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 […]

Derek Grant Signs One-Year, Two-Way Extension

Derek Grant is one of my favorite unheralded prospects on the Ottawa Senators and today, it was announced that he had been re-signed by the organization to a one-year, two-way deal that will pay him a $700,000 salary in the NHL and an $85,000 AHL salary. Grant, who had filed for arbitration, nets a $20,000 […]

5-Years Later: Revisiting the Dany Heatley Deal

Yesterday it was announced that Dany Heatley signed a one-year deal with the Anaheim Ducks worth $1 million. There are two natural responses to this bit of news: 1) Is Dany Heatley still playing hockey in the NHL? And 2) I guess we can write off the Anaheim Ducks as the 2014/15 Stanley Cup champions. […]

Spezza Speaks: Praises Stars Ownership

Yesterday morning the Dallas Stars unveiled Jason Spezza to their throng of local reporters and welcomed him to their organization via an introductory press conference. As someone who has been waiting for more candid details of his request to be traded and his reaction to how the Senators publicly handled said request, I was expecting a […]

Senators Release Statement on Bryan Murray’s Health

  Out of respect for Bryan Murray and his family’s right to privacy, I did not want to publish anything after the Toronto Sun‘s Steve Simmons’ published a small note in his latest Sunday column that alluded to the general manager’s health. “Best wishes to Bryan Murray who’s struggling with some health issues.” Without knowing whether […]

David Legwand Signs Two-year Deal With Senators

After failing to add Vincent Lecavalier in a trade with the Philadelphia Flyers, the Senators moved on to their next target on their list, unrestricted free agent center, David Legwand. It’s a good thing Legwand signed because the Senators’ list of preferred players resembles the draft order from the 1998 NHL Draft. No one would […]

Senators Interested in Vincent Lecavalier?

After making it be known that they are looking to trade for another center in the wake of the club’s decision to trade Jason Spezza, rumours out of Philadelphia indicate that the Philadelphia Flyers have talked to the Ottawa Senators about a trade involving Vincent Lecavalier. Yes, one season removed from being bought out by […]


The Ottawa Senators will spend when the time is right. If you’ve followed the Ottawa Senators of the past two seasons, you’ve no doubt been assured this by ownership and management alike. You’ve been warned frivolous spending does not build contenders, but rather smart spending. Senators owner and horse enthusiast Eugene Melnyk has referenced the […]