The Senators Solved a Necessity at Centre; A Concern Entering the Season is Now an Elite Group
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The Senators Solved a Necessity at Centre; A Concern Entering the Season is Now an Elite Group

The Senators stripped things to the bone after falling apart in 2017-18. Every player from the playoff-successful 2016-17 roster was eventually shipped out as part of a grueling rebuild process. Five years later, Ottawa is beginning to flip the page. Trades and draft capital set the Senators up nicely. They acquired various prospects to construct…

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A Way Too Early 2022-23 Lineup Projection; Off-Season Transactions and a Playoff-Hopeful Lineup
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A Way Too Early 2022-23 Lineup Projection; Off-Season Transactions and a Playoff-Hopeful Lineup

The 2021-22 NHL season is nearing it's end. The Senators, among many others, will hit the golf courses before long. Ottawa's five year rebuild continues to drag on despite the initial plan to begin unparalleled success. The Senators were plagued worse than any team this season. A campaign of sickness and injury appears on track…

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Ottawa Call-Ups Impress Again; Internal Roster Candidates to Improve Depth for Next Season’s Critical Campaign
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Ottawa Call-Ups Impress Again; Internal Roster Candidates to Improve Depth for Next Season’s Critical Campaign

The Senators dropped a brutal 5-1 decision to New York on Saturday. Their lineup was once again depleted as both Tim Stützle and Drake Batherson were absent from play. The team hasn't been able to get five games at full health all season. It's disappointing to suffer blow-outs at this point in the season. Their…

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The Importance of the Final Games; Ottawa Has the Chance to Prepare for a Critical Campaign
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The Importance of the Final Games; Ottawa Has the Chance to Prepare for a Critical Campaign

The Senators have been mathematically eliminated from playoff contention for the fifth straight season. Another bottom five campaign has become second to the passing of owner Eugene Melnyk. The months ahead will be very confusing for the organization. The status of ownership is unknown, and grief certainly comes first for the Melnyk family. The most…

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A Successful Weekend Against Detroit; Takeaways from Two of Ottawa’s Best Performances this Season
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A Successful Weekend Against Detroit; Takeaways from Two of Ottawa’s Best Performances this Season

Ottawa met Detroit for the first time this season on Friday, and then again on Sunday. The Senators had lost four of their last five games before dominating their Atlantic opponent twice in a row. An impressive pair of victories kept Ottawa's playoff hopes mathematically alive. The Senators and Red Wings share similarities. Both organizations…

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Eugene Melnyk Passes at 62; Processing his Loss and the Organizational Impact
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Eugene Melnyk Passes at 62; Processing his Loss and the Organizational Impact

The Ottawa Senators lost their most passionate member on Monday night. Eugene Melnyk, the franchise's owner, passed in his home at 62-years-old after a lengthy battle with illness. He was surrounded by his family. Condolences to his two daughters and those close to him at this time. Eugene Melnyk became Ottawa's savior in 2003. The…

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Ottawa Needs a Top Six Winger; Theorizing Giroux, Fiala and the Importance of this Summer
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Ottawa Needs a Top Six Winger; Theorizing Giroux, Fiala and the Importance of this Summer

As the Senators conclude their fifth consecutive season in the NHL's basement, fans are looking towards a critical summer. Ottawa's initial playoff aspirations proved unrealistic after injuries, sickness and a roster with too many holes took the ice. An underwhelming season has put even more stock into 2022-23. Ottawa will be entering year six of…

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Trade Deadline Recap: Dissecting Each Trade, Player Profiles and the Impacts Moving Forward
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Trade Deadline Recap: Dissecting Each Trade, Player Profiles and the Impacts Moving Forward

The 2022 trade deadline has come and gone. Several contending clubs have bolstered their playoff-hopeful rosters by feasting on the league's sellers. While the deadline emphasizes Stanley Cup contending clubs looking for an additional piece or two, Pierre Dorion saw it as an opportunity for the Senators to prepare for next season. Dorion wanted to…

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The Rundown: The Impact of Chabot’s Injury, Brännström’s Opportunity, Trading Nick Paul and More
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The Rundown: The Impact of Chabot’s Injury, Brännström’s Opportunity, Trading Nick Paul and More

The Senators have lost eight of their last eleven games, and the season has taken a negative turn. Fans are beginning to focus on the upcoming draft instead of a potential playoff push for the fifth consecutive campaign. This will be Ottawa's longest playoff drought since the team entered the league (1992-96). Along with dropping…

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