Friday, November 30, 2007

"Gerber, don't fuck this up"

...that's what I said immediately after the ecstasy faded following Daniel Alfredsson's amazing final-minute goal that tied Sens-vs-Predators game 5-5. And then he did.

I place this loss squarely on the shoulders of Martin Gerber, who should have been able to keep the Sens in this game in the final minute. All of goals were weak, and Gerber looked helpless on all of them. He was out of position and unprepared for rebound chances.

Andrej Meszaros, who I was about to remove all my grudges from because of his two-goal game, was not a force in this game and looked weak as well. Is he trying to keep his price down so that he can stay in Ottawa at the end of the season?

On th plus side, it looks like Heatley, Alfredsson and Spezza are working together like a well-oiled machine once again, and this should spell the end of the losing streak, as soon as the goaltending an defenders get back to normal.

He's human after all. is reporting that Anton Volchenkov has broke his finger and will not return to the Sens' lineup for up to four weeks. Considering how tough a defenceman he is, I'll say he'll be back in two and a half.


Black Aces hits the nail on the head regarding Paddock's decisions surrounding the Sens next game Saturday against the NY Rangers. How could Emery not start that game after a poor game from Gerber? Well, because Paddock hates Emery, and, apparently, winning.
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