The Holidays are almost here, and I have decided to switch up from my regular thoughts on the Sens. I am focusing on ranking teams 1-15 on how likely it is they win the Stanley Cup. “Technically” speaking no teams are eliminated from playoff contention yet. So for this edition I will be ranking all 15 teams in the Western Conference. If you missed the East you can check it out here! Teams With No Chance These are the teams that just don’t have a chance of making playoffs, let alone winning a cup. 15. Arizona Coyotes This seems like a very easy one. CurrentlyRead More →

The Holidays are almost here, and I have decided to switch up from my regular thoughts on the Sens. I am focusing on ranking teams 1-31 on how likely it is they win the Stanley Cup. “Technically” speaking no teams are eliminated from playoff contention yet. So for this I will rank all 16 teams from the East. Teams With No Chance These are the teams that just don’t have a chance of making playoffs, let alone winning a cup. 16. Buffalo Sabres A team that has just been awful. Poor Jack Eichel. Not taken first, has to go to Buffalo, and has almost noRead More →

The Ottawa Senators have been a hot topic of discussion around the NHL lately. Lots of that has to do with Erik Karlsson and his upcoming contract extension. There are a lot of different ideas and possibilities of what the Senators should do next. These ideas may range depending on your opinion on the current team and future. The future strongly depends on where they finish this year. This is because of their 1st round pick that is lottery protected. With this in mind I am here to look at possibilities for what the Senators future may hold. 1. Stay The Course This honestly isRead More →

How many players would you do whatever you can to make sure they are a part of your team long term? For me it would be 4. Connor McDavid, Erik Karlsson, Sidney Crosby, and…. Wait for it… Auston Matthews. These four are just amazing, franchise changing players. You *should* do whatever you can to keep these guys on your team. This may include giving them a max contract, which is 20% of the current salary cap. The question then becomes ‘can you be competitive with a max contract?’ That is what I aim at finding out. With all the rumblings of Drew Doughty and KarlssonRead More →

The Vancouver Canucks are a team that many (including myself) expected to be a lottery team. Not only this year, but in future years as well. As of the time of writing this they are in the 2nd wild card spot with 26 points in 24 games played. Now, their advanced stats suggest they may still partially be playing over their head. However, give them credit because they are playing much better than most expected. Embed from Getty Images There are a few reasons for this. New coach Travis Green seems to have implemented a solid system that is working. They also had a veryRead More →

The Ottawa Senators wrapped a two game series in Sweden today against the Colorado Avalanche. In those two games the Sens took 4 out of a possible 4 points, giving the Avalanche just one point. The Senators looked strong in both games, and so I figured I would I highlight some of the takeaways from their series. With that being said, here are 5 things the Ottawa Senators took away from the NHL Global Series. 1. Erik Karlsson Starting To Get His 2-Way Game Back The biggest fear I have seen many Sens fans have is that “Erik Karlsson may never be the same again”Read More →