As each NHL team is eliminated from playoff contention — mathematically or by dropping the postseason — we’ll look at why its pursuit for the Stanley Cup fell short in 2018-19, along with three secrets to its offseason, impact prospects for 2019 20, and also a way-too-early forecast about which 2019 20 will hold.
Everything. Okay, not exactly every thing.
The growing season began with the trade of celebrity defenseman Erik Karlsson to the San Jose Sharks in front of the pending free agency . However, after a short flirtation with emptiness — the Senators were a .500 team for its first two weeks of the season — their season finished up at the basement following having a 5-15-1 stretch from mid-December throughout February. There’s, will we say, cease in this team: During 69 games, the Senators were 5-22-1 when tracking after the first period.