Melnyk Speaks: Talks LeBreton on ‘Prime Time Sports’

As part of Melnyk’s whirlwind media tour this past Wednesday, the Senators owner agreed to appear on the Fan 590’s ‘Prime Time Sports’ program with Bob McCown. Melnyk has long been one of McCown’s favourite guests because of his willingness to be pretty candid with his comments, so let’s just jump right into this. To listen […]

Reflecting on Karlsson and Cameron’s Post-Game Comments and Other News and Notes

Rather than dwell on the result following Ottawa’s 3-2 loss to the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday night, the gnawing post-game comments made by Erik Karlsson and head coach Dave Cameron that have needled this fan base. In addressing how his Senators squandered an opportunity to grab two points against an inferior Buffalo team, Karlsson disparaged […]

Melnyk Speak: LeBreton Flats Proposal

After the first 20 minutes of tonight’s Senators versus Sabres game, Senators owner Eugene Melnyk spoke with TSN’s James Duthie regarding his RendezVous LeBreton Group’s redevelopment proposal for  LeBreton Flats. As always my thoughts are in bold. On his thoughts on today’s proposal… “I think it was the most wonderful proposal that was put forth and it’s […]

Ceci a “Blocking Point” in Drouin Trade Negotiatons, Cowen and Michalek notes

During last night’s ‘Hockey Night in Canada’ broadcast, Sportsnet’s Damien Cox reflected on prospective Jonathan Drouin trade scenarios before elaborating on the Senators’ trade discussions with the Tampa Bay Lightning. “A number of teams are still looking at (Jonathan Drouin), of course and one of them is the Ottawa Senators. There have been talks between […]

Lightning Asking for Thomas Chabot for Jonathan Drouin

According to a report out of this morning’s Ottawa Sun, sources indicated to Bruce Garrioch that “if the Senators want to acquire Drouin the asking price by Tampa GM Steve Yzerman would be two top prospects — including 2015 No. 1 pick defenceman Thomas Chabot.” Although trade talks are always fluid and involve a lot […]

DCDLS LeBreton Flats Proposal Details Leak

Thanks to the work of CFRA and the CBC, details regarding the DCDLS’ rival LeBreton Flats redevelopment proposal have leaked to the public in advance of the public consultations that will take place Tuesday and Wednesday at the Canadian War Museum. Back in December at his ‘Melnyk Skate for Kids’ charitable event, Senators owner Eugene Melnyk commented on the […]

McKenzie Speaks: Ottawa’s Perception of Cowen’s Value

Prior to last night’s 6-3 Senators loss to the New Jersey Devils, TSN‘s Bob McKenzie did his customary pre-game hit on TSN 1200 in which he was asked about Jared Cowen’s return to the lineup and what he can do to improve his stock after sitting in the press box as a healthy scratch  past nine games. “You’re right. […]

Breaking: the Senators for allowing Mikael Wikstrand to finally play again

After an excessively long stalemate, the Ottawa Senators announced this afternoon in a press release that they have agreed to loan defensive prospect Mikael Wikstrand to Färjestad BK of the Swedish Hockey League. The press release included the following statement from Senators general manager Bryan Murray: “After further conversations with both the player and his representatives, it […]

Taking Shots at Corsi: Borowiecki tees off on detractors

A few days after his empty net goal in Los Angeles inspired him to sarcastically remark that “(The goal) probably had a lot to do with my Corsi (rating) on that shift. I really possessed that puck well, hung on to it in my own end. Good Corsi leads to good goals, you know. So […]

WOWY: Looking at Ottawa’s Blue Line

As a long-time visitor of the site and a user of the ‘With or Without You’ (WOWY) tool,  I’ve always been particularly interested in the effects on a hockey club when a player is on or off the ice from another teammate (or teammates, if you’re using‘s ‘Super WOWY’ tool) and whether the numbers aligned with public perceptions of […]

Prospecting with Pronman: Chabot and White Crack Top Mid-season Top 50 List

Need a hockey distraction to help you repress memories of last night’s 4-1 loss to the Anaheim Ducks? Well, look no further because have I got some prospect porn for you. Like he does each and every year, ESPN Insider’s Corey Pronman recently revealed (note: paywall) his mid-season evaluation of the top 50 drafted NHL prospects – […]

Lightning Interested in Cody Ceci?

During last night’s ‘Insider Trading’ segment on TSN, Pierre LeBrun linked a number of teams to the Tampa Bay Lightning’s coveted third overall selection from the 2013 NHL Draft, Jonathan Drouin, before getting into a relatively lengthy discussion about how the Ottawa Senators may also “And you mention a lot of teams are in on […]

Talkin’ on the Radio: Latest ‘Advanced Chats’ on @TSN1200

On Friday afternoon, Ian Mendes and I recorded another episode for his weekly ‘Advanced Chats’ program that airs each Sunday at 9:00 am on TSN 1200. For those who have not had the opportunity to catch an episode, Ian uses this program to serve as a platform for local Senators bloggers to provide their own insight and analysis […]

Sunday Thoughts: Shattenkirk, Should the Sens Move Ryan? Interest in Cowen?

According to a report from ESPN Insider Craig Custance, the St. Louis Blues may be listening to offers on defenceman Kevin Shattenkirk (note: paywall). “Finances may also motivate the trade of another impact player, this time in St. Louis, where GM Doug Armstrong will soon be faced with a difficult decision regarding defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk. […]

#OTTHAC16: Ottawa Hockey Analytics Conference 2016

This afternoon I had the opportunity to go into the TSN 1200 studios and record another episode of ‘Advanced Chats’ — the program hosted by the incomparable Ian Mendes who spends an hour each week discussing Senators hockey with a member of the Senators blogging/online community. It is a pre-recorded show which means that it will air this […]

Stuff: Prospecting with Pronman, Karlsson to ASG, Dizzy Waived, Another Phillips Photo

With the conclusion of the 2016 World Junior Hockey Championship yesterday, ESPN Insider’s Corey Pronman published his assessment and analysis of the biggest standouts, surprises and disappointments of the tournament. Although no Senators prospect was listed amongst the standouts, two of their prospects were listed as surprises. Echoing Senators assistant general manager Pierre Dorion, Pronman […]

Thoughts on Thoughts: Cowen and Wiercioch

Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman published his latest ‘30 Thoughts’ blog contained two Senators-related nuggets of information. While one contained a factoid regarding how Erik Karlsson leads all defencemen in even strength puck possession time, Friedman also articulated how Senators general manager Bryan Murray has made concerted efforts to trade one of the team’s blue liners. 10. […]

Need an Alternative to Targeting Jonathan Drouin? Meet Jason Zucker

After penning a Jonathan Drouin article the other day outlining the reasons why he could be a good fit on the Ottawa Senators because of an ageing Milan Michalek and the uncertainty surrounding Clarke MacArthur’s short-term and long-term future thanks to him sustaining three concussions in the last half calendar year, I started thinking about more about […]

Pierre Dorion Speaks: WJHC, Sens Prospects, Ohhhhhhhhhhh!

  Taking some time away from indulging in prospect porn was Senators assistant general manager Pierre Dorion who spoke with the hosts of ‘In the Box’ on TSN 1200 about his first-hand experience watching the world juniors from Finland where he took in today’s Sweden/Finland semi-final. With five Senators prospects competing in the tournament and […]