Written By: JCOL32
This club is the second franchise to use the Ottawa Senators name, the first having played in the NHL from 1917 to 1934. Despite never winning the Stanley Cup, the Senators have made the playoffs in twelve of the past fourteen seasons.
The Senators enter this shortened season with high hopes after a surprising playoff appearance including taking the New York Rangers to 7 games. Captain Daniel Alfredsson returns to lead the group. Jason Spezza will look to improve on a great season last year. Norris Trophy winning Erik Karlsson returns looking to defend his title and get his team back to the playoffs. Milan Michalek is trying to repeat his fantastic offensive totals from last year. The Sens have great depth in goal with the likes of Craig Anderson, Ben Bishop, and Robin Lehner all in the organization and ready to play in the NHL today.
How to the play as the Senators:
With the Senators great top two lines, try to alternate between those two. Look for Erik Karlsson to jump into the rush and create a lot of offense for you. You can rely on the likes of Daniel Alfredsson and Jason Spezza to generate the bulk of the offense for your team as well. Goaltending will not be a problem for you so don’t be afraid to send some defenders into the offensive rushes.
In 2006-07, the Senators became the first Ottawa team to make it to the Stanley Cup final since 1927.