Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Is Emery #1?

With 3 consecutive starts and one coming up on Wednesday, it appears as though history is repeating itself on the Sens' roster.

Martin Gerber currently has a record of 13-4-1 and 0-2 with a GAA of over 6, while Ray Emery is 4-3-2 and 2-0-1 in his last 3 games. Emery has looked okay in his last few games - nothing outstanding, but it seems that the same confidence issue as last year has resurfaced.

When Gerber is in net, the Sens grip their sticks too right and don't seem to trust that the opponents' weak shot won't go in. Is it a purely psychological issue? Yeah, it sure seems that way, but it's hard to argue with results. At this point in time, the Senators need the wins to back up their talent or else the suck spiral will continue.

Against the Hurricanes on Wednesday, Emery needs to keep us thinking about his status. The longer it's up in the air, the longer that he will continue to play... and hopefully, along the way, the Sens will keep winning.
Blog Widget by LinkWithin