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Ottawa, ON • Canada • 34 Years Old • Male

A Whoopin In Philly...

Posted 9:25 AM ET | Comments 8
Well, again not too much to say about last nights game, I said earlier that if the Sens put the same effort on the ice as they did against Tampa, they would get spanked, and they did, 6-1 to a very good, very hot Philly team. Dont be fooled by the shot count in the game, the Sens outshot the Flyers, but this game wasnt even close, all the shots were perimater shots and no one was going to the net to try to get on a rebound or screen the goalie, or for that matter make any kind of Hockey related play. Its quite plain to see now how much Alfie means to this team, same with Heater, but with Alfie out of the lineup the group just looks lost, I know the injuries this team is dealing with right now are massive, you take the the top 2 scorers out from any team and it will have an impact, but this team has enough talent that they should be able to overcome and produce.

A lot of interesting things make there way through my head during games like this, I tend to lose focus on the hockey game when 1 team is being so badly outplayed, I realized after seeing the trailer for the new Rambo movie about 8 times throughout the broadcast that its probably going to be an awesome movie, and I wonder how long it will take for the feeling to return inside my mouth to come back after burning off the top portion biting into pizza that was too hot...and I think the most interesting question that ran through my mind randomly was what it would have been like to live in the old west, but to have modern weapons...

Good on Kelly for finally scoring, this made it so we at least wouldnt get shut out 2 games in a row. Im not in full panick mode just yet, these kinds of games will happen throughout the season, and frankly I would rather see it happen in my January then see them play like this come late march and into April. All indications are pointing towards Alfie being back for Tuesday's tilt against Florida (a game the Sens should win, depending on what teams shows up..) and apparantly Heatley is expected back sooner than the 4-6 week original prognoses, hes been skating already on his own and hopefully he can return around the 3 week mark.

Well nothing like going 0-2 over the weekend, back to back embarasing loses is probably good for the team, helps keep them grounded, and hopefully they will come away from this a better team, and more prepared to play on tuesday night!!!
January 21, 2008 9:53 AM ET | Delete
Well, I'll be honest, I was hoping for a much more competitive exciting game. I'm totally glad we won, don't get me wrong, but I really think that Cote beating the snot out of McG really took the wind right out of your guy's sail. I heard that McG's shoulder was already hurt prior to this game, is that true? There's no logical reason why Riley Cote should be able to handily beat Brian McGratton in a fight, so that's the only logical reason I can think of.
January 21, 2008 10:11 AM ET | Delete
I dont know if it was still hurt, but he did hurt his shoulder in a scrap with I think Laracque, he went down funny on top of it and was out for a few games, and I agree that after that they just seemed to have nothing going right for them...but ya I would have obviously like to have seen a better effort from the Sens..No Excuses though, Philly just hammered us plain and simple..
January 21, 2008 12:34 PM ET | Delete
Well, no matter how much I love my team, I'm too much of a realist to believe that we are that much better than the Sens. But, I do believe that right now we are every bit as good as any team in the east. Tomorrow nght against the Devils will be a huge test for the Flyers.
January 21, 2008 3:38 PM ET | Delete
Ya, the Sens didnt show up at all. Im not concerned, but I would of liked a bit more of a fight from the Sens. Not making any excuses here but missing Alfie hurts...a lot.
January 21, 2008 4:22 PM ET | Delete
ya I knew things were going well for the sens, well Volchie laid a thunderous hit on Gerber to knock him down leaving a wide open net for a goal....nice...the thing I was most upset about was that we allowed a shorty..I took a strange amount of price in knowing we were the only team that hadnt allowed one yet..
January 21, 2008 5:13 PM ET | Delete
Woooooooooooo! Thats what I'm talking about. This makes me wanna go out and buy the road Edge jersey (the only one I'm missing).
January 22, 2008 12:32 AM ET | Delete
Disgraceful. I do think the Flyers are on a high and Sens on a low, so the score doesn't tell the tale of the two teams, but wow, look at those flyers. Jason Smith is my fav. I hate Briere (even when he was on Buffalo) Downie (cheap cheap cheap) but every1 else is flying
January 22, 2008 9:57 AM ET | Delete
Come on Alfie, let the Downie thing go. The kid made a mistake, admitted it and paid his price. He has been playing great and there haven't been any issues with the exception of the Blake thing (which I thing was blown way out of purportion). I appreciate your words on the Flyers, but the time has come to let the Downie thing go. By the way, so far I'm not a huge Briere fan either. Sure he was without his best winger for almost 2 months, but teh guy just flat dissappears for svereal games at a time.
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