Ottawa Senators Stanley Cup Betting Odds

Ottawa Senators Stanley Cup Betting Odds

Ottawa Senators Stanley Cup Betting

In like manner to the Columbus Blue Jackets, the Ottawa Senators have long been a team that nobody seemed to want to play for. But that perception is rapidly changing for the Sens, just as it did for the Blue Jackets this summer. Alex DeBrincat was acquired from the Chicago Blackhawks after scoring 41 goals in the 2021-22 season. DeBrincat is slated to be the second-line center behind Brady Tkachuk.

Also, former Philadelphia Flyer superstar Claude Giroux stunned the hockey world by signing with his hometown team. Giroux will be the front-line right wing. Cam Talbot arrives from the Minnesota Wild to instantly fortify the goaltender position with credibility. General manager Pierre Dorian completed a spectacular summer by shedding 75 percent of Matt Murray’s contract salary. Fans and gamblers alike have taken notice.

Ottawa Senators at a Glance

2022-2023 Stanley Cup Odds: +6000 (Aug, 2022)

Eastern Conference Odds: +3071 (Aug, 2022)

Last year the Ottawa Senators finished 33-42-7 to finish seventh in the Atlantic Division. The Senators ranked 26th for goal scoring, 20th for power play efficiency, 22nd for goals against, and 13th for penalty killing. Ottawa missed the playoffs for the fifth consecutive season.

Last year the Senators suffered the loss of owner Eugene Melnyk, who succumbed to cancer after a lengthy battle. His Estate now runs the franchise, and observers are impressed with the more aggressive style of talent acquisition.

General manager Pierre Dorian is a long-time scout and NHL executive. Dorian served under the late former general manager Bryan Murray and then took over upon his death in 2017. Previously, Dorian was derided for not accomplishing much. But others blamed the late owner Melnyk for the problems. As the 2022-23 season begins, nobody in Ottawa says a bad word about Dorian.

Head coach DJ Smith coached in the junior ranks, where he won the Memorial Cup as the Oshawa Generals' head coach in 2015. Subsequently, he became an NHL assistant for Mike Babcock and the Toronto Maple Leafs. He was hired by the Sens in 2019-20 and has earned high marks for his team’s work ethic. This year’s team will be the most talented Smith coached in Ottawa.

Captain Brady Tkachuk is the brother of Matt Tkachuk, who recently made news by joining the Florida Panthers. Brady is the front-line center for Ottawa. Last year he scored a career-best 30 goals and 37 assists. At age 22, Tkachuk is all upside.

Claude Giroux, age 34, has 294 career goals and was a stalwart forward for the Philadelphia Flyers. Giroux is a 7-time NHL All-Star.

Ottawa Senators Seasons

YEAR RECORD PLAYOFFS
2021-22 33-42-7 Did Not Qualify
2020-21 23-28-5 Did Not Qualify
2019-20 25-34-12 Did Not Qualify
2018-19 29-47-6 Did Not Qualify
2017-18 28-43-11 Did Not Qualify
2016-17 44-28-10 Lost Conference Final
2015-16 38-35-9 Did Not Qualify
2014-15 43-26-13 Lost First Round
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Ottawa Senators History

The Ottawa Senators were a 1992 expansion team that joined the league that year with the Tampa Bay Lightning. Ottawa has long had a reputation for being a low revenue and budget team that can’t afford superstars on the payroll. Ottawa made the 2007 Stanley Cup Final, losing to the Anaheim Ducks. It was their only appearance ever in the Final.

Ottawa has struggled to gain a foothold as a franchise with the masses. In Canada, the Toronto Maple Leafs are king, with the Montreal Canadiens also revered as the most successful franchise of all time. The Senators have also struggled on the ice with more lean years than not. And that has caused them revenue problems and low attendance.

At the beginning of their existence, the Senators used the old Ottawa Civic Center as a temporary home. The rink sat well under 10,000 fans, but the hockey-starved city didn’t care. Ottawa played there from 1992 through December 31, 1995.

Originally, the idea of building the new arena in a remote area far from downtown was seen as a developmental opportunity. Now it is seen as a disaster that almost cost Ottawa the franchise. Recently the team announced that they would move to a new downtown facility that is planned but not yet started. The team is expected to sign a new lease for the proposed facility soon, with groundbreaking to commence this year.

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