Ottawa Senators visual CF% lineup

With the NHL expansion draft approaching fast, it’s time to take a look at who should or shouldn’t be protected from the Las Vegas Golden Knights. To that end, here’s a look at at some of the advanced stats worth considering.

NHL 2018 Stanley Cup probabilities

The National Hockey League season ended last night, with the Pittsburgh Penguins winning their second championship in as many years. For Pens fans, it was a moment to savour. For fans of other teams, the reaction was more like “finally, it’s over!” It’s time to dream anew of what next season might bring.

Round 3 prediction: Ottawa Senators vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

Of all the series I’ve attempted to predict thus far, this one might be the toughest. On the surface, this should be a rout: The Penguins are the defending Stanley Cup champions, they have the best centre in the world in Sidney Crosby, and they just knocked off the top team in the NHL this season, the Washington Capitals.

Sub-zero Senators face long playoff odds if they qualify

After nabbing three of a possible four points against the pitiful Detroit Red Wings this week, the Ottawa Senators now appear to be a lock to make the playoffs. Their magic number is down to one, meaning all they need to qualify is a single point either gained by them or lost by the Tampa…

Why is Bobby Ryan playing, exactly?

The Ottawa Senators are off to a fantastic start this season, riding exceptional goaltending and timely scoring to a 16-9-2 record, good enough for second place in the Atlantic Division. Even more impressive, they’ve done it despite the deep, deep struggles of former top sniper Bobby Ryan.

Does Karlsson have competition as NHL’s best defenceman?

Ottawa Senators fans have long known that Erik Karlsson is the best defenceman in the National Hockey League, despite hockey writers’ propensity for handing out Norris Trophies in lieu of Lifetime Achievement Awards to guys like Drew Doughty last season and Shea Weber this season (probably).