We come to you from beautiful Ottawa, Ontario this week, as we do every week. But this is a confused city these days. We're not really sure who, if anyone, is running the country up on Parliament Hill (as close as we can figure, when the going gets tough, take 7 weeks off) and no one seems to know what to expect from the Senators (the ones not up on the hill).
The Senators we deal with are much closer to the bottom of the hill than the top but did move up a little this week with three wins in their last four games:
Toronto 1 - Ottawa 2 SO
Ottawa 2 - NY Islanders 4
Atlanta 1 - Ottawa 5
Pittsburgh 2 - Ottawa 3
So... three wins are good, right? But that Isles game...man, what was that about? Even Alfie and the coach were at a loss to explain that one. We take issue with a few of the comments made by the coach and the captain after that stinker.
But we give credit where credit is due and the last two games of the week were fantastic with Spezza stealing the show against the Penguins. The Golden Gawd is back to form and the defence has been great. Auld, what more can you say? We find something, as you might suspect.
And of course we have our say, like everyone else, on Mr. Avery. Gets a little heated too. We do our weekly share of Leaf bashing, including taking a few shots at our new friends down the 401. The e-mails, a voice mail, some trade rumour talk, the News and a few bloopers at the end just to drink your eggnog, or Bawls, to. Mix with rum, and enjoy.