Bryan Murray Speaks: One-on-One Interview with Ian Mendes

On the same day that he gave his end of the season synopsis of the Senators season, Senators general manager gave Ian Mendes an exclusive eight-minute one-on-one interview that ran on TSN 1200. Some of the interview rehashed on some of the topics from that morning’s presser, but there were also some great nuggets of […]

Bryan Murray Speaks: End of Season Synopsis

  One day after the players conducted their last media availabilities of the season before cleaning out their respective lockers, Senators general manager Bryan Murray addressed the media yesterday to share his thoughts on the Senators’ 2014-15 season and shed some light on what is ahead for the organization this offseason. Murray started his media […]

Eulogizing the 2014-15 Ottawa Senators

It happened again. Since reaching the 2007 Stanley Cup Final, the Senators are out of the playoffs before the start of the second round. It is the seventh time it has happened in the past eight years. Had you told me before the start of the season that the Senators were to endure another season […]

Patrick Wiercioch Named to Canadian World Championship Team

Much to Don Brennan’s disappointment, Mark Borowiecki and Cody Ceci were not invited to be a part of Canada’s entry into this year’s World Championships. That honour belongs to Patrick Wiercioch instead. Not bad for a player that Senators management tried all year to trade. Wiercioch was 5 minutes from being dealt at deadline. Other […]

Erik Karlsson Nominated for the Norris Trophy

In a not-so-shocking development, the NHL has announced that Erik Karlsson is one of its three finalists for the league’s Norris Trophy, awarded annually to the defenceman “who demonstrates throughout the season the greatest all-round ability in the position” as voted on by members of the Professional Hockey Writers Association (PHWA). Whether Karlsson wins the […]

Senators Make A Promise to BU’s Matt O’Connor

Back when I was in elementary school, I was approached during a recess by a girl who was in my grade three class. She was carrying a note written by a friend of her’s and a fellow classmate of mine who wanted to know if I would “go out” with her. In exchange, she was […]

Stone Earns Calder Nod

Mark Stone is going to Las Vegas. Yesterday the NHL announced that Stone will be attending the 2015 NHL Awards at the MGM Grand on June 24th because he was one of the three finalists for the league’s 2014-15 Calder Trophy, awarded to the awarded “to the player selected as the most proficient in his first year […]

Mike Hoffman, the “Defensive Liability”

If there one recurring complaint concerning Dave Cameron’s coaching decisions down the stretch, it involves his decision to diminish Mike Hoffman’s role by relegating him to the fourth line. In case it wasn’t transparent enough, it is quite obvious that the coaching staff and or the greater Senators organization believes Hoffman to be a defensive […]

Chris Phillips to Have Back Surgery

  Addressing the media on the team’s off-day, Dave Cameron dropped an interesting nugget of information pertaining to veteran defenceman Chris Phillips. Per the Senators’ head coach, Phillips will undergo a surgical procedure tomorrow to repair his back tomorrow and Cameron also added that he expects Phillips to be back for the start of training camp. Phillips […]

‘Young and Hungry’ Step Aside for Older and Experienced

  Andrew Hammond’s 20-1-2 regular season record may buy him a guaranteed one-way contract with the Ottawa Senators or another NHL team on July 1st, but with his Senators dropping the first two games of their series versus the Montreal Canadiens, Hammond’s regular season record could not buy him a third consecutive playoff start. Addressing […]

Edmonton Oilers Win Draft Lottery, What Now?

  Congratulations Connor McDavid, you’re about to be an Edmonton Oiler. Cheer up, will you? For the fourth time in six years, the ping pong balls went the Oilers’ way and they won the right to make the first overall selection at this year’s NHL Draft on June 26th. What does this mean for the Ottawa Senators? […]

The 0-2 Hole

You never want to be fall behind and be in an 0-2 hole. In baseball, the statistical probability of successfully getting on base or delivering a hit is significantly smaller than when the batter gets ahead in the count and for the Ottawa Senators, they have never won a playoff series in the eight instances in which […]

Subban Avoids a Suspension and a Thursday Mix Bag

Five minutes, a game misconduct and playing for the Habs is apparently punishment enough. At least that’s the message being conveyed by the NHL whose head of discipline (and former Montreal Canadiens defenceman for the tinfoil crowd out there), Stephane Quintal, determined that P.K. Subban will not face supplementary discipline for his malicious slash to the […]

Crank Up the Hate: Take the Montreal Canadiens Quiz

Rather than pen another preview piece that breaks down this incredible Canadiens versus Senators series, since I’ve already penned some ‘By the Numbers’ pieces (here and here) for the Ottawa Citizen breaking down the series, how about we do an old fashioned quiz to get us jacked up for the start of this series. Many thanks to