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 Monday. "We...
Via Kukla's Korner
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Hockey 2014-15: Erik Karlsson, Shea Weber Top Defensemen Rankings

It’s difficult to win the Stanley Cup without a rock-solid, defensive defenseman anchoring your blue line. The opposite is true in fantasy hockey — owners need a offensive-minded blueliner who will rack up points at even strength and the power play on a consistent basis. The best player available is Ottawa Senators star Erik Karlsson, who’s tallied 78 and 74 points in each...
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Marc Methot Sets His Price — 6 years at $5.5 million

With the Senators encouraging fans to sit tight and be patient, apparently they’re heeding their own advice when it comes to negotiating contract extensions for impending 2015 free agents Marc Methot and Bobby Ryan. After talks had reportedly cooled between the Senators and Methot’s representative Larry Kelly, Bryan Murray changed things up by speaking with local reporters this...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Video- Who’s The Next Captain Of The Ottawa Senators?

Ken Warren of the Ottawa Citizen was on Fan590 today to discuss the next captain of the Ottawa Senators. Most people would say Erik Karlsson would be the guy but Warren says not so fast...  
Via Kukla's Korner
August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Sens’ Karlsson will accept captaincy if offered

It’s pretty clear Erik Karlsson is the best player the Ottawa Senators currently have. He led the team in points last season and he won the Norris Trophy in 2012 as the league’s best defenseman at the age of 21. Now that he’s a regular veteran at 24 years old and the Senators are in need of a new captain with Jason Spezza now in Dallas, many think it’s time for Karlsson...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Erik Karlsson is the clear choice for Ottawa Senators captain

It’s been a tumultuous year for the Ottawa Senators. After a 2012-13 campaign that saw them somehow make the playoffs despite a ridiculous amount of injuries to just about everyone on their roster, they upset the Montreal Canadiens in the playoffs and even after their elimination to the Pittsburgh Penguins, seemed like a team set for big things in 2013-14 with a healthy roster...
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August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

NHL’s ‘30 in 30’ series: Kyle Turris expected to establish himself as scorer, leader for Senators's "30 in 30" series examines the Ottawa Senators today, and instead of using potential captain and defenseman Erik Karlsson as its focal point,'s examination of the Senators' roster, top prospects and the "5 Questions" the team faces slowly but surely navigate toward another key player in center Kyle Turris. The 25-year-old and former...
Via Kukla's Korner
August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Senators’ Karlsson answers questions about captaincy, media spotlight

Mid-to-late August is the time of year that most NHL players--at least those who have established longer-term homes in particular locales--begin showing up near their places of employment. Ottawa Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson's return to Canada's capital yielded some, let's say slightly uncomfortable questions regarding possibly succeeding Daniel Alfredsson and Jason...
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August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Snoop Dogg Wears Erik Karlsson Jersey During Concert

It appears that Snoop Dogg knows a thing or two about hockey, or maybe he was just pandering to the crowd. Snoop wore an Ottawa Senators Erik Karlsson jersey during his concert, much to the delight of Sens fans. [@Senators] The post Snoop Dogg Wears Erik Karlsson Jersey During Concert appeared first on Diehardsport.
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July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Erik Karlsson Finishes Seventh in Norris Trophy Balloting

In case you haven’t noticed, the NHL’s Award Show is taking place tonight on the CBC under a one-hour taped delay (again). No Ottawa Senators players or members of the organization were expected to carry home any hardware, but one player, Erik Karlsson, did receive some significant votes in the balloting for the Norris Trophy – awarded to the player judged to be the best all...
Via The 6th Sens
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Should the Senators lean on ‘Captain’ Karlsson?

The Ottawa Sun's Don Brennan believes that the Senators should name Erik Karlsson their next captain, but Brennan's also not sure if the "C" fits: Off the ice, Karlsson also displayed a lack of maturity last season by ripping a major sponsor on Twitter, more than once. Everybody gets frustrated by phone or cable issues, but a real leader of an NHL team doesn...
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June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

MacLean says Karlsson's play 'shoddy' at times this season

Despite scoring 74 points this past season, one that began months after recovering from a sliced Achilles tendon, Erik Karlsson failed to meet Paul MacLean’s standards. While acknowledging the challenges his star defenceman faced, the Ottawa Senators coach didn’t let Karlsson off the hook for some of his questionable defensive play. "Offensively, he’s gifted. Defensively...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

With Or Without You – The Jason Spezza and Erik Karlsson Effect

At Paul MacLean’s final media availability last week, he made an interesting comment about how the Ottawa Senators have established a goal to cut their goals against total by a cool 50 goals. “Well I think we have to change our approach and find somewhere in between as a coach. But also, we have to get to what the identity (is) of our team. We want to be a team that plays fast...
Via The 6th Sens
April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Erik's Achilles

