Luke Richardson and Senators Agree to Part Ways

In a press release this afternoon, the Ottawa Senators announced that “Binghamton Senators head coach Luke Richardson will not return next season after coming to a mutual agreement with the organization to vacate the position to pursue a new opportunity.” Richardson spent the past four seasons coaching Ottawa’s AHL affiliate to varying degrees of success. In […]

@6thSens Interviews: ‘Advanced Chats’ and ‘Battle of Ontario’

This past Friday, I was given the opportunity to come into the TSN 1200 studios to pre-record an episode of ‘Advanced Chats’ that ran on Saturday and Sunday. If you missed it, Ian Mendes and I spent a considerable portion of the show: dissecting the reshuffling of the titles within the hockey ops department; breaking down Pierre Dorion’s viability as […]

Like Craig Anderson, Melnyk’s Facing a Lot of Shots

A new phenomenon is occurring in the hockey world following Bryan Murray’s decision to step aside and allow Pierre Dorion to succeed him as the Ottawa Senators’ general manager: while Murray’s new advisor role will allow him to serve as a buffer between Dorion and owner Eugene Melnyk, now that he’s moved on from his […]

Dave Cameron Speaks: Post-Firing Media Availability

  For the first time since being relieved of his duties, former Senators head coach Dave Cameron addressed the media at the Canadian Tire Centre this morning. The full media availability can be heard by using the embedded media player at the bottom of this post. As always, my thoughts are in bold. “Morning. I guess […]

Eugene Melnyk Speaks: ‘The Drive’ Appearance

Not to be outdone by his former Toronto media colleagues at Sportsnet, TSN’s Ian Mendes roped Eugene Melnyk into an interview on TSN 1200 shortly after Melnyk appeared on the ‘Tim and Sid’ show this afternoon to discuss Dave Cameron’s dismissal as head coach of the Ottawa Senators. Let’s get right into things. The full […]

Eugene Melnyk Speaks: Sportsnet’s ‘Tim and Sid’ Appearance

Thanks to today’s announcement that Dave Cameron was removed from his head coaching duties by the Ottawa Senators, it was only a matter of time before Senators owner Eugene Melnyk made the media rounds and addressed the subject. Fittingly, his first appearance was on Sportsnet’s ‘Tim and Sid’ television program. To listen to the interview, […]

Pierre Dorion Speaks: TSN 1200 ‘In the Box’ Appearance

After conducting his press conference that revealed that Dave Cameron had been relieved of his duties as head coach of the Ottawa Senators, general manager Pierre Dorion joined TSN 1200’s ‘In the Box’ to go into greater detail about the process that led to today’s decision. To listen to the interview, you can stream the […]

Pierre Dorion Speaks: Coaching Staff Is Fired Press Conference

New general manager Pierre Dorion has only been on the job for a short period of time, but today he participated in his second major press conference to announce this morning that the Ottawa Senators had fired their entire coaching staff. It’s a 20+ minute press conference that is well worth your time, assuming you […]

Breaking: Dave Cameron and other coaches fired by Senators

Well, after the Ottawa Senators’ coaching staff was not part of the exit interview process during yesterday’s dressing room cleanout, the writing was on the wall. Today, the organization made it official by relieving head coach Dave Cameron of his duties and announcing that assistants Andre Tourigny and Rick Wamsley have also been fired. Jason […]

Senators Announce Pierre Dorion as Next GM

The speculation proved to be true. Today the Ottawa Senators announced that their longest-tenured general manager, Bryan Murray, had stepped down from his role and that assistant general manager Pierre Dorion will succeed him and become the eighth general manager in the Senators’ franchise history. In its early goings, the press conference was an emotional event with Dorion paying homage to the […]

Senators Announce News Conference: Bryan Murray stepping down?

When Eugene Melnyk announced last month that the organization would require a major shake up after a season filled with more disappointments than John Muckler’s draft record, it was presumed that Dave Cameron would pay the price for this team’s underwhelming performance. Asked where this team’s record would leave Bryan Murray and Dave Cameron, Melnyk […]

Bryan Murray Speaks: Assessing the Org, Karlsson for Norris, Erkamps and Hoffman

With the season winding down and his team set to take on the Philadelphia Flyers in a matinee game tomorrow afternoon, Ottawa Senators Bryan Murray met with the local media today to answer questions. It is the first media availability that Murray has conducted since Senators owner Eugene Melnyk promised big changes and hung head coach […]

Mark Stone To Miss Some Games

A couple of weeks ago, an exasperated Senators fan probably asked, “How could this season get any worse?” It’s one thing for the team to be stuck in that zone in which they’ve not only been mathematically eliminated from the playoffs but also have incredibly long odds of moving up in the draft and procuring the kind of […]

Playing Out the String: Senators Promote Ben Harpur

This morning the Senators announced that they have recalled defenceman Ben Harpur from the Binghamton Senators. After the Senators were mathematically eliminated from the playoffs following Philadelphia’s win last night, coupled with Michael Kostka’s ineffectual play, there’s nothing left for the Senators to do other than play out the string and get a look at […]

Zack Smith Nominated For Masterton, MacArthur and Phaneuf Shut Down

The Ottawa chapter of the Professional Hockey Writers Association announced that they have nominated Zack Smith as their nominee for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy. The Masterton is awarded annual to the player who best exemplifies “the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey.” Typically, the Trophy is awarded to a player who has […]

Melnyk Speaks: Fan 590 ‘Prime Time Sports’ Appearance

  Continuing his media blitz yesterday, Senators owner Eugene Melnyk found himself in familiar territory jumping on Toronto radio to speak with the Fan 590’s Bob McCown and John Shannon. I’ve always enjoyed these Toronto radio hits, because Melnyk has a tendency to be more liberal with his comments and analysis. You literally never know […]

Melnyk Speaks: TSN’s Pre-Game Show

After joining TSN 1200’s pre-game show last night, Senators owner Eugene Melnyk continued his media tour by jumping on TSN’s television broadcast to not only promote awareness of the organization’s initiative that asked fans to donate memorabilia to commemorate the organization’s 25th anniversary, but to also elaborate on his comments from yesterday morning’s media availability. […]

Melnyk Speaks: TSN 1200 pre-game with Ian Mendes

After raising eyebrows with his choice of words concerning the decision-making of his coaching staff and by acknowledging that the Senators need to make key changes, Senators owner Eugene Melnyk embarked on a whirlwind media tour that landed him on the Senators’ pre-game show with Ian Mendes on TSN 1200. To listen to the audio, […]

Melnyk Speaks: Cameron’s “Stupidity”, Making Changes, 2017 Outdoor Game

Speaking from the Canadian Tire Centre this morning where the organization released the details for a campaign soliciting fans to donate “historical items of meaningful significance to celebrate Ottawa’s hockey history”, Senators owner Eugene Melnyk conducted a media scrum following the formal press conference where he candidly assessed his hockey club. The availability only lasted […]

Bidding Patrick Wiercioch Adieu

One day after outlining some of the options concerning the future of the coaching staff and players like Alex Chiasson and Mike Hoffman, Bruce Garrioch dropped a nugget this afternoon regarding defenceman Patrick Wiercioch. There’s a chance Patrick Wiercioch may not play again this season. He is out “week-to-week” with an upper body ailment.