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Sens Talk / Re: Playoff talk
« on: April 21, 2015, 02:36:36 PM »
Always the optimist I do believe that the Sens have the ability to still win this series.  Is it likely?  Probably not.  But they could do it.  The Habs will come out cocky and full of self-confidence.  They will be a bit more laid back.  The Sens need to keep pushing strong, crash Price at every opportunity and keep hitting bodies hard.  They need to destroy the Habs and demolish PK so that his emptions get in the way in game 4 leaving them shaking in game 5.  In games 6 and 7 the Habs will be in panic mode and will be overthinking and overplaying everything.  I can daydream right?

I am with you totally on this ^^, BD.  Just a couple of thoughts from the last game:

The Habs were 'hearing footsteps' while Neiler was playing a fairly regular shift Sunday.  Once Neil got stapled to the bench, the Habs suddenly had better 'flow' to their game.  He DID have an impact at the beginning of the game, IMHO.  Not saying that is why the Sens lost...just saying.

Anderson had a very good game.  Not perfect, but lots better than I had anticipated. 

Not thrilled with the officiating.  Most of the penalties that the Sens got were penalties.  But I am sick and tired of the same standard NOT being applied to Montreal.  The call in OT against Lazar was ridiculous.

Hearing some nonsense today (likely out of Montreal) that Karlsson's hit on Nathan Beaulieu should now be reviewed by the League now that it's been confirmed that he's out for the rest of the series.  Seriously?!?  Great open ice hit by EK.  Get over it, Montreal!  Injuries occur while playing hockey.  :duh

Heard also today that Smith goes in tomorrow night, Legwand out.  Can't say I'm sorry to hear this.

Great atmosphere in the building Sunday.  Hope Sens' fans ramp it up even more tomorrow!

GO SENS GO!!!!!!!!

Sens Talk / Re: Playoff talk
« on: April 19, 2015, 01:01:11 PM »
Are you kidding me!?    :duh :icon_angry2:

You'd think the guy that got you to the playoffs would have earned the right to run with it, after all, the playoffs are nothing but a bonus round!

I agree ^^.  :nod:   Not only because Hammond was the key factor in getting us there but also because, having heard it repeatedly, the players seem to "play harder" in front of him and have more confidence when he is in net.  It's not like they've been overwhelmed by Montreal.  Which, again, makes me wonder if he is nursing some sort of injury that would be worse than the rust that Anderson no doubt has to shake off!!   :shake: :smily677:

Sens Talk / Re: Playoff talk
« on: April 19, 2015, 12:58:57 PM »
I heard that Anderson was the first goalie off the ice after the morning skate which usually signifies who is starting.  Gotta say, I'm a bit surprised.  Is Hammond nursing an injury? Hmmm... :smily677:

Ah, yes....youngsters presenting challenges every day.  It doesn't stop, BB, but I'm sure you can handle it.  We had an empty nest before the eldest decided to pursue her masters (Human Rights and Gender Studies) and likely will pursue her PhD after next year (she's been asked to go to Sweden to do so.....she seems to be in demand, as it were).  The middle left for Thailand three years ago now to work fulltime as a high school teacher at a private American School in Bangkok since there were no fulltime jobs available here when she graduated from Queen's with her teaching degree.  Canadian teachers are in huge demand overseas (due to the amount of education required to get their teaching degree) so she's made friends with young people from all over Canada who are teaching in Thailand, Hong Kong, Japan, Australia, etc.  She's visited 18 countries to this point during her vacations/breaks, although she does come home in the summer.  She is currently head of the English department at her school and coaches three of the teams.  She's loving it!  We spent six weeks with her this past winter, touring around the country while she was teaching and it was quite the experience.  The challenge we face with her is that when something goes wrong (ie an accident that tore her knee apart one day, etc.), it's very difficult to soothe her when she's literally on the other side of the world!  But Skype is our 'friend' overall.  And our youngest is working fulltime and currently sharing a condominium with a pal he has been friends with since they were in grade school.  They also attended Concordia University together and along with a bunch of their friends will be at the game tonight to cheer on the Sens!!

