It’s been tough sledding in Ottawa ever since their charge to the Eastern Conference Final back in 2017. In the following four seasons, the Sens have failed to make playoffs. In fact, they haven’t even come particularly close.

Instead, the Sens have prioritized gathering draft assets and conducting a rebuild. While Sens GM Pierre Dorion has been able to lock up some young and promising pieces, it still came as a surprise to many to hear his comments from preseason claiming the rebuild to be over.



Coming off a 23-28-5 season, these comments were confusing to some fans. They hadn’t necessarily seen the results of a successful rebuild, but regardless is set a tone for the year. Since then, Sens fans have been spitefully echoing Dorion’s rebuild comments as the team has gotten off to a league-worst 5-15-1 record thus far in 2021-22.

Speaking to the media on Saturday, Dorion attempted to clarify what he meant by “the rebuild is done.”



Regardless of what was meant, some fans aren’t happy with the clarification.



Other fans are a little more forgiving, believing that the Sens are at least headed in the right direction.



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(H/T Bruce Garrioch)