Last Word on Hockey presents The Last Word on Sens Podcast. The latest addition to the stable of LWOH Hockey Podcast Content. Every week Alex Metzger will share his thoughts on the news of the week. This news will generally relate to the Ottawa Senators. He will also have a variety of guests from the world of hockey as well as spending some time on original segments. Sit back, listen, and enjoy some Ottawa news, analysis, and discussion.
Sens Sickos, Montreal Coaching Fires, Calgary, and More with Beata
Alex is back with a lot to talk about per usual. This week, he has Beata from SilverSevenSens joining him! The two take a look at a number of topics including the Sens Sickos and their results against the Montreal Canadiens. The results of which directly led to a Montreal Canadiens coaching change. Alex has his thoughts on why it may not change too much overall.
From there, they take a look at the two games against the Calgary Flames, one being a blowout in Ottawa's favour and the other one not so much. Discussing who they have liked and disliked, including Drake Batherson and his hot streak. They also discuss why sitting Erik Brannstrom makes no sense, especially when the alternative is Brayden Coburn. Finally, they take a look at some comments from former Senator Anthony Duclair and discuss what is wrong with the organization fundamentally that these had to come out. Talking about the importance of change, why it seems to be happening but way too slowly.
It was 5-1! With Matt Bosty
Alex is back after a very busy week of content. To help break everything down, he is joined by Matt Bosty! Matt had joined the podcast for episode two way back in the summer. The two break down the Ottawa Senators results, which included a 6-5 comeback victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs. They also take a look at the Ryan Dzingel trade and what it means for the Sens.
The two get a little sidetracked and talk Sens past defencemen and also how important this next crop of prospects will be to the team. They then examine what they've seen out of the Sens goalies over the past couple of weeks and why it is much more encouraging going forward. Finally, they take a look at some listener questions which include what Ottawa might do a center going forward. Not just for this season, but the next three or four and where they see certain prospects slotting in.
A New Hope - Sens Blueline and Who is Playing Their Way into the Team's Future
Alex is back after the Ottawa Senators had a very busy week with lots of storylines. Some massives downs followed by some encouraging ups. To break it all down, he is joined by Nate, who is the managing editor for the Silver Seven Sens. The two take a look at different storylines surrounding the Senators. These include the play of Tim Stutzle and whether or not his poor numbers should be a concern. As well, they examine the Ottawa Senators goaltending and what the ride has been like with Matt Murray. As well as giving their opinions on what should be done about Marcus Hogberg going forward. Give him more time or let someone else have a shot?
Finally, they also discuss who has looked good on the blueline so far and which players might be forcing their way into the lineup going forward. They also discuss the Logan Brown situation and if it is a good or bad idea to send him back to the AHL for a week or two.
Ottawa Senators Lineup Decisions and Player Usage with Spencer Blake
After another disappointing week of Ottawa Senators hockey, there are lots of things to break down. The Sens are now 1-6-1 on the season and have lost seven in a row. Today, Spencer Blake joins Alex as the two discuss what went wrong this week. They start by looking over each of the three games and what needs to improve. However, what all went right or is encouraging too. Players like Nick Paul, Drake Batherson, and even Nikita Zaitsev continue to impress.
From there, they take a look at the Ottawa Senators lineup decisions and if DJ Smith is on the hot seat. Spencer and Alex highlight reasons why he maybe should be, or why he isn't. As well, they discuss Pierre Dorion in the same light and the Sens use of analytics. Alex has worries it may not be the most ideal way they're being used. They quickly preview a busy week or so for Ottawa coming up and what needs to change for them to jump back into the win column. Tune in for all of that and more, with the Last Word on Sens podcast.
Winnipeg Jets Review and Vancouver Canucks Preview with Derek Lee
Alex is back with another week of Ottawa Senators' action to break down. Today, he has Derek Lee joining him to do so! The two start by taking a look at the latest three games against the Winnipeg Jets where the Sens only managed to take one of six points. Dissecting what went wrong and what all they believe needs to be changed from a lineup perspective, Alex and Derek go game by game. From there, they switch to some highlights from the series including the play of Nick Paul and Nikita Zaitsev.
Finally, they look ahead to tonight in what will be the return of Tim Stützle against the Vancouver Canucks. The Canucks are hurting right now and these next three games could be an opportunity to take back some much-needed points. Tune in for all of that and more, with the Last Word on Sens Podcast!
Maple Leafs Series Review and Winnipeg Jets Preview with SENS TALK
Alex is back and there are actual hockey games to discuss for once! For the first time, Alex can discuss the Ottawa Senators and their on-ice play. He is joined by Brandon of Sens Talk and the two take a look at the Toronto Maple Leafs review and their two-game series. Ottawa and Toronto took a split which Alex thinks is a solid start. The two discuss who they thought looked good in Ottawa's first two games this year. They also discuss who didn't look so strong and if they expect more from them or not.
From there, the two take a look at the line combos from today. Alex and Brandon discuss if they like or dislike them and what they would change. They also preview the next three games which are all against the Winnipeg Jets. Discussing why Ottawa has a chance to take some points here and what they need to do for success.