Dreger Talks: Methot Situation, Roster Freeze, Sens Talked to Oilers

Late to this but TSN’s Darren Dreger appeared on Tuesday’s edition of TSN 1200’s ‘The Drive’ and on it, he dropped a few interesting nuggets of information that are worthy of a post. (Note: If you’re interested in listening to Dreger’s full segment, just scroll to the bottom of this post where the audio is […]

Breaking: Senators Confirm RFQ Submission

So much for a slow news day, right? The Senators have confirmed that they will “make a submission to the National Capital Commission’s (NCC) Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for the redevelopment of LeBreton Flats.” The news came when the Senators sent a news blast to this city’s sports media contingent. Fortunately, the Citizen‘s James Gordon […]

Video: Washington Capitals’ Bryan Murray Tribute

As part of their commemorative 40 years of existence in the NHL, the Washington Capitals honoured Ottawa Senators general manager Bryan Murray with a video tribute during last night’s 2-1 loss. Murray was the Capitals’ head coach from the start of the 1981-82 season through their 1989-90 campaign. During that time, he compiled a record of 343-246-83 (.572) in […]

Senators Actively Looking for Erik Karlsson’s Next Partner?

According to the Ottawa Sun‘s Bruce Garrioch, the Senators may be venturing into the trade market to find a defensive partner for Erik Karlsson. If true, it speaks volumes for where the organization think Marc Methot’s recovery is at. Methot, who was activated off the injured reserve (IR) back on December 4th, played in two games […]

Lazar Off to the World Juniors

After scoring his first NHL goal on Monday night in Buffalo, the kid with the golden smile is off win gold at this year’s WJHC. In somewhat of a surprise, at least to me, the Ottawa Senators have loaned Curtis Lazar to Team Canada. Very grateful to the entire Ottawa Senators organization. Looking forward to welcoming Curtis Lazar […]


Melnyk Speaks: LeBreton Flats, the Budget, Grandmothers Diagnosing Mumps

Speaking at his annual ‘Skate for Kids’ charitable event yesterday, Senators owner bravely donned a number ’11’ Melnyk jersey (note: to commemorate his 11th year owning the Senators) and touched upon a number of prevalent matters relating to the team. If you want to watch Melnyk’s full availability, you can do so by scrolling to […]

Thoughts on Thoughts and Other Monday News

Elliotte Friedman, the man who doesn’t get nearly enough camera time during the weekly Hockey Night in Canada broadcasts penned his latest ’30 Thoughts’ blog on Sportsnet. Given the interesting coaching developments that took place last week, you knew there were going to be a number of Senators-related items within Friedman’s post. Down the rabbit […]

Breaking: Zack Smith’s Wrist, Pageau Recalled

After being one of the healthiest teams over the past season and a half, the hockey gods have turned their attention to the Ottawa Senators. After losing Chris Neil for the foreseeable future when he tweaked his knee absorbing a hit from the Los Angeles Kings’ Brayden McNabb on Thursday night, now the Senators will […]

Point Me to the Pressbox: Chris Phillips a Healthy Scratch?

In his first game behind the bench on Thursday night versus Los Angeles, Dave Cameron elected to dress the same lineup that his predecessor, Paul MacLean, frequently used, but today things have really been shaken up. Ottawa’s new head coach was sold to Senators fans as a good communicator and today Cameron sent his first message by making […]

Injured: Chris Neil Week-to-Week with Knee Injury

In his fifth shift of the first period in last night’s 5-3 loss to the Los Angeles Kings, Senators forward Chris Neil was rocked by a Brayden McNabb check along the right side wall. Looking at the video below, it kind of looks like Neil’s knee gets tweaked a little bit as his body absorbs the hit. […]

“Dave Cameron Promised Job Three to Four Years Ago by Eugene Melnyk”

If you missed yesterday’s episode of Sportsnet‘s ‘Hockey Central’, you missed a pretty telling conversation in which Doug MacLean — who I should everyone is pretty tight with the Murray family — shed some light on the Senators firing of Paul MacLean. When asked about how the firing of MacLean could start of chain of […]

New Arena Update: Senators Considering LeBreton Flats Location

According to an article by the Ottawa Citizen‘s Joanne Chianello, the Ottawa Senators are “contemplating a move downtown.” On September 30th, the NCC’s invited the private sector to submit plans to develop a 9.3 hectare parcel of land (that could be expanded to 12.3 hectares) at LeBreton Flats for the purpose of putting a signature attraction in […]


Paul MacLean Speaks: Final Press Conference

It’s kind of a sad moment realizing that this may be the last instance when I’ll ever be able to use the ‘MacLean red phone’ image for a post, but damn it all if this won’t be a memorable last time. Even though he was under no obligation to speak to reporters following his dismissal […]