Bryan Murray Speaks Twice

Considering the Senators followed through with an incredibly quiet trade deadline, there was lots of meaty goodness to get to in Bryan Murray’s two availabilities today. His general media availability at the Canadian Tire Centre at 3:30 pm and his radio interview on TSN 1200 shed some light on some issues while also raising a lot of questions. To check out the Murray media availability...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Senators Stand Pat at Trade Deadline

OTTAWA, ON – DECEMBER 4: Bryan Murray, President of Hockey Operations, General Manager & Alternate Governor of the Ottawa Senators arrives at the arena prior to an NHL game against the New York Islanders at Canadian Tire Centre on December 4, 2014 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Jana Chytilova/Freestyle Photography/Getty Images) For all of the alleged interest in players...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Bryan Murray Speaks:

During the first intermission of last night’s ridiculously entertaining 1-0 win over the defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings, TSN aired a pre-recorded interview in which James Duthie lobbed a number of pertinent trade deadline questions to Senators general manager Bryan Murray. Although the segment only lasted for about three and a half minutes, there was a ton...
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February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

National Columnist Blasts Senators Ownership

Look at Jeffrey Simpson. He appears so friendly, composed and approachable. You never would have assumed he’d be the same person who used his national columnist position to spit fire and excoriate his favourite sports organization and its owner in the Globe and Mail‘s sports section. (Or hell, maybe the photo above snapped in a moment of cathartic bliss – minutes after...
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February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Bryan Murray Speaks: Trade Market for Neil/Phillips, Condra’s Days Numbered, Prospects

  Senators general manager Bryan Murray appeared on TSN 1200‘s ‘In the Box’ where he spoke on addressed a number of topics relating to where the Senators reside in the standings. Prospect reports, hypothetical trade deadline scenarios and Andrew Hammond’s surprising performance against the Montreal Canadiens were all discussed, so it made for a worthwhile listen. To...
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February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

There Is Always Next Year

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before, “No question, (Murray)’s disappointed at how the team has fared this season, but he also thinks the Sens can quickly turn that around next season.” The quote was pulled from Pierre Lebrun’s article detailing what Ottawa may do or intends to do at the deadline. The short story is that Lebrun characterizes Ottawa has been classified...
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February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Assessing Ottawa’s Forwards/ #Teamtank dilemma

Assessing Ottawa’s Senators Forwards By: Taylor Loucks Monday February 16th 2015   Over the past couple of weeks I have been struggling with the dilemma of the Ottawa Senators and being a fan of them. I am a diehard who has been a fan since a young age and I am trying to find out what necessarily is the best case scenario for this team. If you follow me on twitter @t_loucks20...
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February 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Breaking: Chris Neil’s Thumb

With all of the reported interest surrounding Chris Neil leading up to this year’s NHL trade deadline, the Senators pugilist suffered an injury in a fight this afternoon versus Edmonton’s Luke Gazdic. According to the Senators, Neil is out indefinitely with a fractured thumb injury. Injury update: #Sens Chris Neil has suffered a fractured left thumb and will be out indefinitely...
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February 14, 2015  |  Discuss

McKenzie and Dreger Speak: Methot Re-signing, Methot Trade Value, Chris Neil’s Future

Bob McKenzie appeared on TSN 1050’s ‘The Drive’ for his insider segment and within his appearance, he touched upon a few nuggets of information pertaining to the Senators’ Marc Methot. Some of the information, like the difference in terms was a rehash of his pre-game segment on TSN 1200 yesterday, but McKenzie does disclose his feelings on whether the Senators will retain...
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February 13, 2015  |  Discuss

McKenzie Speaks: Methot Contract Negotiations and Likelihood Chris Neil is Dealt

  With the March 2nd NHL trade deadline just weeks away, fans interested in any piece of news related to the Senators’ biggest commodities should enjoy what TSN’s Bob McKenzie had to say during his regular pre-game ‘Insider’ segment on the TSN 1200 game day broadcast. To listen to the full segment, you can click here or just listen to the embedded audio at the bottom of...
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February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Stick Fits

The Ottawa Senators’ may have lost 4-1 to the Columbus Blue Jackets, but the story of the game had to Robin Lehner’s antics in the game’s waning minutes. After allowing the game’s fourth goal, Lehner nonchalantly flipped his stick onto the ice in disgust. At the conclusion of the game, Lehner’s frustrations materialized while skating back to the Senators bench. There...
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February 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Chris Neil doesn’t want to “sit here and collect a paycheck”

Chris Neil has been at the center of numerous trade rumors over the past few weeks and months. Whether it’s a speculated deal to the Nashville Predators or the Chicago Blackhawks, plenty of teams have been connected to the current Ottawa Senators forward. Most of these rumors have lacked any kind of substance, but the persisting rumors have forced Neil to comment on the situation...
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February 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Chris Neil doesn’t want to “sit here and collect a paycheck”

Chris Neil has been at the center of numerous trade rumors over the past few weeks and months. Whether it’s a speculated deal to the Nashville Predators or the Chicago Blackhawks, plenty of teams have been connected to the current Ottawa Senators forward. Most of these rumors have lacked any kind of substance, but the persisting rumors have forced Neil to comment on the situation...
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February 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Lebrun Update on Neil: “(A trade) certainly sounds very possible”

