Okay, Ottawa Senators fans. Captain Daniel Alfredsson is putting the pressure on you. Alfredsson likens the current edition of the Senators to the unlikely 1997 squad which qualified for the post-season – the first playoff appearance in the modern history of the franchise. “Nobody expected us to do much, but we worked really hard to get [...]

When it comes to the value of experience in the NHL playoffs, one image springs immediately to mind. It was a picture splashed across the front of the Citizen sports section on April 20, 2007: Pittsburgh Penguins stars Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and Jordan Staal, all wearing faraway stares in the Penguins’ dressing room following their first-round defeat to the more-experienced Senators.