BINGHAMTON _ Got word from sports editor Mike Koreen I’ve been sent to the minors. I believe it’s just a weekend stint.
I got here last night. Nice easy drive from Ottawa. If you are looking for hockey this winter, we made it in 4.5 hours door-to-door. We only stopped once. I wasn’t at the wheel. I left that to someone else.
The players will report for medicals Friday.
Then, they are on the ice Saturday.
The Senators have a lot of prospects here. They want to see where they stand in the organization. They are going to get a good look.
Those are some of the names to keep an eye on.
Luke Richardson will be running the show.
Coach Paul MacLean will be here. He will be keeping an eye on things. He will just talk philosophy. I don’t think he will have an active role. Richardson needs to run the show and put his stamp on this team.
There is hockey. It’s not the hockey we want but there is hockey.
Talks start in New York. I’m told they won’t be fruitful. We’ll see. I’m not optimistic. For now, we focus on the minors.