Kuba a Hero in Home Finale

SensChirp April 8, 2011 0

Why not Filip Kuba?!

Not much has gone right for Kuba this year but tonight he played the role of hero. A harmless looking wrister found its way past Alex Auld and the Ottawa Senators scored a thrilling overtime win over the rival Habs in the final game at Scotiabank Place in 2010/2011

It looked like Bobby Butler was going to be the hero as he scored late on a goal that will be all over the highlights tomorrow. A tying goal by Cammalleri sent this game to overtime but it was once again a hard work play by Butler as he got the puck to Kuba at the point for the OT winner.

The Sens couldnt get a whole lot going in the first 40 minutes but the offence was once again sparked by Jason Spezza. He scored his 21st and set up Butler on the go ahead goal. CBC crew was apparently reading from a script from a couple years back as they tried to take some shots at his defensive shortcomings in the first period.

That just isn’t an issue in Spezza’s game these days.

I know these games down the stretch don’t mean a whole lot but how can you not be excited about this team moving forward? Watching the players raise their sticks at centre ice after that OT win had me already counting the days to next season.


To anyone who was watching the CBC broadcast tonight, or CTV News earlier in the night, you saw a couple quick interviews with Sens owner Eugene Melnyk. While he was careful not to say much, he did mention that tomorrow he will sit down with Sens GM Bryan Murray to discuss his future with the club.

I could be reading too much in to it but it really sounded like Melnyk is looking for someone that can be a GM for this team for the next few seasons rather than just a one year deal. Should be interesting to see if Bryan Murray is that guy moving forward. Can’t help but wonder if that Senior Advisor role were heard about earlier is still in play.

All the moves Murray has made lately seemed to indicate that he was the guy moving forward but Melnyk’s comments did little to solidify Murray’s future. We will find out the direction Eugene has in mind in the very near future.