Ray Day on the Radio

Long-time Buffalo Sabres heavyweight Rob Ray, who also played briefly for the Ottawa Senators, threw his two cents into the on-going Ottawa Senators saga during a radio gig on Buffalo’s WGR-550.

Ray, who now works on Sabres broadcasts and as in-house analyst, suggests that GM Bryan Murray has rejected owner Eugene Melnyk’s requests to take over from Cory Clouston as coach. 

Ray said, “they’ve lost a spark and I think a big part of it is the guy behind the bench.  They really, from the beginning, never bought into Cory Clouston.  And, you know, they had a hard time with him in the beginning, and you know, they kind of gave into it a little bit for a while, but I just don’t think he has what it takes to keep them. 

“I’ve talked to people up there – Melnyk wants Murray to go behind the bench to finish the year coaching, and he refuses to do it, and I think it’s causing a major turmoil amongst ownership and the general manager that he’s not willing to do that, and I think you may see at the end of the year that the coach and general manager may be moved out of there.”

Take it for what it’s worth. Ray is in Buffalo, but he has at least some connection with the Senators’ players due to his own playing days here.

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