Friday, December 19, 2008

Scanlan says time to rebuild Senators

The Sens Army Blog wasn't the only organization to put the Ottawa Senators on notice yesterday. Ottawa Citizen columnist Wayne Scanlan wrote a scathing article about how the Senators seem to be on a road to nowhere, and should begin the rebuilding ASAP (Time to blow team up).

I'm not sure if The Scanner has it right on this one. The Sens are not like the Maple Leafs or the Blackhawks, who had no hope and no talent respectively around 2006--there isn't a team in the league that wouldn't kill for a trio of players like Heatley, Spezza and Alfredsson. It's only a matter of time before the Big 3 tear up the league once again.

The other components, however, are where I take issue. Gerber's been a bust from day 1, and the rest of the team seems to have gone down the wrong avenue (character, or wins? - what's the objective here Bryan?), including Mike Fisher, in case you were wondering. It starts in goal and the Senators need to get it right in the off season with a solid acquisition. Picking away the other diseased pieces will be easier as some prospects like Cody Bass and Brian Lee join the big club full time.

Everyone can agree that the Sens need some changes. The only question is: Do we start at the top of the score sheet or the bottom?
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