Through eight games this season, the Senators look quite good with a record of 5-2-1.
Craig Anderson is playing like a goaltender possessed, Kyle Turris looks to have taken his game to another level and Erik Karlsson is clearly the best defenceman in the game right now.
With Jason Spezza going down with a recent back injury, points will become harder and harder to come by.
The Senators will have a tough time replacing the skill and offensive composure that Spezza brings to the table.
Turris has gotten off to a very good start and more will be asked of him, but he is not the same kind of playmaking centre as Spezza.
Not many are and as much as people rip on Spezza, there is not another player on the team -- with the exception of Erik Karlsson -- who can create something out of nothing.
But Paul MacLean and his staff how done a great job picking up from where they left off from last year and the Senators have some solid momentum going.
With Spezza out, here are some options the club has going forward.
Ottawa Senators have decisions to make now that Jason Spezza is out of lineup
Ottawa Sun | Feb 3