The Ottawa Senators are falling apart.
This is self destruction on a level never before seen. In one corner we have star winger Mike Hoffman's girlfriend making fun of Erik Karlsson's wife's miscarriage. In the next corner you can see their assistant GM facing sexual harassment charges.
Now, for the grand finale, their goalie is spiraling into depression.
At least on Twitter he is. Anderson liked tweets describing himself as "shit" as well as tweets saying the Senators should start him if they are want to lose on purpose. Yikes.
It is safe to say his confidence is at an all time low. It is easy to blame Anderson for the teams struggles but it isn't like he is playing behind some defensive stalwarts. The Senators are awful so his job is made incredibly hard and the stats reflect that.
Anderson isn't an objectively good goalie but he isn't the reason the Senators are picking fourth in the upcoming draft. He is a serviceable goalie who can succeed behind a good team. Anderson proved this when he backstopped the Senators to the Eastern Conference Final in 2017 (for Sens fans that must feel like a lifetime ago).
The Senators are by all accounts screwed. Their captain and all around best player Erik Karlsson has one foot out of the door and that was before the Hoffman scandal. Their owner has also threatened the team with relocation. Sorry Sens fans, this is only going to get worse.