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 […]

New Senators Assistant Coach? André Tourigny Quits the Avalanche

According to a report out of Colorado, Avalanche assistant head coach André Tourigny has left the organization where he an assistant coach position. Now why should Ottawa Senators fans give two shits? Well, since the passing of Mark Reeds, there is a vacant assistant coaching position here in Ottawa and although Binghamton Senators assistant coach Steve Stirling […]

Senators Owner Eugene Melnyk in Need of Liver Transplant

After months in which he has been uncharacteristically out of the public eye, the Ottawa Senators announced this afternoon that Senators owner Eugene Melnyk is in urgent need of a liver transplant. Here is the organization’s official press release: OTTAWA – This past season our fans witnessed the remarkable and historic rally of their Ottawa Senators […]

Giving Up on Lehner

Considering all of the attention that Ottawa’s goaltending dilemma is going to generate this summer, I feel that maybe it’s time to look at the body of work of the one goaltender who is out of sight and out of mind. The goaltending position has always been a bit of a “what have you done […]

Agent: Mikael Wikstrand Likely to Come to North America Next Season

In an interview on TSN 1200 this afternoon to discuss his client, Matt O’Connor, and his decision to sign with the Ottawa Senators, agent Todd Reynolds let slip an interesting nugget of information pertaining to Swedish defenceman Mikael Wikstrand. When asked whether O’Connor’s familiarity with the organization through his participation in the 2011 development camp […]

Thoughts on @FriedgeHNIC’s Thoughts

In the wake of Matt O’Connor’s decision to sign with the Ottawa Senators, you just knew there were going to be some juicy morsels of information contained within Elliotte Friedman’s latest ’30 Thoughts’ column and Friedman did not disappoint. There were four Senators-related thoughts that appeared within the column, so let’s just get right to […]

Looking at Ottawa’s Defense

At the team’s end of season press conference two seasons ago, hot on the heels of the Sens’ playoff rollercoaster ride that started with triumph over the Habs and ended with a crushing defeat at the hands of the Penguins, Bryan Murray boldly declared that he would be looking to add a top six forward […]

Senators Win the Matt O’Connor Sweepstakes

After months of pursuit, the Senators have delivered their first exciting news of the offseason in signing Matt O’Connor — an unrestricted collegiate free agent goaltender out of Boston University — to a two-year entry-level contract. In his final year at BU, O’Connor played in 35 games registering a record of 25-4-4, a 2.18 goals […]

Would You Like Some Fries With That? Senators Negotiating with the Hamburglar

In his end of the season media availability, Bryan Murray acknowledged that the organization would make an offer to impending UFA goaltender and story of the season, Andrew Hammond. “Andrew Hammond is unrestricted and we will make an offer to him. We will see if he’s interested and willing to accept what we have for […]

Bryan Murray Speaks: One-on-One Interview with Ian Mendes

On the same day that he gave his end of the season synopsis of the Senators season, Senators general manager gave Ian Mendes an exclusive eight-minute one-on-one interview that ran on TSN 1200. Some of the interview rehashed on some of the topics from that morning’s presser, but there were also some great nuggets of […]

Bryan Murray Speaks: End of Season Synopsis

  One day after the players conducted their last media availabilities of the season before cleaning out their respective lockers, Senators general manager Bryan Murray addressed the media yesterday to share his thoughts on the Senators’ 2014-15 season and shed some light on what is ahead for the organization this offseason. Murray started his media […]

Eulogizing the 2014-15 Ottawa Senators

It happened again. Since reaching the 2007 Stanley Cup Final, the Senators are out of the playoffs before the start of the second round. It is the seventh time it has happened in the past eight years. Had you told me before the start of the season that the Senators were to endure another season […]

Patrick Wiercioch Named to Canadian World Championship Team

Much to Don Brennan’s disappointment, Mark Borowiecki and Cody Ceci were not invited to be a part of Canada’s entry into this year’s World Championships. That honour belongs to Patrick Wiercioch instead. Not bad for a player that Senators management tried all year to trade. Wiercioch was 5 minutes from being dealt at deadline. Other […]

Erik Karlsson Nominated for the Norris Trophy

In a not-so-shocking development, the NHL has announced that Erik Karlsson is one of its three finalists for the league’s Norris Trophy, awarded annually to the defenceman “who demonstrates throughout the season the greatest all-round ability in the position” as voted on by members of the Professional Hockey Writers Association (PHWA). Whether Karlsson wins the […]

Senators Make A Promise to BU’s Matt O’Connor

Back when I was in elementary school, I was approached during a recess by a girl who was in my grade three class. She was carrying a note written by a friend of her’s and a fellow classmate of mine who wanted to know if I would “go out” with her. In exchange, she was […]

Stone Earns Calder Nod

Mark Stone is going to Las Vegas. Yesterday the NHL announced that Stone will be attending the 2015 NHL Awards at the MGM Grand on June 24th because he was one of the three finalists for the league’s 2014-15 Calder Trophy, awarded to the awarded “to the player selected as the most proficient in his first year […]

Mike Hoffman, the “Defensive Liability”

If there one recurring complaint concerning Dave Cameron’s coaching decisions down the stretch, it involves his decision to diminish Mike Hoffman’s role by relegating him to the fourth line. In case it wasn’t transparent enough, it is quite obvious that the coaching staff and or the greater Senators organization believes Hoffman to be a defensive […]

Chris Phillips to Have Back Surgery

  Addressing the media on the team’s off-day, Dave Cameron dropped an interesting nugget of information pertaining to veteran defenceman Chris Phillips. Per the Senators’ head coach, Phillips will undergo a surgical procedure tomorrow to repair his back tomorrow and Cameron also added that he expects Phillips to be back for the start of training camp. Phillips […]

‘Young and Hungry’ Step Aside for Older and Experienced

  Andrew Hammond’s 20-1-2 regular season record may buy him a guaranteed one-way contract with the Ottawa Senators or another NHL team on July 1st, but with his Senators dropping the first two games of their series versus the Montreal Canadiens, Hammond’s regular season record could not buy him a third consecutive playoff start. Addressing […]