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Ottawa Senators Training Camp Check-In: October 1st

Ottawa Senators Training Camp Check-In: October 1st

Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports After a brutal loss to the Leafs, the Sens come home for the second half of a back-to-back. It is finally October, and the Ottawa Senators are looking to bounce back from a tough loss to one divisional rival, with a game against another one. Last night’s game was a highly anticipated one, as the Sens went to Belleville to play the Toronto Maple Leafs. Neither team was dressing a full NHL lineup, but the Sens did have their first powerplay unit and #1 goaltender, and the Leafs were resting all their stars, so a win should have been...
Silver Seven Oct 1, 2022
Weekly Question: What’s The Ottawa Senators Best Case Scenario?

Weekly Question: What’s The Ottawa Senators Best Case Scenario?

Photo by Bruce Bennett/ It’s time for some unbridled excitement The first couple of weeks of NHL training camp are the time for the most unhinged optimists: anything is possible, every prospect is going to hit their ceilings, the veterans will all stay healthy. Every team can be the best version of themselves. As the season progresses, cold, hard reality sets in for many. Maybe that promising 19 year-old needs another couple of seasons in the AHL, or maybe the veterans aren’t just experienced; they’re also washed up. As I’ve written many times before, sometimes...
Silver Seven Sep 30, 2022
Training Camp Check-In & Open Thread: Ottawa Senators vs Toronto Maple Leafs

Training Camp Check-In & Open Thread: Ottawa Senators vs Toronto Maple Leafs

Photo by Chris Tanouye/ Crookshank, Stützle, and Boucher??? Sign me up! The Ottawa Senators will play their third and final preseason game against the Toronto Maple Leafs tonight, after winning one of two split-squad meetings last week. Here are some notes ahead of puck drop: The team practiced in two groups yesterday, though there’s a clear mix of NHL and AHL talent in each one. It would appear that we won’t see a close-to-finalized roster until after the next two games. “Group A”, which will be featured in tonight’s contest, consists of the following...
Silver Seven Sep 30, 2022
On Shane Pinto, Blueline Battles & More

On Shane Pinto, Blueline Battles & More

Photo by Richard A. Whittaker/Icon Sportswire via Halfway through traininfg camp, we’re talking Shane Pinto, Claude Giroux, Angus Crookshank and battles on the blueline and fourth line. Welcome to one of the final editions of Five Thoughts before the Ottawa Senators are officially back in regular season action. The offseason has come and gone and we’re finally getting to see some of the shiny new acquisitions in pre-season action. As things heat up I’ve got some thoughts around a few individual players and storylines which have popped up over the past few...
Silver Seven Sep 29, 2022
Ottawa Senators Training Camp Check-In: September 29th

Ottawa Senators Training Camp Check-In: September 29th

Photo by Richard A. Whittaker/Icon Sportswire via Expect to see a slew of roster cuts after the next two games. As the Ottawa Senators prepare for their next two preseason games, head coach D.J. Smith is getting closer to his starting lineup. In his media availability today, he mentioned that tomorrow’s game against the Toronto Maple Leafs and Saturday’s game against the Montreal Canadiens will “be major in terms of solidifying the 24-man roster”, according to TSN’s Claire Hanna. Here are a few more specifics regarding the ongoing battle for spots: The main...
Silver Seven Sep 28, 2022
Top 25 Under 25: Honourable Mentions 2022

Top 25 Under 25: Honourable Mentions 2022

Photo by Steven Kingsman/Icon Sportswire via “Why does he keep writing these?!” Pop quiz: what do Viktor Lodin, Philippe Daoust, Angus Crookshank, Mads Søgaard, and Maxence Guenette all have in common (other than the Ottawa Senators drafting them)? Well they all missed out on our annual Top 25 Under 25 rankings at least once before eventually making the cut. (I always believed in them, though.) And thus I assembled them in my honourable mentions lists of years past. Now I must confess that I have gotten some of my honourable mention predictions wrong over the...
Silver Seven Sep 28, 2022
Ottawa Senators Training Camp Check-In: September 28th

Ottawa Senators Training Camp Check-In: September 28th

James Carey Lauder-USA TODAY Sports The Senators B team put up a valiant effort against the Jets A team The Ottawa Senators played against the Winnipeg Jets last night, although it was essentially the B team vs. the A team. The Senators made it close and actually outshot the Jets 27-24 but ultimately fell short. Ottawa Senators 3, Winnipeg Jets 5 There were only five forwards for Ottawa who will be regulars this season, plus Erik Brännström who might be. This game was more about analyzing which depth players deserve a shot out of Brännström, Parker Kelly, Mark...
Silver Seven Sep 27, 2022
Ottawa Senators Training Camp Check-In: September 27th

