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The Toronto Maple Leafs and Edmonton Oilers are tied for the fewest points in the NHL. While Connor McDavid is giving the Oilers hope for a brighter future, the rebuilding Maple Leafs think their recent trade has them on the road to success. The Maple Leafs could have two new faces in the lineup Thursday night when they go for an eighth win in nine meetings with the Oilers. Toronto...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Bryan Murray Speaks: ‘In the Box’ TSN 1200 Appearance

After conducting his availability with the assembled Ottawa media yesterday, Senators general manager Bryan Murray jumped on the air with Steve Lloyd and Todd White on TSN 1200‘s ‘In the Box’ to break down the nine-player trade. Audio of the interview can be streamed using the embedded player at the bottom of the post. As always, my thoughts are in bold. On providing a chronology...
Via The 6th Sens
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Sens make smart move by adding Phaneuf

It might still be a while before the NHL officially has its trade deadline, but the first major deal of the season has taken place. Earlier today, the Ottawa Senators acquired defenseman Dion Phaneuf along with Matt Frattin, Cody Donaghey, Ryan Rupert, and Casey Bailey in exchange for Jared Cowen, Colin Greening, Milan Michalek, Tobias Lindberg and a 2017 second-round pick. For...
Via Sports-Glory
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Maple Leafs trade Dion Phaneuf to Ottawa Senators in 9-player blockbuster

We have a blockbuster trade in the NHL. The Ottawa Senators have acquired defenseman Dion Phaneuf, forward Matt Frattin, prospects Casey Bailey, Ryan Rupert and Cody Donaghey from the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for defenseman Jared Cowen, forwards Colin Greening and Milan Michalek, prospect Tobias Lindberg as well as a second-round pick in 2017 NHL Draft. #Sens get Phaneuf...
Via Bloguin Best
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Reflecting on Karlsson and Cameron’s Post-Game Comments and Other News and Notes

Rather than dwell on the result following Ottawa’s 3-2 loss to the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday night, the gnawing post-game comments made by Erik Karlsson and head coach Dave Cameron that have needled this fan base. In addressing how his Senators squandered an opportunity to grab two points against an inferior Buffalo team, Karlsson disparaged the team’s performance by implying...
Via The 6th Sens
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Ceci a “Blocking Point” in Drouin Trade Negotiatons, Cowen and Michalek notes

During last night’s ‘Hockey Night in Canada’ broadcast, Sportsnet’s Damien Cox reflected on prospective Jonathan Drouin trade scenarios before elaborating on the Senators’ trade discussions with the Tampa Bay Lightning. “A number of teams are still looking at (Jonathan Drouin), of course and one of them is the Ottawa Senators. There have been talks between Bryan Murray...
Via The 6th Sens
19 days ago  |  Discuss

McKenzie Speaks: Ottawa’s Perception of Cowen’s Value

MONTREAL, QC – DECEMBER 12: Jared Cowen #2 of the Ottawa Senators takes down Lars Eller #81 of the Montreal Canadiens during the NHL game at the Bell Centre on December 12, 2015 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images) Prior to last night’s 6-3 Senators loss to the New Jersey Devils, TSN‘s Bob McKenzie did his customary pre-game hit on TSN 1200...
Via The 6th Sens
21 days ago  |  Discuss

WOWY: Looking at Ottawa’s Blue Line

As a long-time visitor of the HockeyAnalysis.com site and a user of the ‘With or Without You’ (WOWY) tool,  I’ve always been particularly interested in the effects on a hockey club when a player is on or off the ice from another teammate (or teammates, if you’re using Puckalytics.com‘s ‘Super WOWY’ tool) and whether the numbers aligned with public perceptions...
Via The 6th Sens
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Sunday Thoughts: Shattenkirk, Should the Sens Move Ryan? Interest in Cowen?

OTTAWA, ON – DECEMBER 16: Kevin Shattenkirk #22 of the St. Louis Blues skates against the Ottawa Senators at the Canadian Tire Centre on December 16, 2013 in Ottawa, Canada. The Senators defeated the Blues 3-2 in overtime. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) According to a report from ESPN Insider Craig Custance, the St. Louis Blues may be listening to offers on defenceman Kevin...
Via The 6th Sens
January 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Thoughts on Thoughts: Cowen and Wiercioch

Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman published his latest ‘30 Thoughts’ blog contained two Senators-related nuggets of information. While one contained a factoid regarding how Erik Karlsson leads all defencemen in even strength puck possession time, Friedman also articulated how Senators general manager Bryan Murray has made concerted efforts to trade one of the team’s blue liners...
Via The 6th Sens
January 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Pierre Dorion Speaks: WJHC, Sens Prospects, Ohhhhhhhhhhh!

