Friday, March 30, 2012

"What gives?" "Where's Lehner!"

Have we, the SENs, lost our minds...where is Robin Lehner?

Robin got shelled and pulled against Adirondack...

Lehner is backing up @ home to Hershey and comes on in relief in another loss...backing up down there...on a last place, brutal team...

This garbage (this utilization) is not good for one of your cast-offs let alone the young FRANCHISE GOALIE!

Note: Robin is learning how to lose..."To die gallantly on the battlefield @ a secondary front!"

Robin Lehner, GAA 2.01, 3W, 2L, SV% 935, with a big shut out in Boston for good measure. Those are big league "Showtime" numbers!

I think (I know) Lehner is still better than Ben and/or Alex...

Get him up here before we become the laughing stock of the league...

Note: For the Swedish Karma and the Bingo group togetherness, if nothing else.

Note 2: This two call up thing is bullsh&t!

Note 3: Robin could take a Taxi up Sunday morning to Long Island...

Monday, March 26, 2012

"It's us or them!"

It's us or them! So show 'em no quarter. Take the crowd out early...

I'd bring Alex but ya know they like Ben, injured or not...

The difference makers shall be Foligno and the Bingo Line...

"Steady as she goes, Karl!"

Winnipeg does not qualify as a "Time Zoner!"

"Big Buff" should be given due attention a la "Karl"...

I don't think they can play four lines with us so Paul keep 'em rollin' over...

"Andy" will get it done tonight, "in Ander$on, we trust!"

Saturday, March 24, 2012

We need a "Miracle!"

Unfortunately he's sitting in Bingo!

"Andy" will play his heart out to give us a chance tonight but our horses are trotting and theirs are running full out. Note: It's Big Ben, the lamb to the slaughter...stay up, boy and look good, keep your head up!

"Karl" cannot skate away from the "double team", I have no solution for you...dump it and save your skin..."Ya can't play in this league for 30 minutes a game @ 165 lbs!"

Our "elders" are out of gas.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Hey Lloydie!

Hey Lloydie, Big Ben has played exactly like a 5 year American League Journeyman goalie with a Master's Degree is /was expected to play. Just like I told ya, "Andy" is not going to be ready for awhile yet and in the mean time Bishop will take us right out the playoffs.

"Knukleball" slapshots do not come at you at 100mph, just like in baseball they come up to you @ 75mph, a slow ball. It's like a "Change up" but it accentuates your position at the moment of arrival!

Big Ben says that the shot was coming right at his head and that the puck dropped about a foot.
So if he's standing up, the puck should go a foot and half over the net. At the end Ben is reaching up with both his blocker and his trapper thus he is not only down too early but he is on his way down even further...give the guy a break "Karl" saves his beacon when he does his once a night stumble behind the net.

I think this acquisition and the way it's effected Lehner has broken the "Swedish Karma" and thus the SENs playoff karma.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

We're in trouble!

The REFs don't like us again. I guess we talk too much.

What's happened to the interference call?

Our hockey sticks are "Horsesh&t!" Fire those SOBs!

Chris Neil did not complete one pass all night...I'm talkin' ten feet.

Turris can't score, his big shot is a myth.

Kuba never gets the puck out of his own end clean anymore, half the time he turns it over.

Z-28 is a bad penalty every night.

Big Ben is not a lucky goalie and if you are going to survive in the show ya gotta get lucky once in a while. Knukleball goal but he's down early reaching back up for it...any catcher will tell you, ya gotta stay up, make yourself big and take it on the chest.

I think the handling of Lehner has broken the Swedish Karma that was propelling the team to the playoffs.

I guess we have to bring "Andy" back too early for any number of reasons.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Leaf's fans are a joke!

Alfie should order all Leaf fans in Ottawa silenced.

Hey Simpson, take off the rose coloured glasses, the Tranna guy, who was brought along too quick and who, we were supposed to watch get shelled, just shut us out for 75 shots worth while our guy, the 5 year goal tending master's graduate, who hasn't seen 20 shots for 4 games, watches 3 go by him. 3 goals on 18 shots (Leafs had like 4 scoring chances all night) just doesn't get it done!

