Leeder Speaks: “Canadian Tire Centre Vision”

Although their Twitter account had essentially verified what today's press conference would be about days in advance, today the Senators officially unveiled the launch of Canadian Tire Centre Vision. In a nutshell, this vision is a multimedia vision that provides Canadian Tire Centre patrons with video and digital content through an expansive network of televisions […]

Senators Were Close to Acquiring Couturier?

As I mentioned in today's Gameday Preview for, it's a day for revisiting last season's deadline deal that had Ottawa shipping Ben Bishop to the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for Cory Conacher and a fourth round pick that turned out to be Swedish prospect Tobias Lindberg. Ian Mendes penned an article for […]

Revisiting Bishop For Conacher

With the Ottawa Senators playing the Tampa Bay Lightning tomorrow night, there’s inevitably going to be a lot of conversation that focuses on last season’s trade that sent Cory Conacher and a fourth round draft pick to the Sens for Ben Bishop, because hey, hindsight. Thanks to Bishop’s emergence as a number one starter over […]

Bob McKenzie Talks Tim Murray as Buffalo GM Candidate

TSN's Bob McKenzie made his standard pregame appearance on TSN 1200 (that you can listen to here) and was asked by AJ Jakubec what he had heard concerning Tim Murray's candidacy for Buffalo's vacant General Manager position.  Yeah, it certainly seems that (Buffalo is being thorough) and I think if they’re taking the time to […]

Kypreos: “I Think He (Alfie) Just Lost Trust In Eugene”

Love him, hate him, replace him with a cabbage, regardless of how you feel towards Nick Kypreos as a hockey personality, he did make some interesting comments regarding the Ottawa Senators on the FAN590 yesterday.  Filling in for Sid Seixeiro during the first hour of Tim and Sid, Kypreos touched upon the Daniel Alfredsson situation […]

Hoffman Up, Boro And Grant Down

Shortly after being named as Binghamton’s new captain, forward Mike Hoffman has been recalled by the Ottawa Senators and the man who Hoffman replaced, Mark Borowiecki, has subsequently been demoted. Although the Senators appeared completely content to carry eight defencemen for a stretch, now that Borowiecki has been demoted, the Senators have also opted not […]

Duthie’s 1-on-1 With Melnyk Senators owner Eugene Melnyk was on last night's pregame show on TSN which kicked off the Red Wings versus Senators game – highlighted by the return of Daniel Alfredsson. You can watch the video above, but I've transcribed the conversation below. As always, my words are in bold. On whether he considered coming to […]


Return Of The Alfie

Today is the day. Daniel Alfredsson will make his highly anticipated on-ice return to Ottawa and the stakes could never be higher considering the time of year. Already the Senators are sixth in the NHL’s wild card standings, nine points behind the Detroit Red Wings and seven points behind the Toronto Maple Leafs. Should the […]

Tim Murray Interviewing For Buffalo GM Gig?

After discussing the impacts of the new Rogers television deal with the NHL and how it may elevate the cap floor to $60 to 70$ over the course of the next few years, tonight on Hockey Night in Canada’s Hotstove Tonight panel discussion contained one juicy nugget of information relating to the Ottawa Senators. I’ve […]

The Goaltending Distraction

In the wake of last night’s 5-2 loss to the Vancouver Canucks, it certainly felt like the masses were ready to gloss over the result and other pressing concerns that plague the Senators because they wanted to focus on… the goaltending. From listening to the opening moments of the postgame show on TSN 1200 to […]

I Am Not Starting A Evander Kane Rumour

During the tail end last Bob McKenzie's pre-game appearance on TSN1200 last night, the topic moved towards two young stars in Canadian markets who may now be available: AJ: "And you also reported on Insider Trading about the possible availability of guys like Max Pacioretty and Evander Kane. Those would be two pretty tantalizing players out […]

Bill Daly On Fighting

So I was listening to the Tuesday episode of Marek vs. Wyshynski and sandwiched in between plenty of broadcast rights talk, Wysh made some time to address the other big news of the day off the ice – the concussion lawsuit brought against the NHL by former players. In the course of handicapping the case, Wysh […]

Melnyk Speaks: Finicky Fans, Budget, Alfie’s Return

Following the release of the Forbes valuations, the announcement of the Rogers NHL contract, and Daniel Alfredsson's impending return to the nation's capital, it was only a matter of time before Senators owner Eugene Melnyk graced the airwaves to weigh in on some pretty important matters that should affect the Ottawa Senators. Melnyk joined Ian Mendes […]

The Rogers/NHL Deal And Its Impact On Ottawa

With all apologies to news that the Senators had dangled Eric Gryba, Erik Condra and/or Colin Greening to the New York Rangers individually or as part of a package for struggling defenceman Michael Del Zotto, the biggest news yesterday was Rogers Communications’ announcement that they had agreed to a 12-year agreement with the NHL – […]


Senators Heritage Classic Jersey Leaks

(Photo: via Icethetics) The Senators organization has to be pretty cheesed right now. When the organization announced on November 17th that a new Heritage Classic jersey would be unveiled to the public on November 28th, it caught a lot of people by surprise.  The fact that no one was truly expecting it reflected the organization's fantastic […]

Ottawa’s Enticing Trade Package For Del Zotto

Hey, remember those rumours that Ottawa was kicking the tires on New York Rangers defenceman Michael Del Zotto?  No match between Sens and NYR on Del Zotto. Told Ott made Gryba, Greening and Condra available. Fit wasn't right for NYR. — Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger)

Forbes Valuations

There’s been plenty of NHL business news today. This morning, Forbes released its annual valuation of the league’s franchises, and of note, the Senators climbed from the 16th spot in 2012 to 15th. Speculation over Eugene Melnyk’s own financial stability has been pretty rampant over the past number of months, fuelled in part by the organization’s strict adherence to […]

News & Notes: Goaltending, Trade Talk

Here are Robin Lehner’s numbers for the past three seasons: Season GP GAA EV SV% SH SV% SV% 2011/12 5 2.01 .948 .842 .935 2012/13 12 2.20 .935 .950 .936 2013/14 10 2.33 .940 .927 .940 Notice anything really different? Aside from a significantly lower save percentage while his team was shorthanded during the 2011/12 […]