SENATORS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Senators Sign Mike Hoffman to 4-Year Deal

The Ottawa Senators have avoided arbitration with their third leading scorer from last season signing Mike Hoffman to a four-year deal worth $20.75 million. JUST IN: @Senators sign RFA Mike Hoffman to a four-year, $20.75M contract #TSNHockey pic.twitter.com/A6LNTtWBeO — SportsCentre (@SportsCentre) July 27, 2016 The deal – which will carry through the 2019-20 season ...
Via The Hockey Writers
7 hours ago

Senators’ sniper Hoffman says ‘first priority’ is to get deal done in Ottawa

It hasn’t been easy for the Ottawa Senators and Mike Hoffman to find common ground when it comes to contract talks. Ahead of the 2015-16 campaign, Hoffman, then 25, and the Senators headed to salary arbitration. The winger was looking for a one-year, $3.4-million deal. The Senators countered with a one-year offer worth $1.75 million. When the dust settled, Hoffman was back in Ottawa...
Via The Hockey News
9 days ago

Senators disappointed in former first-round pick’s development camp

Development camp can be a make or break time for some young prospects. Generally if you are a first-round pick you shouldn’t have too much to worry about. If you are Thomas Chabot, the Senators' 2015 first-round pick, you apparently have plenty to worry about. Assistant General Manager of the Ottawa Senators Randy Lee had plenty to say to the Ottawa Sun about Chabot’s performance...
Via Puck Drunk Love
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Pierre Dorion Speaks: Post-Draft Analysis on TSN 1200

From the NHL Draft in Buffalo, Senators general manager Pierre Dorion joined TSN 1200 to discuss the team’s selections and describe running the floor for the first time as the GM. If you’re interested in listening to the full interview, you can scroll to the bottom of this post where you can access it via the embedded media player. As always, my thoughts are in bold. On Dorion...
Via The 6th Sens
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Looking at the Ottawa Senators’ 2016 NHL Draft

BUFFALO, NY – JUNE 24: Logan Brown celebrates with the Ottawa Senators after being selected 11th overall during round one of the 2016 NHL Draft on June 24, 2016 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) When the Ottawa Senators arrived at the 2016 NHL Draft in Buffalo, New York this past weekend, they came with six draft picks but left with five and some smiles...
Via The 6th Sens
June 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Senators Front Office Revamp Continues: Hire Kristopher Young, Reassign Tim Pattyson

In the latest in a series of moves that have helped reshape the Ottawa Senators’ front office and coaching staffs, the Senators announced that Kristopher Young will be their new video coach. The 40-year old had previously worked with Guy Boucher in the AHL during the Hamilton Bulldogs’ 2009-10 season. Young served as the team’s video coach from 2006 to 2010 before moving...
Via The 6th Sens
June 19, 2016  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name the 9 team captains in Ottawa Senators history

The Ottawa Senators have only had 9 team captains in the team's NHL history. Can you name them all? Clue: Year(s) as captain
April 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Luke Richardson leaves Sens organization after GM tells him he’s not a coaching candidate

Former Binghamton Senators assistant coach Luke Richardson abruptly released a statement on Monday saying he wasn’t returning to the Ottawa Senators organization. “I’ve enjoyed my four years of coaching in Binghamton and am proud of the accomplishments of the players and team,” said Richardson. “I’d like to thank the Senators organization for providing me with the...
Via Puck Drunk Love
April 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Senators fire head coach Dave Cameron after team fails to make playoffs

OTTAWA -- The Ottawa Senators have fired coach Dave Cameron after the team missed the playoffs.New general manager Pierre Dorion made the announcement Tuesday. The Senators were 38-35-9 this season.Assistant coaches Andre Tourigny and Rick Wamsley were also fired. Assistant Jason Smith was relieved of his coaching duties and offered another position with the organization.Cameron...
Via Associated Press
April 12, 2016  |  Discuss

