6:59 PM EDT, Fri September 30, 2022
Silver Seven 8 hours ago
Training Camp Check-In & Open Thread: Ottawa Senators vs Toronto Maple Leafs

Training Camp Check-In & Open Thread: Ottawa Senators vs Toronto Maple Leafs

Photo by Chris Tanouye/ Crookshank, Stützle, and Boucher??? Sign me up! The Ottawa Senators will play their third and final preseason game against the Toronto Maple Leafs tonight, after winning one of two split-squad meetings last week. Here are some notes ahead of puck drop: The team practiced in two groups yesterday, though there’s a clear mix of NHL and AHL talent in each one. It would appear that we won’t see a close-to-finalized roster until after the next two games. “Group A”, which will be featured in tonight’s contest, consists of the following...
Silver Seven 11 hours ago
On Shane Pinto, Blueline Battles & More

On Shane Pinto, Blueline Battles & More

Photo by Richard A. Whittaker/Icon Sportswire via Halfway through traininfg camp, we’re talking Shane Pinto, Claude Giroux, Angus Crookshank and battles on the blueline and fourth line. Welcome to one of the final editions of Five Thoughts before the Ottawa Senators are officially back in regular season action. The offseason has come and gone and we’re finally getting to see some of the shiny new acquisitions in pre-season action. As things heat up I’ve got some thoughts around a few individual players and storylines which have popped up over the past few...
Silver Seven Sep 29, 2022
Ottawa Senators Training Camp Check-In: September 29th

Ottawa Senators Training Camp Check-In: September 29th

Photo by Richard A. Whittaker/Icon Sportswire via Expect to see a slew of roster cuts after the next two games. As the Ottawa Senators prepare for their next two preseason games, head coach D.J. Smith is getting closer to his starting lineup. In his media availability today, he mentioned that tomorrow’s game against the Toronto Maple Leafs and Saturday’s game against the Montreal Canadiens will “be major in terms of solidifying the 24-man roster”, according to TSN’s Claire Hanna. Here are a few more specifics regarding the ongoing battle for spots: The main...
Silver Seven Sep 28, 2022
Top 25 Under 25: Honourable Mentions 2022

Top 25 Under 25: Honourable Mentions 2022

Photo by Steven Kingsman/Icon Sportswire via “Why does he keep writing these?!” Pop quiz: what do Viktor Lodin, Philippe Daoust, Angus Crookshank, Mads Søgaard, and Maxence Guenette all have in common (other than the Ottawa Senators drafting them)? Well they all missed out on our annual Top 25 Under 25 rankings at least once before eventually making the cut. (I always believed in them, though.) And thus I assembled them in my honourable mentions lists of years past. Now I must confess that I have gotten some of my honourable mention predictions wrong over the...
Silver Seven Sep 28, 2022
Ottawa Senators Training Camp Check-In: September 28th

Ottawa Senators Training Camp Check-In: September 28th

James Carey Lauder-USA TODAY Sports The Senators B team put up a valiant effort against the Jets A team The Ottawa Senators played against the Winnipeg Jets last night, although it was essentially the B team vs. the A team. The Senators made it close and actually outshot the Jets 27-24 but ultimately fell short. Ottawa Senators 3, Winnipeg Jets 5 There were only five forwards for Ottawa who will be regulars this season, plus Erik Brännström who might be. This game was more about analyzing which depth players deserve a shot out of Brännström, Parker Kelly, Mark...