Bryan Murray Speaks: Wideman signing, trade deadline, future as GM

With the announcement of yesterday’s Chris Wideman signing, Ottawa Senators general manager Bryan Murray met with a media contingent to discuss the signing, his team’s four-game winning streak and whether or not this recent string of success has impacted his thought process for how to handle Monday’s NHL trade deadline. The 10-minute availability was pretty […]

Chris Wideman Inks Two-Year Extension

Today the Ottawa Senators announced that they have signed Chris Wideman to a one-way, two-year extension that will pay him exactly $800,000 in each of those seasons. For Wideman, it’s a great to not only get some modest term, but also get the financial security that comes with being paid an NHL salary on a […]

Reflecting on Borowiecki Reflecting on Karlsson and Accountability

It was almost midnight on Monday night and just when you’re getting ready to settle into bed, the Ottawa Citizen’s Wayne Scanlan drops an article contrasting the difference in how recent Erik Karlsson and P.K. Subban miscues on the ice have been handled within their respective cities. Like any Scanlan piece, it was well worth […]

A bunch of words on things and stuff: Phaneuf/Ceci, Trade Chatter, etc.

It’s timely that consecutive wins over the Buffalo Sabres, Carolina Hurricanes and the Detroit Red Wings have people reminiscing over last season’s historic run because last Thursday marked the one-year anniversary of Andrew Hammond knocking off the Montreal Canadiens and kick-starting an incredible string of games that improbably pushed the Senators into the playoffs. Whether […]

Three Years After the Cooke Incident, Karlsson’s Dominance Prevails

Erik Karlsson was never supposed to be this good again. It was three years ago today that Karlsson suffered a partially severed Achilles tendon in what should have been a relatively innocuous battle for a loose puck. Unfortunately, Matt Cooke’s skate came up off the ice and inadvertently came down on the back of Karlsson’s […]

Randy Lee Speaks: Assessing the Farm

Senators assistant general manager joined Steve Lloyd and Todd White on TSN 1200’s ‘In the Box’ program yesterday and the timing of the interview is pretty good. Following the graduation of certain players to parent roster and through the thinning of the farm system through this week’s Dion Phaneuf trade, coupled with Binghamton playing Syracuse […]

Looking at the Phaneuf Trade: Eeyore vs. Pollyanna

Dear readers, the following guest post was written and submitted by @StefanWolejszo. I’d like to thank him for taking the time to craft this piece and in case you’re not already, give him a follow on Twitter and leave some comments at the bottom of the piece.  Now without further ado…  On Tuesday, February 9th the Ottawa […]

Report: Senators “Front-runners for Drouin”

According to a report out of Quebec, that villainous land where prospective LeBreton Flats development investors conspire to buy the Ottawa Senators (gasp!), the Sens are making a strong push to land the Tampa Bay Lightning’s Jonathan Drouin. À moins de trois semaines de la date limite des transactions, les Sénateurs sont clairement parmi les […]

Bryan Murray Speaks: ‘In the Box’ TSN 1200 Appearance

After conducting his availability with the assembled Ottawa media yesterday, Senators general manager Bryan Murray jumped on the air with Steve Lloyd and Todd White on TSN 1200‘s ‘In the Box’ to break down the nine-player trade. Audio of the interview can be streamed using the embedded player at the bottom of the post. As […]

Murray Speaks: Phaneuf Trade Press Conference

After the Ottawa Senators unexpectedly dropped a huge bombshell this morning by acquiring Dion Phaneuf from the Toronto Maple Leafs, Senators general manager Bryan Murray met with the media to address the team’s latest acquisition. Full audio of the presser can be heard by streaming using the embedded player at the bottom of this post. […]

Senators Acquire Dion Phaneuf in Nine-Player Deal

Today the Ottawa Senators made an absolutely staggering splash in the NHL’s pond, acquiring Dion Phaneuf from the Toronto Maple Leafs in a nine-player trade. Not only do deals of that size rarely occur, having one of this magnitude happen between provincial rivals. In fact, you’d have to go all the way back to January 23, 1996 […]

#Hobokarma: Sens give money to the homeless… for goals

  After being goalless in his past eight games and having only scored once in his last 35 games, Curtis Lazar broke out his slump with a goal during the second period of tonight’s game and was promptly interviewed by Sportsnet‘s David Amber. After eschewing the group-think cliches about the importance of playing with pride, Amber then asked […]

Melnyk Speaks Again: LeBreton with Ian Mendes

Following his appearance on CFRA’s ‘Ottawa Now with Evan Solomon’, Senators owner Eugene Melnyk made an appearance as part of tonight’s Senators pre-game show where he was interviewed by TSN 1200’s Ian Mendes. To listen to the interview, you can scroll to the bottom of this post where there’s an embedded audio player. Without further […]

Melnyk Speaks: Talks LeBreton with CFRA’s Evan Solomon

In another round of afternoon radio hits, Senators owner Eugene Melnyk took to the local airwaves tonight to respond to recent reports that DCDLS was prepared to buy the Senators if the opposing RendezVous group lost the LeBreton Flats bid. Melnyk jumped on with CFRA’s Evan Solomon and it was an excellent interview. Rather than […]

Sens Recall Dziurzynski and McCormick

Over the past few weeks, we’ve been treated to a number of quotes from members of the organization, Erik Karlsson included, who have championed the notion that this team doesn’t have enough talent to get by without playing hard or grinding out games. Karlsson: we’re a budget team… We don’t have the players here that most high […]

Source to Ottawa Citizen: “(DCDLS) want to buy the team.”

According to a report in the Ottawa Citizen, a well-placed source has confirmed to the newspaper that the DCDLS group that is competing with the Ottawa Senators’ RendezVous LeBreton Group to redevelop LeBreton Flats wants to buy the Ottawa Senators. “These guys want to buy the team. These are individuals who have very deep pockets. They live, […]

Melnyk Speaks: Talks LeBreton on ‘Prime Time Sports’

As part of Melnyk’s whirlwind media tour this past Wednesday, the Senators owner agreed to appear on the Fan 590’s ‘Prime Time Sports’ program with Bob McCown. Melnyk has long been one of McCown’s favourite guests because of his willingness to be pretty candid with his comments, so let’s just jump right into this. To listen […]

Reflecting on Karlsson and Cameron’s Post-Game Comments and Other News and Notes

Rather than dwell on the result following Ottawa’s 3-2 loss to the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday night, the gnawing post-game comments made by Erik Karlsson and head coach Dave Cameron that have needled this fan base. In addressing how his Senators squandered an opportunity to grab two points against an inferior Buffalo team, Karlsson disparaged […]

Melnyk Speak: LeBreton Flats Proposal

After the first 20 minutes of tonight’s Senators versus Sabres game, Senators owner Eugene Melnyk spoke with TSN’s James Duthie regarding his RendezVous LeBreton Group’s redevelopment proposal for  LeBreton Flats. As always my thoughts are in bold. On his thoughts on today’s proposal… “I think it was the most wonderful proposal that was put forth and it’s […]