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Ev


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SeawaySensFan wrote:
Big Ev wrote:No he'd have Ryan Shannon play D and forward during the same game and it would take minutes away from our rookies.

That's definitely a problem. Ahhhhh! Ahhhhh!

Hey I heard Bryan Murray was signed tonight.

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tim1_2 wrote:
Big Ev wrote:
NEELY wrote:
Hoags wrote:I wouldn't mind seeing Clouston back, a lot of what went wrong was out of his hands. No coach could have made a playoff berth will Smelliott and Leclaire on the IR.

Then again I don't know if I want to see Clouston try and trap his way into the playoffs for the next 3 years, might as well try and hire Lemaire.

You play with what ya got. If The Sens ever won a cup by doing what NJ did I doubt people would complain.

Clouston lets the skill play and he wants the everyone else to play within a system. With what he has done with the young D thus far (PROVEN track record to this point) having him behind the bench with Rundblad and Cowen coming in might be a very good idea... he usually makes the right calls in terms of what to do with him players.

No he'd have Ryan Shannon play D and forward during the same game and it would take minutes away from our rookies.

Clouston’s Ryan Shannon fetish is looking good right now. You’d best come up with an actual argument, lest you lose.

Again, not saying he SHOULD be the coach…he SHOULD be considered.

Because I wasn't clearly joking. Why would Ryan Shannon play D?

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Big Ev wrote:
NEELY wrote:
Hoags wrote:I wouldn't mind seeing Clouston back, a lot of what went wrong was out of his hands. No coach could have made a playoff berth will Smelliott and Leclaire on the IR.

Then again I don't know if I want to see Clouston try and trap his way into the playoffs for the next 3 years, might as well try and hire Lemaire.

You play with what ya got. If The Sens ever won a cup by doing what NJ did I doubt people would complain.

Clouston lets the skill play and he wants the everyone else to play within a system. With what he has done with the young D thus far (PROVEN track record to this point) having him behind the bench with Rundblad and Cowen coming in might be a very good idea... he usually makes the right calls in terms of what to do with him players.

No he'd have Ryan Shannon play D and forward during the same game and it would take minutes away from our rookies.

Like who? Da Costa? The kid who against Philly just skated around doing nothing in the 1st? That's Clouston's fault? Or is it Clouston's fault that the first shift Da Costa had in the Montreal game he came out and threw a hit as hard as he could, bounced off, got back up and skated back into the play... seems like Clouston sat him down, explained what he needs to do, and Da Costa went out and did it. Da Costa saw a ton of ice last night because Clouston didn't give him ice he didn't deserve but he last night, he gave him basically all he could handle because he bought in and he did what was asked of him.

You were crying about Da Costa the other night but he didn't deserve a second more than he got against Philly. How much did he get last nigbt? I'll guess 12-13 mins, I'll go look now.

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11:22, I was pretty close.

Point being is Clouston has done pretty close to everything right with the young players and that's what Ottawa has a ton of right now. He's proven he can do that job!

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NEELY wrote:
Big Ev wrote:
NEELY wrote:
Hoags wrote:I wouldn't mind seeing Clouston back, a lot of what went wrong was out of his hands. No coach could have made a playoff berth will Smelliott and Leclaire on the IR.

Then again I don't know if I want to see Clouston try and trap his way into the playoffs for the next 3 years, might as well try and hire Lemaire.

You play with what ya got. If The Sens ever won a cup by doing what NJ did I doubt people would complain.

Clouston lets the skill play and he wants the everyone else to play within a system. With what he has done with the young D thus far (PROVEN track record to this point) having him behind the bench with Rundblad and Cowen coming in might be a very good idea... he usually makes the right calls in terms of what to do with him players.

No he'd have Ryan Shannon play D and forward during the same game and it would take minutes away from our rookies.

Like who? Da Costa? The kid who against Philly just skated around doing nothing in the 1st? That's Clouston's fault? Or is it Clouston's fault that the first shift Da Costa had in the Montreal game he came out and threw a hit as hard as he could, bounced off, got back up and skated back into the play... seems like Clouston sat him down, explained what he needs to do, and Da Costa went out and did it. Da Costa saw a ton of ice last night because Clouston didn't give him ice he didn't deserve but he last night, he gave him basically all he could handle because he bought in and he did what was asked of him.

You were crying about Da Costa the other night but he didn't deserve a second more than he got against Philly. How much did he get last nigbt? I'll guess 12-13 mins, I'll go look now.

You really need to get a sense of humour.

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NEELY wrote:11:22, I was pretty close.

Point being is Clouston has done pretty close to everything right with the young players and that's what Ottawa has a ton of right now. He's proven he can do that job!

