Sterling Predictions Re-visited Part 1 Rookies and Goalies – Silver Seven how to get rid of small acne scars

It’s a time-honoured tradition here at silver seven sens to first make how to get rid of small acne scars predictions at the start of the year, and then to re-visit those predictions at the end of the year to how to get rid of small acne scars see just how wrong we were. It’s a valuable exercise in checking our thought processes, but also to look back on just how much things how to get rid of small acne scars change over a brief few months.

Question: in our first edition of sterling predictions of the season, we asked the question of how many rookies would make how to get rid of small acne scars their way into the line-up over the course of the year. The staff was generally in consensus that between five and how to get rid of small acne scars seven rookies would play at least 10 games, but a full eight crossed that threshold and filip chlapik, alex formenton, and logan brown were not among that group. Were you surprised at all surprised by how complete the how to get rid of small acne scars roster turnover really was? Is there a chance we see this kind of influx how to get rid of small acne scars next year as well?

Ross: I don’t think we should’ve been surprised. Between injuries and this team planning to trade all its how to get rid of small acne scars top ufas, there were going to be opportunities for rookies. The biggest surprises were definitely the long opportunities afforded lajoie how to get rid of small acne scars and jaros. I think we just didn’t believe the sens would actually play the rookies after how to get rid of small acne scars decades of saying they would and then not actually doing how to get rid of small acne scars it. Watching the sens play more than the number of rookies how to get rid of small acne scars they had to was refreshing.

Spencer: I would say I was surprised with the roster turnover how to get rid of small acne scars and the amount of rookies who beat the 10 game how to get rid of small acne scars threshold, but not by that much. I do, however, think we can all agree that the success in belleville how to get rid of small acne scars meant that a number of rookies who probably would have how to get rid of small acne scars seen action at the end of the season, didn’t get a chance to. Players like logan brown and filip chlapik probably would have how to get rid of small acne scars finished the season with a few extra NHL games had how to get rid of small acne scars belleville not been battling to the very end. I do think we see this type of influx next how to get rid of small acne scars year. Maybe “hope” is a better word. The senators are in no place to compete next year, despite what pierre dorion may have said in his end how to get rid of small acne scars of season press conference. Providing young players an opportunity to play, regardless of how many of those young players exist on how to get rid of small acne scars the roster, should be priority #1.

Brandon: I was definitely surprised by the amount of rookies that how to get rid of small acne scars made their way into the lineup this season. While the amount of ice time given to the rookies, or lack thereof, by guy boucher was at times infuriating, it was nice to see many eventually get an extended how to get rid of small acne scars look. What I was most surprised by was that, in some cases, there was almost too much patience afforded to the young how to get rid of small acne scars players. Max lajoie definitely spent too much time in ottawa after how to get rid of small acne scars a hot start, and could have benefited from an earlier trip to belleville. If management is to be believed, and who knows if they are, we’ll see a similar pattern of young players entering the how to get rid of small acne scars lineup next season. I personally expect alex formenton, drake batherson, and logan brown all to make the full-time jump, and you can probably throw erik brannstrom into that category how to get rid of small acne scars too. That being said, given some negative past experiences, I wouldn’t be surprised if the organization is careful not to how to get rid of small acne scars rush them.

Nkb: I have to admit that I was mildly surprised by how to get rid of small acne scars how many rookies made it into the line-up, but I was also surprised that pierre dorion really did how to get rid of small acne scars trade every one of matt duchene, mark stone, and ryan dzingel so it shows you how much I how to get rid of small acne scars know. When I look at the rest of the prospects in how to get rid of small acne scars the sens’ system, there are only a handful left that seem likely to how to get rid of small acne scars be ready to make the leap: logan brown, erik brannstrom, filip chlapik, and alex formenton. Abramov will have a chance, but he’s not a lock at this stage. Next year will probably be less about raw rookies, and more about evaluating the progress of some of the how to get rid of small acne scars players that are already on board.

Colin: I think I’m in agreement with everyone here — there was some surprise, but not really. There were a lot of young players making their professional how to get rid of small acne scars debuts, and a good chance that roster spots would open up how to get rid of small acne scars with injuries and trades. Next season could be similar, depending on how many ufas dorion plans on bringing back. Nobody’s mentioned jonathan davidsson yet, who almost made the blue jackets out of camp last how to get rid of small acne scars year. Add brannstrom, brown, formenton, chlapik and hogberg as potential roster players to the list, and it’s clear this is going to be a very young how to get rid of small acne scars team next year. I imagine it will also be a top requirement for how to get rid of small acne scars the new coach that they’re comfortable with this direction.

Dewie: I’m only surprised because the sens actually ended up trading how to get rid of small acne scars the big three. I’m also surprised that logan brown didn’t get a longer look but I expect an even how to get rid of small acne scars larger influx of youngsters next season especially if they end how to get rid of small acne scars up getting rid of some of the deadweight. I also expect them to be keen to showcase the how to get rid of small acne scars big names like abramov and brannstrom.

