A Thought on Power Play Units

From Senators practice today: Ryan is working on a pp unit with Michalek and Zibanejad, but before you think that could be No. 1 combo, Karlsson is on the other pp

NCC Looking to Redevelop LeBreton Flats

In case you did not hear the big news yesterday, the National Capital Commission (NCC) is inviting and encouraging the private sector to submit plans to develop land at LeBreton Flats for the purpose of putting a signature attraction in the area adjacent to the Canadian War Museum. Via the NCC’s website: The National Capital […]


Paul MacLean Speaks: training camp, prospects, internal competition

As training camp continues and fans restlessly dwell on the latest happenings and tweaks to the Senators’ line combinations, “What do you mean Colin Greening was getting a regular turn on the team’s top line with Kyle Turris and Clarke MacArthur yesterday in practice?!?!”, a surprisingly sober (no seriously, why was Greening getting a turn […]

The Second D-Pairing, parking, etc.

Listening to this afternoon’s edition of TSN 1200’s ‘In the Box’, hosts Jason York and Steve Lloyd played up the pairing of Jared Cowen and Cody Ceci – going so far as to say that this duo is unquestionably the one that the Senators want to open the season with as their second defensive pairing. […]

Thoughts on Thoughts: Friedman Discusses Methot/Ryan

Sportnet‘s Elliotte Friedman (and boy does it still feel weird to write that) published his latest ’30 Thoughts’ article and for the benefit of hockey fans in the nation’s capital, there were four thoughts pertaining to the Ottawa Senators. Shockingly, all of them had to do with the situations involving the uncertain futures of Marc Methot and Bobby Ryan. […]

No Press Release This Season: ESPN Ranks Senators 92nd out of 122 Teams in Ultimate Team Rankings

Last year when the Senators were ranked by ESPN as the ninth highest professional sports franchise amongst the 122 combined teams that come from Major League Baseball, the National Football League, the National Hockey League and the National Basketball Association, the Senators promoted the hell out the distinction. Considering the offseason turmoil created by the loss of […]


“Negotiation 101 in Bad Faith”: Dorion on the Methot Negotiations

Pretty fitting that Rideau View Golf Club was the scene where Senators assistant general manager Pierre Dorion teed off on the comments made by Marc Methot and his representative Larry Kelly at today’s Bell/Senators Charity Golf Classic that unofficially signals the start of the Senators’ training camp. The comments from Methot’s camp were featured in an […]


Eugene Melnyk Speaks on Toronto Airwaves: Lockout, Money, Expectations

Whenever Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk makes an appearance on the Fan 590‘s ‘Prime Time Sports’, it’s always a relatively interesting affair – mostly because the hosts do an exceptional job poking, prodding or manipulating the owner to go off on tangents, say over the top things or riff on whatever’s been bothering him lately. So with […]

Thought Process on Methot Process and Other Tuesday Notes

During the course of Sunday night’s 6-2 rookie tournament victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs in London, the Ottawa Sun‘s Bruce Garrioch updated the masses on the status of the Senators’ contract talks with free agent to be Marc Methot. The Senators and Marc Methot’s camp held talks today. No progress. Those discussions will continue.


Bryan Murray Speaks: Candid Interview with TSN’s Bob McKenzie

In a recent series, TSN‘s been airing a few interviews in which Bob McKenzie sits down for lengthy one-on-one sessions with NHL general managers and this afternoon, the network published his interview with Bryan Murray. It’s a great interview that I would love to embed within this blog post, but for whatever reason TSN only allows people […]

Paul MacLean Speaks: “Old Paul”, naming a captain, new assistant coach

With their rookies heading off to London to participate in the annual rookie tournament, Senators head coach Paul MacLean was on TSN 1200′s ‘In the Box’ today to essentially serve everyone a reminder that the NHL season is just around the corner. The interview itself isn’t really anything too noteworthy since the early portions of it […]