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...
Via The 6th Sens
10 days ago  |  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...
Via Sports-Glory
11 days ago  |  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...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  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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12 days ago  |  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...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  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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12 days ago  |  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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15 days ago  |  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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15 days ago  |  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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16 days ago  |  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...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  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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23 days ago  |  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...
Via AP on Fox
28 days ago  |  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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29 days ago  |  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...
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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...
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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...
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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

Senators Actively Looking for Erik Karlsson’s Next Partner?

According to the Ottawa Sun‘s Bruce Garrioch, the Senators may be venturing into the trade market to find a defensive partner for Erik Karlsson. If true, it speaks volumes for where the organization think Marc Methot’s recovery is at. Methot, who was activated off the injured reserve (IR) back on December 4th, played in two games before suffering a setback and re-aggravating...
Via The 6th Sens
December 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Thoughts on Thoughts and Other Monday News

Elliotte Friedman, the man who doesn’t get nearly enough camera time during the weekly Hockey Night in Canada broadcasts penned his latest ’30 Thoughts’ blog on Sportsnet. Given the interesting coaching developments that took place last week, you knew there were going to be a number of Senators-related items within Friedman’s post. Down the rabbit hole we go… 8. A few...
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December 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Ottawa’s “Second Line” Finally Heating Up

A lot of digital ink has been spilled in the first few months of the season chronicling the struggles of Mika Zibanejad. When the team is struggling to win consistently and they’re being vastly outplayed in the majority of their games, a lot of finger pointing will happen. Being the team’s second line center behind Kyle Turris in the wake of the organization’s decision to fulfill...
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December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Senators Injury Update: Methot and Ryan return to the ice

Defenseman Marc Methot and left-winger Bobby Ryan of the Ottawa Senators returned to the lineup for Thursday night's game against the Ottawa Senators. #485087991 / Methot was making his return for the first time this season after a back/hip issue kept him out since training camp. However, Ryan had only missed two games with a broken finger, as per the Ottawa...
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December 05, 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

Pierre Dorion Speaks: Methot Status, JGP, Wikstrand, Trade Talks Ramping up at GM Meetings

  Senators assistant general manager Pierre Dorion participated in a media availability today following today’s Senators practice and buried within it were a few interesting nuggets of information that are worth discussing. Unfortunately, it wasn’t an exclusive interview on TSN 1200, so there’s no excerpted version of it (and after transcribing this interview, I’m too lazy...
Via The 6th Sens
November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Hextally: Looking at Ottawa’s Shot Rates/Shooting Percentages Against

Through the Ottawa Senators’ first 17 games, the team has been chastised for their poor possession rates and the high volume of even strength shots that they’re allowing per game. The Senators are allowing 34.8 shots per game. Only the Buffalo Sabres (36.9) and Colorado Avalanche (35.1) are averaging more. Taking that one step further, I have already written about how Ottawa’s...
Via The 6th Sens
November 17, 2014  |  Discuss
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