Stuff: Prospecting with Pronman, Karlsson to ASG, Dizzy Waived, Another Phillips Photo

With the conclusion of the 2016 World Junior Hockey Championship yesterday, ESPN Insider’s Corey Pronman published his assessment and analysis of the biggest standouts, surprises and disappointments of the tournament. Although no Senators prospect was listed amongst the standouts, two of their prospects were listed as surprises. Echoing Senators assistant general manager Pierre Dorion, Pronman […]

Thoughts on Thoughts: Cowen and Wiercioch

Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman published his latest ‘30 Thoughts’ blog contained two Senators-related nuggets of information. While one contained a factoid regarding how Erik Karlsson leads all defencemen in even strength puck possession time, Friedman also articulated how Senators general manager Bryan Murray has made concerted efforts to trade one of the team’s blue liners. 10. […]

Need an Alternative to Targeting Jonathan Drouin? Meet Jason Zucker

After penning a Jonathan Drouin article the other day outlining the reasons why he could be a good fit on the Ottawa Senators because of an ageing Milan Michalek and the uncertainty surrounding Clarke MacArthur’s short-term and long-term future thanks to him sustaining three concussions in the last half calendar year, I started thinking about more about […]

Pierre Dorion Speaks: WJHC, Sens Prospects, Ohhhhhhhhhhh!

  Taking some time away from indulging in prospect porn was Senators assistant general manager Pierre Dorion who spoke with the hosts of ‘In the Box’ on TSN 1200 about his first-hand experience watching the world juniors from Finland where he took in today’s Sweden/Finland semi-final. With five Senators prospects competing in the tournament and […]

As the Losses Mount, So Does the Pressure on Dave Cameron

If anyone is analyzing Ottawa’s struggles, it’s impossible to discuss their current state without mentioning how injuries to Clarke MacArthur and (to a much lesser extent) Milan Michalek have negatively impacted the team’s forward depth. MacArthur has been a valuable member of the top six for years who has a strong two-way game and great […]

From Muckler to Murray: When Improvement Over Last Regime is No Longer Good Enough

Being the fan of the Ottawa Senators has never really been easy. From the team’s inaugural season through the first few years of its modern reincarnation, it was hard to watch guys like Troy Mallette and Pat Elynuik take shifts regularly. The hockey was horrendous, but fans got through it by savouring the small things: […]

Ottawa’s December Decline

Even before delving into the numbers, a quick glimpse at Ottawa’s insanely difficult and congested December schedule that essentially sees them play every second night was all you really needed to predict that the Senators were in for a tough stretch of hockey. Many will tell you that the Senators had this coming regardless of […]

Formal Complaints on NCC Redevelopment, Dzingel Up and Other News and Notes

It has not even been a week since the request for proposal submissions were made to the NCC for the redevelopment of LeBreton Flats, but we have already seen the mayor express disappointment with the number of submissions, Eugene Melnyk question the credibility of the competing DCDLS proposal for including an arena in its submission […]

Melnyk Speaks: LeBreton, Health, Pursuit of a Cup

At yesterday’s ‘Melnyk Skate for Kids’, Senators owner Eugene Melnyk met with the media yesterday to discuss the latest happenings regarding his health, the state of the Ottawa Senators and the LeBreton Flats RFP bids. The full interview can be streamed above, but below is a transcript of what he said. As always, my thoughts […]

Melnyk Speaks: Addresses Other LeBreton Flats Proposal’s Inclusion of an NHL Arena

After his media scrum this morning before his annual ‘Melnyk’s Skate for Kids’, Senators owner Eugene Melnyk spent a few minutes with Ian Mendes to discuss his health and answer specific question regarding the LeBreton Flats RFP process and news that the opposing bid also includes the construction and development of an NHL arena. The […]

Insider Trading: Bryan Murray’s future, Pierre Dorion next GM?

Listening to TSN‘s ‘Insider Trading’ segment last night, it sounds like Senators general manager Bryan Murray will do some introspective thinking over the next month or two to assess whether or not he wants to continue holding the general manager’s position. Murray, who publicly announced in November 2014 that he is battling stage-four colon cancer, has gone back-and-forth on […]

LeBreton Flats Re-development RFPs Are In: only two groups submit bids

After yesterday’s twelve o’clock deadline for the submission of proposals for the redevelopment of LeBreton Flats had passed, it was only a matter of time before the NCC revealed which parties had officially submitted bids. In a press release this afternoon, the NCC revealed that only two proposals had been submitted. This number is down from […]

New Ways to Visualize Shot Suppression

Matt Cane, an analytical hockey writer who publishes his work on a number of different platforms like Hockey Prospectus, Hockey Plus Plus and Hockey Graphs published a series of tweets last night that used data visuals to highlight some data that he has been capturing and working with. Essentially he is using an X-Y graph to plot how often NHL […]

T6S Podcast: Episode 3 ft. Bruce Firestone (@ProfBruce)

It took some time, but here’s a fresh episode of The 6th Sens Podcast has been recorded and is free to download! In the latest episode, I interviewed the Senators’ founder and first owner Bruce Firestone about the state of the organization, LeBreton Flats and the publication of ‘Don’t Back Down: The real story behind the […]

Bryan Murray Speaks: Team Success, Hoffman Controversy, Wikstrand and Demoting Lazar

Senators general manager Bryan Murray took time before yesterday’s important matchup with the Tampa Bay Lightning to jump on the radio and talk about the state of the franchise with Ian Mendes and Lee Versage on TSN 1200’s ‘The Drive’. In consideration of the controversial handling of Mike Hoffman by Dave Cameron and the subsequent […]

Thoughts on the Dave Cameron/Mike Hoffman Controversy

Under any other set of circumstances, winning a game in which your best goal scorer clinched victory by lighting the lamp for the 11th time in 11 games would be cause for celebration. In Ottawa, it only created controversy because of the conditions in which it was scored. Mike Hoffman is not only the Senators’ […]

The Results Are There: Assessing Cameron’s One-Year Behind the Bench

Yesterday marked the one-year anniversary of Dave Cameron’s hiring as head coach of the Ottawa Senators, so now is an appropriate time to look back and assess his first-year on the job. To Cameron’s credit, the results have been there. From this season’s 14-8-5 start to last season’s miraculous turnaround down the stretch that saw […]