Hearing Scheduled For Cowen Hit On Girgensons

via the release: Ottawa Senators defenseman Jared Cowen will have a hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety Wednesday for a hit on Buffalo Sabres center Zemgus Girgensons Tuesday night at First Niagara Center. At 18:02 of the third period, Cowen came across the ice to hit Girgensons as he entered the Ottawa zone. No penalty was called on the play. […]

TSN Reports A $71M Projected 2014/15 Cap

Billy Daly was on the Fan 590’s Hockey Central yesterday, speaking from the NHL’s Board of Governors meeting wherein he would be briefing the organizations on the impacts of the Canadian rights agreement with Rogers. Speaking to on the projections of where the cap ceiling would be next season, Daly refused to provide a specific […]

Kassian Draws In For Hoffman

Mike Hoffman, the AHL's second-leading scorer at the time of his promotion, was purposefully recalled to provide a spark to a stagnant Senators offence. After receiving 13:37 and 13:55 in ice-time in his first two games – playing mostly on a line with Kyle Turris and Bobby Ryan, Hoffman was subsequently bumped to the fourth […]

Is The Season Over?

James Gordon has an interesting post showing that Ottawa, despite their lack of movement up the standings, is improving from a puck possession point of view and should that trend continue, the results will begin to favour their record. This logic is simply an extension of the well documented expecation that the Toronto Maple Leafs' […]

On Re-Upping With The Bryan Murray Era

The Ottawa Sun’s Don Brennan answered a loaded question in yesterday morning’s paper – should the Ottawa Senators sign Bryan Murray to a contract extension to ensure that the GM continues to preside over this team’s future. He believes that they should and to be fair, a compelling argument can be made that they should. […]

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 […]