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Once a fan, now a teammate: Ottawa's Lazar celebrates throwback Thursday with old autographs

Back in 2007, Ottawa Senators rookie Curtis Lazar was just a 12-year-old hockey player who, like most Canadian children his age, idolized professional players. But 12-year-old Lazar probably never expected to play alongside one of the players he looked up to back then.On Thursday, Lazar tweeted a photo of an autograph he got back in 2007 from Kyle Turris, who is now Lazar's teammate...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Eulogizing the 2014-15 Ottawa Senators

It happened again. Since reaching the 2007 Stanley Cup Final, the Senators are out of the playoffs before the start of the second round. It is the seventh time it has happened in the past eight years. Had you told me before the start of the season that the Senators were to endure another season in which they would clinch a wild card position only to be ousted in the first round,...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Phillips to Have Back Surgery

OTTAWA, ON – OCTOBER 25: Chris Phillips #4 of the Ottawa Senators skates with the puck against the New Jersey Devils during an NHL game at Canadian Tire Centre on October 25, 2014 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Jana Chytilova/Freestyle Photography/Getty Images)   Addressing the media on the team’s off-day, Dave Cameron dropped an interesting nugget of information pertaining...
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April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

A Historic Run and Shelving Concerns

Open up the Sens Mile! Through the culmination of Saturday’s events, the Senators punched their playoff ticket and will take on the Montreal Canadiens in the first round of this year’s playoffs. Meaning for the first time since December 7, 2014, the Senators finally have a use for Paul MacLean’s doppelganger, Mike Watson. One Twitter follower had an even better suggestion...
Via The 6th Sens
April 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Bryan Murray Speaks: Destiny, Hammond, Leadership and His Nephew Owing Him One

It has felt like quite some time since Senators general manager Bryan Murray endured a media scrum to discuss the state of his team. With the team riddling off wins like it’s the 2002-03 Senators, the interview contained some fluff questions, but in its midst, there’s some interesting nuggets of information that are worth discussing. A video of the scrum was made available...
Via The 6th Sens
April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Sweet Mother of Mercy, Do Not Open Sens Mile

One day after the organization taped videos featuring Erik Karlsson and Marc Methot that asked fans not to throw hamburgers on the ice, Senators president Cyril Leeder directed a letter to Mayor Jim Watson appealing to City Council to respect the organization’s wishes for ‘Sens Mile’ not to be opened until the team officially clinches a playoff spot. Below is a copy of the...
Via The 6th Sens
March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

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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March 02, 2015  |  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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March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Teams Inquiring On Cowen

According to the Ottawa Sun‘s Bruce Garrioch, teams are reportedly calling Senators general manager Bryan Murray to inquire on defenceman Jared Cowen. Teams calling on defenceman Jared Cowen are being told he’s unlikely to go anywhere. #Sens — Bruce Garrioch (@SunGarrioch) February 28, 2015 The report comes in the wake of Bryan Murray’s recent TSN interview in which he...
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February 28, 2015  |  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

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

Trade Rumour Chatter: Senators are “wide open for business”

Senators will be an interesting team to watch as deadline approaches. Told they’re wide open for business even beyond the names out there. — Craig Custance (@CraigCustance) February 5, 2015 Now there is an interesting nugget of information from ESPN‘s Craig Custance. With the March 2nd NHL trade deadline quickly approaching, the names most often linked to trade rumours...
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February 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Capitals-Senators Preview

Barry Trotz shuffled the Washington Capitals' lines in order to solve their recent slump in hopes it can provide an end to their road losing streak. The Capitals will try to avoid their longest slide away from home in eight years Thursday night, when they face the Ottawa Senators. Washington (26-15-10) has been streaky at times this season, putting together a pair of 7-0-2 stretches...
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February 04, 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...
Via The 6th Sens
February 04, 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...
Via The 6th Sens
February 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Senators-Devils Preview

The Ottawa Senators hope the momentum from their highest scoring output in nearly three years can trump their offensive troubles against Metropolitan Division teams when they visit the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday night. Unfortunately for the Senators, the red-hot Cory Schneider will be in goal. Ottawa (20-19-9) beat visiting Arizona 7-2 on Saturday for its most goals in a game since...
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February 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Chris Phillips to Play Game 1,179 at Home on Thursday

  Fresh off Saturday afternoon’s 7-2 win over the hapless Phoenix Arizona Coyotes, the last thing I would have anticipated were some lineup changes for the Senators’ Tuesday night game in New Jersey. Changes are afoot, however because Chris Phillips will come out of the lineup so that he can establish the Senators’ franchise record for games played by a member of the Ottawa...
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February 02, 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

Chasing the Second Wild Card Seed: Sens Still Trying to Add

As his team readies itself to play the Dallas Stars in the final game of this current four-game road trip, Senators general manager Bryan Murray took some time away from the organization’s scouting meeting in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida to speak with the Ottawa Sun’s Bruce Garrioch Murray’s comments were essentially catalogued in two separate articles outlining how: 1) consistency...
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January 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Point Me to the Pressbox: Chris Phillips a Healthy Scratch?

In his first game behind the bench on Thursday night versus Los Angeles, Dave Cameron elected to dress the same lineup that his predecessor, Paul MacLean, frequently used, but today things have really been shaken up. Ottawa’s new head coach was sold to Senators fans as a good communicator and today Cameron sent his first message by making veteran defenceman and assistant captain...
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December 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Berkshire Bank Faceoff: Projected Lines, Pairings For Bruins-Senators

BOSTON — The Boston Bruins won’t have David Krejci for Saturday afternoon’s game against the Ottawa Senators as TD Garden. The first-line center skated Saturday morning, but Bruins head coach Claude Julien said he’s not yet ready to play. Krejci has missed 10 straight games and the B’s are 8-9-1 without him. Julien also said there will be no changes on the blue line. Boston...
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December 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Speculation: Methot to Return Tomorrow Night?

If #Sens morning skate goes well, indications are Marc Methot very likely to make his season debut tomorrow night against #Islanders #TSN — Aaron Ward (@TSNAaronWard) December 1, 2014 Alright, I think I can safely speak for anyone who’s had to endure this prolonged stretch of hockey wherein Chris Phillips has been called upon by Paul MacLean to fill the void left by Marc Methot’s...
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December 01, 2014  |  Discuss

The Anchor Who Brings Down the Play of Others

Looking through the Ottawa Senators’ first 22 games worth of data is a lot like driving past a vehicular accident on the Queensway. No matter how horrifically bad it looks, you want to look away but you can’t. The Senators’ situation itself has been well documented: the puck possession and shots allowed per game rates rank as some of the worst in the league, but the Senators...
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November 29, 2014  |  Discuss

A Thought on Power Play Units

From Senators practice today: Ryan is working on a pp unit with Michalek and Zibanejad, but before you think that could be No. 1 combo, Karlsson is on the other pp #sens — Don Brennan (@SunDoniB) October 1, 2014 On the Karlsson pp unit is Turris (at the point), MacArthur, Legwand and Stone #sens — Don Brennan (@SunDoniB) October 1, 2014 Interesting pp combinations … Turris...
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October 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Almost One Year Later and the Alfie Fallout Still Exists…

Sens will be busy July 1st. They’re also in rebuild mode with reputation. Not keeping Alfie happy didn’t sit well with a lot of players. — Steve Warne™ (@TSNSteve) May 21, 2014 It’s been almost a year since Daniel Alfredsson bolted the Senators for the Detroit Red Wings, but the effects of that decision are still being felt today. For the better part of that year, much...
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May 22, 2014  |  Discuss
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