The great Norris Trophy debate: Drew Doughty vs. Erik Karlsson

All sports fans love to argue, especially about which players are better than others. Hockey fans have sunk into this debate this season, arguing about Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty and Ottawa Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson.  With the end of the season approaching and award voting about to start, fans are looking for a definitive answer. Who's had the better season...
Via The Sports Quotient
April 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Senators owner promises changes: 'Nobody is safe'

The owner of the Ottawa Senators isn’t happy with the team’s middling performance. Eugene Melnyk spoke to reporters and put his entire organization on blast, saying nobody is safe. Strong words from @Senators @MelnykEugene Blames "inconsistency & stupidity" for season. https://t.co/OUb7ypGZzL pic.twitter.com/dJYMaRlsz7 — Gino Reda (@GinoRedaTSN) March 22, 2016 In...
Via Puck Drunk Love
March 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Senators sign Neil to 1-year, $1.5 million extension

OTTAWA (AP) The Ottawa Senators have signed forward Chris Neil to a one-year, $1.5 million contract extension. Neil, 36, has spent his entire NHL career with the Senators since they selected him in the sixth round of the 1998 draft. He has 109 goals and 134 assists in 955 games for Ottawa. The gritty tough guy is an alternate captain and popular teammate. General manager Bryan...
Via Associated Press
February 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Senators defenseman Wideman agrees to 2-year contract

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) Ottawa Senators rookie defenseman Chris Wideman has agreed to sign a two-year, $1.6 million contract extension. The Senators announced the agreement on Wednesday. Wideman was selected by Ottawa in the fourth round of the 2009 draft and was eligible to be a restricted free agent this summer. Wideman has scored five goals, which rank third among NHL rookie defensemen...
Via Associated Press
February 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Trade deadline outlook: Ottawa Senators

Buyers or Sellers? Either. Ottawa has a plethora of talented young players, so it doesn't need to trade assets in order to build for the future. But this also is not quite a playoff team, and after acquiring a big contract in Dion Phaneuf, the Senators might want to clear up some cap space at the deadline. Team needs Defense. The Senators are the worst team in the NHL in shots...
Via FOX Sports
February 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Ref drilled in genitals with beer can thrown by player's brother

A hockey referee officiating a game in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League last week was hit in the groin by a can of beer, a projectile that was thrown from the seats by the upset brother of a player he had just sent to the penalty box. Dominic Bedard was officiating a game between the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies and the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada on Feb. 11 when he sent the Huskies’...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
February 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs trade Dion Phaneuf to Senators in blockbuster deal

We have a blockbuster trade in the NHL. The Ottawa Senators have acquired defenseman Dion Phaneuf, forward Matt Frattin, prospects Casey Bailey, Ryan Rupert and Cody Donaghey from the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for defenseman Jared Cowen, forwards Colin Greening and Milan Michalek, prospect Tobias Lindberg as well as a second-round pick in 2017 NHL Draft. #Sens get Phaneuf...
Via The Comeback
February 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Good karma follows Stone, Lazar after Senators forwards help homeless

Two members of the Ottawa Senators received immediate dividends on the ice after paying it forward with a generous act in the street.Mired in an eight-game goal drought, Mark Stone has scored in three straight contests and added two assists after reportedly handing $50 a homeless man. Fellow forward Curtis Lazar parted ways with the same amount and saw his eight-game drought end...
Via FOX Sports
February 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Bobby Ryan goal nets a kid a puppy

Thanks to a sign and a Bobby Ryan goal, this kid is getting a puppy! During the Ottawa Senators’ 3-0 win over the New York Rangers, Ryan scored with 20 seconds left in the second period. While it might seem like just another goal, for Cole Jansen, the score meant his family is getting a puppy. Cole created a sign which read “Bobby, dad said if you score we get a puppy.” The...
Via The Comeback
January 25, 2016  |  Discuss

The Resurgence Of Bobby Ryan

Bobby Ryan has always been a major talent in the NHL, but he hasn't always been the same player who had four straight 30-goal seasons with the Anaheim Ducks. After a very rocky departure from Southern California, Ryan made his way to the Great White North after being traded to the Ottawa Senators. Starting his career on a line with Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry certainly helped...
Via The Sports Quotient
December 20, 2015  |  Discuss
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