Thoughts Through Three

Heading into the 2015-16 season, excitement for the Senators was palpable. Not only did the Senators have one of the youngest opening night rosters in the NHL, their best player was coming off his second Norris Trophy win by the age of 25 and the team was looking to carry the momentum from their historical […]

Thursday News and Notes: Getting Ready for Opening Night

Forget all the quotes about players arriving into camp in the best shape of their lives. Throw away all the quotes talking about how (insert any prospect’s name here) who really made a positive impression. Throw away all those concerns about Erik Karlsson cutting his hair and punt all those quotes about how management anticipates having […]

Off to Bingo: Greening Waived

Speaking to reporters at yesterday morning’s practice, Senators general manager Bryan Murray indicated that Colin Greening was placed on waivers for the purpose of some other team claiming him on waivers assigning him to Binghamton. For anyone who’s watched Greening these past few seasons, the news hardly comes as a shock. Thanks to the organization acquiring Clarke […]

Breaking: Andrew Hammond Tweaks Groin

Holy shit, Bryan Murray wasn’t kidding when he said he believed Matt O’Connor was “an NHL goaltender in the future.” Just one day after making that clairvoyant comment, Andrew Hammond tweaked his groin today during this morning’s pregame skate. (As an aside, if only Murray could use this Hammond, who was scheduled to start tonight’s game […]

Bryan Murray Speaks: Chabot’s Performance, Roster Cuts, O’Connor a Future NHLer

After assigning seven more players to Binghamton and signing 2015 first round pick (18th overall) Thomas Chabot to a three-year entry-level contract, Senators general manager Bryan Murray met with the media this morning to discuss the latest happenings with the club. To stream the interview, you can use the embedded player at the bottom of […]

Senators Sign Thomas Chabot to ELC

It’s really just a formality more than anything, but in looking at the photo above, it’s obvious that the signing gave Daniel Alfredsson the chills. Not being Thomas Chabot or one of his family, friends or any of the coaches who have personally had a hand in his development as a hockey player, it’s pretty […]

Guest Blog (@joshweissbock): Analytical Prospect Evaluation of Nick Paul & Tobias Lindberg

During the Senators’ development camp which kind of coincided with the release of a number of third party prospect ranking reports, I reached out to Josh Weissbock of and who specializes in gathering CHL statistical data and using that data to project prospect production at the NHL level. With this background, I asked him […]

Senators to Suspend Wikstrand, Many Questions Linger

Following last night’s report out of Sweden that Mikael Wikstrand would be jumping on a flight back to Sweden, Senators general manager Bryan Murray met with the media this morning at practice to discuss the Wikstrand situation. “Well, indications are that he went home yesterday. He had indicated from rookie camp really that he would […]

Updated: Wikstrand: Leaving on a Jet Plane…

Hey, remember that silly back-and-forth conversation through the media in which Mikael Wikstrand “munhugg”d it and expressed his desire to remain in Sweden this season if he didn’t make the big club which prompted a “We own his rights. He will put on his big boy pants and play in North America,” kind of response from assistant […]

Bryan Murray Speaks: 25-Minute Sit Down Interview with TSN’s Bob McKenzie

In his annual preseason feature, TSN‘s Bob McKenzie finally got around to interviewing Bryan Murray in his series of interviews with each of the Canadian NHL organizations’ general managers. The interview aired last night before Ottawa’s exhibition game versus the Buffalo Sabres and can be viewed in its glorious 25-minute entirety on the TSN website, […]

Senators Still Looking to Add a Top-Six Forward, Cowen Healthy, Lehner and Other News

The Ottawa Senators’ obsession over adding a top-six forward to round out their forward corps has carried over into training camp. Speaking at Sunday’s Fan Fest, Senators general manager Bryan Murray told those in attendance that the team failed to acquire a top-six forward via free agency or by making a trade, but it wasn’t […]

Senators Could Play Outdoor Game in 2017 on Parliament Hill

  Admittedly, I didn’t think much of it yesterday when a number of sites like TD Place, LeBreton Flats and Parliament Hill were reportedly being considered for hosting a prospective outdoor game but with mayor Jim Watson appearing on TSN 1200 to discuss the possibility and with Senators president Cyril Leeder participating in a digital media […]

Pierre Dorion Speaks: Rookie Tournament Success, O’Connor, PTOs

With this year’s rookie tournament set to kick off tonight in London, Ontario, Senators assistant general manager Pierre Dorion has been making the media rounds lately and this afternoon, he appeared on TSN 1050’s ‘Leafs Lunch’ to talk about his Ottawa Senators and state of its prospect pipeline. To listen to the interview, scroll to […]

Pierre Dorion Speaks: Rookie Camp, Wikstrand Remaining in North America, Nick Paul’s Tight Hammy

Like his counterpart Randy Lee, Ottawa’s other assistant general manager, Pierre Dorion was interviewed on TSN 1200 yesterday morning to discuss rookie camp and the prospects who will be participating in this weekend’s rookie tournament that features representation from the Senators, Maple Leafs, Canadiens and Penguins. To listen to the full audio, it’s available via […]