Let's move on and get some rest, our guys are out of gas. When is Andy comin' back?

Friday, March 16, 2012


The SENs web site is sure to post Robin Lehner's record this year in Bingo...

How would you have liked to play 32 games behind those bums...Robin is 3-2 in the Show.

How would you like to be facing another 40 games next year behind those bums again with no hope of any games in the NHL.

If I was some Palooka from the Eastern League I'd be fired up but if I was supposed to be the 21 year old "Franchise Goalie" I'd read the "group think", look at Big Ben's 5@Finishing School and ask my agent to move me on!

Note: the MVP of an American League All Star Game is one thing...the MVP of the Calder Cup Championship Team, now that's something to crow about!

Some have said look at Ryan Miller...Ryan is a .500 goalie in the playoffs, never got to the big dance and lost the Gold Medal...I got Saint Patrick or "Marty" just ready to go!

The Wilsons and AJ get a goal tending lesson from Ken all the SENs Company men, start to listen...

AJ, the Company Man.

Like Simpson, AJ, the Company Man says:"We, the SENs, have four goalies!' (Along with a whole lot of other sh&t like: "It's good for the kid!" or "The kid has got to wait!" etc...etc...etc...referring to the FRANCHISE goalie!)

One, is gone and long forgotten (#35); one, (the Franchise #40) is buried in the minors for another two years with out another NHL game for the duration; one, the back up (#30) can't beat a last place team or win a shoot out and one, the starter (#41), who is pretty injured and is being rushed back early!

Note: Coach Paul is the only one who seems to notice the facts of the situation.

Note 2: Versage should be released (gased) for betting on the wrong team during an Ottawa radio broadcast....two days in a row!

Thursday, March 15, 2012


Orpick is a dork and is going to get his comeuppance...

Kris Letang, the PENs announcer is going on about how he is the fastest, the best recover in the league,  (All our descriptives we have used to describe "Karl" first) is tracked down and then trapped in his own zone by the two slowest Rangers on the team...

Sid could be trouble for the Pens PP (Too many quarterbacks) but with two bums on the third line, "look out!"...

"Geno" is the best in the League right now...

I think Fleury can still be had...

Mario/Sid still gets a little of the Tranna treatment, in a one goal hockey game, #10, Gaborik, on a clear break away in his home rink gets hauled down no call...

I think in a fair fight we can still take these guys!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Ben Bishop!

Ben Bishop is very good but after 5 years @ finishing school he is still a little too rough around the edges for me. The whole league has identified the 5 hole.

Big goalies stop a lot of shots that are high or wide or both and this includes #40.

Robin Lehner is a shoot out/break away specialist.

"Karl" got us a could have been worse.

I bet Mat Gilroy is a right hander, a lot of American kids play ball and golf from the right side and when they went to hockey did not switch over to shoot left.

We need some new shooters for the shoot out everybody knows our moves.

We have a well deserved reputation as the worst shooting team in the league. High and wide...should be a fine!

Coach Paul, ya got all balled up on the lines tonight, don't start to out think yourself.

Monday, March 12, 2012


The reinstatement of the Red Line is a non starter.

The relaxation of supplementary discipline for head hits is NOT!

In the eighties if you won something in sports you were much too self depreciating (modest) to say much. After winning a very humble team type golf tournament I re-introduced the term "We deserved to WIN!" it caught on and I have deeply regretted it ever since.

In January and February the Leafs set a league high for games played without allowing a Power Play goal...what they forgot to tell you was that none of the GTA refs call penalties on Tranna! Note: It wasn't highly publicised because 75% of the Refs come from the Tranna Area.

I would bench Robin Lehner in Bingo before he has confidence issues.

We should give Gonch some rest and play big #39 some games in case we play Boston in the first or second round.

