2021-22 Ottawa Senators Mid-Season Report Card, Player and Staff Grades
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2021-22 Ottawa Senators Mid-Season Report Card, Player and Staff Grades

The Senators have reached their mid-season mark as the league breaks for the all-star competition. Ottawa has faced more adversity than any team in the NHL. They rank 29th overall through 40 games played. Playoff aspirations loomed large as the club prepared for it's 2021-22 campaign. The oncoming plague and injuries quickly derailed this hope.…

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Are the Senators Better Than Their Record Portrays? Turning the Page on a Rough Start
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Are the Senators Better Than Their Record Portrays? Turning the Page on a Rough Start

The Senators entered this season with legitimate expectations for the first time since 2017. Their lineup became increasingly stable due to the development of several young stars. Four months later, they rank 30th overall in the NHL. The beginning of Ottawa's season was derailed by COVID. They were the first team to suffer a significant…

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Drake Batherson Suffers Devastating Injury, The Impact of his Absence and Ottawa’s Response
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Drake Batherson Suffers Devastating Injury, The Impact of his Absence and Ottawa’s Response

The Senators exited a 5-0 trouncing over Buffalo feeling anything but the glee you would imagine. A night where Tyler Ennis recorded a hat-trick and Matt Murray stopped all 32 shots was overshadowed by the loss of star forward Drake Batherson. Batherson, who was on pace for 90 points, became the victim of an unsuspecting…

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Ottawa is Building an Identity; Four Emerging Stars Deserving of Recognition
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Ottawa is Building an Identity; Four Emerging Stars Deserving of Recognition

The Senators began this season with a 4-15-1 record. Injuries to Shane Pinto and Colin White paired with COVID to handicap Ottawa's competitive aspirations. The Senators, along with the Islanders, felt the pandemic's impact more than other teams. The league refused to postpone games despite both teams missing upwards of ten roster players. It's fair…

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The Senators are Revamped Regardless of Result, Recent Success and Confidence
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The Senators are Revamped Regardless of Result, Recent Success and Confidence

The Senators have played four games since returning to action from a lengthy postponement. They earned two impressive victories in Alberta before dropping the following pair of contests to Buffalo and Pittsburgh. Ottawa's 3-1 comeback in Edmonton was one of the highlights of this season. They scored five goals in the third period to earn…

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Members Mailbag: Colin White, Kadri or Giroux, Stützle a Full-Time Centre?
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Members Mailbag: Colin White, Kadri or Giroux, Stützle a Full-Time Centre?

The Senators have finally returned to the ice, winning their first two games after a lengthy break. Ottawa's comeback victory over Edmonton has created an uncanny atmosphere around the team. Optimism is front and centre for the first time this season. The team is hoping to put a streak together. Their 11-18-2 record still has…

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The Rundown: Game Notes, Batherson an All-Star, Connor Brown Injury, More
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The Rundown: Game Notes, Batherson an All-Star, Connor Brown Injury, More

Thursday night marked Ottawa's second game since December 18th. Their twelve consecutive days without a match tied for the league most. The Senators had nearly a month's worth of fresh legs under them in what proved to be a dominant 4-1 victory over the Flames. Matt Murray reclaimed his position as Ottawa's starter after posting…

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Senators Interested in Andrei Kuzmenko, Ottawa’s Pitch and Potential Fit
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Senators Interested in Andrei Kuzmenko, Ottawa’s Pitch and Potential Fit

The Senators are nearing a month with minimal hockey and content has reached an all-time low. It's hard to remember the last game that Ottawa played aside from the lone bout with Toronto in the New Year. Thankfully, Pierre Dorion recently joined TSN 1200 to discuss various points. He ended the discussion by stating that…

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NHL Returns, Aspirations for the New Year, 2022 Ottawa Senators Checklist
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NHL Returns, Aspirations for the New Year, 2022 Ottawa Senators Checklist

The Senators are scheduled to play their first game in two weeks tomorrow night. Ottawa, who ranks 30th in the NHL, joined a handful of Canadian clubs facing tight regulations from the country. These knots are still being worked out as games continue to be postponed. Hockey hasn't been the main focus of 2021. The…

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