Senators still in rebuilding mode
OTTAWA (AP) - When Craig Anderson looks at his teammates lined up in front of him, the Ottawa Senators goaltender can't help but feel he's seen this situation before.
A team with a relatively unproven lineup and free of expectations, similar to one he played for a couple of seasons ago in Colorado, and one that proved to be among the surprises of the NHL by season's end.
Not much is expected of the Senators as the rebuilding process that began in February with the trade of several key veterans continues. In fact, most preseason predictions have them expected to finish closer to the bottom of the standings than the playoffs.