Remember that dead zone that everyone in the media is warning the Senators not to get stuck in? The place where they'll neither get into to playoffs, nor secure a good drafting position? Well, that's where the Sens are stuck now.
Ottawa has dropped out of the magical top-5 draft position and has less than a 5% chance of getting the top pick (If we do land it, please don't draft Andrea Barngani). With one more loss, the playoffs will become a practical impossibility.
To look at the positives, prospects (or are they?) like Ryan Shannon and Brian Elliot are performing beautifully. Combined with a new #1 goalie (or is he?!) coming in next season, things are looking up. Let's not ruin it by looking at the standings and draft position... I'm trying not to.
They'll be off notice on Thursday.