After completing only 48 games into his first year of a three year contract; Craig Hartsburg has been sacked!
There is no REAL surprise as there had to be some sort of fall guy put in place to pay for the miserable play of the Senators this season. Many pundits believe that it’s not the coach that is to blame but rather the General Manager, Bryan Murray. Others claim that it is certain players that are responsible for the team’s demise and go as far as labeling players like Jason Spezza, “coach killers”. In the meantime the team will go forward with Cory Clouston at the helm.
Clouston is having an above average season as coach of the baby sens and knows most of the players already from having coached them in the AHL. There is no definite conclusion that he will remain coach going into next year but it is expected for him to stay for the remainder of the season.