Sunday, March 16, 2008

I thought we were on a winning streak...

The Sens got spanked by the Hurricanes 5-1 this afternoon, in a game that will probably throw the whole town back into 'Let's fire everyone and run away' mode.

Obviously, not the team's best effort on offence or defence. Martin Gerber made plenty of saves, but still managed to send every rebound towards the stick of a Carolina player... maybe hold onto those next time?

Antoine Vermette especially aggravated me as I watched the game. He seemed to want to make the highlight reel every time he touched - and lost - the puck. Stupid decisions like this, and Jason Spezza's inability to dump the puck into the opponent's zone, made generating offence difficult.

Joe Corvo scored three goals and made Bryan Murray generally look like an ass for trading him, but I'm sure he'll give away that many pucks leading to opponents' goals in the next few games. Such is the nature of Joe Corvo.

Stupid penalties and a walking disaster named Wade helped the Canes secure their lead in the third. Nearly the entire team can be faulted for the penalties in this game, but there's only one Redden; the man who can fall in the offensive zone, but still back-check hard enough to scoop the puck out from behind Gerber.

Can we have a do-over in this Chara-or-Redden deal? I'll would still take Stillman over Corvo.
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