Are the 2021 Senators Close to Being Competitive or Not?

The Ottawa Senators began this very different 2020-21 season with a determined and shocking 5-3 win over the team that, before play resumed on January 13, was favoured to take the Canadian (I’m not calling it the North) Division, the Toronto Maple Leafs. That win brought to mind a couple of different Sens season starts for me. The first one brought me all the way back to their very first year and their 1992-93 season opener against the Montreal Canadiens.