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Anonymous asked in SportsHockey · 1 decade ago

will the ottawa senators make the playoffs next season

they got: jarkko ruutu, jason smith, brenden bell, alex auld, mitchell o'keefe

they re-signed: winchester, kelly, donovan, mauldin, hennessy, glass, vermette

but the lost: mike commodore, wade redden, cory stillman

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Well they finished seventh last year so you gotta look at the teams that finished behind them and if they've gotten better than the Sens:

    - Boston (ryder doesnt make much a difference unless he comes back with 30 goals)

    - Carolina (they traded erik cole and got pitkanen for their d so they should challenge for a higher finish)

    - Buffalo (got no one)

    - Florida (got stillman and upgraded their d, but without jokinen arent going anywhere)

    - Toronto (hagman won't help them)

    - NYI (do they really think doug weight is the answer?)

    - Atlanta (jason williams doesnt make them a contender.)

    - Tampa Bay (nhl's most improved team. will probably vault ahead of the sens with prospal, malone, stamkos, vrbata, recchi and kolzig and battle with the caps for southeast title)

    Sens: upgraded toughness but lost the two players they got at the deadline (stillman, commodore) which means they also lost eaves and crovo for nothing. they will be weaker and will be fighting for their playoff lives. losing redden isnt addition by subtraction either. although they do have possibly the best first line the nhl.

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  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    I seriously doubt it, but it still remains to be seen what is going to happen with Heatley. If they can fleece someone and get a couple of good players for him, they might make some noise. Kovalev can be a difference maker, but you never know what year he's going to decide to play. When he cares, he's great. When he doesn't seem to care, he's a waste of money. Who knows which Kovalev is going to show up this season? Alfredsson's career is quickly coming to an end. He's running into injury trouble now, and there's no telling how much he'll play. Like Kovalev, he can make a difference - if he's on the ice and not on the injured list. The other question will be if they're tough enough. Time will tell.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Hi

    I smell a smell, why its raw fish, someone has called for me saying there is a need for someone to get Tuna'd. You, Andrew and Go Sens Go please step forward.

    The Sens will go far but much like you two they are just imposters, no real claim to any title. At least though they are trying to do it the old fashion way. Seems you might not know what it is so here , let me spell it out. It is called hard work and dedication. To win it all and get respect you have to do it the right way, no short cuts. One person giving another all of there best answers would not be that big of issue if the reciever knew what he was talking about, but in this case its all gibberish. This means either ur but buddies or the same person. Stop this childish and you have a chance of becoming an accepted member of this community, but if not then we shall all see you, see through you and know that you are just a little boy with no friends, that can only play with himself all day.

    Thank You

    Source(s): ps We got Hossa and have really the best line is in Det
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  • 1 decade ago

    Yes they will

    Stillman and commodore didnt do much last season and Foligno and Lee are ready to fill the void. They lost redden but i think even tough Smith wont be equal to redden he will be good

    They're defence wont look to bad Phillips-Volchenkov, Lee- Smith(help show lee the ropes), Meszaors(aauming he resignes)- Schubert

    And they have solid goaltending which is the problem for most non playoff teams.

    So overall yes they will make the playoffs

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  • 1 decade ago

    Yes they'll make the playoffs, they still have the talent, they still have the best line in hockey, and one of the better shut-down defensive pairings in hockey, new coach might be what they need to inspire team, I think health will be the big issue with this team's seeding in the playoffs.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    They also got a new head coach and still have the $$$ Money Line. As long as they have that then I'm pretty sure they will make the playoffs.

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  • They are going to fight it out with the Laughs for last spot and the #1 draft pick in 2009.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    i think they will but they wont make it that far,they gained ruutu but look at the guys they lost and look at all the teams that gained really good players like tampa or rangers

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    of course they will

    i rlly lke how they got smith

    he'll be a good replacement of redden

    althou im a sens fan, i think the furthest that they are going to make is the conference finals

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  • 1 decade ago

    to comment above yea nd when they get tavares, u get spezza,heatley,alfie,tavares.. ohh..personally i see the senators as a 6-8 seed able to pull off an upset but probably wont get past 2nd round

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