Evolving Goaltender Returns, Condra to UFA, Lindberg, Coaching Staff Notes

Listening to the traditional media sources over the past few weeks, there have been more prospective trade proposals for one of Ottawa’s goaltenders than an Hfboards.com thread. If you have been paying attention, you’ve assuredly come across some variation of what Ottawa may move one of their goaltenders for. The widely held belief is that […]

Bryan Murray’s Last Offseason as GM

The Ottawa Senators will have a new general manager in place before the start of the 2016-17 season. It is big, but not really surprising news given Bryan Murray’s well-publicized battle with stage-four colon cancer. The 72-year old Murray admitted to the CBC’s Hallie Cotnam that this upcoming season will be his ninth and final […]

Bryan Murray May Use Goalie to Dump a Bad Contract

Great stuff this afternoon from Le Droit’s Marc Brassard who talked to general manager Bryan Murray about a few pressing issues concerning the Ottawa Senators. Brassard revealed some of what Murray said through a series of tweets: Bryan Murray me dit en entrevue auj. qu’il n’a pas l’intention de racheter de contrat (Colin Greening, David […]

Leeder Speaks and Other News and Notes

Senators president Cyril Leeder appeared on TSN 1200‘s ‘In the Box’ yesterday to update everyone on the status of Senators owner Eugene Melnyk who has been moved to the Acute Care Unit (ACU) of the Toronto General Hospital. Melnyk and his anonymous donor are doing quite well and Melnyk is looking at an approximate six-month recovery […]

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 […]

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