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Ray: Melnyk Upset By Murray’s Refusal To Coach

Rob Ray can be seen nowadays on Buffalo Sabres television broadcasts as an in-game analyst.  Unlike many players-turned-broadcasters, the former Sabres agitator has no qualms about delving out his opinions.

He also still has friends and contacts in Ottawa resulting from his time there at the end of his playing career - and he was more than willing to share some opinions and insight regarding the Senators coaching situation, and the status of the working relationship between Brian Murray and Eugene Melnyk, during his radio segment on WGR-550 today:

“They’ve lost a spark and I think a big part of it is the guy behind the bench.  They really, from the beginning, never bought into Cory Clouston.  And, you know, they had a hard time with him in the beginning, and you know, they kind of gave into it a little bit for a while, but I just don’t think he has what it takes to keep them.”

“I’ve talked to people up there - Melnyk wants Murray to go behind the bench to finish the year coaching, and he refuses to do it, and I think it’s causing a major turmoil amongst ownership and the general manager that he’s not willing to do that, and I think you may see at the end of the year that the coach and general manager may be moved out of there.”

Click here for the entire interview; for comments on the Sens jump to 9:15.

 

Filed in: NHL Teams, Ottawa Senators, | KK Hockey | Permalink
  Tags: brian+murray, corey+clouston, ottawa+senators, rob+ray, senators+coaching+situation

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