Bryan Murray Speaks: Disturbing Defence, Trades, Lazar to World Juniors, etc.

Ottawa Senators general manager Bryan Murray had a media availability this morning to provide his own commentary and assessments of the team’s play through the first 21 games. I often find Bryan Murray’s interviews to be littered with decent nuggets of information and thankfully, this one was no exception to the rule. It was particularly […]

Alfie to Retire on December 4th

Less than a week after reports surfaced that Daniel Alfredsson had reached a critical juncture in his decision-making process and was ready to officially his announce his retirement, we finally have confirmation that Alfredsson is ready to hang up his skates for good. An official announcement obviously never transpired when the Senators played the Red Wings this past Monday […]

2014 NHL Franchise Forbes Valuations Arrive

We are in the latter stages of November, so that can only mean one thing: Forbes has released its annual NHL franchise valuations. Before jumping right into things, it’s worth mentioning that the league itself never gives any credence to the accuracy of Forbes’ numbers and others like Tyler Dellow have drawn their numbers into question before. Now […]


Pierre Dorion Speaks: 30 Minute Interview on Prospects

If you’re a prospect porn indulging Senators fan who wants to hear the latest rumblings and notes from Senators assistant general Pierre Dorion then I have got the interview transcript for you. Making an appearance on Sirius XM‘s ‘Hockey Prospects’ show featuring Shane Malloy and Russ Cohen, Dorion was interviewed for half an hour and left no […]

Alfredsson to Announce Retirement on Monday?

The uncertainty over Daniel Alfredsson’s playing status has dogged him since training camp when he experienced a setback that kept him off the ice. Without a contract in place, Alfredsson and the Red Wings agreed that it would be in both parties’ best interests if Alfredsson continued to rest and recuperate. Having already missed chunks […]

Lines Juggled: Kid Line 2.0 Introduced

Kid Line 2.0 . ZiKid Line. Mika and the Post-hype Sleepers. You can call Ottawa’s newly assembled Mike Hoffman-Mika Zibanejad-Mark Stone line whatever you want, but you can rest assured that most Senators fans will have their eyes on how many minutes this line will play tonight. I’ve been pining for these three players to […]

Pierre Dorion Speaks: Methot Status, JGP, Wikstrand, Trade Talks Ramping up at GM Meetings

  Senators assistant general manager Pierre Dorion participated in a media availability today following today’s Senators practice and buried within it were a few interesting nuggets of information that are worth discussing. Unfortunately, it wasn’t an exclusive interview on TSN 1200, so there’s no excerpted version of it (and after transcribing this interview, I’m too […]

Hextally: Looking at Ottawa’s Shot Rates/Shooting Percentages Against

Through the Ottawa Senators’ first 17 games, the team has been chastised for their poor possession rates and the high volume of even strength shots that they’re allowing per game. The Senators are allowing 34.8 shots per game. Only the Buffalo Sabres (36.9) and Colorado Avalanche (35.1) are averaging more. Taking that one step further, I […]

Senators Scouting OSU Defenceman Drew Brevig Tonight

Ottawa Senators and Philadelphia Flyers scouts in attendance at OSU MHKY game tonight. Confirmed interest in Brevig from @BTN_OhioState” and the report indicates that the Senators have an interest in Ohio State University’s Drew Brevig. According to EliteProspects, Brevig is an undrafted 22-year old defenceman from Prior Lake, Minnesota who is listed at a lanky […]

Dorion Raising Eyebrows: Scouts Two Games Last Week

Sportsnet‘s Elliotte Friedman published a weekend edition of his ’30 Thoughts’ column and within it he had a number of thoughts pertaining to the Ottawa Senators. One drew on his own experiences to relay the same message that Bryan Murray conveyed to Michael Farber in his admission that he had stage four cancer. Do not take your […]

Friday’s Thoughts: Bryan Murray’s Battle, Greening Available, Methot Negotiations

This past offseason  it was easy to come by unsubstantiated rumours concerning the status of Bryan Murray’s health. All you could only hope that they weren’t true and that the disease was treatable. After Michael Farber’s excellent feature on Bryan Murray’s battle with cancer that ran before last night’s TSN broadcast of the Senators versus Oilers game, […]

Subject of Disdain: Senators’ Lineup Decisions and Player Usage

Regardless of how talented your favourite hockey team is or how many points separate that same team from others in the standings, all hockey fans share a common bond: we love to complain about lineup combinations and player usage. Ottawa’s no different in that regard and through the early stretches of this season, it’s been […]

Video: Leafs Fan Dumps Beer on Sens Fan’s Head… I wasn’t at last night’s game, but the following video came up in my Facebook timeline and I felt compelled to share it with the masses. According to a post, this video’s events transpired during last night’s Maple Leafs versus Senators game at the Canadian Tire Centre. I’m not privy to any of the […]

Senators Elect to Keep Lazar Around

Last night Curtis Lazar made his ninth appearance in a game this season, meaning that if he plays in one more additional game thereafter, the first year of his three-year entry-level contract would be burned and bring him one season closer to unrestricted free agency. The Senators were faced with a choice to decide what […]