Obviously, they’re clamoring in Ottawa for a major shake-up of the Senators, who have lost 14 of their last 15 road games and five of six overall heading into tonight’s game at Buffalo.
But Sens captain Daniel Alfredsson says he doesn’t want to see wholesale changes made.
Bruce Garrioch in the Ottawa Sun quoted the veteran Swede as saying: “I don’t know when it started last year, but it’s not something that I believe a new coach coming in and changing everything (is going to change anything).”
Alfredsson’s words obviously hold more value because of his longevity and stature with the team. Ottawa will be at TD Banknorth Garden Thursday for a battle with the Boston Bruins, with a reverse in roles because in recent seasons the Sens have usually gone into games with Boston heavily favored and near the top of the league.
MK: Hard to believe the front office will listen to Alfredsson if things continue on their downward spiral. In fact, the front office is a prime candidate for the shake-up. But you have to give Alfredsson credit for his attempt to rally the troops and hold him and his teammate accountable.