Remember the reports from yesterday indicating Bryan Murray had spoken to veterans like Chris Phillips and Chris Neil on their respective situations and that neither player really seemed too interested in moving on? Yeah, well apparently there’s more to it than that. ESPN‘s Pierre Lebrun updated the situation in his latest ‘Lebrun’s Rumblings’ blog. “It appears more...
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February 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Insider Trading: Sens “Getting a Ton of Interest on Chris Neil”

After publishing his ‘Lebrun’s Rumblings‘ blog over at ESPN, Pierre Lebrun appeared on TSN‘s ‘Insider Trading‘ segment and elaborated on the level of interest in the Ottawa Senators’ Chris Neil. When host James Duthie discussed an incident in which he bumped into a couple of Senators fans at the Super Bowl who had not given up hope of a 2015 playoff berth, Duthie...
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February 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Chris Phillips and Chris Neil Wish to Remain Senators

A few weeks after Bryan Murray acknowledged to the Ottawa Citizen‘s Wayne Scanlan that he was receiving calls on some of his veteran players like Chris Phillips and Chris Neil and that the organization would be open to moving either player, it turns out neither player has any interest in moving on at this time. Murray, of course, prefaced this acknowledgment by stating that...
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February 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Could the Senators be after Taylor Hall?

With the NHL All-Star break officially in the book, the stretch run begins. And you know what that means: trade rumors start ramping up! Front offices will begin ramping up for the trade deadline, determining where they stand in the playoff race and whether or not they need to be buyers, sellers or simply stick with what they’ve got. It appears the Ottawa Senators are finding...
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January 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Gameday Thread: Rangers vs. Ottawa

The New York Rangers (26-13-4) head home for the last game before the All Star Break to face the Ottawa Senators (18-18-8) at MSG tonight starting at 7 PM. For a preview, click here. TV: MSG  Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM Rangers Game Notes Probable line-up:  Nash-Brassard-Zuccarello Kreider-Stepan-St.Louis Hagelin- Hayes-Fast Miller-D. Moore-Stempniak McDonagh-Girardi Staal-Boyle Hunwick...
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January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Mic'd-up Doan debuts FOX Sports Arizona's 'Listen In' series

Senators at Coyotes When: Saturday, 5 p.m. Where: Gila River Arena TV: FOX Sports Arizona Injuries: Ottawa: F Chris Neil (knee), F Zack Smith (wrist) and D Mark Borowiecki (leg laceration) are on IR and won't play. Arizona: D Zbynek Michalek (upper body) and F Martin Hanzal (upper body) are day to day. Quick facts: Mike Smith will start in goal for the Coyotes. Craig Anderson will...
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January 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Cameron Versus MacLean: Differences in the Numbers

If you’ve paying attention to the Senators following the organization’s decision to fire head coach Paul MacLean, you have assuredly noticed there being some positive comments being shed on Dave Cameron’s work to date. Whenever a coach is canned, it is not really uncommon to hear players speak positively about having a fresh voice behind the bench or to see fans or the media...
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January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Western Conference Teams Sniffing Around on Chris Neil?

I was listening to tonight’s pre-game show before tonight’s Flyers/Senators tilt and it probably had to be one of the most informative listens of the season. Not only did I learn that Curtis Lazar is colour blind, Dean Brown also mentioned that he had spoken to scouts representing two different Western Conference teams that were looking for information pertaining to veteran...
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January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Lazar Off to the World Juniors

After scoring his first NHL goal on Monday night in Buffalo, the kid with the golden smile is off win gold at this year’s WJHC. In somewhat of a surprise, at least to me, the Ottawa Senators have loaned Curtis Lazar to Team Canada. Very grateful to the entire Ottawa Senators organization. Looking forward to welcoming Curtis Lazar back to Team Canada. — Scott Salmond (@SAMMYSAYS2010...
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December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Breaking: Zack Smith’s Wrist

After being one of the healthiest teams over the past season and a half, the hockey gods have turned their attention to the Ottawa Senators. After losing Chris Neil for the foreseeable future when he tweaked his knee absorbing a hit from the Los Angeles Kings’ Brayden McNabb on Thursday night, now the Senators will be without Zack Smith too. Zack Smith has gone back to Ottawa...
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December 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Injured: Chris Neil Week-to-Week with Knee Injury

In his fifth shift of the first period in last night’s 5-3 loss to the Los Angeles Kings, Senators forward Chris Neil was rocked by a Brayden McNabb check along the right side wall. Looking at the video below, it kind of looks like Neil’s knee gets tweaked a little bit as his body absorbs the hit. Neil immediately left the ice under his own power, but a return to the game...
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December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Hockey fights of the week

The 2014-15 season may be remembered as the season in which the sport of hockey pushed away from fighting. Players are still dropping the mitts, but they are doing so at a greatly reduced rate. Last season we typically were reviewing 20-30 fights each week and now we’re lucky if we have 15 or more. While disappointing, we’re lucky to still be treated to a few outstanding scraps...
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December 08, 2014  |  Discuss
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