Starting from the top of last season's standings, it is time for OHL Burning Questions. For your consideration, the Ottawa 67's.
Last season went like — The standard preseason optimism was laced with dread that the timing, the tide and the talent just was not there during Season 2 of the 'lost years' phase of playing at distant Canadian Tire Centre. Ottawa fell below .500 to stay after a 0-3 swing in mid-October. It was still in playoff position entering the final week before No. 1 centre Erik Bradford broke his femur in the antepenultimate game of the season. A second straight season out of the playoffs hastened a housecleaning in the front office.
2013-14, by the numbers — 23-39-3-3, .382 point pct., 217 GF/305 GA. Tenth, Eastern Conference.
Drafted — D Alex Lintuniemi (Los Angeles Kings, second round), D Jacob Middleton (Los Angeles, seventh).
2015 NHL Draft watch — C Travis Konecny, the OHL rookie of the year, is a Top 10 hopeful; C Dante Salituro, RW Artur Tyanulin and RW Jeremiah Addison are all first-time draft eligibles; D Troy Henley also rated inclusion on the NHL Central Scouting preliminary list.
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