Ya might as well bring "Andy" back early because like I was tellin' ya, that cut is going to be re-opened and re-stitched every game until next September. It's not as bad as it sounds your body pretends that there is no feeling there and the nerves string along with the story.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Big Ben "is" Jonas Gustavsson!

Big Ben is Jonas Gustavsson, quick to go down, slow to get up, blocks a lot of net, is pretty good but he's awkward...Robin Lehner is Cary Price, both MVPs of the Calder Cup! Get Lehner out of Palookaville before it's too late!

Zack Smith, 10 minutes, no PK, 2 shifts in the 3rd period, one good shift with Alfie and the "Black Smith". I hope our coaches are not brow beating Zack unfairly because I think he's still suffering from Post Concussion Symptoms (Syndrome) and the accompanying depression. I'd give him a couple weeks on the IR.

#14 and #36 are both good, tough, hockey players givin' it 100%, imagine if we had some "touch" there?

Note: We are the fastest team in the league and yet draw (take) the most minor penalties...this does not compute!

I want Alex Auld's job...have been in his position and it stinks...just collect the pay check and smile!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

The old "Euro" slew foot!

That's the old Euro slew foot, ya don't sweep 'im ya just cause Gonch to lose his edge. Ya can't put a man down like that with out committing a foul. Buffalo are going to make the playoffs now...a two point swing for them...

Miller was the difference, we got the puck behind him about three times and didn't score any of those times. He has Jason's number, has him psyched right out.

Big Ben is too big. He's good but he relies on his size too much. He looked awkward in the shoot out even on the one he stopped. (Robin is a break away/shoot out specialist??!)

Like I was tellin' ya and Kevin Weekes, the goalie, reiterated tonight, Bishop's approach to defending that puck in the corner is the old fashioned way leaving too much for the guy to shoot at when he really should have no shot at all. You have to look at the guy and square up to him a little bit more. Put your pad on the post and stay up!

Note: It must be a real good time being the goalie in Bingo, ya lose 6-1 tonight, you win about 3 games a month, (that's if ya get a couple shut outs) you are in last place (even though you are the current League Champion) they 've scored 200+ goals on ya already. AND the Brain Trust is telling you, you are stinkin' the joint out!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Wins, Coaches, Dinosaurs, etc!

Nice win from the secondaries, Cowen, Zack, Nickie and the "Black Smith!"

Coach Paul gave Torts a lesson last night, "Don't under estimate my BINGO Line!"

Doug MacLean, dinosaur, retired old boy hockey guy, says we can keep Lehner down there for two more years on his entry level deal "To Learn!" While on Monday he, at his age, is being sent back to TV School to learn how to act!  They should issue him with a list of our players and prospects and how their names are pronounced!

"Big Ben" is real good and real big. But what comes with that is a big 5 hole and a big gap between his legs when he is down on all fours (that's why the old fashioned goalies usta spral flat out) however those big goal pads sure help. He's a keeper!

Sixth Place would be's always nice to finish 6th. I called 7th what was I thinking?

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Stifle, Edith!

"Depth move"..."Healthy competition" poo, I wish that the pundits, the insiders, the know it alls, would just stop..."Stifle you guys!"

Ya got three, count 'em, three first string goalies for next year where you only have two big league spots...this remains a "big" problem because two guys are on one way contracts and a third guy, who just got another shut out today, the "Rock Star", is on an entry level two way.

So let's be truthful, your future Stanley Cup Goal Tender, is to be left to rot on the vine in the minors with another very young and very inexperienced defencive hockey team. (And told he's no good) Wake up! There are no NHL Games for Robin next year! Champions don't develop on last place teams.

Al Rollins, aka, Ben Bishop, will be a good NHL back up goalie, he should not have been given a one way NHL contract unless you were planning to move Robin Lehner on to another organization.

I, personally, would have traded Lehner (and I love the guy, he's a thoroughbred) to the Leafs @ the trade deadline for a first round pick because he is going to win a Stanley Cup just about anywhere else he goes.

