After a seemingly infinite period of silence, General Melnky finally opened the hatch, came up out of the tank, stood high above the troops and said, "FOLLOW ME, BOYS!!!".
The brain trust for the Ottawa Senators made their long awaited appearance before the media this week and did their best to clear the air, or at least buy themselves some time until Full Tank is accomplished. The funny thing was M&M seemed to have slightly different messages to send out. Murray seems to think the fix for this team can be achieved very quickly whereas Melnyk was a little more reserved with his predictions. This leads to a whole lot of debate this week about mixed messages and realistic plans. Hey, at least they gave us SOMETHING to talk about!
One thing that everyone seems to agree on is that the captain shall remain the captain. Both M&M and the Golden Gawd have agreed that Ottawa is home and barring some unbelievable deal, Alfie will finish his career as a Sen. See, there is some good news this year!
There were some great quotes in the News this week regarding the GM's and owner's pressers, most notably by Rob Ray regarding Cory Clouston and his relationship with his players. The coach gets a lot of our attention in this episode.
Of course, we go over the latest string of losses, or steps towards the lottery pick, depending how you wish to look at it (but the Philly fights were fun!). Stooli tears yet another hole in the NHL's ass over the Guardian project (was this guy ever a kid?), we discuss the smoke and mirrors of the NHL's record revenue, Facebook stuff, the joke that is the NY islanders, e-mails and poll results.
A reminder to our pool participants; it's the All-Star break and time to send in your subs. If you'd like to make any changes to your team, please e-mail them to me (Russell) this weekend.
Enjoy the break and festivities this weekend.