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The Others

from The Good, The Bad And The Duthie,

The teams selling W’s right now include Boston, Montreal, New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, New Jersey, Washington, Detroit, Chicago, San Jose (by the bushel), Anaheim, Calgary, and Vancouver.  Nashville, Carolina, and Minnesota are also in the W Club right now, but barely.

Buffalo could also be squeezed into that group, but I’ll stick them in with the Hopeful, only because a Sabre-obsessed buddy of mine told me even he believes they are still a year or two away from serious Cup contention.  Others selling hope include Columbus, Phoenix, St. Louis, Los Angeles, Edmonton (though they were hyping W’s before the season), Florida, and yes, Toronto (Brian Burke Luke Schenn, and a lot of cap room, are enough to gain admission into the Hopeful).

And then there’s the third category:  The Others.

The Others don’t have the wins, or the hope.  And that miserable place, my friends, is where we currently find your Ottawa Senators.

Oh, they have some company.  Tampa is a mess.  Atlanta and the Islanders have a few good prospects, but not enough.  Colorado has been a disappointment, and underachieving Dallas is Ottawa, Southwest Edition.

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