Methot Contract Negotiations Stall?

According to the Ottawa Citizen‘s Ken Warren, don’t wait by the computer anticipating the Senators to announce a Marc Methot extension. Negotiations between the Senators and Methot’s agent, Larry Kelly, are at a stalemate as the sides try to work out a deal to prevent the 6-3, 230-pound defenceman from becoming an unrestricted free agent following the […]

Senators Relative Shooting Tendencies

With Hockey analytics being a topic of conversation of late as noted members of its online community are hired by respective NHL clubs, I was inspired to dig around the interwebs and came across some interesting work done by A.C. Thomas, who also just so happened to be a keynote speakers at Wednesday’s 2014 Joint […]

Tuesday News and Notes: Royce Hired by Sabres, Sens Analytics, Wyoming is a Dump

Just a few short days after the Senators publicised a number of promotions to their scouting staff, the Buffalo Sabres formally announced that two former Senators scouts would be joining their hockey operations staff. From the press release: The Buffalo Sabres today announced that Rob Murphy and Greg Royce have been added to the team’s hockey department in the […]

Senators Making Scouting Staff Announcements

The Senators released a press release discussing some internal changes within their scouting ranks: OTTAWA - The Ottawa Senators (@Senators) announced today the promotion of Bob Lowes to the role of chief amateur scout while adding two full-time amateur scouts to the team’s scouting department. A Regina native, Lowes originally joined the Senators as a part-time […]


Pierre Dorion Speaks: Lehner Contract, 2015 UFAs, Budgets, Chiasson Dominance

Last week the Senators disclosed that they would be meeting with the representatives from the Newport Sports Management to discuss contract extensions for a number of key players and for the better part of this week, news on this front has been relatively non-existent… until today when Senators assistant general manager Pierre Dorion conducted a […]

Kyle Turris Keeps Rising to the Challenge

At the moment that Kyle Turris was selected as the third overall pick in the 2007 NHL Draft, he was projected to be a first line center. The process may not necessarily have been as smooth as prognosticators may have envisioned, but seven years later, Turris is pencilled in as the Ottawa Senators’ first line […]

Crossroads: Contract Negotiations Update with Lehner and Impending 2015 UFAs

Finally, some Ottawa Senators news! At the media’s reveal of the new Sens House Bar and Grill on Thursday– the bar will open to the public on Monday, July 28 – majestic photos of Alex Chiasson were taken(and he bears a striking resemblance to actor Jamie Bamber from Battlestar Galactica fame, I might add) and […]

May the Schwarz Be With You: Hoffman Working Out Hard in Ottawa

If you’re a Senators prospect and you want to be looked favorably upon by the organization, the easiest way to do it is for you to spend more time during the summer with Chris Schwarz than your significant other. Over the years, we’ve heard the organization laud and sing the praises of prospects and young […]

Leafs Hire Kyle Dubas: Winning in the Atlantic Division Just Became More Difficult

It was only a matter of time before the evil empire got its shit together. Like the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees borrowing from the philosophies of the Oakland Athletics and putting an emphasis on analytical statistics-based research to help construct a roster, the Toronto Maple Leafs have finally wizened up to the error […]

Rumoured Nashville Return for Spezza

Elliotte Friedman included a few Senators-related items in his final ‘30 Thoughts‘ blog for the CBC and although they’re not necessarily the sexiest bits of news. 1. Here’s another trend for you: Right now, there are eight teams in the NHL without a centre carrying a $5 million average salary. Only one made last season’s playoffs […]

Melnyk Horses Sell for in Excess of $5.2M

One month after his hockey club put its captain up for sale, the Ottawa Senators owner has sold 66 of his Winding Oaks Farm racing stable’s horses for more than $5.2 million. Melnyk released a statement in June indicating that he was retiring from the thoroughbred racing industry. According to correspondent Carlos E. Medina, the […]

Senators Send Out CTC Improvements Survey

Whether it’s relatively new restaurants like Bert’s Bar and the Sports Chek Bar & Grill or the purchase of a new scoreboard or the unveiling of the Canadian Tire Centre Vision, the Senators have been investing quite a bit of money into arena upgrades at what’s now the Canadian Tire Centre over the past few […]

Melnyk Speaks on BNN

Senators owner Eugene Melnyk appeared on the Canadian Business News Network (BNN) today to discuss the legitimacy and policing (or lack thereof) of corporate tax inversion strategies used by publicly traded companies. While the better part of the interview was spent characterizing his Valeant Pharmaceuticals Inc. (the new name of his former company Biovail Corp.) […]

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 […]