Thursday, November 8, 2007

Hold on a second!

Once again, the media got the scent of the story in each of their noses and everyone seemed to run with the story that this year's Ottawa Senators are as good as the 1976-77 Montreal Canadiens - widely considered to be one of the best teams ever.

The 67 Habs lost only 8 games all year (and tied 12), and this leads many people to believe that this year's 13-1 Sens could match or beat that record if they keep up their current pace.

First of all, that's probably not going to happen. Secondly, looking at past Senators rosters, I think in terms of pure talent the 2005-06 Senators are as good as this team. Just think of it. It's the current Sens plus monstrous defenceman Zdeno Chara and the extremely talented Martin Havlat. Plus, they were supposed to have Dominik Hasek in net all season. If that team couldn't do it, I don't think there's a team that can.

This isn't counting injuries, but 13 games into this season, I don't think the media is accounting for them this year either.

Prove me wrong 07-08 Sens, prove me wrong.

Peter kicked some smack-talking ass over at the Jasper's Rink blog, letting them know why the Sens are going to trounce the Caps tonight.
"At their current pace, it would take the Washington Capitals another 24 games (so 39 total) to get as many wins as Ottawa has in our first 14 games. Our forwards have more goals, assists, and points. Our defencemen have more blocked shots and better plus/minus ratings. Our goaltender has more wins and a better save percentage and goal-against average. Sorry, Caps fans."
Case and point.
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