The Ottawa Senators have only played two games and all the rage yesterday in the newspapers was the story or non-story of what kind of shape Bobby Ryan was in. Now I’m not really sure what has provoked all of this fitness questioning. In the Ottawa Sun, Bruce Garrioch mentioned some negative comments during HNIC.
Unless I missed something more scathing, I believe the following exchange is what Garrioch was alluding to:
Glenn Healy: Well, sometimes the reason a goal gets scored it’s 200 feet from your net or from the other team’s net. Here’s the play behind the net with Ryan and Gunnarsson. Gunnarsson does a real good job just to hold on a little bit, ‘Okay, there Bobby Ryan,’ now good luck getting back in the play. And we’ll have another look at the Methot pinch but Bobby Ryan doesn’t get back in the play because of what happened 200 feet away.
Jim Hughson: But he had a pretty good view of the goal.
Healy: And you know, you think about it. The shift before, what happened 200 feet away from Ottawa’s net? An enormous save by Jonathan Bernier.
Pretty tame stuff.
For the Globe and Mail, Roy MacGregor wrote:
“There is panic in the air – not to mention in that largely anonymous Nervous Nellie creation called the Twitterverse: What’s wrong with Bobby Ryan?”
Even Wayne Scanlan touched upon the negativity in a recent piece for SenatorsExtra.
I haven’t seen much, if any, negative feedback on Twitter. Mind you, I try and follow smart, witty, and funny fans. Nevertheless, I’m sure it was out there. Having endured hours of listening to post-game show calls whenever I’d attend a game when I was younger, I know how thick some Sens fans can be.
So I browsed Twitter and found… nothing.no comments