Ottawa fixture could fall off
Senators scoring could suffer, but blueline looking better
Using the newly debuted projection system of Puck Prospectus, VUKOTA, Insider takes the temperature of players on every NHL team, checking in with the Senators on Saturday.
Summer Skate -- Ottawa Senators
The Senators had a disappointing year in 2008-09, going from a Stanley Cup contender to a basement dweller. Heading into camp, will the ongoing Dany Heatley saga drain any hope that Ottawa has of rebounding for next year? How will the team react if Heatley comes back or if he's dealt away? Perhaps even more concerning, how will the Sens compete if their always-reliable, longstanding leader hits the skids?
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The writers of Puck Prospectus break out their new VUKOTA projection system to examine players trending up and sliding down on every NHL team. And in anticipation of training camp, E.J. Hradek dishes on an intriguing player that could have a big impact in 2009-10.
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