As reported in the Globe and Mail, Bryan Murray's search for answers has gone back to the old, reliable answer: reunite the CASH Line of Daniel Alfredsson, Jason Spezza, and Dany Heatley.
We're all hoping it will work for the Sens, because the team--and especially Spezza and Heatley--needs something to get them going.
I'm not certain it will do much, though. Neither one of Spezza nor Heatley have had much luck to date in the playoffs, and although they've showed a little bit of emotion at times, there has been barely anything in the way of offensive output. Putting Alfredsson, still a dynamic player, but hindered by injuries that are obviously still bothering him, might provide an emotional boost, but emotions are already running pretty high for everyone.
Past experience has shown that when reunited, these guys can definitely work off each other to make things happen. There's a lot riding on whether or not they can get back to that magic, so here's to hoping they score tonight.
I'm predicting eight goals. Each.
(P.S. The author of the story, Roy MacGregor, said the name 'CASH Line' was so-named "because they take up most of the Senators' payroll", which is erroneous. For anyone who doesn't know, it's an acronym: Captain Alfredsson, Spezza, Heatley. Just for the record.)