Sens fire Hartsburg

So the Ottawa Senators have fired Craig Hartsburg.

Craig Hartsburg has been fired as coach of the Ottawa Senators.

Craig Hartsburg has been fired as coach of the Ottawa Senators.

This is the second year in a row the coach was fired. Last year, John Paddock was the guy giving the axe.

Hartsburg is being replaced by Cory Clouston, the organization’s coach for their AHL team.

This firing makes me wonder two things:

1) Why not hire a coach with recent NHL experience, or someone who has a history of winning in the NHL. Paddock? Hartsburg? Why not go after a Pat Quinn or a Bob Hartley?

2) I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. The team needs to get rid of general manager Bryan Murray. Since he’s taken over, the team has suffered, lost secondary scoring, lost their puck-moving defencemen and haven’t gotten a number one goalie.

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One response to “Sens fire Hartsburg

  1. Dennis

    Cory Clouston? I remember him. He was hired to coach the Powell River Kings (BCHL) but quit before he almost even started. Why would they hire him? Am I ever glad I’m not a Sens fan.

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