Seems every year, around the trade deadline, Bryan Murray catches everyone by surprise with some player move that no one expected. This year was no exception.
There are two new players in the Ottawa organization this week. Brian Lee, never able to gain the trust of the powers that be, has been shipped to Tampa in exchange for Matt Gilroy. Certainly not a blockbuster but possibly a trade that could give both players a fresh start and benefit both teams. More impressively, Murray seems to have pulled a coup on the whole league by snagging the #1 goalie prospect in the AHL in Ben Bishop from St.Louis. This moves seems like a stroke of brilliance on so many levels and we'll discuss them all.
Now, why would we need another goalie in the system? Maybe because our starting goalie has never heard that St. Hubert's has delivery!! In a season where this team seemed to be living somewhat of a charmed life, you knew something had to happen and, of course, it would happen to the goalie. Alex Auld has likely seen his last game as a Sen and Mr. Lehner looks like he's out to make a statement. So much cool stuff to talk about! We're downright giddy!
We've haven't even got to the games yet, and it was a pretty damn good week:
Caps 2 - Sens 5
Bruins 5 - Sens 3
Isles 2 - Sens 5
Sens 1 - Bruins 0
In a week that saw EK65 set all sorts of records and Jason Spezza continue to tear up the competition, the biggest achievement may have been that they finally found a way to knock off the cup champs! With a shut out, none the less!
Once we get done with the games, we discuss a slew of other items, including Paul Maclean's grip on the Jack Adams and how the schedule plays out in favour of the Sens. But, the real fun begins with an old school bashing of the hapless leafs. How old school? We even revive our old "Why the Leafs Suck" segment for this show. But we're not done there! Just cause we like your style, we take you for a stroll down memory lane and have a good laugh at an ole' Leaf-bashing classic.
E-mails, voice mails, poll questions, beer.....yeah, this one's worth an hour+ of your time. Enjoy!