Paul MacLean Speaks: training camp, prospects, internal competition

As training camp continues and fans restlessly dwell on the latest happenings and tweaks to the Senators’ line combinations, “What do you mean Colin Greening was getting a regular turn on the team’s top line with Kyle Turris and Clarke MacArthur yesterday in practice?!?!”, a surprisingly sober (no seriously, why was Greening getting a turn […]

The Second D-Pairing, parking, etc.

Listening to this afternoon’s edition of TSN 1200’s ‘In the Box’, hosts Jason York and Steve Lloyd played up the pairing of Jared Cowen and Cody Ceci – going so far as to say that this duo is unquestionably the one that the Senators want to open the season with as their second defensive pairing. […]

Thoughts on Thoughts: Friedman Discusses Methot/Ryan

Sportnet‘s Elliotte Friedman (and boy does it still feel weird to write that) published his latest ’30 Thoughts’ article and for the benefit of hockey fans in the nation’s capital, there were four thoughts pertaining to the Ottawa Senators. Shockingly, all of them had to do with the situations involving the uncertain futures of Marc Methot and Bobby Ryan. […]

No Press Release This Season: ESPN Ranks Senators 92nd out of 122 Teams in Ultimate Team Rankings

Last year when the Senators were ranked by ESPN as the ninth highest professional sports franchise amongst the 122 combined teams that come from Major League Baseball, the National Football League, the National Hockey League and the National Basketball Association, the Senators promoted the hell out the distinction. Considering the offseason turmoil created by the loss of […]


“Negotiation 101 in Bad Faith”: Dorion on the Methot Negotiations

Pretty fitting that Rideau View Golf Club was the scene where Senators assistant general manager Pierre Dorion teed off on the comments made by Marc Methot and his representative Larry Kelly at today’s Bell/Senators Charity Golf Classic that unofficially signals the start of the Senators’ training camp. The comments from Methot’s camp were featured in an […]


Eugene Melnyk Speaks on Toronto Airwaves: Lockout, Money, Expectations

Whenever Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk makes an appearance on the Fan 590‘s ‘Prime Time Sports’, it’s always a relatively interesting affair – mostly because the hosts do an exceptional job poking, prodding or manipulating the owner to go off on tangents, say over the top things or riff on whatever’s been bothering him lately. So with […]

Thought Process on Methot Process and Other Tuesday Notes

During the course of Sunday night’s 6-2 rookie tournament victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs in London, the Ottawa Sun‘s Bruce Garrioch updated the masses on the status of the Senators’ contract talks with free agent to be Marc Methot. The Senators and Marc Methot’s camp held talks today. No progress. Those discussions will continue.


Bryan Murray Speaks: Candid Interview with TSN’s Bob McKenzie

In a recent series, TSN‘s been airing a few interviews in which Bob McKenzie sits down for lengthy one-on-one sessions with NHL general managers and this afternoon, the network published his interview with Bryan Murray. It’s a great interview that I would love to embed within this blog post, but for whatever reason TSN only allows people […]

Paul MacLean Speaks: “Old Paul”, naming a captain, new assistant coach

With their rookies heading off to London to participate in the annual rookie tournament, Senators head coach Paul MacLean was on TSN 1200’s ‘In the Box’ today to essentially serve everyone a reminder that the NHL season is just around the corner. The interview itself isn’t really anything too noteworthy since the early portions of it […]

Bryan Murray Speaks: Ryan/Methot, Captaincy, Expectations

As we inch ever closer to the start of training camp (hey, the Senators rookie tournament camp starts today!), Senators brass have been more prevalent in the local media with their radio and television spots with Senators assistant general managers Pierre Dorion and Randy Lee doing most of the talking. Interestingly however, Bryan Murray had a media […]


Pierre Dorion Speaks: Prospects, Captaincy, Ryan/Methot

After his better half, Randy Lee, appeared on TSN 1200‘s ‘The Drive’ yesterday, the Senators’ other assistant general manager Pierre Dorion appeared on ‘TGOR’ this morning to discuss and promote the Senators’ rookie camp and tournament that kicks off this weekend. (Hockey!!! HOCKEY!!!!! HOCKEY!111!!1!1! Real frickin’ hockey!) While much of the Randy Lee interview focused on […]

Marc Methot Sets His Price — 6 years at $5.5 million

With the Senators encouraging fans to sit tight and be patient, apparently they’re heeding their own advice when it comes to negotiating contract extensions for impending 2015 free agents Marc Methot and Bobby Ryan. After talks had reportedly cooled between the Senators and Methot’s representative Larry Kelly, Bryan Murray changed things up by speaking with local […]


Randy Lee Speaks: New Affiliation Agreements, Ryan/Methot Status

Some days it feels like the Senators are extending or reaching deals with anything or anyone not named Bobby Ryan and Marc Methot. Yesterday the Senators announced affiliation agreements with the AHL’s Binghamton Senators and the ECHL’s Evansville Icemen. The agreement with Binghamton is simply four-season extension that concludes at the end of the 2018/19 season and after […]