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02-18-2011, 09:16 AM
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The Retool, Rebuild, RESURRECT Appreciation Thread...

This thread is to appreciate the rebuild that is currently taking place.

Change is a great way to eliminate fickle fans.

GO SENS GO!!!

SENATORS RESURRECTION (now someone get on that image will ya???)

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This is the most excited I have been about this team since the cup run. The rebuilding on the ice and the rebranding off the ice is going to change the complexion of this franchise on a scale not seen since we got Alfredsson on the bench, Martin behind the bench, and moved the bench into the Palladium-Corel-Scotiabank-Terwilliger-Hutz-McClure Centre-Place.

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I've been waiting for this clean up for 2 years. Surprised it's happening with such swiftness!

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Things are definitely looking up in my books regardless of what happens in the next season..or two or three.

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I'm excited. Even if we're going to have a couple of bad seasons, hopefully it will work towards an improvement, rather than just consecutive seasons of mediocrity


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This thread is to appreciate the rebuild that is currently taking place.

Change is a great way to eliminate fickle fans.

GO SENS GO!!!

SENATORS RESURRECTION (now someone get on that image will ya???)
I don't know if this makes me a bad person but I'm keeping a mental note of all the people (that I know) that I hear or say things like "I give up on the Sens. GO PENS GO!" So when the Sens do go back to the top, it'll be like *****, please.

I can't be the only one who thinks like that

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Its bitter sweet. I mean we are truly awful to watch and you gotta feel bad for Alfie, Fisher, Phillips et al...as they wanted to win a cup together and nearly did in 07. We just couldn't get it done, and its hard to admit that its time to rebuild as fan.

Personally, I am more disappointed at Murray for building this terrible team. We can clap at all his moves now, but he's the one that mismanaged this team and he's fixing his mess. For every good move he made, there was a bad one and that's not excusable. I would welcome a new GM to this team with a fresh outlook and vision.

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I've been waiting for this clean up for 2 years. Surprised it's happening with such swiftness!
As long as Spezza is on the team this team is not going anywhere... he's the most overrated player on the team.

8 years in the NHL and the guy still hasn't changed. Still making bad passes and is only as good as his linemates. Will never be a game breaker.

I am waiting for draft day to see our new real star: Landeskog!!!

This rebuild will take at least 2 years if not more.

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As long as Spezza is on the team this team is not going anywhere... he's the most overrated player on the team.

8 years in the NHL and the guy still hasn't changed. Still making bad passes and is only as good as his linemates. Will never be a game breaker.

I am waiting for draft day to see our new real star: Landeskog!!!

This rebuild will take at least 2 years if not more.
HAHAHAHA! Thanks for that. Brighten up my Friday afternoon.

Oh, and I love the irony of your post with your username.

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As long as Spezza is on the team this team is not going anywhere... he's the most overrated player on the team.

8 years in the NHL and the guy still hasn't changed. Still making bad passes and is only as good as his linemates. Will never be a game breaker.

I am waiting for draft day to see our new real star: Landeskog!!!

This rebuild will take at least 2 years if not more.
Yeah Landeskog has proven so much. Definitely an improvement over Spezza.

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As long as Spezza is on the team this team is not going anywhere... he's the most overrated player on the team.

8 years in the NHL and the guy still hasn't changed. Still making bad passes and is only as good as his linemates. Will never be a game breaker.

I am waiting for draft day to see our new real star: Landeskog!!!

This rebuild will take at least 2 years if not more.
Its hard not to agree with you. Spezza is spectacular some nights and looks very ordinary othersl, but he's also a proven star in this league so I'd rather keep him then let go of him.. Been awhile since the Sens got this high up in the draft order, maybe first overall!

As much as I like Courturier, I think Landeskog is the pick we should be taking. He's also the most NHL ready out of the top 4. Something tells me RNH is hit or miss and much more riskier to take.

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Its hard not to agree with you. Spezza is spectacular some nights and looks very ordinary othersl, but he's also a proven star in this league so I'd rather keep him then let go of him.. Been awhile since the Sens got this high up in the draft order, maybe first overall!

