5. Can Fisher, Spezza, and Alfredsson 'bounce back'?
In 2008-09, Mike Fisher, Jason Spezza, and Daniel Alfredsson's point totals declined. Some of this was attributed to the defense-first system that new coach Craig Hartsburg instituted. All three will need to bounce back for the Senators to return to the playoffs.
Alfredsson was also coming off of a serious knee injury. However, doubts will persist over a player that is now 36 and has played a dozen seasons in the NHL. Alfredsson was played on various line combinations last season in an attempt to balance the scoring and he benefit from less experimentation this season.
Mike Fisher may have been distracted by his budding romance with Carrie Underwood. Fisher had a hat trick in one game of the preseason and has played on a line with ...
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