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Pierre Dorion Speaks: Post-Draft Analysis on TSN 1200

From the NHL Draft in Buffalo, Senators general manager Pierre Dorion joined TSN 1200 to discuss the team’s selections and describe running the floor for the first time as the GM. If you’re interested in listening to the full interview, you can scroll to the bottom of this post where you can access it via the embedded media player. As always, my thoughts are in bold. On Dorion...
Via The 6th Sens
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Looking at the Ottawa Senators’ 2016 NHL Draft

BUFFALO, NY – JUNE 24: Logan Brown celebrates with the Ottawa Senators after being selected 11th overall during round one of the 2016 NHL Draft on June 24, 2016 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) When the Ottawa Senators arrived at the 2016 NHL Draft in Buffalo, New York this past weekend, they came with six draft picks but left with five and some smiles...
Via The 6th Sens
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ottawa Senators Select Logan Brown #11 Overall

With the eleventh pick in the 2016 NHL Draft the Ottawa Senators have selected Logan Brown from the Windsor Spitfires in the OHL About Logan Brown Logan Brown is 6 foot 6 and weighs 218 pounds. Size like that cannot be taught, and the skill set that Brown has isn’t indicative of his size at all. It isn’t common for large players to possess high levels of skill, but Brown...
Via The Hockey Writers
3 days ago

Who Replaces Ryan Callahan on the Team USA World Cup Roster?

With news that hip surgery will keep Ryan Callahan from participating in the 2016 World Cup of Hockey, there’s a roster spot open on Dean Lombardi’s squad. It’s been a controversial roster, with Lombardi and head coach John Tortorella prioritizing strength and grit as assets over offensive touch and speed. While the team would appear to need all the scoring help they can muster...
Via The Hockey Writers
4 days ago

Guest Post: @Red_Vikreig Previews the 2016 NHL Draft for Ottawa

Ed. note: The following piece has been written by Craig Smith (@Red_Vikreig) who’s an OHL and QMJHL prospect analyst for Hockey Prospectus. Craig was kind enough to pen his analysis of the first round leading up to the Ottawa Senators’ 12th overall selection – including analysis of a few value selections who may be available to the Senators in the second round. If you’re...
Via The 6th Sens
5 days ago  |  Discuss

AHL player tased and arrested after incident at Disney World

Isn’t Disney World supposed to be the happiest place on earth? That apparently wasn’t the case for Darren Kramer, a winger for the Manitoba Moose. According to Deadspin, Kramer was arrested on Tuesday night at 1:16 AM after allegedly fighting a police officer and getting tased. A report from the Orange County Sheriff’s office, also obtained by Deadspin, had a lot to say about...
Via Puck Drunk Love
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Ottawa Senators Have Options Looking Ahead of Draft

The Ottawa Senators have flown slightly under the radar in relation to the number of prospects that will be ready for the NHL in a short matter of time. They have many talented defencemen in the Major Junior ranks as well as the AHL and European pro leagues. A few young forwards were able to get a taste of the NHL this past season along with a couple more who have had strong seasons...
Via The Hockey Writers
6 days ago

Erik Karlsson hopes to take his game to the next level in 2016-17

Erik Karlsson was outstanding again in 2015-16 and was nominated for the Norris Trophy as a result. His 82 points (16 goals, 66 assists) in 82 games were an insane total for a defenseman, besting all players at his position while tying Joe Thornton for fourth-most points in the league. With numbers like these, Karlsson should be happy to just maintain. Instead, he’s taking a new...
Via Puck Drunk Love
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Marc Crawford back in the NHL as an assistant with Ottawa

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) Marc Crawford just wanted to be back in the NHL. A former NHL coach of the year who spent the last four seasons coaching in Switzerland, Crawford was one of a number of candidates interviewed for the opening with the Ottawa Senators that eventually went to Guy Boucher. Within hours of being hired, Boucher approached Crawford and offered him the opportunity...
Via Associated Press
May 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Guy Boucher’s Top Meltdown Moments

