Yesterday it was the players and the Coach that did the talking. Today, the Owner, Team President and General Manager had their chance. And it made for another fascinating day in the Nation’s Capital.
I mentioned this on Twitter in the moments following today’s media availability with Bryan Murray but it may have actually been one of the most entertaining parts of Ottawa’s season. Murray was incredibly candid in discussing a number of important issues and seemed to lay out a pretty clear outline for what we can expect from this team in the off season and heading into next year.
He talked about his own performance, the job done by Paul MacLean and his coaching staff, the future of Jason Spezza, the defence and just about every topic you would hope to hear a GM cover in his season ending address. He even acknowledged the dramatic impact losing Daniel Alfredsson had on this hockey team. And for all the answers he provided today, there are still more questions that need to be answered in the next few months.
It’s going to be a fascinating summer around these parts as we watch Bryan Murray do his best to bring this team back to the playoffs while still “spending wisely”, as required by his Owner.