"... when it came to coach Ron Low and goalie Ray Emery, (Senator GM Bryan) Murray clearly picked the wrong guy in Ottawa.
"... Low has spent nearly 40 years in pro hockey and you can't find anyone with anything bad to say about him. The only people with good things to say about Emery are his teammates. And that is only if you ask them when the cameras are on."
"I have to think Low was probably the first to inform Murray that his young goalie in Binghamton had serious work-ethic concerns, that perhaps he was a tad selfish and arrogant.
"Now the old coach is gone -- as if firing an assistant coach who works from the press box is going to turn things around in Ottawa -- and the young goalie has played himself into the backup role.
"There, his job will be to stay out late on the practice ice, not to get mad when a teammate rings the odd shot off his mask, keep the room loose and do a little extra in the weight room to stay ready. Good luck with that, Bryan."
Come now. Emery is 26. That's not that young in hockey years. The irrepressible Earl McRae has his own inimitable take.
(Thanks to Jean-Pierre Allard for the link.)