  Taking some time away from indulging in prospect porn was Senators assistant general manager Pierre Dorion who spoke with the hosts of ‘In the Box’ on TSN 1200 about his first-hand experience watching the world juniors from Finland where he took in today’s Sweden/Finland semi-final. With five Senators prospects competing in the tournament and players like Thomas Chabot and...
Via The 6th Sens
January 04, 2016  |  Discuss

New Ways to Visualize Shot Suppression

Matt Cane, an analytical hockey writer who publishes his work on a number of different platforms like Hockey Prospectus, Hockey Plus Plus and Hockey Graphs published a series of tweets last night that used data visuals to highlight some data that he has been capturing and working with. Essentially he is using an X-Y graph to plot how often NHL defencemen give up shot attempts...
Via The 6th Sens
December 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Remedying the State of the Senators’ Blue Line

For the past few seasons, it’s been transparently clear that Ottawa’s Achilles heel (apologies to Erik Karlsson) has been the team’s blue line. Over the past few years, the organization has glossed over the collective ineptness of the blue line for two reasons: 1) Erik Karlsson has developed into one of the most dynamic players in the league; and 2) management has misplaced...
Via The 6th Sens
November 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Senators Still Looking to Add a Top-Six Forward, Cowen Healthy, Lehner and Other News

MONTREAL, QC – APRIL 15: Mike Hoffman #68 of the Ottawa Senators skates during Game One of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during of the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Bell Centre on April 15, 2015 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The Canadiens defeated the Senators 4-3. (Photo by Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images) The Ottawa Senators’ obsession over adding a top-six forward...
Via The 6th Sens
September 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Teams Reportedly Kicking Tires on Jared Cowen

DETROIT, MI – NOVEMBER 23: Jared Cowen #2 of the Ottawa Senators checks Daniel Cleary #71 of the Detroit Red Wings off the puck during the second period at Joe Louis Arena on November 23, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) According to a report by the Ottawa Sun’s Bruce Garrioch, the Ottawa Senators have fielded a number of calls this offseason...
Via The 6th Sens
September 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Pierre Dorion Speaks: Hoffman Arbitration, Buyouts, A Healthy Cowen

In the wake of Mike Hoffman’s arbitration ruling yesterday, Senators assistant general manager Pierre Dorion took to the airwaves to talk to Ian Mendes and Shawn Simpson on TSN 1200’s ‘The Drive’ about the process and the organizations feelings about the ruling. It’s an interesting listen, especially because Dorion sheds some light on the budget and the organization...
Via The 6th Sens
August 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Thoughts on Thoughts: Edmonton’s Interest in Greening, Trading Cowen

If you haven’t realized the NHL’s news cycle was winding down as the number of free agent signing announcements dry up, Elliotte Friedman’s last ’30 Thoughts’ column of the summer should help drive that point home. Friedman spoiled his readership by expanding his article to 44 thoughts, but for other greedy fans like me, who crave whatever Senators news they can get their...
Via The 6th Sens
July 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Murray Speaks: Draft, Prospects, Trades and Opening Up a Spot for Cowen

Alright, over the past 48 hours, there’s been a bunch of Senators related nuggets going on, so I’m going to knockout a series of articles starting with this weekend’s media availabilities. So without further ado, here’s a transcript of the interview that Bryan Murray conducted with TSN 1200 at the conclusion of the NHL Draft’s first round. To listen to the full interview...
Via The 6th Sens
June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

tPB Community Draft 2015: Ottawa Senators

TPB Community Draft Order Team tPB GM Selection Edmonton OilersThe66thDopefishConnor McDavid Buffalo SabresJonathanKabanaJack Eichel Arizona Coyoteskingling43Dylan Strome Toronto Maple LeafsJNash22Mitch Marner Carolina HurricansjaschiffNoah Hanifin New Jersey DevilskbennettMathew Barzal Philadelphia Flyers304YinzerLawson...
Via The Pensblog
June 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Jared Cowen’s Contract Wrinkle: Should the Senators Buy Him Out?

OTTAWA, ON – JANUARY 21: Jared Cowen #2 of the Ottawa Senators prepares for a faceoff against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Canadian Tire Centre on January 21, 2015 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Jana Chytilova/Freestyle Photography/Getty Images)   When it comes to any discussion in which Jared Cowen’s future is brought up, most of it centered on one of two possibilities...
Via The 6th Sens
June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Looking at Ottawa’s Defense

At the team’s end of season press conference two seasons ago, hot on the heels of the Sens’ playoff rollercoaster ride that started with triumph over the Habs and ended with a crushing defeat at the hands of the Penguins, Bryan Murray boldly declared that he would be looking to add a top six forward with a bit of experience to the lineup. Murray’s position seemed somewhat justified...
Via The 6th Sens
May 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Bryan Murray Speaks: One-on-One Interview with Ian Mendes

On the same day that he gave his end of the season synopsis of the Senators season, Senators general manager gave Ian Mendes an exclusive eight-minute one-on-one interview that ran on TSN 1200. Some of the interview rehashed on some of the topics from that morning’s presser, but there were also some great nuggets of information that weren’t discussed like Ottawa’s interest...
Via The 6th Sens
May 01, 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...
Via The 6th Sens
February 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Jared Cowen Suspended Three Games

Here's the latest from the NHL's Department of Player Safety. Ottawa Senators defenseman Jared Cowen was given a three-game suspension for this this hit on Florida Panthers forward Jussi Jokinen.
Via Goon's World
February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Senators defenseman Cowen suspended 3 games for hit to head

NEW YORK -- The NHL has suspended Ottawa Senators defenseman Jared Cowen three games for his late hit to the head of Florida Panthers forward Jussi Jokinen. Cowen was assessed a minor penalty for interference Saturday. Jokinen was shaken up but returned to the game. The league on Monday noted the lateness of the hit plus the fact that Cowen's shoulder made contact with Jokinen's...
Via AP on Fox
February 23, 2015  |  Discuss
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