Originally posted by MARTYEWRAs a Senators fan, I actually felt bad for both Cechmanek and Ken Hitchcock. Philly's defense completely allowed the Sens to skate all over the place. In particular, during Ottawa's 4th goal, Philly's D looked lazier than Kevin Nash on his best worst day.
I have a season-ticket plan for the AHL Phantoms. Trust me -- lax defense is an organizational trademark. Cechmanek is used to it by now.
I certainly won't knock the Senators; this is two years in a row that they've outplayed the Flyers in the playoffs. But Lalime isn't Ken Dryden reborn, no matter how much the Flyers make him look like it. In eleven playoff games against Ottawa, the Flyers have put 1, 0, 0, 0, 1, 2, 2, 2, 1, 2, and 1 goals on the board, and scored exactly _once_ on the power play. No matter how well the Sens played defensively, that's just a sad statement on the Flyers' offense in general.
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The thing is, at this point, there are no "good" gm candidates available. Fletcher is there to essentially not ruin the franchise anymore until a replacement is found. I'm not saying that MLSE isn't a joke.