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, 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 […]


Bryan Murray Speaks: 4:00 pm Media Availability This Afternoon

Bryan Murray met with the NHL media at 4:00 pm this afternoon to discuss, amongst other things, the Jason Spezza sweepstakes and the NHL Draft that occurs tomorrow night. To listen to the interview, you can follow this link or listen to the embedded audio at the bottom of this post. As always, my thoughts […]

Latest Spezza News from Dreger, Garrioch

TSN‘s Darren Dreger spoke recently on the status of the Jason Spezza market: “Well again, it’s a moving target as far as Spezza is concerned. It’s believe that the St. Louis Blues would very much like to acquire Jason Spezza. They have made gestures. There has been ongoing communication between Doug Armstrong and Bryan Murray […]