Go ‘Q’ or Go Home: Ottawa’s Second Round Draft Selections

With the second round of the NHL draft already underway, the Senators made another splash by trading up to acquire the New Jersey Devils’ 36th overall selection. The Senators traded their 41st overall selection and a conditional pick to move up to select Gabriel Gagne, a left winger from the Victoriaville Tigres. The conditional draft pick […]

Senators at the Draft on Day One

Full disclosure: I watch junior eligible players play about as often as I watch Stephane Da Costa KHL highlight montages on YouTube. It rarely happens, so I’m not going to pretend to have some kind of informed opinion on who the Senators selected or complain about the prospects who were passed over. That being said, […]

Robin Lehner Gets Dealt to Buffalo

  Today the Senators finally released the Lehner. Per TSN‘s Bob McKenzie, the Ottawa Senators have traded Robin Lehner and David Legwand to the Buffalo Sabres for the 21st overall selection in the 2015 NHL Draft. (Note: the Sabres acquired this pick from the New York Islanders in their 2014 Thomas Vanek deal.) You have to hand […]

Dreger: Senators Goaltending Situation

  This will be a quick one. I missed his interview segment yesterday on TSN 1200‘s ‘The Drive’, but thanks to their archived podcasts, I gave their interview with Darren Dreger a listen. I’m glad I did because some of the information that he shared on the Senators’ goaltending trade discussions is completely different than […]

NHL Announces Salary Cap Thresholds

A few short moments ago, the NHLPA announced the payroll range for the upcoming 2015-16. From their official press release: NEW YORK/TORONTO (June 23, 2015) – The National Hockey League and the National Hockey League Players’ Association today announced that the Team Payroll Range established for the 2015-16 League Year, pursuant to the Collective Bargaining Agreement, […]

Goaltender Trade News: More of What We Already Know, But With More Urgency

Whenever TSN‘s Bob McKenzie tweets — the Twitter-verified McKenzie and not one of those fake McKenzie accounts run by some assholes who crave short-lived laughs at the expense of some suckers on the internet — about NHL hockey rumours, it’s bound to garner some attention. But after Sportsnet‘s Elliotte Friedman published his latest ’30 Thoughts’ column that delved […]

Pierre Dorion Speaks: draft, prospects, trading up at the draft, UFAs

Yesterday was a busy day for media availabilities as Bryan Murray and Senators assistant general manager Pierre Dorion spoke with the masses for the last time before the NHL Draft that begins on June 26th. I have already posted the first two Murray availabilities earlier today (here and here), so without further ado, here’s a […]

Bryan Murray Speaks Again: One-on-One with Ian Mendes

After concluding his morning availability with the rest of the media, Senators general manager jumped in with TSN 1200’s for a one-on-one interview that was featured on ‘The Drive’ yesterday afternoon. I highly recommend listening to the interview. Not so much for Bryan Murray’s comments, but to listen to Ian Mendes do his best Jim […]

Bryan Murray Speaks: Yesterday’s Media Availability

With the date of the NHL Draft (June 26th and 27th) rapidly approaching, Senators general manager Bryan Murray conducted his last scheduled media availability for the local beat guys yesterday morning at the Canadian Tire Centre. As Murray and his assistant general manager Pierre Dorion made themselves available to the media and to the guys […]

Lindberg’s ELC, Greening May Not Be Bought Out, Lehner Worth and More…

Add another player to the Senators’ stable of Swedish prospects. The organization announced yesterday that 2013 fourth round draft pick Tobias Lindberg (102nd overall) signed a three-year entry-level contract. Lindberg’s contract carries a $693,333 cap hit. The salary if he plays in the NHL and Lately, there’s been a lot of interest in the performance of Lindberg. […]

Three Possible Offseason Scenarios for the Ottawa Senators

The Stanley Cup has been awarded and the off season has officially started. The Ottawa Senators were eliminated on April 26, which means that Sens fans have been in off-season mode for a month and a half. During this time there has been a great deal of speculation about how the Senators will deal with […]

Friedman on the Goaltender Market

Elliotte Friedman joined Calgary’s Sportsnet 960 this morning for his regular featured hit and what started as a conversation about Calgary’s goaltending situation quickly played out into one that revealed some insight into what Ottawa may do with one of their goaltenders. “To me, I’m really curious to see what Buffalo is going to do […]

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