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The rivalry between the Ottawa Senators and Toronto Maple Leafs is an interesting one. Considered by some to be the most intense in the NHL. On ice, the rivalry has been lackluster for years, though it’s a little different amongst fans. Ask a Leaf fan what team they hate more than anyone, and most [...]
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I try to monitor what time in a player's career he becomes a clear Hall of Famer. At what point is he a Hall of Fame player regardless of what happens in the rest of his career? I think Sergei Gonchar has passed that point.
Gonchar has been one of the better defencemen in the league for well over a decade. He has never been the best defenceman in the league but he was...
Typical Chris Neil.
Neil was given a charging penalty on the play.
Senators forward Chris Neil absolutely steamsrolls Penguins defenseman Simon Despres. Neil was given a charging minor on the play.
There was some talk about McLaren with a head-butt plus some hair pulling, but nothing was called. Both received 5 for fighting.
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It's probably OK to suggest the Ottawa Senators haven't caught a ton of breaks this year. The win/loss record appears more-or-less accurate with their performance through forty-four games, but a brutal run of injuries likely put a damper on what could have been in the abbreviated 48-game season.
Still, Ottawa appears likely to...
The Ottawa Senators did everything in their power to exact revenge on Matt Cooke for his hit on Erik Karlsson from earlier in the season. Unfortunately, they forgot to show up for the first 40 minutes of the game and ultimately fell to the Penguins 3-1, Monday night. Pairing the loss with a win by the Winnipeg Jets, the Senators now lead the 8th and final spot in the Eastern Conference...
The Ottawa Senators were the team with something to play for but you would have never known it by their approach to the game. This contest was just weird. Everything about it. Even down to the pregame. Matt Cooke told an Ottawa reporter that he had no balls so the guy decided to write a…
There was a point in this NHL season in which things looked bleaker than Ilya Zubov’s future with the Ottawa Senators organization. When Erik Karlsson joined Jason Spezza on the IR, fans in this city started writing this team off like we had time-warped back to 1994.
Fortunately for the organization however, supplementary players like Pat Elynuik were not walking through...
from Don Brennan of the Ottawa Sun,
But despite his pleas of innocence afterwards, Cooke has twice been suspended for hits to the head, and he did end the career of Boston Bruins centre (and Orleans native) Marc Savard. He has said he's changed his ways, but not everybody is convinced. In fact, most still see him as one of the sneakiest and dirtiest players in the league...
The Maple Leafs have more than provincial pride on the line in their fifth and final meeting of the regular season against the Northeast Division rival Ottawa Senators. The buffer zone between Toronto and the three other teams jockeying for position at the bottom of the Eastern Conference has narrowed considerably as the Senators have won their last four games, the Rangers winning...
Pittsburgh Penguins (34-10-0) @ Ottawa Senators (23-15-6)
ROOT, SNET-E, TVA, 7:30 pm/et
Hell's Kitchen - Kanata, ON
Hopefully tonight's contest resembles a hockey game and not the bizarre sideshow that the Ottawa Senators and many of their fans want it to be. We doubt it though. We put the over/under on staged fights at three. Place your bets.
Everything is locked up for the Pittsburgh Penguins. Meanwhile, the Ottawa Senators have yet to clinch a playoff spot. Though it’s likely that they will and the biggest thing to decide for them is their seeding. There is a good possibility they could be the Pens’ first round opponent. The lineup for the Penguins is…