Film Study: Analyzing Ottawa’s Powerplay Struggles Against Buffalo, Why Were They So Inefficient?
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Film Study: Analyzing Ottawa’s Powerplay Struggles Against Buffalo, Why Were They So Inefficient?

The Senators emphasized their powerplay all summer. A refined forwards corps allowed them to create two strong units. These groups showed out during the pre-season, scoring on 8-of-27 attempts (29.62%). "A successful season would entail both units [PP & PK] combining for 105 percent." - D. J. Smith Acquiring a perennial powerplay sniper in Alex DeBrincat…

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Pre-Season Recap: Exhibition Takeaways, Standout Performers and Assessing the Final Roster
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Pre-Season Recap: Exhibition Takeaways, Standout Performers and Assessing the Final Roster

The Senators concluded their eight game pre-season on Saturday. A new and improved roster earned a 5-3-0 record including four consecutive victories against Montreal. Ottawa's final roster is as follows. Forwards: Josh Norris, Brady Tkachuk, Drake Batherson, Tim Stützle, Alex DeBrincat, Claude Giroux, Shane Pinto, Tyler Motte, Mathieu Joseph, Mark Kastelic, Parker Kelly, Austin Watson,…

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Senators Pre-Season Finale: One Last Opportunity to Make the Roster, Things to Watch Against Montreal
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Senators Pre-Season Finale: One Last Opportunity to Make the Roster, Things to Watch Against Montreal

The Senators conclude an eight game pre-season against Montreal tonight. Ottawa, who defeated the Canadiens in all three meetings thus far, will deploy a youthful lineup to preserve their top players. "I've seen all I need to see from our big guys."- D. J. Smith Smith wasn't a fan of Montreal's style of play last…

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The Impact of Cam Talbot’s Injury and the Addition of Magnus Hellberg: Player Profile + Role
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The Impact of Cam Talbot’s Injury and the Addition of Magnus Hellberg: Player Profile + Role

The Senators suffered their first bit of disappointing news on Monday. Cam Talbot, who was acquired this summer, suffered a rib fracture that will sideline him for three-to-seven weeks. Talbot took a shot under the equipment at practice last week. It was originally thought to be a stinger but further x-rays proved the unfortunate reality.…

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Senators Trim Camp Roster: Analyzing Tough Decisions, Who Remains and Forecasting the Roster
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Senators Trim Camp Roster: Analyzing Tough Decisions, Who Remains and Forecasting the Roster

The Senators completed a major roster release after Saturday's victory. Their roster was cut to 30 players with the hope of rolling a near-final product during the final three pre-season games this week. D. J. Smith and Pierre Dorion had less quantity to assess than in previous years, but more important decisions as a whole.…

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