Sergei Gonchar can only look back on last season with disappointment and frustration.

After a signing a three-year, $16.5-million deal on July 1, 2010 with the Senators, he turned in a miserable season under a coaching system by Cory Clouston he didn't like.

"Yes I was (disappointed)," said Gonchar after a practice Tuesday at the John Labatt Centre. "I don't think I was the only one. I think everyone else was disappointed.

"We had pretty high expectations going into the season and then everything just went south on us. It was a bad season for me, but as a team we didn't play well either."