Hey yo, groundhogs! How are your summers going? Well, put the sun screen and golf clubs down for an hour or so and grab your iPod! We're back with our annual summer episode and there's a lot to cover!
When last we met, we were all anxiously awaiting our lobotomies to help wash away the memories of last season. How things have changed in a few short months! Optimism abounds in Studio 11 this week as the future of the Sens begins to take shape. Even Stooli couldn't find much to bitch about this week (we think he may even like Murray a little now).
We begin the show by taking a quick look back at the play-offs and the cup champions Bruins' run. As you might imagine, we pass a little love onto Mr. Marchand and crew and slap our west coast country folk for their embarrassing antics.
We then move onto the good stuff - Sens News! After paying tribute to Bingo for their glorious championship, we turn our attention to the rebuilding of our beloved Snes, starting with the entry draft. It's pretty much high fives all around for the job Murray and crew did restocking the shelves with great potential for the future. With the addition of Zinbaj.... Zanbojor...... Zinflag.... Z-BAD and many other high-end offensive players, we can look down the road a few years from now and like what could be.
Free agency saw Ottawa stay away from the insanity that took hold of many teams and again, we seem to like this! Alex Auld is big and bald... and he's back with the team for another go round as back up to Anderson, also folically challenged. However, even though it was a minor deal, the addition of former Ottawa 67 Zenon Konopka (Z-Kop) is the signing that really has us pumped.
Once we cover all that has passed, we take a few minutes to look ahead and see how all these pieces may fit into the puzzle that our new coaching staff, led by the Paulrus, has to play with. It's all the possibilities and the competition for roster spots that has us really excited to watch this new generation of Snes-es develop.
Finally, we take a look at a few other significant NHL topics that unfolded while we were out, namely the removal of Colon, the insertion of Jagr and the rinsing of the Douche from San Jose waters.
One last thing; we'd like to get some input from you folks this week. As we ponder the future of the team, we here at the Underground are also pondering the direction of our podcast... going forward, to this end, we'd like to hear from you, the listener, twitterer, forum poster... groundhog, about what you'd like to get out of the show from week to week. Check it out and we'll be looking to hear from you over the summer.
Ok, that's all. Please return to your summer and enjoy the rays. Peace, out!
Former NHL champ Mats Sundin and off-season players are known to play poker for charity. So no wonder why the Stanley Cup was a special guest to the WSOP ceremony. In this interesting article about Hockey and Poker you can see a poker table ‘tuned’ into a hockey pitch. The table appeared back in 2009 at the McDonald House in Vegas.