Crossing The Atlantic: Maple Leafs Rivals Week In Review

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Dec 7, 2014; Ottawa, Ontario, CAN; Ottawa Senators right wing

Chris Neil

(25) fights with Vancouver Canucks right wing

Derek Dorsett

(51) in the second period at the Canadian Tire Centre. Mandatory Credit: Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports

Ottawa Senators – 7th Atlantic

The Senators have come back down to earth and sit 7th in the Atlantic Division.

They went 1-2-1 during a tough stretch of games that saw them play the Islanders twice, Penguins once and Canucks once. Not a great week for improving in the standings.

There are questions of whether or not Paul MacLean makes it out of this year with a job so the Sens are being put under the microscope. I don’t think it’s MacLeans’ fault. You can only do so much with what your given and the Sens don’t have a playoff capable roster.

I like Erik Karlsson but when a defender is leading your team in scoring you are in rough shape offensively and shouldn’t have high expectations for your position in the standings.

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