The Ottawa Senators will spend when the time is right. If you’ve followed the Ottawa Senators of the past two seasons, you’ve no doubt been assured this by ownership and management alike. You’ve been warned frivolous spending does not build contenders, but rather smart spending. Senators owner and horse enthusiast Eugene Melnyk has referenced the […]

The Problem Isn’t the Internal Budget, It’s the Senators’ Philosophy

When it comes to getting under the skin of Ottawa Senators fans, there’s a few guaranteed ways to do it: 1) wear a Maple Leafs jersey to a Senators game at the Canadian Tire Centre that doesn’t involve Toronto; 2) reference Patrick Lalime’s save percentage in series clinching games; 3) bring up John Muckler’s draft […]

Wednesday Morning Link Dump

If you’re having trouble wrapping your head around the fact that the Senators traded Karlsson yesterday, here are a few items of information that you can read as you’re enjoying your morning coffee. Here are your morning links: In an excellent blog article for TSN that is well worth reading, Ian Mendes wrote at length […]


Bryan Murray Speaks: Spezza Trade, Bringing Michalek Back, Blergh

For the second consecutive season, Senators general manager Bryan Murray addressed the media following the departure of a Senators captain on the first day of NHL free agency. Listening to Murray speak, it’s the most frustrated that I can recall hearing him over the past few years, so with that in mind, I highly recommend […]

Senators Re-Sign Michalek: 3-years, $4M per season

Having missed out on signing Benoit Pouliot, who ultimately signed a five-year deal worth $4 million per season with Edmonton, the Senators announced that Milan Michalek was re-signed. Milan Michalek has agreed to a three-year extension at $4 million per-season.

Jason Spezza Dealt to the Dallas Stars

After Dallas Stars general manager Jim Nill appeared on Dallas/Fort Worth radio yesterday and admitted to his interest in acquiring Jason Spezza, the Dallas Stars and Ottawa Senators have agreed to a trade involving the Senators’ center. Jason Spezza has been dealt to the Dallas Stars pending a trade call. Involves substantial prospects and avails […]

Report: Senators Met with Benoit Pouliot Today

“We need four forwards right now. That’s not including Jason. I was hoping that Jason would give us one but we need a couple of other forwards. We need two left wingers, we need a centre if Jason’s not here. There are a couple of spots open on the hockey club.” ~ Senators general manager Bryan […]

Dallas GM Jim Nill Speaks: Talks Spezza Trade

  The Dallas Stars have been linked to the Ottawa Senators in rumours involving Senators center Jason Spezza. Their general manager, Jim Nill, was on Dallas/Fort Worth radio this morning on The Ticket 1310 talking at length about his desire to acquire a second line center and most importantly, he even confirmed his very real interest […]

Management Speaks: Talks Draft and Spezza

Over the weekend, members of the Senators’ front office were involved in a number of radio and television interviews to comment on the Jason Spezza trade market and their draft selections. Day One: Here is Bryan Murray talking to Sens TV about the day’s events. To watch this video, you can do so by viewing […]

What Do You Mean Spezza’s Still a Senator?

For all the rumours, speculation and even the first domino falling – when Ryan Kesler, thought to be the major impediment to the trade market, was  dealt to the Vancouver Canucks – Jason Spezza is still a member of the Ottawa Senators. In a somewhat surprising development, the Senators were unable to negotiate a fair […]

Day Two at the NHL Draft: Senators Finally Make Some Picks

Unable to land a first round pick yesterday (or trade Jason Spezza), the Senators made their first selection of the 2014 NHL Draft today drafting Djurgarden’s Andreas Englund with the 40th overall selection in the second round. Per Eliteprospects.com, the 6’3″, 190 lb left shooting defenceman “is a big, strong defensive defenseman who makes good […]

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 […]