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Tuesday
Feb102009

S4 - Episode 15: Clouston, The T1000 Takes Over

What’s old is new again, even if he’s not old!

As you all know by now, the Craig Hartsburg era [era?] is over and yet another minor league coach, Bingo’s Cory Clouston, who looks an awful lot like the Terminator from T2, takes control of this leaky ship. Initially, this switch was not well received by Sens fans however you can’t help but admit that the team has shown some signs of life in the three games that Cory has been behind the bench:

Washington 7 – Ottawa 4
Los Angeles 1 – Ottawa 0
Boston 4 – Ottawa 3 SO
Buffalo 2 – Ottawa 3 SO

The last two games of this week gave Sens fans something we haven’t seen in a looooong time: EXCITEMENT! Now, the question we ask ourselves is are these early results simply the typical reaction of a team to a new coach or is there really something happening here? One thing for sure, none of the players seemed very upset about the change. What does that say about Hartsburg? What does it say about the players? How did Murray escape the blood-letting? Does Clouston stick around or is he simply a babysitter until season’s end? AAAAAHHHHHHHHH!!!!! So many questions, so much flapping! Yes, we tackle them all and as you would expect, there are many different opinions on how this has all played out and where it may be leading.

It certainly didn’t take very long for Clouston’s apparent “no nonsense” approach to cause a headline. The spin doctors were quick to douse the flames but reports have Heatley possibly at odds with the new coach over his play. And poor Jason Spezza, I tell ya, he gets no respect! Even from no-name defensemen in Columbus.

Of course we have your e-mails, long-winded as they may be, the News, OH MY GOD!!! WHAT?? WHAT?? A HATER?! And the fallout from Showergate. Discretion isn’t always our strong point.

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S4 - Episode 15: Clouston, The T1000 Takes Over

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