It was a night that summed up the season for the Ottawa Senators.
The team had to battle its way through a blizzard in Minneapolis on Monday, only to lose to the Minnesota Wild 3-1.
Like Calgary, and like Edmonton prior to the construction of Rogers Place, the Senators need a new building in a new location in the
nation’s capital. There is no denying that fact.
However, those in hockey operations and on the business side of this franchise should be concerned about the here and now.
This is a team that struggled to sell out home games in the third round of the playoffs against the Pittsburgh Penguins last spring.
Looking at this situation from a distance, it appears indifference from some former ticket buyers who don’t attend games anymore has led
to indifference on the ice, where Ottawa has won just 15 of 45 games this season.
Something has to give in the nation’s capital where the Senators aren’t winning, and even when they win aren’t selling out.