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 […]

Bryan Murray Speaks: Yesterday’s Media Availability

With the date of the NHL Draft (June 26th and 27th) rapidly approaching, Senators general manager Bryan Murray conducted his last scheduled media availability for the local beat guys yesterday morning at the Canadian Tire Centre. As Murray and his assistant general manager Pierre Dorion made themselves available to the media and to the guys […]

Lindberg’s ELC, Greening May Not Be Bought Out, Lehner Worth and More…

Add another player to the Senators’ stable of Swedish prospects. The organization announced yesterday that 2013 fourth round draft pick Tobias Lindberg (102nd overall) signed a three-year entry-level contract. Lindberg’s contract carries a $693,333 cap hit. The salary if he plays in the NHL and Lately, there’s been a lot of interest in the performance of Lindberg. […]

Three Possible Offseason Scenarios for the Ottawa Senators

The Stanley Cup has been awarded and the off season has officially started. The Ottawa Senators were eliminated on April 26, which means that Sens fans have been in off-season mode for a month and a half. During this time there has been a great deal of speculation about how the Senators will deal with […]

Friedman on the Goaltender Market

Elliotte Friedman joined Calgary’s Sportsnet 960 this morning for his regular featured hit and what started as a conversation about Calgary’s goaltending situation quickly played out into one that revealed some insight into what Ottawa may do with one of their goaltenders. “To me, I’m really curious to see what Buffalo is going to do […]

Senators Goaltending Trade Watch: Depth a Strength Now, Banking on Performance Later

It’s the offseason and the draft is a few weeks away, so I better get a lot of mileage out of the Senators’ goaltending trade speculation before a trade actually comes to fruition. Affirming their belief in Andrew Hammond’s performance down the stretch, the Senators rewarded his play with a three-year contract ensuring that they […]

Senators Fancy Kevin Tansey

Anaheim and Ottawa are the finalists for free agent Clarkson U. D-man Kevin Tansey. He’s a big, tough shutdown man. — Ryan Kennedy (@THNRyanKennedy)

Dorion Speaks: Draft Process, Sens goaltending situation, Combine Process

Senators assistant general manager Pierre Dorion called in to TSN 1200’s ‘In the Box’ today from Buffalo where he is engaged in the organization’s draft combine process. I’m really pressed for time, so I won’t have time to put in my thoughts. Maybe I’ll update the blog post tomorrow with some thoughts, but considering how […]

Lebrun: Senators Sitting on Offers for Lehner

After posting a ‘Rumblings’ blog article yesterday afternoon, Pierre Lebrun joined Ian Mendes and Lee Versage on TSN 1200‘s ‘In the Box’ to update everyone on the Senators’ goaltending situation. Here is the latest: “The info that I got yesterday on the Senators is that they’ve already confirmed trade offers on the table — firm offers […]

Bryan Murray Speaks: O’Connor, Offseason, Top Six Forward,

While Matt O’Connor was given the sweeping media tour yesterday, Senators general manager Bryan Murray made an appearance on TSN 1200’s ‘In the Box’. Murray talked about O’Connor and a number of other important issues facing the organization this offseason. Murray’s message and much of the information that he shared in this interview is consistent […]

Jared Cowen’s Contract Wrinkle: Should the Senators Buy Him Out?

  When it comes to any discussion in which Jared Cowen’s future is brought up, most of it centered on one of two possibilities: 1) with Cowen healing from a sports hernia injury, the Senators could elect to hold onto the asset in hopes that he rewards their patience with some improved play; or 2) […]

Evolving Goaltender Returns, Condra to UFA, Lindberg, Coaching Staff Notes

Listening to the traditional media sources over the past few weeks, there have been more prospective trade proposals for one of Ottawa’s goaltenders than an Hfboards.com thread. If you have been paying attention, you’ve assuredly come across some variation of what Ottawa may move one of their goaltenders for. The widely held belief is that […]

Bryan Murray’s Last Offseason as GM

The Ottawa Senators will have a new general manager in place before the start of the 2016-17 season. It is big, but not really surprising news given Bryan Murray’s well-publicized battle with stage-four colon cancer. The 72-year old Murray admitted to the CBC’s Hallie Cotnam that this upcoming season will be his ninth and final […]

Bryan Murray May Use Goalie to Dump a Bad Contract

Great stuff this afternoon from Le Droit’s Marc Brassard who talked to general manager Bryan Murray about a few pressing issues concerning the Ottawa Senators. Brassard revealed some of what Murray said through a series of tweets: Bryan Murray me dit en entrevue auj. qu’il n’a pas l’intention de racheter de contrat (Colin Greening, David […]

Leeder Speaks and Other News and Notes

Senators president Cyril Leeder appeared on TSN 1200‘s ‘In the Box’ yesterday to update everyone on the status of Senators owner Eugene Melnyk who has been moved to the Acute Care Unit (ACU) of the Toronto General Hospital. Melnyk and his anonymous donor are doing quite well and Melnyk is looking at an approximate six-month recovery […]

Planning for a Busy Summer: Be Proactive and Trim the Fat

Last week’s Andrew Hammond signing provided an unexpected boost to what had developed into an incredibly stale time for Senators fans. Not that it’s unexpected. Waiting around for the season to end so that the NHL Awards and NHL Draft can get underway signalling the unofficial start to the offseason can be difficult. I mean, […]

Breaking: Andrew Hammond Signs Three-Year Extension

Once Pierre Dorion returned from the World Championships in the Czech Republic, it did not take him long to iron out the wrinkles in the contract negotiations with Andrew Hammond. This morning Hammond agreed to a three-year extension that carries an escalating salary each season. Hammond will earn $1.2 million before earning $1.35 million and […]

Melnyk Undergoes Successful Liver Transplant Surgery

  In what feels like an incredibly quick turnaround, the Ottawa Senators announced this evening that Eugene Melnyk has undergone a successful liver transplant surgery. Here is the official press release from the organization: OTTAWA – The Ottawa Senators organization is confirming that team owner, Eugene Melnyk, underwent a successful liver transplant today at Toronto […]