Bobby Ryan Responds to Brian Burke’s Comments

With the Ottawa Senators’ pregame skate taking place this morning, all the microphones and television cameras were waiting for Bobby Ryan to respond to Brian Burke’s comments made during USA Hockey’s Olympic team selection process that were recently published by ESPN’s Scott Burnside. You can watch video of the entire scrum here, but Ryan admitted […]

Bobby Ryan Left Off US Olympic Team

The biggest news coming out of Ann Arbor today isn’t that Daniel Alfredsson scored in today’s Winter Classic, it’s that Senators forward Bobby Ryan has been left off the United States’ Olympic hockey team. Ryan’s notable omission confirms suspicions that were being kicked around earlier in the week and he joins the likes of Keith […]

Bobby Ryan Snubs, Mark Stone Recalled And More…

Every time a conglomeration of the national hockey media occurs, like it is in Ann Arbor, Michigan, for the Winter Classic taking place on New Year’s Day, it creates a melting pot of discussion and speculation with ideas getting thrown around more than an undersized Montreal Canadiens forward. The latest ‘news’ is speculation by Puck […]


Magical Leadership Powers And The Plight of 19

From the moment that Jason Spezza was announced as the successor to Daniel Alfredsson’s vacated captaincy, nothing has gone his way. Spezza’s story is not exactly new. Having missed the bulk of the lockout shortened season after undergoing a second operation on his back, the elite playmaking center was named as the eighth captain in […]

Michael Del Zotto Linked to Ottawa: Part Deux

I’m a little late on this, but Michael Del Zotto’s name was linked to the Senators once again courtesy of Darren Dreger who appeared on TSN radio this past Monday. If you’ll recall, the TSN panel was the first to broach news back in November that the Senators were one of the teams at the […]

Boxing Day News and Notes

I hope that everyone enjoyed a safe and merry Christmas. This is a quick simple notes blog before the Ottawa’s back-to-back games versus Boston this weekend. If you haven’t had a chance, pick up today’s Ottawa Citizen and flip it to B4 to read an article that Ian Mendes penned. Oh, and also be sure […]

Habs Reach New Broadcast Deal with Bell Media

Bell Media and the Montreal Canadiens announced that they had reached a broadcast rights agreement that ensures RDS will be broadcasting Canadiens’ regional games for the next twelve years. So why is this important for Senators fans? Well, for starters, it’s the first Canadian broadcast agreement to be announced in the wake of the NHL […]


What Happened To Craig Anderson?

Last year Craig Anderson was the team’s hero. When Spezza and Karlsson missed the majority of the season due to injury, Andy stepped up big, finishing the season with an astonishing .940 SV%. While it was evident that Anderson was bound to regress, it’s still a bit unnerving to see him posting a dreadful .897 […]

Zibanejad Leaves Game With “Upper-Body Injury”

At 7:20 of the first period, Zibanejad chipped the puck past Erik Gudbranson into the right corner. Zibanejad then beat Gudbranson to the puck, but Gudbranson finished his check on Zibanejad, delivering a forearm/elbow high that caused Zibanejad's head to hit the glass. Although Zibanejad skated off the ice under his own power, he immediately […]

The Blame Game

For the seventh time since going on a three-game win streak in the second week of November, the Senators lost after winning their previous game. As Ian Mendes would be happy to point out, the Senators have historically been a streaky team under Paul MacLean, but for whatever reason, their inability to string together wins […]

Methot A Healthy Scratch???????????????????????

Coming off one of the most emotional wins of the season, the Senators are in Newark, New Jersey tonight to take on another Eastern Conference opponent who is vying for a wild card position. The importance of getting on a roll and going on a few winning streaks is reaching the critical stage, so you […]

Melnyk Talks Extending The GM

Speaking to the media before his tenth annual Skate for Kids, Senators owner Eugene Melnyk dropped a number of interesting nuggets concerning the Senators and some business relations that will assuredly generate some revenue for the organization. Eugene Melnyk says he has had preliminary talks with GM Bryan Murray on an extension.

Good Fortune Smiling On This Mediocre Team

“If we stay healthy or marginally healthy, we’re going to go deep.” ~ EM 9/11/13 Entering last season’s lockout shortened campaign, the Senators were coming off a season in which they lost a combined 43 man-games due to injury. It was the ninth lowest total amongst the NHL’s 30 teams and if you ignore the […]

Local Recall: Pageau & Ceci Edition

After yesterday’s announcements by the NHL that Senators defenceman Jared Cowen would be suspended and by Ottawa revealing that Mike Hoffman was returned to Binghamton, the organization was put in a position in which it was, at least temporarily, carrying the requisite minimum 20-man roster. That changed this morning when the Senators announced that they […]

Cowen Suspended 2 Games

The NHL's Director of Player Safety, Brendan Shanahan, delivered the news that Jared Cowen would be suspended for two games for an illegal check to the head. The hit occurred in the latter stages of regulation during last night's game and there was penalty called on the play. For the video impaired here is Shanny's […]

Hearing Scheduled For Cowen Hit On Girgensons

via the release: Ottawa Senators defenseman Jared Cowen will have a hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety Wednesday for a hit on Buffalo Sabres center Zemgus Girgensons Tuesday night at First Niagara Center. At 18:02 of the third period, Cowen came across the ice to hit Girgensons as he entered the Ottawa zone. No penalty was called on the play. […]

TSN Reports A $71M Projected 2014/15 Cap

Billy Daly was on the Fan 590’s Hockey Central yesterday, speaking from the NHL’s Board of Governors meeting wherein he would be briefing the organizations on the impacts of the Canadian rights agreement with Rogers. Speaking to on the projections of where the cap ceiling would be next season, Daly refused to provide a specific […]

Kassian Draws In For Hoffman

Mike Hoffman, the AHL's second-leading scorer at the time of his promotion, was purposefully recalled to provide a spark to a stagnant Senators offence. After receiving 13:37 and 13:55 in ice-time in his first two games – playing mostly on a line with Kyle Turris and Bobby Ryan, Hoffman was subsequently bumped to the fourth […]

Is The Season Over?

James Gordon has an interesting post showing that Ottawa, despite their lack of movement up the standings, is improving from a puck possession point of view and should that trend continue, the results will begin to favour their record. This logic is simply an extension of the well documented expecation that the Toronto Maple Leafs' […]

On Re-Upping With The Bryan Murray Era

The Ottawa Sun’s Don Brennan answered a loaded question in yesterday morning’s paper – should the Ottawa Senators sign Bryan Murray to a contract extension to ensure that the GM continues to preside over this team’s future. He believes that they should and to be fair, a compelling argument can be made that they should. […]