The main reason cited for Paul MacLean's dismissal was that he basically lost the room. Players felt that they were constantly under the microscope and were tired of it. This article discusses what may have went wrong during MacLean's tenure.
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Some thoughts on playoff moments and living in Ottawa that will probably make a lot of you feel very old.
There’s much more to the city the Senators call home than empty seats at a playoff game.
Why you should join the Sens in their quest for the Stanley Cup
Matt Carkner will be forever famous for his large contributions in multiple playoff series, but his legacy in the nation's capital was solidified by becoming an extremely important member of the community that he so badly wanted to give back to.
While Ottawa's top players are playing fantastic hockey right now, the teams depth has not been good at all. Eugene Melnyk needs to open up his check book and take on some salaries if they want to make a push this year.
Bryan Murray may stay as GM of the team next year if he wants to, but should we want him back?