NHL 14: Ottawa Senators Guide
Written By: JCOL32
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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 season with high hopes after their second consecutive playoff appearance including taking the New York Rangers to 7 games and beating their rivals, the Montreal Canadiens, convincingly a year ago. The loss of Captain Daniel Alfredsson to Detroit will be a tough loss for Ottawa. But this young group has the ability to respond led by former Norris Trophy winning Erik Karlsson and Jason Spezza. Milan Michalek will look to return to form from two years ago which saw him put up fantastic offensive totals from last year. The Sens have great depth in goal with the likes of Craig Anderson and Robin Lehner. Look for Ottawa to be very competitive again this year.
How to the play as the Senators:
Ottawa has two great top two lines so use those to your advantage. Look for Erik Karlsson to jump into the rush and create a lot of offense for you. You can rely on the likes of Milan Michalek 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.