There's a few fairly big moves to go through, which one will be the most successful?
1.Bryan Murray steps down - replaced internally, so there wasn't quite as much fanfare initially, but then people started to realize that even though Pierre Dorion came from within, he was a refreshing voice. Immediately began his promised 'changes' with...
2.Firing Cameron et. all and bringing in Guy Boucher AND Marc Crawford. A move that was perhaps initially balked at as well, due to Bruce Boudreau seeming to be a lock in Ottawa, but again, over time this has been seen as almost entirely positive.
3.Trading for Derek Brassard. Ottawa boy comes home, complete with a beautiful playoff resume and more of a playmaking presence as well. Dorion gave up Mika Zibanejad in the trade, something very people had an issue with, but also gave up a 2nd round pick in the package - which people were less enthused at. Still, smart move by a new GM. Shores up our Cs, gets a play-making left hander for Bobby Ryan and adds some playoff moxy.
4.Signs Mike Hoffman to a 4 year, 20.75 deal and keeps one of the better snipers in an Ottawa uniform for the foreseeable future at a solid AVV. You could lump Cody Ceci into this as well, as that was more of a slam dunk signing, but still important.