Ottawa Senators (17-30-8) Vs Edmonton Oilers (16-30-8)
2:00pm ET: Rexall Place in Edmonton
On an 11-game losing streak and with only 42 points in the standings, the Senators are situated two points ahead of the Western Conference cellar dwelling Oilers. It's fitting that this is the first game in today's CBC's Hockey Day in Canada coverage. With the whole nation watching, it's deserving of its undercard billing. The race to 30th place and better lottery pick odds starts now!
What We Can Expect:
Nostalgia. Minor hockey league stories. Flag waving. Stock footage of outdoor rinks. Chest thumping. One horrifically awful Ron MacLean sweater. And now that Ottawa has accepted the rebuild movement, you should be prepared for a number of answers to the question, "How did it come to this for Ottawa?" And if no one answers with John Muckler's name, you should have a shoe or a newspaper (do people still buy them?) at your ready for you to pitch at the television.
Michalek - Spezza - Butler
Foligno - Regin - Kovalev
Smith - Kelly - Neil
Ruutu - O'Brien - Shannon
Phillips - Karlsson
Gonchar - Campoli
Kuba - Lee
Penner - Horcoff - Hemsky
Hall - Cogliano - Eberle
Paajarvi - Gagner - Omark
Jones - Fraser - Jacques
Peckham - Gilbert
Smid - Petry
Vandermeer - Foste
Murray has been GM since 2007.
He thought he could do better and failed to deliver; his job his mess.
We are holding off on renewing our season tickets until we see what happens with Murray.
If he has any power or remains at GM our 12 grand will go to house renovations.
Ball's in Mr. Melnyk's court, hopefully he will not have to bleed too much red ink to give management and players a reboot.