Thoughts on Thoughts

  Sportsnet published Elliotte Friedman’s latest ’30 Thoughts’ column this morning and there were a few Senators-related items covering the team’s goaltending controversy, Andrew Hammond’s future and an exceptional quote from an anonymous NHL coach on how to defend against Erik Karlsson. 23. Senators coach Dave Cameron barked at reporters wondering why Andrew Hammond did not […]

Pronman: NHL Mock Drafts, Senators “System Empty”

ESPN Insider‘s Corey Pronman published his first mock draft (note: paywall) and with the 11th overall selection, he had Oliver Kylington, a Swedish defenceman going to the Senators. Back in November, Pronman had Kylington as his fifth ranked prospect (again, paywall). The thought of adding another smooth skating offensive defenceman to the mix is pretty exciting, but it was the […]

The Perils of No-man’s Land

A day in Ottawa without there being a goaltending controversy is a day that does not exist. After missing 17 straight games with a contusion on his blocker hand, Craig Anderson made his return to the lineup Sunday night at the expense of unsustainably hot Andrew Hammond. It was a choice predicated on guessing when […]

An Unlikely Prospect

A couple weekends ago, I travelled down to Iowa to watch my cousins play hockey in the USHL for the Dubuque Fighting Saints. While I was down there I watched 3 games over a 3 day period and one prospect in specific forced me to write this article. Seamus Malone, first line centre on the […]

Bryan Murray Speaks Twice

Considering the Senators followed through with an incredibly quiet trade deadline, there was lots of meaty goodness to get to in Bryan Murray’s two availabilities today. His general media availability at the Canadian Tire Centre at 3:30 pm and his radio interview on TSN 1200 shed some light on some issues while also raising a […]

Senators Stand Pat at Trade Deadline

For all of the alleged interest in players like Chris Neil, Erik Condra, Patrick Wiercioch, Eric Gryba, and Chris Phillips, the Ottawa Senators stood pat at this season’s NHL trade deadline. Which means for the second consecutive year, Senators fans survived another season filled with reports of Ottawa’s interest in Chris Stewart. Congratulations Ottawa, make sure you raise a glass […]

Report: Teams Inquiring On Cowen

According to the Ottawa Sun‘s Bruce Garrioch, teams are reportedly calling Senators general manager Bryan Murray to inquire on defenceman Jared Cowen. Teams calling on defenceman Jared Cowen are being told he’s unlikely to go anywhere.

Report: Senators Were Interested in David Clarkson

Remember that feeling of being aghast when a loathed division rival miraculously traded one of the most immovable contracts in the NHL? Well thanks to ESPN‘s Pierre Lebrun, those feelings can creep back in knowing that the Senators had interest in trading for David Clarkson. Sources tell that the Ottawa Senators had a few […]

Bryan Murray Speaks: Trade Deadline, Neil Availability, Moving A D-Man

During the first intermission of last night’s ridiculously entertaining 1-0 win over the defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings, TSN aired a pre-recorded interview in which James Duthie lobbed a number of pertinent trade deadline questions to Senators general manager Bryan Murray. Although the segment only lasted for about three and a half minutes, there was […]

Report: Senators Interested in BU’s Matt O’Connor

According to TSN’s Darren Dreger, the Senators are just one of many NHL organizations that have interest in collegiate free agent goaltender Matt O’Connor. O’Connor backstopped Boston University to their 30th Beanpot tournament win. According to, O’Connor is 6’6″ and 205 lbs. In 25 games for the Terriers this season, the 23-year old posted a […]

ESPN: Senators are “Skeptics” When it Comes to Analytics

Hand out the soma because we’re entering a brave new world when it comes to hockey analytics. As the NHL rolled out its new enhanced statistics pages — like, “Hey, we invented zone starts” new — ESPN pooled its resources and rated every professional sports team across the NBA, NFL, MLB and NHL on strength of […]

Breaking: Cowen Suspended for 3 Games

Jared Cowen has been suspended for three games for the late hit that he delivered on Saturday night to the Florida Panthers’ Jussi Jokinen. The NHL’s Department of Player Safety delivered their synopsis of the hit in a video that can be viewed at the bottom of this post. “Saturday night in Ottawa, Senators defenceman Jared […]