02 August 2007

2007-08 NE Depth Charts: Ottawa Senators

Preparing some Northeast division previews - I'll be posting my best stab at the depth charts as they exist today (late July).

Ottawa hasn't lost much, especially compared to last year's offseason (Zdeno Chara, Martin Havlat, Dominik Hasek). Peter Schaefer is a quality forward who will be missed; Mike Comrie was only added late in the year. Tom Preissing shouldn't be missed much as this team has quality defensive depth. Especially with another year in the books for youngsters like Patrick Eaves, Chris Kelly, and Antoine Vermette, the Sens should be right back near the top of the East again this year:

Depth Chart:

Dany Heatley Jason Spezza Daniel Alfredsson
Dean McAmmond
Mike Fisher Patrick Eaves
Oleg Saprykin -UFA Chris Kelly
Chris Neil
Shean Donovan (RW) Antoine Vermette Brian McGrattan

possible rookies: Josh Hennessy – C, Jim McKenzie – LW


Chris Phillips Wade Redden
Joe Corvo Anton Volchenkov
Christoph Schubert Andrej Meszaros
Lawrence Nycholat


Ray Emery Martin Gerber

Despite his quality season last year, the weak(est) link on this team remains in goal with Ray Emery. He could still emerge as a top-flight goaltender, but he needs serious progress on rebounds and positioning.

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