Tough Start On Broadway

SensChirpContributor IOctober 5, 2009

NEW YORK - OCTOBER 3: Pascal Leclaire #33 of the Ottawa Senators makes a save during the second period against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on October 3, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Christopher Pasatieri/Getty Images)
Alright so it wasn't the start we were all hoping for. The Senators laid a bit of an egg on Broadway Saturday night and dropped the season opener 5-2.

I gotta say I'm a little surprised by some of the reaction in here after the game. Its obviously hard to tell if these are actual Senators fans or not but the panic following a loss in the first game of the season was a tad excessive.

The negativity out there after the opening night loss was sickening. We have seen the worst of Senators fans and media and it only took one freakin' game. Its not my place to judge other fans and media for the way they root and cover for this team but here's hoping we can get a win on Tuesday so we don't have to read anymore "I told you they weren't gonna be good" rants.

Sure they lost the first one but the good news is theres 81 more to come. There were signs of the team we hoped to see throughout the game but clearly this is a roster that is going to need some time to gel. With so many changes up front, its going to take time for these guys to get used to each other.

The Senators are back in action tomorrow when they visit the new look Leafs at the ACC.

The trade talk could cool off a little bit for the time being. Ryan Shannon, who was one of Ottawa's better players on Saturday, is a little banged up and could possibly miss Tuesday's game against the Leafs.

Murray will continue to try and move the disgruntled Ilya Zubov but other than that he may stand pat for a little bit. I've been told a team has called about centre Chris Kelly but Bryan Murray would like to give him a chance to get it going early in the season before pulling the trigger.