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2017-18 Senators Prospect Awards

We hand out some hardware to the Sens prospects who went above and beyond this season.

Recapping the Senators’ Three Town Halls

The Fake News Media weighs in on Melnyk and Dorion’s comments in their three town halls

Guy Boucher’s Special Teams Have Been Abysmal

Special teams are one area where the coaches have significant influence, and Guy Boucher has failed miserably at it two years in a row


As a fan, I’m more than sick of the direction of this franchise

The Senators Don’t Need a Rebuild—They Need to Trim the Fat

While the Senators are in a terrible position right now, they don’t need to do a full rebuild just yet. Instead, they need to rid themselves of the plethora of bad and expensive depth players

Don’t Trade Erik Karlsson

Rumours are Swirling Around the Captain

Thoughts on the Matt Duchene Trade

Guest contributor Stefan Wolejszo has some thoughts to share on the Turris-Duchene trade

Thank You, 2016-17 Ottawa Senators

Some thoughts on playoff moments and living in Ottawa that will probably make a lot of you feel very old.

Ottawa Is a Different Type of Hockey Town

There’s much more to the city the Senators call home than empty seats at a playoff game.

10 Reasons to Hop on the Sens Bandwagon

Why you should join the Sens in their quest for the Stanley Cup

Senators Prospect Filip Chlapik is a Man on a Mission

A wake-up call at development camp was all Filip Chlapik needed to change his training habits and evolve into a completely different player.

Breaking Down the Senators’ Improved Power Play

One of Guy Boucher’s biggest impacts so far has been on the structure and strategy of the Senators’ power play.

Matt Carkner's Unforgettable Influence in Ottawa

Matt Carkner will be forever famous for his large contributions in multiple playoff series, but his legacy in the nation's capital was solidified by becoming an extremely important member of the community that he so badly wanted to give back to.

Memo to Eugene Melnyk: The Time to Spend is Now

While Ottawa's top players are playing fantastic hockey right now, the teams depth has not been good at all. Eugene Melnyk needs to open up his check book and take on some salaries if they want to make a push this year.

The Awkward Bryan Murray Situation

Bryan Murray may stay as GM of the team next year if he wants to, but should we want him back?

Chris Wideman Is the New Patrick Wiercioch

While Jared Cowen and Mark Borowiecki continue to put on poor performances each and every night as the third pairing, the answer to the Senators' defensive struggles very well may be sitting in the press box.

Ottawa's Lines Are Too Top Heavy So Far

It's only been three games, but so far Ottawa has been too reliant on their top lines. If they want to succeed, Dave Cameron will have to spread out the wealth.

The Inferiority Complex of Being a Sens Fan

Be it history, geography, or something else, for some reason cheering for the Sens just makes you feel like the small child hoping to get noticed by the NHL.

Curtis Lazar from the Past to the Present

A look at Lazar's junior career, first NHL season, and what might happen to the energetic forward in the future

Fancy Stats: The Good, the Bad, and the Future

A little look at why I like advanced stats... and where they still fall short.

NHL Offer Sheet Rules - A Refresher

A guide to both the basic and the complex rules involved with NHL Offer Sheets

NHL Buyout Rules - A Refresher

A guide to both the basic and the complex rules involved with buying players out

On Miracles and Prayers Left Unanswered

Some thoughts on the season that was, what we left behind, and what lies ahead.

Making Sense of the Sens' Run

No one in this community, Ottawa, or the NHL saw this streak coming. We're lucky to be where we are in the standings considering how we started the season, but does our play over the last month make sense, and is it sustainable?

10 Signs You Have Hamburglar Fever

The latest craze to sweep the nation's capital, Hamburglar Fever is catching. Check out our 10 Signs of Hamburglar Fever and see where you rank on the burger scale.

Are the Sens defensemen capable of handling leads?

An article that looks at Dave Cameron's systems, usage according to score-deployment, and the Senators defensive personnel to explore whether the team has the ability to defend leads like the best NHL teams.

Season Simulations with Pip

A new model for predicting which teams will make the playoffs

Losing the Room: The Coach-Athlete Break-Up

The main reason cited for Paul MacLean's dismissal was that he basically lost the room. Players felt that they were constantly under the microscope and were tired of it. This article discusses what may have went wrong during MacLean's tenure.

The Magnificent Mark Stone

It seems that Stone's finally arrived in the NHL after a long and somewhat winding route, but what makes him so special?

Silver Nuggets: Anatomy of Senators goals - Oct. 9

Your weekly Senators links, with a breakdown of the two goals the Senators scored versus the Nashville Predators.

Borowiecki, Wiercioch, and the Myth of "Tough D"

There's more than one way to play defense.

The Myth of Cost-Per-Point

A look at the correlation between spending and winning in the NHL.