Thursday, October 19, 2006

The Mighty Ottawa Offence Has Fallen

Last year, the Ottawa Senators had the number one offence in the NHL. They scored a league leading 314 goals. Two of the top five scorers in the NHL were Sens (Dany Heatley and Daniel Alfredsson). So far this season things have changed. They have the NHL worst offence with only 9 goals in their 5 games so far. To add insult to injury, former Sen Matin Havlat leads the NHL with 13 points. That means he has been in on more goals by himself then the entire Senator team has.

So what is the problem? The Sens still have a talented group of forwards led by Alfredsson, Heatley and Jason Spezza. Since last year Martin Havlat was limited to 18 games due to injury, his loss cannot be a reason. They played without him most of last season.

I think this is a problem that will osrt itself out. Ottawa has too many talented offensive players to not score. Evcery team has a slump at some point in the season. Its Ottawa's poor luck that it comes right at the beginning where it is much more obvious and thus appears more serious.

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