Senators Hockey Ops Loses Scout: The Exodus Begins?

“Not at all and just to clarify the way these things operate, we don’t lose people. We allow them to speak to other teams. Those are our choices. They are under our contracts, so if there are any changes at those levels, those changes are made by us and not at the discretion of the […]

David Legwand Speaks: “It’s going to be fun.”

With everyone in the nation’s capital anticipating a trade that will move some of the organization’s stockpiled depth for the mystery man behind door number three, the Senators’ latest acquisition, David Legwand, appeared on TSN 1200′s ‘The Drive’ to talk about his decision to join the Senators. Legwand talked to hosts Steve Lloyd and Shawn […]

Derek Grant Signs One-Year, Two-Way Extension

Derek Grant is one of my favorite unheralded prospects on the Ottawa Senators and today, it was announced that he had been re-signed by the organization to a one-year, two-way deal that will pay him a $700,000 salary in the NHL and an $85,000 AHL salary. Grant, who had filed for arbitration, nets a $20,000 […]

5-Years Later: Revisiting the Dany Heatley Deal

Yesterday it was announced that Dany Heatley signed a one-year deal with the Anaheim Ducks worth $1 million. There are two natural responses to this bit of news: 1) Is Dany Heatley still playing hockey in the NHL? And 2) I guess we can write off the Anaheim Ducks as the 2014/15 Stanley Cup champions. […]

Spezza Speaks: Praises Stars Ownership

Yesterday morning the Dallas Stars unveiled Jason Spezza to their throng of local reporters and welcomed him to their organization via an introductory press conference. As someone who has been waiting for more candid details of his request to be traded and his reaction to how the Senators publicly handled said request, I was expecting a […]

Senators Release Statement on Bryan Murray’s Health

  Out of respect for Bryan Murray and his family’s right to privacy, I did not want to publish anything after the Toronto Sun‘s Steve Simmons’ published a small note in his latest Sunday column that alluded to the general manager’s health. “Best wishes to Bryan Murray who’s struggling with some health issues.” Without knowing whether […]

David Legwand Signs Two-year Deal With Senators

After failing to add Vincent Lecavalier in a trade with the Philadelphia Flyers, the Senators moved on to their next target on their list, unrestricted free agent center, David Legwand. It’s a good thing Legwand signed because the Senators’ list of preferred players resembles the draft order from the 1998 NHL Draft. No one would […]

Senators Interested in Vincent Lecavalier?

After making it be known that they are looking to trade for another center in the wake of the club’s decision to trade Jason Spezza, rumours out of Philadelphia indicate that the Philadelphia Flyers have talked to the Ottawa Senators about a trade involving Vincent Lecavalier. Yes, one season removed from being bought out by […]

C.R.E.A.M

The Ottawa Senators will spend when the time is right. If you’ve followed the Ottawa Senators of the past two seasons, you’ve no doubt been assured this by ownership and management alike. You’ve been warned frivolous spending does not build contenders, but rather smart spending. Senators owner and horse enthusiast Eugene Melnyk has referenced the […]

The Problem Isn’t the Internal Budget, It’s the Senators’ Philosophy

When it comes to getting under the skin of Ottawa Senators fans, there’s a few guaranteed ways to do it: 1) wear a Maple Leafs jersey to a Senators game at the Canadian Tire Centre that doesn’t involve Toronto; 2) reference Patrick Lalime’s save percentage in series clinching games; 3) bring up John Muckler’s draft […]

Wednesday Morning Link Dump

If you’re having trouble wrapping your head around the fact that the Senators traded Karlsson yesterday, here are a few items of information that you can read as you’re enjoying your morning coffee. Here are your morning links: In an excellent blog article for TSN that is well worth reading, Ian Mendes wrote at length […]

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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 […]

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