The 2010-2011 season began full of hope for the Ottawa Senators. Feeling confident that previous inadequacies were addressed with the addition of Sergei Gonchar on the back end and a healthy Pascal Leclaire.
All hope quickly faded due to injuries and substandard goaltending and GM Brian Murry began a fire sale, moving out Mike Fisher, Chris Kelly, Alex Kovalev, Brian Elliot, and Chris Campoli.
Filling the roster out for the final part of the season the Sen's gave auditions to youngsters Bobby Butler, Eric Condra, Colin Greening and NCAA free agent signing Stephane Da Costa.
In the off Season, Murray had his contract surprisingly renewed, and not too surprisingly head coach Cory Clouston was replaced with Paul MacLean.