When things are at their worst and you just don't know where to turn, there's always one guy who you can count on to put it all in perspective and provide you with a little hope: Gord Freakin' Wilson. The long-time colour commentator for the Ottawa Senators and Underground anointed "Nicest Guy in Hockey" joins us this week to help make sense of it all. Turns out he's pretty much as baffled as we all are but... he just has this way of saying it!
These are dark days in Ottawa. We watch our Sens struggle, we wonder where it all went wrong and more importantly, can it still be saved? This week did not give us a lot of hope:
Ottawa 0 - Montreal 4
NY Islanders 3 - Ottawa 1
Ottawa 2 - NY Islanders 3
Ottawa 1 - NY Rangers 2 SO
Four losses, one of which, the first to the Isles, might just have been the ugliest we've seen in many moons around these parts. The Rangers game did seem to provide us with a little hope that things might be getting better but Hartsburg's use of Antoine No-net in the shoot out ahead of Alfredsson left many Sens' fans wondering just what the heck he was thinking. We are no different.
An almost complete lack of scoring continues to plague the Sens and the D-zone coverage is still weak but Alex Auld has given us at least one thing to cheer about. We got to see a few new faces this week and Ruutu sat because of his elbow to a face which caused a difference of opinion between us in this episode.
The e-mailers responded to our call so there are lots of your thoughts to be found in this show, and an old friend sends along his own abbreviated version of the Underground.
Hope you enjoy the show.
Gord has been one half of the play-by-play team since day one with the Ottawa Senators. Listen to Gordie's work and you'll discover his true passion for hockey. He's enjoyed the unique experience of seeing first hand the Senators grow and evolve since their inception in 92-93. Partnered with Dean Brown, you'll be hard pressed to find a better team calling NHL hockey.