Ottawa Disappoints Home Fans Again: Recurring Issues, Looking at Recent Coach Firings and the Timeline for D. J. Smith
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Ottawa Disappoints Home Fans Again: Recurring Issues, Looking at Recent Coach Firings and the Timeline for D. J. Smith

The Senators suffered their first blowout of the season on Saturday. A red hot New Jersey team rolled over the home club 5-1. This came infront of a nearly sold out crowd as the only game on television. All eyes were on this brutal defeat, and the Senators were booed off the ice. Ottawa's 30.18…

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Senators Defeat Sabres: Key Numbers, Takeaways and Jake Sanderson Emerging as Ottawa’s Best Player
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Senators Defeat Sabres: Key Numbers, Takeaways and Jake Sanderson Emerging as Ottawa’s Best Player

The Senators earned their second victory in four days on Wednesday. A 4-1 defeat of the Sabres keeps the team within slight reach of the Eastern conference playoff race. Ottawa didn't play a perfect game. They took eight penalties including four high-sticking infractions. They outshot Buffalo 40-30 but did concede eight more shot attempts than…

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Analyzing Ottawa’s Defense Without Thomas Chabot, How is Each Player Impacted?
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Analyzing Ottawa’s Defense Without Thomas Chabot, How is Each Player Impacted?

The Senators suffered another blow to their lineup on Saturday. Thomas Chabot, their number one defenseman, was concussed on a hit from behind by Travis Konecny. Chabot left the game after one shift in the third period. Losing Chabot was probably the worst thing that could have happened to the Senators. They should be able…

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Senators End Seven Game Skid: Key Numbers, Takeaways and How they Earned Two Points Despite Being Outplayed
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Senators End Seven Game Skid: Key Numbers, Takeaways and How they Earned Two Points Despite Being Outplayed

The Senators snapped a dreadful seven game losing skid on Saturday. In essentially a must-win game, Ottawa conceded just one goal for the first time this season. This came despite the absence of Thomas Chabot, who left early in the third period with an undisclosed injury. A one-sided score doesn't tell the story of this…

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Having Lost Seven Games in a Row, What is Ottawa’s Biggest Issue? Member Opinions + My Own
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Having Lost Seven Games in a Row, What is Ottawa’s Biggest Issue? Member Opinions + My Own

The Senators lost their seventh consecutive game on Thursday. Although securing a point for the first time since October 24th, nobody is content with the team reaching overtime. A loss is a loss. This season has been surreal through thirteen games, for all the wrong reasons. Things just keep going wrong to negate the previously…

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Nikita Zaitsev Waived: Why it Was a Necessary Decision and The Message Being Sent to Everyone
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Nikita Zaitsev Waived: Why it Was a Necessary Decision and The Message Being Sent to Everyone

Ottawa's usage of Nikita Zaitsev emerged as one of the most puzzling storylines in hockey this season. Although it's odd for a third pairing defenseman to generate so much buzz, Zaitsev became the center of Senator' discussions after six consecutive losses. Zaitsev, who was acquired as part of the Connor Brown trade in 2019, began…

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Positives to Draw from Ottawa’s Disappointing Start; Why They’re Better than Their Record Insinuates
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Positives to Draw from Ottawa’s Disappointing Start; Why They’re Better than Their Record Insinuates

The Senators rank 30th in the league through 11 games played. Their five game losing skid has ignited a new level of frustration amongst the fanbase. Unlike in years past, the team has failed to meet expectations. The frustration has already led to Pierre Dorion commenting on the status of D. J. Smith as head…

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