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, […]

Pierre Dorion Speaks: TSN 1200 ‘In the Box’ Appearance

After conducting his press conference that revealed that Dave Cameron had been relieved of his duties as head coach of the Ottawa Senators, general manager Pierre Dorion joined TSN 1200’s ‘In the Box’ to go into greater detail about the process that led to today’s decision. To listen to the interview, you can stream the […]

Pierre Dorion Speaks: Coaching Staff Is Fired Press Conference

New general manager Pierre Dorion has only been on the job for a short period of time, but today he participated in his second major press conference to announce this morning that the Ottawa Senators had fired their entire coaching staff. It’s a 20+ minute press conference that is well worth your time, assuming you […]

Breaking: Dave Cameron and other coaches fired by Senators

Well, after the Ottawa Senators’ coaching staff was not part of the exit interview process during yesterday’s dressing room cleanout, the writing was on the wall. Today, the organization made it official by relieving head coach Dave Cameron of his duties and announcing that assistants Andre Tourigny and Rick Wamsley have also been fired. Jason […]

Senators Announce Pierre Dorion as Next GM

The speculation proved to be true. Today the Ottawa Senators announced that their longest-tenured general manager, Bryan Murray, had stepped down from his role and that assistant general manager Pierre Dorion will succeed him and become the eighth general manager in the Senators’ franchise history. In its early goings, the press conference was an emotional event with Dorion paying homage to the […]

Senators Announce News Conference: Bryan Murray stepping down?

When Eugene Melnyk announced last month that the organization would require a major shake up after a season filled with more disappointments than John Muckler’s draft record, it was presumed that Dave Cameron would pay the price for this team’s underwhelming performance. Asked where this team’s record would leave Bryan Murray and Dave Cameron, Melnyk […]

Bryan Murray Speaks: Assessing the Org, Karlsson for Norris, Erkamps and Hoffman

With the season winding down and his team set to take on the Philadelphia Flyers in a matinee game tomorrow afternoon, Ottawa Senators Bryan Murray met with the local media today to answer questions. It is the first media availability that Murray has conducted since Senators owner Eugene Melnyk promised big changes and hung head coach […]

Mark Stone To Miss Some Games

A couple of weeks ago, an exasperated Senators fan probably asked, “How could this season get any worse?” It’s one thing for the team to be stuck in that zone in which they’ve not only been mathematically eliminated from the playoffs but also have incredibly long odds of moving up in the draft and procuring the kind of […]

Playing Out the String: Senators Promote Ben Harpur

This morning the Senators announced that they have recalled defenceman Ben Harpur from the Binghamton Senators. After the Senators were mathematically eliminated from the playoffs following Philadelphia’s win last night, coupled with Michael Kostka’s ineffectual play, there’s nothing left for the Senators to do other than play out the string and get a look at […]