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 […]


White Heritage Jersey To Be Revealed Nov. 28th

As a precursor to the start of today’s matinee game versus the Columbus Blue Jackets, the Ottawa Senators have announced that they will be unveiling their NHL Heritage Classic jersey on Thursday, November 28th. Per the press release: "The jersey will be worn when the Senators take on the Vancouver Canucks in the 2014 Tim Hortons NHL […]

Bob McKenzie On Potential Senators Moves

Making his regular appearance on tonight's Bruins/Sens pregame show, Bob McKenzie was asked by TSN 1200's Ian Mendes about Ottawa's decision to carry eight defencemen and whether this surplus could lead to a move.  “I don’t think there’s any question that they’re looking for a defencemen. They’re also, I think, looking for a winger that […]

Leeder Speaks – Attendance, LRT, Downtown Arena

Attendance at CTC has been a topic du jour around the nation's capital of late, so it's no surprise to see Cyril Leeder use every medium available to clarify what is going on with Ottawa Senators ticket sales. After being featured in two newspaper stories earlier this week, Leeder joined TSN1200's TGOR this morning.  You […]

How Oliver Ekman-Larsson Was Almost A Senator

Every however many years, you catch winds of trades that were offered or could have been made. Talking to Randy Sexton on a podcast, you learn that Quebec made a substantial offer at the 1993 draft so that they could move up to take Chris Pronger – and dreams of names like Forsberg, Sundin, Nolan, […]


Robin Lehner Trolls Ray Emery’s Girl

For the unawares, Keshia Chante is Ray Emery's squeeze and the tweet she directed at Robin Lehner was in response to Lehner's comments to the media regarding Emery's beatdown of Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby.  Via SenatorsExtra: “I think it’s a great call, I think (a suspension) is a good decision,” Lehner said Tuesday morning. […]

18 Games Of Disappointment

Like an empty seat at the Canadian Tire Centre, I know I'm not alone.  Ever since this little corner of the interwebs opened to the world, I’ve tried to look at Sens-related news or issues without a kneejerk mentality; preferring instead to add context and look at the both sides of an issue before putting […]

On Spezza And His Game At Present

Anyone else find this Ottawa Sun interview with Jason Spezza over his captaincy and the evolution of his role odd? “I find a way to get points,” said Spezza. “I’ve got to be good on the power play. I’ve always found a way to get points. It’s one thing to talk about, as your career goes on, […]

Chris Neil Appears on HBO’s Real Time With Bill Maher

Watching a replay of Real Time with Bill Maher on Saturday, the last thing I expected to see was Chris Neil appearing during 'New Rules' – the segment used to wrap up each show. Neil shows up at around the 0:56 second mark of the video below: It wasn't exactly the most glamourous photo […]

Garrioch Talks Organization’s Patience On FAN590

On Wednesday afternoon Bruce Garrioch made an appearance on Tim & Sid, and in the midst of a general discussion of the team's struggles, there was this exchange: John Shannon: "How patient will Bryan be?" Garrioch: "He's willing to be…if you were talking to me today, and they had lost last night, I'd tell you he's […]

Murray Speaks: EK, Smith, Boro, Team Writ Large

Following a 4-1 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets, Bryan Murray joined Jason York and Steve Lloyd In the Box Wednesday morning to talk about the game, the play of a few particular individuals (Karlsson, Boro, Smith, and more!), as well as how closely he is monitoring the trade block. Murray did hit on a few […]

A Sobering Thought From Elliotte Friedman

In his latest 30 Thoughts, Elliotte Friedman had only one that touched on the Ottawa Senators. But, boy was it a doozy:  30. Here are the eight NHL teams to watch for my Nov. 1 stat, ie. if you're four points out of the playoffs after games on that date, you are in a brutal spot […]

The Ottawa Senators Have An Attendance Problem

Attendance in Ottawa has been a topic of concern for fans this season and from the photos sent in by the blog’s followers on Twitter, you can kind of get a sense of how chronically problematic ticket sales have been this season. From the home opener not selling out to this past Friday’s embarrassing low […]