A Statistical Review of the Sens Season

Fortune, which has a great deal of power in other matters but especially in war, can bring about great changes in a situation through very slight forces. - Julius Caesar Let’s start big picture. Here’s where the Senators wins and losses came from this season, broken down by strength: I’m going to use Win Probability +/- a lot in this article. Win probability +/- is the amount...
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MacLean will be back behind Ottawa Senators’ bench: Melnyk

Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk confirmed that head coach Paul MacLean will be back behind the bench next season, but he was vague on the future of captain Jason Spezza. Melnyk, speaking in a conference call with Ottawa-based reporters Tuesday, answered a wide ranging assortment of questions on everything from his disappointment at missing the playoffs to increased revenues...
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Spezza lifts Senators to SO win over Penguins

PITTSBURGH (AP) Jason Spezza scored in the shootout to help the Ottawa Senators beat the Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday night and finish the season on a five-game winning streak.
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Spezza, Anderson lead Senators past Maple Leafs

OTTAWA (AP) Jason Spezza scored the game's only goal and Craig Anderson stopped 27 shots for his fourth shutout of the season as the Ottawa Senators beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 1-0 Saturday night.
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Spezza Mum on His Future

In a year of unfulfilled expectations for the Senators, Jason Spezza is inevitably going to shoulder a lot of the blame because he is the captain and he just happened to the guy who inherited the letter in the wake of Daniel Alfredsson’s departure. Criticisms of Spezza’s leadership aren’t anything new. Hell, criticisms of Spezza aren’t anything new either. The man’s been...
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Sens captain Jason Spezza knows he could have played better

Jason Spezza is finally starting to feel good about himself and his game. Unfortunately, it's not soon enough. The Senators' captain admitted late Saturday night he struggled before Christmas and didn't perform up to expectations he set for himself after having back surgery during the off-season. Spezza hit the 20-goal mark Saturday when he was able to poke one out...
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Elliotte Friedman Talks Spezza and Ryan’s Future: “I think both of those guys will be looking at a new partner. “

Hockey Night in Canada‘s Elliotte Friedman appeared on Calgary’s Fan 960 this morning to touch upon a number of NHL topics, but with Friedman being in Ottawa for tonight’s Canadiens/Senators broadcast on the CBC, the interview immediately focused upon a number of Senators related issues. While Friedman does discuss how this season has gone sideways on the Senators, his comments...
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Ottawa Senators' Spezza still out

Jason Spezza told reporters he felt "pretty good" after taking the morning skate. Apparently, not good enough to play. The Senators' captain sat for the second straight game Wednesday night against the New York Islanders with a "lower body" injury that coach Paul MacLean thought may have "tightened up." While MacLean told reporters he was originaly...
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Jason Spezza and Paul MacLean Not On Same Page?

Throughout the course of the season, one prevailing theme has been the disconnect or the inability to deliver a coordinated and consistent message. Whether it’s been Eugene Melnyk, Cyril Leeder, Bryan Murray, the coaching staff or the players, Senators fans have been inundated with contradictory statements and conflicting messages. Not only has it been maddeningly unnerving, it’s...
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Do the Ottawa Sens want to continue with Jason Spezza at helm?

Jason Spezza's first year as the Senators captain has turned into a nightmare. Will there even be a second? The Ottawa centre will enter the final season of his contract in October, but it seems management has a decision to make in the months leading up to it. Will there be a concerted effort to get Spezza inked to another deal? If he hits the open market July 1, 2015, there...
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