Report: Luke Richardson will be pursued by Sabres to be next head coach

According to a report out of the Buffalo News by Mike Harrington, the Buffalo Sabres will try and persuade Luke Richardson to be their next head coach. Writes Harrington: “Repeating what I said in this space when I returned home from Vancouver 11 days ago: Nolan is toast and Murray is likely to pursue longtime former […]

Senators Meeting with Methot’s Agent Today… Actually, They’re Not

  Update: 1:40 PM Bryan Murray addressed the media (re: today’s reported meeting with Methot’s representatives) and indicated that he would in fact not be meeting Mike Liut face-to-face. Instead, Murray will be exchanging figures with Methot’s representation via email. Everything written below this bolded part was written before this announcement. Today is the day […]

Tuesday Notes and Ramblings: Hoffman Contract, Ceci Scratched, Power Play Woes

  Speaking with reporters on the weekend, Mike Hoffman displayed an unusual sense of self-awareness for someone who’s in the final year of his entry-level contract after having cleared waivers at the beginning of the 2013-14 season. One year removed from a season in which Hoffman put some excellent underlying numbers in which he demonstrated […]

Stick Fits

The Ottawa Senators’ may have lost 4-1 to the Columbus Blue Jackets, but the story of the game had to Robin Lehner’s antics in the game’s waning minutes. After allowing the game’s fourth goal, Lehner nonchalantly flipped his stick onto the ice in disgust. At the conclusion of the game, Lehner’s frustrations materialized while skating […]

Randy Lee Speaks: Binghamton, Prospects, NHL Trade Deadline

Missed an opportunity to post this yesterday, but Senators assistant general manager Randy Lee made an appearance on TSN 1200‘s ‘In the Box’ to promote the Binghamton Senators’ game at the Canadian Tire Centre on Sunday, February 15th at 3:00 pm. You can listen to the full interview here or by streaming the embedded audio at […]

Lebrun Update on Neil: “(A trade) certainly sounds very possible”

Remember the reports from yesterday indicating Bryan Murray had spoken to veterans like Chris Phillips and Chris Neil on their respective situations and that neither player really seemed too interested in moving on? Yeah, well apparently there’s more to it than that. ESPN‘s Pierre Lebrun updated the situation in his latest ‘Lebrun’s Rumblings’ blog. “It appears more […]

Insider Trading: Sens “Getting a Ton of Interest on Chris Neil”

After publishing his ‘Lebrun’s Rumblings‘ blog over at ESPN, Pierre Lebrun appeared on TSN‘s ‘Insider Trading‘ segment and elaborated on the level of interest in the Ottawa Senators’ Chris Neil. When host James Duthie discussed an incident in which he bumped into a couple of Senators fans at the Super Bowl who had not given up […]

Chris Phillips and Chris Neil Wish to Remain Senators

A few weeks after Bryan Murray acknowledged to the Ottawa Citizen‘s Wayne Scanlan that he was receiving calls on some of his veteran players like Chris Phillips and Chris Neil and that the organization would be open to moving either player, it turns out neither player has any interest in moving on at this time. Murray, […]

Chris Phillips to Play Game 1,179 at Home on Thursday

  Fresh off Saturday afternoon’s 7-2 win over the hapless Phoenix Arizona Coyotes, the last thing I would have anticipated were some lineup changes for the Senators’ Tuesday night game in New Jersey. Changes are afoot, however because Chris Phillips will come out of the lineup so that he can establish the Senators’ franchise record for […]

Senators look to use upcoming home slate to propel towards playoffs

The Ottawa Senators have seven out of their next eight games at home as they try to put together an improbable run into playoff contention during the second half of the season. Luckily for them, the Washington Capitals have been less than stellar on the road. The Washington Capitals try to avoid their longest losing […]

Bryan Murray Succession Plan: “Ray Shero has the inside track”

  Buried deep within his latest Sunday column for the Toronto Sun, Steve Simmons briefly touched upon one of the worst-kept secrets in Ottawa. “No succession plans have been announced in Ottawa for the eventual replacement of Bryan Murray but word around is that fired Pittsburgh GM Ray Shero has the inside track here.”  Bryan Murray, who […]