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04-10-2013, 03:20 PM
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Ottawa, Canada
Originally Posted by
Hale The Villain
We have maintained the 5th/6th spot for most of the season with our injury depleted roster. In the final stretch we have lost 5 straight, three straight against the worst teams in the conference with the exact same roster + Craig Anderson.
I know we have had some **** luck, faced some hot goalies and been screwed over by the refs on this cold streak, but he's not wrong -
this is the definition of choking.
No. It's not. Choking is when you're the overwhelming favorite and you fall short of expectations dramatically. If this injury-depleted, still in the 2nd year of a rebuild, Sens going on this losing streak is "choking" by your standards, then sorry your standards were too high. The team has never been a favorite unless you are just looking at it from a points-accumulated perspective. This team has overachieved all season. Look at Tampa's roster and look at ours. Can you seriously say we're a much better team than they are talent-wise? They have the one of the top 3 scorers in the world, their prize-winning defencemen, an elite playmaker and they also had Malone and Lecavalier return to their line-up. Who on our team matches up with that?!?
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