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Best:"MacLean essentially just poured gasoline all over the organization’s #fearless hashtag."
4 days, 23 hours ago on
@Nichols6thSens @TrevorKlukeThat's the bloguin reco engine promoting your blog post.
1 week, 2 days ago on
p.s. Who is this guy?
1 week, 3 days ago on
"If you get in to the playoffs, anything can happen." - Eugene Melnyk every year.
@ThomasBergbusch Spezza for 5.5 per? Ya and we'll trade Greening for Crosby straight up.
Best post I've read in a while bud. The last paragraph says it all. Can't agree more.
1 week, 5 days ago on
@AlexLaney @TrevorKlukeColorado is a great example of a team that failed to make the playoffs for a couple of years and have drafted elite prospects. 1st overall: MacKinnon, 2nd overall: Landeskog. 3rd overall: Duchene, No pain, no gain in the new NHL.
3 weeks, 1 day ago on Insider Trading Talks Hemsky
"As a mid-cap team with a strict internal budget" !?! Let's call a spade a spade. They're a bottom budget team, 26th overall in the NHL. They can't afford to spend on quality players and they can't draft high end prospects. The future looks bright...blinding.
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Insider Trading Talks Hemsky
@dzuunmod @TrevorKluke I strongly believe the Oilers will get it together in the very near future. The Islanders are run by a businessman with a puppet GM. The Panthers and Blue Jackets are terrible examples to support my theory, you're right.I never thought tanking this season was a good idea. But Gbaby has pointed out many times that if Ryan walks, that trade was basically a 2 year rental for a team that had no hope of winning the cup anyway, leaving the cupboard bare of 2 prospects.Hemsky and Spezza could be great, sure, but if you've read the last couple of articles by Graeme and Mendes, defensive breakdowns have cost this team WAY more than lack of goal scoring. When the game is on the line you need your best players on the ice. Spezza is not trusted to be out there. I'm not saying he isn't a great player but he's not a guy you depend on when the game is on the line.Expectations should be realistic. When the Sens were a cup favourite in the late 90s early 2000s they still couldn't get it done. It's the hardest trophy to win and to think that a team that takes as many penalties as the Sens do, gives up as many shots as the Sens do, and gives up the lead as many times as the Sens do is pipe dream. The Redblacks have a better chance of winning Lord Stanley next season.
1 month ago on TSN's Brent Wallace Gets Candid On 'In The Box'
"I doubt it’s ever going to happen, but they need him to play
harder. And when you see your leader not doing like the Jonathan Toews
or the Sidney Crosby, then you need something to change.”EXACTLY! The team needs a goddamn gamer. Most contenders have 2 or 3 of them. The Sens had 1 and he was thrown to the curb.After Saturday's loss I'm questioning my loyalty to this franchise. I can't take mediocrity anymore. I've said it on this blog time and time again, you need to be bad to be good. Floating around the playoff bubble does not work when you're a bottom budget team that depends on the draft. Anaheim trades away a perennial 30 goal scorer and they're going to fill the stable with another elite prospect, one that has time to develop while Getzlaf and Perry continue to carry the team. Look at all the teams that are challenging for the cup this year and they've all gone through a shitty stretch of seasons where they stockpiled elite prospects.If the Sens don't have a legitimate chance to draft McDavid, I'm done.
"He’s not doing himself, his assistant coaches or his organization any
favours by not offering any explanation for why or how this process came
unfolded."I have to disagree here bud. 1. If he was told to do this by someone up the food chain then he is doing himself a favour. By being a good soldier and not crying about it in the media he isn't putting his job security at risk.2. If upper management/ownership made the call then he's doing the team a favour by not letting doubt creep in to the dressing room about who actually makes decisions regarding coaching. 3. He also protects his boss and employer from being torn to pieces in the media, keeping any shred of respectability they have left..ahem..Mad Melnyk.Stick a fork in this team. They're DONE. And people think I'm negative. I'm a realist bud. A REALIST!
1 month ago on Sens Switch Assistant Coaches