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External Additions: How are Championship Teams Typically Built?

The Senators have relied heavily on drafting players, but how many external additions do championship teams typically make?

Looking at the Sens’ Options at Centre

With Shane Pinto potentially out long term, what should Ottawa do about the void at centre?

Looking Ahead to Sanderson’s Impact on the Senators’ Defence Corps

How should the Senators best go about managing a defence corps with two left-handed stars?

Extremely Early Senators Statistical Analysis

It’s only been six games so far, but let’s look at some interesting stats in the early going for Ottawa

The Next Core Member to Lock Up: Josh Norris

Josh Norris isn’t an RFA until the summer but it’s never too soon to think about an extension

Could 2021-22 be a Breakout Season for the Penalty Kill?

Youngsters like Shane Pinto and Alex Formenton should make for a more exciting PK unit.

Sophomore Slump Candidates for 2021-22

This week’s longform examines the dreaded "sophomore slump," and which Senators might end up falling victim to it.

Top 25 Under 25: Honourable Mentions

Who just missed the cut this year?

Should we trust the Sens to understand what makes a player good at defence?

We explore historical data, outline reasons for pessimism, and outline reasons for optimism

Assessing the State of the Atlantic Division

What is the Atlantic Division going to look like this season?

The Long-term Benefits of Ottawa’s Draft Strategy

The apparent lack of high-end talent in their prospect pool could be nothing more than a myth.

Potential Centre Targets for the Senators

The Sens are on the hunt for help up the middle.

Year in Review: Drake Batherson

It was a good, if bumpy, year for the Drake

Connor Brown’s Broken Out in a New Role With Ottawa

The Senators have needed him to be a viable option in the top-six, and he’s delivered so far.

Projecting the Wildcard Race in the 2022 Season

The Senators will have a tough battle ahead of them if they want to nab a wildcard berth next season.

Projecting the Atlantic Division in the 2022 Season

Is there a road to the playoffs for the Senators next season?

The Importance of Cemented Roles This Season

Key young players have made the jump from probable NHLers to actual full-time guys, which is easily the biggest cause for celebration this season

Looking Ahead to Dorion’s Crucial Offseason

An expansion draft and several key contract negotiations will need immediate attention after the 2021 season

Belleville Midseason Review

Two games away from the halfway point of their season, let’s take a look at how Belleville has fared thus far.

Senators Trade Chips: Who might be dealt before the deadline?

The trade deadline is on April 12th: who could be on the move from the Senators?

May Be Time for Sens, Brown to Part Ways

Time is running out, if it hasn’t already.

What’s Up With Zub?

What do the Sens have in Artem Zub?

A Nostalgic Thought

I know they’re bad, but we sure did miss them

Belleville Training Camp Preview

While we await the opening of AHL training camps, let’s dive in to the returnees, newcomers and story lines to watch as the AHL season gets under way in a few short weeks.

The Unique Absurdity of Sens Fandom in 2021

It’s still hard to figure out how to feel about this team’s future

T25U25 Honourable Mentions for 2020

Who JUST missed the cut for our annual countdown?

Paul Maclean Was Underrated

The ‘Stache deserves recognition as a standout among coaches in Ottawa Senators history.

Do You Trust the Ottawa Senators?

What does it mean for a fan to trust the team they cheer for?

Introducing Your BSens All-Time All-Stars

Looking purely at their contributions at the AHL level, which members of the Senators organization would make the BSens All-Time All-Stars?

Where’s The Rebuild At, Anyways?

Just how far are the Sens from contending?

Borowiecki, Morissette, and Doing the Right Thing

The former Senators’ impact will be missed from coast to coast.

Expect White to Bounce Back in 2020-21

Despite an underwhelming 2019-20 season, there’s still plenty to like about the two-way forward’s game.

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