That crafty ol' Murray got us again.
If there's one thing our GM has proved that he's good at over the years is the art of misdirection, very much like a Kuba point shot. He got us all looking one way, for a Kovalev or Philips trade, then he pulled one big-ass rabbit out of his hat and traded Elliott to the Avs for Craig Anderson. NOBODY saw this coming and we are as shocked as the rest of you. Seems we all have the same opinion of it though and it's not surprising, this being a talk show and all, that we share it with you.
We also say farewell to Jarko Ruutu this week as he was unceremoniously shipped away to Anaheim for a lowly 6th round pick. Certainly not much of a return but it seems few hearts are broken over this.
We touch on the 2 games that were this week, including Chris Kelly's instantaneous re-appearance in Ottawa with Boston and then the spirit-raising stellar debut of Anderson against the Doofusses from Hogtown, a shoot-out shut-out! This was also the night of the SU Rage Rave 2011 in Ottawa so we'll tell ya how that went.
Other topics include the bleak outlook for the Golden Gawd, the bright future of another Swede, the unlikely meeting of two former Sens puck blockers trying to regain their careers and the Twitter phenom that is Biznasty2pointO. A few e-mails, some poetry and a few pops and we have a show!
Trade deadline is a-comin', folks! I'm sure we'll have a ton to talk about next week. See you then, Tank Army!