I always appreciate these.
Watching the Senators I felt like they were a team on the rise.
They gave my team fits. They skate well, they act like assholes, they have some skilled players. There just weren't enough of them.
I think their core was pretty solid, I didn't like the Pageau trade at the time, but the picks they have in this draft could be the a nucleus of a strong team that will be good for a long time.
Their goaltending was meh, their bottom 4 were exploitable. I never thought, damn they suck when I watched them though.
Full disclosure I thought the Wings were decent for 40 minutes a game too, but when they went "bad" they were really bad, Senators were in that same boat.