Maybe Stooli was right: maybe Bryan Murray was just bored.
In a shocking move that caught everyone off guard, our GM acquired Kyle Turris from Phoenix for David Rundblad and a 2nd round pick in 2012. That he traded for Turris is no surprise, as the rumours had been floating about that possibility for a while now. That Rundblad was the player we gave up is a real surprise. After all, this was the most highly touted defenceman outside of the NHL before this season started and remember that Murray went out of his way to get this prospect. Like most Sens fans, at first we were shocked. But as the dust has settled a bit and the emotions have ebbed, we can now look at this trade logically and calmly.
Or not. We get into a very animated and intense debate over this move as we argue the need for a forward over a d-man, the price that was paid and the risk involved. This is the Underground at its best.
Or is it? The scrapping is just beginning in this episode as the topic of when to fight really sets the yule logs a-blazing. If you're a fan of those times when we go toe to toe, this episode is for you.
Of course, we also take a look at the week that was for the Sens:
Sens 3 - Slugs 2 OT
Bruins 5 - Sens 2
Pens 4 - Sens 6
Not a freakin' bad week at all, taking 2 out of 3, and against good teams as well! It wasn't without its drawbacks though as we lose the NHL goal leader 9MM to a concussion... but don't worry, there's no problem at all with head injuries. Bill Daly says so. We'll tell you about that, too.
We also touch on the Sens FINALLY getting their new scoreboard, we re-visit the George Laraque interview to clarify a point, and look at the insanity running rampant in la belle province.
Your e-mails are read, a new poll question is revealed and then we head off on our Christmas vacation. We hope this holds you over until we return in the new year.
To you, our loyal listeners, from us in Studio 11, we wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a fantastic new year. Stay safe, enjoy the games and we'll see you in 2 weeks.