GM Bryan Murray still thinks Senators are playoff team

Senators GM Bryan Murray remains optimistic about the Senators chances of making the playoffs....

Senators GM Bryan Murray remains optimistic about the Senators chances of making the playoffs. (Errol McGihon/QMI Agency)

DON BRENNAN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:01 PM ET

OTTAWA - Bryan Murray gave the Senators a Christmas break.

He allowed the current group one more chance to prove it is what he believes it is -- a playoff contender.

Murray decided against making a move before Thursday's midnight roster freeze deadline, despite a frustration buildup that had him explode into the team's dressing room after a dismal 5-2 loss in New Jersey the night before.

"As I said to the players (Wednesday) night, people talk to me about trades "¦the thing you have to remember when you talk that way, somebody has to leave," Murray told the Sun. "Somebody in this room has to leave to acquire another person. That's a fact of life.


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