CHRIS PHILLIPS NEWS

More Teams May Go With Three Associate Captains

from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN, ... the Habs may not be alone in this kind of decision this season. Just down the highway in Ottawa, the Senators are mulling over the exact same situation after trading captain Jason Spezza to Dallas this summer. "That’s the thing we’ve talked about a lot so far," veteran Senators GM Bryan Murray told ESPN.com Monday. "We...
Via Kukla's Korner
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Phillips wants the responsibility that would come with being Senators' captain

On the big screen last year, Tom Hanks played the lead role in a blockbuster drama about a veteran sailor who saved himself and his crew against long odds while facing a frightening open seas attack by Somali pirates. Ottawa’s version of a Captain Phillips drama could feature a veteran defenceman who hopes to lead himself and crew to success against long odds while facing an intimidating...
Via Pro Sports Daily
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Sign Methot, then give him C

The Senators will get a "hometown discount" if they buy what should be the best years of Marc Methot's career. And if they do hand him a contract extension sometime soon, they should also seriously consider making him the new captain. No disrespect to the current assistants, long-serving Senators Chris Phillips and Chris Neil, but the 'C' needs to find a permanent...
Via Pro Sports Daily
29 days ago  |  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...
Via The 6th Sens
May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Is it time to trade Ottawa Senators captain Jason Spezza?

The scene was repeated many times last season during the warmup at NHL rinks throughout North America. As the Senators took the ice it was inevitable within a few minutes captain Jason Spezza would be down on his knee stretching, soon to be joined by Erik Karlsson, Chris Phillips and Chris Neil. Mostly the ritual took place inside the blueline. It wasn’t a big deal. Mostly they...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Spezza For Sale

You did not need the front page of the Ottawa Sun to know that Jason Spezza’s future with the Ottawa Senators was drawing to a close. Rather than let the Spezza’s future hang over the team throughout the season and serve as a distraction or let him walk away as a free agent now, the Senators are willing to move their franchise leader in goals and points by a center. On the surface...
Via The 6th Sens
April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

A Statistical Review of the Sens Season

Fortune, which has a great deal of power in other matters but especially in war, can bring about great changes in a situation through very slight forces. - Julius Caesar Let’s start big picture. Here’s where the Senators wins and losses came from this season, broken down by strength: I’m going to use Win Probability +/- a lot in this article. Win probability +/- is the amount...
Via The 6th Sens
April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Deadline Day Was Anything But Dead

The NHL trade deadline has come and gone and it was certainly a busy day for the Ottawa Senators. The day’s events started when as expected, Cory Conacher was plucked from waivers by the… wait for it… Buffalo Sabres. As the team with the worst NHL record, this means that Conacher did make not make it past the team with the highest waiver priority. Given Tim Murray’s relationship...
Via The 6th Sens
March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Trade Deadline Recap: Senators have a busy day

The Ottawa Senators were busy on trade deadline day in the National Hockey League, making two trades and extending the contract of one of their long serving players.The day for general manager Brian Murray started with the contract extension for long time Senator Chris Phillips. The two year deal worth $5mil and includes a no-trade clause, which means that Phillips will finish his...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Senators Acquire Ales Hemsky From Oilers, Re-Sign Chris Phillips

Winger Ales Hemsky scored two goals against the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday. One day later, he’ll be playing for them. Hemsky, a career Edmonton Oiler, was traded to Ottawa less than three hours before Wednesday afternoon’s NHL trade deadline. In return, the Oilers will receive a fifth-round pick in this year’s draft and a third-rounder in 2015. Hemsky has nine goals and 17...
Via NESN.com
March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Senators offer Phillips two-year contract extension

The Ottawa Senators have offered defenceman Chris Phillips a two-year contract extension. The two sides have still not agreed on a deal according to TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun. Phillips, 35, has appeared in 52 games with the Senators this season, scoring one goal and 12 assists. He is in the final year of a three-year, $9.25 million contract and was scheduled to become an...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli expected to deal for some help

