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With all the Ottawa Sun's sportswriters gone AWOL (vacation + U.S. Open coverage, we're assuming), one of their sister papers outscooped them with the news that John Muckler has allegedly been axed by the team.

What this means for Bryan Murray remains to be seen -- there was a lot of talk that GM Peter Chiarelli was waiting in the weeds to scoop Murray up after July 1st. But if tonight's news is rooted in truth, we're left to believe that Murray will vault to the GM position within the Sens' organization. The question is -- does he wear one hat or two?

Stay tuned.

Update: Bruce Garrioch had written about this story for the next day, so the reason why TSN chose to give credit to the Toronto paper is not understood at this time.