The Ottawa Senators came into this season with a bit of optimism. They traded Alex DeBrincat over the summer which stings but they made a couple of other additions to the team in his place.
They also have a ton of very nice young players being built around like Tim Stutzle, Brady Tkachuk, and Jake Sanderson amongst others.
After a good start to the season, they have fallen off a little bit. They are currently sitting at 4-4-0 with one of the worst records in the Eastern Conference. For as much talent as they have on the roster, they aren’t taking the steps we’ve been waiting for them to take.
Now, they aren’t way out of it either. It is still very early in the season and there is a lot of hockey left to be played. If all of their top players can start hitting their stride and they can play a great team game, the wins will come.
The Ottawa Senators are in trouble right now with everything going on.
As of right now, however, there are things going on with this organization that are making them look very bad. It is very hard to play in conditions like this.
1st Round Pick
The Ottawa Senators are in trouble. They have to give up their first-round pick in either the 2024, 2025, or 2026 NHL Draft because of their involvement in the Evgenii Dadonov voided trade from the Vegas Golden Knights to Anaheim Ducks.
That is obviously a very tough thing for them as they continue to try and build a winner. Losing a first-round pick in any of those seasons is not ideal during a time like this. They have to be very wise about what year they choose to give it up.
Not long after the news about the first-round pick, they announced that they had fired their GM Pierre Dorion. He is being replaced by Steve Staios who is going to be the interim for the time being. It should be very interesting to see how this goes. It is a tough situation right now.
The new owner, Michael Andlauer was none too pleased about this news. Between this day, the Shane Pinto news, and the sale of the team over the last year, this franchise has been very noisy lately. Hopefully, things only go up from there.
The Senators will host the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday night. It will be their first game since all of this news breaking so it will be interesting to see how they respond. They will either use it as motivation or they will start to fall off a cliff.