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Silver Seven 4 hours ago
Top 25 Under 25: Roundtable

Top 25 Under 25: Roundtable

Photo by André Ringuette/NHLI via We offer our thoughts on how this year’s ranking played out. Another summer of ranking the outstanding young talent in the Ottawa Senators’ system has come to an end. Thomas Chabot successfully defended the #1 spot, with Brady Tkachuk and Tim Stützle close behind. Thank you to each and every one of you who voted, and/or read along with the series over the past month! It’s time to hear from the staff at Silver Seven Sens for their thoughts on how this year’s list played out: Was there anyone whose ranking surprised you, on...
Silver Seven 8 hours ago
Five Thoughts on Negotiating Through the Media, PTOs, Player Personalities & More

Five Thoughts on Negotiating Through the Media, PTOs, Player Personalities & More

Photo by Rich Lam/ Welcome to yet another astounding edition of Five Thoughts. On Changing Expectations Last offseason, if you’ll recall, the Ottawa Senators made some veteran acquisitions. They added the likes of Erik Gudbranson, Derek Stepan and Austin Watson, while also bringing in Alex Galchenyuk and Cedric Paquette. Effectively, Pierre Dorion “ruined” any opportunity a prospect had to make the roster out of camp by filling it with players who DJ Smith would almost certainly opt to play over someone with little to no NHL experience. Fans were, understandably,...
Silver Seven Sep 16, 2021
Top 25 Under 25, #1: Thomas Chabot

Top 25 Under 25, #1: Thomas Chabot

Photo by Francois Lacasse/NHLI via The 24-year-old stays in the top spot for the 5th year in a row 1. Thomas Chabot (Reader rank: 2, last year: 1) For his last dance as an under 25-year-old, Thomas Chabot reigns supreme for the fifth year in a row. Chabot will turn 25 on January 30th, 2022, and the next version of this series will include a new leader. It’s been an impressive five-year run for Chabot as he has gone from prospect with one game under his belt to an $8M man who will most likely be the runner-up to the Ottawa Senators captaincy. Chabot was 2nd in the NHL...
Silver Seven Sep 16, 2021
Top 25 Under 25, #2: Brady Tkachuk

Top 25 Under 25, #2: Brady Tkachuk

Photo by Gerry Thomas/NHLI via The birthday boy retains his spot at #2 on our list, as contract disputes continue between him and the team #2: Brady Tkachuk (Last Year: 2, Reader Rank: 1) At twenty-two years old to the day, birthday boy Brady Tkachuk takes the #2 spot on our Top 25 Under 25 ranking for the third consecutive year, as the team’s top scoring forward and unofficial captain. The power forward was a controversial draft pick at fourth overall in 2018, initially billed as a grinder and a character guy rather than a player with a particularly impressive...
Ottawa Sun Sep 15, 2021

GARRIOCH: Ottawa Senators will give kids a chance to show where they stand as rookie camp begins

"The Ottawa Senators shifted gears Wednesday afternoon to the next phase of camp for the newcomers."
Silver Seven Sep 15, 2021
2021 Draft Profiles: Second Round Defenders of Interest

2021 Draft Profiles: Second Round Defenders of Interest

Photo by Ben Jackson/NHLI via We explore historical data, outline reasons for pessimism, and outline reasons for optimism The idea for this article sprung into my mind after seeing this data visualization from the invaluable Corey Sznajder, data tracker-extraordinaire, plotting historical goals for and goals against on a per-game basis from 2000 to 2009: It's definitely "random historic dataviz" time of the off-season. pic.twitter.com/I3kMeDBGPI— Corey Sznajder (@ShutdownLine) September 2, 2021 These are the Ottawa Senators that I fondly remember falling in love...
Ottawa Sun Sep 14, 2021

The Ottawa Senators will begin selling single game seats Wednesday while still waiting for capacity limits

The province hasn't provided any of the teams in Ontario — including the Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto Raptors the 17 Ontario Hockey League and two AHL franchises — with an update on capacity limits in two weeks. T
Silver Seven Sep 14, 2021
Top 25 Under 25, #4: Josh Norris

