What Will The Ottawa Senators Defense Look Like Next Season?

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In the life of an NHL franchise, while paying attention to the present, you also have to have one eye on the future.  As I did last season, I will take a look at what the Ottawa Senators might look like next season. Today I will focus attention on the blueline, one that could have a different look next season.

Nov 7, 2013; Ottawa, Ontario, CAN; Ottawa Senators defenseman Marc Methot (3) celebrates a goal scored by defenseman Mark Borowiecki (74) in the third period against the Montreal Canadiens at the Canadian Tire Centre. The Senators defeated the Canadiens 4-1. Mandatory Credit: Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports

Currently there are 8 defensemen on the Senators’ roster, and depending on the night, this is how they pretty much line up:

Jared CowenErik Karlsson

Chris PhillipsCody Ceci

Marc MethotPatrick Wiercioch/Eric Gryba

Joe Corvo

Now, lets look at some different possibilities: