There are plenty of interesting rumours making the rounds with the Senators floundering.
Of course, colleague Steve Simmons had an interesting take on the whole situation in his blog Monday. There are different versions of that story going around. One thing is certain, GM Bryan Murray doesn’t want to go back behind the bench but he may have no choice if he wants to make a coaching change.
Hard for Murray to hire anybody if he doesn’t have a contract for next year.
You have to wonder what’s going to happen here in Ottawa. People are up in arms. The sky is falling. They lost to the Maple Leafs 5-1 and by Monday there was supposed to be major changes.
Nothing materialized. Eugene Melnyk hasn’t been heard from and he won’t be heard from for the foreseeable future. Really, what is there to say? He tried that with: “Fasten your seatbelts …”
So, what next?
If you believe the rumour mill Canadian coach Dave Cameron is going to take off his gold medal, go to his office with the Mississauga St. Mike’s Majors, pack up his stuff and take over for Cory Clouston.
That’s the word out of the Team Canada dressing room. Sure it makes sense. Why not? Cameron is always been a good soldier for Melnyk. Has worked in his stable for years. Cameron had a short stop in Binghamton. His team is tabbed to win the Memorial Cup it is going to host this spring.
A league executive noted this morning we have heard this stuff before.
“When the world juniors were in Ottawa weren’t Bob Nicholson and Pat Quinn supposed to be taking over then?,” the executive asked. “This always comes up around world junior time. So Cameron is going to make sense.”
Melnyk wouldn’t want to disrupt Cameron right now. They want to win a championship. Don’t rule out Murray behind the bench … again.