Ottawa Senators: After 21 Games, Team Remains Far From Being Postseason Locks

November 22nd, 2010 by Gerald Norton Leave a reply »
With 21 games in the books, the Sens have not been having the kind of season required to see post season play.

Yes, the road losses were understandable, but the standings remain what they are, and continuing to lose, no matter the cause, will result in a failure of a season.

Make no mistake, missing the post season is failure.

So the question is; Is this team good enough to make the post season, or are the first 21, tragedy or no tragedy, a solid indication of what is to come over the remaining 61 games?

Judging by the absolute lack of crispness to the Sens of late, and early in the season, only a fool would bet against the momentum, and right now, with the exception of a good 8 game streak, the Sens are decidedly a non play-off team.

With 61 games still to play, there remains plenty of time for a good team to turn it around, but if you’re not a good team, it quickly becomes 61 games of futility.

Tonight’s performance against the LAK wasn’t even close to solid enough to make one believe the Sens have what it takes to turn this around sooner rather then later.

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