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 […]

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 […]

Like Clockwork, Richardson Speaks

You know the drill people. For those who want to listen to the full interview, you can do so here, or via the embed below. As always my thoughts in bold. On the eight game winning streak and how the offence is finally clicking… “Not much (has changed), I think it’s just working hard. You have to […]

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Your Camp Invite

Hoping similar training camp correspondence is at the ready…in fax/email/phone/text/pigeon form.  #cautiousoptimism

Today In Sens History: Bochenski’s Hat-Trick

After scoring 47 goals in 55 games with the Lincoln Starts of the USHL, Brandon Bochenski was selected by the Ottawa Senators in the 7th round of the 2001 NHL Entry Draft, along with future NHLers Jason Spezza, Tim Gleason, Brooks Laich, Christoph Scubert, Ray Emery and Brian Elliott. Over the next three years Bochenski […]

Swedish Intervention

If I heard that Ottawa was in line for a Swedish intervention, I would naturally assume it was part and parcel of some Don Cherry led movement chastizing the organization to draft MORE KIDS FROM ONTARIO, EH! Unfortunately however, reports out of Sweden indicate that WJC head coach Roger Rönnberg is displeased with the Senators’ […]

Tim Murray Speaks

Assistant GM Tim Murray made an appearance on The Drive yesterday afternoon, the bulk of which is transcribed below. The big news of Zibanejad staying in Bingo (rather than playing in the WJC) was explained from the organization's perspective. Among other topics hit on were Lehner's hot start, the job Luke Richardson has done, and […]

Alfie Eyeing Europe, If Not 2013/14

Daniel Alfredsson is looking more seriously at his playing options overseas as the specter of another wiped out NHL season looms. Soak that up Ottawa. Let that sentence marinate, embrace it in Konopka bear-hug fashion. Alfie is approximately a week and a half shy of his 40th birthday and has 1,082 points in 1,131 NHL regular […]


Murray hates Sweden

Hade Zibanejad varit kanadensare som fixat JVM-guld i fjol, hade han inte blivit stoppad. Den shitstormen av kritik hade Ottawa aldrig tagit — Magnus Nyström (@Nystromhockey)


In the midst of a 6-0-0-1 streak, Binghamton Senators head coach Luke Richardson made his weekly Tuesday afternoon on The Drive. Although Richardson hit on some other topics (ie. how seemingly every Swedish hockey product is a complete player who understands the defensive nuances of the game) that I did not bother to include in […]

Ottawa Remains An Old Team

Having purchased the latest Hockey Prospectus 2012/13 Annual — which comes highly recommended to anyone who regularly frequents this blog; especially at the ridiculously low price of $9.90 to download the PDF version – I can tell you that one of the key features that I look forward to reading the most is its Core Age analysis. […]