As much as I like Courturier, I think Landeskog is the pick we should be taking. He's also the most NHL ready out of the top 4. Something tells me RNH is hit or miss and much more riskier to take.
RNH is probably the best of the 3 and exactly what the team needs.

In 2 years,
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I don't know if this makes me a bad person but I'm keeping a mental note of all the people (that I know) that I hear or say things like "I give up on the Sens. GO PENS GO!" So when the Sens do go back to the top, it'll be like *****, please.

I can't be the only one who thinks like that
Eeewwww. Who is leaving the Sens fandom to jump on the Pens bandwagon? That's just gross.

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RNH is probably the best of the 3 and exactly what the team needs.

In 2 years,
Spezza
RNH
Regin
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1. Landeskog
2. Courturier
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RNH is probably the best of the 3 and exactly what the team needs.

In 2 years,
Spezza
RNH
Regin
Wow, that's a very soft group, you realize that Boston & Toronto play in our division & Philly is in our Conference. We need to get bigger & tougher not softer, it's why I would rather they draft Couturiere who already has the size. Unless Regin can add some more muscle & toughness I'd rather him play LW & put a Silfverberg or O'Brien into that 3rd line centre role. Then again, I would love to trade Spezza to Columbus for Johanson since we are cleaning house anyway, he has some jam.

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This team badly needed a culture change. I expect half of the team next year will be new players/people from our ahl team. The current core was given so many chances to win, they just couldn't get it done.

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Wow, that's a very soft group, you realize that Boston & Toronto play in our division & Philly is in our Conference. We need to get bigger & tougher not softer, it's why I would rather they draft Couturiere who already has the size. Unless Regin can add some more muscle & toughness I'd rather him play LW & put a Silfverberg or O'Brien into that 3rd line centre role. Then again, I would love to trade Spezza to Columbus for Johanson since we are cleaning house anyway, he has some jam.
So you would perfer to go for a player with less skill just because he is bigger.

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So you would perfer to go for a player with less skill just because he is bigger.
It remains to be seen which player will have the more skill in the NHL between Couturiere & RNH. Right now, it's just our opinion who is more talented, since there is no clear favourite although we have heard that Ottawa has Larsson rated #1. When all three, Landeskog, Couturiere & RNH are all fairly close in skill, I'll take the bigger, tougher guy every time.

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Wow, that's a very soft group, you realize that Boston & Toronto play in our division & Philly is in our Conference. We need to get bigger & tougher not softer, it's why I would rather they draft Couturiere who already has the size. Unless Regin can add some more muscle & toughness I'd rather him play LW & put a Silfverberg or O'Brien into that 3rd line centre role. Then again, I would love to trade Spezza to Columbus for Johanson since we are cleaning house anyway, he has some jam.
spezza and regin aren't that soft. Get some monster wingers.

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spezza and regin aren't that soft. Get some monster wingers.
I don't think there's a game this season that Regin didn't get crushed.

But I do agree with you. Aragorn clearly didn't notice that the centers with no skill were not working.

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So you would perfer to go for a player with less skill just because he is bigger.
It's not a bad idea to have a bigger tougher center on the third line. Regin hasn't displayed a whole lot of evidence he deserves to be on either of the top two lines where he was supposed to be playing this year.

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I don't think there's a game this season that Regin didn't get crushed.

But I do agree with you. Aragorn clearly didn't notice that the gritty/2way centers were not working.
Neither were the so called skill players like Regin & Spezza ($7 mil) with 16 & 25 pts or did you not notice that?

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Neither were the so called skill players like Regin & Spezza ($7 mil) with 16 & 25 pts or did you not notice that?
No, but...

Spezza
Fisher
Vermette

Did, however.

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No, but...

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Vermette

Did, however.
Fisher has a lot more grit than skill. And Heatley was around back then.. Alfredsson was younger.. lots of variables.

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Fisher has a lot more grit than skill. And Heatley was around back then.. Alfredsson was younger.. lots of variables.
That post was meant emphasize Vermette more than anything.

He had quite a bit of skill.

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That post was meant emphasize Vermette more than anything.

He had quite a bit of skill.
Agreed.. I see you were talking about the third line.


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