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Weekly Question: What Are Your Wishes For The Downtown Arena?

Weekly Question: What Are Your Wishes For The Downtown Arena?

At last, we can dream about Lebreton again Things are looking up for the Ottawa Senators. There’s more hope for the future, both on and off the ice, than there has been in years, and the latest bit of good news is that the new arena at Lebreton Flats is actually going to happen. It won’t happen soon - the timeline we have right now has construction starting in late 2024, and things have fallen apart before - but it looks like it’s happening. When the decision was announced on Thursday, there was much celebration around the fanbase - and no small amount of speculation...
Silver Seven Jun 24, 2022
2022 NHL Draft Profiles: Finnish skaters

2022 NHL Draft Profiles: Finnish skaters

Photo by Matthias Hangst/ This time, we present three forwards and three defenders currently playing in Finland who might interest the Senators with a mid- or late-round pick. I’ve always found it interesting that despite the Senators Chief European Scout hailing from Finland, the team has only drafted two players out of the country in recent memory: Markus Nurmi in 2016 and Leevi Meriläinen last year. We’ve already discussed the hype around Joakim Kemell and Brad Lambert — two players who have brought the scouts in for multiple viewings given the complexity in...
Silver Seven Jun 23, 2022
LeBreton Move is Back On

LeBreton Move is Back On

The long and winding road is back on track The National Capital Commission has announced Capital Sports Development Inc. as the preferred proponent for the “major attraction” component of LeBreton Flats, which is a consortium that includes the Ottawa Senators. For the proposal, the Sens have partnered with Sterling Project Development, Populous, Tipping Point Sports and Live Nation. Populous is the design firm behind T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle. The specific parcel of land on LeBreton is located on Albert, between Preston and City Centre...
Silver Seven Jun 23, 2022
Ottawa Senators Prospect Awards 2022 - Top Newcomer

Ottawa Senators Prospect Awards 2022 - Top Newcomer

Photo by Richard A. Whittaker/Icon Sportswire via In the clutch, one prospect set himself apart from his peers Top Newcomer: Zack Ostapchuk (76%) Runners up: Tyler Boucher (12%), Oliver Johansson (6%), Carson Latimer (4%) Zack Ostapchuk had a regular season that in the moment never seemed exceptional but in retrospect probably foretold of his eventual postseason breakout. Based on regular season numbers alone, I would have had a very difficult time voting for Ostapchuk over Oliver Johansson or Carson Latimer who also played decently, but the postseason made the...
Silver Seven Jun 22, 2022
The Trickle-Down Effects of Possibly Losing Connor Brown

The Trickle-Down Effects of Possibly Losing Connor Brown

Photo by André Ringuette/NHLI via The Senators can withstand losing Connor Brown, but it makes things much more complicated if he’s gone By now I’m sure you’ve all seen the report from Elliotte Friedman that Connor Brown may want to test the free-agent market next summer and is not a sure thing to re-sign with the Ottawa Senators. We should make it clear up front that Friedman never said that Brown wants out, or that he can’t be re-signed for the right price, but the clear implication was that Brown has a price in mind — and if the Senators aren’t willing...
Silver Seven Jun 21, 2022
2022 NHL Draft Profiles: Swedish skaters

2022 NHL Draft Profiles: Swedish skaters

Will the Sens pick out of left field again? They might’ve proved us wrong with the selection of Viktor Lodin back in 2019. | Photo by Mitchell Leff/ Exploring seven draft-eligible forwards and defenders currently playing in Sweden who might fit the Sens’ mould It’s time to go overseas as we explore the best draft-eligible prospects playing in Sweden who are projected outside of the first two rounds of the 2022 NHL Draft. After some time away from 2016 to 2018, the Senators have selected at least one player from Sweden in the last three draft classes, often with a...
Silver Seven Jun 21, 2022
Ottawa Senators Prospect Awards 2022 - Mann of the Year

Ottawa Senators Prospect Awards 2022 - Mann of the Year

Photo by Len Redkoles/NHLI via Plays centre? A Habs killer? 44% of the vote? WHAT DOES THIS MEAN??? Mann of the Year: Mark Kastelic (44%) Runners up: Viktor Lodin (20%), Maxence Guenette (8%), Philippe Daoust (8%) This year’s Mann of the Year (awarded to the Ottawa Senators draft pick from the third round or later who had the strongest campaign) is brought to you by the 2019 NHL Entry Draft. For a class that was heavily maligned at the time, things seem to be progressing well enough three years later. The three highest finishers in voting this year all hail from the...
Silver Seven Jun 18, 2022
2022 NHL Draft Profiles: The United States Hockey League

2022 NHL Draft Profiles: The United States Hockey League

Photo by Joe Hrycych/NHLI via A glimpse at six players for the Senators to consider out of the USHL The former home of Shane Pinto and Shane Bowers, the Senators possess an America-centric scouting staff that always seems to keep a close eye on the United States Hockey League. Let’s take a look at six players who have caught my eye and are primarily projected to be taken in the third-round or later. Adam Ingram, a favourite of mine out of Youngstown, is projected to be a first-round pick so won’t be included in this article. Forwards I debated whether to...
Silver Seven Jun 18, 2022
Which Prospects Breaks Through Next Season?

