Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Counter-point: For the love of Stanley, don't trade Emery!

My argument does not revolve around what the Senators could possibly get in exchange for Ray Emery. It simply contends that trading Ray Emery would be the worst thing to happen to the Sens since Alexandre Daigle.

Why is everyone in Ottawa so short-sighted? If the Senators wanted to win in the regular season, they would re-sign Patrick Lalime!

It takes a certain type of goaltender to win in the playoffs. Qualities such as intensity, determination, a little bit of insanity, and a certain amount of cockiness—Ray Emery possesses all of these qualities, and you cannot teach them to an often-mediocre goaltender like Martin Gerber.

Let’s just keep in mind what happened last year. You are forgetting, and it makes me want to punch you in the mouth, Peter. Gerber dropped the ball! He’s no good! We were all afraid to mention the name of “Gerbatross” in the playoffs, and the team would be up the creek without a paddle without Emery. Let’s not forget that Gerber is only playing well because he knows there is a more talented goalie waiting on the bench to take his job whenever he starts to cool off – and it’s only a matter of time until he does.

If this deal goes through, the Sens are turning their back on the only goaltender to LEAD THE TEAM in the playoffs. And although I like what a talented player like Alexander Frolov could bring to the team, Emery is the best playoff goaltender the Sens have ever had.

If you want to win the President’s Trophy, then stick with Gerber. If the Sens want a Stanley Cup then they need Emery.

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