As will Hubby and I since we bought season tickets a couple of years ago.

GO SENS GO!!!!!!!!

Sens Talk / Re: Playoff talk
« on: April 18, 2015, 08:07:08 PM »
'Tis I.  How are you doing, BB?  Bet those kids of yours are getting big!  I've got the draft lottery on here and right now, before it happens, I call BS if the Leafs get the #1 pick! :nod:

Cheers! :drink:

"How Will I Know"  -  Sam Smith

Sens Talk / Re: Playoff talk
« on: April 18, 2015, 02:08:21 PM »
Have faith, Sens Fans!  The guys will get 'er done tomorrow! GO SENS GO!!!!!!!!

Sens Talk / Re: Heritage Classic Jersey
« on: November 30, 2013, 09:46:29 PM »
I like it well enough.  They could use this and the current 3rd jersey as their home and away jerseys if they like.  I'd be fine with it.

Quite a few of the new jerseys in the crowd Thursday at the Vancouver game.  Guess people bought them at Sensations when they got there for the game.

Clears up what I'll be getting my son for Christmas this year!

Sens Talk / Re: Early impressions?
« on: October 29, 2013, 11:26:10 AM »
Yesterday MacLean claimed that the only three Senators doing their jobs were Anderson, Lehner and Smith.

I have jumped off any bandwagon yet but I certainly hope that the improvements start NOW and not later.  Bad habits become harder to break the longer they continue.   :nod:

Since he returned, Zibanejad would appear to have "understood the memo" that was sending him to Bingo.  I have liked his play the last couple of games.

Hopefully the team is well-prepared heading into Chicago tonight or else they will be badly embarrassed!

GO SENS GO!!!!!!!!

Sens Talk / Re: Sens ranked top Canadian pro team in Canada
« on: October 04, 2013, 09:47:05 AM »
Bragging rights are bragging rights.  While a bit surprising, nice for the management staffers with the club for their hard work. 

Feedback/Wishlist/Issues / Re: New Banner Please
« on: October 04, 2013, 09:45:16 AM »
LOVE it!!   :icon_applause2:

Sens Talk / Re: Captain and Alternates Announced
« on: October 04, 2013, 09:44:21 AM »
Better than an interview where in 3 minutes, there's a combined 1 minute of 'uhh', like a certain previous captain.

Yep....the 'uhhhs' never seemed to diminish.  I kind of figured Spezza was tagged to be wearing the 'C' when he was the Ottawa player rep who 'rang the bell' at the NYSE a week before the official announcement. 

Feedback/Wishlist/Issues / Re: New Banner Please
« on: September 14, 2013, 06:11:47 PM »
 :icon_agree: with momr.

Sens Talk / Captain and Alternates Announced
« on: September 14, 2013, 06:09:35 PM »
Jason Spezza was named Captain today with Chris Phillips and Chris Neil being named the Alternates.  No real surprises...............

I agree with all that Billy said in his last three posts, so I won't repeat anything he said!   :nod:

And I agree with Jason too....ideally Detroit does  not even make the playoffs (and they came awfully darn close to that this past shortened season) but playing them in the first round works for me too! :woohoo

Barry also is Heatley's representative.  'Nuff said for me.  Moving on......................

Anything But Hockey / Re: Ontario By-Election
« on: August 05, 2013, 11:20:41 AM »
As a hospital worker, I am biased against anything Mike Harris. ;)

And as someone in education, Mike Harris was "the devil" when he was power.  The very fact that Hudak constantly reminds everyone that he "learned at the knee of Mike Harris" is something that, frankly, he should distance himself from.  As much as his base likes to hear it, many others cringe whenever they hear it.

The winning of only one byelection since the last provincial election in 2011 - even though it was in Toronto this past week - is nothing to brag about from the Leader of the official opposition at Queen's Park.  As "the premier in waiting" (same title he had previous to the 2011 elections) it's a pretty poor showing overall and should have, by now, shaken the confidence of his party that Hudak is simply not going to get it done, whenever the next provincial election takes place.

Sens Talk / Re: Alfredsson won't be returning to Ottawa......
« on: July 20, 2013, 12:02:08 PM »
December 1st will be Alfie's first visit back to Ottawa.

