Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Sens not that bad: USA Today

Kevin Allen of USA Today (that bastion of sports journalism) came out with his personal ranking of the top 16 teams in the NHL. And the Ottawa Senators not only made the list, but they were 11th on it. Here's what Allen said about the Sens:

"11. Ottawa Senators: I don’t like their goaltending, but I still like their offense. Who’s betting that Martin Gerber doesn’t finish the season as the team’s No. 1 goalie?"

Unnecessary criticism of Gerber aside, Allen gives the Sens credit where credit is due. The ranking has the Sens as the sixth Eastern Conference team, after Montreal (2), Pittsburgh (3), New Jersey (7), Washington (8), and the New York Rangers (10). I'm not going to criticize his rankings, but feel free to do so in the comments section.

I want the season to begin so the Sens can start winning games and people can start saying, "What? Where did they come from?"

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