I've been having some fun with the Ottawa Sun's Bruce Garrioch and Don Brennan for their (typical) homerism in recent columns. Since I don't want this blog to turn into Cox Bloc North, I'm not looking to beat the subject into the ground.
However, fair's fair. I took a minor dig at Chris Stevenson in my last post, but for the record Stevenson is easily the best of the Sun's hockey beat writers. Maybe i'ts because Sun Media has had him doing a general hockey blog, or maybe he's still stubbornly clinging to the concept of objectivity, but he can still be counted on to write like a grownup from time to time.
Here's Stevenson's piece today on the new mural that's been added to the visitor's hallway at ScotiaBank place.
In what is surely one of the stupidest and most ignorant moves going, somebody with the Senators organization decided to cover a wall near the Penguins dressing room in Scotiabank Place with a large mural. It's a photo of the Senators shaking hands with the Penguins after the Senators eliminated them in their first-round matchup last spring...So there you have it. Proof that it is, techinically, possible to write a hockey story in Ottawa without having to get it pre-appoved by Roy Mlakar.
The photo smacks of arrogance -- unearned by this franchise, frankly, which has been a notorious underachiever at this time of year and has little reason to look down on any other or rub the noses of opposing players in defeat.