Paul MacLean Speaks: Garbage Bag Day at CTC

With the Senators’ season concluding with the team’s 3-2 shootout victory in Pittsburgh last night, the players arrived at the Canadian Tire Centre to pack up their belongings and prepare for what’s shaping up to be a long offseason. After the players dutifully conducted their exit interviews with the media, head coach Paul MacLean eventually […]

Senators Set to Lose Staff to Buffalo?

Rumours have been making the rounds on the interwebs and SensChirp hinted at some of it in a post on his blog: “Something to keep an eye on this summer- there seems to be a bit of a rivalry building between the Ottawa Senators and the Buffalo Sabres and it has nothing to do with […]

Spezza Mum on His Future

In a year of unfulfilled expectations for the Senators, Jason Spezza is inevitably going to shoulder a lot of the blame because he is the captain and he just happened to the guy who inherited the letter in the wake of Daniel Alfredsson’s departure. Criticisms of Spezza’s leadership aren’t anything new. Hell, criticisms of Spezza aren’t anything […]

Thoughts on 30 Thoughts

On Monday night Hockey Night in Canada’s Elliotte Friedman published his latest ’30 Thoughts’ blog and amazingly, it contains a bountiful number of nuggets of information pertaining to the Ottawa Senators. Considering the uncertainty in which the Senators are heading into the offseason, perhaps it’s not surprising to see Friedman devote this many pieces of […]

Dwelling on Erik Karlsson’s D

While doing some digging for an analytics piece that ran in yesterday’s Ottawa Citizen outlining the statistical differences between Erik Karlsson’s Norris Trophy winning campaign and why Karlsson is not getting much hype for consideration despite his point totals in 2013-14, I stumbled upon some interesting statistics pertaining to this Senators blue line. At the […]

Why Not Us?

The Ottawa Senators will miss the playoffs for the first time under head coach Paul Maclean. @draglikepull, a contributor on the Maple Leafs blog Pension Plan Puppets, sparked an

Elliotte Friedman Talks Spezza and Ryan’s Future: “I think both of those guys will be looking at a new partner. “

Hockey Night in Canada‘s Elliotte Friedman appeared on Calgary’s Fan 960 this morning to touch upon a number of NHL topics, but with Friedman being in Ottawa for tonight’s Canadiens/Senators broadcast on the CBC, the interview immediately focused upon a number of Senators related issues. While Friedman does discuss how this season has gone sideways […]

Senators Looking to Trade Francois Brassard’s Rights

Fresh off the heels of inking goaltender Chris Driedger to a three-year entry-level contract (ELC) earlier this week, TVA’s Renaud Lavoie has indicated that the Senators are looking to move goaltending prospect Francois Brassard’s rights. Senators are trying to trade the rights of G François Brassard. If they can’t, Brassard will be available for the […]

Lip Service: Ryan, Hemsky, and MacArthur want to stick around

As the Ottawa Senators’ season winds down and the emphasis shifts from their on-ice play to what in god’s name can the Senators do this offseason to restore this fan base’s confidence in this organization, inevitably, how the Senators approach and handle player management this offseason will go a long way in reinvigorating their fans. […]

Jason Spezza and Paul MacLean Not On Same Page?

Throughout the course of the season, one prevailing theme has been the disconnect or the inability to deliver a coordinated and consistent message. Whether it’s been Eugene Melnyk, Cyril Leeder, Bryan Murray, the coaching staff or the players, Senators fans have been inundated with contradictory statements and conflicting messages. Not only has it been maddeningly […]

Karlsson Nominated for the Masterton Trophy and Sens Sign Driedger, Dzingel to ELCs

To the surprise of no one, the Ottawa chapter of the Professional Hockey Writers Association (PHWA) nominated Erik Karlsson as the Ottawa Senators’ nominee for the Bill Masterton Trophy. The Masterton is awarded each year to the player who “best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to hockey.” Erik Karlsson’s story is not […]

Senators Sign Collegiate UFA Garrett Thompson to ELC

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KPKrOPzpuM As more and more collegiate free agent teams are eliminated from 2013/14 play, . A number of NHL teams have already jumped into the fray, so it was probably only a matter of time before the Ottawa Senators made a signing of their own. Today the organization formally announced that they had signed Ferris […]

Pageau Promoted, Jason Spezza and Cowen Out For Tonight’s Game

Faced with a situation in which they need to run the table to have any opportunity to reach the postseason, the Ottawa Senators announced this morning that Jean-Gabriel Pageau had been recalled from the Binghamton Senators. In other words, the Senators are getting the band back together. As a sparkplug player who’s been thriving down […]

Assessing Player Performance By Zone

Over the last few seasons, many in the hockey analytics community have directed their attention toward the value of zone entries. More specifically, the effect of gaining the offensive zone with uninterrupted possession has been examined and compared with dump-in plays and broken entries. In order to gauge the offensive advantage associated with the ability […]

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Bryan Murray Speaks – Ryan’s Status and Impending FA Contracts

As the Senators play out the string on what’s been a thoroughly disappointing season, GM Bryan Murray appeared on TSN 1200 this afternoon to talk to Ian Mendes and discuss his team’s shortcomings and elaborate on the status of negotiations with a number of players who are slated to hit unrestricted free agency this summer […]

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