Yep, that's right; we're dead freakin' last in the league and there's no way to say we don't belong there. How can you possibly defend it after those last two abysmal games? Now, the navel gazing begins in ernest.
The week started out at least looking promising with a win over the Canes, but also saw Glasscal Repair once again reporting to sick bay, where he was greeted with a resounding "NOOOOOOORRRRRRMMMMMM!". No one is likely less happy about this than Brain Elliot, as he now has to try to bail out this leaking ship with little to no help from his team mates. The other two games we were forced to sit through this past week were nothing short of dreadful as the Snes took a huge step backwards, to the point where Murray is now using shock therapy (threatening trades) to try and wake them up. Players (Smith and Hale) are now shuttling between Ottawa and Bingo, not to mention lines, and with the end of October sneaking up quickly, the season is in danger of slipping away barely after it began.
How's that for a show's worth of topics? Need anything else? Well, there are some other items on the rage menu, such as Murray's track record, the Doan suspension, a lengthy debate on the Foligno hit, Clouston's handling of this skid, Kovalev (go figure), Lehner's first appearance in nets and your e-mails. Oh, and cheese!
We don't honestly believe this team is really as bad as it looks at the moment but like many of you, we are having difficulty explaining it and figuring out what needs to be done to turn it around. However, we give it our best shot this week and we hope you enjoy it.
Be Red, Give Head!