Which Prospects Breaks Through Next Season?

Photo by Richard A. Whittaker/Freestyle Photography/ For this week’s edition of Weekly Question, we ask you which Sens prospect will play the most games for Ottawa in the upcoming season Before we get to the question, I’ll start by saying if you came here to vote for Jake Sanderson, you will be sorely disappointed. At the end of the day, provided he’s healthy, I don’t see a realm where Sanderson spends time anywhere but Ottawa so including him in this week’s question would feel a tad silly. As we head into what will likely be a quiet week before trade rumours...
Silver Seven Jun 17, 2022
Five Precedents in the Alfie HHOF Case

Five Precedents in the Alfie HHOF Case

Photo Andre Ringuette/NHLI via This is the game that moves as you play If you already read Beata’s definitive article on Wednesday then you should know why we here at Silver Seven think Daniel Alfredsson belongs in the Hockey Hall of Fame. If you haven’t read that article then maybe go do that right now. Thank you. Now, Senators fans tend to hear a lot of arguments from hall of fame purists as to why Alfredsson doesn’t belong in the hall and quite frankly then can kick rocks. We don’t have many hoots to give about your sanctimonious holier-than-thou worship for...
Silver Seven Jun 15, 2022
Ottawa Senators Prospect Awards 2022 - Best Goaltender

Ottawa Senators Prospect Awards 2022 - Best Goaltender

Photo by André Ringuette/NHLI via Despite not blowing us away, he still stood out from his peers in a big way. Best Goaltender: Mads Søgaard (76%) Runners Up: Filip Gustavsson (19%), Leevi Merilainen (4%) After Jake Sanderson took home the crown for Best Defender, out of a crop of strong candidates, we move on to the goaltenders, and the decision was clear-cut. With the highest margin of any prospect, Mads Søgaard took the vote with a whopping 76%, largely because he was arguably the only one who met the minimum standard for any kind of award being given out to a...
Silver Seven Jun 15, 2022
Daniel Alfredsson Belongs in the Hockey Hall of Fame

Daniel Alfredsson Belongs in the Hockey Hall of Fame

Photo by Jim McIsaac/ His achievements in the NHL, in international tournaments, and off the ice show that he is a worthy inductee I know that every fanbase overrates their own team’s players. This topic comes up a lot when it comes to Ottawa Senators legend Daniel Alfredsson and his candidacy for the Hockey Hall of Fame. If you ask Sens fans, we’ll say it’s a travesty that he isn’t in yet; he was undoubtedly the greatest Sens player of all time, and the fanbase holds a reverence for him that no player in franchise history has come close to matching. But to much...
Silver Seven Jun 14, 2022
2022 NHL Draft Profiles: The United States National Team Development Program

2022 NHL Draft Profiles: The United States National Team Development Program

Photo by Lawrence Iles/Icon Sportswire via A look at some of the draft-eligible skaters ranked outside of the first-round for the Senators to consider It’s time to pretend we’re area scouts. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be doing our best to showcase players who aren’t expected to be picked in the first-round in hopes of helping you gain an understanding of the players available for the 10 picks the Sens currently possess in rounds two through seven of the 2022 Draft. We first ran this type of coverage in 2020 and readers noted that these pieces allowed them...
Silver Seven Jun 12, 2022
Weekly Question: Should the Sens Carry 3 Goaltenders in 2022-23?

Weekly Question: Should the Sens Carry 3 Goaltenders in 2022-23?

Photo by Richard A. Whittaker/Icon Sportswire via It’s unconventional, but it might be the safest option There are a lot of things that need to change for the Sens in 2022-23 if they want to make the playoffs, and better goaltending is near the top of that list. Over the last two seasons, the Sens have shown considerable promise at forward and on defense, but been hurt by inconsistent goaltending. In 2020-21, Matt Murray and Marcus Högberg both went cold at the beginning of the season, which contributed to the team’s awful start; in 2021-22, the same could be said...
Silver Seven Jun 10, 2022
Five Thoughts for a Friday

Five Thoughts for a Friday

Photo by Claus Andersen/ This whole rebuild has mostly stunk except when it hasn’t I guess I know I’ve already written ad nauseum about the stink-factor of Ottawa Senators hockey over the past five years, and I’ve personally resolved to put that mentality behind me so that I can embrace what looks like a new day rising for this team and its fans. And I also feel the need to explicitly state that I don’t consider the past half-decade a waste despite the dearth of on-ice success because we still rendered copious amounts of entertainment from this absurd and...

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