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Which team is in the worst situation right now?

Which NHL team is in the worst situation right now?
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Jul 27, 2018 at 8:23
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rangersandislesfan
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Who do you think? I'd have to go with Ottawa ...
Jul 27, 2018 at 9:57
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Ottawa doesn't have many prospects, no first round pick, a cheap owner. Could it get any worse.
Jul 27, 2018 at 10:22
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Chicago is going to continue to get worse for some time now, but they still have a strong fan base and some solid young talent.

A year ago I would have voted Detroit but after the additions of Zadina, Veleno, etc things are looking nicer, although it still looks as if Holland is trying to keep this team a contender.

The Isles did just lose the face of the franchise but with a strong prospect pool, a GM who understands rebuilding, a Stanley Cup Coach, and this teams situation becomes less depressing.

Horrid GM, horrid contracts, weak prospect pool, the Habs are going to be bad for a while, but at least the fan base is strong.

And lastly we arrive at the Ottawa Senators.... Some nice prospects, and some really good players. However, the team can't even sell out seats during the ECF, the best player to ever wear their jersey is leaving, Mark Stone is probably taking a 1 year deal and then booking it, Duchene is gone asap, the owner is terrible, the GM is terrible, and the team is littered with bad contracts. It can't get much worse.
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Jul 28, 2018 at 1:05
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Ottawa. It's not even close.

New York has a solid future ignoring those awful contracts to 4th liners. Holland and Bergevin are complete idiots but at least have some solid assets. Chicago has some very good young forwards such as Debrincat and Schmaltz, and their core is still decent as long as Crawford returns.

But Ottawa... ****ing hell. What a complete **** show. Melnyk is the most ******** owner in the NHL that only cares about saving money and being cheapskate instead of actually having a good team. Dorian is a complete idiot and has screwed over his team's future with the Duchene trade. Also, who the hell take Tkachuk over Zadina? Karlsson and Stone are both getting the **** out at the first oppertunity.
Jul 28, 2018 at 2:13
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What’s hilarious about Ottawa is they’re supposed to rebuild, yet don’t have any top prospects other than Tkachuk and arguably Logan Brown. They also don’t even have their 1st round pick

Melnyk has driven the franchise down a steep road in the wrong direction. Dorion has zero power over him. They can’t find a trade for their franchise player, who has been abused in his time in Ottawa from teammate’s wives & disturbances from ownership; big reason being no one wants to take on Ryan’s contract, which doesn’t make any sense - if Ottawa is rebuilding why on earth would they need to move out Ryan’s cap hit?

I wouldn’t be surprised to see a poor Karlsson trade occur this season, Stone is gone is some format over the year as well. I also highly doubt Duchene re-signs, and if COL got Jack Hughes that would just be hilarious

It looks like since the death of Bryan Murray, the franchise has started dying as well, gradually. It now looks completely dead.
Jul 28, 2018 at 7:42
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Ottawa, it's like top worst sports teams in NA or perhaps the world. It's that bad. I feel bad for sens fans, good luck, you're going to need it.
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Jul 28, 2018 at 2:25
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Quoting: MrBooth
What’s hilarious about Ottawa is they’re supposed to rebuild, yet don’t have any top prospects other than Tkachuk and arguably Logan Brown. They also don’t even have their 1st round pick

Melnyk has driven the franchise down a steep road in the wrong direction. Dorion has zero power over him. They can’t find a trade for their franchise player, who has been abused in his time in Ottawa from teammate’s wives & disturbances from ownership; big reason being no one wants to take on Ryan’s contract, which doesn’t make any sense - if Ottawa is rebuilding why on earth would they need to move out Ryan’s cap hit?

I wouldn’t be surprised to see a poor Karlsson trade occur this season, Stone is gone is some format over the year as well. I also highly doubt Duchene re-signs, and if COL got Jack Hughes that would just be hilarious

It looks like since the death of Bryan Murray, the franchise has started dying as well, gradually. It now looks completely dead.


To make it even worse....

Imagine if Colorado got Jack Hughes and then signed Matt Duchene.
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Jul 28, 2018 at 2:42
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Quoting: Daryl
To make it even worse....

Imagine if Colorado got Jack Hughes and then signed Matt Duchene.


Also, Mark Stone rejects anything the Senators offer him so he can go to Arbitration and become a UFA next year.

And then he signs with Colorado.

