Emery Beats Ottawa: Revenge, Redemption, Call It What You Will

November 12th, 2009 by Mark Ritter Leave a reply »
In his first game against his former team, surrounded by his new fans at the Philadelphia Flyers Wachovia Centre, all eyes were focused on Ray Emery and, if you are a Philadelphia Flyers fan, you liked what you watched.

Two seasons ago, Emery was fingered as the Ottawa Senators bad boy, the reason for everything that ailed the team. On the ice, in the dressing room, off the ice and in the newspapers, Emery made headlines for all the wrong reasons.

In the end, the Ottawa Senators and the rest of the NHL turned their back on the young goaltender, forcing Emery to pack his bags and make his way to Russia to play in the KHL.

The “rehabilitation” was a success and, after posting a 22-8-0 record with a 2.12 GAA and a .926 SV percentage with Mytishchi Atlant of the KHL, Ray Emery seemed destined to make yet another comeback, this time in the NHL.

Ottawa could have stepped up and offered their former player another chance, but, despite Emery's turnaround, the Ottawa Senators chose to pass, instead making a move to bring in former Columbus Blue Jacket goaltender, Pascal Leclaire. If only they could turn back time...

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