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"but if he had to make tough decisions on Bobby Ryan and Jason Spezza,
there are people out there like me, who would be receptive to seeing the
organization make tough decisions." I'm on that list. Spezza's back is too much of a risk. I would love to keep him on the team and watch him lead us to another cup run but realistically he probably doesn't have it in him. Focus on Ryan, trade Craig and Jason at the 2014-2015 deadline and go ALL IN for McDavid.
22 hours, 43 minutes ago on Should the Sens Give Bryan Murray an Extension?
Fans would have lost their minds if Anderson was traded after the season he had. I believe the Sens office seem to take that in to consideration more than any team in the NHL.Is it fair to say that BeeMur just doesn't win that many trades? Let's see a trade record piece! you decide who won the deal and total up how many Brian has won.
4 days, 4 hours ago on Revisiting the Ben Bishop/Cory Conacher Trade
"Unfortunately, I’ve got children commitments this coming weekend," - poor kids.
1 week, 5 days ago on Melnyk Speaks - Attendance, Finicky Fans, Internal Budget and Alfie's Return
Nichols is BACK!
1 week, 6 days ago on Matching Up For Del Zotto, Ottawa's Enticing Trade Package
I watched 'The Human Scale', a documentary about urban planning, on Sunday. It explains that for the last 50 years, cities have been planned to accommodate automobile traffic. Ottawa is a perfect example. Even a downtown arena would not be walkable for most of the ticket buying population. Barrhaven, Orleans and Kanata would all still need to drive to the games. If the arena was to be put downtown, it would be in my opinion CRUCIAL that the LRT stopped at it and also could handle the capacity. Let's start a "Friends of the Senators" website to promote the relocation.. Lead the charge Nichols. Call up Bruce. Make it happen!
3 weeks, 4 days ago on Cyril Leeder Speaks - Attendance, LRT, a Downtown Arena
@SteveHL They would sell a lot of Spezza jerseys but they also sold a lot of Antropov jerseys. Just sayin.
3 weeks, 4 days ago on 18 Games of Disappointment
@Nichols6thSens @TrevorKlukeAgreed. You know I'm as skeptical as they come. I believe I told you a month ago that our forwards fall short in comparison to the rivals down the 401. Have the Senators EVER had a top line forward with the following characteristics:-Point per game-30 Goal scorer-Grit-Clutch
bonus -Willing to fightThe only one that comes close is, you guessed it, Danny A (minus fighting). He's gone and the void remains. Karlsson, Spezza, and Ryan are amazing talents but I believe, at this moment, whether it is injury issues or experience, they are not suited to lead the team.
3 weeks, 6 days ago on 18 Games of Disappointment
"Every NHL organization has its own unmistakeable shortcomings or weaknesses."The true contenders though, have enough talent to make up for them.
Nailed it. The city is a sprawling monster. I haven't looked it up but I'd guess Ottawa has the least amount of people per square km for any city over 700k people in the world.
Even if the arena was downtown I'd say at least 10k of the 19k fans would be driving to the game.
One more thing to consider is that the MTS Centre in he peg has a 15k capacity. Sellouts keep the demand high. When something is scarce the demand goes up, so law of human nature. I see it every year with the Bluejays for opening day. Everyone and their dog wants a ticket for that game when they hear it is sold out.
1 month ago on The Ottawa Senators Have An Attendance Problem
Nevermind. FOUND IT!http://www.the6thsens.com/2013-articles/june/object-of-ufa-affection-the-patrik-elias-story.htmlBoom! First comment.
1 month, 1 week ago on A Thought on Colin Greening's Struggles
Ugh this just a painful reminder that the Sens organizational depth is just a euphemism for a lack of top end talent.P.S. If I had the time I'd go back to your UFA post from the summer to pull a Grapes and reference my comment about Mason Raymond. Where is the love brother?
Karlsson seems to have developed a little attitude problem. No time for photos with fans. Calling out the media for giving him praise. What's next? Crashing his VOLVO on the way to YOW?
1 month, 1 week ago on Erik Karlsson is Not a God, Line Combinations and Other News
Shows why Nazim Kadri is such a turd.
2 months ago on Zibanejad Speaks: Bingo Assignment, Staying Positive
Guys can score in to their 30s. Kovalchuk, Hartnell, Moulson, Ryder and hell, even Radim Vrbata scored over 30 goals in the last full season all in their late 20s or early 30s.We have Karlsson at a bargain price. Melnyk needs to open the coffers or sell this damn team before it's all for not. Raise ticket prices or something. All the Ottawa fat cats sitting in their government cubicles, collecting my tax money to push paper from one department to the other just so Steve and his oil barons can make a couple extra million a quarter can thank their lucky stars and pay to see some bloody hockey.
2 months, 1 week ago on The Kessel Contract And Bobby Ryan
Someone I know has a face for TV. Hmmm I wonder who that is...
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Ian Mendes Leaving Rogers Sportsnet?
Someone I know had a face for TV. Hmmm I wonder who that is...
@SteveHL This rebuild has seen a 1st round and a 2nd round exit! What did you expect, Cup finals? I agree that at some point the team needs to get another guy in his prime for the top 6, bottom 6 and 1 on defence. The Ryan trade is in the right direction and if they can pull off a couple more before losing Spezza and/or Ryan then they'll be close. Remember all of the teams that haven't won the cup and it will make our rebuild feel about as long as a minor penalty. E.I. Buffalo, Vancouver, Washington, St. Louis
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Bryan Murray Speaks - Captaincy, Lazar, Losing Players on Waivers
I don't give a shit if Ryan goes unrecognized by his own linemates. If you're a [the] major news network in the world and you're covering hockey then you better recognize Bobby Ryan as a legit top 5 NHL goal scorer, especially on Jason Spezza's wing. Idiots.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Bobby Ryan Doesn't Crack ESPN's Top 100 Forwards List
The truth is Alfie got paid 4.875 mill per year for his 4 year deal, albeit front loaded 7/7/4.5/1. If Alfie had been paid 5 mill per year for 4 years, which I believe is a fair salary for those years, he would be at training camp in Ottawa in September. His front loaded contract is what started this mess. Is he really worth 5.5 million to the Red Wings? I think they overpaid. To Ottawa you can justify the cost due to marketing upside. The team might not be better without him this year, but in the long run the team will start the post Alfie era a year earlier. That will probably be a good thing.
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Sens, the Musical: Eugene Melnyk Blames JP Barry
Look at the 4 teams in the conference finals and it's no bloody shock that the Sens are lacking depth at centre and all forward positions for that matter. The team is hard working and resilient but the top end talent just isn't there yet. Let's try not to catch leaf fan syndrome and start over hyping our players.
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Examining Ottawa's Depth at Centre