Found June 05, 2012 on
The 6th Sens:
Well, the offseason just became a little more interesting. After discussing the state of Ottawa's blue line in some posts over the past week or so, the Ottawa Citizen's Wayne Scanlan dropped this morsel of information on Twitter:
Don't expect Filip Kuba back next season. "I think we're moving on," says Sens GM Bryan Murray. He will try to sign a veteran D-man.
— Wayne Scanlan (@HockeyScanner) June 5, 2012
The popular question that we've been getting on Twitter, is what should the Senators do now?
The easy answer is that they should start by trying to trade Kuba's negotiation rights, even if it's just for a seventh round pick like yesterday's Tomas Vokoun trade.
While the loss of a first pairing defenceman and the team's SH TOI/G leader could prove difficult to replace, the admission that Murray will look to replace him on the free agent market is a tad worrisome. Inking unrestricted free agent talent hasn't exactly been on...
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from Don Brennan of Off The Posts at the Ottawa Sun, Bryan Murray says now that the Senators are not likely to re-sign Filip Kuba.
This is not surprising. This is not a ploy. This is a sound business decision.
Teammates would like to see the big defenceman return. He’s a popular guy, they say. He’s good for the power play, they insist. He has immensely helped Erik Karlsson...
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The Ottawa Senators front office pulled few punches with respect to discussion about Filip Kuba's future as an unrestricted free agent. Although they lauded his play this season in a bounce-back year, the club balked at the thought of bringing him back on a similar price-tag -- one the front office believes he'll get in the open...
After hearing that former Gatineau Olympiques forward Jean-Gabriel Pageau was close to signing his entry-level contract, Le Droit's JF Plante confirmed this afternoon that Pageau had indeed finally signed the deal.
C'est fait maintenant. Jean-Gabriel Pageau a maintenant un contrat de trois ans en poche avec les #sénateurs
— jf plante (@jfplante_Droit) June 6, 2012...
With the Stanley Cup Finals almost over and yesterday's shocking (shocking!) revelation from the Ottawa Senators that Filip Kuba would not be retained, @creecher1200 and I jumped back into the studios to record the latest episode of The 6th Sens Podcast. Joining us this week was the man responsible for breaking the Kuba news, the Ottawa Citizen's Wayne Scanlan. I have no...
Ottawa Senators general manager Bryan Murray tells Bruce Garrioch of the Toronto Sun that he plans to have more serious contract talks with pending restricted free agent defenseman Erik Karlsson.
We’ll get started within the next week, if not earlier. We’ll get an idea what their thoughts are. We’ll do the same and then get some work done here.
While the club has had some...
While fans of the Los Angeles Kings and New Jersey Devils are excitedly consumed by the fact that their favorite teams are only a few wins away from hockey's greatest prize, the rest of us are doing our best to distract ourselves through the immersed discussion of what it will take to improve our favorite teams this offseason. Here in Ottawa, that means penning articles...