Ottawa Senators Training Camp Check-In: September 27th

Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports The Sens take to the ice after a day off! There’s nothing to catch up on from yesterday, as the Sens had a day off. The most recent roster cuts remain Hamara and Latimer. Today, we can look forward to a pre-season game, as the team is in Winnipeg to face the Jets at 8pm Eastern. The Ottawa Senators published the roster for this game yesterday. It looks like the plan is to keep most of the established players out of the lineup and play the guys fighting for a spot. Bibeau, Sogaard and Mandolese are the three goaltenders listed. On...
Silver Seven Sep 26, 2022
Ottawa Senators Training Camp Check-In: September 26th

Ottawa Senators Training Camp Check-In: September 26th

Photo by Bruce Bennett/ The Ottawa Senators hosted Sens Fan Fest yesterday, with not a lot of action to report from training camp. After a busy day on Saturday which featured two games against the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Senators spent the majority of the day on Sunday focused on the fans at their annual Fan Fest, hosted at the Canadian Tire Centre. Unfortunately, the day got off to a bit of a rocky start as there were reports of a thick layer of water on top of the ice. This meant the cancellation of a much anticipated free skate event. Due to an ice issue outside...
Silver Seven Sep 25, 2022
Ottawa Senators Training Camp Check-In: September 25th

Ottawa Senators Training Camp Check-In: September 25th

John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports After yesterday’s doubleheader, it’s time for Fan Fest! Yesterday was a big day, as the Sens played their first preseason games of the 2022-23 season: a doubleheader against the Leafs. Even with the team split into two groups, it was exciting to get a first look at the players and line combinations. Game 1: Toronto Maple Leafs 4, Ottawa Senators 1 The first preseason game of 2022-23 gave us our first look at the much-anticipated DeBrincat-Stützle-Giroux line, as well as Jake Sanderson playing against NHL competition. The first...
Silver Seven Sep 24, 2022
Pre-Season Double Header vs. Toronto Maple Leafs Open Thread

Pre-Season Double Header vs. Toronto Maple Leafs Open Thread

Photo by Chris Tanouye/ The first open thread of the year! It’s an OTTAWA SENATORS GAMEDAY! Wow, it feels good (and unfamiliar) to say that. Sure it’s pre-season, sure there are going to be plenty of players in both line-ups that might not even sniff NHL action this year, but it’s the real thing. And, as a bonus, we get not one but two match-ups to delight in. Game #1 is 1pm ET, Game #2 is 7pm ET. Game 1 Line-up. Cam Talbot and Kevin Mandolese are expected to split the duties. Antoine Bibeau, Tomas Hamara and Philippe Daoust are the scratches Game 2 Line-up....
Silver Seven Sep 24, 2022
Ottawa Senators Training Camp Check-In: September 24th

Ottawa Senators Training Camp Check-In: September 24th

Photo by Andre Ringuette/NHLI via LET’S PLAY TWO, BABY I don’t want to alarm anyone but the Ottawa Senators play one TWO exhibition games today. I dunno if that interests any of you or if any of you might check it out or anything. It could be kinda cool if you’re into that kinda thing, I guess. As with any game day, and especially with a doubleheader, expect more roster notes and lineup information to become available as we approach puck-drop. In the meantime, we do have rosters for both games courtesy of the Sens. For game one, fans will naturally have their...
Silver Seven Sep 23, 2022
Ottawa Senators Training Camp Check-In: September 23rd

Ottawa Senators Training Camp Check-In: September 23rd

Photo by Len Redkoles/NHLI via Some notes on yesterday’s scrimmage as well as various media availability. Yesterday, the Ottawa Senators’ training camp featured an intra-squad scrimmage and routine media availability from several players and staff. Here are some of the more notable details from yesterday: Group A (Team Alfredsson) featured the team’s projected top line of Brady Tkachuk, Josh Norris, and Drake Batherson, as well as four defensemen considered to be in the mix for a roster spot, who lined up as such: First group on the ice for Sens practice. And...
Silver Seven Sep 22, 2022
Training Camp Check-in: September 22nd

Training Camp Check-in: September 22nd

Photo by André Ringuette/NHLI via Meet the press While we didn’t have any more rookie tournament games to watch and we still have to wait a little longer for actual pre-season games, the Ottawa Senators did provide some content yesterday courtesy of a 30-minute media availability with general manager Pierre Dorion and head coach DJ Smith. If you want to watch the whole thing then I’ll link the video below. Let’s break down some of the key takeaways: While it remains a black cloud looming over an otherwise positive off-season in Ottawa, no one can provide...
Silver Seven Sep 22, 2022
Legends Retire, New Biggest Contract in Hockey, Chychrun Updates & More

Legends Retire, New Biggest Contract in Hockey, Chychrun Updates & More

Photo by Bruce Bennett/ Some links, news, and notes from around the league this Thursday There’s pre-season hockey in just two days! In the meantime, here are some links, news, and notes to discuss: Jacob Chychrun’s name has been in the rumour mill for almost a year now, and he of course has been connected to the Ottawa Senators. He told reporters yesterday that the Coyotes offered to deal him to a contender and that he still hopes that will happen. There’s a new richest player in the NHL: Stanley Cup champion Nathan MacKinnon. The superstar will get paid with an...

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