It’s been six years since the Ottawa Senators last made the Stanley Cup playoffs.
However, it’s now been two or even three seasons since the rebuilding process was expected to be complete in Ottawa.
The team’s general manager, Pierre Dorion, is obviously criticized for these various disappointments.
In short, for the past six years, nothing has gone right for the Sens, even if the organization’s young players (Brady Tkachuk, Tim Stützle and Josh Norris) are promising and developing well.
The addition of DeBrincat certainly helps the team, but we learned a few weeks ago that the former Chicago Blackhawks player won’t be re-signing with the Sens and wants to be traded.
Pinto is expected to be signed, bringing the Sens’ NHL roster to nine forwards.
There are some moving parts here – particularly how things unfold with Alex DeBrincat – but word is Ottawa had a conversation with Vladimir Tarasenko earlier today.
– Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) July 2, 2023
It remains to be seen whether Tarasenko’s demands are too high for the Sens, who have just over $10 million available under the salary cap, with Shane Pinto still to be signed.
It’s also worth noting that, despite the addition of Tarasenko, the Senators would still be missing a few NHL forwards, unless they decide to put their faith in youngsters like Ridly Greig, Egor Sokolov or even Roby Järventie.
In short, the Senators’ situation remains one to watch closely, as next season will once again be crucial in Ottawa.
The rebuild can’t continue.
– A beautiful reunion.
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Kloten’s coach next year is Garry Fleming, who played 11 games for the @CanadiensMTL between ’93 to ’95.
He continued his career in AHL with the Fredericton Canadiens until ’98 when he retired and became a coach for Fredericton Canadiens and Québec Citadelles the year after.
– Patrik Bexell (@Zeb_Habs) July 2, 2023
– Well said and very funny.
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– Summary of the week with the Habs.
This week’s top #GoHabsGo stories:
– Newhook trade.
– Hughes bets on development team.
– Reinbacher’s impressive NHL potential.
– Development camp roster.
– Salary cap outlook and projected lineup.
– Edmundson trade.
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– Marc Dumont (@MarcPDumont) July 2, 2023
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