Lightning Interested in Cody Ceci?

During last night’s ‘Insider Trading’ segment on TSN, Pierre LeBrun linked a number of teams to the Tampa Bay Lightning’s coveted third overall selection from the 2013 NHL Draft, Jonathan Drouin, before getting into a relatively lengthy discussion about how the Ottawa Senators may also “And you mention a lot of teams are in on […]

Talkin’ on the Radio: Latest ‘Advanced Chats’ on @TSN1200

On Friday afternoon, Ian Mendes and I recorded another episode for his weekly ‘Advanced Chats’ program that airs each Sunday at 9:00 am on TSN 1200. For those who have not had the opportunity to catch an episode, Ian uses this program to serve as a platform for local Senators bloggers to provide their own insight and analysis […]

Sunday Thoughts: Shattenkirk, Should the Sens Move Ryan? Interest in Cowen?

According to a report from ESPN Insider Craig Custance, the St. Louis Blues may be listening to offers on defenceman Kevin Shattenkirk (note: paywall). “Finances may also motivate the trade of another impact player, this time in St. Louis, where GM Doug Armstrong will soon be faced with a difficult decision regarding defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk. […]

#OTTHAC16: Ottawa Hockey Analytics Conference 2016

This afternoon I had the opportunity to go into the TSN 1200 studios and record another episode of ‘Advanced Chats’ — the program hosted by the incomparable Ian Mendes who spends an hour each week discussing Senators hockey with a member of the Senators blogging/online community. It is a pre-recorded show which means that it will air this […]

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 […]