Thursday, April 17, 2008

It's All Over But the Crying

What more can I say?

The Senators just didn't have it! We're left to wonder what might have happened if Mike Fisher hadn't been hurt and if Jason Spezza and Dany Heatley hadn't gone into their post-season funk. Remember Anaheim last year?

Guys like Antoine Vermette and Dean McAmmond have nothing to hang their heads about. Chris Neil was hurt. These three guys hold a special place in my heart (like Mike does) so it's hard to remain objective when writing about them.

The Sens President, Roy Mlakar, is a good friend so I grieve along with him today as well.

Like we always say, "Oh well, we'll get 'em next year." Maybe we've run out of chances though.


  1. Despite not loving the Sens, I really like Vermette, and was also impressed with the way he stepped up this post-season. And I am sorry they couldn't at least pull out one win ... they seemed to really be missing the jump and grit (and heart) that Mike brings every shift he plays, at least in my opinion.

  2. Pilgrim,

    As I heard the awful news on my radio last night (going to bed at 10), I thought, "I don't want to see a broom tomorrow!" TOUGH...I was cleaning for two hours this morning at a neighbor's with a broom in my hands...wish I could've swept those Pens! ;)

    Okay, WHO are you going for now? The Habs???? Come on....

    Love and Prayers,

  3. I can not deny this season was disappointing at times. However the fun and excitement the team has brought me is unforgettable.

    While this was my first season as a Senators fan, (I'm from Vancouver) I know it will not be my last.

    The heart, strength and determination that the team brought to the ice (even in the down times) is admirable.

    Wins,losses... it doesn't always matter. I had the pleasure of attending a home game this season. When I think back to that night, the downfall, the playoff sweep.. it doesn't matter. What matters is how I felt that night and how I feel during every game.

    Here's to a relaxing off-season, healed injuries and a forthcoming hunger to finally go all the way.


  4. Oh! Oh!..Is this the Sens or the Sabres?
    I guess the Ottawa River is rising just as high as Lake Erie was rising a while ago! Ha!!!!
    Maybe that Little Pilgrim Pal and Little Montreal Girl could take a swim down the Ottawa River to visit Pilgrim Fisher and wipe away his tears

  5. I was present at the "bank" when this happened but despite the lost and end of season, the fans stuck by them and gave them standing ovation. Some of the players gave their all in the last few weeks and I think that is definetly something to be proud of as a Sens fan. Some guys even "took one for the team", some worse than others.

    Even tho it wasnt a fairytale ending, there is always next season :)

    I'm sending my prayers to Mike, hopefully he will be 100% soon and be able to enjoy this amazing weather we have been blessed with :)