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 […]

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 […]