Note: Even if you try to hold him he's out of here first chance he gets...

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

"Al Rollins!"

Big win boys, big win!

Colin Greening, first star, playing where he should have been playing all year. Gordie Howe...

30; 31; 32 it looks good on 9mm...

Big Ben, I don't like his approach or angle when the puck is in the corner (Throw back to Bower and those guys) but he is big and fast and down a little early, all the big goalies go down a little early now. Good first win.

Turris had a decent game on Stamkos. Timely goal...for himself...

#4 a broken nose, hope it doesn't back him off any...

The "Black Smith" is all effort but if he keeps this up Alfie will start to find him...

I still like the "Bingo Line" (#15, #23, #22) that's as good as a -3 as I've seen for a long time...

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Brain fatigue!

Bad ice!!

Brain dead, I'd go and find a couple more fresh brains...Winchester maybe...

The "Black Smith" was terrific...

Lehner looked just average...

"Karl" not only wore the goat horns but he gave away the "Norris" tonight.

Jimmy is very good.

Jason is physically worse off than Alfie...

Z-28 is a gamer but his speed and reactions are too slow!

Condra has played a lot of hockey, he's all in.

Coach Paul, your squad may be out of puff!

Friday, March 2, 2012

The Company Men!

Robin, you were spectacular, you're a "Rock Star!"

But the Company Men are out to move you along...

James Abson, a Tranna guy, talks Tranna with Bob for twenty minutes and then more Tranna with Shawn Simpson for another ten before mentioning that Robin has only played two games!!! It was 3 solid wins! It's like Bryan sayin' 50 games when Lehner has played 80 games as a pro and has a Calder Cup and the MVP!

Simpson says: "Robin starts to look like Mike Palmateer, swimming" when the man is under a 40 shot type extreme presure and Konopka misses the guy on the wrap around! It was the 4th shot in that sequence...give yourself a shake! This goalie of little experience (less than Robin) cannot find away to get Lehner out of the way and back down fast enough.

It's Company Policy..."He ain't ready!"

Someone slipped I can't tell you who and said if they bring Robin along too fast the money that he is projected to make at the end of his current contract will be astronomical...Is that any way to base a guy's playing ability!

Just like Antonio in Stoney Creek!

We have been there. Just like Antonio in Stoney Creek (and this guy knows the "Gaff!"), who watched live the Leafs last Stanley Cup victory, I watched and watched and watched. I was in a NFB documentary on hockey filmed at St. Pat's College (Father Sy Campbell) and everytime it was shown the Hi-Light Feature film of the 67 Cup was shown with it...also I had played against Walton and Ellis.

The point is we have seen it all...people, coaches, advisors, the hockey group think, who couldn't put a patch on Robin Lehner's ass but are so quick to relagate him to Palookaville for 2, 3, 4 years with the Binghamton Senators, who are really Elmira trying to play in the "A" since being gutted after the Calder Cup Victory.

It's time for a rethink...

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Robin Lehner is not Jonas Gustavsson!

Robin Lehner is not Jonas Gustavsson, he is Cary Price!

Do you think Price would have consented to be sent down to the "A" for another two years seasoning...after he won the Calder/MVP!

Wake up! This was the classic, old boy, group think mistake. Robin Lehner should have been the back up goalie for "Andy" this year and he told you so! (And so did I)

To be sent back down to a totally different, younger group of the "Raggedy ass canal boys" in Bingo and expected to cary that team was insanity!

If I hear another SENs hockey "EXPERT" try to tell me that bringing in Ben Bishop on a one way contract was a good move for fair competition...for the Merit Principle..I shall personally ruin his hockey status in this community.

And what is really annoying is that this bunch of group think, Company Men continue to say that this so called "Depth Move" is good for Robin Lehner's compete level. (Trying to beat out a one way contract) YOU will see his compete level when he is in the other net playing for Chicago. YA can't bury the good kids anymore they will not put up with ya and they don't have to!

I called the shot in Boston and I'm telling you again...start to back peddle right now!