I'll preface this post by asking that you don't hate me for this suggestion, and that you keep an open mind while reading and commenting.
Daniel Alfredsson is mired in what is by far the worst slump of his career. He's been moved back and forth from the right of Jason Spezza to the right of Mike Fisher, and who knows how many different left wings have come and gone on his line.
In the meantime he has not produced offensively. Why this is I do not know. It must be noted that he is indeed still leading the charge offensively... but I use the term 'leading' in the loosest sense possible.
So my radical proposition is this... why doesn't he try out playing on the left wing?
Top six could look like this:
Alfredsson - Spezza - Kovalev
Regin - Fisher - Michalek
Alfie regularly plays on the left side come power play time, and given that he shoots right, it would enable him to use his ridiculously underrated one-timer more often and cut to the middle to shoot more. This has been a viral problem for the Senators of late; the unwillingness to shoot from the high slot/circle. Alfie playing on his off wing would change that, and like I said before, he's comfortable shooting from there anyways given his PP role.
Additionally, the Jason Spezza / Alex Kovalev duo has largely been creating chances, so having Alfie out there to finish those chances and create some of his own is kind of a no brainer.
The move also frees up a spot on the second line RW slot. This could allow Milan Michalek to return to his natural wing. To be frank, Milan has been an offensive black hole since coming to Ottawa and shifting to the left side.
In 315 games in his 4 full seasons with the Sharks, Milan put up 123 assists, or .39 assists per game from the right side. He did this while on the second line. In 93 games with Ottawa, mostly playing with Spezza and Alfredsson, he's put up 17 assists, or .18 assists per game. Suffice to say, he isn't half the player on the left side as he could be on the right.
If there is one thing that Cory Clouston has shown, it's that he will not hesitate to mix up his lines. And although the Senators have scored 3 goals in each of their past two games, I still firmly beleive something major must be done to rectify the overall scoring slump the Senators have endured; our personnel would suggest the we have the potential to be a dynamic offensive team if arranged properly.
Perhaps this suggestion could be a start.