Ah, yet another Eastern Conference team that understands how it feels to be the ones on the outside looking in…the Ottawa Senators. Finishing their season at 32-40-10 left a traumatic scar, so the boys over at SenShot created a Survival Guide. A fun read any hockey fan can appreciate.
Enjoy a look at the Senators season and where they’re headed through the eyes of Jared Crozier, FanSided editor for SenShot. Better luck next year sens fans…although, not too much luck.
1. Sum up the your 2010-11 season in one word.
2. What was your favorite moment from this season?
Alfredsson’s 1,000th point into an empty net for the hat trick against Buffalo, all points with the Senators.
3. Who is your favorite player and why?
Jason Spezza – came back from injury a different player. When he came back he was the best player on the ice in most games. He dominated at both ends of the ice and seemed to have a switch flipped as far as maturity goes. If he can continue that level of play and stay healthy for the season I don’t think consideration for the Hart trophy is beyond the realm of possibility.
4. Going into 2011-12, what do you feel will be your team’s strengths/weaknesses?
Strengths – Goaltending has been shored up…hopefully! Weaknesses – Top end scoring after Spezza, a young defense that will make mistakes.
5. What player changes have happened/do you forecast for the upcoming year?
New head coach to be named, Jared Cowen and David Runblad will likely be new faces on blue line & likely that the top pick they draft (either at #6 or higher if they can trade up) will also have a better than average shot at making the team.