The Sens have been an average team lately. After an amazing start to the season, and then a decade-worst seven-game slump, the Sens seems to be balancing out and the results are not outstanding.
In their past 10 games, the Senators are a bland 6-4-0. With the departure of Dany Heatley, the teams is 1-2. At this point, the future is not sparkling. Especially if Daniel Alfredsson and crew have to go another month without the team's leading goal-scorer.
Goalies are being bounced between the bench and the ice seemingly at random, and I don't think it's benefiting the Sens' locker room. Martin Gerber has looked strong at times, and I recommend that the Sens go back to hanging their hat on him, at least until the playoffs... Then Ray Emery can take over.
It appears that Daniel Alfredsson is now listed as day-to-day after sustaining a hip-flexor injury against the Hurricanes. With Heatley gone, the Sens will be leaning on Alfie more. If the Golden God cannot play, the the vulnerable underbelly of the Senators (lines 2 through 4), at long last, will finally have been exposed. Perhaps this will convince GM Bryan Murray that the ever-present need for secondary scoring is now an urgent ever-present need.