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The Anchor Who Brings Down the Play of Others

Looking through the Ottawa Senators’ first 22 games worth of data is a lot like driving past a vehicular accident on the Queensway. No matter how horrifically bad it looks, you want to look away but you can’t. The Senators’ situation itself has been well documented: the puck possession and shots allowed per game rates rank as some […]

Bobby Ryan Fractures Finger

Fractured finger for OTT’s Bobby Ryan, who was slashed last night in FLA. No definitive timeline yet on how long he’ll be out. — Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie)

Garrioch Speaks: Edmonton Scouting Ottawa Lately

  The Ottawa Sun’s Bruce Garrioch made an appearance on TSN 1200’s ‘In the Box’ calling in from Ottawa’s practice in Sunrise, Florida where the Senators are set to take on the Panthers tomorrow night. Fresh off yesterday’s rumours that linked the Oilers’ interest in Ottawa’s goaltenders, host Steve Lloyd asked Bruce about the rumour […]

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Bryan Murray Speaks: Disturbing Defence, Trades, Lazar to World Juniors, etc.

Ottawa Senators general manager Bryan Murray had a media availability this morning to provide his own commentary and assessments of the team’s play through the first 21 games. I often find Bryan Murray’s interviews to be littered with decent nuggets of information and thankfully, this one was no exception to the rule. It was particularly […]

Alfie to Retire on December 4th

Less than a week after reports surfaced that Daniel Alfredsson had reached a critical juncture in his decision-making process and was ready to officially his announce his retirement, we finally have confirmation that Alfredsson is ready to hang up his skates for good. An official announcement obviously never transpired when the Senators played the Red Wings this past Monday […]

2014 NHL Franchise Forbes Valuations Arrive

We are in the latter stages of November, so that can only mean one thing: Forbes has released its annual NHL franchise valuations. Before jumping right into things, it’s worth mentioning that the league itself never gives any credence to the accuracy of Forbes’ numbers and others like Tyler Dellow have drawn their numbers into question before. Now […]

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Pierre Dorion Speaks: 30 Minute Interview on Prospects

If you’re a prospect porn indulging Senators fan who wants to hear the latest rumblings and notes from Senators assistant general Pierre Dorion then I have got the interview transcript for you. Making an appearance on Sirius XM‘s ‘Hockey Prospects’ show featuring Shane Malloy and Russ Cohen, Dorion was interviewed for half an hour and left no […]

Alfredsson to Announce Retirement on Monday?

The uncertainty over Daniel Alfredsson’s playing status has dogged him since training camp when he experienced a setback that kept him off the ice. Without a contract in place, Alfredsson and the Red Wings agreed that it would be in both parties’ best interests if Alfredsson continued to rest and recuperate. Having already missed chunks […]

Lines Juggled: Kid Line 2.0 Introduced

Kid Line 2.0 . ZiKid Line. Mika and the Post-hype Sleepers. You can call Ottawa’s newly assembled Mike Hoffman-Mika Zibanejad-Mark Stone line whatever you want, but you can rest assured that most Senators fans will have their eyes on how many minutes this line will play tonight. I’ve been pining for these three players to […]

Pierre Dorion Speaks: Methot Status, JGP, Wikstrand, Trade Talks Ramping up at GM Meetings

  Senators assistant general manager Pierre Dorion participated in a media availability today following today’s Senators practice and buried within it were a few interesting nuggets of information that are worth discussing. Unfortunately, it wasn’t an exclusive interview on TSN 1200, so there’s no excerpted version of it (and after transcribing this interview, I’m too […]

Hextally: Looking at Ottawa’s Shot Rates/Shooting Percentages Against

Through the Ottawa Senators’ first 17 games, the team has been chastised for their poor possession rates and the high volume of even strength shots that they’re allowing per game. The Senators are allowing 34.8 shots per game. Only the Buffalo Sabres (36.9) and Colorado Avalanche (35.1) are averaging more. Taking that one step further, I […]

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