The Brad Richards Appreciation Tour 2010-11

Hockey Night in Canada host Ron MacLean isn’t the only one with a proverbial hard on for Brad Richards. With young players like David Backes foregoing unrestricted free agency to ink contracts with their current clubs and an unresolved ownership situation in Dallas, Richards is almost assured of being the marquee name when July 1st […]

Breaking the Seal

Saying that last night’s three-two favoring score flattered the Senators is like saying that Ryan Smyth’s nose, (one that’s been broken about 18 dozen times) flatters the rest of his face. For the first 45 minutes of the game, Ottawa was outhit, outshot, outchanced and outskated or outmuscled to every loose puck. So how did […]

Karlsson Sits

According to Bruce Garrioch, Cory Clouston revealed in a media scrum that not only will Pascal Leclaire get the start tonight but sophomore defenceman Erik Karlsson will be resigned to sitting this one out. It’s not a unique strategy used with young, struggling blueliners. It has worked wonders for Brian Lee over the past twelve […]

Game Day Q & A with LA’s The Royal Half

“And with the 9th pick in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, the Ottawa Senators are proud to select from the University of North Dakota, Brian Lee.” Over the weekend I received an email from our Bloguin brethren The Royal Half that asked whether or not I would be interested in a mutual Q&A. Below are […]

Blues vs. Sens Post-game Haiku

[With your usual post-game haikus comes another cheap blog plug. Check out The Breakout Pass for analysis, opinions and quite possibly the only defense of Pascal Leclaire on the Internet…though, maybe not the only one after tonight.]                                         Sloppy play the theme                                   Team implodes in second half                                         Defense shit the bed


Contest Update: Congrats to Julia S. for being emailer #9.

The 6th Sens Podcast — Episode 32

With the Senators in the midst of a stretch in which they have played poorly, the Ottawa Citizen’s James Gordon comes on to discuss the past few games and what Ottawa has to do to get back on track. Also, making an appearance on this week’s show is Louie Caporusso. Louie is in his senior […]

6th Sens Contest

***** UPDATE: ***** The above picture is not the McNall picture being used for the contest. There will be a new article posted within the next 24 hours that only includes a picture of McNall. Alright, let’s cut to the chase here. I have a Subway Savings Package to give away to one lucky reader. […]

Hurricanes vs. Sens Post-game Haiku

[Hi again guys, Lewy here. Remember to check out my blog, The Breakout Pass, for analysis and stuff.]                                                                                           Write this one off, folks                                                                          […]

Pregame Wednesday ramblings

Whether it’s the Dany Heatley trade or the annual contributions made to organizations like CHEO, Roger’s House or the Heart & Stroke Foundation, the city of Ottawa has deservedly earned its reputation as a charitable and supportive community. Today was no exception. Almost 6,000 people were in attendance for this morning’s service at ScotiaBank Place […]


Secondary Scoring Becomes a Primary Concern

Whenever the question, “Which line is Ottawa’s first line?” was posed to the Team 1200’s Steve Lloyd, he would always answer with a “Whichever line Alfredsson is on,”answer. Sadly, it looks like those days for the Senators organization are over. I’m not saying that to discredit Alfie. The man is a legend. An icon. The […]

The 6th Sens Podcast — Episode 31

Boners up! Another episode of The 6th Sens Podcast is available for your listening pleasure. It’s been awhile since we’ve recorded one of these things so bear with us. Also, if anyone knows where Tim is, it’d be greatly appreciated if he could be returned to us for our next recording. Thanks. As always, you […]

The Salary Cap Era

During yesterday’s second period intermission, Hockey Night in Canada featured their regular Hotstove panel that included former Islanders GM Mike Milbury. When the topic of Jeff Carter’s 11-year contract extension was broached, Mad Mike chimed in with an intriguing comment. “The whole thing conspires against guys like Brian Burke who are trying to wait for […]

Backes That Truck Up — An Eye on the 2011 Offseason

With close to $15-million coming off of the books on July 1st, 2011, it’s become human nature for me to look ahead to the upcoming offseason and think of how drastically different the Senators could look. For anyone who’s visited this site regularly, you have probably noticed that I’ve developed a bit of a mancrush […]

Three Senators Scouts in Columbus Tonight

For the second time in less than a week, a Columbus beat writer has indicated that a member of the Senators scouting department is on hand to check out some Blue Jackets action. First it was Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch who

Clouston Has a Goaltending Plan

First of all, I just wanted to apologize to all of you readers who have come to this website for a steady flow of blogs and podcasts. The last few weeks have been mind numbingly hectic for me and the other guys so finding the time and energy to organize and write something just hasn’t […]

Saturday Morning

According to the Team 1200‘s Scott MacArthur (@ScottMacArthur), Zach Smith has been recalled from the Binghamton Senators for tonight’s game in Montreal. Because of the major boarding penalty that helped limit Smith’s ice-time to almost 8 and a half minutes against the Islanders, the demotion allowed Smith to get some valuable playing time for one […]

Random Thoughts and Post Game Haiku – Sens Vs Isles

(Photo by Phillip MacCallum/Getty Images) Sometimes it’s easier to see the individual trees than it is to take a step back and look at the forest. Ottawa deserves some credit, they’ve now won 5 of their last 7 and are now .500 in games that ended in regulation. (Ed. note: 6-6-1 overall). Being average has […]

MLX Skate Review

Recently, I was approached the MLX Skates company to review, test and keep a pair of their skates. And as a website that caters itself to the impassioned hockey market that is Ottawa, I figured I would be doing you all a disservice if I turned down this opportunity. (You can thank me later.) I’ll […]