BT’s 10 Bold (Or Not so Bold) 2010-11 NHL Predictions: The Ottawa Senators

October 1st, 2010 by Bryan Thiel Leave a reply »
The Otttawa Senators have always had trouble with secondary scoring. They've tried to fill those holes through free-agency, from within, and now with the acquisition of Sergei Gonchar, they're going to try to revitalize their puck-moving defensive ways of old.

Along with that, the maturation of Erik Karlsson and the hopeful emergence of Zack Smith at the NHL level means that the Senators may not have to shop for scoring help, and that they've finally found the young guys to fill those roles.

Ottawa's second question remains in net, where there really hasn't been a solid starter since Patrick Lalime. If Pascal Leclaire isn't the answer, then is Brian Elliott? Or, is Elliott just a stop-gap until Robin Lehner is ready for full-time major league duty?

Questions or not, the Sens usually find a way to stay competitive, and with some key division rivals having questions marks (Montreal and Toronto namely), they should be able to do that this year.


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