Pierre Dorion Speaks: ‘In the Box’ on TSN 1200

Shortly after conducting his pre-draft media availability, Senators general manager Pierre Dorion jumped on ‘In the Box’ to talk to Lee Versage and Todd White about this weekend’s NHL Draft. A lot of the topics were rehashed from the media availability, which you can read here, but there were some wrinkles worth covering. To listen […]

Pierre Dorion Speaks: Pre-draft media scrum

Prior to leaving for this weekend’s NHL Draft in Buffalo, New York, Senators general manager Pierre Dorion held court with the local media and gave the cliched answers that accompany the occasion. Like any other year, the Senators have interest in moving up in the draft, but if they don’t, they’re comfortable with the 12th […]

The 6th Sens Podcast: Episode 5 ft. @FriedgeHNIC

On Friday afternoon, I had the unique opportunity to interview Sportnet‘s Elliotte Friedman for the latest episode of The 6th Sens Podcast. Friedman raised some eyebrows around the nation’s capital when he linked the Ottawa Senators to relocation in his latest ’30 Thoughts’ column: 26. Where does that leave Quebec City? One week ago, Brian Mulroney, […]

Senators Front Office Revamp Continues: Hire Kristopher Young, Reassign Tim Pattyson

In the latest in a series of moves that have helped reshape the Ottawa Senators’ front office and coaching staffs, the Senators announced that Kristopher Young will be their new video coach. The 40-year old had previously worked with Guy Boucher in the AHL during the Hamilton Bulldogs’ 2009-10 season. Young served as the team’s video coach from 2006 to […]

NCC Board Meeting Next Week to Reveal Status of LeBreton Flats Negotiations

For the first time since April 28th, residents of the City of Ottawa will finally get an update on the status of the LeBreton Flats redevelopment contract negotiations between the NCC and the Rendezvous LeBreton group when the NCC board convenes Tuesday, June 28th for its next meeting. As Don Butler outlined for the Ottawa Citizen, […]

Senators Re-Sign Alfie as Sr. Advisor of Hockey Ops

A few days removed from the awarding of the Stanley Cup, hockey starved Senators fans will take whatever news they can get and yesterday afternoon, the Senators placated that hunger by announcing that Daniel Alfredsson had inked a one-year extension with the organization as the senior advisor of hockey operations. Even if the news wasn’t […]

Thoughts on Thoughts: Friedman Links Senators to Relocation

Saturday, June 11th was turning out to be a quiet day for Senators news until Elliotte Friedman broke that silence by publishing his latest ’30 Thoughts’ column. Through 25 thoughts, it was all pretty innocuous and then came along thought no. 26. Where does that leave Quebec City? One week ago, Brian Mulroney, Chairman of […]

Randy Lee Speaks: Kleinendorst Hiring, Development Camp

Following the organization’s announcement that Kurt Kleinendorst has re-joined the organization as Binghamton’s next head coach, Senators assistant general manager Randy Lee joined TSN 1200’s ‘The Drive’ to discuss the latest happenings with the Ottawa Senators. To listen to the full interview, you can stream it via the embedded media player at the bottom of […]

Senators Announce Kurt Kleinendorst Returns as B-Sens Head Coach

With a number of coaching vacancies to fill this offseason, the Senators crossed one off their list by announcing today that Kurt Kleinendorst would be returning to the organization as Binghamton’s next head coach. The short history lesson is that Kleinendorst won the Calder Cup in his first season as Binghamton’s head coach. Coupled with […]

Pierre Dorion Speaks: Draft Combine, Draft, Chiasson, Coaching Staff

Senators general manager Pierre Dorion is in Buffalo for this week’s NHL Draft combine, where he’ll get one of his last chances to evaluate this year’s crop of NHL prospects first-hand before the NHL Draft on June 24th and 25th. Like every year, Pierre Dorion jumped on TSN 1200’s ‘The Drive’ to discuss how the […]

Alex Chiasson’s Agent Expects His Client to be Moved

In an interview with The Hockey News’ Dhiren Mahiban, Alex Chiasson’s agent, Kent Hughes, expressed the belief that his client will likely be moved this offseason by the Ottawa Senators. This shouldn’t come as a shock for anyone who has watched Chiasson play these last two seasons. Aside from a second half stretch where his possession proxies were a […]

Senators Agree to Terms with Tom Pyatt

Pierre Dorion has made his first player acquisition as the general manager of the Ottawa Senators. This afternoon, the Senators announced a signing to address the lack of veteran depth at the AHL level by inking Tom Pyatt (not to be confused with his older brother Taylor) to a one-year, two-way contract. At least that’s what I […]

Object of Offseason Affection: Brian Campbell

Since the regular season is over and those responsible for overseeing Ottawa’s dreadful performance have been thrown out back behind the Canadian Tire Centre and replaced with new or relatively fresh alternatives, Senators news has essentially slowed to a crawl. It’s with this in mind that I’ve decided to pen this blog’s first ‘Object of Offseason Affection’ […]

Chiming in on Boucher: journalists and Cory Conacher weigh in

Just like in the infancy of any relationship, Senators fans quickly became smitten with their favourite team’s new head coach, Guy Boucher. The man is a gifted communicator. He’s relatively young. He’s bilingual. He’s seen as a progressive innovator who has no qualms bridging traditional methods with analytical data. He brought the respected Marc Crawford […]

Pierre Dorion Speaks: Coaching Staff, NHL Draft, Prospects and Talking Trade

Now that his week has quieted down following Monday’s whirlwind press tour with Guy Boucher, Senators general manager Pierre Dorion jumped on TSN 1200’s ‘In the Box’ this morning for an interview with Steve Lloyd and Todd White. With the coaching hire out of the way, the bulk of the conversation was centered on the […]

Boudreau Corroborates Dorion’s Story: no formal contract offered to him

Usually when it comes to determining who the number one is in this city, fans are debating the merits of who the Senators starting goalie should be, but this time, the Ottawa Senators were caught in somewhat of a coaching controversy. After being named as the head coach of the Minnesota Wild, it was only […]

Guy Boucher Speaks: Introductory Press Conference

  After doing a sweeping media tour this morning, Senators general manager Pierre Dorion and the new head coach Guy Boucher arrived at the Canadian Tire Centre to hold court with the media for Boucher’s introductory press conference. The 45-plus minute affair was incredibly long and to the benefit of the francophone journalists who cover […]

Guy Boucher Speaks: TSN 1200, CBC Radio, CFRA

In a sweeping media tour, Ottawa Senators general manager Pierre Dorion and his new head coach, Guy Boucher, made their media rounds this morning ahead of this afternoon’s introductory press conference. Dorion and Boucher’s joint interview on TSN 1200’s ‘TGOR’ lasted almost 20-minutes and there were a number of important details that the two discussed. […]

Marc Crawford to Join Guy Boucher’s Staff as an Associate Coach

In a segment during Saturday’s hockey broadcast, Sportsnet‘s Elliotte Friedman casually mentioned that he would not be surprised to see Marc Crawford land in Ottawa as an assistant alongside new head coach, Guy Boucher. At his introductory press conference this afternoon, Boucher confirmed this morning’s reports that the Senators had come to terms with Crawford on […]