Petshark: Talking Stick
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Tonight the Sharks face the Ottawa Senators for the one and only time this season. Ottawa’s team has been, yes, I know, this is bad… sensational. But they have been. Merriam Webster defines sensational as “exceedingly or unexpectedly excellent or great.” With so many players who are either oft injured, old or very young, the team was not expected to do so well this season. Here are some comments from back in October about the Sens’ prospects for this season:
In the final pre-season, we caught a glimpse of the future.
Plucky upstart roster squeaks win thanks to stellar goaltending. You could have turned off the lights in the Gardens, and the combined gleaming grins of Sens management would have kept the building well-lit. The win was a paint by numbers Picasso, nothing beautiful, but as close as possible to the real thing as could be expected from a squad of mostly rookies. -Sen Say, October 3
So what if it hasn’t been those rookies carrying the scoring? Who expected Michalek’s resurgence, or Alfredsson’s renaissance? Certainly not Sens fans. Who saw Turris getting his act together so quickly? No one who was watching him out here. But here Sens fans are in January, and their team hasn’t fallen on its face yet. This wasn’t even the plan, which was to rebuild: