The Senators will hold their first practice as a team Monday morning in Petawawa.
Safe to assume they are up there today doing team building activities to get them ready for the start of the season at CFB Petawawa.
Of course, as they prepare for the run to the post-season, the biggest questionmark is the goaltending. Especially after the way Pascal Leclaire and Brian Elliott performed during training camp. They both left a lot to be desired on a lot of fronts.
How does Bryan Murray feel?
Well, he wouldn’t even discuss the matter following the club’s 8-5 victory over the New York Rangers Saturday night at home.
New goalie coach Rick Wamsley must be pulling his hair out watching the way these two have played. It says here Leclaire will be the starter. He was brought here to be the No. 1 goalie and has a big pricetag.
The reality is, if they lose Friday night against the Sabres, then coach Cory Clouston can easily turn to Elliott on Saturday night at the Air Canada Centre against the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Clouston said recently the goalie with the hot hand will be playing. That came after telling some media in Toronto earlier in the month he’d like one or the other to reach up and grab the job.
Goaltending has always been an interesting dynamic in Ottawa. This year doesn’t look like it’s going to be any different.