Ottawa Senators Predictions in the Hockey News Make Me Happy

Tom CollinsContributor ISeptember 2, 2008

So the Hockey News has come out with its hockey fantasy pool guide.

It has most of the Montreal Canadiens taking a dive point-wise. That’s fine. I can live with that as long as the Habs keep winning.

But the best news has to do with the Ottawa Senators. It was Martin Gerber winning 15 games, and his backup winning 10. That equals 25 wins, which is only 50 points. Even if they gets 15 points from shootout/overtime losses, that gives them only 65 points.

ESPN has put the Sens as finishing 10th in the Eastern conference.  They don’t take a guess at points, but that would have them out of the playoffs.

So either the Hockey News is expecting the Sens to trade for a goalie at some point, or they’re predicting Ottawa will have their worst NHL season since 1995-96, when they had only 41 points.

Personally, I’d like to see the latter. It’d be fun to watch the Sens continue their brutal second half performance of last season for a full year.