Found February 28, 2014 on Sports Rumor Alert:
Contract extension talks between the Ottawa Senators and Chris Phillips continue, as Phillips is looking for a two year deal, feeling that that is about all that he is looking to continue to play. Phillips is also at the centre of talks between the Senators and Bruins about a trade before the deadline.Phillips has played his entire career with the Senators, after being drafted by them in the first round of the 1996 entry draft. Phillips is negotiating what will be his final contract, and is doing it without the help of an agent. By not using an agent, Phillips is making a clear statement, that he wants to finish his career with the Sens, making him one of the few players in the modern era, that would play an entire career, with one franchise.The Boston Bruins, who have a big need for help on the back end, and clearly no longer being in on Andej Mazeros of the Flyers, appear to have targeted Phillips, as the answer to their needs. There have been talks with Senators, and those talks ...

Bruins explore deal for Chris Phillips

The Bruins are exploring trade talks with the Ottawa Senators to acquire 35-year-old defenseman Chris Phillips, according to a league source. Phillips is in the final season of a three-year deal worth $9.25 million and will be an unrestricted free agent this summer. According to TSN, the Senators and Phillips are in the midst of contract talks. Though in 12th place in the East...

Are Chris Phillips And Tyler Myers Available?

from TSN, What are you hearing about two defencemen at opposite ends of their careers, 35-year-old Chris Phillips and 24-year-old Tyler Myers? Dreger: In terms of Phillips, there's a negotiation that's ongoing between the Ottawa Senators and Phillips to keep him a lifer in Ottawa. If that doesn't go well, if Phillips doesn't like the offer that has...

Senators veteran Chris Phillips needs to make a decision

The ball is in Chris Phillips' court. It's believed the Senators have tabled an offer to Phillips on a contract extension and he'll have to decide in the next couple of days whether he wants to take the deal to remain with the club. With a cap hit of $3.083 million this season, the 35-year-old Phillips will be a UFA on July 1. He has expressed a desire to remain with...

Hammond happy to be called up for Senators

Andrew Hammond distinguished himself Thursday as the sixth player in Senators' history to wear No. 30 and owner of the best nickname for an Ottawa goalie since The Dominator. It was the design on his mask that prompted reporters to ask after the morning skate how he became "Hamburglar". "It was a nickname given to me by one of my (Bowling Green) college teammates...

Optimistic Karlsson returns to Senators

Here’s a silver lining for Senators fans looking up the Eastern Conference standings as Ottawa’s drive to the playoffs begins in earnest Thursday. About the same time as Canadian gold medal goaltending hero Carey Price was setting off alarm bells by aggravating an injury in Montreal late Wednesday morning, silver medal-winning Swedish defenceman Erik Karlsson was generating...

Chris Neil unbuckles Johan Franzen's helmet, punches him in the head

Chris Neil is a real dickhead. Just look at him peeing out of his mouth!  In Johan Franzen's second game back from a concussion, the Ottawa Senators' goon tried to goad Franzen into a fight, and when Franzen smartly refused to drop the gloves, Neil unbuckled Franzen's helmet, gave him a right jab to the side of the head and then tossed Franzen into the boards. ...

Franzen makes fun of Ottawa’s Chris Neil after attempted fight

Johan Franzen had a huge night for the Wings helping power their 6-1 stomping of Ottawa with a hat trick. The Mule also played the role of ‘agitator’ getting under the skin of Chris Neil as the Senators’ enforcer tried desperately to fight Franzen all game. The night between the two seemed to boil over a bit though in the third period when Neil once again went after Franzen...

Johan Franzen responds to Chris Neil's nonsense

Chris Neil's unbuckling of Johan Franzen's helmet, punching him in the side of the head and ramming him into the boards got some play. Questions were asked and answers were given. Chris Neil brought up cosmetics [via Puck Daddy]: “I’m there first shift and any shift he wants,” he said after Senators' practice Friday. “He wants to drop his purse, take the lipstick...

Chris Neil weighs in on dust-up with Franzen

As noted this morning, Chris Neil and Johan Franzen got into a dust-up in the 3rd period of the Red Wings-Senators game last night, and Franzen was not amused by Captain Caveman's antics...   And Neil is apparently affirming that he is in fact still a dick: Neil on Franzen comments:"I will take my cape off whenever he takes the yellow streak off the...

Johan Franzen dismisses Chris Neil's challenge

Johan Franzen and Ottawa's Chris Neil didn't throw many punches Thursday when they played – but the zingers back and forth since then have been heavyweight title worthy. It was Franzen's turn Saturday, a day after Neil chided him for not wanting to fight late in Thursday's 6-1 Red Wings victory. Franzen questioned Neil's playing ability. "He thinks I...

Franzen, Wings put on a show in Ottawa

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) -- Johan Franzen scored three goals and the Detroit Red Wings defeated the Ottawa Senators 6-1 on Thursday night. Riley Sheahan, Tomas Jurco and Tomas Tatar also scored, and Jonas Gustavsson stopped 37 shots for the Red Wings (28-20-12), who have a five-point lead over the Senators (26-23-11) for the final wild-card spot in the Eastern Conference. Bobby Ryan...

Game Day News and Notes

What a welcomed feeling it is to anticipate tonight’s Senators game. Yes, it is game day in the nation’s capital with the Senators set to take on Daniel Alfredsson and the Detroit Red Wings, so grab your morning coffee, pull up a chair and enjoy today this morning’s readings. In case you haven’t already, please check out my game day preview over at

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