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Weekly Question

Weekly Question

Photo by Ben Coles/NHLI via What do the Ottawa Senators want? [Exhales] Welcome, my friend, to that worst time of the year when you have to listen to your colleagues talk about all the crap they plan on buying. The holidays stink! All the capitalist greed makes me sick. But, like everything else, we can make this about the Ottawa Senators. And, in the spirit of Sensifying the season, I want to know what you think Pierre Dorion should shop for most aggressively in the coming days and weeks. And, NO, you cannot say a head coach because everyone has heard that one before....
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Talbot Blanks Ducks

Talbot Blanks Ducks

The Ottawa Senators used a strong penalty kill and powerplay to pick up a win on the road against the Anaheim Ducks. With a very out of the ordinary 3pm Friday game, the Senators visited the Anaheim Ducks this afternoon for the third game of their west coast road trip. Coming in without a win on this trip, the Sens were looking to work towards a place where the effort and identity they preach resulted in two points at the final buzzer. With Thomas Chabot back in the lineup, let’s see how things went this afternoon. The Sens had a very familiar start to this game. Through the...
Nov 25, 2022
Game 20 Hub: Senators @ Ducks

Game 20 Hub: Senators @ Ducks

Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports It’s the movable object against the stoppable force for your afternoon viewing Here’s my guarantee to you: By the time this day is over, the Ottawa Senators will not be tied for last place in the NHL. I have to wonder if the NHL schedule makers knew something we didn’t, when they managed to schedule the game between the two bottom teams for a time that large chunks of one of the fan bases will be working. Yesterday’s skate was an optional, and there is no pre-game skate today due to the start time, so no lineups are available....
Nov 25, 2022
Five Thoughts for Friday: The Problem(s) with the Ottawa Senators

Five Thoughts for Friday: The Problem(s) with the Ottawa Senators

Photo by Ethan Miller/ What, exactly, is going wrong? A little over three weeks ago, I wrote a piece entitled “The Ottawa Senators Will Be OK”. At the time of the writing, the Sens were coming off three straight defeats and some of the sheen of the early season enthusiasm was already starting to wear off. The gist of the piece was that, yes, things looked bad right at that moment but that the overall composition of the team was still good. There was lots to look forward to. In effect: don’t worry. Since then, the Sens have gone 2-7-1 and quite possibly already...
Nov 24, 2022
Sens Ownership War, Trade Season Starts, NHL Fights Back and More

Sens Ownership War, Trade Season Starts, NHL Fights Back and More

Photo by Richard A. Whittaker/Icon Sportswire via Thursday’s Edition of the Links, News and Notes Another week and another trip around the hockey world to get you the latest and most exciting news. Let us delve into what this week has for us in the Thursday edition of the links, news and notes. It seems Ryan Reynolds has put the Ottawa Senators on the map and now everyone wants a piece. While we are some time away from getting a clearer ideas of who all the interested parties are; this week has brought in some more interesting names. It seems the Sens are generating...
Nov 24, 2022
Ottawa Senators Can’t Find Answers in the Desert, Lose 4-1

Ottawa Senators Can’t Find Answers in the Desert, Lose 4-1

Photo by Zak Krill/NHLI via The nightmare continues The first period of this game went about as well as the Ottawa Senators could have hoped against a Vegas team currently sitting atop the Western Conference standings. The Jack Eichel line came out firing, as one would expect, but Cam Talbot had arguably his best start so far as a Senator and helped Ottawa weather the early storm while the rest of the team found its legs. The Sens, it seemed, sacrificed some five-on-five offence to play a sounder game and it payed dividends throughout the period. The Sens used the...
Nov 23, 2022
Game 19 Hub: Senators @ Golden Knights

Game 19 Hub: Senators @ Golden Knights

Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports Bright light city gonna set the season, gonna set the season on fire (one way or another) The Ottawa Senators season is on life support and the clock is ticking. After leaving two points on the table in San Jose, they come into Vegas nine points behind Detroit for the second wild card spot. The stakes won’t get much higher. This is the toughest opponent of the trip, too. The Vegas Golden Knights are running away with the West at 31 points, only behind Boston and New Jersey for the league lead. If there’s one thing to hang some hope...
Nov 22, 2022
Sokolov, Greig Heat Up for BSens

Sokolov, Greig Heat Up for BSens

Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/ The Belleville Senators split their weekend series with Egor Sokolov and Ridly Greig heating up at the right time for the club. It was a tough weekend for the Belleville Senators as they faced off against the Toronto Marlies and Syracuse Crunch in back-to-back games at CAA Arena. Both North Division rivals, this was an important pair of games for the BSens, who have been hovering in the middle of the division standings for the last few weeks. On Friday night, with Toronto in town, Belleville came out flying. The first period was scoreless,...
Nov 22, 2022
Prospect Update: November 21st

