For the third and final part of this season preview, it’s time to look at an area that could show a lot of promise in the coming years. Up front, the 67’s are sure to lose a lot of top scorers. Their 268 goals for in 2011-12 will probably not be matched this season, although the building blocks are in place for this team to put up some solid offensive numbers. The forwards should still be Ottawa’s strong point now and in the next couple of years as well.
August 19, 2012
As mentioned in part one of the 67’s 2012-13 season preview, this team is in a rebuild mode and as a rebuilding team, should be building from the net out. Ottawa had trouble finding a young goaltender to start taking over the reins, but on the blueline, there doesn’t seem to be much difficulty building a strong, young core to add to the defenders they already have.
Next month, the Ottawa 67’s begin a new era with the 2012-13 campaign. Head coach and General Manager Chris Byrne has been given a new staff of coaching assistants as he begins his first rebuild with the Barberpoles. Not only will fans see their team playing in new stomping grounds at Scotiabank Place, but they will also be seeing a new-look team.