Don't get me wrong, I'm not a huge Ray Emery fan - I'm for keeping either Kolzig or Huet before picking up Ray Emery.
That said how can you blame a guy who didn't play since the trade deadline for the Senator's "first to worst" slide and brief, four (4) game series against the Penguins? We're talking about a team of well paid, driven, professional athletes; can the then second string goaltender really be such a big distraction that he's the cause of all the Senators' woes over the last two thirds of the season? The issues Garrioch takes with Heatley and Spezza's play and the reverence for Alfreddson, in addition to the wasted venom for Emery, also seem a "little" misplaced to me. The Senators need some major changes this off season. Thankfully for those of us who are fans of teams that regularly compete with them, broad change doesn't appear to be the sentiment of Ottawa's management or main stream media. So once again, surprise, Bruce Garrioch gets it wrong - now this column is a bit presumptive - "doncha think so too?"
Tonight - Caps at Flyers - Game 6 - Win or Go Home for The Caps. Hey Garrioch take a look at the crowds in Washington's Verizon Center - still think DC isn't a hockey city deserving of Alexander Ovechkin? Well, as you can imagine Mr. Garrioch, those of us, who consider ourselves Hockey Fans in that other capital city in North America, really don't care all that much how you answer the question. Two more wins and the Caps will definitely not be playing golf before May, while your revered Ottawa Senators, will likely have well established 2008 Handicaps before "Alexander the Great" and his mates hit the celebrity golf circuit this summer. LETS GO CAPS!!!