Senators playoff scouting report

How rival scouts, coaches view Ottawa heading into the postseason

Originally Published: April 6, 2012
By Craig Custance | ESPN Insider
Erik KarlssonAndre Ringuette/NHLI/Getty ImagesErik Karlsson has been superb this season and could be in line for the Norris Trophy.

There weren't many people who looked at the Ottawa Senators heading into this season and saw a playoff team. There were a couple of bold predictions that put them in the eighth or ninth spot in the Eastern Conference, but most of us saw a team rebuilding, phasing in new young talent while ushering out the old regime.

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