With the end of the season this weekend for the Senators, the miserable season that was has come to a close.  Scoring a pair of wins on the weekend allowed for the team to move up in the standings and have that first rounder to the Ducks likely not sting as much as well.  I was sick on Saturday night and slept through the Leafs game, and then I watched the Pittsburgh game and wished...
April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Senators goalie Robin Lehner stole the show in 2-1 win over New Jersey Devils

On Fan Appreciation Night, the Senators were at least able to serve up a victory. Erik Karlsson scored in the shootout to give the Senators a 2-1 victory to push the New Jersey Devils to 0-12 in the skills competition in front of a sellout of 19,240 at the Canadian Tire Centre. Robin Lehner’s 38 saves in regulation were the reason this one got to a shootout in the first place...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Karlsson lifts Senators past Devils in shootout

OTTAWA (AP) Erik Karlsson scored the winner in the shootout to lift the Ottawa Senators to a 2-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Thursday night.
April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Dwelling on Erik Karlsson’s D

While doing some digging for an analytics piece that ran in yesterday’s Ottawa Citizen outlining the statistical differences between Erik Karlsson’s Norris Trophy winning campaign and why Karlsson is not getting much hype for consideration despite his point totals in 2013-14, I stumbled upon some interesting statistics pertaining to this Senators blue line. At the crux of the...
Via The 6th Sens
April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Karlsson Nominated for the Masterton Trophy and Sens Sign Driedger, Dzingel to ELCs

To the surprise of no one, the Ottawa chapter of the Professional Hockey Writers Association (PHWA) nominated Erik Karlsson as the Ottawa Senators’ nominee for the Bill Masterton Trophy. The Masterton is awarded each year to the player who “best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to hockey.” Erik Karlsson’s story is not new nor should...
Via The 6th Sens
April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Karlsson Speaks Candidly to Aftonbladet: Divorce, Loss of Friends/Teammates in 2013

Swedish newspapers get all the scoops. After bringing Senators fans the infamous Andre Petersson interview in which he cracked on Binghamton and the KISS photo, Aftonbladet has now published the most introspective Erik Karlsson interview that I’ve probably ever seen that didn’t involve Karlsson eating a meal with Ian Mendes at IKEA. Karlsson, if you’ll recall, went weeks...
Via The 6th Sens
April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Senators' Karlsson setting offensive standard

Erik Karlsson, it seems, is good for at least a point every night. But the fact is, heading into Tuesday's meeting with the Florida Panthers, the Senators star defenceman had been held off the score sheet 25 times this season. That only makes his totals more remarkable. Karlsson extended his consecutive-game point-scoring streak to eight by setting up Mark Stone for second...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Lightning fall to Senators in SO but continue point streak

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Jason Spezza scored in regulation and had the only goal in a shootout, lifting the Ottawa Senators to a 4-3 victory against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday night. Erik Karlsson had a goal and two assists to help the Senators snap a six-game losing streak. Karlsson, the top-scoring defenseman in the NHL with 68 points, opened the scoring 3:57 into the game with...
Via Fox Sports Florida
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Karlsson Speaks Candidly to Aftonbladet: Divorce, Loss of Friends/Teammates in 2013

Swedish newspapers get all the scoops. After bringing Senators fans the infamous Andre Petersson interview in which he cracked on Binghamton and the KISS photo, Aftonbladet has now published the most introspective Erik Karlsson interview that I’ve probably ever seen that didn’t involve Karlsson eating a meal with Ian Mendes at IKEA. Karlsson, if you’ll recall, went...
Via The 6th Sens
March 23, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NHL Norris Trophy Predictions

Who is the best all-around defenseman for the 2013-14 NHL season? Here are my top four nominees: Alex Pietrangelo - St. Louis Blues Duncan Keith - Chicago Blackhawks Erik Karlsson - Ottawa Senators PK Subban - Montreal Canadiens All 4 defensemen are having outstanding seasons. It is going to be a close race between Karlsson who has the most points and Keith who has the better +/-. My
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March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Optimistic Karlsson returns to Senators

Here’s a silver lining for Senators fans looking up the Eastern Conference standings as Ottawa’s drive to the playoffs begins in earnest Thursday. About the same time as Canadian gold medal goaltending hero Carey Price was setting off alarm bells by aggravating an injury in Montreal late Wednesday morning, silver medal-winning Swedish defenceman Erik Karlsson was generating...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Wings-Senators Preview

Erik Karlsson returned from the Olympics with a silver medal. Now, he's aiming to get the Ottawa Senators back to the playoffs. Karlsson looks to pick up where he left off and help the Senators take the season series from the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday night. Karlsson's eight points tied the United States' Phil Kessel for the most at the Sochi Games, but Sweden...
Via AP on Fox
February 27, 2014  |  Discuss
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