Top 25 Under 25, #4: Josh Norris

Photo by Steven Kingsman/Icon Sportswire via We’re all out of superlatives #4: Josh Norris (Last year: 6, Reader Rank: 4) On September 13th 2018, our sibling site Fear the Fin ranked Josh Norris ninth in their annual Top 25 Under 25 (make sure to check out the comments section from that article!), the very same day that the San Jose Sharks sent Norris’ NHL rights to the Ottawa Senators as part of the Erik Karlsson trade. Three years later, almost to the day, Norris has reached his highest ranking yet, coming in fourth this season in Ottawa. How could we have known...
Silver Seven Sep 13, 2021
Monday LNN: Vaccination Policy + Prospect Updates

Monday LNN: Vaccination Policy + Prospect Updates

Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/ Said prospects include Egor Sokolov, Angus Crookshank, and Oliver Johansson. Just nine days until Pierre Dorion’s unofficial deadline to sign Brady Tkachuk. Until then, there’s still plenty of excitement surrounding the team’s prospects, giving us plenty to discuss on this Monday morning. The Senators announced on Friday that they’ll be implementing a vaccination policy starting September 18th — entry into the Canadian Tire Centre will only be possible for fully vaccinated individuals, while also mandating face masks and proof of...
Silver Seven Sep 13, 2021
Top 25 Under 25, #5: Drake Batherson

Top 25 Under 25, #5: Drake Batherson

Photo by Derek Cain/Icon Sportswire via Drake Batherson [handshake meme] Top Five #5: Drake Batherson (Last year: 4, Reader Rank: 5) Look, I need to start right off the bat with a spoiler here: we had a razor-thin margin between numbers four and five this year so I’ll go ahead and personally anoint Batherson 4B to tomorrow’s 4A this year and prevent any panic over The Drake falling a single spot in the rankings after years of climbing all the way to the top-four. For a quick recap, Drake debuted on this list at #21 in 2017 coming off a fourth-round selection in...
Ottawa Sun Sep 11, 2021

An imposing figure in the net, Mads Sogaard would love the opportunity to suit up at the Winter Olympics

The Senators' goaltending prospect says qualifying for Beijing was one of the most important events ever for hockey in his native Denmark.
Ottawa Sun Sep 11, 2021

GARRIOCH: A big development as the Ottawa Senators' prospects hit the ice

While main camp doesn't get started until Sept. 22, several of the National Hockey League team's prospects were on the ice under the watchful eyes of development coaches Shean Donovan and Jesse Winchester.
Silver Seven Sep 11, 2021
Weekly Question

Weekly Question

Is this really about Brady? Fragile. Agitated. Restless. Pick your adjective to describe the Ottawa Senators’ fanbase these days and maybe you’ll end up with something resembling a wounded animal. And in all fairness, we’ve had a long four years now since we saw a playoff game in Ottawa so I can understand the vexation heading into another NHL season without any promises ahead. No one can blame Sens fans for their collective exhaustion in response to Brady Tkachuk’s protracted contract negotiations because as GM Pierre Dorion said himself: This is going to be the fun...
Silver Seven Sep 10, 2021
Five Thoughts For Friday: The Next Stage of the Rebuild

Five Thoughts For Friday: The Next Stage of the Rebuild

Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Thoughts on Dorion re-signing, Brady’s potentially new contract, Logan Brown in limbo, and more! The newest Five Thoughts as we get closer to the 2021 NHL pre-season: Next Stage of the Rebuild Pierre Dorion signed a 3-year contract extension with the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday that expires in 2025, ending speculation about Pierre McGuire being his potential successor in the immediate future. It’s strange to think about, but if he makes it to the end of that contract, he will have been the GM of the Senators for nine years. It’s...
Silver Seven Sep 10, 2021
Ottawa Senators Top 25 Under 25, #6: Erik Brännström

Ottawa Senators Top 25 Under 25, #6: Erik Brännström

Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports This could be make or break for the young defender #6: Erik Brännström (Reader Rank: #8, Last Year: #5) Considering his relatively small role on last year’s edition of the Ottawa Senators, Erik Brännström generated an awful lot of debate among analysts and Sens fans. If you’re a regular reader of this site, chances are that you too have a strong opinion of him one way or another. The pros and cons of his game are immediately apparent upon just a couple of viewings: Brännström struggles while defending against the cycle,...

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