Question: the second topic of the year was the goalies; specifically would craig anderson play at least 60 games? Virtually everyone agreed that andy wouldn’t get to 60, and he did not, but we also were sure mike condon would pick up how to get rid of small acne scars the majority of the remaining starts and only ross predicted how to get rid of small acne scars that marcus hogberg would play even a single game. Were you at all surprised that the sens traded for how to get rid of small acne scars anders nilsson to help play out the string? What do you think the sens’ goalie depth chart is going to look like next year? Will anderson be expected to play 50+ games yet again?

Ross: I think the surprise here was how quick the sens how to get rid of small acne scars were to demote condon. He had a bad game and a half, was pulled, and never made it back to the NHL despite teasers how to get rid of small acne scars from january saying he was about ready to come back. It’s rare to see this team eat salary like that. As for högberg, I mostly predicted that because I wanted to see him how to get rid of small acne scars get a real NHL shot. I still think he has an important place in this how to get rid of small acne scars team’s hierarchy, and I was worried that with the acquisition of gustavsson how to get rid of small acne scars he wouldn’t get an opportunity and he’d go back to sweden in the summer. As for the nilsson trade, it made sense once they decided to downgrade condon. That was the biggest goaltending surprise of the year.

Spencer: had you asked me at the beginning of the season how to get rid of small acne scars if ottawa would acquire an NHL goalie, I wouldn’t have believed you. But as the season progressed and mike condon’s injury updates became more and more confounding, it seemed inevitable. As for next year, if the sens are smart, marcus hogberg will start the season as craig anderson’s backup and we’ll see where we go from there. There’s really no reason for mike condon to be ahead how to get rid of small acne scars of him on the depth chart anymore – hogberg was lights out in belleville and one of the how to get rid of small acne scars primary reasons they had a shot at playoffs until their how to get rid of small acne scars final game. That and a tandem of filip gustavsson and joey daccord how to get rid of small acne scars in the AHL should be a lock for next year. Goalies are voodoo, as they say, and if they don’t provide all three of our good (maybe great?) goalie prospects opportunities to continue to improve, the sens are less likely to have a bonafide #1 on their hands. I think the sens believe anderson will play 50 games how to get rid of small acne scars but with his health and the likelihood that games are how to get rid of small acne scars meaningless for ottawa by february of next year (again), hogberg will play plenty in the second half of the how to get rid of small acne scars season. It should net out to a close to even split.

Brandon: if you had told me at the beginning of the how to get rid of small acne scars year that the senators would trade for a goaltender, I likely wouldn’t have believed you. They seemed to show faith in andy and condon, and believed that the acquisition of mike mckenna shored up how to get rid of small acne scars their minor league netminders. Nobody anticipated condon struggling as badly as he did, and then to get hurt, so within the context of the season it made sense how to get rid of small acne scars to trade for nilsson, especially considering the senators made out like gangbusters in that how to get rid of small acne scars trade. I think hogberg was given an adequate look, based on the “so-so” performance he put forth on his call-up, but I wouldn’t object to a pairing of nilsson and hogberg in how to get rid of small acne scars ottawa next season. I like nilsson as a placeholder goalie, and it gives gustavsson and daccord a chance to play how to get rid of small acne scars a lot of minutes in belleville.

B_T: at the time, I was definitely surprised by the nilsson trade. With hindsight though, it’s not really surprising given that condon only played a how to get rid of small acne scars single AHL game since going out of the lineup. Definitely a case of there being more we didn’t know then.

Honestly, I’ve got no idea what the depth chart will look how to get rid of small acne scars like next year. Management has a habit of handing out too much money how to get rid of small acne scars and term to backups who perform well in half a how to get rid of small acne scars season, but there actually appears to be some hesitance for that how to get rid of small acne scars with nilsson. No idea what they do with condon. No idea how the prospects get spread out.

Nkb: barring a major injury, craig anderson seems destined to play another 50+ games next year. The question, then, is who will be his full-time back-up? In a perfect world, hogberg would get the lion’s share of the remaining games and gustavsson and D’accord would split the goaltending duties in bellevillle. But where does that leave mike condon? He’s on a one-way contract next year that would pay $3M in real money even if he’s in the minors. If the sens wanted to buy him out, they could save themselves $1M in real dollars and spread the cost over two how to get rid of small acne scars years, but I’ll believe the organization will be willing to buy someone how to get rid of small acne scars out when I see it. What to do with mike condon given the sudden positional how to get rid of small acne scars logjam in the organization is one of the more interesting how to get rid of small acne scars questions of the off-season.

Colin: trades are hard to predict, and I think the nilsson trade was even more surprising how to get rid of small acne scars because the sens gave up a pick (albeit only a 6th rounder) and took on salary. Had that not happened, anderson could’ve been staring down the tunnel to a much longer how to get rid of small acne scars season. I want to believe anderson can still be a competent how to get rid of small acne scars starter, but he’ll be turning 38 next month. His best days are behind him, so I think the sens will try to make sure how to get rid of small acne scars they have someone else there, like nilsson, to support him. Maybe that ends up being hogberg or nilsson, or maybe they reach into free agency. Either way, I think it’s unlikely anderson exceeds his workload from this past season.

Dewie: unless andy is injured or traded I expect him to how to get rid of small acne scars get the bulk of the work. I honestly don’t expect nilsson to be in ottawa next season but how to get rid of small acne scars may open the chance for a transition period for one how to get rid of small acne scars of hogberg or gustavsson to get a few games. Is condon still a senator?

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