As announced Sunday by the Ottawa Senators they hired Guy Boucher as the club’s new head coach. The 44-year-old newly inked bench boss for the Senators becomes the 12th head coach of the franchise with his three-year contract. Boucher has spent the last three seasons as the head coach of SC Bern of the National League A in Switzerland after coaching the Tampa Bay Lightning for...
Via Beyond The Benches
May 10, 2016  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name the 9 team captains in Ottawa Senators history

The Ottawa Senators have only had 9 team captains in the team's NHL history. Can you name them all? Clue: Year(s) as captain
April 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Luke Richardson leaves Sens organization after GM tells him he’s not a coaching candidate

Former Binghamton Senators assistant coach Luke Richardson abruptly released a statement on Monday saying he wasn’t returning to the Ottawa Senators organization. “I’ve enjoyed my four years of coaching in Binghamton and am proud of the accomplishments of the players and team,” said Richardson. “I’d like to thank the Senators organization for providing me with the...
Via Puck Drunk Love
April 19, 2016  |  Discuss

The great Norris Trophy debate: Drew Doughty vs. Erik Karlsson

All sports fans love to argue, especially about which players are better than others. Hockey fans have sunk into this debate this season, arguing about Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty and Ottawa Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson.  With the end of the season approaching and award voting about to start, fans are looking for a definitive answer. Who's had the better season...
Via The Sports Quotient
April 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Senators sign Neil to 1-year, $1.5 million extension

OTTAWA (AP) The Ottawa Senators have signed forward Chris Neil to a one-year, $1.5 million contract extension. Neil, 36, has spent his entire NHL career with the Senators since they selected him in the sixth round of the 1998 draft. He has 109 goals and 134 assists in 955 games for Ottawa. The gritty tough guy is an alternate captain and popular teammate. General manager Bryan...
Via Associated Press
February 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Senators defenseman Wideman agrees to 2-year contract

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) Ottawa Senators rookie defenseman Chris Wideman has agreed to sign a two-year, $1.6 million contract extension. The Senators announced the agreement on Wednesday. Wideman was selected by Ottawa in the fourth round of the 2009 draft and was eligible to be a restricted free agent this summer. Wideman has scored five goals, which rank third among NHL rookie defensemen...
Via Associated Press
February 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Ref drilled in genitals with beer can thrown by player's brother

A hockey referee officiating a game in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League last week was hit in the groin by a can of beer, a projectile that was thrown from the seats by the upset brother of a player he had just sent to the penalty box. Dominic Bedard was officiating a game between the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies and the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada on Feb. 11 when he sent the Huskies’...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
February 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs trade Dion Phaneuf to Senators in blockbuster deal

We have a blockbuster trade in the NHL. The Ottawa Senators have acquired defenseman Dion Phaneuf, forward Matt Frattin, prospects Casey Bailey, Ryan Rupert and Cody Donaghey from the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for defenseman Jared Cowen, forwards Colin Greening and Milan Michalek, prospect Tobias Lindberg as well as a second-round pick in 2017 NHL Draft. #Sens get Phaneuf...
Via The Comeback
February 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Bobby Ryan goal nets a kid a puppy

Thanks to a sign and a Bobby Ryan goal, this kid is getting a puppy! During the Ottawa Senators’ 3-0 win over the New York Rangers, Ryan scored with 20 seconds left in the second period. While it might seem like just another goal, for Cole Jansen, the score meant his family is getting a puppy. Cole created a sign which read “Bobby, dad said if you score we get a puppy.” The...
Via The Comeback
January 25, 2016  |  Discuss

The Resurgence Of Bobby Ryan

Bobby Ryan has always been a major talent in the NHL, but he hasn't always been the same player who had four straight 30-goal seasons with the Anaheim Ducks. After a very rocky departure from Southern California, Ryan made his way to the Great White North after being traded to the Ottawa Senators. Starting his career on a line with Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry certainly helped...
Via The Sports Quotient
December 20, 2015  |  Discuss
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