Planning for a Busy Summer: Be Proactive and Trim the Fat

Last week’s Andrew Hammond signing provided an unexpected boost to what had developed into an incredibly stale time for Senators fans. Not that it’s unexpected. Waiting around for the season to end so that the NHL Awards and NHL Draft can get underway signalling the unofficial start to the offseason can be difficult. I mean, […]

Breaking: Andrew Hammond Signs Three-Year Extension

Once Pierre Dorion returned from the World Championships in the Czech Republic, it did not take him long to iron out the wrinkles in the contract negotiations with Andrew Hammond. This morning Hammond agreed to a three-year extension that carries an escalating salary each season. Hammond will earn $1.2 million before earning $1.35 million and […]

Melnyk Undergoes Successful Liver Transplant Surgery

  In what feels like an incredibly quick turnaround, the Ottawa Senators announced this evening that Eugene Melnyk has undergone a successful liver transplant surgery. Here is the official press release from the organization: OTTAWA – The Ottawa Senators organization is confirming that team owner, Eugene Melnyk, underwent a successful liver transplant today at Toronto […]

New Senators Assistant Coach? André Tourigny Quits the Avalanche

According to a report out of Colorado, Avalanche assistant head coach André Tourigny has left the organization where he an assistant coach position. Now why should Ottawa Senators fans give two shits? Well, since the passing of Mark Reeds, there is a vacant assistant coaching position here in Ottawa and although Binghamton Senators assistant coach Steve Stirling […]

Senators Owner Eugene Melnyk in Need of Liver Transplant

After months in which he has been uncharacteristically out of the public eye, the Ottawa Senators announced this afternoon that Senators owner Eugene Melnyk is in urgent need of a liver transplant. Here is the organization’s official press release: OTTAWA – This past season our fans witnessed the remarkable and historic rally of their Ottawa Senators […]

Giving Up on Lehner

Considering all of the attention that Ottawa’s goaltending dilemma is going to generate this summer, I feel that maybe it’s time to look at the body of work of the one goaltender who is out of sight and out of mind. The goaltending position has always been a bit of a “what have you done […]

Agent: Mikael Wikstrand Likely to Come to North America Next Season

In an interview on TSN 1200 this afternoon to discuss his client, Matt O’Connor, and his decision to sign with the Ottawa Senators, agent Todd Reynolds let slip an interesting nugget of information pertaining to Swedish defenceman Mikael Wikstrand. When asked whether O’Connor’s familiarity with the organization through his participation in the 2011 development camp […]

Thoughts on @FriedgeHNIC’s Thoughts

In the wake of Matt O’Connor’s decision to sign with the Ottawa Senators, you just knew there were going to be some juicy morsels of information contained within Elliotte Friedman’s latest ’30 Thoughts’ column and Friedman did not disappoint. There were four Senators-related thoughts that appeared within the column, so let’s just get right to […]

Looking at Ottawa’s Defense

At the team’s end of season press conference two seasons ago, hot on the heels of the Sens’ playoff rollercoaster ride that started with triumph over the Habs and ended with a crushing defeat at the hands of the Penguins, Bryan Murray boldly declared that he would be looking to add a top six forward […]

Senators Win the Matt O’Connor Sweepstakes

After months of pursuit, the Senators have delivered their first exciting news of the offseason in signing Matt O’Connor — an unrestricted collegiate free agent goaltender out of Boston University — to a two-year entry-level contract. In his final year at BU, O’Connor played in 35 games registering a record of 25-4-4, a 2.18 goals […]

Would You Like Some Fries With That? Senators Negotiating with the Hamburglar

In his end of the season media availability, Bryan Murray acknowledged that the organization would make an offer to impending UFA goaltender and story of the season, Andrew Hammond. “Andrew Hammond is unrestricted and we will make an offer to him. We will see if he’s interested and willing to accept what we have for […]

Bryan Murray Speaks: One-on-One Interview with Ian Mendes

On the same day that he gave his end of the season synopsis of the Senators season, Senators general manager gave Ian Mendes an exclusive eight-minute one-on-one interview that ran on TSN 1200. Some of the interview rehashed on some of the topics from that morning’s presser, but there were also some great nuggets of […]

Bryan Murray Speaks: End of Season Synopsis

  One day after the players conducted their last media availabilities of the season before cleaning out their respective lockers, Senators general manager Bryan Murray addressed the media yesterday to share his thoughts on the Senators’ 2014-15 season and shed some light on what is ahead for the organization this offseason. Murray started his media […]

Eulogizing the 2014-15 Ottawa Senators

It happened again. Since reaching the 2007 Stanley Cup Final, the Senators are out of the playoffs before the start of the second round. It is the seventh time it has happened in the past eight years. Had you told me before the start of the season that the Senators were to endure another season […]

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