Originally posted on Scarlett Ice  |  Last updated 12/21/11
So I wake up today and the Sens and Leafs are tied for 8th in the standings. Can anyone help me out here? Are the Senators overachieiving or are the Toronto Maple Leafs failing miserably? (remember when they were first place in the league? Fun times!) For a team picked by most to be the cellar dwellers of the East this season (with the exception of the Winnipeg franchise formerly known as the Atlanta Thrashers) I'm nothing short of surprised with what I've seen out of the Senators so far. While 8th place and a potential first round matchup where the Senators would look like a punching bag to whoever the top team is in the east isn't an enviable position, it should be considered a measure of success given the expectations for this team to start the year.So of course now that the Senators are barely clinging to relevance in the playoff race a mere 2/5ths of the way into the season it's only logical they start making trades to further position themselves for a first round playoff curbstomping.
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Reports: Bengals would love to replace Marvin Lewis with Hue Jackson

Philip Rivers: Chargers 'kind of fell apart' against Chiefs

Report: Andrew Luck could have another surgery if he experiences pain

Ezekiel Elliott filmed documentary while training in Mexico during suspension

Patriots' Kenny Britt expected to be active Sunday

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Cardinals reportedly preparing for possibility of Bruce Arians retiring

Report: NFL taking over Richardson misconduct investigation

LeBron James isn’t letting age define him

Marvin Lewis reportedly planning to leave Bengals after season

Report: Split between Bill O’Brien, Texans is ‘imminent’

Report: Doctors told Carson Wentz he will be ready for start of 2018

Sports & Politics Intersect: Mr. Jones goes to Washington

The 'It's the most wonderful bowl of the year' quiz

NHL Weekender: Bolts keep striking, Preds on the hunt

Chargers are the AFC team no one wants to play in January

Donald Trump's quotes vs. the sports world in 2017

Five MLB teams that should trade for Manny Machado

The 'It's always chilly in Indiana' quiz

NFL puts safety entirely on players, again

Eight NFL teams who simply need to start over

Most important player on every team in each bowl matchup

NFL Week 15 Predictions

NBA Referee Hotline Bling: Boogie, Z-Bo reach out and punch someone

NHL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Yardbarker Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

Sports & Politics Intersect: Mr. Jones goes to Washington

NHL Weekender: Bolts keep striking, Preds on the hunt

The 'It's the most wonderful bowl of the year' quiz

Donald Trump's quotes vs. the sports world in 2017

Chargers are the AFC team no one wants to play in January

The 'It's always chilly in Indiana' quiz

NFL puts safety entirely on players, again

Most important player on every team in each bowl matchup

NFL Week 15 Predictions

NBA Referee Hotline Bling: Boogie, Z-Bo reach out and punch someone

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker