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Is Bondra the answer for Ottawa??

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02-18-2004, 05:25 PM
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Bondra scores most of his goals on the power play from the point. The Sens have an amazing PP pointman in Alfredsson on one unit, and Chara or Redden on the other. In my opinion, this doesn't improve their strenghts, or shore up their weeknesses.
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In 18 games, Ottawa was shutout 4 times in last year's playoffs. They averaged only 1.86 goals per game against New Jersey. Their power play was only 14.5% effective, and 2 for 28 against New Jersey.

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02-18-2004, 05:40 PM
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Right now Ottawa is no different than Colorado, although i'd rather take Lalime than Aebischer. As shown, Ottawa is deeper up front and (arguably) a better defensive corps. I'd have to agree that they couldn't have gotten anyone better than Lalime....Kolzig? Biron? Honestly, I'd take Lalime over both.

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If anything, it just makes the Sens even softer.

Should have went after O'Neill, Mucky

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If anything, it just makes the Sens even softer.

Should have went after O'Neill, Mucky
yeah because Bondra is just another soft euro.

Nice preconceived notion you have there. ottawa acquiring bondra was not a necessity like say a team like Vancouver who would have greatly benefited from secondary scoring, but with players like Bonk and White down with considerable injuries it didn't hurt..

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Should have went after O'Neill, Mucky
How do you know he didn't?

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02-18-2004, 07:16 PM
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So Bondra helps against the Leafs how?

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02-19-2004, 02:12 AM
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I thought this team needed toughness/goaltending....not another sniper??

Your thoughts?
My thoughts exactly, If they wanted to get grittier Bondra will provide little help there.

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02-19-2004, 03:20 AM
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If they wanted to get grittier Bondra will provide little help there.
And if they acquired Simpson for his offensive skill, he will provide little help there too.
I guess the Sens are 0 for 2

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02-19-2004, 03:29 AM
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I guess in response to the original answer; Bondra isn't the answer to the question that most people think the Sens need answering.

However, I think is a good trade for the Senators, esp. since they didn't give up too much (in terms of market value IMHO).

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02-19-2004, 04:24 AM
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When playing gritty and tough a team will also receive penalties that's also why the Sens aquired Bondra.

For all opponets there's a eneral rule: DON'T LET THE SENATORS ON THE POWERPLAY.

The best PP is the NHL got even better with Bondra.

Bondra has also plenty off experience is the playoffs and has also won the World Cup of Hockey with his native Slovakia. Well now the Sens are a little Slovakia (Hossa, Bondra, Chara.) The three-headed Slovakian Monsterl, if you will.

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02-19-2004, 04:54 AM
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For the price, how could Ottawa go wrong.
Plus, Bondra didn't go to any of their competition, so it works both ways. I'd have done this video game trade in a minute.

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02-19-2004, 08:16 AM
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The Sens did address a concern for the team. A sniper for the LW...bondra does that for us.

Now teams have to worry about the Left side as well as the right side

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02-19-2004, 07:51 PM
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I thought this team needed toughness/goaltending....not another sniper??

Your thoughts?
Goaltending wins the cup..year in and year out.....failing that, grit and leadership which bondra defintly brings, good addition for a minimal investment.

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And he scores.

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02-19-2004, 08:53 PM
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Ugh... stupid Kovalchuk. 2-2

lol, can't he see that the Sens really need these two points?

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02-20-2004, 08:43 AM
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Goaltending wins the cup..year in and year out.....failing that, grit and leadership which bondra defintly brings, good addition for a minimal investment.
All you need is a hot goaltender at the right time...look at Jiggy. No one heard of him outside of Anaheim before the playoffs.

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