Senators reveal injuries to MacArthur, Methot

One of the more interesting releases from a team once they are eliminated from the playoffs is the injury report. NHL players are famous for playing through injuries, and Ottawa's roster proved to be a typical hockey roster as the team revealed some of its injuries Monday.According to NHL Insider Pierre LeBrun, both Clarke MacArthur and Marc Methot played through hip flexor injuries...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Canadiens-Senators Preview

The Ottawa Senators had no shortage of confidence during their second-half playoff push, though some self-doubt may have crept in after three consecutive playoff losses. A dominant showing in Game 5 against Montreal quickly resolved that issue. Two wins shy of extending their spectacular run, the Senators may have stolen the momentum from the Canadiens as the series shifts back to...
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11 days ago  |  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
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Did Sportsnet withhold a conclusive replay angle to fuel a controversy and get clicks?

Canada’s national NHL rightsholder is doing damage control after releasing the definitive angle of a controversial play two days after it took place. With the Ottawa Senators’ playoff hopes hanging in the balance, defenseman Marc Methot came within inches of winning Sunday’s game against the Toronto Maple Leafs, firing a shot through the crease but inches wide of the net in...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL Confirms Marc Methot’s Shot In OT Didn’t Cross Goal Line In Leafs-Senators

The Ottawa Senators lost a crucial point in the Eastern Conference playoff race Sunday night when they fell 2-1 in a shootout to the Toronto Maple Leafs. However, at one point in overtime, Senators defenseman Marc Methot unleashed a shot that beat Leafs goaltender Jonathan Bernier. The puck appeared to go wide of the net as it bounced off the end boards into the corner. TSN’s...
April 06, 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...
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March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Best and worst of the NHL: Week 25

After a week long hiatus from the best and worst column, I am back and thoroughly rejuvenated. Hockey for some reason went on without me and so now I am playing catch up. Let’s take a look at the odd, the great and the down right painful from the week that was. Email any tips to Best: Andrew Friggin’ Hammond Damn it feels good to be a hamburglar. Hammond...
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March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Karlsson scores 2, Senators beat Canadiens 5-2

MONTREAL (AP) Erik Karlsson scored twice, and goalie Andrew Hammond remained unbeaten in regulation time as the Ottawa Senators beat the Montreal Canadiens 5-2 on Thursday night. Eric Condra, Mark Stone and Marc Methot also scored for Ottawa, which has won nine of 11 as it chases a playoff spot. Hammond made 27 saves to improve to 8-0-1 during that stretch. Max Pacioretty scored...
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March 12, 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

Marc Methot re-signs; defensemen will come at a premium come deadline time

The NHL trade deadline is usually one of the most fun parts of the season. It’s a time for every fan to speculate what their team might do; who they might move or whether or not they’ll pick up a piece to make a run for Lord Stanley’s Cup. As is the case every season, defensemen are highly sought after. A team can never be “too deep” on defense, needing every able blueliner...
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February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Senators defenseman Marc Methot gets $19.6 million, 4-year extension

  The Ottawa Senators have signed defenseman Marc Methot to a $19.6 million, four-year contract extension. Methot will count $4.9 million against the salary cap through the 2018-19 season. The team said Monday that the deal includes a modified 10-team no-trade list. Methot has appeared in only 17 games during an injury-plagued season and has five assists. In 414 NHL games, the Ottawa...
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February 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Will Marc Staal’s new contract represent good value? – Rangers Musings

I’m spoiling you. As I head to New York myself on Tuesday morning I thought I would muse for the second time in a week. Sometimes we go weeks without ‘musings’ sometimes I have a lot I want to say so let’s jump into it. Marc Methot gets 19.6 million, makes Ottawa make Glen Sather Read more → The post Will Marc Staal’s new contract represent good value? – Rangers Musings...
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February 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Senators sign D Methot to $19.6 million, 4-year extension

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) The Ottawa Senators have signed defenseman Marc Methot to a $19.6 million, four-year contract extension. Methot will count $4.9 million against the salary cap through the 2018-19 season. The team said Monday that the deal includes a modified 10-team no-trade list. Methot has appeared in just 17 games during an injury-plagued season and has five assists. In 414...
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February 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Breaking: Marc Methot Re-Signs with Senators

