Well, it's a few days late but episode 7 is now ready to go. The swine flu walloped Shredder's family this week so we had to delay a bit but we think it's worth the wait and that's even without Stooli who took the night off to deal with some family issues of his own.
This is the first show this year that we have actually had a lot of hockey to talk about:
Tampa 2 - Sens 3 OT
Devils 3 - Sens 2
Oilers 3 - Sens 4 Shoot out
Sens 1 - Philly 5
It was a pretty rocky week for the Sens. Certainly not their best display by far and a week that brought with it the first bit of controversy we've seen this year. And go figure, most of it is centered on our goaltending! What would the Sens be without some goalie debate? Russell and Shredder go toe to toe on Leclaire's recent struggles but he's not the only one getting heat this week. Kovatard has firmly planted himself in the doghouse with his continued indifferent play but he also raises a bigger question for Clouston: how does he handle this guy and not lose his new-found respect with the other players?
We also take a look at Murray's comments about looking for another player but we question if he's looking for the right guy? Do we really need another forward or should we be boosting up an obviously under-manned blue line?
Russell's had it with Ruutu and Shredder is still no fan of Kuba, and he might be gathering-up supporters for his cause. With A-train out, Kuba has not stepped up and that has certainly exposed the AHL-3. The Sens seem to have gotten themselves on the wrong side of the refs this year and this last batch of games sure has made it very evident that discipline is a problem. This seems surprising but there they are, bottom of the league. We rant away on this topic for awhile.
Russell takes shot at the News, we read your e-mails, congratulate a long time Groundhog for bringing a new listener to the show and we read a beautiful love note to Fisher from his love.
We'll be back to our regular schedule next Wednesday at 9 pm. And guess what? NO tech issues this week!!! YAHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!
Oh, Scarface is on! Gotta go!