Prospect Update: November 21st

Photo by Chris Tanouye/ Plenty of noise out of Belleville, Sweden, and the CHL this week. After showing up the rest of the prospect pool (and a good chunk of the NHL squad as well), your weekly prospect updates courtesy of Silver Seven Sens are now 100% Jake Sanderson-free. We hope these changes are satisfactory in the service of your Sens prospecting needs. Forwards Egor Sokolov It’s crunch time for Sokolov now. Following his second-round selection as an overager back in 2020, he’s played two full seasons in Belleville as a solid offensive contributor. After this...
Nov 22, 2022
Senators Keep Hitting New Lows After 5-1 Loss in San Jose

Senators Keep Hitting New Lows After 5-1 Loss in San Jose

Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/ The San Jose Sharks had just one win at home all season—until tonight when they defeated Ottawa 5-1 On Saturday, the Ottawa Senators were simply outclassed by a superior New Jersey Devils team that has now won 13 games in a row. Although Ottawa then headed out west for a four-game road trip, and their matchup against the San Jose Sharks represented a great opportunity to not get into another losing streak. The Sharks came into tonight with the 31st points percentage in the NHL, one of only two teams below the Senators. What’s amazing...
Nov 21, 2022
Game #18 Hub: Sens @ Sharks

Game #18 Hub: Sens @ Sharks

Photo by André Ringuette/NHLI via The Sens are 1-0-0 when I write the preview this season. Do what you will with that information. Ah, the California road trip. I remember during my first years as an avid fan of the Ottawa Senators, a three-game gauntlet that even the best east coast teams had better been prepared for. These days, not so much. You’ve got the 11-8-2 Los Angeles Kings, ok fair enough, but I’m tilting my head looking at that -4 goal differential, which is actually worse than your 6-10-1 Ottawa Senators. This isn’t forced positivity, by the way,...
Nov 21, 2022
Monday LNN: JBD Injured, Malkin Milestone, Reynolds Ownership Buzz and More!

Monday LNN: JBD Injured, Malkin Milestone, Reynolds Ownership Buzz and More!

Photo by André Ringuette/NHLI via It’s the Monday Edition of Links, News, and Notes With the NHL season rapidly approaching the quarter mark, we’re starting to learn a bit about which teams are the real contenders, and which teams are the pretenders. Unfortunately for the Ottawa Senators, their stinging defeat on Saturday against the New Jersey Devils, who look like real contenders, has many of us wondering if they are nothing but pretenders. Who said it was easy being a Sens fan? Speaking of Sens fan hardship, coach DJ Smith announced yesterday that Jacob...
Nov 20, 2022
Weekly Question: Are You Superstitious?

Weekly Question: Are You Superstitious?

Photo by Richard A. Whittaker/Icon Sportswire via What is your one thing that you believe can alter a game result? As sports fans, we become invested in our teams in ways most people around us will never understand. Every game day becomes a high stakes event, every draft is an occasion, the playoffs are just the most nerve-wrecking time of the year if you’re lucky enough to cheer for a good team. Going to watch a game live is a whole other experience; it’s exciting, you plan out what jersey to wear, what section you must sit in, who you might meet up with and of...
Nov 19, 2022
Senators Outclassed by Devils in 4-1 Loss

Senators Outclassed by Devils in 4-1 Loss

Photo by André Ringuette/NHLI via The Senators failed to win back-to-back games as the Devils extend their winning streak to 12 11 straight wins. The New Jersey Devils were as hot as can be coming into today’s afternoon matchup against the Ottawa Senators, and it was a rematch of last week’s 4-3 overtime loss in New Jersey. Artem Zub was back in the lineup after missing nine games, and it was a big test for the Senators who were trying to get some momentum after winning two of their last three games. It looked like Ottawa was going to get off to a good start as...
Nov 19, 2022
Game 17 Hub: Senators versus Devils

Game 17 Hub: Senators versus Devils

Photo by Rich Graessle/NHLI via What’s old is new (jersey) again Game Notes: Welcome back to the early- to mid-2000s! The Senators got some good news on the injury front with Artem Zub due to return to the lineup, leaving just Thomas Chabot and Josh Norris sidelined. For the Devils, Ondrej Palat and Mackenzie Blackwood remain on the injured list. New Jersey, as you may have heard, enters this matinee on an eleven-game winning streak. Through 17 games, they already have a +22 goal differential with just three losses so far. I regret to inform you that they have the...