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The Ottawa Senators announced that they have signed 24-year old defenceman Mark Borowiecki to a two-year, one-way contract.
Despite the praise and adulation that the organization has bestowed upon Borowiecki since the moment he turned pro, news that he received a one-way deal could be surprising in the sense that he has only played eight games in the NHL.
For the unawares, a one-way contract means that regardless of whether or not Borowiecki makes the NHL or not, he’ll receive his negotiated NHL salary.
The decision to give Borowiecki this one-way deal was a tradeoff financially – he ensures he’ll receive a NHL salary, but will only receive $550,000 in the first year of his deal and $600,000 in the final year. Had he agreed to a two-way deal, maybe he would have been able to haggle for a salary that is close to the league minimum.
Either way, barring a trade, Borowiecki’s signing means that the Senators have seven defencemen under NHL co...
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The Ottawa Senators have signed two players to two way deals, inking Mark Borowiecki to a two year, $550 000 (2 way) deal in 2014-15 and $600 000$ (1 way) the following year, as well as David Dziurzynski to a one year, $640K deal. Borowiecki was selected by the Ottawa Senators in the fifth round (139th overall) of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft and was [...]
from David Reevely of the Ottawa Citizen,
Slapped by an overwhelming city hall vote against his plans to build a casino at his Kanata hockey arena, Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk said he won’t be able to invest any more deeply in the team or in the city.
He’s already been stymied in his effort to turn the newly rechristened Canadian Tire Centre into a hub for major...
Vancouver will become the third Canadian city to host a regular-season NHL game outdoors when the Canucks play the Ottawa Senators at BC Place next season in the 2014 Heritage Classic.
Edmonton hosted Montreal in the original Heritage Classic in 2003 in the NHL's first outdoor regular-season game. Calgary hosted the Canadiens in the 2011 edition.
The March 2 game in Vancouver...
#Sens Jared Cowen is an RFA. His contract did not slide in 2010-11 by mutual agreement of NHL & NHLPA. No explanation as to why at present.
— CapGeek (@capgeek) July 6, 2013
The other bit of unexpected news over the weekend (though much less consequential) was the matter of Jared Cowen needing a new contract.
Cowen was slated to be entering the final year of his...
Flying cross country and giving my iPad a shot at a post. Bare with me. This thing isn't conducive to writing at all.
1) Mark Borowiecki signed a new contract yesterday. The only interesting detail to come from that is the second-year of his deal is a one-way. That's not particularly comforting if you are, say, Joe Corvo. Or Eric Gryba. Or Chris Phillips. I think the team...
There have been rumours of this matchup in an outdoor game since at least 2011, and last April during an Insider Trading segment, TSN gave the heads up it was a near certainty to go next season.
Today came the confirmation:
The @VanCanucks will face the @NHL_Sens in the Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic at @bcplace in Vancouver on March 2: http://t.co/u11ZCm34S8
The Senators' 2013 Development Camp has come to a close, so it was only a matter of time before Randy Lee, the team's Director of Player Development and Hockey Operations, was featured in a radio interview on the Team 1200. To listen to the full interview, click here or you can stream it via the embedded audio at the bottom of the page.
As always, my...