With 2017 coming to an end, the poor seemed to be getting poorer in the NHL.
After a rare, welcomed 5-4 win against the Blue Jackets on Friday, Ottawa fell to 12-17-8, aka “not that far ahead of the Buffalo Sabres.” The Senators have lost five of six games, and going back further, they’re 4-14-3 in their last 21 contests. Yeesh.
Maybe it’s the increased attention stemming from the holiday season, or the severity of losing 5-0 to a team the Senators bounced from the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs, but the intensity of criticism seems to be increasing.
This has all the tell-tale signs of things cratering into something ugly.
- Again, those results, both short-term and long-term. But yeah, they’re 12 points short of the final wild card spot and are second-to-last in the East.
- As you can see from the video above this post’s headline, a Senators fan threw a jersey. It’s melodramatic and kind of a trope at this point, but that’s often a bad sign of discontent.
- Members of the media are also forecasting doom.
A few examples:
Not good. These losing ways go back some time, but you wonder how far off this team might be from the breaking point.