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03-04-2014, 12:37 AM
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Last year was also a shortened year so you shouldn't read too much into those types of seasons. In all likelihood we would have not made the playoffs had the season had gone any longer. We barely scraped into the playoffs as it is. Expectations were just put way too high and unfortunately trading the 1st rounder is what caused so much angst and unrest here. There wouldn't be as much of a turmoil if we had our 1st rounder still. This team barely made it the past two seasons so I don't know why anyone would have thought they would make it in comfortably. Anyone could have seen the goaltending coming down to earth (though maybe not this bad) and our weakness on the back end. The D was the number 1 issue and it wasn't addressed in the off-season. It also hurts that we're a budget team since that means it's harder to try and get those top 4 defensemen all the while trying to improve the forward group as well.

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03-04-2014, 03:10 AM
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I think the expectations were different last year. As a group decimated by injuries, most assumed we wouldn't make the playoffs. After moving young assets for a proven scorer, Eugene Melnyk and Bryan Murray made the statement that this team was close to contention. This was supposed to be the third year of our rebuild but after making the second round last year, it seems like the pressure is too much for this team. There is no real identity.

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Last year was 99% goaltending.

We barely made it with all world goaltending from all of our goalies.
Bingo.

Sens got .935 goaltending last season, which is absurdly good.

If they were getting .935 this season they'd have allowed 135 goals to this point, instead they've received .910 goaltending and allowed 187 goals (empty net and shootout winners stripped out).

That would be a 52 goal swing on goal differential, instead of -25, they'd be +25 and in the playoffs.

What's similar about both teams is they allow(ed) a stupid number of shots. Goaltending is always going to vary year to year, shots against is something the Sens can control and need to reduce if they want to make progress towards being a serious contender.

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they built a hard nose grinding simple playing team, then the fancy boys showed up and personal points and nifty plays became the flavor of the day.

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they built a hard nose grinding simple playing team, then the fancy boys showed up and personal points and nifty plays became the flavor of the day.
Which resulted in an increase in giveaways, turnovers, penalties & losses.

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03-04-2014, 12:08 PM
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Bingo.

Sens got .935 goaltending last season, which is absurdly good.

If they were getting .935 this season they'd have allowed 135 goals to this point, instead they've received .910 goaltending and allowed 187 goals (empty net and shootout winners stripped out).

That would be a 52 goal swing on goal differential, instead of -25, they'd be +25 and in the playoffs.

What's similar about both teams is they allow(ed) a stupid number of shots. Goaltending is always going to vary year to year, shots against is something the Sens can control and need to reduce if they want to make progress towards being a serious contender.

IMO there are a bunch of things that contributed but this is by far the biggest one. Makes a lot more sense than just saying GRIT HARDNOSE LUNCHBOX over and over again.

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