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Silver Seven Jul 2, 2022
Weekly Question: Who is Your Favourite Forward Target?

Weekly Question: Who is Your Favourite Forward Target?

Photo by Norm Hall/NHLI via This week we ask: who is your favourite forward you think the Senators should acquire this off-season? NHL free agency begins on July 13th at 12:00pm EST. The Ottawa Senators are certainly not ones to spend big in free agency, but considering that Pierre Dorion keeps talking about a top-6 forward that he wants to acquire, it’s at least something to keep an eye on. Furthermore, trades are allowed to happen before and after that date, meaning the Senators could theoretically be acquiring a player any day now. Ottawa has been linked to a lot...
Silver Seven Jul 1, 2022
Ottawa Senators Prospect Awards 2022 - Most Improved

Ottawa Senators Prospect Awards 2022 - Most Improved

Photo by Richard A. Whittaker/Icon Sportswire via Lassi takes this one by the narrowest of margins Most Improved: Lassi Thomson (20%) Runners up: Erik Brännström (17%), Ridly Greig (14%), Parker Kelly (12%), the field (14 other players took the remaining share of 37%) After a difficult stint playing professional hockey in Finland’s top league from 2019-21 and a cup of coffee in AHL Belleville last season, our most improved prospect thrived in an expanded role under head coach Troy Mann and played admirably in his first NHL games. Thomson didn’t earn the...
Silver Seven Jul 1, 2022
Five Thoughts: Missing Out on Fiala, Trying for DeBrincat, Hockey Ops and More!

Five Thoughts: Missing Out on Fiala, Trying for DeBrincat, Hockey Ops and More!

Photo by Steven Kingsman/Icon Sportswire via Let’s get down to some thinking, shall we? Welcome to a Canada Day edition of Five Thoughts for Friday: On Missing Out It’s no secret that the Ottawa Senators are in need of an injection of skill up front — the team finished 26th in scoring last year, and while they had to deal with injuries to a few key contributors, it’s difficult to look at next year’s projected roster as it currently stands and have much confidence that the necessary offensive output will be there. So when the Los Angeles Kings won the Kevin...
Silver Seven Jun 30, 2022
Senators Promote Mann, Hire Bowness

Senators Promote Mann, Hire Bowness

Photo by Ben Coles/NHLI via The Ottawa Senators announced the promotion of Trent Mann and the addition of Ryan Bowness as the team’s new pair of Assistant General Managers. Trent Mann and Ryan Bowness got an early Canada Day gift as the Ottawa Senators announced that both would become Assistant General Managers to Pierre Dorion earlier today. News Release: #Sens promote Trent Mann, hire Ryan Bowness as assistant general managers: https://t.co/L8soMqE0JZ— Ottawa Senators (@Senators) June 30, 2022 Trent Mann, as we know, has spent plenty of time within the...
Silver Seven Jun 29, 2022
2022 NHL Draft Profiles: The Canadian Hockey League

2022 NHL Draft Profiles: The Canadian Hockey League

Photo by Christopher Mast/ We end our look at draft-eligible skaters with a short profile on 12 players currently playing in the WHL, OHL, and QMJHL. Let’s end our exploration of the various scouting regions by returning home to the Canadian Hockey League. Since Pierre Dorion was named the team’s general manager in 2016, the Senators have selected three players out of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL), nine out of the Western Hockey League (WHL), and five out of the Québec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL). In this piece, we’ll offer some quick snippets of...
Silver Seven Jun 27, 2022
NHL Mock Draft 2022: Ottawa Senators select Joakim Kemell with No. 7 pick

NHL Mock Draft 2022: Ottawa Senators select Joakim Kemell with No. 7 pick

Photo by Matthias Hangst/ Through the annual SB Nation Mock Draft, the Ottawa Senators are proud to select Finnish forward Joakim Kemell with the seventh overall selection. Happy mock draft season! Over the next week leading up to the draft, SB Nation sites will be making their picks for the first round of the 2022 NHL Draft. The Ottawa Senators, of course, have the seventh overall selection and we are on the clock! Joakim Kemell With the seventh overall selection, the Ottawa Senators are proud to mock draft Joakim Kemell out of Finland’s top league, Liiga. During...
Silver Seven Jun 25, 2022
Weekly Question: What Are Your Wishes For The Downtown Arena?

Weekly Question: What Are Your Wishes For The Downtown Arena?

At last, we can dream about Lebreton again Things are looking up for the Ottawa Senators. There’s more hope for the future, both on and off the ice, than there has been in years, and the latest bit of good news is that the new arena at Lebreton Flats is actually going to happen. It won’t happen soon - the timeline we have right now has construction starting in late 2024, and things have fallen apart before - but it looks like it’s happening. When the decision was announced on Thursday, there was much celebration around the fanbase - and no small amount of speculation...
Silver Seven Jun 24, 2022
2022 NHL Draft Profiles: Finnish skaters

2022 NHL Draft Profiles: Finnish skaters

Photo by Matthias Hangst/ This time, we present three forwards and three defenders currently playing in Finland who might interest the Senators with a mid- or late-round pick. I’ve always found it interesting that despite the Senators Chief European Scout hailing from Finland, the team has only drafted two players out of the country in recent memory: Markus Nurmi in 2016 and Leevi Meriläinen last year. We’ve already discussed the hype around Joakim Kemell and Brad Lambert — two players who have brought the scouts in for multiple viewings given the complexity in...
Silver Seven Jun 23, 2022
LeBreton Move is Back On

