Chris Phillips and Chris Neil Wish to Remain Senators

A few weeks after Bryan Murray acknowledged to the Ottawa Citizen‘s Wayne Scanlan that he was receiving calls on some of his veteran players like Chris Phillips and Chris Neil and that the organization would be open to moving either player, it turns out neither player has any interest in moving on at this time. Murray, […]

Chris Phillips to Play Game 1,179 at Home on Thursday

  Fresh off Saturday afternoon’s 7-2 win over the hapless Phoenix Arizona Coyotes, the last thing I would have anticipated were some lineup changes for the Senators’ Tuesday night game in New Jersey. Changes are afoot, however because Chris Phillips will come out of the lineup so that he can establish the Senators’ franchise record for […]

Senators look to use upcoming home slate to propel towards playoffs

The Ottawa Senators have seven out of their next eight games at home as they try to put together an improbable run into playoff contention during the second half of the season. Luckily for them, the Washington Capitals have been less than stellar on the road. The Washington Capitals try to avoid their longest losing […]

Bryan Murray Succession Plan: “Ray Shero has the inside track”

  Buried deep within his latest Sunday column for the Toronto Sun, Steve Simmons briefly touched upon one of the worst-kept secrets in Ottawa. “No succession plans have been announced in Ottawa for the eventual replacement of Bryan Murray but word around is that fired Pittsburgh GM Ray Shero has the inside track here.”  Bryan Murray, who […]

The Need For A More Balanced Defence

Balance is important in life. I blame those old Body Break commercials for imbuing this lesson into me at an early age. Diet. Work and play. Tightrope walking blindfold between two Chicago skyscrapers without a net or harness while thousands of onlookers watch from the streets below or on the Discovery Channel, you need balance. From […]

McKenzie Speaks: Senators Kick Tires on Vermette, Five Suitors for Greening

TSN ‘Insider’ Bob McKenzie appeared on TSN 1200 this afternoon for his regular pre-game appearance and as part of his conversation, he touched upon Bryan Murray’s conversations with other GMs and what kind of trade talks the Senators’ GM has been a part of lately. Incredibly, McKenzie mentions that the Senators have kicked the tires on […]

A Visualization of Bobby Ryan’s Goals This Season

The following images come courtesy of SportingCharts.com‘s ‘Ice Track’ visualization tool that gives a geographic representation of where particular players or teams are scoring their goals. For whatever reason, I was inclined to do some digging on Bobby Ryan’s production this season and when I cross-referenced it with other representations from previous seasons, the differences were […]

Spezza Regrets the Senators Breaking Up the 2007 Cup Finals Team

  Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman made an appearance on ‘The Big Show’ on Calgary’s FAN 960 Tuesday afternoon and within his interview, he touched upon some Senators nostalgia by bringing up some interesting comments made by Spezza about Ottawa’s 2007 Stanley Cup Final team. To listen to Friedman’s segment, you can listen via the embedded audio at the bottom […]

March 5, 2015: Alfie to Receive Key to City

City of Ottawa mayor Jim Watson took to Twitter this morning to announce that Daniel Alfredsson would be receiving the Key to the City on March 5, 2015. I’m pleased to announce that I will award the Key to the City to Daniel Alfredsson in March. pic.twitter.com/Yi8mWEoxY3 — Jim Watson (@JimWatsonOttawa)

Greening to Waivers, Mills Signs and Thoughts on Thoughts

Waivers: a friendly reminder that your favorite team’s general manager made a mistake. After giving Colin Greening’s agent permission to explore a trade for their client, Ottawa Senators placed left winger on waivers once it became obvious that no suitors were lining up to move any assets in a trade. With his lonely one goal […]

Senators CFO Erin Crowe to Leave Organization

The writing was on the wall this past December when the Ottawa Senators’ website indicated the organization was accepting applications for their chief financial officer position, but today it became official: Senators CFO Erin Crowe is leaving the organization. The Ottawa Citizen‘s Wayne Scanlan, who has been killing it lately breaking news (ie. Bryan Murray’s decision to likely […]

Ottawa Hockey Analytics at Carleton: #OTTanalytics

I was asked by Rob Vollman — author of Hockey Abstract, a writer for ESPN Insider, Hockey Prospectus, Bleacher Report, and also a frequent guest on The 6th Sens’ podcast — to help promote a hockey analytics conference/workshop at Carleton University on Saturday, February 7th, 2015. Although the exact room and time details are unavailable at this time, there […]

Bryan Murray Sheds Light on Future as GM

In an exclusive interview with Wayne Scanlan of the Ottawa Citizen, Senators general manager Bryan Murray spoke of his intentions to step down from his duties at the conclusion of the 2014-15 season. The imagery used by Scanlan was just incredible (and if you haven’t read the article, do it now and then re-read two, three […]

Senators and Oilers Discussed Robin Lehner

  Darren Dreger was interviewed on TSN 1260 in Edmonton this morning, so it goes without saying that because the Oilers have the league’s second worst save percentage at five-on-five (.901), inevitably the subject of solutions to their goaltending woes is going to be brought up. There is no question Edmonton that desperately needs to upgrade its goaltending position, […]

Melnyk, Senators Feeling the Financial Pinch?

Ottawa, I’m sorry.While fans in the midst of this disaster of a season, I’m sure the last thing that you want to read about is news that the NHL’s inability to The Globe and Mail published an interesting read written by Dave Shoalts that outlined the financial implications for Canadian organizations created by the NHL’s failure to “ensure that the league’s now-$2-billion […]

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