– Sens Communications (@Media_Sens) December 6, 2023
We’re all wondering when the Ottawa Senators are going to put DJ Smith out of his misery. After all, the club’s coach is out of his league and it’s time to move on.
But instead, the Sens have given him a veteran to “watch over” as Jacques Martin is now an advisor to the Ottawa Senators coaching staff.
The former Canadiens coach hails from Ottawa and was a long-time Sens coach. He returns home in a role tailor-made to support/monitor the club’s coach . Is the plan to bring Martin back behind the bench one day? No idea.
One wonders what this means for Patrick Roy, ultimately. That said, it’s hard to conclude anything until the Sens name a GM.
Because yes, it’s been confirmed that Steve Staios will hire a GM in order to have a formula like the Habs.
Michael Andlauer says he senses the frustration of @Senators fans who want more results. For the next GM, Sens owner says they’re evaluating their current staff before starting the hiring process. @TVASports
– Renaud Lavoie (@renlavoietva) December 5, 2023
I really think the fact that no GM is in place explains why Smith still has a job. It’s hard to change coaches when there’s no stability at the top of the pyramid.
Details to follow…