Breaking: Andrew Hammond Tweaks Groin

Holy shit, Bryan Murray wasn’t kidding when he said he believed Matt O’Connor was “an NHL goaltender in the future.” Just one day after making that clairvoyant comment, Andrew Hammond tweaked his groin today during this morning’s pregame skate. (As an aside, if only Murray could use this Hammond, who was scheduled to start tonight’s game […]

Bryan Murray Speaks: Chabot’s Performance, Roster Cuts, O’Connor a Future NHLer

After assigning seven more players to Binghamton and signing 2015 first round pick (18th overall) Thomas Chabot to a three-year entry-level contract, Senators general manager Bryan Murray met with the media this morning to discuss the latest happenings with the club. To stream the interview, you can use the embedded player at the bottom of […]

Senators Sign Thomas Chabot to ELC

It’s really just a formality more than anything, but in looking at the photo above, it’s obvious that the signing gave Daniel Alfredsson the chills. Not being Thomas Chabot or one of his family, friends or any of the coaches who have personally had a hand in his development as a hockey player, it’s pretty […]

Guest Blog (@joshweissbock): Analytical Prospect Evaluation of Nick Paul & Tobias Lindberg

During the Senators’ development camp which kind of coincided with the release of a number of third party prospect ranking reports, I reached out to Josh Weissbock of and who specializes in gathering CHL statistical data and using that data to project prospect production at the NHL level. With this background, I asked him […]

Senators to Suspend Wikstrand, Many Questions Linger

Following last night’s report out of Sweden that Mikael Wikstrand would be jumping on a flight back to Sweden, Senators general manager Bryan Murray met with the media this morning at practice to discuss the Wikstrand situation. “Well, indications are that he went home yesterday. He had indicated from rookie camp really that he would […]

Updated: Wikstrand: Leaving on a Jet Plane…

Hey, remember that silly back-and-forth conversation through the media in which Mikael Wikstrand “munhugg”d it and expressed his desire to remain in Sweden this season if he didn’t make the big club which prompted a “We own his rights. He will put on his big boy pants and play in North America,” kind of response from assistant […]

Bryan Murray Speaks: 25-Minute Sit Down Interview with TSN’s Bob McKenzie

In his annual preseason feature, TSN‘s Bob McKenzie finally got around to interviewing Bryan Murray in his series of interviews with each of the Canadian NHL organizations’ general managers. The interview aired last night before Ottawa’s exhibition game versus the Buffalo Sabres and can be viewed in its glorious 25-minute entirety on the TSN website, […]

Senators Still Looking to Add a Top-Six Forward, Cowen Healthy, Lehner and Other News

The Ottawa Senators’ obsession over adding a top-six forward to round out their forward corps has carried over into training camp. Speaking at Sunday’s Fan Fest, Senators general manager Bryan Murray told those in attendance that the team failed to acquire a top-six forward via free agency or by making a trade, but it wasn’t […]

Senators Could Play Outdoor Game in 2017 on Parliament Hill

  Admittedly, I didn’t think much of it yesterday when a number of sites like TD Place, LeBreton Flats and Parliament Hill were reportedly being considered for hosting a prospective outdoor game but with mayor Jim Watson appearing on TSN 1200 to discuss the possibility and with Senators president Cyril Leeder participating in a digital media […]

Pierre Dorion Speaks: Rookie Tournament Success, O’Connor, PTOs

With this year’s rookie tournament set to kick off tonight in London, Ontario, Senators assistant general manager Pierre Dorion has been making the media rounds lately and this afternoon, he appeared on TSN 1050’s ‘Leafs Lunch’ to talk about his Ottawa Senators and state of its prospect pipeline. To listen to the interview, scroll to […]

Pierre Dorion Speaks: Rookie Camp, Wikstrand Remaining in North America, Nick Paul’s Tight Hammy

Like his counterpart Randy Lee, Ottawa’s other assistant general manager, Pierre Dorion was interviewed on TSN 1200 yesterday morning to discuss rookie camp and the prospects who will be participating in this weekend’s rookie tournament that features representation from the Senators, Maple Leafs, Canadiens and Penguins. To listen to the full audio, it’s available via […]

Randy Lee Speaks: Rookie Camp, Prospects, Tournament, Volchenkov Nostalgia

With his prospects riding the bus to London, Ontario for this weekend’s rookie tournament, Senators assistant general manager joined Steve Lloyd and Todd White on TSN 1200‘s ‘In the Box’ to pimp the event and regale the prospect porn indulging listeners with assessments and insight on what to expect from this year’s group of players. The […]

Swan Songs for Neil, Phillips and Murray

I had planned on running the following section as part of an extensive piece to kick off the 2015-16 season, but after going down the rabbit hole and realizing how large that piece will be in length, I figured it could serve as something to satiate this site’s readership considering I haven’t written much of anything […]

Chris Phillips’ SetBack

Last night’s  CTV News Ottawa broadcast featured a sports segment in which Terry Marcotte interviewed Senators general manager Bryan Murray to get an update on Chris Phillips’ health and recovery from back surgery. “He’s hurting a little bit still. He hasn’t been able to do the fitness level that he wanted to get to,” Murray acknowledged. […]

Latest Report: Wikstrand Does Not Want to Play in the AHL

The closest thing the Senators have to something that resembles offseason drama is this give and take on whether Swedish prospect Mikael Wikstrand will play in North America for the coming 2014-15 season. What we already knew was that Wikstrand will participate in the organization’s rookie camp and tournament that will stretch from September 15th […]