Last Season: 28-43-11 67 pts (7th in Atlantic Division; Did Not Make Playoffs)
Key Additions: D Dylan DeMelo, F Paul Carey, F Mikkel Boedker, and F Chris Tierney
Key Departures: D Fredrik Claesson, D Erik Karlsson, F Mike Hoffman, and F Alexandre Burrows
Top Questions Facing the Senators:
- Where do the Ottawa Senators go now?
With all of the distractions going on in Ottawa right now which resulted in both Mike Hoffman (off ice issues with his girlfriend harassing Erik Karlsson’s wife) and Karlsson (in the last year of his contract with no signs of resigning) to be traded, and Craig Anderson requesting to be traded, this franchise is in disarray. How this teams band together will be the key to how the build towards the future.
2. Will Brady Tkachuk crack the lineup?
Tkachuk, 4th overall pick in the 2018 NHL Draft, is determined to make the Senators 2018-19 roster, and has left Boston University to chase his goal. However, being with all of the drama going on in Ottawa, maybe Tkachuk and his youthful enthusiasm is something this team needs right now.