ?? ) we gonna make the playoffs

      ;)

  • hq8

    this, like I was saying earlier, didnt play hard enough, especially after the westgarth win:

    November 25, 2013

    • Jacques

      So we’re a cocky crappy team, Interesting!

      • hq8

        on second thought, im surprised maclean says the second part about lower-tier teams, because canes were only a pt behind ottawa before the game.
        he definitely is bang on about the first part. the sens have been taking some teams for granted for sure: edmonton, NYI, panthers are examples……teams on second of back-to-backs……

    • laffin681021

      Serious possibility that this team thinks that they’re better then they are. They need to get back to the way they played the last 2 years. We know they’re capable of it, they just need to cut the bull and do it. Alfie’s shoes are some big ones to fill, but come on, let’s go leadership!

  • luckan20

    Guys we dont have a 1st round pick. Anaheim must be happy now. We are not going to make the play-offs. This season is a write-off. Inconsistent team can’t push for a play off spot. Therefore, BM should look to move some of the assets to pile up picks. I wish we can get a top pick from current roster guys whom are part of the trade-able pool.

    • Trade Spezza

      Yep – trade Spezza

      • SensChirp

        You suck.

        • PraiseAlfie11

          I gave you a thumbs up and an ad click for that one. Awsomely sussinct.

      • laffin681021

        Spezza isn’t the problem buddy. Don’t be a troll.

      • senskarlsson57

        I logged on to down vote your comment. Congratulations, you’re a moron.

      • luckan20

        It shows your hockey knowledge.

    • luckan20

      I specifically mentioned trade-able pool. It doesn’t warrant our captain or future. The guys who are likely traded are the ones called expandable.

  • Mat

    If Boro goes on the IR, does that free up a spot for a Bingo call up? I know Grant has been useful defensively and on the PK but with Condra back from injury, I would be up for sending him down and bringing up Hoff and Pageau.

    And can we please give Greening a tour of the press box? Jesus!

    • hq8

      he isnt going on IR, thank goodness.

    • Jacques

      How bout we keep Grant and release Condra. and with Boro out we can call up 2 guys. I like that better.

  • Luc Wolfe

    Trade talk rumor mill is active again

  • luckan20

    Are we currently a profitable organization. Obviously with our bulk of the games are with Sportsnet, we are making some sponsoring money. With the exception of Habs game, we never had a sell out. Bruins game was close. If we are not making revenue to keep the the team float, then I doubt Eugene will take any chances. With current slide, I doubt Eugene will want to take a risk. However, only risk can bring out reward, but Senators are on a free fall.

    • hq8

      seriously dude, how does a trade, any kind of trade fix how the team is currently playing. it doesnt. it helps maybe one small area but it cant make this team play harder every game or be ready to start games. the issues on defense, you would need to change out 50% of more of the current defense corps to fix the issues there. which trade will fix that. scoring? sens have the top 6 which most teams would want too what more is needed? yea maybe they can replace Michalek, but its not like he is just sucking out all the offense, the only goal today was thanks to his play. so the case for him moving out is weak too, it only gains merit on the dollar issue where his contract is probably too big.

      the only way to fix this slide is internally. it means brave decisions on the part of coaching. sit someone key. sit cowen one game. it cant hurt anymore than it already has. the message has to be sent. Maclean was livid after the second goal, but he has to translate that into a decision.

      its inexcusable the way these guys have played and we cant blame the owner’s budget for that. you could blame Melnyk’s budget if the sens wanted to add a top UFA forward and he wouldnt release the money. but you cant blame his budget for the current performance. there is no link whatsoever. these guys have performed in the past two seasons. there is nothing BM could have or even wanted to add to mitigate the issues the sens are having right now – primarily because he didnt expect them in the first place.

      no trade will fix the current slide because sens are in a weak trading spot from every aspect you look at. teams will want the sens good pieces and BM will never give them away in this kind of situation unless he wants to start damaging this organization like Muckler did.

      • PraiseAlfie11

        Yes, yes and YES.

        We dont need to throw the baby out with the bathwater.

        We need to see some Jack Adams level of coaching here.

        A team that can beat detroit twice and the bruins is a good team…when they decide to play. The choice is not theirs to make. Stache neds to remind them of this.

      • Mat

        I agree 100% but id still like to see some trades. Not cause i think its going to miraculously change the path this team is on, but rather, because im sick and tired of seeing players who have been given every opportunity to succeed and just cant do it. They are, imo taking away valuable roster spots from very talented rookies in Bingo. Michalek and Greening first. I don’t even expect much in return, they clearly have no value. For god sake, get them out of our lineup. Then, if there’s any kind of return we can get from Anderson or Wiercioch, players or picks, I say pull the trigger..

        Lets get some of that youthful energy back in the lineup.

  • aegiszx

    I wish Da Costa’s AHL success would translate to the NHL, god it’s so frustrating to watch a guy with talent light up the AHL but then become invisible up here.

