With the acqusition of Bobby Ryan, the Ottawa Sentaors top line appears to be set, with Jason Spezza centering Ryan and Milan Michalek. As long as Spezza’s back and Michalek’s knee stay in check, that should prove to be a solid first line that will dominate on a lot of nights.
But what about the 2nd line. Long the bone of contention and the spot in the lineup that has held the Senators back from reaching true potential. And with Daniel Afredsson jumping ship, that hole becomes even greater. Kyle Turris proved last season that he is a capable supporting forward, as long as he doesn’t have to fill the front line role.
Which leaves the competition for the wing men for Turris wide open. Here are the top 7 contenders, in my mind: