Is this rock bottom for Senators reporting?
Other than absolutely conforming to "Stuff sports writers like" Rule #1, this story mixes opinion and journalism seamlessly to create a genre I call "fiction".
Sure, Lalime could come back. But let me sum up the story in a couple sentences.
Brennan: Do you like getting paid, Patrick Lalime?
Brennan: How about being paid... in Ottawa?!
Lalime: Why the fuck not.
Brennan: Hey Bryan Murray, if you had to rate the chances of Lalime coming back to the Sens either "likely" or "purple", what would you rate it?
Murray: Ummm... "likely"?
Sorry Brennan, not buying it.