And Ottawa is stuck with a 1st line of Boedker-Smith-Ryan.
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Jul 28, 2018 at 2:44
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The only thing Senators fans can look forward to is the 2020 draft lottery.
Jul 28, 2018 at 3:06
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Quoting: EthanK24
The only thing Senators fans can look forward to is the 2020 draft lottery.


BREAKING: Ottawa trades their 2020 1st as part of a package to dump Bobby Ryan’s contract
Jul 28, 2018 at 4:32
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Quoting: Daryl
To make it even worse....

Imagine if Colorado got Jack Hughes and then signed Matt Duchene.


Actually, they shouldn't care if Colorado gets Jack Hughes or not. Because they don't have a 1st round pick next year, and they can't take back the Duchene trade. They shouldn't care who wins the lottery next year if they can't win it.
Jul 28, 2018 at 6:52
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Quoting: rangersandislesfan
Actually, they shouldn't care if Colorado gets Jack Hughes or not. Because they don't have a 1st round pick next year, and they can't take back the Duchene trade. They shouldn't care who wins the lottery next year if they can't win it.


Yes they should care considering that it is their pick. Meaning if another teams wins with it then they could have gotten Hughes.
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Jul 28, 2018 at 8:06
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Quoting: Daryl
Yes they should care considering that it is their pick. Meaning if another teams wins with it then they could have gotten Hughes.


Sure, it would make them really wish they hadn't done that trade, but it doesn't change anything for them now whether that pick wins the lottery or not.
Jul 29, 2018 at 2:45
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Quoting: rangersandislesfan
Sure, it would make them really wish they hadn't done that trade, but it doesn't change anything for them now whether that pick wins the lottery or not.


Okay but you said they wouldn't care which is entirely wrong. If the Avs win the lottery the Sens will deeply and painfully care.
Jul 29, 2018 at 4:09
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Quoting: Daryl
Okay but you said they wouldn't care which is entirely wrong. If the Avs win the lottery the Sens will deeply and painfully care.


It doesn't change anything for them at this point though.
Jul 29, 2018 at 6:20
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Quoting: rangersandislesfan
It doesn't change anything for them at this point though.


No. But they'll care.
Jul 29, 2018 at 8:05
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Quoting: Daryl
No. But they'll care.


True, but if Colorado wins the lottery with the pick or if they don't, it's no better or worse for the Sens.
Jul 29, 2018 at 8:24
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Quoting: rangersandislesfan
True, but if Colorado wins the lottery with the pick or if they don't, it's no better or worse for the Sens.


I think any Sens fan could tell you that Colorado winning is a bad thing for them. Does it affect their team? No. But is it utterly demoralizing? Most certainly.
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Jul 29, 2018 at 8:30
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Quoting: Daryl
I think any Sens fan could tell you that Colorado winning is a bad thing for them. Does it affect their team? No. But is it utterly demoralizing? Most certainly.


It will make them think they're stupid for doing that trade, but it's not bad for the Sens if the Ads win the lottery. They don't have a 1st round pick. That's it.
Jul 29, 2018 at 8:31
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Ottawa is still my pick, but Detroit's not a bad pick. They aren't allowed to buy any players out in the 2nd window and they already have cap problems. They still need to sign Larkin.
Jul 30, 2018 at 7:24
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Quoting: rangersandislesfan
It will make them think they're stupid for doing that trade, but it's not bad for the Sens if the Ads win the lottery. They don't have a 1st round pick. That's it.


Nobody needs to make them think that, they already know that trade was stupid.
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Jul 30, 2018 at 7:50
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Quoting: rangersandislesfan
Ottawa is still my pick, but Detroit's not a bad pick. They aren't allowed to buy any players out in the 2nd window and they already have cap problems. They still need to sign Larkin.


Yea the Wings might stink for a couple of years, but once they ease out some of those back contracts, they will have money to. spend. Detroit still have enough cache to be deemed a desirable place to play. Plus there prospects....admitting they just prospects looks better than the Sens.
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Jul 30, 2018 at 10:22
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Yea the Wings might stink for a couple of years, but once they ease out some of those back contracts, they will have money to. spend. Detroit still have enough cache to be deemed a desirable place to play. Plus there prospects....admitting they just prospects looks better than the Sens.


They still need to sign Larkin. Hopefully for them they can get him signed to a 1-year deal for less money.
Aug 23, 2018 at 9:48
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Quoting: palhal
Ottawa doesn't have many prospects, no first round pick, a cheap owner. Could it get any worse.


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