2021-22 Ottawa Senators Season Awards; Categorizing Individual Performance in a Polarizing Season
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2021-22 Ottawa Senators Season Awards; Categorizing Individual Performance in a Polarizing Season

Individual success was Ottawa's saving grace this season. The young core took a major step in the right direction despite facing an onslaught of adversity. Each of them deserve praise as the Senators enter a new phase in franchise history. To review the individual success of the 2021-22 group, I've compiled several awards.   Most…

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Expectations for a Crucial 2022-23 Season; When to Make Big Changes and Should Jobs be at Stake?
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Expectations for a Crucial 2022-23 Season; When to Make Big Changes and Should Jobs be at Stake?

A fifth consecutive season in the bottom ten has left the Senators organization feeling underwhelmed. A full rebuild began in 2018 with the initial hope of returning to the playoffs by 2021. Although the pandemic put a wrench in the plan, the team shouldn't be overly content with their current progression. Ottawa's future is certainly…

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2022 World Championship Preview; Ottawa Senators Storylines to Follow in Finland
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2022 World Championship Preview; Ottawa Senators Storylines to Follow in Finland

The annual World Championship tournament doesn't receive much attention due to the simultaneous NHL playoffs. The event is unique as it gives some players that usually wouldn't be considered for the national team an opportunity to represent their country. Connor Brown and Nick Paul combined for an unbelievable experience last year. Six Ottawa players are…

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2022 Off-Season Checklist; What Does Ottawa Need to Accomplish Before October?
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2022 Off-Season Checklist; What Does Ottawa Need to Accomplish Before October?

The Senators are ready to begin one of the most important off-seasons in franchise history. A fifth consecutive year in the league's basement has seen disappointment among the fanbase. Ottawa's rebuild continues to drag on, but a lack of improvement will no longer be tolerated. The Senators must show results next season. Everyone is aware…

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The Biggest Game in Belleville Senators History, Ridly Greig’s Debut and Moving Past a Big Loss
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The Biggest Game in Belleville Senators History, Ridly Greig’s Debut and Moving Past a Big Loss

The Belleville Senators played their first playoff game in franchise history on Wednesday night, losing 4-3 to Rochester in overtime. Eleven players made their professional playoff debut as the Senators hope to use this experience for developmental progression. Belleville finished the regular season with a record of 40-28-4. They nearly captured the North Division's third…

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2021-22 Ottawa Senators Final Report Card; Breaking Down the Players and Staff
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2021-22 Ottawa Senators Final Report Card; Breaking Down the Players and Staff

The Senators have concluded another controversial campaign. A 26th placed finish (33-42-7) was filled with adversity and disappointment, but ultimately showcased a resilient young group capable of surprise. The entirety of Ottawa's core took a step forward despite the team's failure to improve in the standings. There are many gripes to be had with the…

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Members Poll: Grading This Season, Important Moves and the Future of Coaching/Management
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Members Poll: Grading This Season, Important Moves and the Future of Coaching/Management

As the 2021-22 season concludes, I polled members to gauge their opinion on some of the most pressing Ottawa Senator' storylines entering this off-season. The results were fairly definitive, but there's always room to discuss. Here are my opinions on the five questions asked.   How would you grade this season? Members' Answer: C, 56.6%…

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Ottawa is Finding Late Success Again; Lessons Learned to Start 2022-23 on a Better Note
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Ottawa is Finding Late Success Again; Lessons Learned to Start 2022-23 on a Better Note

The Senators faced insurmountable adversity this season. Their competitive aspirations went awry in November, when several key players were out of the lineup. Ottawa's struggles weren't entirely out of their control, however, as self-inflicted errors were once again common for the club. From lineup decisions to structural incompetence, the Senators constantly suffered from internal flaws.…

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