Coach, captain among off-season decisions for Senators

Ottawa Senators captain Jason Spezza and head coach Paul MacLean talk at the start of practice at...

Ottawa Senators captain Jason Spezza and head coach Paul MacLean talk at the start of practice at the Canadian Tire Centre November 26,2013. (Errol McGihon/Ottawa Sun/QMI Agency)

BRUCE GARRIOCH, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:42 PM ET

A day after being officially eliminated from the playoffs, the Senators were given the day off to rest, relax and recharge.

Odd given the fact they'll have plenty starting Monday morning.

This whole season has been strange as the Senators prepare to miss the post-season for only the third time since 1996 and join six of the seven Canadian teams in the spring as spectators.

With three games left starting with Thursday's visit by the New Jersey Devils, the analysis of what went wrong and the changes that could take place in the off-season will shift into high gear before this disaster wraps up Sunday.

Senators owner Eugene Melnyk, GM Bryan Murray, coach Paul MacLean and the players all expected this team to be a playoff contender. Instead, they'll pack up next week and head separate ways.


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