Domino: Ryan Kesler Dealt to Anaheim

The Anaheim Ducks, one of the main suitors in the Jason Spezza trade sweepstakes, have reached an agreement with the Vancouver Canucks that sends Nick Bonino, Luca Sbisa and the 24th overall selection in this year’s draft for Ryan Kesler. The two teams also agreed to swap third round picks in this year’s draft as […]

Leafs Inquire on Jason Spezza

Per Bob McKenzie on TSN: “Believe it or not, the Toronto Maple Leafs did inquire about the availability of Jason Spezza from the Ottawa Senators. Not because the Toronto Maple Leafs want Jason Spezza in their lineup per se, but they were maybe looking at the possibility of bringing him in, parlaying him, flipping him […]

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Bryan Murray Speaks: 4:00 pm Media Availability This Afternoon

Bryan Murray met with the NHL media at 4:00 pm this afternoon to discuss, amongst other things, the Jason Spezza sweepstakes and the NHL Draft that occurs tomorrow night. To listen to the interview, you can follow this link or listen to the embedded audio at the bottom of this post. As always, my thoughts […]

Latest Spezza News from Dreger, Garrioch

TSN‘s Darren Dreger spoke recently on the status of the Jason Spezza market: “Well again, it’s a moving target as far as Spezza is concerned. It’s believe that the St. Louis Blues would very much like to acquire Jason Spezza. They have made gestures. There has been ongoing communication between Doug Armstrong and Bryan Murray […]

Spezza Trade Market Unfolds: Garrioch Names Teams Calling on Spezza

Hours after Bob McKenzie tweeted out that the Spezza market was heating up and four teams — three from the Western Conference and one from the Eastern Conference — were in conversation with the Ottawa Senators, Bruce Garrioch followed up the news by revealing that it is ”believed as many as five teams — including St. […]

Where Did the Offence Go: Sens Set to Lose Hemsky, Michalek and Spezza?

When news broke this afternoon that Milan Michalek was listening to other offers, as is his right under the parameters of the CBA leading up to the start of unrestricted free agency on July 1st, it affirmed what Senators fans already knew – the Senators were always in a realistic position to lose their most […]

Eugene Melnyk Wins TSN’s ‘Harold Ballard Award’

TSN, a television station that operates under the Bell Media umbrella and will also broadcast the Ottawa Senators’ regional games for the next twelve years, has awarded Senators owner Eugene Melnyk with this year’s fictitious Howard Ballard Award – that is “awarded to the owner who best contributes to the downfall of a franchise”. The […]

Erik Karlsson Finishes Seventh in Norris Trophy Balloting

In case you haven’t noticed, the NHL’s Award Show is taking place tonight on the CBC under a one-hour taped delay (again). No Ottawa Senators players or members of the organization were expected to carry home any hardware, but one player, Erik Karlsson, did receive some significant votes in the balloting for the Norris Trophy […]

Waiting for the Shoe to Drop: Kesler Market Holding Up Senators Deal?

In his latest rumblings blog for ESPN, Pierre Lebrun discussed the market for Vancouver Canucks center Ryan Kesler and how it’s impacting the offers for Jason Spezza. “The Kesler situation greatly affects what the Ottawa Senators do with center Jason Spezza, who, like Kesler, has asked out. It feels almost as though the Senators have to wait to […]

Monday News and Notes: Spezza, Karlsson, WJHC Invites

The drama over whether Jason Spezza did or did not request a trade is just the latest undesirable micro-controversy for the organization and rips the band-aid off of the wound that still hasn’t completely healed thanks to the organization’s handling of last year’s Daniel Alfredsson situation. From the organization downplaying trade rumours of Spezza’s availability […]

Dreger Talks: Spezza Market and One-for-One Deals

TSN‘s Darren Dreger appeared on TSN 1050‘s ‘Leafs Breakfast’ this morning to discuss the latest in NHL rumours – a topic that assuredly meant the “NHL Insider” would update everyone on the latest happenings in the Jason Spezza sweepstakes. To listen to the interview, you can follow this link or you can listen to it […]

Friedman on TEAM 1040: Talking Spezza and Kesler Markets

Sportsnet‘s Elliotte Friedman (damn, that feels weird to type) joined Scott Rintoul on Vancouver’s TEAM 1040 radio last night to discuss some NHL rumours and fortunately because of the Vancouver audience, a lot of what Friedman had to say about the Ryan Kesler tied into Jason Spezza’s situation as well. If you want to listen […]

Hockey Central: Tampa Bay Enter the Spezza Sweepstakes?

Transcript: Marek: “Bryan Murray says he has two serious offers for Jason Spezza. One would have to assume St. Louis would be one of them and perhaps Anaheim would be the other. Those seem to be two possible and likely destinations. What are you hearing Nick?” Kypreos: “I’m hear a dark horse might be Tampa […]

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