Object of Offseason Affection: Brian Campbell

Since the regular season is over and those responsible for overseeing Ottawa’s dreadful performance have been thrown out back behind the Canadian Tire Centre and replaced with new or relatively fresh alternatives, Senators news has essentially slowed to a crawl. It’s with this in mind that I’ve decided to pen this blog’s first ‘Object of Offseason Affection’ […]

Chiming in on Boucher: journalists and Cory Conacher weigh in

Just like in the infancy of any relationship, Senators fans quickly became smitten with their favourite team’s new head coach, Guy Boucher. The man is a gifted communicator. He’s relatively young. He’s bilingual. He’s seen as a progressive innovator who has no qualms bridging traditional methods with analytical data. He brought the respected Marc Crawford […]

Pierre Dorion Speaks: Coaching Staff, NHL Draft, Prospects and Talking Trade

Now that his week has quieted down following Monday’s whirlwind press tour with Guy Boucher, Senators general manager Pierre Dorion jumped on TSN 1200’s ‘In the Box’ this morning for an interview with Steve Lloyd and Todd White. With the coaching hire out of the way, the bulk of the conversation was centered on the […]

Boudreau Corroborates Dorion’s Story: no formal contract offered to him

Usually when it comes to determining who the number one is in this city, fans are debating the merits of who the Senators starting goalie should be, but this time, the Ottawa Senators were caught in somewhat of a coaching controversy. After being named as the head coach of the Minnesota Wild, it was only […]

Guy Boucher Speaks: Introductory Press Conference

  After doing a sweeping media tour this morning, Senators general manager Pierre Dorion and the new head coach Guy Boucher arrived at the Canadian Tire Centre to hold court with the media for Boucher’s introductory press conference. The 45-plus minute affair was incredibly long and to the benefit of the francophone journalists who cover […]

Guy Boucher Speaks: TSN 1200, CBC Radio, CFRA

In a sweeping media tour, Ottawa Senators general manager Pierre Dorion and his new head coach, Guy Boucher, made their media rounds this morning ahead of this afternoon’s introductory press conference. Dorion and Boucher’s joint interview on TSN 1200’s ‘TGOR’ lasted almost 20-minutes and there were a number of important details that the two discussed. […]

Marc Crawford to Join Guy Boucher’s Staff as an Associate Coach

In a segment during Saturday’s hockey broadcast, Sportsnet‘s Elliotte Friedman casually mentioned that he would not be surprised to see Marc Crawford land in Ottawa as an assistant alongside new head coach, Guy Boucher. At his introductory press conference this afternoon, Boucher confirmed this morning’s reports that the Senators had come to terms with Crawford on […]

Guy Boucher Hired as the Next Senators Head Coach

After Bruce Boudreau spurned the Senators and elected to sign a four-year contract with the Minnesota Wild, the Senators quickly responded to news by announcing this afternoon that Guy Boucher is their new head coach. The financial terms of Boucher’s deal were not disclosed, but Boucher signed a three-year contract. If you’re not familiar with […]

Elliotte Friedman Talks Boudreau and Ottawa — Hartley in the mix?

Following the firing of Bob Hartley by the Calgary Flames, they have now that they have joined the Senators on the front lines in their search for a new candidate, their prospective interest in Bruce Boudreau has raised some concern in the nation’s capital. Since Boudreau is widely considered the best coach on the market, in the minds of Senators […]

Melnyk Speaks on PTS: Preferred LeBreton Proposal, Coach Interviews

After his RendezVous LeBreton group was named by the NCC as the preferred proponent for the redevelopment of LeBreton Flats, it was only a matter of time before Senators owner Eugene Melnyk appeared on the Fan 590’s ‘Prime Time Sports’ to celebrate the news. To listen to the full interview, you can use the embedded […]

The Process Needs Work: your 2015-16 Ottawa Senators eulogy

Congratulations Senators fans, we made it. Okay, so the team failed to reach the postseason thereby cashing in on the oh so glorious, glorious gate revenues that accompany it, but every single one of you deserves a pat on the back for enduring this unmitigated disaster of a 2015-16 season. If only the ensuing disaster was averted […]

Pierre Dorion Speaks: Draft Lottery, Picking 12th, Finding a Coach

As part of TSN 1200’s NHL Draft Lottery coverage, Ottawa Senators general manager joined Lee Versage and Shawn Simpson to discuss the night’s events and the fact that the Senators held firm and wound up with the 12th overall selection. To listen to the full interview, scroll to the bottom of this post and use […]

Boudreau Axed, Thoughts on Thoughts, Draft Lottery News

It’s fitting that one day after Senators ownership came out and admitted that it runs its hockey operations department on a shoestring budget, arguably one of the best head coaches in hockey, Bruce Boudreau, hit the market after he was relieved of his duties by the Anaheim Ducks. In his introductory press conference, Senators general […]

Eugene Melnyk Speaks: LeBreton Flats Preferred Proponent

After his group’s RendezVous LeBreton proposal was selected by the NCC’s evaluation committee as the preferred proposal for the redevelopment of LeBreton Flats, Senators owner Eugene Melnyk jumped on TSN 1200’s ‘The Drive’ To listen to the audio, scroll to the bottom and use the accompanying embedded media player. As always, my thoughts are in […]

RendezVous LeBreton Named as Preferred Proposal for LeBreton Flats Redevelopment

The Ottawa Senators are one step closer to procuring a new downtown arena. In a long and drawn out meeting of the NCC Board of Directors, the RendezVous LeBreton proposal for the redevelopment of LeBreton Flats was selected as the preferred bid. Both of the proponents, RendezVous and DCDLS, passed according to the evaluation criteria […]

Rumour: Senators Interested in Moving AHL Affiliate to Belleville

Even though the Senators inked a contract extension with Binghamton in 2014 that runs through the 2018-19 season, rumours have been floating around the interwebs these past few weeks speculating on the future of the relationship between the Ottawa Senators’ and their AHL affiliate in Binghamton. Where those rumours originated, I have no idea, but today, […]

Report: Senators interview Mike Yeo for their vacant head coach position

  All has been relatively quiet regarding the Senators’ head coaching position since the team elected to gas Dave Cameron after the season ended, but TSN’s Darren Dreger broke that silence with a tweet this morning. The Ottawa Senators have begun interviewing potential head coaching candidates. Sources say Pierre Dorion met with Mike Yeo on […]