It's a big night in the Underground. Tonight, we announced a major event in the history on the show, something we've been working towards for 5 years: WE HAVE AN OFFICIAL BEER SUPPLIER!!!!! WOOT! WOOT!
Thanks to some handy connections, we have struck an arrangement for Beau's Beer, a local brewery from Vankleek Hill, Ontario, to be the official beer supplier of the Sens Underground. This could be the start of a beautiful friendship and we hope something we can grow into all sorts of cool things in the future.
Now, on to hockey. The Sens took off for the west coast this week and we cover 4 games:
Columbus 1 - Sens 2
Sens 3 - Bruins 4 (SO)
Sens 2 - Doucher's Sharks 5
Sens 3 - Kings 6
If you just go by the results, things don't look so good but over all, there were a lot of good things the Sens did this week. Unfortunately, they undid many of them too. Spotty defense, more bad penalties and some more no-shows from important players cost them some games they could have won.
Who were these no-shows? The main targets this week were Kuba, Elliot, Floatalev and, once again, Spezza. Some of these players could be defended but you'd be hard pressed to find anyone with much good to say about Jason this week. It looks like his back is really holding him, well, back but does that explain it all? And if so, should he really be playing? This is a major topic in this episode. So is Elliot and Clouston's public criticism of his play. Was this the right move by the coach? We discuss.
Clouston also made headlines this week by benching Foligno but many question if it was the right choice. We are no different but is there a motive to his madness?
There is praise this week too. Michalek's stock continues to rise, as does Fisher's. Philips had a great week too. Cheech is looking better and so is Shannon. We also discuss the return of Karlson to the line-up.
In Open Ice, we discuss grumblings from our listeners about a certain past Underground guest who has been rubbing some folks the wrong way. Then we go through a plethora of e-mails and voice mails. You guys rock!
Once again, we are without Stooli as he continues to support his ailing Father. Hopefully, he will re-join us next week.
Until then, please visit Beau's website to find the nearest watering hole that has it on tap. If they don't, ask them why the hell not! Tell 'em the Underground sent you.