Edmonton Oilers Win Draft Lottery, What Now?

  Congratulations Connor McDavid, you’re about to be an Edmonton Oiler. Cheer up, will you? For the fourth time in six years, the ping pong balls went the Oilers’ way and they won the right to make the first overall selection at this year’s NHL Draft on June 26th. What does this mean for the Ottawa Senators? […]

The 0-2 Hole

You never want to be fall behind and be in an 0-2 hole. In baseball, the statistical probability of successfully getting on base or delivering a hit is significantly smaller than when the batter gets ahead in the count and for the Ottawa Senators, they have never won a playoff series in the eight instances in which […]

Subban Avoids a Suspension and a Thursday Mix Bag

Five minutes, a game misconduct and playing for the Habs is apparently punishment enough. At least that’s the message being conveyed by the NHL whose head of discipline (and former Montreal Canadiens defenceman for the tinfoil crowd out there), Stephane Quintal, determined that P.K. Subban will not face supplementary discipline for his malicious slash to the […]

Crank Up the Hate: Take the Montreal Canadiens Quiz

Rather than pen another preview piece that breaks down this incredible Canadiens versus Senators series, since I’ve already penned some ‘By the Numbers’ pieces (here and here) for the Ottawa Citizen breaking down the series, how about we do an old fashioned quiz to get us jacked up for the start of this series. Many thanks to

Collegiate UFA Goalie Matt O’Connor to Visit Ottawa Sunday

  The Ottawa Senators have been linked unrestricted collegiate free agent Matt O’Connor since February and now that the Boston University goaltender’s season is finally over, he will reportedly get a first hand look at the nation’s capital this Sunday. According to Sportsnet‘s Elliotte Friedman, O’Connor will visit Ottawa and take in game three of the Senators’ playoff […]

Mark Reeds Passes Away

  According to a report out of the Bayshore Broadcasting News Centre, Senators assistant coach Mark Reeds passed away after battling cancer. The cancer that Mark suffered from was undisclosed, but the battle had gone on for years. Recently, the 55-year old took a leave of absence from the team when it was revealed that he had […]

A Historic Run and Shelving Concerns

Open up the Sens Mile! Through the culmination of Saturday’s events, the Senators punched their playoff ticket and will take on the Montreal Canadiens in the first round of this year’s playoffs. Meaning for the first time since December 7, 2014, the Senators finally have a use for Paul MacLean’s doppelganger, Mike Watson. One Twitter […]

We’re In. Now What?

After an incredible run by our Ottawa Senators, we have now clinched a spot in the big dance. New faces have stepped up and made this so run just so much fun (i.e. Stone and Hammond). Now despite all of this the Sens have another job to do. Beat their arch rivals the Montreal Canadiens. […]

Bryan Murray Speaks: Destiny, Hammond, Leadership and His Nephew Owing Him One

It has felt like quite some time since Senators general manager Bryan Murray endured a media scrum to discuss the state of his team. With the team riddling off wins like it’s the 2002-03 Senators, the interview contained some fluff questions, but in its midst, there’s some interesting nuggets of information that are worth discussing. A […]

Wiercioch’s Goal and Thoughts on Thoughts

  Before delving right into Elliotte Friedman’s latest ’30 Thoughts’ post, how about another look at that delicious overtime winner by Patty Dubs last night? The best part of the goal was being there in-person for it last night and having my girlfriend’s stepfather last night provide some fantastic play-by-play with his comments on the game-winning goal’s rush. […]

Andrew Hammond Named Sens Nominee for Masterton Trophy

It was quite the day (or should I say month?) for Andrew Hammond. Not only was Hammond named the league’s first star of the month by the NHL, Hammond was also nominated by the Ottawa chapter of the Professional Hockey Writers Association (PHWA) as the Senators’ Masterton Trophy nominee. The Masterton Trophy is awarded annually to the […]

Sending the Wrong Message

Watching the Senators this weekend was like watching ‘Red Wedding’ episode from Game of Thrones. Like the Starks, the Senators were lulled into a false sense of security and fans were left to helplessly watch along as their favourite team meet an untimely end. The frustrating part of Ottawa’s situation is that they controlled their […]

Mark Stone Merits Calder Consideration

Lost in this city’s focus on Senators chasing down the Boston Bruins for the Eastern Conference’s remaining wild card seed is that a Senators rookie embarking on a chase of his own. Like the Ottawa Senators, Mark Stone looked down and out in his chase of the rookie scoring crown back on January 1st. Stone’s […]

With or Without Karlsson and Methot: How do Sens Centers Fare?

Earlier this month, TSN analytics guru Travis Yost looked at how Montreal’s top three centers played with and without top defense pair P.K. Subban and Andre Markov. Looking at the Corsi% of these centers with and without the duo, he surmised that Montreal could make the most out of their roster by playing Subban/Markov with […]