As the Ottawa Senators embark on the second half of their season with a lot of ground to make up if they want to make a third consecutive trip to the post-season, we look back on the first half and see what went right, and more importantly, what went wrong.
We will start off by giving out mid-season grades to each player who made a consistent appearance in the lineup. The grades will be given out against the expectation and role rather than actual performance. For example, Eric Gryba came in to the season in a 6/7 role, so just because he does not have offensive numbers doesn’t mean he cannot get an “A”.
The forward grades will be in a separate post, so here are the goaltenders and defensemen: