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11-27-2006, 05:45 PM
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Gerber gets the nod against Hurricanes

http://www2.ottawasenators.com/eng/n...ewsItemID=1648


not 2 sure what to make of it...discuss

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11-27-2006, 05:55 PM
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I expected this. Emery is coming from a loss and needs some time off for his wrist. Plus Emery may rise to the challenge of playing his former time (the second time) and hopefully Low has straightened him out some.

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11-27-2006, 05:59 PM
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#1 We need to give Emery a rest. His wrist is still hurting and after too much play late last year he started making more errors.

#2 We need to play Gerber at some point. Murray has said that Gerber looks good in practice, so hopefully that sticks in the game. I also think that Gerber had to play on the road. The home crowd could easily turn on Gerber even if he is having an OK game, and that is not what is needed.

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Plus Emery may rise to the challenge of playing his former time (the second time) and hopefully Low has straightened him out some.
You mean Gerber right

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11-27-2006, 06:36 PM
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This has already been pretty well discussed here:

http://hfboards.com/showthread.php?t=312131

As many of us predicted a long time ago, this game is a logical choice, because:

1) You've got to play him some time and Emery could use a rest.
2) You can't very well start him at home, because if he has a bad game, he'll never win the fans (or his confidence) back.
3) It's his old team, so theoretically he knows the rink and the tendencies of the opposition shooters well. I guess the flip side is that they know him well too. Also, he lost one he shouldn't have to these guys in Ottawa, so he definitely has something to prove.
4) The team will want to get him a win to get him back on track, so hopefully you will be assured of a solid defensive effort on a night when you're really going to need one in order to win.

Call me a fool, but I think he'll turn in a decent effort. I don't think he'll steal the game, but I don't think he'll lose it single handedly either.

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You mean Gerber right
No, we're putting Emery out under Gerber's name. Sssh, don't tell the Canes.

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11-27-2006, 06:49 PM
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This would appear to be another one of those little forks in the seasonal road that direct a team towards success, or lack thereof. I agree they needed to give Gerber a start soon and that starting him on the road is likely better, under the circumstances. I think they would have preferred a less formidable team than the Hurricanes but they have ridden a still hurting Ray Emery about as far as they can without a rest. So, step right up Martin Gerber. I'm not sure whether stepping back in against his former team is desirable incentive or undesirable additional pressure (likely both). If he plays well, it could be the start of something very nice for the Sens with respect to their goaltender situation but if he sh**s the bed again, they will have a big time mess on their hands. I suspect he will perform solidly but not spectacularly; giving them an opportunity to win if they play reasonably well but not stealing them a game if they don't.

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11-27-2006, 06:50 PM
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Gerber has to play, for all the reasons listed.

The last thing the Sens should do is burn Emery out playing
every night when he is injured. And the sens won't go far riding just one goalie.


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Gerber has to play, for all the reasons listed.

The last thing the Sens should do is burn Emery out playing
every night when he is injured. And the sens won't go far riding just one goalie.
It was a ..... okay, nevermind.

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11-27-2006, 07:21 PM
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Gerber deserves the chance to play in carolina... if he wins this, it'll be great for his confidence.

the loss with emery has nothing to do with this......


Let's go Gerber.

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It's easier for a team to know one guy's weak points than for a guy to know every player's tendencies. I personally think it might not be the best idea to play him against his former team. Last game they were all going high glove side or 5 hole.


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Gerber deserves the chance to play in carolina... if he wins this, it'll be great for his confidence.

the loss with emery has nothing to do with this......


Let's go Gerber.
I agree with you to a point. I don't mean "he lost a game so lets get him out of there". It's not a punishment/reward scenario but I do think that it is easier for a coach to make a switch under these circumstances.

The fact that it is a road game is another bonus as has been stated. Despite all the worries about goaltending, I think it is likely that Gerber comes around to somehting respectable but probably not as good as he has been hyped. If this happens, I like the chioce of going with one of two goalies in the playoffs.

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11-27-2006, 08:03 PM
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There was a poll in the Ottawa sun asking "
Should the Sens start Martin Gerber in net at Carolina?"

56% yes, 44%no

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I hope Gerber puts in a good game. His problems at the start of the season were compounded by the fact that he couldn't be pulled, or couldn't take a game off. Lets go Gerbs!....and dont let in a softie

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It was a ..... okay, nevermind.
Didnt mean that as a comment on your post-just hit quote when I
meant to hit reply.

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#1 We need to give Emery a rest. His wrist is still hurting and after too much play late last year he started making more errors.

#2 We need to play Gerber at some point. Murray has said that Gerber looks good in practice, so hopefully that sticks in the game. I also think that Gerber had to play on the road. The home crowd could easily turn on Gerber even if he is having an OK game, and that is not what is needed.
Exactly, he needs to remeber how he played against us last season and feed his old team some of the same. If he can make a few big saves right off the bat to shut down the gitters he'll be ok. If he lets in a softie in the first ten minutes, take cover for a shelling.

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Oh no, I can't watch anymore softies, so he better play 1000x better than he has. I'm willing to give this guy 1 more chance, but that's it. Tommorow is make or break for Gerber.

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what I don't get is if Gerber's confidence is so fragile why put him against the team that would give him the most pressure, his former team? But I do agree Emery needs a rest.

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I think he will be fine. Gerber must be itching to get back in goal and justify his acquisition and salary. Besides, all goaltenders i know tend to be very egotistical and off-the-wall - i suppose it comes with the position. I think he's gonna be fine. hes out to prove to himself and the rest of the hockey world that he is not a dead weight, and above all, i think he really wants to reassert himself as number 1. Look for a decent game from him - not stellar, but enough to give the team a chance to win. With a win, look for Gerber to start a series of games and get back on track.

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Good article on gerber
http://www.ottawasun.com/Sports/Sena...30290-sun.html

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I think he will be fine. Gerber must be itching to get back in goal and justify his acquisition and salary. Besides, all goaltenders i know tend to be very egotistical and off-the-wall - i suppose it comes with the position. I think he's gonna be fine. hes out to prove to himself and the rest of the hockey world that he is not a dead weight, and above all, i think he really wants to reassert himself as number 1. Look for a decent game from him - not stellar, but enough to give the team a chance to win. With a win, look for Gerber to start a series of games and get back on track.
Maybe they're thinking that he has positive memories of that environment. He played very well there last year.

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Whoo hooo Gerber!!!! Yipppeee Gerber!

No cheese tonight baby!!


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Brick cheese tonight. In the zone. He's #1 again? Coaches did a good job with him and put him in exactly at the right time

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Great game by Gerber. It most def helps his confidence. I would assume we see him on Thursday against Florida

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Brick cheese tonight. In the zone. He's #1 again? Coaches did a good job with him and put him in exactly at the right time
A nice double wammy positive compliment. Coaches and goalie.

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