Bobby Butler (Marlboro, Mass.) should be a factor for the Sens this year. (

Around the NHL in 30 Days: Ottawa Senators

The Ottawa Senators suffered through a brutal 2010-11 season, but a shift in philosophy might get the Sens headed in the right direction. Ottawa will feature a lot of young players, many of whom led Binghamton to the 2011 Calder Cup championship. Bobby Butler (Marlboro, Massachusetts) should play a key role in Ottawa’s rebuild.

Senshot’s Tony Mendes has this to say about Ottawa:

Last year saw Ottawa make the decision to change the philosophy of the team and proceed with a rebuild to get the team back to contender status. Shipped out-of-town were fan favorites Mike Fisher and Chris Kelly along with four others for the return of draft picks. In total, eight players who suited up for the Sens last season are gone and replaced by prospects and free agents.

You can read the rest of Mendes’s preview at Senshot.

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