Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Sens played like shit: Report

This series was nothing short of a disgrace. In my mind, this loss was far more shameful than any playoff loss to the Leafs in modern Senators history.

There was no spark or motivation driving the Sens this playoff. From the start of game 4, there was not the same energy that gave the Sens a chance to win game 3.

It was painfully obvious that their best players were not motivated to perform. Though Daniel Alfredsson's round-1 return was indeed heroic, it seemed that his team expected him to win the series single-handedly.

Jason Spezza and Dany Heatley were barely noticeable on the ice. This led Bryan Murray to play Antoine Vermette and Dean McAmmond (deservingly) late in the game.

Martin Gerber's play has been solid for the Senators, but TSN hockey analyst Darren Pang believes he's got a serious flaw.
...He's not a great goaltender?

Certainly the whole team screwed the pooch throughout the series... including Gerber. He was barely in the net for the Penguins second goal. The Pens hit two posts and got numerous second chances from rebounds.

Couple weak goaltending with porous defence and invisible offence and you've just defined the Ottawa Senators 2007-08 playoffs.

Oh, and to end it on a nice note: Goodbye Wade Redden. I hope you die.
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