An Outdoor Game in Ottawa…Sure, Why Not?

According to a report in the Ottawa Business Journal that was fueled by comments from the Mayor's office, the City of Ottawa will be throwing its support behind the team as it attempts to bring an outdoor game to Lansdowne Park. The idea is to have the Senators face off against the Montreal Canadiens, according […]

Tim Murray Speaks: Ziba’s Health, Wikstrand & More

Given the uncertainty surrounding Mika Zibanejad's return to the Binghamton lineup (it's been 26 days since he last played a game), Assistant GM Tim Murray's morning appearance on In the Box carried some heightened importance.  You can listen to the interview here, or alternatively, you can stream it at the bottom of this post. As always, my thoughts […]

Bad Turris-t

Graeme had a note on this earlier today, but we have begun to enter the fun stage of this genre where the translation makes its way back to those who were slagged. For the unawares, yesterday in a Globe & Mail story, Turris went all Andre Petersson on SM-Liga transportation, Finnish truck-stop dining, and the […]

Apuckalypse Now

The Binghamton Senators revealed a promotion this afternoon that honours the Mayan prophecy that declares the dawning New World Age on December 21, 2012. In tribute to the impending apocalypse – which Bingo fans can only assume means one of two things: 1) the NHL lockout will end, inadvertently ending any chance of Binghamton Calder […]

Suspension Has Noesen’s WJC In Doubt The Senators have two prospects slated to travel to Ufa for this year's WJC. And if the IIHF holds to the letter of their own law, it could be only Mikael Wikstrand who makes the trip. On Wednesday, Stefan Noesen was handed a 10-game suspension for a hit placed on the Oshawa Generals Tyler […]

Ceci At the Midway Mark

The 67's finished last season first in their devision with a record 40-20-8 and a goal differential (shootout goals excluded) of +50. Today they sit last in the OHL with a record of 8-23-3 and a goal differential of -44. A season in which Cody Ceci was named co-captain along with Sean Monahan went off […]

Dorion Speaks

The Senators director of player personnel made an afternoon appearance on The Drive this past Monday, calling in from Washington, CT scouting US prep schools. You can check out the full interview here, or via the embed below. As always my thoughts in bold. On the difficulty of scouting tier II and prep school prospects… […]

Erik Karlsson Is Terrible At Throwing Hockey Sticks

Some Swedes use emoticons to express emotion Some feign throwing broken sticks into the crowd.  Others just throw the sticks.  Perhaps 'throw' is too strong of a word. Following yesterday's SM-Liiga match against TPS, Jokerit's Erik Karlsson slung his stick along the ice in the direction of the referees while both of the Finnish league teams […]

Richardson Speaks: Fast Defense Wins Norris Trophies

When the Sum 41 intro cued Luke Richardson's weekly appearance on 1200's The Drive radio program, I have to admit, the struggle to prevent my mouse cursor from pressing stop on the audio stream was maddening. Despite having my ears bombarded  with awful music that marked an era when the cast of American Pie could […]


Health, Not Senators, Stopping Mika From WJC?

There has been yet another twist in everyone’s favourite current hockey controvesy. It was not the player himself (as first hinted), nor the Senators hatred for Sweden (contrary to popular belief on the right side of the Atlantic pond) – that is stopping Mika from participation at the World Juniors tournament in Ufa, Russia. No, […]

Friday News & Notes

More WJC Fallout First up, Sportsnet CHL analyst Sam Cosentino made his customary Tuesday appearance on TEAM1260's The Pipeline Show, and had this to say when asked which player he was most surprised to see not get an invite from Hockey Canada to next week's selection camp: "Ceci. For me Ceci is the guy. I […]