Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Notorious Moments In Senators History - Volume One

Without a doubt, Bryan Murray has been the most fiery coach in the Senators short history and it was somewhat disappointing to hear he was handing the reins to a new coach for the upcoming season (Craig Hartsburg).

His casual, jokey demeanour belied a vicious temper that once in a while boiled over into an all out shit-show as seen below.

Here's Murray ripping into L.A. Kings broadcaster Jim Fox after a tumultuous game (which I had the the pleasure of seeing in person) in 2005 that saw Zdeno Chara pulverize a very frightened looking Tim Gleason and Brian McGrattan re-engineer Sean Avery's grill.
Seems that Fox criticised Murray over the air for some alleged goon tactics, at one point calling Murray "crazy". Obviously, Bryan disagreed.

Here's Murray going at it with Buffalo's equally fiery Lindy Ruff after the now classic brawl in 2007 that saw Ray Emery take on both Martin Biron and enforcer Andrew Peters.

Here's how that "disagreement" started in the first place.


Ben said...

I miss Ray.

Adam said...

Yeah, Ray brought some real juice to the team. Really disappointed that he's gone (although I trust Murray enough to be OK with his decision).