Pierre Dorion Speaks: Zibanejad/Brassard, Hoffman/Ceci RFA negotiations

After pulling the trigger on what’s unequivocally the biggest trade that he’s made during his short tenure as the Ottawa Senators’ general manager, Pierre Dorion joined Ian Mendes and Lee Versage on TSN 1200’s ‘The Drive’ yesterday to give his explanation for why the organization dealt Mika Zibanejad and a 2018 second round pick to […]

Senators Trade Zibanejad to the Rangers for Brassard

It seemed like it was just a few weeks ago that Senators general manager Pierre Dorion was singing Mika Zibanejad’s praises. Pierre Dorion on seeing Mika Zibanejad recently: “He looks in the best shape I’ve ever seen him. He’s ready to take the next step.” — Rodney Berg (@RodneyBerg)

Sens Summer Fan Fest: Saturday, July 23rd

Has it been three years already? This Saturday, July 23rd, marks the date of the third annual Sens Summer Fan Fest that will take place at MacLaren’s Pub (301 Elgin St.) between 1:00 to 5:30 pm. The previous two iterations of Sens Summer Fan Fest have raised over $2,200 for the Ottawa Senators Foundation and […]

B-Sens to Belleville for Start of 2017-18 Season?

According to a report out of the Ottawa Citizen, the Ottawa Senators’ will move their affiliate from Binghamton to Belleville in 2017. Although there has been no official confirmation, in speaking with Broome County executive Debbie Preston, the paper quoted her as being accepting of the AHL’s plans to give Binghamton another affiliate once the Senators […]

Randy Lee Speaks: Development Camp, Chabot Comments, Gagne’s Improvements

Meant to publish this earlier in the week, but it got thrown on the back burner. On Monday, Senators assistant general manager Randy Lee joined TSN 1200’s ‘In the Box’ to wrap up the 2016 edition of the organization’s development camp and elaborate on his comments regarding his disappointment in Thomas Chabot’s performance. To listen […]

Report: Senators Sign Chris Kelly to $900k One-Year, One-Way Deal

First it was Shaun Van Allen and now it’s Chris Kelly. Whenever it comes to the players who have donned the number 22 for the Ottawa Senators, apparently there is always room for a second tour. After hearing Bryan Murray repeatedly state that trading players like Mike Fisher and Kelly were some of the hardest […]

On July 1st, the Senators Went All In

After the clock struck noon on July 1st and signalled the start of NHL free agency, it was clear as the hours passed by that the Senators had gone all in. They have gone all in on the idea that Guy Boucher is the going to be the one who can turn this team around. […]

Senators Move On From Chiasson and Wiercioch: Where do they go from here?

With yesterday’s 5:00 pm deadline for NHL teams to submit qualifying offers to their restricted free agents, the Senators took their sweet time before releasing their list of which players were and weren’t qualified. Given the decisions that needed to be made on Alex Chiasson and Patrick Wiercioch, it was difficult to blame the Senators […]

Pierre Dorion Speaks: Post-Draft Analysis on TSN 1200

From the NHL Draft in Buffalo, Senators general manager Pierre Dorion joined TSN 1200 to discuss the team’s selections and describe running the floor for the first time as the GM. If you’re interested in listening to the full interview, you can scroll to the bottom of this post where you can access it via […]

The 6th Sens Podcast: Episode 6 ft. @GrantMcCagg

With last weekend’s 2016 NHL Draft now in the rearview, I was joined by McKeen‘s chief amateur hockey scout Grant McCagg on this episode of The 6th Sens Podcast. McCagg’s interview begins at around the 28:00 minute mark of the podcast where he provided his insights on the draft, his assessment and analysis of the Senators’ selections and the draft’s winners and […]

Looking at the Ottawa Senators’ 2016 NHL Draft

When the Ottawa Senators arrived at the 2016 NHL Draft in Buffalo, New York this past weekend, they came with six draft picks but left with five and some smiles on their faces. Like any draft, the PR Dorion and the Senators front office would tell you that it got the prospects it wanted or […]

Pierre Dorion Speaks: ‘In the Box’ on TSN 1200

Shortly after conducting his pre-draft media availability, Senators general manager Pierre Dorion jumped on ‘In the Box’ to talk to Lee Versage and Todd White about this weekend’s NHL Draft. A lot of the topics were rehashed from the media availability, which you can read here, but there were some wrinkles worth covering. To listen […]

Pierre Dorion Speaks: Pre-draft media scrum

Prior to leaving for this weekend’s NHL Draft in Buffalo, New York, Senators general manager Pierre Dorion held court with the local media and gave the cliched answers that accompany the occasion. Like any other year, the Senators have interest in moving up in the draft, but if they don’t, they’re comfortable with the 12th […]

The 6th Sens Podcast: Episode 5 ft. @FriedgeHNIC

On Friday afternoon, I had the unique opportunity to interview Sportnet‘s Elliotte Friedman for the latest episode of The 6th Sens Podcast. Friedman raised some eyebrows around the nation’s capital when he linked the Ottawa Senators to relocation in his latest ’30 Thoughts’ column: 26. Where does that leave Quebec City? One week ago, Brian Mulroney, […]

Senators Front Office Revamp Continues: Hire Kristopher Young, Reassign Tim Pattyson

In the latest in a series of moves that have helped reshape the Ottawa Senators’ front office and coaching staffs, the Senators announced that Kristopher Young will be their new video coach. The 40-year old had previously worked with Guy Boucher in the AHL during the Hamilton Bulldogs’ 2009-10 season. Young served as the team’s video coach from 2006 to […]

NCC Board Meeting Next Week to Reveal Status of LeBreton Flats Negotiations

For the first time since April 28th, residents of the City of Ottawa will finally get an update on the status of the LeBreton Flats redevelopment contract negotiations between the NCC and the Rendezvous LeBreton group when the NCC board convenes Tuesday, June 28th for its next meeting. As Don Butler outlined for the Ottawa Citizen, […]

Senators Re-Sign Alfie as Sr. Advisor of Hockey Ops

A few days removed from the awarding of the Stanley Cup, hockey starved Senators fans will take whatever news they can get and yesterday afternoon, the Senators placated that hunger by announcing that Daniel Alfredsson had inked a one-year extension with the organization as the senior advisor of hockey operations. Even if the news wasn’t […]

Thoughts on Thoughts: Friedman Links Senators to Relocation

Saturday, June 11th was turning out to be a quiet day for Senators news until Elliotte Friedman broke that silence by publishing his latest ’30 Thoughts’ column. Through 25 thoughts, it was all pretty innocuous and then came along thought no. 26. Where does that leave Quebec City? One week ago, Brian Mulroney, Chairman of […]