This is just breaking in Ottawa and I am the first to report: at some point during the night, the Senators dressing room caught fire and burnt right to the ground. Emergency response had the fire under control early this morning and they are now accessing damage and structural integrity. So what happened? Eye witness Chris Phillips had this to say "Guy Boucher, the coach, was singing karaoke, Like A Virgin by Madonna, and then we heard Tom Pyatt scream and next thing you know, the carpet was on fire".
Last night, the Senators clinched a playoff spot for the first time in like 5 years so there are rumours that the players and management threw a little impromptu soirée. Word is Mike Hoffman got so drunk, that he signed up to be a Chippendale dancer. He will make his official retirement announcement from hockey this afternoon. "I just really love dirty dancing and my body is hard as fuck" said Mike.
Another eye witness states that former Sen Erik Condra showed up with his crew to start some beef. "Erik Condra showed up with his boys and they weren't there to chat. Condra was wearing brass knuckles and had gold teeth that he kept showing everyone and he took a swing at Dion" stated the witness who asked to remain anonymous. "Erik was so hard, and he and his boys intimidated security. It got way out of control and next thing you know, Chris Phillips was naked and peeing in the corner".
But how did the fire start? We do know that Marc Methot had turned his electric guitar amp up way too high and it may have malfunctioned. Mark Borowiecki states "Marc was playing way to loud and he doesn't even know how to play. It sounded like 1 million banshees screaming at once. I even saw Marc Crawford's transition lens shatter from the noise. And then all we saw was smoke. And Chris Phillips was butt naked".
What does this all mean for the playoffs? Will there be arrests or fines handed down from the league? This is breaking and there will be more to come. Stay tuned.