Hello loyal listeners and newbies alike! Welcome to season 4 of the Sens Underground! Hard to believe the summer that started so long ago, and much too early, has come to an end and a new NHL season is upon us. But there we were, back behind the mics tonight, gushing our perceived wisdom out to the world for all to enjoy. And we loved it!
This could be a turning point season for the Sens, one way or the other. They could re-discover their chemistry and return to the form that took them deep into the playoffs or they could slide back into the also-rans of the league. There are so many variables and intangibles that could play a part in their upcoming season, it's really anyone's guess. So, we do!
After an interview with the Sens new coach (at least in our little world), we get down to it with a look back at the 5 pre-season games in North America. A 3-2 record gave us a little hope and a little to worry about. The good news is, Hartsburg seems to have seen the stumbles too and is all over them early, trying to set a precedent.
We take a look at who stepped up and who just stepped aside when given their chance at cracking the big club. There's only a few players left to cut but this is where it gets really interesting. With 12 forwards under one-way contracts and Foligno and Bass certainly earning spots with their two-way deals, how will Murray handle this log jam? And the defence! There's a whole show in itself!
Murray himself gets examined in our own home opener. He has certainly put his stamp on this year's team already, redefining what he wants a Senator to be, but lets not forget their recent fall from grace came on his watch. His future must surely rest on this season.
Gerber's pre-season performance has been much like his last few seasons here in Ottawa. Mostly pretty good but with some question marks. We'll take a look at what he's up against this year.
We read some early season e-mails, Russell demonstrates the meaning of bad timing with his "head cold the day of the first podcast" voice, Shredder starts his first argument of the year and we still don't know what Stooli was talking about through most of the show.
We want to thank you all for joining us again this year. It's going to be interesting to say the least and we hope we do it justice and reward your loyalty to us.
Give me a hell, give me a yeah!! Hockey's back and so are we!