Don Cherry often talks about how the “hockey gods” rule the sport.
Whatever you want to call it — fate, karma, justice — let’s hope there is a change in fortunes for the Ottawa Senators.
This team has had its share of setbacks.
Bryan Murray, who spent nearly a decade as general manager, died last August of cancer.
Goaltender Craig Anderson had to go through the emotional strain of watching his wife, Nicholle, battle cancer last season. Thankfully, she survived.
This season there was the news classy captain Erik Karlsson and his wife Melinda had a stillborn son.
In the much less important aspect of hockey, the Ottawa Senators have won just 109 of 243 regular season games in the last three seasons.
Fans are frustrated with owner Eugene Melnyk. The team may have to rebuild.
For the sake of those within the Senators organization and their fans, those “hockey gods” can step in any time.