Summer Skate: Ottawa Senators

Using the VUKOTA projection system of Hockey Prospectus, Insider takes the temperature of key players on every NHL team, continuing Aug. 19 with the Senators. For a detailed explanation of Prospectus' proprietary GVT value metric, read more here.

Summer Skate -- Ottawa Senators

There wasn't much positive news for the Senators in last season's debacle. However, they stole goaltender Craig Anderson from the Avalanche at the deadline and acquired talented forward Nikita Filatov's rights from Columbus for only a third-round pick.

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Last Season: 2.3 GVT | VUKOTA Projection: 5.0 GVT