Silver Nuggets: New Features

Looking for community input on features you'd like to see in the fall. And as always, your semi-weekly list of Sens links.

This is a little bit of a different Nuggets format, asking for feedback from you, the community. In the regular season, Silver Seven has a few regular features during the week:

  • Monday: Ups and Downs, a look at how each player performed during the games of the past week
  • Tuesday and Friday: Silver Nuggets, a bunch of Sens links from the past few days
  • Friday: In addition to Silver Nuggets, there's Five Thoughts, a series of quick reflections on big events of the past week
  • Saturday: Weekly Question, a question open to the community about something buzzing about the Sens recently
  • Sunday: Week Ahead, in which B_T takes you through the Sens games of the upcoming week, including start times, TV details, and players to watch on the opposing team/

Now if my math is correct, that leaves two empty days of the week. For the upcoming season, I think it would be good to add a couple recurring features. I'm looking for input on features you might like to see start up in October. Here are a couple of ideas I've had:

  • Mailbag: a feature in which people can submit questions throughout the week, and then one of the staff members does their best to answer them
  • Advanced stats explainer: there are new tools developed all the time to try to help illustrate stats, but it often takes a whole article just to figure out how to read the chart. Each week, someone would explain a term or chart used in the advanced stat world
  • Prospect profile: a writer could do an in-depth profile of a prospect in the Sens' system, playing in Binghamton, junior, or overseas
  • Sens history: a look at memorable moments from the past 23 years (and counting) of the franchise/

Obviously, this is not an exhaustive list. I'm looking for more ideas in the comments! If enough people like a feature you suggest, you just might see it on the blog when the season starts!

Sens Links

  • Make sure to get your submissions in for our Sens 25th Anniversary Logo contest. The deadline is July 19th at midnight [Silver Seven]
  • Speaking of that logo, how bad was it? A couple viewpoints [Hockey by Design, Silver Seven FanPost]
  • Jeff has his weekly Bingo Bites, looking at Cole Schneider, Zack Stortini, and Mikael Wikstrand [Silver Seven]
  • Jack Leiper asks how much Mike Hoffman should make in arbitration [SenShot]
  • Trevor Shackles looks at options for the Sens' 3-on-3 overtime lines [SenShot]
  • Trevor begins a series ranking the top-30 most important players in the Ottawa Senators organization [SenShot]
  • Jack ranks the Sens' top-20 prospects including the most recent draft picks [SenShot]
  • Craig Smith is back for another guest post at SensChirp, reviewing the results of the Sens' draft [SensChirp]
  • Peter Levi looks at Randy Lee's post-development camp thoughts [Eye on the Sens]
  • Head coach Dave Cameron also has some thoughts on development camp [Senators]
  • Any guess what was Erik Karlsson's favourite moment from 2014-15? [Senators]
  • Past managing editor Amelia L returns to present some artwork. Do yourself a favour and check it all out! [Silver Seven FanPost]
  • And don't forget, Sens Summer Fan Fest runs on August 16th [Silver Seven]

Other Links

  • Elliotte Friedman's last 30 Thoughts (actually, 44 Thoughts) until the fall ran yesterday. It includes Sens notes on Jared Cowen and Colin Greening [Sportsnet]
  • Eddie Lack got Roberto Luongo's face on the side of his new mask for the Carolina Hurricanes [NHL]
  • In an unusual move, the Oilers have filed for arbitration with Justin Schultz. As pointed out though, this gives the Oilers a second buyout window, since they already have five defencemen on one-way contracts, as well as Oscar Klefbom, Darnell Nurse, and Griffin Reinhart [Edmonton Journal]
  • Daniel Teklehaimanot was part of the first African team in the Tour de France -- he's now set history again by winning the polka-dot jersey for top climber of the day [CNN]

What regular feature would you most like to see show up on Silver Seven in the fall?

Advanced stats explainer39
Prospect profile70
Sens history20
Other - I'll share in the comments7

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