Are the Sens Winning or #WINNING?


Firts off, I apologize for the lack of posts, it has been a busy last few weeks, and I was out of the country for the Andy signing, and most of the past few games (I did catch the CAR tilt).  I hope to get back into the swing of things with more regular posts going forward.

So, I ask, if winning, not #WINNING, is the goal of this roster, management, and organization, and at 6-4-0 in their last 10 games, which is it right now, winning or #WINNING?

Well, to be fair, it can only be viewed as #WINNING.  Every 2 points potentially worsens their 2011 picks, and is it really fair to give credit to wins earned by a team playing without any pressure, or a roster that is not representative of what will be on the ice next season?

No.

This isn’t to say the games are worthless, in fact, I’d vehemently argue every game played since the deadline have been among the most important of the season, as they’re about player development and evaluation. They, however,  have been meaningless, in terms of win or loss results, as predictors for future success.

So, if the team has been #WINNING for the last several games, what about the organization over-all?

I’d suggest it has been very happy, both with the play of some young assets, and with the landing of a legitimate starting goaltender.  These, beyond points, goals or even entertainment, have been the real winning moments for this franchise.

When you’ve been rocked, the best you can hope for is a chance to catch your breath, regain your footing, and if you’re lucky, land a quick, lucky counter punch.

After getting rocked this season, the Senators recent call ups have been the “catch your breath”, and Anderson appears to be the “lucky counter punch”.

Does this mean the Sens can now get up off of the mat and get back into the fight immediately, or will they still need to make it to the bell and hope to recover and improve over several rounds?

We’ll see.

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2 Responses to “Are the Sens Winning or #WINNING?”

  1. I like the “getting rocked” analogy… It may apply as much to Bryan Murray’s current predicament as it does to the organization as a whole. After getting rocked quite a bit over the past couple years he’s caught his breath now and done quite a bit of counter punching. Let’s see now if these efforts will keep him in the fight. If so, it will be quite the career comeback, I would say.

  2. Carver55 Says:

    The potential is definitely there. There is nothing like hope to revive my enthusiasm for the team. Outside of the obvious players that are impressing me I am seeing a side to Shannon that has never been seen at the NHL level. This guy is a lot better offensively – because of his new role – than I would have ever suspected. Murray has drafted and signed some good players. It will be interesting to see the competition this September once all the picks show up. I don’t think Clouston will be here though, and I think that a wise move.

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