6:24 AM EDT, Fri July 10, 2020
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LNN: Return to Play Details

LNN: Return to Play Details

Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/ Teams are set to open camp soon, so RTP details are the news of the day The NHL and the NHLPA agreed on a return to play plan on Monday, and we’re now getting a few more details. There is going to be a lot of hockey at first, with six games per day on the schedule. Games will start at noon, 4pm and 8pm local time in each city, with the top-4 seeding games in the 4pm slot and the play-in games opening and closing the day. Rosters are expanded, but not fully open unlike they usually are during the playoffs - teams are limited to 31 players, including...
18 hours ago
FHM Ottawa Senators Historical Challenge October 1997: New Beginnings

FHM Ottawa Senators Historical Challenge October 1997: New Beginnings

The 1997-1998 season is underway! Franchise Hockey Manager 6 is a text-based hockey management simulation game by Out of the Park Developments. It’s a lot of fun, and I find it super realistic. I recommend checking it out if you’re looking for a good way to kill time while social distancing. In the game, you take over as GM and/or head coach of pretty much any hockey team on the planet, and make roster moves to bring your team a championship. The CPU plays the games for you, but you craft the team. One of the coolest game modes is the Historical Challenges, wherein you take over as GM...
Jul 8, 2020
Simulating the 2020 Calder Cup Playoffs: Round 1

Simulating the 2020 Calder Cup Playoffs: Round 1

Photo by Randy Litzinger/Icon Sportswire via Which teams will make out of the first round on Earth 3? Welcome to Earth 3! With the AHL season officially cancelled, we at Silver Seven are taking a look at an alternate dimension where the 2020 Calder Cup will be awarded. The sixteen playoff teams will be put to the fate of a shoddy simulation tool made in Google Sheets, one where you can find the full explanation here. Let’s take a look at the competitors: It’s a competitive field this year, with the league-leading Milwaukee Admirals facing off against last year’s...
Jul 8, 2020
Introducing the Simulated 2020 Calder Cup Playoffs

Introducing the Simulated 2020 Calder Cup Playoffs

Photo by Patrick Gorski/Icon Sportswire via Welcome to an alternate universe where the AHL playoffs are happening! You have entered an alternate universe. One where hockey seasons have now finished, teams are celebrating their league championships, the Ottawa Senators just drafted their franchise players, and hockey media has turned towards free agency. And most importantly, the AHL season wasn’t cancelled. Welcome to Earth 3, a parallel universe to our current reality as well as Dom Luszczyszyn’s Earth 2, where he simulated the outcome of the 2020 Stanley Cup playoffs. Over the...
Jul 7, 2020
2020 NHL Draft Profiles: First Round Forwards

2020 NHL Draft Profiles: First Round Forwards

Photo by Chase Agnello-Dean/NHLI via We continue our coverage of the 2020 NHL Draft with some of our favourite forwards to target later in the first round. After profiling the top players in this year’s NHL Draft class, we’re turning to our attention to the other eleven players the Sens could potentially draft given their current pick selection. Unlike the players ranked in the top ten, there’s less and less consensus as you go deeper into the draft class. Area scouts become more important, team preferences make themselves known, and the relative strengths and weaknesses of a...