HFBoards

Go Back   HFBoards > NHL Eastern Conference > Atlantic Division > Ottawa Senators
Mobile Hockey's Future Become a Sponsor Site Rules Support Forum vBookie Page 2
Notices

Cowen and Karlsson: Peanut Butter and you Jelly?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old
12-08-2011, 10:59 AM
  #76
Xspyrit
Registered User
 
Xspyrit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Monterrey, Mexico
Country: Italy
Posts: 14,144
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by topshelf15 View Post
Yep seen many a battle over my support of BM since day 1 ,people in ottawa just thought we would be good forever.We needed to get younger and Bm started this trend the first day he took the job
Well, it goes beyond that because the team was young on paper in that 2007 cup run. But it was also the peak for that team, who missed their window of opportunity who started in the beginning of the 2000's. I could name you a lot of factors that forced the team to decline :

- Redden over Chara. Redden = AHL, Chara = Norris
- Havlat for not much. Scoring depht for no depht
- Emery = good in 2006-07, sucked after because of his attitude problems.
- Gerber = not a N.1 and with the Emery problem, we had to litterally rebuild the goaltending (and of course it took some time). We were also stucked with Gerber's contract
- Almost non-existent prospect pool = forces you to retain players who will cost more money or to sign UFAs who weren't "raised" in the culture of the team. Every team needs to bring new talent every year.
- Corvo = wanted out (in hindsight, Murray probably wish he could have traded him for a pick and prospect, but the team was expected to contend so he traded him for a quick fix)
- Meszaros = regressed, asked for too much money (4M$ as a RFA, wtf?), we were forced to trade him quickly (although Murray did good there)
- Alfredsson's aging/decline = what were going to do after that? He has been carrying the team on his shoulders for so long
- Heatley = left the boat as soon as there was some adversity, puting Murray in a very bad spot.
- Bad coaching choices (that's on Murray, always said it)
- Etc.

With all the problems the team faced since the cup run (and main problems happened before Murray was the GM), the best thing to do was to make big changes. We have no idea what goes behind the scenes but maybe Murray wanted to do it earlier, but Melnyk insisted that he kept trying to contend for Alfie, which explains the Kovalev and Gonchar signings, or the Stillman/Commodore or Cullen/Sutton rentals, etc.

Xspyrit is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Forum Jump


Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:35 PM.

monitoring_string = "e4251c93e2ba248d29da988d93bf5144"
Contact Us - HFBoards - Archive - Privacy Statement - Terms of Use - Advertise - Top - AdChoices

vBulletin Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
HFBoards.com is a property of CraveOnline Media, LLC, an Evolve Media, LLC company. ©2014 All Rights Reserved.