Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Another day another struggle

I didn't see tonight's game because I'm too cheap to pay for CentreIce, but just listening to it casually this evening, in between other errands as well as the finale of Lost (what a jip!) frustrated me immensely. Seeing the highlights only heightened this emotion.

Martin Gerber, not such a great goalie after all. Those goals were Patrick Lalime-in-April-esque in terms of badness. Tommy Salo even said he could stop those.

14 Comments:

At 10:54 PM, Blogger aquietgirl said...

Get yourself TVU, Chris.

http://www.download.com/TVU-Player/3000-2194_4-10584888.html

I don't know how much you want to watch the Senators right now, though. It's a free download, the Senators are usually on NHL or NHL2.

 
At 11:24 PM, Anonymous Matt said...

Gerber is a liability. Having listened to the game it seemed as though his save percentage on actually scoring chances was below 50%. Is Ty Conklin available? Does Schubert play nets too?

 
At 12:03 AM, Anonymous David Johnson said...

He was a middle of the road goalie last year and a middle of the road goalie this year. Some good games, some not so good games. But not all blame can be placed on Gerber. The Senators did give up 2 short handed breakaways and several other odd man rushes. They were better offensively tonight than in many games but at times weak defensively.

 
At 9:01 AM, Blogger Jeff Sullivan said...

I don't like panicking, but I'm panicking.

 
At 9:40 AM, Anonymous Rob Wiebe said...

You can vent here.

www.firemuckler.ca

 
At 2:35 PM, Blogger Don said...

Trades or no trades, a good part of the problem with the Sens right now is a lack of heart. Having watched them blow leads entering the 3rd period twice in the last three nights, I can't see any other conclusion.

Against Washington they seemed to lose intensity in the 3rd. Last night they seemed to spend the last ten minutes of the game waiting to lose. At the start of the period they looked like last year's Sens, aggressively transitioning into breaks with every change of possession. But then they just sort of fizzled out, and you could feel the heart go out of the team with the tying goal. It seemed obvious they were going to lose, I was just hoping they'd get to overtime and at least get one point.

Haven't seen anything in the news down here, is Gerber hurt? It looked like it last night, but Murray left him in. I know Emery's hurt, but if your goalie's having bad night and you brought a youngster up for experience....

The D still isn't clicking. That short-handed goal that started with Redden and Corvo sprawling at the opposing blue-line like keystone cops is one of the more embarassing hockey moments I've seen on tv.

Having been after him lately myself, I do have to admit that Alfredsson is playing better lately.

 
At 11:24 AM, Anonymous TheIceCobra said...

eyerybody is talkin bout a monster trade, so whatta ya thinkabout that one:

Peter Forsberg for Antoine Vermette, Mike Fisher and maybe Chris Schubert!

The Flyers really need help in every area, so 3 promising young players could maybe convince them to part with Super-Foppa, since he definitely wants to get out of this horror scenario asap....

 
At 11:25 AM, Anonymous TheIceCobra said...

eyerybody is talkin bout a monster trade, so whatta ya thinkabout that one:

Peter Forsberg for Antoine Vermette, Mike Fisher and maybe Chris Schubert!

The Flyers really need help in every area, so 3 promising young players could maybe convince them to part with Super-Foppa, since he definitely wants to get out of this horror scenario asap....

 
At 4:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i dont think having forsberg for one year warrants losing our most consistent centre and one of our fastest players who is arguably our top penalty killer and breakaway shooter. Also, Schubert is a versitile player who is improving every game he plays.

 
At 12:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

agreed. that trade would be STUPID, giving up several of our young assets who just signed new contracts for one year of the only guy who's as injury prone as hasek...no deal.

 
At 12:51 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where's the updates?

Like to know what you think about the victory against Pittsburg and tonight's debacle.

Also, updating the Sens update with their real record would be a nice touch. :)

 
At 1:43 AM, Anonymous David Johnson said...

"dont think having forsberg for one year warrants losing our most consistent centre"

Most consistent center? Not this season as he really hasn't been very good. He's only got 2 goals, failed as the second line center playing with Alfredsson, and has one of the worst +/- on the team.

But I agree that that trade would be stupid. Not stupid because of trading Fisher but stupid because the Senators don't really need a struggling and not 100% healthy Forsberg. What they need are some true muckers and grinders and hard workers and who don't put up with losing. Ottawa isn't lacking skill and talent, they are lacking work ethic and leadership and proven winners with a win at all costs attitude.

 
At 12:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why are the blogs so infrequent this year? We need more, not fewer, blogs when things are going badly for the Sens

 
At 5:37 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi

First things FIRST.

There IS a Gerber we want!!! We want the guy who brought the Thrashers to the play offs last year and who stoned TEAM CANADA IN THE OLYMPICS.

Clearly, Gerber has not excelled thus far in the pressure environment that is Ottawa. In Cane country, if they lose, he can relax because NOBODY cares. In Ottawa, every loss is magnified.

Feel free to drop by my blog anytime!!! I rant about every game.

POST-GAME Rants:
http://sensmoose.spaces.live.com/
PRE-GAME Spin:
http://ca.360.yahoo.com/rickymooston


REMEMBER WE ARE THE UNDERDOGS BUT UNDERDOG TEAMS SUFFICIENTLY MOTIVATED CAN DO STUFF. Step one is however to enter the play offs.

 

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