Point Me to the Pressbox: Chris Phillips a Healthy Scratch?

In his first game behind the bench on Thursday night versus Los Angeles, Dave Cameron elected to dress the same lineup that his predecessor, Paul MacLean, frequently used, but today things have really been shaken up. Ottawa’s new head coach was sold to Senators fans as a good communicator and today Cameron sent his first message by making […]

Injured: Chris Neil Week-to-Week with Knee Injury

In his fifth shift of the first period in last night’s 5-3 loss to the Los Angeles Kings, Senators forward Chris Neil was rocked by a Brayden McNabb check along the right side wall. Looking at the video below, it kind of looks like Neil’s knee gets tweaked a little bit as his body absorbs the hit. […]

“Dave Cameron Promised Job Three to Four Years Ago by Eugene Melnyk”

If you missed yesterday’s episode of Sportsnet‘s ‘Hockey Central’, you missed a pretty telling conversation in which Doug MacLean — who I should everyone is pretty tight with the Murray family — shed some light on the Senators firing of Paul MacLean. When asked about how the firing of MacLean could start of chain of […]

New Arena Update: Senators Considering LeBreton Flats Location

According to an article by the Ottawa Citizen‘s Joanne Chianello, the Ottawa Senators are “contemplating a move downtown.” On September 30th, the NCC’s invited the private sector to submit plans to develop a 9.3 hectare parcel of land (that could be expanded to 12.3 hectares) at LeBreton Flats for the purpose of putting a signature attraction in […]


Paul MacLean Speaks: Final Press Conference

It’s kind of a sad moment realizing that this may be the last instance when I’ll ever be able to use the ‘MacLean red phone’ image for a post, but damn it all if this won’t be a memorable last time. Even though he was under no obligation to speak to reporters following his dismissal […]

Senators Looking for New CFO?

One day removed from the Senators’ decision to fire head coach Paul MacLean and replace him with his assistant coach, Dave Cameron, the organization is looking to fill two executive positions. Not only are the Senators looking to fill their ‘Director of Strategic’ development, they’re also apparently on the search for a new ‘Chief Financial Officer’. I have […]

Bryan Murray Speaks: Paul MacLean Fired, Dave Cameron New Head Coach

Ottawa Senators general manager Bryan Murray addressed the media this afternoon at 2:30 pm to discuss the organization’s decision to fire head coach Paul MacLean. I penned some quick analysis that you can read here, but if you missed the availability, you can watch Murray speak in the video above. Below is my transcription. As always, […]

Breaking: Paul MacLean Fired

The Senators have officially fired their head coach Paul MacLean. Dave Cameron, the man Eugene Melnyk imposed on the coaching staff back when MacLean was assembling his staff is now the team’s interim head coach. At least MacLean went out on a winning note and hat tip to 

Ottawa’s “Second Line” Finally Heating Up

A lot of digital ink has been spilled in the first few months of the season chronicling the struggles of Mika Zibanejad. When the team is struggling to win consistently and they’re being vastly outplayed in the majority of their games, a lot of finger pointing will happen. Being the team’s second line center behind […]

Looking Back on Last Night

For an event that carried so much buildup going into it, I wondered whether the pre-game skate would actually live up to its billing. After all, it’s not every day that Daniel Alfredsson laces them up and dons a Senators jersey for the last time at an actual live hockey game. Having arrived at the […]

The Anchor Who Brings Down the Play of Others

Looking through the Ottawa Senators’ first 22 games worth of data is a lot like driving past a vehicular accident on the Queensway. No matter how horrifically bad it looks, you want to look away but you can’t. The Senators’ situation itself has been well documented: the puck possession and shots allowed per game rates rank as some […]

Bobby Ryan Fractures Finger

Fractured finger for OTT’s Bobby Ryan, who was slashed last night in FLA. No definitive timeline yet on how long he’ll be out. — Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie)

Garrioch Speaks: Edmonton Scouting Ottawa Lately

  The Ottawa Sun’s Bruce Garrioch made an appearance on TSN 1200’s ‘In the Box’ calling in from Ottawa’s practice in Sunrise, Florida where the Senators are set to take on the Panthers tomorrow night. Fresh off yesterday’s rumours that linked the Oilers’ interest in Ottawa’s goaltenders, host Steve Lloyd asked Bruce about the rumour […]


Bryan Murray Speaks: Disturbing Defence, Trades, Lazar to World Juniors, etc.

Ottawa Senators general manager Bryan Murray had a media availability this morning to provide his own commentary and assessments of the team’s play through the first 21 games. I often find Bryan Murray’s interviews to be littered with decent nuggets of information and thankfully, this one was no exception to the rule. It was particularly […]

Alfie to Retire on December 4th

Less than a week after reports surfaced that Daniel Alfredsson had reached a critical juncture in his decision-making process and was ready to officially his announce his retirement, we finally have confirmation that Alfredsson is ready to hang up his skates for good. An official announcement obviously never transpired when the Senators played the Red Wings this past Monday […]

2014 NHL Franchise Forbes Valuations Arrive

We are in the latter stages of November, so that can only mean one thing: Forbes has released its annual NHL franchise valuations. Before jumping right into things, it’s worth mentioning that the league itself never gives any credence to the accuracy of Forbes’ numbers and others like Tyler Dellow have drawn their numbers into question before. Now […]