Life After Spezza

I’m the kind of person to lean one direction and the other when I’m bowling in some vain attempt to will the ball to curve. If I’m playing a racing game, I’ll grip the controller nearly to the point of breaking it hoping it will somehow accelerate the vehicle on screen. I often feel this […]

With Or Without You – The Jason Spezza and Erik Karlsson Effect

At Paul MacLean’s final media availability last week, he made an interesting comment about how the Ottawa Senators have established a goal to cut their goals against total by a cool 50 goals. “Well I think we have to change our approach and find somewhere in between as a coach. But also, we have to […]

Spezza For Sale

You did not need the front page of the Ottawa Sun to know that Jason Spezza’s future with the Ottawa Senators was drawing to a close. Rather than let the Spezza’s future hang over the team throughout the season and serve as a distraction or let him walk away as a free agent now, the […]

Melnyk Speaks: Ottawa Senators “General Manager” Speaks on Fan 590

After conducting his media availabilities with the media in Ottawa, Eugene Melnyk appeared on the Fan 590’s ‘Prime Time Sports’ with Bob McCown and Stephen Brunt. I wanted to publish this post the other day, but because I’ve been in Pittsburgh for the past few days, I ran into some technical issues with the website […]

A Statistical Review of the Sens Season

Fortune, which has a great deal of power in other matters but especially in war, can bring about great changes in a situation through very slight forces. – Julius Caesar Let’s start big picture. Here’s where the Senators wins and losses came from this season, broken down by strength: I’m going to use Win Probability […]

Eugene Melnyk Speaks: Follows up Conference Call on TSN Radio

I am not sure whether Senators owner Eugene Melnyk wanted to go into damage control and put out some fires after making certain comments during his end of the season conference call with the media, but Melnyk did appear on TSN 1200′s ‘The Drive’ to do what Eugene Melnyk does – never stop talking. To […]

Bryan Murray Speaks: End of the Season Availability

Hot on the heels of owner Eugene Melnyk’s conference call with the media, Bryan Murray held court and answered questions pertaining to the Ottawa Senators’ 2013-14 season. Chris Lund of the Senators’ organization was kind enough to publish a transcript of Murray’s comments, but if you would like to hear them, you can do so […]

Melnyk Speaks: Media Conference Call

One day after players cleared out their stalls in the Senators’ dressing room at the Canadian Tire Centre, Senators owner Eugene Melnyk addressed the media and fielded a number of questions from the  media on the season that was. For a minute, it seemed like the public would have to rely on the media to […]

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 […]