Yes We Can!

March 20, 2009

thni08040101

Ok so the Sens would literally have to win their remaining 13 games to guarantee a spot in the playoffs. To many and myself included this seems damn near impossible but with the rate they are going at right now it’s closer to improbable.

What looked like a team that could be in the crapper for years to come had they continued their losing ways has miraculously turned into a competitive near elite team with edge and yes wait for it… CHARACTER!

We all knew that they had it in them but couldn’t understand what was hindering them. I have to admit I was skeptical to the notion it was Hartsburg’s fault, but holy Moses have they ever turned it around since Clouston took the helm going 13-6-3 post coaching change.

I never lost faith in Bryan Murray and still feel he can further impress me and the rest of the sens faithful by July 1st.

It is glorious to see the team producing all the way down the roster and not stopping past “line one” like they have for the last year and a bit.

Kudos go to Brian Elliot for breaking the record for most consecutive wins (7) by a Senators rookie goaltender, surpassing Jani Hurme and Ray Emery.  It is a reassuring feeling knowing that what is potentially our back up next year can hang with the big boys!

Lastly I would just like to revel in the fact that Habs fans are getting what they deserve after all their gloating and bragging since the beginning of the year.  Your team is going nowhere, firing Carbonneau was dumb, Gainey is done and Carey Price is more like Lazarus then Jesus Christ right now.

Love it!

GO SENS GO!


Making A Run For The Calder Trophy

February 12, 2009

casey-jones-cover

The kid is awesome, no doubt about it!

I have to admit at first I was a little skeptical in thinking that Elliott would stay up in the bigs for the remainder of the season. His play, however, has shown even the cruelest pundits that he has every right to be the Senators starter this year and arguably next year as well.

He is 4-0 on the road and boasts a save percentage of .921 and a goals against average of 2.31 in 12 starts that have seen him go 7-3-2 in that span.

His excellent efforts matched with the approach of new coach Cory Clouston have energized the Senators to play the game we all know they can and should.

Now that being said do you think that his efforts, should they continue earn him a crack at the Calder. Some may say yes!


Awesome! But, Should He Stay or Should He Go?

January 14, 2009

elliottwallpaper0os

Check out this awesome wallpaper made during Brian’s reign between the pipes at the University of Wisconsin.

Brian has the heart of a champion and the skill to match. The former Badger has been great in his first two starts and pretty much has claimed the starting role for now.  The only problem is this is coming a little too late.  Ottawa needs to realize that going on a mediocre winning streak right now can be potentially lethal to the organization.  Sure it would be nice to finally see a competent goaltender backstopping our team in the right direction but the more we improve at this point the further we are from a sweet draft pick!  So the question is this…