It seems like all my posts are related to the Ottawa Senators these days (I do do other stuff that actually pays).
Given that the Sens have made an historic run to squeak into the playoffs, I got inspired and rendered an illustration of their General Manager, Bryan Murray, who was diagnosed with stage four cancer. Mark Reeds, the Sens’ assistant coach, was also stricken with the disease around the same time. Yes, the Senators family has been hit hard this year.
I thought – This Hamburglar stuff and other hype surrounding the team is great, but if ever there was a cause to rally around, this is it. Do it for Murray. Do it for Mark.
So I completed the Murray illustration, and within a day or so, word got out that Mark Reeds had succumbed to cancer at the age of 55. In his final meeting with the team, Coach Reeds told the team “Let’s win it all”.
This is my small tribute.
C’mon Sens. Win it for Bryan. Win it for Mark.