Wednesday, April 02, 2008

That it should come to this

The Ottawa Senators are scrambling to claw their way past the Washington Capitols to secure the LAST SPOT in the Eastern Division and a berth in the Stanley Cup playoffs. You remember the Ottawa Senators - the 2007 Stanley Cup finalists??? Now, a year later, they're not even sure they can keep a toe in the basement.

They lost to Montreal last night, and have 2 games left, as do the Capitols. But the Capitols won last night, and the Sens don't seem to know where to look for a win anymore. Even if they DO make it into the playoffs, how long will they last, playing like this?

Yesterday's paper quoted one of the players as saying "We're not thinking about that"; as the writer said, they have 2 more games to not think about it, because if it happens, nobody's going to let them forget about it. EVER.

I think I'm going to award a Braxton's Lear to myself. Hell, the whole city of Ottawa deserves one - we're all staggering about clutching our foreheads in anguish.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Jeffersonian said...

Count your blessings - you could be a Blues fan.

4:41 pm  
Anonymous Bill in Ottawa said...

As a fellow sufferer, I am with you in your pain. I am also an older hockey fan and am wondering how many of the boys are headed for the surgeon's table at the conclusion of the season. Heatley tops my list, with Volchenkov, Alfredsson, Redden and Kelly not far behind.

At least we had last year.

9:53 pm  
Blogger Dr. Mabuse said...

Yes, depending too much on that big line brought this about in part - physical burnout and injuries. And they didn't develop strong secondary lines who could relieve the pressure or take over in case the top line became incapacitated. But there must be something mental going on too.

7:29 am  

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