Sunday, November 28, 2010

Groundhog Day

Now I don't want to get off on a rant here, but how many times do we have to hear this nonsense? It's becoming a smidge embarassing. Is it me or is Eugene Melnyk starting to act a lot more like Dan Gilbert. It's become like the movie Groundhog Day, where the same thing happens everyday. Book it, each year when we start to struggle, Euge comes in and says we already have the team to compete for a cup, despite everyone else seeing that we clearly don't.

Perhaps it's this kind of backwards thinking that has left us with a core of aging veterans, instead of young talent poised to compete year after year. If that wasn't enough to sound somewhat crazy, in a pre-game interview on HNIC, Melnyk proceeded to tell Elliotte Friedman to " buckle up, we're going all the way this year, and I mean it ".

Yep, we're clearly winning the cup this year, despite no one, and I'm including Sens fans in this, thinking we have a team to get anywhere near Lord Stanley. We have a middle of the pack team, that can get hot and maybe win a round or two, but that's it, and that is if we play to our potential and get on one of our patented hot streaks.

I've always liked confident people, and in sports especially it's important to be confident, but this isn't being confident, it's being foolish. Just another day in the lifeand times of a Sens fan I suppose. Sadly, over the last few years, we've become accustomed to the crazyness that seems to happen way more than it should. So much so, that it it almost seems normal, only it's not. Of course, I could be wrong.



tim said...

I think it's cool to think that way. The distance between the quality of teams is very small and the sens are in the top half of that group nonetheless. What if Kuba is traded for a great defensive D? Then what if Regin starts to score at his, say 25 goal/year potential, then Foligno starts to score at his, say, 18 goal/year potential? What if Leclaire doesn't get hurt and the team therefore has a very good quality tandem. What if the Spezza line clicks as it should and the Fisher line plays like they did last night. What if this all starts about 10 games before the end of the season?

Now that sounds like a lot of "what ifs" but it is no more than the amount of those that apply to any team that makes a great run - see Montreal and Philly last year for great examples.

Anonymous said...

^ I like you Tim.

Anonymous said...

I'm with you Mayor....People need to start being a little more realistic....You should see Senschirp website, Man, some people need to take the blinders off....!

Anonymous said...

I wouldn't fire CCC...I think BM has to make some roster changes. The Sens do have skill but they are by no means the most skilled team. Now, you don't have to be the most skilled team but then you have to win by being disciplined and outworking teams. Unfortunately the Sens have lacked teams and have shown that they are incredibly lazy.