Craig Anderson has seen the pre-season predictions that say the Senators will stink.

The Senators goalie would like to prove a few of the experts wrong as the club prepares to open the season Friday in Detroit.

Expectations have rarely been lower than they are for the Senators now. In many corners of the hockey world, they've been picked to finish last in the East.

While with Colorado in 2009-10, Anderson, 30, faced a similar situation with a young team. The Avalanche were picked to be the worst team in the Western Conference and went on to grab a playoff spot.