Senators Hire Jimmy Blixt As Their New Swedish Scout

According to a report out of the Swedish tabloid newspaper Espressen, the Ottawa Senators have hired a new European scout named Jimmy Blixt who will predominantly focus on players within Sweden. And yeah, that’s Jimmy Blixt in the adorning photo that I pulled it from his LinkedIn page where I’m hoping the Senators found him, his resume and this […]

Hoffman Arbitration Figures Released

As promised, the figures for Mike Hoffman’s arbitration hearing are in and lo and behold, they’re surprisingly reasonable. Sens arbitration ask is $1.75M, Hoffman seeking $3.4M. — Wayne Scanlan (@HockeyScanner)

50/50 Odds on Pre-Arbitration Hoffman Contract Settlement?

  Considering the timing of the season, there was plenty of good stuff contained within Wayne Scanlan’s article on the Ottawa Citizen‘s website today. Not only did Scanlan transcribe and capture awkward moments from Alex Chiasson’s post-arbitration conference call, he also shed some light on Mike Hoffman’s arbitration details. According to Scanlan, the Senators sent Hoffman a one-year contract […]

Arbitrator Awards Chiasson $1.2M One-Year Deal

To the surprise of no one, including Alex Chiasson’s agents, family and friends, an independent arbitrator has ruled that the 24-year old right winger will receive a $1.2 million salary for the 2015-16 season. News of Chiasson’s contract was made yesterday, a number of hours after the arbitrator was mandated to email a decision within 48-hours of the arbitration hearing […]

Pierre Dorion Speaks: Late on This, But You’ll Still Read It

Senators assistant GM Pierre Dorion was on the radio last week, but since I was off on an east coast road trip that lasted until Tuesday night, I figured I may as well get around to posting a transcript of his appearance on TSN 1200’s ‘In the Box’ since much of the information is still […]

Chiasson Arbitration Figures Released

The figures for Alex Chiasson’s arbitration filing was revealed yesterday morning. Not surprisingly, the Senators came in with an offer of $1 million – an 11-percent increase on the $900,000 that the 24-year old forward made last season. Chiasson’s representatives countered by shrugging their shoulders and casually sliding a piece of paper with $2.475 million […]

Shane Prince Re-Signs

The beautiful thing about technology in the year 2015 is that I can seamlessly pen blog articles from the comfort of a backseat as a few friends and I drive to the east coast. As the headline of this article states, the Senators have re-signed Shane Prince to a one-year, two-way contract that will pay […]

The 6th Sens Podcast is Back!

Alright, so after a ridiculously lengthy hiatus in which we totally dropped the ball and neglected to fulfill our promise to publish podcasts more regularly, we’re back! Yes,

Thoughts on Thoughts: Edmonton’s Interest in Greening, Trading Cowen

If you haven’t realized the NHL’s news cycle was winding down as the number of free agent signing announcements dry up, Elliotte Friedman’s last ’30 Thoughts’ column of the summer should help drive that point home. Friedman spoiled his readership by expanding his article to 44 thoughts, but for other greedy fans like me, who […]

Wednesday Worries: Hoffman Arbitration, A Patch, Prospect Analysis

Mike Hoffman filed for arbitration this past Sunday meaning that until he agrees to a new contract, the Senators are not permitted to trade him in accordance with the CBA. Depending upon where the Senators’ internal budget lies, the problem facing the Senators is that they might not have the room to fit Hoffman’s prospective […]

A Couple More Thoughts on This Week’s Events

Thanks to the start of NHL free agency, there is a bevy of Senators-related information to get to, so there’s no better place to start than by looking at the Eric Condra fallout. Condra’s departure was the culmination of three factors: player evaluation, money, and a willingness to create opportunity for the organization’s prospects. Guess […]

Erik Condra Signs Three-Year Contract With Tampa

The Ottawa Senators stuck to their guns and it cost them Erik Condra. After repeatedly being burned by offering ill-advised contracts to bottom six depth forwards that became difficult to move, the Senators refused to budge from their two-year offer. Condra would eventually sign a three-year contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning carrying an average annual […]

Monday Night News and Notes

Alright, hopefully you readers aren’t transcription’d out after publishing a series of interviews tonight by Bryan Murray, Pierre Dorion and Randy Lee because there’s still a ton of Senators information to get to tonight. With the 2015 NHL Draft now in the books, there’s no better place to start than by looking at the insights […]

Randy Lee Speaks: Senators draft and development camp notes

At the conclusion of the 2015 NHL Draft, Senators assistant general manager Randy Lee sat down with Ian Mendes and Lee Versage to discuss the happenings on the draft floor and talk about the organization’s upcoming development camp. To listen to the interview, use the embedded player at the bottom of this post. As always, […]

Dorion Speaks: NHL Draft, Prospects, Wideman, etc.

At the conclusion of the NHL Draft on the weekend, Senators assistant GM Pierre Dorion took the time to speak with Ian Mendes and Lee Versage about the team’s activity at the Draft. Not surprisingly, Dorion was pretty jacked up – exhibiting the excitement an Hfboards prospect-porn indulging poster. I don’t blame him considering how […]

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