Summer Skate: Ottawa Senators

Sens' Swedes will be strong with bounce-back from Alfredsson, Rundblad debut

Originally Published: August 19, 2011
By Ryan Popilchak and Corey Pronman | Hockey Prospectus

Using the VUKOTA projection system of Hockey Prospectus, Insider takes the temperature of key players on every NHL team, continuing Aug. 19 with the Senators. For a detailed explanation of Prospectus' proprietary GVT value metric, read more here.

Summer Skate -- Ottawa Senators

There wasn't much positive news for the Senators in last season's debacle. However, they stole goaltender Craig Anderson from the Avalanche at the deadline and acquired talented forward Nikita Filatov's rights from Columbus for only a third-round pick.

Trending Up: RW Daniel Alfredsson
Last Season: 2.3 GVT | VUKOTA Projection: 5.0 GVT

Corey Pronman is ESPN's NHL Draft and Prospects analyst. He provides analysis on the top draft-eligible players, prospects drafted by NHL teams and all other relevant prospect information. He lives in New York.