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Ottawa Senators Preseason Round Up

Founded in 1990, Ottawa Senators is a professional ice hockey team which is a member of Atlantic Division of Eastern Conference of National Hockey League (NHL). Ottawa Senators, as the name suggests, hails from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. The NHL 2016-17 season is going to start on October 12th and end on April 9th, 2017. Ottawa Senators will be among those thirty teams fighting for a top spot yet again. A lot of wagering will be seen on sites like http://casinointheuk.com/mobile-slot-games/ as the teams prepare for their new season.

Let’s take a brief look on Senator’s pre-season activities that can help in getting an idea about the team’s performance.

A New Coach

Last year was no more than a mediocre season for the Senators. They have been struggling to get past the middle of the table standings but they barely managed to end up on the fifth spot in Eastern conference. Senators hired Guy Boucher as their head coach on May 8th after firing Dave Cameron. Dave Cameron worked with Senators as their head coach for one and a half year but failed to make extraordinary impact in the team. Boucher is known for his phenomenal coaching of Tampa Bay Lightning. He will be under the spotlight in this 2016-17 season of NHL.

A Rough Off-season for Retaining Talent

Another proceeding by the Senators includes the re-signing of Mike Hoffman. This move is considered as a good one for Senators since Hoffman is a good player and he can score 60 points per game. He can one hell of a signing for the Senators. He will be watched keenly because of his re-signing and good play.

In other news, Ottawa Senators lost their young winger Mika Zibanejad to the Rangers in exchange for Derrick Brassard. Although, Derick Brassard is a good player but Sens lost one of their promising young talents. They could have done better in transfer market.

Neils Raises Money

All minor hockey players usually go from door to door to raise funds for their teams on and off. It is quite unusual if a minor hockey player is seen running campaigns but it is not usual for a veteran to be seen going from door to door to raise funds. This time it happened for the Sens. Hockey veteran Chris Neils. But, Neils and his family wasn’t doing it to raise funds for the team, rather they were doing the bottle drive to raise funds for the special children’s facility, Roger Neilson House. This facility is named after much respected Roger Neilson, a coaching staff member for Ottawa Senators. It came as a surprise as a people as they saw a veteran on their door step.

2016-17 season for the Senators can be more or less the same as that of the 15-16 season. If they need to make any progress then it would entirely depend on the use of Senators’ use of abilities by the newly appointed head coach Guy Boucher.

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