Ottawa Senators Earning Respect Around The League


Not only have the Ottawa Senators overcome a vast array of injuries, they are getting notice around the league for their depth, goaltending and the coaching of Paul MacLean.

Feb 25, 2013; Ottawa, ON, CAN; Ottawa Senators celebrate their win against the Montreal Canadiens at Scotiabank Place. The Senators defeated the Canadiens 2-1 in a shootout. Mandatory Credit: Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports

Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun wrote about the praise coaching legend Scotty Bowman has for the way the Senators have dealt with their issues.

And today, on our brother site on Fansided, Causeway Crowd, Andrew Thompson give the Senators (and their fans) some respect in his preview.  And that is coming from a divisional rival, no less.

People around the league are taking notice of what is happening in Ottawa, and with a successful road trip through some hostile territory, it could move from feel-good to the level of  the Senators being on the verge of  a truly special story.