Never mind that the Senators dropped two of their first three games after the Olympic break.
The Ottawa Senators are still in the playoff chase.
Time will tell, but the Senators might have done the organization a huge favour by getting blown out 6-1 by the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday.
One week before the NHL trade deadline, Senators general manager Bryan Murray is waiting for the first domino to fall.
While there has been no indication he is going anywhere yet, after nearly 16 seasons as an Ottawa Senator, Chris Phillips grows wistful when he speaks about the possibility of moving on, and of family considerations involved.
Life on the Senators blueline was supposed to be a dull, rather predictable place in 2013-14.