I Am Not Starting A Evander Kane Rumour

During the tail end last Bob McKenzie's pre-game appearance on TSN1200 last night, the topic moved towards two young stars in Canadian markets who may now be available: AJ: "And you also reported on Insider Trading about the possible availability of guys like Max Pacioretty and Evander Kane. Those would be two pretty tantalizing players out […]

Bill Daly On Fighting

So I was listening to the Tuesday episode of Marek vs. Wyshynski and sandwiched in between plenty of broadcast rights talk, Wysh made some time to address the other big news of the day off the ice – the concussion lawsuit brought against the NHL by former players. In the course of handicapping the case, Wysh […]

Melnyk Speaks: Finicky Fans, Budget, Alfie’s Return

Following the release of the Forbes valuations, the announcement of the Rogers NHL contract, and Daniel Alfredsson's impending return to the nation's capital, it was only a matter of time before Senators owner Eugene Melnyk graced the airwaves to weigh in on some pretty important matters that should affect the Ottawa Senators. Melnyk joined Ian Mendes […]

The Rogers/NHL Deal And Its Impact On Ottawa

With all apologies to news that the Senators had dangled Eric Gryba, Erik Condra and/or Colin Greening to the New York Rangers individually or as part of a package for struggling defenceman Michael Del Zotto, the biggest news yesterday was Rogers Communications’ announcement that they had agreed to a 12-year agreement with the NHL – […]


Senators Heritage Classic Jersey Leaks

(Photo: via Icethetics) The Senators organization has to be pretty cheesed right now. When the organization announced on November 17th that a new Heritage Classic jersey would be unveiled to the public on November 28th, it caught a lot of people by surprise.  The fact that no one was truly expecting it reflected the organization's fantastic […]

Ottawa’s Enticing Trade Package For Del Zotto

Hey, remember those rumours that Ottawa was kicking the tires on New York Rangers defenceman Michael Del Zotto?  No match between Sens and NYR on Del Zotto. Told Ott made Gryba, Greening and Condra available. Fit wasn't right for NYR. — Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger)

Forbes Valuations

There’s been plenty of NHL business news today. This morning, Forbes released its annual valuation of the league’s franchises, and of note, the Senators climbed from the 16th spot in 2012 to 15th. Speculation over Eugene Melnyk’s own financial stability has been pretty rampant over the past number of months, fuelled in part by the organization’s strict adherence to […]

News & Notes: Goaltending, Trade Talk

Here are Robin Lehner’s numbers for the past three seasons: Season GP GAA EV SV% SH SV% SV% 2011/12 5 2.01 .948 .842 .935 2012/13 12 2.20 .935 .950 .936 2013/14 10 2.33 .940 .927 .940 Notice anything really different? Aside from a significantly lower save percentage while his team was shorthanded during the 2011/12 […]

Spezza The Key To Turning It Around

“Our expectation is to be one of eight teams to make the playoffs (in the East). That’s hard to accomplish. I don’t think we’re in position to say we’re going to be one of the top four. A lot depends on the growth of our players and the consistency of our players.” This was GM […]

Bob McKenzie Talks Sens: Struggles, Trades, Budget

Making an appearance on TSN 1050’s The Drive with Dave Naylor and Steve Simmons, Bob McKenzie spent the bulk of a segment breaking down what’s been going on in Ottawa over the first quarter of the season. For whatever reason, TSN 1050’s audio clips aren’t anywhere near as accessible as TSN 1200’s for example, but […]

Insider Trading: Michael Del Zotto

During last night's Insider Trading segment on TSN, the panel was asked whether there was any news on the trade front:  Darren Dreger: "We are hearing some interesting names that are starting to surface. Two of them that come to mind are Brayden Schenn of the Phildadelphia Flyers and Michael Del Zotto of the New York Rangers. Now the Flyers aren't trying to push out Schenn […]

This Havlat Rumour Business

Don Brennan created quite the late night stir when the Ottawa Sun website published his story that purported Senators GM Bryan Murray had recently shown interest in San Jose Sharks forward Martin Havlat. "According to a source, Murray has talked to the San Jose Sharks about acquiring right winger Martin Havlat. The former Senator recently returned from […]

Consistently Inconsistent

Just when you think the Senators season had turned the corner with a comeback win vs. Boston, a dispiriting loss to a Marian Gaborik-less Columbus Blue Jackets dispirits us all…so dispiriting. Despite there being a number of positive takeaways over the past number of games, like the Senators winning four of their past six and […]