It’s been about a billion years since I updated this, so let’s go through it (update Feb/17). For those of you reading this due to my Marvel Netflix pieces, this operates largely as a mirror to blogspot site due to posting restrictions on Reddit.  What follows is for the hockey fans.

I’ve been an Ottawa Senators fan since I moved to the city from Kingston in 1996 (I had no strong allegiance when growing up).  I began writing about hockey with the now defunct Hockey’s Future back in 2005.  Awhile later I spent three years contributing articles to the equally defunct Hockey Herald (2007-10) and following its collapse decided to start this blog to supply the kind of information and analysis that interests me.  One of the things I used to do was collate information about the Ottawa Senators because it wasn’t  easy to find, but other sites do this now (The Silver Seven in particular) so it’s no longer necessary.

One of the major changes for me has been a switch to prospects and Ottawa’s affiliates.  With analytics cutting through the BS of regular journalism, there is only a periodic need for me to raise my voice about the NHL club, but coverage of Binghamton is minimal and awful while prospect coverage remains abysmal.

The pointlessly long version: my process in becoming a blogger goes back to the when I drafted into GMing a fantasy league.  I managed a crappy Chicago Blackhawks team and the need to make it better got me interested in their prospects.  Team depth charts made me aware of Hockey’s Future (who I would write for briefly).  HF connected me to the HFBoards and through that came my opportunity to write for the (now defunct) Hockey Herald.  Towards the end of that run I became aware of The Silver Seven (on the blogging side of things) and Red Line Report (on the scouting side of things).  All this exposure made me more cognizant of what was missing in my daily intake of hockey news: solid scouting information on prospects along with an emphasis on organisational and player comments with sensible analysis.  Regular sports journalism is as awful (or more awful) than other forms of journalism, so there was a need to fill in what was left out.  When the Hockey Herald died I wanted a place for my draft coverage to go and created this site as a place for that information–a place with scouting reports and analysis untouched by organisational bias.  Originally I also wanted one place where the best information about the Senators and their organisation could be found, although since 2014 I’ve considered that no longer necessary.

You can support me on Patreon–go on, I dare you.  Nichols (The 6th Sens) got up to $6, so there are heights I can aspire too.


  1. Hey, love your site! You should come visit us at TheSensForum and introduce yourself!


  2. Need to add your name to this “about” page, I suggest!!

  3. Hello,
    My name is Ryan and I am co-owner of http://www.thefarmclub.net . I am in charge of building up our hockey section with talented, interesting writers.
    I found your site and really enjoyed what I read. I think that you would be a great fit as one of our Sens writers and would love to bring you on board.
    The Farm Club is still a young site – we recently celebrated our first birthday –but we continue to grow at an incredible rate and now reach 50k/month in views based solely on word-of-mouth alone. We have also received our first injection of capital, which we will be using to launch a brand new site design in the very near future. We will also be joining the YardBarker network upon our site launch; a huge opportunity to boost our reach and viewership.
    We can’t offer a paid position (not just yet, anyways) but we can offer a platform for your voice and opinion in front of a growing audience. We do try to offer rewards and goals for our writers, including “featured pieces” on our front page which will grab the most views, as well as promotions in our hierarchy with an eye towards paying those positions in the near future.
    Also, please know that we are not trying to “steal” you away from your current site; we would encourage you to write anywhere and everywhere you can in addition to our site. We only ask that should you contribute to our site, it be original content.We would also like to participate in a link exchange that would be beneficial to both sites.
    If you’re interested, please get back to me and we can discuss details. I look forward to hearing from you.
    Ryan Womeldorf

  4. Hi there,

    Just sent you a tweet, but saw your e-mail address and thought I’d follow up directly.

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    Once you’ve had a chance to try the sandwich, we’d love to get your feedback. And feel free to share your #SUBWAYGetPrimed delivery with friends, fans and followers because – who doesn’t love food photos!

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