Welcome to episode 11 everyone, a little something to listen to on your iPods as you wander through the malls, doing your Christmas shopping. If any of you happen to spot a little magic pill out there that we can give to the Sens to get them out of this season-long funk, please pick it up and send us the bill. Hartsburg and Murray have as much as admitted that they don’t know what’s wrong with these guys so maybe all that’s left is a little Christmas miracle.
Three more games this week and outside of a so-so win in OT over Dallas, it was yet another forgettable week for the Sens:
Atlanta 4 – Ottawa 1
Ottawa 1 – News Jersey 5
Dallas 4 – Ottawa 5 OT
Where they found those 5 goals against Dallas, we have no idea. My God, even Vermette scored in that one! And Gator with the winner??? But the down side is that we lost our captain to a non-called boarding infraction which once again leads us to wonder where the NHL’s priorities are when it comes to penalties. Maybe more disturbing is the fact that we are once again left wondering where the team was after said hit. No one did anything about it. Where have we heard that before?
Hartsburg shook up the lines, bag skated them, threatened them and once again we saw a team unable to respond to the challenge. So what’s left, we ask ourselves this week. And if you really believe, as we do, that there is talent on this team, then why do we so rarely see it any more? Is the answer all in their attitudes? Are they still too comfortable? That and more Jason Spezza trade talk also make the cut in this week’s Open Ice.
The News, your e-mails, some Christmas cheer and a new contest for you all to participate in this week. We will be taking next week off so get out your note pads while watching this long road trip the Sens are on. There will be a test when we return two weeks from now.
We wish you, our Underground family, and all of your families the best during the holiday season. Raise a glass to the Sens and hope the goodwill brings us some good luck in the New Year.