The rumours of a Senators blow up/mini blow up have been floating around for a few months now, which is not unusual considering how the team has been playing this year. What is a little disturbing though are the latest rumours to come out from the Hockey News Rumour Roundup. The rumour states that “Senators GM Bryan Murray, meanwhile, would be willing to shop everyone on his roster except defenseman Erik Karlsson, center Jason Spezza and captain Daniel Alfredsson.”
I think that this is completely wrong. On that list should also include Chris Kelly, Chris Neil and Mike Fisher. Those 3 guys give 110% every game, play the full 60 minutes and give it their all game in and game out, wearing their heart on their sleeves. You could probably also include Matt Carkner on the list too. These are the kind of veterans that you need on the team to be role models for the young players that are bound to join the ranks next season. Guys that lead by example, guys who work hard every night and give it their all. Murray, I’ve never been one to call for your job, but I do think that if you get rid of any of those 3-4 guys that you’d be doing a huge mistake. They are part of your core that must remain intact.