LeBreton Move is Back On

The long and winding road is back on track The National Capital Commission has announced Capital Sports Development Inc. as the preferred proponent for the “major attraction” component of LeBreton Flats, which is a consortium that includes the Ottawa Senators. For the proposal, the Sens have partnered with Sterling Project Development, Populous, Tipping Point Sports and Live Nation. Populous is the design firm behind T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle. The specific parcel of land on LeBreton is located on Albert, between Preston and City Centre...
Silver Seven Jun 23, 2022
Ottawa Senators Prospect Awards 2022 - Top Newcomer

Ottawa Senators Prospect Awards 2022 - Top Newcomer

Photo by Richard A. Whittaker/Icon Sportswire via In the clutch, one prospect set himself apart from his peers Top Newcomer: Zack Ostapchuk (76%) Runners up: Tyler Boucher (12%), Oliver Johansson (6%), Carson Latimer (4%) Zack Ostapchuk had a regular season that in the moment never seemed exceptional but in retrospect probably foretold of his eventual postseason breakout. Based on regular season numbers alone, I would have had a very difficult time voting for Ostapchuk over Oliver Johansson or Carson Latimer who also played decently, but the postseason made the...
Silver Seven Jun 22, 2022
The Trickle-Down Effects of Possibly Losing Connor Brown

The Trickle-Down Effects of Possibly Losing Connor Brown

Photo by André Ringuette/NHLI via The Senators can withstand losing Connor Brown, but it makes things much more complicated if he’s gone By now I’m sure you’ve all seen the report from Elliotte Friedman that Connor Brown may want to test the free-agent market next summer and is not a sure thing to re-sign with the Ottawa Senators. We should make it clear up front that Friedman never said that Brown wants out, or that he can’t be re-signed for the right price, but the clear implication was that Brown has a price in mind — and if the Senators aren’t willing...
Silver Seven Jun 21, 2022
2022 NHL Draft Profiles: Swedish skaters

2022 NHL Draft Profiles: Swedish skaters

Will the Sens pick out of left field again? They might’ve proved us wrong with the selection of Viktor Lodin back in 2019. | Photo by Mitchell Leff/ Exploring seven draft-eligible forwards and defenders currently playing in Sweden who might fit the Sens’ mould It’s time to go overseas as we explore the best draft-eligible prospects playing in Sweden who are projected outside of the first two rounds of the 2022 NHL Draft. After some time away from 2016 to 2018, the Senators have selected at least one player from Sweden in the last three draft classes, often with a...
Silver Seven Jun 21, 2022
Ottawa Senators Prospect Awards 2022 - Mann of the Year

Ottawa Senators Prospect Awards 2022 - Mann of the Year

Photo by Len Redkoles/NHLI via Plays centre? A Habs killer? 44% of the vote? WHAT DOES THIS MEAN??? Mann of the Year: Mark Kastelic (44%) Runners up: Viktor Lodin (20%), Maxence Guenette (8%), Philippe Daoust (8%) This year’s Mann of the Year (awarded to the Ottawa Senators draft pick from the third round or later who had the strongest campaign) is brought to you by the 2019 NHL Entry Draft. For a class that was heavily maligned at the time, things seem to be progressing well enough three years later. The three highest finishers in voting this year all hail from the...
Silver Seven Jun 18, 2022
2022 NHL Draft Profiles: The United States Hockey League

2022 NHL Draft Profiles: The United States Hockey League

Photo by Joe Hrycych/NHLI via A glimpse at six players for the Senators to consider out of the USHL The former home of Shane Pinto and Shane Bowers, the Senators possess an America-centric scouting staff that always seems to keep a close eye on the United States Hockey League. Let’s take a look at six players who have caught my eye and are primarily projected to be taken in the third-round or later. Adam Ingram, a favourite of mine out of Youngstown, is projected to be a first-round pick so won’t be included in this article. Forwards I debated whether to...
Silver Seven Jun 18, 2022
Which Prospects Breaks Through Next Season?

Which Prospects Breaks Through Next Season?

Photo by Richard A. Whittaker/Freestyle Photography/ For this week’s edition of Weekly Question, we ask you which Sens prospect will play the most games for Ottawa in the upcoming season Before we get to the question, I’ll start by saying if you came here to vote for Jake Sanderson, you will be sorely disappointed. At the end of the day, provided he’s healthy, I don’t see a realm where Sanderson spends time anywhere but Ottawa so including him in this week’s question would feel a tad silly. As we head into what will likely be a quiet week before trade rumours...

Senators Player News

  • Connor Brown

    Connor Brown

    The Trickle-Down Effects of Possibly Losing Connor Brown

  • Shane Pinto

    Shane Pinto

    2022 NHL Draft Profiles: The United States Hockey League

  • Matt Murray

    Matt Murray

    Senators Can Benefit From Maple Leafs’ Interest in John Gibson Trade

  • Jake Sanderson

    Jake Sanderson

    Which Prospects Breaks Through Next Season?

  • Mathieu Joseph

    Mathieu Joseph

    Weekly Question: What is Mathieu Joseph’s True Form?

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