Yesterday afternoon the GM spoke to an assembled audience at the Kanata Sports Club, the transcript of which we don't have, but there is this one solitary tweet to build a post around!
Assuming this paraphrase is accurate…
Some will question the hubris of a statement like this, especially coming from an organization that hasn't won a playoff round in five plus years.
On the other hand, opposite Gene's infamous treatise, it looks downright sensible:
"To a fan, hockey is a great but sometimes brutal game – and only one of 30 cities is going to be feeling great by this time next month. But while you're barbecuing this summer and speculating on next season, I want you to thnk about this:
I firmly believe the Ottawa Senators will not only win the Stanley Cup, but we will build a team with the talent and drive to hoard that Cup year after year in the playoffs. I guarantee that you have never seen the level of determination that is about to go into putting together our 2006-07 season. And I guarantee that I will not rest until Ottawa becomes the hockey Mecca of the NHL."
Still holds up.