Thursday Afternoon Linkage

– In an interview with Team 1200’s Sports Call program, Assistant General Manager Tim Murray said, “For three weeks we’ve been trying to make a trade. Small trade. Big trade. Major trade. It’s just unrealistic right now.” He also spent the majority of the program referring to Bobby Butler as “not the answer”. I hope […]

Thursday Ramblings

Yesterday I joked on Twitter that Eugene Melnyk’s idea of a rebuild would be to sell the Ottawa Senators and buy the Atlanta Thrashers. Soon, he may have no choice. Despite his bravado and his best efforts to lull this fanbase into a false sense of security, the latest mathematical figures paint a much darker […]

Canadiens vs. Sens Post-game Haiku

[The Breakout Pass — now caring 10% more than the Senators!] I swear, this team isNot worth the syllables inThis haiku poem

Glancing at the Standings

It’s only early in December and I’m already glancing at the standings trying to figure out how big of a hole the Senators have dug themselves over the past few weeks. In the past, I’ve relied upon to break down the playoff standing metrics however, they haven’t updated their hockey section in awhile. Fortunately, […]

Karlsson Caption Contest Update

Congratulations to T6S reader Cassie for her submission to the Erik Karlsson Finger Point caption contest. Her “Hey Cooke, pull my finger” submission was selected by Rogers Sportsnet’s Ian Mendes as the winner. As the winner, she receives the Metro Family 4 Pack to the December 10th game versus the New Jersey Devils that includes […]

Play the Kids

Like a cougar who had marinated in perfume before heading to the Crazy Horse bar in the Kanata Centrum, the recent decisions to scratch Erik Karlsson and Peter Regin reek of desperation. As a collective, Ottawa has scored goals at a slightly better than Muckaltian rate. Prior to scoring 3 goals against the Rangers, the […]

Rangers vs. Sens Post-game Haiku

[The Breakout Pass — for all your sporadic blogging needs.] Goalless drought over!Kelly our Lord and Saviour!Playoffs, here we come!


Tonight is a Celebration of Dany’s Return

It’s been 541 days since TSN broke the story that Dany Heatley had requested a trade and the day has finally arrived, Dany Heatley will play in his first game at SBP since being dealt. For many fans, news of the request was a shock. For those who had a thumb on the pulse of […]

Another Bryan Murray Media Scrum Transcript

Q: Thoughts on placing Brian Lee on waivers? A: Well, it was more of an opportunity to expose Brian. Give him a chance to maybe get picked and have a chance to play. That’s part of it. The other part of course is financial. I won’t know until noon hour. At this point, he’s not […]

Free Lee & Free: Lee!

I still can remember where I was when the Brian Lee selection was announced. In what was an annual ritual I was down in Wasaga Beach with some friends celebrating the August long weekend with a steady state of inebriation. Between drinks and visits to the beach, a number of us found the time to […]

Oilers vs. Sens Post-game Haiku

[As always, check out The Breakout Pass if you like sporadic updates and post-game depression.] No sustained effort Weak play against awful team But, Foligno scored!

The 6th Sens Ticket Contest Update

Alright readers, here’s an update regarding The 6th Sens giveaway of a Metro Family 4 Pack of tickets to giveaway to the Senators vs Devils game that is taking place on December 10th. The package includes 4 tickets to the game, 4 drinks, 4 hot dogs and has a suggested retail price of $99. When […]

The Euge Is Back

Eugene Melnyk’s alter ego is back! One month after his subdued appearance on The Fan 590, that bravado spewing, eternal optimist, super-fan is back! The Euge is back! In a hilarious Ottawa Sun article that includes a headline that refers to last year’s Canadiens squad as Stanley Cup finalists, The Euge, according to Don Brennan, […]

If Bryan Murray Gets Turfed…

Today I was reading an article written by Keith Law over at that examined two of baseball’s early free agent signings – Victor Martinez and Aubrey Huff. If you’re unfamiliar with Keith, he’s the senior baseball analyst for Scouts Inc. and before joining ESPN as a columnist; he served as special assistant to the […]

Penguins vs. Sens Post-game Haiku

[Check out The Breakout Pass for extra commentary, discussion and other related analysis.] Score a bloody goal No run support for Leclaire Afternoon games blow


The 6th Sens Ticket Contest

Alright, so here’s the deal. I have a Metro Family 4 Pack of tickets to giveaway to the Senators vs Devils game that is taking place on December 10th. The package includes 4 tickets to the game, 4 drinks, 4 hot dogs and has a suggested retail price of $99.  So how do you win […]

A Fond Farewell….

The internet and the Senators blogosphere became a shittier place today. Senators Los Cojones (SLC) of Five For Smiting fame, has decided to pack it in. As part of the Ottawa Blog Collective (aka the Old Guard), SLC excelled with his style – blending a hilarious vernacular with expletives and pot shots at Sun Media. […]

Number Munchers

After watching Wednesday night’s humbling 2-1 loss that channeled the Craig Hartsburg era, I spent a significant amount of time poring over some statistics. For my sanity’s sake, I couldn’t help it. I needed to quantify just how awful the Senators have been. I knew the Senators would be rough in the early stretch of […]