Let’s Make A Deal

There’s been plenty of roster management scuttlebutt going around the Interwebs and the airwaves today so let’s get right to it… 1) Bob McKenzie penned an article for TSN that discussed the situations that each of the Canadian Eastern Conference teams are in. In regards to Ottawa, there’s not much that we haven’t heard before: […]

Blue Jackets vs. Sens Post-game Haiku

Sorry for missing the past few post-game haikus, guys. My New Year’s Resolution is either to post more of them, or be funnier. Haven’t decided yet. Alfie heroicsOT collapse by KovyHappy New Year, y’all!

Jim O’Brien on the Recall

UPDATE FROM PRACTICE: via Ken Warren’s Twitter (@Citizenkwarren), judging by the line combinations, Jarkko Ruutu and Filip Kuba will be replaced in the lineup by O’Brien and Brian Lee. For those who aren’t familiar with how most of the Ottawa Senators’ news breaks on Twitter these days, Scott MacArthur (@ScottMacArthur) from the Team 1200 has […]

“We All Want Jason Spezza To Be Sidney Crosby”

Although Kris Letang was assessed a two minute minor penalty for boarding, there was a sliver of hope that Letang would face some kind of supplementary discipline from the League. If no member of the Senators roster was going to stand up and fill Letang’s face in with some lefts and rights, the least the […]

Meet Your New First Line

Like Jason Spezza who had his back turned to Kris Letang and faced the offensive zone side wall to protect the puck, the slim mathematical probability that the Senators will reach the postseason has taken a vulnerable hit. Although surgery hasn’t been ruled out, the extent of the damage to Spezza’s shoulder won’t be known […]

Debating the Merits of Pierre McGuire As the Next GM

Thanks to posts by Erin Nicks and Sens Chirp, for the past week, much has been made of the rumours that Pierre McGuire, is making his intentions known that he would relish the opportunity to become a General Manager in the NHL. As part of his weekday morning routine, he joined the Team 1200‘s Three […]

The 6th Sens Podcast – Episode 35 ft Neate Sager

The Senators may be in Nashville tonight to take on the stingy Predators but most hockey fans in the nation’s capital are already looking forward to Boxing Day when the World Junior Hockey Championships begin with the Canadian Junior team taking on the Russians. Although we spend some time shovelling some proverbial dirt onto the […]

Kovalev: Float Til They Demote

I’m not going to lie to you. One of the reasons why I’m bothering to write this article is so I can re-use this fantastic reader submitted PhotoShop of The Men Who Stare At Scapegoats. It’s incredible. Anyways, at practice this morning, Alexei Kovalev skated on the fourth line with Peter Regin and Jesse Winchester. […]


Well, that wasn’t exactly the most memorable weekend for a maligned Senators team. After blowing two more third period leads against the Avalanche and Capitals, it’s the same old hat with these Senators. Some say it’s the youth’s fault. Others believe that it’s the veteran stars. Sergei Gonchar is the latest casualty in the blame […]

Spezza A “Wimp”

From Adrian Dater’s blog on the Denver Post: Astute watchers of the Avalanche on Altitude might have picked up on this last night. If not, I’m here to helpfully remind you: Former Avs winger Mark Rycroft – who I think is terrific at his job and has really added a lot to the Altitude team […]

The 6th Sens Podcast – Episode 34

The Senators are languishing. The players, coaches and management are on the hot seat and some replacement names are being thrown around the rumour mill. With the high-pitched Tim back in the fold, we touch on all of these issues. Joining us in studios this week was University of Notre Dame professor and historian, Dr. […]

Free Lee: Thursday Grab Bag

In front of a conglomerate of friends and family, Brian Lee will escape purgatory and make his highly anticipated return to the lineup for the first time in 25 games tonight against the Minnesota Wild. According to the beat writers who cover the Senators, the friends and family angle played a part in Cory Clouston’s […]

Playing What If

It has been a tumultuous last few weeks and with a season that the statistical probabilities are already indicating is forlorn, the fans, media and most certainly (hopefully?), Eugene Melnyk are looking for answers. Despite the incessant clamouring for a change, nothing appears forthcoming. Sorry Bruce. Tim Murray has already gone on the record saying […]

All in the Family

For those who follow Bruce Garrioch (@SunGarrioch) on Twitter, odds are that you’re probably familiar with his boasts featuring comments from other respected members of the media that say that ol’ Boo Boo has the best Sunday hockey column in the country. Well, if Garrioch’s going to lay claim to this, then it’s only fitting […]

A Thought on the Kovalev Trade Rumo(u)rs

Thanks to last night’s Hockey Night in Canada Hotstove Panel that examined issues from around the NHL for the past week, we have some more candid analysis of Alexei Kovalev’s GOAT comments to the local media. Here’s the gist of what happened… Mike Milbury used a tissue as a prop and mockingly threw it away […]

Goat Horns

In a media scrum following Thursday’s morning skate, Cory Clouston threw Alexei Kovalev under the bus. “When he plays, he’s very dominant. Other nights, he’s not. We need more consistency, not only from him but from the rest of the team … I’m more concerned with the teammates. They’re the ones working with him and […]

The 6th Sens Podcast – Episode 33 ft. Sean McIndoe from Down Goes Brown

With the Senators season starting to swirl around the drain as early as 30 games into the 2010-11 NHL season, things are pretty bleak around the nation’s capital. Unless of course, you’re Sean McIndoe – a National Post columnist and the author of the Toronto Maple Leafs blog Down Goes Brown who can now add […]