Jamie Nye: Senators ought to be delighted they only have to play 56 games
I don’t understand whether to feel bad or laugh at the Ottawa Senators.
No group can actually tell how good they are when they play Ottawa. Edmonton has two straight wins. Vancouver got three straight wins.
And both teams appear like they turned their seasons around. Vancouver is crashing back to reality and we may expect Edmonton to do the exact same later on today when they handle the Calgary Flames.
But back to Ottawa. They are bad. Perhaps the worst team we have actually seen in the NHL since those bad expansion team days in the 90s. The 1974-75 Capitals have the least wins, with eight.
Will it be that bad in a reduced season for the Senators? Yes, it might be worse.
They aren’t close for the majority of their video games and are completely undermanned. The owner has actually been cheap and the entire thing is rotten to the core.
The only advantage of having actually no fans allowed the structure for the Senators is conserving themselves the shame of playing in front of empty seats anyhow. No fan needs to pay good cash to a group as sorry as this one unless they exist as fans of the opposition.