Are the Ottawa Senators not as bad as people expected them to be?

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  1. KyleSeaBass

    KyleSeaBass Registered User

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    People picked them to be the worst team in the league by far going into the season, but 5 games in they're 2-2-1.

    Their two victories came against a historically elite Leafs team and a Kings team that made the playoffs last season.

    With what we've seen so far do you think the Sens will be better than many people expected them to be this year?
     
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    They have a PDO of 103 and are barely .500, we should wait awhille before coming to any conclusions
     
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    It's not really that surprising they're getting off to a quick start, but I don't expect them to keep this up honestly
     
  4. devbouz12

    devbouz12 Eugene's dad

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    5 games
     
  5. devbouz12

    devbouz12 Eugene's dad

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    But yeah they'll be better than dead last
     
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    .500 is pretty bad.
     
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    They are 2nd in goals for and 31st in goals against, one of these seems very sustainable while the other does not.
     
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    DudeWhereIsMakar Originator of the username

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    I have to say, it looks as their dressing room isn't as toxic anymore, but it's still too early to judge this team. The Melnyk situation though is still the elephant in the room.

    Tkachuk and Tierney are big factors for this team though.
     
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    Far, far too early to draw any conclusions. We should know for sure after their next game.
     
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    devbouz12 Eugene's dad

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    Lmao yeah that 6th game is always pivotal.
     
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    Bruins just took our #2 spot. Doomed.
     
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    Nobody should draw any conclusions from a 5 game sample size.
     
  13. devbouz12

    devbouz12 Eugene's dad

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    Ahem shots fired to certain fanbase
     
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    solidprospect Dzingling

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    Leafs lead league in goals for - stanley cup favorite
    Sens 3rd in goals for - no good
     
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    Sample size.
     
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    What do you mean. Clearly after 5 games we can determine that the leafs are historically elite and the sens are pretty good.
     
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    I probably have a higher opinion of Ottawa than most here. I was never on the Sens-last bandwagon. I just don’t think any of these 5-game epiphanies make any sense.
     
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    We suck leave us alone!
     
  19. devbouz12

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    Oh yeah no worries, was actually referring to the whole Rielly 5-game point record thing.

    I like the Avs so it wouldn't be the apocalypse if u guys got Hughes. Still stings a bit to think of it though.
     
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    If they got a good fit budget defenseman like Kempny was for the caps last season to replace Boro I could see them making the playoffs if Lajoie/DeMelo keep this up like all the Vegas D did last season.
     
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    ya they're probably the 2nd best team in that division behind Boston...

    Last year they had the ECF hangover, now they're back to the level of 2016-17.
     
  22. Tralfamadore

    Tralfamadore Don't Panic.

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    I expected them to come out strong trying to prove some people wrong. They will trail off soon and be clearly out of it by Christmas.
     
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    They're a team.
     
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    Oh, got it. I thought you were talking about Avs fans.
     
  25. devbouz12

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    Avs fans have always been classy in my experience
     
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