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Silver Seven Dec 13, 2017
No, Don’t Trade Mike Hoffman Either

No, Don’t Trade Mike Hoffman Either

NKB told us on Sunday why the Senators shouldn’t trade Erik Karlsson, and I’m here to tell you why they shouldn’t move Mike Hoffman either Listen, we’re living in a weird time as Senators fans right now. Since November 16th, Ottawa has a truly abhorrent record of 1-10-2, and I don’t think it’s an overstatement to say that this past month has been one of the biggest trainwrecks the organization has ever seen. Literally nothing is going well right now, and people are rightfully panicking. To make matters worse, the Erik Karlsson trade rumours have already surfaced, and losing him...
Silver Seven Dec 10, 2017
Don’t Trade Erik Karlsson

Don’t Trade Erik Karlsson

Rumours are Swirling Around the Captain The writing at Silver Seven Sens exists in an oftentimes nebulous middle ground between fandom and what might be considered traditional sports journalism. As the old saying goes: “There’s no cheering in the press box”. There is definitely cheering on these pages, and I actually don’t believe that it has a negative impact on the quality of the work, but we do strive to be factual and thoughtful in our analysis. On this topic, however, there is no room to be measured. This is a plea to Guy Boucher, and Pierre Dorion — but especially Eugene...
Silver Seven Dec 9, 2017
Game 28 Preview: Ottawa Senators @ San Jose Sharks

Game 28 Preview: Ottawa Senators @ San Jose Sharks

Wrapping up the California road trip. If you’re anything like me, you could really catch up on some sleep after a couple late starts during the Senators’ annual California road trip. They come back East after tonight’s game versus San Jose, trying to squeeze out as many points as possible. Ottawa’s on a bit of a losing skid, going 1-9-1 in their last eleven games. Thursday’s game against the Kings gave some hope with the late comeback, as well as Erik Karlsson regaining his elite form. Although they only managed to come out with a single point, it’s hopefully a building block to...
Silver Seven Nov 29, 2017
Ottawa Senators Fall 2-1 to Montreal Canadiens

Ottawa Senators Fall 2-1 to Montreal Canadiens

The suffering sees no end. This is going to be a looooooooong road trip. The Ottawa Senators faced off against their rivals, the Montreal Canadiens, for the second time this season. After an embarrassing 8-3 loss against the Habs a month ago, the score could’ve been similar tonight had it not been for Mike Condon. It was another frustrating night — Pageau didn’t score, Erik Karlsson didn’t get a point, Carey Price looked solid — all resulting in a 2-1 loss extending the Sens’ losing streak to seven games. The first period was mostly positives for Ottawa. Mark Stone put the...
Silver Seven Nov 16, 2017
Dion Phaneuf and Cody Ceci Must be Split Up

Dion Phaneuf and Cody Ceci Must be Split Up

Guy Boucher’s shut down pairing is failing on historical proportions Ever since Guy Boucher took over as coach last season, the Ottawa Senators’ top two defence pairings have remained relatively the same. Erik Karlsson handles the big minutes playing next to someone else, and Dion Phaneuf is paired with Cody Ceci. Unlike the forward corps, which Boucher likes to blend by the shift, the pairings on defence have consistently remained intact. Since the start of 2016-17, Phaneuf and Ceci have been the NHL’s 15th most used pairing at 5v5, 14th in all situations. Their usage has remained...
Silver Seven Nov 16, 2017
Who will win the Norris Trophy over Erik Karlsson Because They’re “due”?

Who will win the Norris Trophy over Erik Karlsson Because They’re “due”?

First it was Drew Doughty, then it was Brent Burns. Who will inexplicably win the Norris this season over Erik Karlsson? Erik Karlsson has played in eight full NHL seasons, yet somehow has only two Norris Trophy wins to show for it. Certainly a few of those seasons he did not deserve to win, but the last two seasons he was arguably the better player compared to Drew Doughty and Brent Burns. The narrative surrounding those two players (Doughty in particular) was that they had never won a Norris, and that they were “due” to win one, while Karlsson had already won. Now it seems like a...

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