"I think now he's next in line," Paddock told the Courier-Post. "We were 14 games over .500 when I was fired. They're seven under now. Somebody needs to take responsibility for that. Whether the coaches he hired and fired were good or not, they're his players and they're either not playing good or can't play, one or the other."
But Paddock, who is currently the head coach of the AHL's Philadelphia Phantoms, doesn't think coaching is the issue in the nation's capital.
"The players are not very good, that's the problem," Paddock told the Courier-Post.
The hits just keep on coming for the senators. First, Five For Smiting reported on the team's lack of physical fitness (wonder if Gary Roberts could have instilled that value in the team a couple of seasons ago?) and now a former coach is putting into words what most people already know: the senators suck.
I wonder if this year will be the season that ends the myth of Bryan Murray building that Cup winner in Anaheim. If he had stayed the team would probably have been relocated.