“Negotiation 101 in Bad Faith”: Dorion on the Methot Negotiations

Pretty fitting that Rideau View Golf Club was the scene where Senators assistant general manager Pierre Dorion teed off on the comments made by Marc Methot and his representative Larry Kelly at today’s Bell/Senators Charity Golf Classic that unofficially signals the start of the Senators’ training camp. The comments from Methot’s camp were featured in an […]


Eugene Melnyk Speaks on Toronto Airwaves: Lockout, Money, Expectations

Whenever Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk makes an appearance on the Fan 590‘s ‘Prime Time Sports’, it’s always a relatively interesting affair – mostly because the hosts do an exceptional job poking, prodding or manipulating the owner to go off on tangents, say over the top things or riff on whatever’s been bothering him lately. So with […]

Thought Process on Methot Process and Other Tuesday Notes

During the course of Sunday night’s 6-2 rookie tournament victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs in London, the Ottawa Sun‘s Bruce Garrioch updated the masses on the status of the Senators’ contract talks with free agent to be Marc Methot. The Senators and Marc Methot’s camp held talks today. No progress. Those discussions will continue.


Bryan Murray Speaks: Candid Interview with TSN’s Bob McKenzie

In a recent series, TSN‘s been airing a few interviews in which Bob McKenzie sits down for lengthy one-on-one sessions with NHL general managers and this afternoon, the network published his interview with Bryan Murray. It’s a great interview that I would love to embed within this blog post, but for whatever reason TSN only allows people […]

Paul MacLean Speaks: “Old Paul”, naming a captain, new assistant coach

With their rookies heading off to London to participate in the annual rookie tournament, Senators head coach Paul MacLean was on TSN 1200′s ‘In the Box’ today to essentially serve everyone a reminder that the NHL season is just around the corner. The interview itself isn’t really anything too noteworthy since the early portions of it […]

Bryan Murray Speaks: Ryan/Methot, Captaincy, Expectations

As we inch ever closer to the start of training camp (hey, the Senators rookie tournament camp starts today!), Senators brass have been more prevalent in the local media with their radio and television spots with Senators assistant general managers Pierre Dorion and Randy Lee doing most of the talking. Interestingly however, Bryan Murray had a media […]


Pierre Dorion Speaks: Prospects, Captaincy, Ryan/Methot

After his better half, Randy Lee, appeared on TSN 1200‘s ‘The Drive’ yesterday, the Senators’ other assistant general manager Pierre Dorion appeared on ‘TGOR’ this morning to discuss and promote the Senators’ rookie camp and tournament that kicks off this weekend. (Hockey!!! HOCKEY!!!!! HOCKEY!111!!1!1! Real frickin’ hockey!) While much of the Randy Lee interview focused on […]

Marc Methot Sets His Price — 6 years at $5.5 million

With the Senators encouraging fans to sit tight and be patient, apparently they’re heeding their own advice when it comes to negotiating contract extensions for impending 2015 free agents Marc Methot and Bobby Ryan. After talks had reportedly cooled between the Senators and Methot’s representative Larry Kelly, Bryan Murray changed things up by speaking with local […]


Randy Lee Speaks: New Affiliation Agreements, Ryan/Methot Status

Some days it feels like the Senators are extending or reaching deals with anything or anyone not named Bobby Ryan and Marc Methot. Yesterday the Senators announced affiliation agreements with the AHL’s Binghamton Senators and the ECHL’s Evansville Icemen. The agreement with Binghamton is simply four-season extension that concludes at the end of the 2018/19 season and after […]

Senators’ Front Office Continues to Grow: Hire More Scouts

It’s not exactly the two signings that fans have been anticipating, but the Senators announced that they have added two full-time scouts — Michael Abbamont and John Perpich — to their ranks and promoted Jim Clarke to the position of chief professional scout. This announcement comes on the heels of the organization’s promotion of Bob Lowes to […]

Report: Senators Looking to Add Top 9 Forward

When having conversations about the risks associated with Marc Methot and Bobby Ryan entering the season without contract, one of the talking points that is often mentioned is the state of the trade market. As teams prepare to open training camp in a few weeks, it’s safe to presume that the majority of teams are […]

Senators Ownership is Going to the Dogs

In case you have not heard, last night was a bizarre night on the interwebs as former Ottawa Citizen sports reporter Don Campbell tweeted a cryptic message about the Senators’ ownership situation. Has anyone reported yet Ottawa Senators no longer are solely owned? — Don Campbell (@ottawa_dc)

Pierre Dorion Speaks: Anderson Extension, Ryan/Methot Status, Ownership Sending a Message

Senators assistant general manager Pierre Dorion participated in a media conference call to delve into the details surrounding the organization’s motivations for inking Craig Anderson to a three-year contract extension. In case you missed it this morning, I published some thoughts of my own, but if you’d like to listen to Dorion’s conference call, you […]