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Bryan Murray On The Senators Season

from Ken Warren of Senators Extra,

In Tuesday’s post-mortem on what went so wrong with his team this season, he was an open book about a club that started slowly and only found a degree of consistency when the season was already lost.

He had some harsh words for the work of coach Paul MacLean, saying his approach to players must change. He said captain Jason Spezza’s future with the team is undecided. He acknowledged the loss of former captain Daniel Alfredsson last summer was pivotal.

He recognized that young defencemen Jared Cowen, Patrick Wiercioch and Eric Gryba didn’t meet expectations, and he was disturbed by the “careless” and “confused” moments inside the Senators’ blueline.

He steadfastly defended some of his own controversial trades. He also said it’s paramount for the organization to find a “harder forward that can play the game hard and stick up for teammates if necessary,” and says there will be other changes.

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HockeytownOverhaul's avatar

So he pretty much threw everyone under the bus and then pointed out why its not his fault.  He even goes on to talk about leadership coming more from off ice and it being the reason teams don’t make the playoffsm. Talk about too close to see the trees.  Holy shit.

From Melnyk and Murray are batshit crazy.  I’m suuuure the players are going to respond now knowing the GM is standing behind his coach.. Judas priest talk about dense.

Posted by HockeytownOverhaul on 04/15/14 at 11:40 PM ET

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I read the comments I this article. Talk about some people without a solid clue. Alfredsson was a bad captain and had a bad year in Detroit because of this. Not that he’s 41 and the entire team was injured.
It was MacLean’s fault for mixing lines and not playing the same goalie every night. It was also his fault for being after his players who were not performing. I can’t think of a hard line scowling coach who frequently uses a line blender… Wait…

Posted by teldar on 04/16/14 at 09:05 AM ET

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