NEWARK, NJ – FEBRUARY 03: Marc Methot #3 of the Ottawa Senators in action against the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center on February 3, 2015 in Newark, New Jersey. The Devils defeated the Senators 2-1. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) ******* right! Contentious negotiations be gone, the Senators have signed Marc Methot to a four-year contract extension worth $19.6-million...
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February 16, 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

Senators Meeting with Methot’s Agent Today

BUFFALO, NY – DECEMBER 10: Marc Methot #3 of the Ottawa Senators warms up to play the Buffalo Sabres at First Niagara Center on December 10, 2013 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Jen Fuller/Getty Images)   Today is the day that Marc Methot’s representation, Mike Liut, meets face-to-face with Senators brass to engage in serious contract negotiations for his client. With only...
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February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Jackets hope to carry momentum vs. Senators

Columbus Blue Jackets All-Star winger Nick Foligno just ended a nine-game goal drought in emphatic fashion by establishing a career high in that category. His old team could certainly use someone as productive as the 20-goal scorer. The Ottawa Senators are searching for offense Saturday night when they try to hand Foligno's Blue Jackets a fourth straight road loss. Foligno is a former...
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February 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Senators score in a flurry, rout Coyotes 7-2

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) Mark Stone, Bobby Ryan and Erik Karlsson each had a goal and an assist, helping the Ottawa Senators break away from the Arizona Coyotes 7-2 Saturday. Marc Methot added three assists for the Senators. It was 1-all before Ottawa scored four times in 5 1/2 minutes. Milan Michalek broke the tie with 3:09 left in the second period and Stone made it 3-1. Ryan's shot...
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January 31, 2015  |  Discuss

The Need For A More Balanced Defence

BOSTON, MA – JANUARY 3: Kyle Turris #7 of the Ottawa Senators celebrates his goal with Patrick Wiercioch #46 and Erik Karlsson #65 in the second period at TD Garden on January 3, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images) Balance is important in life. I blame those old Body Break commercials for imbuing this lesson into me at an early age. Diet. Work and...
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January 30, 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

Methot Contract Update: Mike Liut Stepping In For Larry Kelly

TSN just posted a video of tonight’s edition of ‘Insider Trading’ on their website and to conclude the segment — beginning at the 3:14 mark of the video — Pierre Lebrun discusses Marc Methot’s situation and how it has changed in an effort to salvage the negotiations. “Mike Liut, now running Marc Methot’s file and the plan is for Mike Liut and the Ottawa Senators...
Via The 6th Sens
January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Rumour: Los Angeles Kings Interested in Methot

According to Bob McKenzie, who spoke during tonight’s ‘Insider Trading‘ segment on TSN, the Los Angeles Kings are looking at Senators defenceman Marc Methot as a prospective trade option given the team’s situation with Slava Voynov. There are alternatives that the Kings are looking at. McKenzie echoed Elliotte Friedman’s assertion that the Carolina Hurricanes’ Andrej...
Via The 6th Sens
January 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Methot Recalled, Wideman Demoted

Photo by Francois Laplante/FreestylePhoto/Getty Images   After playing in last night’s  5-4 overtime loss to the Syracuse Crunch, the Senators have recalled Marc Methot from what amounts to a one-game conditioning stint in Binghamton. Methot finished last night’s game with zero points, one shot and a plus/minus of -2. The brevity of Methot’s stay in Binghamton raised some...
Via The 6th Sens
January 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Dreger Talks: Methot Situation, Roster Freeze, Sens Talked to Oilers

Late to this but TSN’s Darren Dreger appeared on Tuesday’s edition of TSN 1200’s ‘The Drive’ and on it, he dropped a few interesting nuggets of information that are worthy of a post. (Note: If you’re interested in listening to Dreger’s full segment, just scroll to the bottom of this post where the audio is embedded.) When the Senators returned Marc Methot to the IR...
Via The 6th Sens
December 26, 2014  |  Discuss
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