    • Jacques

      Well since he went down at the beginning of this season, I think he really brought his game to another level. Playing great right now. I would bring him up again but not to play with Neil or some other scrub. Would have to on a line like this for example

      Hoffman,DaCosta,Zibby

  • Phoenix

    I wonder would the hate on for Cowen be as bad if he had a cheaper contract than what he got. It would make it easier to bench him if he was cheaper.

    • hq8

      its more disappointment and frustration. its surprising how he has played considering he played extremely confidently when he came back from his hip injury last season (that hit on skinner comes to mind and then fighting westgarth and another guy in the same game). playing like a shell of that person right now. no confidence and very obviously playing with a dont-want-to-screw up mental state.

    • sprucesens

      if he was making 500k and on a 2way contract, it still wouldn’t warrant bad play. The only benefit would be we could send him down on conditioning without looking too stupid in the process. Yes contracts place expectations, but bad play is bad play. Having said that, and not having seen this game today, he has somewhat steadied his game. Hopefully he keeps making progress to where we expect him to be.

  • Sensturion

    We are in year 3 of a 3 year rebuild. Every team took Ottawa lightly over the last two years because of the rebuild and as such, we made the playoffs. Teams don’t take Ottawa lightly anymore and thus, we are struggling. Everyone needs to relax. What’s the worst that could happen? No playoffs and no 1st round pick? Part of the game. All you can do as a fan is support the product on the ice. What’s better? Poor hockey, or no hockey at all? I choose poor hockey. GO SENS GO!

    • laffin681021

      While I admire your optimistic side, we want to ultimately win the cup, and expectations were fairly high this year so many of us are very frustrated.

      • PraiseAlfie11

        If your only expectation is a cup, you are years away from happiness.

        At a bare minimum, we are 2 top 4 d away from being a serios contender. I thought cowen was 1, but im starting to think he has a while to go. Ceci? Optimistic view is 3 years. Anyone else a legit top 4 d in the system?

        • laffin681021

          Sorry I should have clarified a little more. Is my expectation a cup? yes. Is that expectation for this year? no. But as I had said previously, expectations for this year were fairly high, at least higher or equal then the past 2 years, and at this point our boys aren’t meeting that expectation, which angers and frustrates some. Hopefully Cowen will get it together and become one of those top 4 D.

          • PraiseAlfie11

            Ya, thats a fair sentiment. I too am disappointed in the lack of #pesky we saw all last year.

    • Jacques

      Has nothing to do with that, that’s a built in excuse for losers. They aren’t playing proper hockey and are using certain players that have over stayed their welcome. We have a few better players ready to replace them. I’ve said it before you’re third line has to produce it can’t be a bunch of chumps.

      Sens are easy to beat, just neutralize the TUrris line. Our bottom six does dick all, and the Spezza line sees more goals going in our net than the oppositions unfortunately. So, your call MR MURRAY!

  • onwsa
  • onwsa

    I blame Eugene Melnyk .

    A rich owner would have resigned Alfie and
    got a free agent D-Man, better than Joe Corvo.

  • Ozzyhockey

    I have a feeling this our team lacks leadership. Spezza is a good leader, but we already had him on the team!! Fact of the matter is, that we lost 2 important leaders over the off season, Alfie and Gonchar.

  • Phoenix

    I hope Murray stays away from Hemsky. His numbers are not that different than Michaleks.

    • Mat

      Trading for Hemsky or Havlat is just a stupid game of Czech rotation..

      Bryan Murray: “Here: you take my often injured, overpriced, inconsistent player and i’ll take yours…”

      Craig McT: “eh, yeah, ok, sure.”

      Its hoping that a change of scenery will make a difference. It rarely does anything for the team.

  • sprucesens

    well, at the start of the week, i said we’d need to win 3 of 4. we got 2 of 4. Not bad. But not enough to make the cut. Time for that trade. Even a small one will wake the team up.

    For Sale: condra, greening, michalek
    Wanted: 5th round pick, 3rd round pick, 1st round pick.
    Will settle on:6th round pick, 4th round pick, 3rd line winger

    seriously though, condra and greening would probably barely be on the 4th line in binghamton right now. Lets make a move to clear some room, and bring up some talent for the 3rd line already!

  • LeafsSux

    Same pattern here.. Show up one game and nothing for the next two. I cant figure out this team to save my life! I will be taking the first of my annual trips to Ottawa from the states to see the Sens play on Dec 7th against the shitbird leafs and then again on the 14th for the Kings game and then again on Jan 18th for the Rangers game with my brother. Whats the odds of me witnessing one win? I don’t think a change is necessary with this team I think someone needs to put a fire under Spezza’s ass and motivate the guys! End of rant.. If someone is going to any of these and would like to meet up my email is lu73or@uanet.org. We could have a beer or 12..