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 […]

Guy Boucher Hired as the Next Senators Head Coach

After Bruce Boudreau spurned the Senators and elected to sign a four-year contract with the Minnesota Wild, the Senators quickly responded to news by announcing this afternoon that Guy Boucher is their new head coach. The financial terms of Boucher’s deal were not disclosed, but Boucher signed a three-year contract. If you’re not familiar with […]

Elliotte Friedman Talks Boudreau and Ottawa — Hartley in the mix?

Following the firing of Bob Hartley by the Calgary Flames, they have now that they have joined the Senators on the front lines in their search for a new candidate, their prospective interest in Bruce Boudreau has raised some concern in the nation’s capital. Since Boudreau is widely considered the best coach on the market, in the minds of Senators […]

Melnyk Speaks on PTS: Preferred LeBreton Proposal, Coach Interviews

After his RendezVous LeBreton group was named by the NCC as the preferred proponent for the redevelopment of LeBreton Flats, it was only a matter of time before Senators owner Eugene Melnyk appeared on the Fan 590’s ‘Prime Time Sports’ to celebrate the news. To listen to the full interview, you can use the embedded […]

The Process Needs Work: your 2015-16 Ottawa Senators eulogy

Congratulations Senators fans, we made it. Okay, so the team failed to reach the postseason thereby cashing in on the oh so glorious, glorious gate revenues that accompany it, but every single one of you deserves a pat on the back for enduring this unmitigated disaster of a 2015-16 season. If only the ensuing disaster was averted […]

Pierre Dorion Speaks: Draft Lottery, Picking 12th, Finding a Coach

As part of TSN 1200’s NHL Draft Lottery coverage, Ottawa Senators general manager joined Lee Versage and Shawn Simpson to discuss the night’s events and the fact that the Senators held firm and wound up with the 12th overall selection. To listen to the full interview, scroll to the bottom of this post and use […]

Boudreau Axed, Thoughts on Thoughts, Draft Lottery News

It’s fitting that one day after Senators ownership came out and admitted that it runs its hockey operations department on a shoestring budget, arguably one of the best head coaches in hockey, Bruce Boudreau, hit the market after he was relieved of his duties by the Anaheim Ducks. In his introductory press conference, Senators general […]

Eugene Melnyk Speaks: LeBreton Flats Preferred Proponent

After his group’s RendezVous LeBreton proposal was selected by the NCC’s evaluation committee as the preferred proposal for the redevelopment of LeBreton Flats, Senators owner Eugene Melnyk jumped on TSN 1200’s ‘The Drive’ To listen to the audio, scroll to the bottom and use the accompanying embedded media player. As always, my thoughts are in […]

RendezVous LeBreton Named as Preferred Proposal for LeBreton Flats Redevelopment

The Ottawa Senators are one step closer to procuring a new downtown arena. In a long and drawn out meeting of the NCC Board of Directors, the RendezVous LeBreton proposal for the redevelopment of LeBreton Flats was selected as the preferred bid. Both of the proponents, RendezVous and DCDLS, passed according to the evaluation criteria […]

Rumour: Senators Interested in Moving AHL Affiliate to Belleville

Even though the Senators inked a contract extension with Binghamton in 2014 that runs through the 2018-19 season, rumours have been floating around the interwebs these past few weeks speculating on the future of the relationship between the Ottawa Senators’ and their AHL affiliate in Binghamton. Where those rumours originated, I have no idea, but today, […]

Report: Senators interview Mike Yeo for their vacant head coach position

  All has been relatively quiet regarding the Senators’ head coaching position since the team elected to gas Dave Cameron after the season ended, but TSN’s Darren Dreger broke that silence with a tweet this morning. The Ottawa Senators have begun interviewing potential head coaching candidates. Sources say Pierre Dorion met with Mike Yeo on […]

Luke Richardson and Senators Agree to Part Ways

In a press release this afternoon, the Ottawa Senators announced that “Binghamton Senators head coach Luke Richardson will not return next season after coming to a mutual agreement with the organization to vacate the position to pursue a new opportunity.” Richardson spent the past four seasons coaching Ottawa’s AHL affiliate to varying degrees of success. In […]

@6thSens Interviews: ‘Advanced Chats’ and ‘Battle of Ontario’

This past Friday, I was given the opportunity to come into the TSN 1200 studios to pre-record an episode of ‘Advanced Chats’ that ran on Saturday and Sunday. If you missed it, Ian Mendes and I spent a considerable portion of the show: dissecting the reshuffling of the titles within the hockey ops department; breaking down Pierre Dorion’s viability as […]

Like Craig Anderson, Melnyk’s Facing a Lot of Shots

A new phenomenon is occurring in the hockey world following Bryan Murray’s decision to step aside and allow Pierre Dorion to succeed him as the Ottawa Senators’ general manager: while Murray’s new advisor role will allow him to serve as a buffer between Dorion and owner Eugene Melnyk, now that he’s moved on from his […]

Dave Cameron Speaks: Post-Firing Media Availability

  For the first time since being relieved of his duties, former Senators head coach Dave Cameron addressed the media at the Canadian Tire Centre this morning. The full media availability can be heard by using the embedded media player at the bottom of this post. As always, my thoughts are in bold. “Morning. I guess […]

Eugene Melnyk Speaks: ‘The Drive’ Appearance

Not to be outdone by his former Toronto media colleagues at Sportsnet, TSN’s Ian Mendes roped Eugene Melnyk into an interview on TSN 1200 shortly after Melnyk appeared on the ‘Tim and Sid’ show this afternoon to discuss Dave Cameron’s dismissal as head coach of the Ottawa Senators. Let’s get right into things. The full […]

Eugene Melnyk Speaks: Sportsnet’s ‘Tim and Sid’ Appearance

Thanks to today’s announcement that Dave Cameron was removed from his head coaching duties by the Ottawa Senators, it was only a matter of time before Senators owner Eugene Melnyk made the media rounds and addressed the subject. Fittingly, his first appearance was on Sportsnet’s ‘Tim and Sid’ television program. To listen to the interview, […]

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