It’s hard to believe that at this time last year the Ottawa Senators were sitting pretty with a 27-10-4 record. By the time last season ended, Ottawa had slid all the way to seventh in the Eastern Conference with a 43-31-8 record and were ousted in the blink of an eye in the first round of the playoffs.
The Sens’ downward spiral has carried over into this season despite a change in coach to Craig Hartsburg. Ottawa enters tonight’s tilt with the Boston Bruins at TD Banknorth Garden ranked 12th in the East. The Sens have lost 15 of their last 16 road games and are basically in shambles. Yesterday their owner even had to put out a press release denying that anyone in the organization had been fired. Now that’s bad. (more…)