Sterling Predictions: Ottawa Senators Record

How will the Sens do on the season?

Q: Where will the Sens finish in the standings? Will they make the playoffs? Bonus: predict the Sens' final record.

Trevor: Ottawa will finish 5th in the Atlantic, just outside of a playoff spot. Record: 40-34-8

Ary: I’ll say they finish with 96 points (43-27-10), which is good enough for the second Wild Card spot in the East.

Callum: Knew this was coming. This is one of the harder years for team predictions; so many new faces, systems are changing, management's philosophy seems different. I'll go with the Senators will finish 9th place in the Eastern Conference with a final record of 40-32-10 for 90 points. No playoffs.

Peter: With a record of 42-26-14, the Senators manage to grab a wild card playoff spot. (This is a prediction from the heart, not from the head.)

NKB: The Sens will miss the play-offs in heart-breaking fashion, finishing 4th in the Atlantic with 92 points. This team should be better than last year's edition but when I take a clear-eyed look at it, the depth just isn't there to consider them anything but a fringe candidate for post-season play. If everything goes perfectly, they could finish with a point total in the high 90s and snag one of the Atlantic Division's three guaranteed play-off positions. However if things go poorly, say Erik Karlsson is injured for any length of time, it's easy to imagine a season culiminating with a point total in the low 80s. I'll split the difference.

Ross: I like being the dissenting opinion. I’ll say the Sens glide to third in the Atlantic Division, making the playoffs with a couple weeks to play. I’ll say they go 45-28-9, good enough for 99 points.

Ian: The Sens will squeak in as the top wildcard spot with a record of 43-30-9.

Michaela: The Sens will finish slightly higher than they did last season, and hold onto a playoff spot until the final days of the regular season. They'll just miss the playoffs, and finish 4th in the Atlantic.

Where will the Sens finish the season?

Top of the Atlantic Division22
2nd or 3rd in the Atlantic86
Wild card spot in the playoffs147
Just outside the playoffs84
Bottom-five in the conference25

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