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What We Learned: Do the Ottawa Senators really have 'core pieces in place?'

Probably not hard to see this coming.

The Ottawa Senators are once again one of the worst teams in the league by just about any measure, in part because they just do not have enough players who were really ever going to make a difference. One must also acknowledge that they are in the top-heaviest division in the entire league, and much like Montréal (which not coincidentally dismissed its previous general manager around this time last week) nothing but insane luck was ever going to edge them ahead of Florida, Toronto, Tampa, or Boston at a bare minimum.

Despite this obviously insurmountable obstacle, the rebuild was declared 'done' at the start of the season, and general manager Pierre Dorion was forced to walk that back on Saturday, saying, "Sometimes the excitement of a season gets to you

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NHL Ottawa Senators NHL Drake Batherson Thomas Chabot Jonas Johansson Leevi Meriläinen Matt Murray Josh Norris Jake Sanderson Tim Stützle Brady Tkachuk Pierre Dorion
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