Originally Aired: July 19, 2012
Welcome to the first episode of Sens Call-Ups! In this episode, we break through a lot of nervous energy and talk about the summer that was and what’s on the horizon starting with the cup winning champs and some controversy within the Canadian media around the playoffs and a look back as to how the Sens did in their first round contest.
We talk about the awards ceremony and discuss as to what effect being nominated for the coach of the year may have on MacLean and his relationship with the refs. Also we look at who’s in and who’s out in free agency and who has re-upped with the Sens.
Touched on are the newest draft picks and look at Cody Ceci and the Senator’s pledge to look at local talent. We go into some detail about the trade in acquiring Marc Methot for a great guy in Nick Foligno. Losing Nick and his wife from the community is a big loss, but we wish him all the best in Columbus. Oh, and Figs better stay away from Anderson when he plays here!
We have our very first special guest to discuss the potential need for new enforcers. No, not Wayne Gretzky! Not Brenda Shannahan, and definitely not Mats Sundin! WE HAVE PUDDLE DUCK!
After a quick look around the league to talk about other big name signings, we look at the CBA offer by the NHL and, although worried, are hopeful for hockey next year.
We’re excited and looking forward to hearing from you, the listener as Sens Call-Ups is not only made by the fans, for the fans, but is to be made WITH the fans. We’re looking forward to hearing from you via e-mail and twitter and are eager to hear your suggestions and comments as to what you’d like to see on the show.
We’ll be back up around training camp and pre-season, but until then, CALL UP!