Even though the Ottawa Senators are on a three game winning streak and have seemingly turned the corner with Martin Gerber in nets, the Ottawa Sun's Bruce Garrioch is obsessed with continuing his rabid crusade to run Ray Emery out of town, damn the consequences.
Remember, this was the reporter who almost had an emotional breakdown the second time Emery was late for a practice and was filmed pleading with General Manager, Bryan Murray to suspend him, his voice breaking with anger and emotion. He was in a such a state that it wouldn't have been surprising to see him with a torch in his hands leading a pack of outraged "journalists" to the Senators locker room to flush out the evil.
Ever since, Garrioch has been on the warpath and nothing short of buying out Emery will do. That's the focus of today's article where Garrioch suggests that the troubled goalie can be bought out of his contract for only 1/3rd of the money remaining.
This was obviously Garrioch's own idea as he has no quotes from Senators management saying that this is an option going forward. There is no analysis as to what the Senators will do without any depth in goaltending (despite what everyone believes, Brian Elliot is not having a sensational season down in Bingo) or the consequences of giving up on a player who they have invested so much time and money in. Nope. It's just "off with their heads" and figure it all out later.
If the Senators win the Stanley Cup, the next day Garrioch will lead with a story about Ray Emery, blaming him for the Senators not winning in four straight. This guy puts the Communist witch hunter Joe McCarthy to shame for zealousness.