Commentary

Ottawa fixture could fall off

Senators scoring could suffer, but blueline looking better

Originally Published: August 1, 2009
By Gabriel Desjardins & E.J. Hradek | Puck Prospectus/ESPN The Magazine

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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