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Western Conference Teams Sniffing Around on Chris Neil?

I was listening to tonight’s pre-game show before tonight’s Flyers/Senators tilt and it probably had to be one of the most informative listens of the season. Not only did I learn that Curtis Lazar is colour blind, Dean Brown also mentioned that he had spoken to scouts representing two different Western Conference teams that were […]

Bertuzzi Reaches Out to Ottawa: Looking for PTO

According to a website called Dans Les Coulisses, a site that I’ve never heard of until this afternoon, Todd Bertuzzi allegedly reached an agreement with the Ottawa Senators on a contract. So is it true? The report of a deal being struck has not been corroborated, but Bob McKenzie and Bruce Garrioch both confirmed however that Bertuzzi’s […]

Methot Recalled, Wideman Demoted

  After playing in last night’s  5-4 overtime loss to the Syracuse Crunch, the Senators have recalled Marc Methot from what amounts to a one-game conditioning stint in Binghamton. Methot finished last night’s game with zero points, one shot and a plus/minus of -2. The brevity of Methot’s stay in Binghamton raised some eyebrows, especially after Dave […]

Power Play Woes Plague Ottawa

Having gone 0 for its last 18 opportunities, the Ottawa Senators’ power play is sputtering along. As an organization that simply lacks elite scoring talent up front and relies heavily on the performance of its power play to help offset this shortcoming, the fact that Ottawa’s power play is operating with the league’s 19th highest […]

Lazar’s Night in GIFs

How do you celebrate after converting beautifully on an excellent stretch pass by Joe Hicketts? By blowing kisses of course. Congratulations to whomever had Joe Hicketts in the pool for the most likely defenceman that Curtis Lazar would ever blow a kiss to.

Senators Facing Long Playoff Odds

I was perusing this morning’s newspaper headlines online when I came across Bruce Garrioch’s article in the Ottawa Sun entitled ‘Ryan believes Sens can make playoff charge’. Ignoring the fact that no player, especially a media savvy person like Bobby Ryan, would ever publicly concede defeat in the face of long odds, can the Senators actually climb […]

Pierre Dorion Speaks: World Juniors, Lazar, Prospects, Hoffman Contract

With a playoff spot looking unlikely, you can’t blame Senators fans for hanging onto some hope for the future and indulging in some prospect porn by watching Curtis Lazar, Nick Paul, Andreas Englund and other draft eligible players participate in this year’s world juniors. So with that in mind, what better time for Senators assistant general […]

Trade Chatter: Interest in Chris Stewart Linked to Waning Playoff Odds

Filling in for Bob McKenzie as part of the Ottawa Senators’ customary pre-game radio hit, TSN‘s Darren Dreger donned the ‘hockey insider’ role and talked about some NHL trade rumours prior to the start of tonight’s Senators game versus the Sabres. So naturally, because of the fact that Chris Stewart plays for the Sabres, host Ian […]

Pulling the Trigger: How Long Before the Offers Pour In for Craig Anderson?

Unlike their previous incarnations that managed to take advantage of the performance of their goaltenders, this season’s Senators team has struggled to string together enough wins to put them in the playoff mix. Through 35 games, the Sens are already seven points back of the Eastern Conference’s second wild card seed and eight back of the first. […]

Report: Paul MacLean Won’t Coach the Devils

After all of last night’s reports indicated that former Senators head coach Paul MacLean was set to take over behind the bench for the recently fired Peter DeBoer in New Jersey, it sounds like all that speculation was all for naught. Just spoke with Paul MacLean. He will NOT be the new Devils Coach. All signs […]

Dreger Talks: Methot Situation, Roster Freeze, Sens Talked to Oilers

Late to this but TSN’s Darren Dreger appeared on Tuesday’s edition of TSN 1200’s ‘The Drive’ and on it, he dropped a few interesting nuggets of information that are worthy of a post. (Note: If you’re interested in listening to Dreger’s full segment, just scroll to the bottom of this post where the audio is […]

Breaking: Senators Confirm RFQ Submission

So much for a slow news day, right? The Senators have confirmed that they will “make a submission to the National Capital Commission’s (NCC) Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for the redevelopment of LeBreton Flats.” The news came when the Senators sent a news blast to this city’s sports media contingent. Fortunately, the Citizen‘s James Gordon […]

Video: Washington Capitals’ Bryan Murray Tribute

As part of their commemorative 40 years of existence in the NHL, the Washington Capitals honoured Ottawa Senators general manager Bryan Murray with a video tribute during last night’s 2-1 loss. Murray was the Capitals’ head coach from the start of the 1981-82 season through their 1989-90 campaign. During that time, he compiled a record of 343-246-83 (.572) in […]

Senators Actively Looking for Erik Karlsson’s Next Partner?

According to the Ottawa Sun‘s Bruce Garrioch, the Senators may be venturing into the trade market to find a defensive partner for Erik Karlsson. If true, it speaks volumes for where the organization think Marc Methot’s recovery is at. Methot, who was activated off the injured reserve (IR) back on December 4th, played in two games […]

Lazar Off to the World Juniors

After scoring his first NHL goal on Monday night in Buffalo, the kid with the golden smile is off win gold at this year’s WJHC. In somewhat of a surprise, at least to me, the Ottawa Senators have loaned Curtis Lazar to Team Canada. Very grateful to the entire Ottawa Senators organization. Looking forward to welcoming Curtis Lazar […]

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Melnyk Speaks: LeBreton Flats, the Budget, Grandmothers Diagnosing Mumps

Speaking at his annual ‘Skate for Kids’ charitable event yesterday, Senators owner bravely donned a number ’11’ Melnyk jersey (note: to commemorate his 11th year owning the Senators) and touched upon a number of prevalent matters relating to the team. If you want to watch Melnyk’s full availability, you can do so by scrolling to […]

Thoughts on Thoughts and Other Monday News

Elliotte Friedman, the man who doesn’t get nearly enough camera time during the weekly Hockey Night in Canada broadcasts penned his latest ’30 Thoughts’ blog on Sportsnet. Given the interesting coaching developments that took place last week, you knew there were going to be a number of Senators-related items within Friedman’s post. Down the rabbit […]

Breaking: Zack Smith’s Wrist, Pageau Recalled

After being one of the healthiest teams over the past season and a half, the hockey gods have turned their attention to the Ottawa Senators. After losing Chris Neil for the foreseeable future when he tweaked his knee absorbing a hit from the Los Angeles Kings’ Brayden McNabb on Thursday night, now the Senators will […]

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