Friday, October 28, 2005

The Spezz Dispenser

If you couldn't get enough on this morning's highlight reel, the Sens website has a video archive of each game.

The Goal is about 2 minutes in.

"Oh My Heavens..."
- Dean Brown


  1. Nice!

    I can't wait until he signs with the Leafs to come back home ;)

    But seriously, is there anything better than a loud horn after a goal is scored. Gotta love it!

  2. without a doubt, the niftiest goal I've seen in a long time.

    If Martin was still at the helm of this team I doubt very much Spezza would have even been on the ice during the OT.

  3. The Martin-bashing re:Spezza is misplaced.

    When Martin was here, Spezza was most definitely NOT the same player he is now. He's older, stronger, more mature, more experienced and more confident. All things he got thanks to the passage of time and his full extra year with the farm club.

    If Martin was here, I'd guess Spezza would indeed be on the top line because he deserves to be there now. Back when Martin was head coach, Spezza most certainly did not.

    Did you watch Spezza play back then? Generally, these sorts of comments come from casual fans who watch a highlight reel on the evening sports cast and think "hey, why isn't that guy playing more?".

    I suspect Brandon Bochenski might get sent down soon, and I think a fairly strong case can be made that he is not ready to play on the Sens top line. But, in a couple years, if he returns to the Sens and is a dominant forward, I'm sure there will be all sorts of cracks about how the current management must have been all idiots to not have used this guy sooner.

  4. Bochenski shouldn't be mentioned in the same breath as Spezza. He's not even half the player Spezza is...

    Can anyone say Bob Kudelski?

    I watched all the games Spezza played in a few years back and while he shouldn't have been a top line centre he definitely should have been on the team.

    Dressing Vermette instead of Spezza in the playoffs against the Leafs? How much more experience did Vermette have over him?
    They were having a hard time scoring on Belfour and Martin dresses a fourth liner over a pure goal scorer...

    That's the kind of crap that Martin did that baffled everyone!

    No argument that the year on the farm was good for Spezza's confidence and overall game!

  5. Spezza was treated pretty poorly from the Sens management and coaches. It shows what clas he has to just take it in stride and come out with the play he has. Spezza was ready for the Big league all along.

    PS Penguins won their first game WOOHOO!! mario 5points, his 37th carrer 5 point night!

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