Agreed. DaCosta went from being completely invisible vs. Philly to having more of a presence, albeit obviously out of his element, vs. the Habs. Clouston is managing the situation well with this kid as he has done with Greening, Butler, Condra, Karlsson, etc.

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LOL here's how I'll develop you Brian Lee, I'll scratch you for 30 games and then when I'm forced to play you and you look good, I'll take all the credit

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Big Ev wrote:LOL here's how I'll develop you Brian Lee, I'll scratch you for 30 games and then when I'm forced to play you and you look good, I'll take all the credit

Pretty sure he had Lee 2 years before this year as well/.

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NEELY wrote:

You play with what ya got. If The Sens ever won a cup by doing what NJ did I doubt people would complain.

The trap is so pre lockout. Clouston had about as much success with it as Hartsburg did.

But hey we'll see. The team looked uninspired and unmotivated right out of training camp, that still has me concerned he's in over his head. As the year went on the bad goaltending and injuries deflated the team further but we never looked good this year at all until the purge.

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We all know the goalies deflated but at the beginning, as rooneypoo has stated before, they weren't the reason why we sucked. Our offense was nowhere to be found. Somebody's got to take the blame for our worst offensive year EVER.

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Big Ev wrote:We all know the goalies deflated but at the beginning, as rooneypoo has stated before, they weren't the reason why we sucked. Our offense was nowhere to be found. Somebody's got to take the blame for our worst offensive year EVER.

The lack of offense can only be blamed on numerous factors, not just one guy. Clouston can certainly shoulder his share of blame for this abortion of a season, but so can all the other factors that people have listed (goaltending, injuries, some weird uninspired player efforts), etc…. And yes, you can even blame the goaltending for some of the lack of offense. No confidence in your goalie leads you to play differently than you would if you had complete confidence in your netminder.

Anyway, I don’t think anyone is saying that Clouston is perfect, it’s just that we don’t see better options currently available.

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Big Ev wrote:We all know the goalies deflated but at the beginning, as rooneypoo has stated before, they weren't the reason why we sucked. Our offense was nowhere to be found. Somebody's got to take the blame for our worst offensive year EVER.

I blame having Spezza out for 20 games, Michalek for 16 and The Alfie for 28. TwoThumbsUp!

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SeawaySensFan wrote:
Big Ev wrote:We all know the goalies deflated but at the beginning, as rooneypoo has stated before, they weren't the reason why we sucked. Our offense was nowhere to be found. Somebody's got to take the blame for our worst offensive year EVER.

I blame having Spezza out for 20 games, Michalek for 16 and The Alfie for 28. TwoThumbsUp!

ya. We didn't just lose a lot of players to injury, we lost the majority of the offensive heavyweights. Considering that Kovalev kova-loafed, Foligno took his time warming up, and Regin Dung the bed, there wasn't a lot of offense to spread around.

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Never could figure out how Clouston couldn't get an effective PP going with Karlsson, Gonchar, Alfie and Spezza on the roster.

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Sens press release on the extension:

http://senators.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=558741

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All I know is Greg Carvel has a 3-year lease on life.

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spader wrote:
SeawaySensFan wrote:
Big Ev wrote:We all know the goalies deflated but at the beginning, as rooneypoo has stated before, they weren't the reason why we sucked. Our offense was nowhere to be found. Somebody's got to take the blame for our worst offensive year EVER.

I blame having Spezza out for 20 games, Michalek for 16 and The Alfie for 28. TwoThumbsUp!

ya. We didn't just lose a lot of players to injury, we lost the majority of the offensive heavyweights. Considering that Kovalev kova-loafed, Foligno took his time warming up, and Regin Dung the bed, there wasn't a lot of offense to spread around.

Nah, this was before Spezza got injured...and Alfie and Michalek were still in there as well. The goalies were fine for the first month.

Regin and Foligno shouldn't have been relied on as much anyway.

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Big Ev wrote:
spader wrote:
SeawaySensFan wrote:
Big Ev wrote:We all know the goalies deflated but at the beginning, as rooneypoo has stated before, they weren't the reason why we sucked. Our offense was nowhere to be found. Somebody's got to take the blame for our worst offensive year EVER.

I blame having Spezza out for 20 games, Michalek for 16 and The Alfie for 28. TwoThumbsUp!

ya. We didn't just lose a lot of players to injury, we lost the majority of the offensive heavyweights. Considering that Kovalev kova-loafed, Foligno took his time warming up, and Regin Dung the bed, there wasn't a lot of offense to spread around.

Nah, this was before Spezza got injured...and Alfie and Michalek were still in there as well. The goalies were fine for the first month.

Regin and Foligno shouldn't have been relied on as much anyway.

That's valid. Both were expected to do more than they were able to do at the time. The Sens didn't have any sort of backup plan. Good point.

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