The Bruins almost certainly will acquire one veteran defenseman, and quite possibly two, on the NHL trade market before today’s 3 p.m. deadline. Any deal they make likely will not qualify as major. General manager Peter Chiarelli is expected to achieve his long-stated desire to add blueline experience and depth to fill some of the void left by Dennis Seidenberg’s loss and the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Insider Trading Panel Talks Sens

During TSN’s broadcast last night, their panel of insiders addressed a number of rumours related to the Ottawa Senators in their ‘Insider Trading’ segment.  You can watch video of the segment here, but I have included the pertinent information related to the Senators below.  On yesterday’s revelation that Jason Spezza’s name has been added to the rumour mill...
Via The 6th Sens
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Senators Rumors: Buying at deadline, Spezza going nowhere

The Ottawa Senators will be looking to add at the trade deadline, and will not look to move captain Jason Spezza, as has been reported on a number of social media sites. The Sens are not thinking about moving any veteran players with the possible exception of Chris Phillips, should they not be able to come to a contract extension before the deadline.Social media was abuzz on Monday...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Senators gauging the market for captain Jason Spezza

A trade isn't imminent, but if the right offer comes across the table, the Ottawa Senators would be willing to trade captain Jason Spezza, TFP has learned. Spezza, 30, has one-year left on his contract beyond this season. While his salary cap hit is $7 million, he's making $5 million this year and $4 million next season. Senators GM Bryan Murray is still looking to add...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk says team is buyer, not seller

All was quiet on the trade front Sunday. But Bryan Murray will do some shopping. With the trade deadline set for Wednesday at 3 p.m. EST, Senators' owner Eugene Melnyk told CBC anybody who thinks they're going to sell off assets should give their head a shake. "We're easily considered a buyer ... we're definitely not sellers," said Melnyk before the club...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Trade Deadline Bullets: Little things that may turn into big things

As the trade deadline approaches, there are a number of teams that are going to attempt to stock up for the push to the playoffs, and others that will be looking to unload expiring contracts, and in a couple of cases, the fire sale has started.In an turn of events that will shock most hockey fans, Martin Brodeur of the New Jersey Devils has agreed to waive his no trade clause, if...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
March 02, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Senators Rumors: Phillips extension talks continue

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...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Daily Update: Feb. 28, 2014

Interim GM Brian Burke won't be back with the Flames next year. That disaster up in Calgary continues to flourish. Christian Erhoff joined the list today of players available out there on the market. He submitted a no-trade list today of eight teams where he will not accept a trade. Erhoff is an interesting player and would be a nice addition for Dallas (if Dallas...
Via Stars of Big D
February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
Via Kukla's Korner
February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins Potential Trade Targets: B’s Likely To Look For Defensive Depth

Boston Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli is in his busy season now. The Boston GM will likely be looking to add to his team before the upcoming March 5 trade deadline. He’s gone on record saying that he’d like to add defensive depth, but adding that or any other piece won’t be an easy task. The trade market is seemingly more limited than it is in most years, which means...
Via NESN.com
February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Sens back on the ice for practice

They had the last 10 days off, so what was an extra 45 minutes wait for the Senators to squeeze in some must-see TV. The Senators hit the ice for the first time since an ugly beatdown in Boston last Saturday, but not before teammates could gather around the tube to cheer on comrades and countrymen in Sochi. And clearly, blood runs thicker than water in the Senators dressing room...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Sens GM Bryan Murray ready to deal if price is right

The NHL roster freeze kicked in Friday so Bryan Murray is headed south for warmer climates during the break. That doesn't mean his cellphone won't be charged in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The Senators GM couldn't have been thrilled with the club's 7-2 beating to the Boston Bruins Saturday, but as the club heads into a 17-day stoppage he's pleased Ottawa remains in...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 09, 2014  |  Discuss
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