SENATORS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Senators’ Heritage Brand Extends to Belleville: B-Sens Jersey Reveal

From Belleville’s Quinte Mall, the Ottawa Senators’ AHL affiliate officially revealed the organization’s inaugural jerseys for the 2017-18 season. After the organization revealed its logo on July 25th that borrowed heavily from the Senators’ ‘O’ heritage logo, it’s no surprise to see the Belleville jerseys essentially mirror the heritage jerseys that have been worn...
Via Hoops Heads North
4 days ago

Longtime NHL coach, GM Bryan Murray dies at 74 of cancer

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Longtime NHL coach and general manager Bryan Murray has died at 74. He worked in the league in some capacity for 35 consecutive seasons. The Ottawa Senators said in a statement Saturday he was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2014. Murray most recently served as general manager of the Senators from 2007-2016 before stepping down, citing health and family concerns...
Via MyNorthwest.com
4 days ago

Senators Chief European Scouts Joins Oilers

Today the Edmonton Oilers announced that they have hired the Ottawa Senators’ chief European scout, Vaclav Burda, to become their director of European scouting. Burda joined the Senators in 2008 as an amateur scout and obviously his departure raises a few concerns. Whenever a hockey ops member is poached from the organization, the immediate fear is for brain drain and a deterioration...
Via Eagles Eye
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Sdao '13 Inks with Iowa Wild

Iowa Wild General Manager Brent Flahr '96 announced on August 2 that the American Hockey League (AHL) club has signed Michael Sdao '13 for the 2017-18 season.
Via GoPrincetonTigers.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Aging enforcer Chris Neil hilariously blames HC Guy Boucher for Sens departure

Enforcer Chris Neil believes head coach Guy Boucher is the sole reason he’s not returning to the Ottawa Senators next season.In an interview with the Ottawa Citizens’ Don Brennan, Neil, a right winger who’s spent his entire career in Ottawa since being drafted in 1998, admitted Boucher didn’t give him a chance during his first season behind the bench for the Senators....
Via The Comeback
June 16, 2017  |  Discuss

Chris Kunitz sends Penguins to Cup Finals with double-OT goal

It took double-overtime of Game 7 before a winner was finally decided in the Eastern Conference finals, but Chris Kunitz ensured his Pittsburgh Penguins would be advancing with his second goal of the game on Thursday night. Kunitz scored on a slapshot in the second overtime to give the Pens a 3-2 win over the Ottawa Senators, sending his team to the Stanley Cup Finals. Kunitz had...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 26, 2017  |  Discuss

How the Senators can upset the Penguins in Game 7

Craig Anderson stopped 45 shots and Mike Hoffman scored the tiebreaking goal in the third period to lead the Ottawa Senators over the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-1 Tuesday night, forcing Game 7 in the Eastern Conference Finals.Game 7s have not been kind to the Senators. Ottawa is 0-5 in Game 7s and 0-4 on the road. But Pittsburgh is 9-7 in Game 7’s and 3-7 at home.Pittsburgh goes into...
Via The Sports Daily
May 24, 2017  |  Discuss

Box Score 5/18: A night of blowouts

Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here. Good morning and welcome to the YB Box Score, what we're reading while we wait for our 'Isaiah Thomas trying to block LeBron' poster to show up in the mail. Happy birthday today to Vince Young, Donyell Marshall, Yannick Noah and Reggie Jackson. On this date in 2004 Randy Johnson pitched...
Via Yardbarker
May 18, 2017  |  Discuss

All Access: Quest for the Stanley Cup NHL docu-series returns to Showtime for second season

With the NHL down to its final four teams in the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs, Showtime is hitting the ice again to chronicle the conference finals and the path to the Stanley Cup Final for the Anaheim Ducks, Nashville Predators, Ottawa Senators and Pittsburgh Penguins. The premium cable network announced on Tuesday that it will air a second season of All Access: Quest for the Stanley...
Via Awful Announcing
May 16, 2017  |  Discuss

The Senators beat the Penguins in overtime on a nasty goal from Bobby Ryan

The Eastern Conference Finals series between the Senators and Penguins is off to about as exciting a start as you could have asked for.After Pittsburgh scored with just over five minutes to play in regulation of Game 1 on Saturday, Ottawa winger Bobby Ryan ended it with a nifty goal just minutes into the overtime period. The road win gives the underdog Senators a 1-0 lead in...
Via The Comeback
May 13, 2017  |  Discuss

Craig Anderson falls down, says he was trying to give the media some new material

Ottawa Senators goalie Craig Anderson was simply trying to do the hockey media a favor when he took a tumble at the beginning of his team’s practice on Friday. As he was taking the ice, he tripped and gracefully slid as Bobby Ryan spun and asked if the spill was recorded. That’s a pretty impressive recovery by Anderson, all things considered. Most trips don’t look that smooth...
Via The Comeback
May 13, 2017  |  Discuss

NHL Eastern Conference Final: Defending champs have a tough foe in the underdog

In a wild and whacky first round, the Eastern Conference competitors spent long shifts and more overtimes than we could count trying to tear each other to pieces. In Round 2, however, nuanced ways to settle old rivalries took shape. Now, just two squads remain. One team, the underdog from the previous round. The second, the defending champs. Here is a look at the rosters gearing...
Via Yardbarker
May 11, 2017  |  Discuss

NHL explains why Kyle Turris was not offsides on winning goal

Kyle Turris gave the Ottawa Senators a huge victory with a game-winning goal in overtime to lift his team over the New York Rangers 5-4 in Game 5 of their second-round playoff series on Saturday.Many Rangers fans were understandably frustrated about the goal being scored. Moreover, some complained that Turris was offsides for the play.Here’s a look at the goal, which shows Turris...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 06, 2017  |  Discuss
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