Wednesday Worries: Hoffman Arbitration, A Patch, Prospect Analysis

Mike Hoffman filed for arbitration this past Sunday meaning that until he agrees to a new contract, the Senators are not permitted to trade him in accordance with the CBA. Depending upon where the Senators’ internal budget lies, the problem facing the Senators is that they might not have the room to fit Hoffman’s prospective […]

A Couple More Thoughts on This Week’s Events

Thanks to the start of NHL free agency, there is a bevy of Senators-related information to get to, so there’s no better place to start than by looking at the Eric Condra fallout. Condra’s departure was the culmination of three factors: player evaluation, money, and a willingness to create opportunity for the organization’s prospects. Guess […]

Erik Condra Signs Three-Year Contract With Tampa

The Ottawa Senators stuck to their guns and it cost them Erik Condra. After repeatedly being burned by offering ill-advised contracts to bottom six depth forwards that became difficult to move, the Senators refused to budge from their two-year offer. Condra would eventually sign a three-year contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning carrying an average annual […]

Monday Night News and Notes

Alright, hopefully you readers aren’t transcription’d out after publishing a series of interviews tonight by Bryan Murray, Pierre Dorion and Randy Lee because there’s still a ton of Senators information to get to tonight. With the 2015 NHL Draft now in the books, there’s no better place to start than by looking at the insights […]

Randy Lee Speaks: Senators draft and development camp notes

At the conclusion of the 2015 NHL Draft, Senators assistant general manager Randy Lee sat down with Ian Mendes and Lee Versage to discuss the happenings on the draft floor and talk about the organization’s upcoming development camp. To listen to the interview, use the embedded player at the bottom of this post. As always, […]

Dorion Speaks: NHL Draft, Prospects, Wideman, etc.

At the conclusion of the NHL Draft on the weekend, Senators assistant GM Pierre Dorion took the time to speak with Ian Mendes and Lee Versage about the team’s activity at the Draft. Not surprisingly, Dorion was pretty jacked up – exhibiting the excitement an Hfboards prospect-porn indulging poster. I don’t blame him considering how […]

Murray Speaks: Draft, Prospects, Trades and Opening Up a Spot for Cowen

Alright, over the past 48 hours, there’s been a bunch of Senators related nuggets going on, so I’m going to knockout a series of articles starting with this weekend’s media availabilities. So without further ado, here’s a transcript of the interview that Bryan Murray conducted with TSN 1200 at the conclusion of the NHL Draft’s […]

Chris Wideman Re-signs with Ottawa

  In some breaking news this morning, the Senators have announced that they have signed Chris Wideman to a one-year, two-way contract that will pay him an NHL salary of $600,000 if he plays in Ottawa and an AHL salary of $400,000 if he can’t stick at the parent level. If you’re Wideman, it’s a […]

Eric Gryba Traded to Edmonton & Rest of Ottawa’s Draft

With no third round pick thanks to the team’s ill-fated decision to acquire Ales Hemsky at the 2014 trade deadline, the Senators wound up acquiring Travis Ewanyk and the 107th pick in the fourth round of the 2015 NHL Draft from the Edmonton Oilers for defenceman Eric Gryba. With Erik Karlsson and Cody Ceci being the only […]

Go ‘Q’ or Go Home: Ottawa’s Second Round Draft Selections

With the second round of the NHL draft already underway, the Senators made another splash by trading up to acquire the New Jersey Devils’ 36th overall selection. The Senators traded their 41st overall selection and a conditional pick to move up to select Gabriel Gagne, a left winger from the Victoriaville Tigres. The conditional draft pick […]

Senators at the Draft on Day One

Full disclosure: I watch junior eligible players play about as often as I watch Stephane Da Costa KHL highlight montages on YouTube. It rarely happens, so I’m not going to pretend to have some kind of informed opinion on who the Senators selected or complain about the prospects who were passed over. That being said, […]

Robin Lehner Gets Dealt to Buffalo

  Today the Senators finally released the Lehner. Per TSN‘s Bob McKenzie, the Ottawa Senators have traded Robin Lehner and David Legwand to the Buffalo Sabres for the 21st overall selection in the 2015 NHL Draft. (Note: the Sabres acquired this pick from the New York Islanders in their 2014 Thomas Vanek deal.) You have to hand […]

Dreger: Senators Goaltending Situation

  This will be a quick one. I missed his interview segment yesterday on TSN 1200‘s ‘The Drive’, but thanks to their archived podcasts, I gave their interview with Darren Dreger a listen. I’m glad I did because some of the information that he shared on the Senators’ goaltending trade discussions is completely different than […]

NHL Announces Salary Cap Thresholds

A few short moments ago, the NHLPA announced the payroll range for the upcoming 2015-16. From their official press release: NEW YORK/TORONTO (June 23, 2015) – The National Hockey League and the National Hockey League Players’ Association today announced that the Team Payroll Range established for the 2015-16 League Year, pursuant to the Collective Bargaining Agreement, […]

Goaltender Trade News: More of What We Already Know, But With More Urgency

Whenever TSN‘s Bob McKenzie tweets — the Twitter-verified McKenzie and not one of those fake McKenzie accounts run by some assholes who crave short-lived laughs at the expense of some suckers on the internet — about NHL hockey rumours, it’s bound to garner some attention. But after Sportsnet‘s Elliotte Friedman published his latest ’30 Thoughts’ column that delved […]

Pierre Dorion Speaks: draft, prospects, trading up at the draft, UFAs

Yesterday was a busy day for media availabilities as Bryan Murray and Senators assistant general manager Pierre Dorion spoke with the masses for the last time before the NHL Draft that begins on June 26th. I have already posted the first two Murray availabilities earlier today (here and here), so without further ado, here’s a […]

Bryan Murray Speaks Again: One-on-One with Ian Mendes

After concluding his morning availability with the rest of the media, Senators general manager jumped in with TSN 1200’s for a one-on-one interview that was featured on ‘The Drive’ yesterday afternoon. I highly recommend listening to the interview. Not so much for Bryan Murray’s comments, but to listen to Ian Mendes do his best Jim […]