At 5:00 p.m. that day.  Also, the majority of the Saturday games in Ottawa are at 2:00 p.m. (I think five of eight, but I could be wrong on the exact number).  Guess the CBC won't be covering the Sens much on Saturday nights again. :shake:

Sens Talk / Re: Alfredsson won't be returning to Ottawa......
« on: July 10, 2013, 02:13:40 PM »
I hear you, Sasquatch, about just buying your Alfie jersey recently.  I didn't but I know many who did and combined with all the others 'out there', there's no doubt that Alfie jerseys outnumbered any other on the team by a large margin.  But like Jason said...go with it!!  :mrgreen:

Sens Talk / Re: Alfredsson won't be returning to Ottawa......
« on: July 10, 2013, 02:26:25 AM »
The agent asks for 6, Ottawa offers 4, then silence. What is Ottawa supposed to do, beg? The ball was in Alfie's camp and they took it and locked it away. I would argue that THEY are the ones who gave the impression that $6 million was a take it or leave it offer. After a couple of days, Murray does try to reach Barry time and time again, who doesn't pick up the phone. Yeah, management is to blame on that one.   :rolleyes

I'm with you, Metal.  "Loyalty" is a two-way street, as is respect.  And while I keep hearing how "bad" Alfie looks since he signed with Detroit (I personally only heard his teleconference call and while he sounded "subdued", he sounded like Alfie), Bryan Murray looked gutted at his press conference last Friday. 

And I've mentioned was Alfie's agent who spoke to Murray (in NYC on draft weekend) with the opening 'offers' and then relayed the news to Alfie.  Would have loved to have heard how he presented it to his client (from whom he gets a nice commission.....conflict of interest?).  Agents aren't exactly "angels of mercy" in the sports world.

But whatever........

Sens Talk / Re: Alfredsson won't be returning to Ottawa......
« on: July 09, 2013, 10:40:32 PM »
First to Doddy46....your comment about Eugene Melnyk "offing his ex-wife" is HUGELY inappropriate.  I understand a sense of humour.....THAT comment is simply not amusing in any way, shape or form.

A couple of thoughts about several comments made in previous posts by previous posters:

I agree with some that I am not totally buying Alfie's "story" but he's a veteran, likely just signed with his last team and I will respect whatever his reasoning is for sticking to his "chasing the Stanley Cup dream" with Detroit and not here.

I am not, however, going to start dissing the guy and saying that he was not a good leader when he was here since, for me, that's just sour grapes.  Hockey is a business.  There is less and less loyalty anywhere these days and that includes hockey.  Besides, Mark Messier obviously thought Alfie was a pretty good leader when he chose to give his leadership award this year to him.

I am a little tired of hearing about the $1M Alfie made for last season.  Reality is that was what he was paid out last year (for half a year so he 'lost' about half of it) but it was a frontloaded contract and the cap hit was (I think) $4.5M.  He actually got the main amount of that money a few years ago and, hence, did not "lose" as much during the lockout.  My point being, I'm not going to shed any tears for what he actually put in the bank during the lockout-shortened season.

As far as Eugene being a cheapskate......most millionaires are and THAT'S why they have money!  I agree that he has been more intent on sticking to a budget with the Senators now than when he first took over the team and there are no more free concerts for season ticket holders with the Eagles, etc.  The extravagance that he showed initially has really settled down.  But sh*t happens and clearly he is no longer a billionaire for a variety of reasons and yet he has apparently lost money on the Senators the last couple of years but people think he should just keep throwing more and more money at them?  I understand that "it takes money to make money" and all that but, as a Senators fan, I'm not having a big problem with how the team is rebuilding and moving forward.  While I certainly would have preferred to have Alfie continue on as Captain and retire as a lifelong Senator, I'm going to go with what I have heard - from Alfie and others - and move on.  Speculation is just too damned stressful!

As far as Alfie picking up that puck from his last goal was his 100th (or 200th?) playoff point he scored with the franchise.  Tons of players take "milestone" pucks.  Why would anyone think Alfie would be different in that regard?

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