Found June 29, 2012 on The 6th Sens:
While the news that Matt Carkner had rejected a contract offer from the Senators is not new, the Ottawa Citizen's Wayne Scanlan added a wrinkle on Twitter last night. Sens' 1-year offer, no raise, for D Matt Carkner, for all he's done for club, is a slap in the face. Source: "he'll get his deal" (as UFA) — Wayne Scanlan (@HockeyScanner) June 29, 2012 It's definitely an awkward situation for both sides. On one hand, you can't fault Carkner for wanting to test the free agent market on July 1st to see if he can get that multi-year, million dollar offer that Scanlan's source believes he's capable of getting. On the other, it's difficult to fault the Senators for recognizing that Carkner is a depreciating on-ice asset. Starting with his 2009/10 season, here are the number of games played and average TOI/G per that Carkner has had: 2009/10: 81 games played and 16:54 2010/11: 53 games played and 14:53 2011/12: 29 games played and 1...

UFA of the Day: Part Deux! Zenon Konopka

It’s your lucky day! Two! Two UFA of the Day posts today. They both deal with toughness, the first was Brandon Prust, now we turn our attention to Zenon Konopka. Name: Zenon Konopka Age: 31 Size: 6’0″, 209 Lbs Why the Canucks might want him: If the Canucks target Zenon Konopka it wouldn’t just be for his ability to punch people in the face. With Konopka you not only get that...

Richard Cloutier: Schultz: Edmonton or Ottawa?

I need to run...have a 9:20am t-time, and, oh yeah, I'm getting married at 2:30pm this afternoon. Priorities, priorities. But before I head out, just a quick rumor: The Justin Schultz decision will be out in a few hours, and it sounds like the only two teams left in the battle for his services are the Edmonton Oilers and the Ottawa Senators. Apparently, Schultz informed...

Wednesay Night Senators News and Notes

July 1st has always been a day of dual importance for the people of Ottawa. Traditionally, the enactment of the Constitution Act of 1867 is celebrated by the masses through the enjoyment in pre-drinking copious amounts of liquor before we can enjoy that evening’s fireworks display. Over time, thanks to the emergence and presence of technology, for hockey fans, July 1st has almost...
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