Pierre Dorion Speaks: Methot Status, JGP, Wikstrand, Trade Talks Ramping up at GM Meetings

  Senators assistant general manager Pierre Dorion participated in a media availability today following today’s Senators practice and buried within it were a few interesting nuggets of information that are worth discussing. Unfortunately, it wasn’t an exclusive interview on TSN 1200, so there’s no excerpted version of it (and after transcribing this interview, I’m too […]

Hextally: Looking at Ottawa’s Shot Rates/Shooting Percentages Against

Through the Ottawa Senators’ first 17 games, the team has been chastised for their poor possession rates and the high volume of even strength shots that they’re allowing per game. The Senators are allowing 34.8 shots per game. Only the Buffalo Sabres (36.9) and Colorado Avalanche (35.1) are averaging more. Taking that one step further, I […]

Senators Scouting OSU Defenceman Drew Brevig Tonight

Ottawa Senators and Philadelphia Flyers scouts in attendance at OSU MHKY game tonight. Confirmed interest in Brevig from @BTN_OhioState” and the report indicates that the Senators have an interest in Ohio State University’s Drew Brevig. According to EliteProspects, Brevig is an undrafted 22-year old defenceman from Prior Lake, Minnesota who is listed at a lanky […]

Dorion Raising Eyebrows: Scouts Two Games Last Week

Sportsnet‘s Elliotte Friedman published a weekend edition of his ’30 Thoughts’ column and within it he had a number of thoughts pertaining to the Ottawa Senators. One drew on his own experiences to relay the same message that Bryan Murray conveyed to Michael Farber in his admission that he had stage four cancer. Do not take your […]

Friday’s Thoughts: Bryan Murray’s Battle, Greening Available, Methot Negotiations

This past offseason  it was easy to come by unsubstantiated rumours concerning the status of Bryan Murray’s health. All you could only hope that they weren’t true and that the disease was treatable. After Michael Farber’s excellent feature on Bryan Murray’s battle with cancer that ran before last night’s TSN broadcast of the Senators versus Oilers game, […]

Subject of Disdain: Senators’ Lineup Decisions and Player Usage

Regardless of how talented your favourite hockey team is or how many points separate that same team from others in the standings, all hockey fans share a common bond: we love to complain about lineup combinations and player usage. Ottawa’s no different in that regard and through the early stretches of this season, it’s been […]

Video: Leafs Fan Dumps Beer on Sens Fan’s Head…

http://youtu.be/vPWMfphLAUI I wasn’t at last night’s game, but the following video came up in my Facebook timeline and I felt compelled to share it with the masses. According to a post, this video’s events transpired during last night’s Maple Leafs versus Senators game at the Canadian Tire Centre. I’m not privy to any of the […]

Senators Elect to Keep Lazar Around

Last night Curtis Lazar made his ninth appearance in a game this season, meaning that if he plays in one more additional game thereafter, the first year of his three-year entry-level contract would be burned and bring him one season closer to unrestricted free agency. The Senators were faced with a choice to decide what […]

Senators Keep Showing Interest In Chris Stewart and It Needs to Stop

Dating back to last season, the Senators have reportedly demonstrated significant interest in acquiring Chris Stewart. TSN’s Bob McKenzie chronicled some of those rumours last February when he outlined a prospective three-way trade involving the Buffalo Sabres, St. Louis Blues and Ottawa Senators. Although this fabled three-way trade never came to fruition, the Sabres and […]

Cause for Concern? The Struggles of Mika Zibanejad

  In case you haven’t noticed lately, Mika Zibanejad’s game has been the subject of some deserved criticism lately. Whether you’re tuning into the radio, reading the latest on his struggles in the newspapers (here and here) or reading his zero goals, zero assists and zero points stat line on his player profile page, Mika’s […]

No Supplementary Discipline For Gryba

In last night’s important 5-2 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets, Eric Gryba was handed a match penalty and game misconduct with 11:56 left on the clock in the second period for his hard hit on Blue Jackets center Artem Anisimov. After his drop pass that left the puck in close proximity to his feet, Anisimov left […]

Jared Cowen’s Name Enters the Rumour Mill

Missed the opportunity to post something about this yesterday, but according to Bruce Garrioch, the Senators may finally be ready to address the state of their blue line. Essentially from the moment that the Senators promoted Cody Ceci last December, the team has elected to carry eight defencemen. The numbers situation (not the actual talent […]