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Identifying alternative options on defence

Here are eight players not named Jakob Chychrun for you to think about

Dorion is right to go for it this offseason

Pierre from Orleans is having himself a week, and he’s making all the right moves

Tempering Our Expectations This Off-Season

While we’re all hoping for a big splash or two, we should probably be tempering our expectations in terms of trades and free agency

The Trickle-Down Effects of Possibly Losing Connor Brown

The Senators can withstand losing Connor Brown, but it makes things much more complicated if he’s gone

Daniel Alfredsson Belongs in the Hockey Hall of Fame

His achievements in the NHL, in international tournaments, and off the ice show that he is a worthy inductee

Revisiting the 2019 NHL Draft

Today we’re going to revisit the work the Senators did at the 2019 NHL Draft and take a look at how it’s trending three years later.

To Kids Growing Up in the 2000s, Jason Spezza Made the Sens Cool

The Sens have Spezza to thank for making so many kids fans during the days of the pizza line

Brady Tkachuk’s Support for Matthew Shows He’s the Perfect Captain for the Ottawa Senators

Cheering for a sibling has never been this fun

Looking at Realistic Trade Targets Involving the 7th Overall Pick

The Sens plan on adding this summer. How likely is it that their first round pick will be involved?

10 Games in, the Hamonic Experiment Has Gone Better Than Expected

An extremely early look at Hamonic’s play with the Sens

Is Mathieu Joseph’s Ceiling Higher than we Thought?

There’s nothing left to play for, but there are still some reasons to continue watching the Senators for these last 13 games

The Haunting Beauty of Pierre Dorion’s Asset Management

General Manager or Performance Artist?

Time’s Up: Why Pierre Dorion is Not the Right Person for the Job in Ottawa

While Dorion has amassed a solid group of young players, his inability to acquire good surrounding talent has always hurt him, making it difficult to trust him in the next stage of the rebuild

Your Ottawa Senators as Bad Religion Albums

Meet the 21st Centurion (Digital Boys)

I Love Our Weird Arena in Kanata

It’s (mostly) true

Keep Proving Me Wrong, Matt

[not pictured: me applying clown makeup]

Ottawa’s Sophomores are Definitely Not Slumping

Revisiting a piece from preseason on sophomore slumps and the Ottawa Senators

Alex Formenton Has Arrived

The 22-year-old is showing that he’s not only an NHLer: he’s an impact one

Have the Ottawa Senators Turned It Around?

Is the team’s hot play of late the real thing?

Ranking Pierre Dorion’s Free Agent Signings

Does anyone have a chance of beating out Artem Zub?

Alex Formenton is a Swiss Army Knife on Skates

There’s more to this kid than just his speed.

How much is DJ Smith to blame for the Sens’ record?

The coach has drawn considerable criticism this season. How much of it is warranted?

My Ottawa Senators Christmas Wishlist

Sharing what’s on my Christmas wishlist for the Ottawa Senators this year

Thomas Chabot’s Case for the Canadian Olympic Team

Should Thomas Chabot be making the Canadian Olympic team?

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?


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