Three Ottawa Players Who Deserve More Recognition: How Certain Non-Core Members Have Thrived in Limited Roles
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Three Ottawa Players Who Deserve More Recognition: How Certain Non-Core Members Have Thrived in Limited Roles

The Senators have spent six years developing one of the league's most potent young cores. This is already on display, with core members accounting for more than 75 percent of the team's goals scored this season. The skillful group often receives praise, but today I defer to those who do not. Depth has been an…

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Members’ Mailbag: Decision on DeBrincat, Assessing Chabot’s Struggles, Off-Season Needs and Key to Unlocking Chychrun
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Members’ Mailbag: Decision on DeBrincat, Assessing Chabot’s Struggles, Off-Season Needs and Key to Unlocking Chychrun

The Senators are clinging to their hope of earning a playoff berth. This aspiration faded after four consecutive losses, but the club is still playing meaningful games. It's important for the young core to finish this season on a positive note regardless of their ultimate fate. I recently asked members to submit questions via Instagram.…

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Road to the Playoffs: A Guide to Ottawa’s Path Ahead and Keys to Achieving their Ultimate Goal of Contention
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Road to the Playoffs: A Guide to Ottawa’s Path Ahead and Keys to Achieving their Ultimate Goal of Contention

The Senators ranked dead last in the NHL on November 24th. A rebuild carrying so much hope felt like it was moving in the wrong direction. Today- March 10th- the club ranks eighteenth overall and ninth in the Eastern Conference. A persistent victory over Seattle on Thursday pushed Ottawa past various teams in the standings.…

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Senators Acquire Jakob Chychrun: Trade Breakdown, Player Fit and the Impact of Adding an Elite Defender
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Senators Acquire Jakob Chychrun: Trade Breakdown, Player Fit and the Impact of Adding an Elite Defender

Right when Ottawa was assumed out of the Jakob Chychrun sweepstakes, Pierre Dorion pulled the trigger on a deal for the most coveted player available. To OTT: D Jakob Chychrun To ARZ 2023 1st Round Pick* 2024 2nd Round Pick* (WSH) 2026 2nd Round Pick Conditions: The ’23 1st-round pick is top-5 protected. If met,…

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2023 Trade Deadline Preview: Who Will the Senators Trade, Acquire and Where Will They Stand Post-Deadline?
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2023 Trade Deadline Preview: Who Will the Senators Trade, Acquire and Where Will They Stand Post-Deadline?

The Senators are setup to have their quietest trade deadline in six years. Pierre Dorion has fewer cards to play than in previous years of the rebuild, but that doesn't mean his hand is empty. Dorion always has a trick up his sleeve. The league's ninth longest-tenured general manager has made 74 trades (11th all-time)…

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Nikita Zaitsev Traded: Breaking Down the Misuse of a Veteran Defender and How the Senators are Affected by his Dismissal
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Nikita Zaitsev Traded: Breaking Down the Misuse of a Veteran Defender and How the Senators are Affected by his Dismissal

The Senators parted with ways with Nikita Zaitsev on Wednesday night. A long overdue trade saw the veteran defenseman find a new home in Chicago. Ottawa added a second round draft selection in 2023 and fourth round selection in 2026 to sweeten the deal, while receiving future considerations in return. Zaitsev was acquired as part…

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Erik Brännström: The Story of a Mismanaged Prospect Who is Proving to be an Integral Member of the Senators
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Erik Brännström: The Story of a Mismanaged Prospect Who is Proving to be an Integral Member of the Senators

Erik Brännström has long been a polarizing figure in Ottawa. His acquisition carried more pressure than any other in recent history. The Senators were all-in on a 19 year old who had no NHL experience. Brännström was acquired in exchange for Mark Stone. Stone was among the most beloved players in Senators franchise history. Trading…

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