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Senators eliminated from playoffs despite win over Islanders

The Senators’ playoff hopes are no longer on life support. The plug was pulled Tuesday night. The two points and the goals by captain Jason Spezza in a 4-1 victory over the New York Islanders at the Nassau County Coliseum turned out to be meaningless as Ottawa was officially eliminated. The Senators, who had been barely alive for weeks, were put to rest when Detroit and Columbus...
Via Pro Sports Daily
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Assessing Player Performance By Zone

Over the last few seasons, many in the hockey analytics community have directed their attention toward the value of zone entries. More specifically, the effect of gaining the offensive zone with uninterrupted possession has been examined and compared with dump-in plays and broken entries. In order to gauge the offensive advantage associated with the ability to reliably gain the zone...
Via The 6th Sens
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Kassian is Ottawa's MVP(?)

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Via Puckrant.com
January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Taking A Look At Player Usage

A big part of coaching is finding the right roles for your players to play in to maximize their effectiveness. Being a free-flowing game where each team has four forward lines and three defense pairings, hockey is a sport that is big on player roles. Therefore, when analyzing players' talent, we should always take into consideration how they are used. With the help of the...
Via The 6th Sens
January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins Gameday 39: Ottawa Senators

Pittsburgh Penguins (27-10-1) @ Ottawa Senators (14-17-7) Root Sports, Sportsnet East, RDS - 7:30 pm/et  Canadian Tire Centre - Kanata, ON [Image Via Wikipedia] Sorry for the terrible gameday post. It's December 23rd. According to the Penguins' website: "Fleury is starting in goal for Pittsburgh. The rest of the lineup will be game-time decisions...
Via The Pensblog
December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Reading the Tea Leaves: Kassian Draws In, Hoffman Out

Mike Hoffman, the AHL's second-leading scorer at the time of his promotion, was purposefully recalled to provide a spark to a stagnant Senators offence. After receiving 13:37 and 13:55 in ice-time in his first two games - playing mostly on a line with Kyle Turris and Bobby Ryan, Hoffman was subsequently bumped to the fourth line and received a paltry 4:57 of ice-time during...
Via The 6th Sens
December 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Travis Yost: Demotions and Promotions

Make sure to follow Travis on Twitter! -- DEMOTED: Jean-Gabriel Pageau, to AHL Binghamton. Pageau's scoring luck ran dry to start the season, and he wasn't able to get the job done in a bit more of a defensive-minded role skating alongside Matt Kassian and Erik Condra. Pageau, for now, appears to have been beaten out by another Binghamton centerman in Derek Grant, predominantly...
Via HockeyBuzz
October 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Sens To Face Tough Four Game Stretch

The Sens currently sit 8th in the Eastern Conference with a 3-3-2 record and a goal differential of -3. This is a tad disappointing given how well they played last season despite the injuries they had. Their puck possession play, which has been one of the team's main strengths under Paul MacLean, hasn't been nearly as good this season. Apart from the MacArthur-Turris-Ryan...
Via The 6th Sens
October 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Senators captain Jason Spezza aims to return from injury Saturday in San Jose

Jason Spezza isn’t resting his injury. He’s pushing it to make sure he can return. While most of his teammates did an off-ice workout at the club’s hotel Thursday the Senators’ captain was on the ice with Jared Cowen Eric Gryba Matt Kassian and Robin Lehner at a suburban arena. After sitting out the club’s 4-3 OT loss to the Los Angeles Kings Wednesday night because...
Via Pro Sports Daily
October 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Eric Engels: How far up the depth chart has Tinordi climbed?

1) We'll get to the Habs in just a minute. If you haven't seen this fight between Joel Rechlicz of the Washington Captials and Milan Lucic of the Boston Bruins... If Washington doesn't keep this guy on their roster, someone will scoop him up. I'm guessing the Oilers might want a mulligan on picking Steve MacIntyre after Vancouver's Matt Kassian smashed...
Via HockeyBuzz
September 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Travis Yost: The Pageau Show Rolls On

Make sure to follow Travis on Twitter! -- I made a remark about a week or so ago that, regrettably, there may be an instance where JG Pageau starts the season in AHL Binghamton -- primarily due to his two-way contract and the logjam of forwards on one-way deals. It's sort of infuriating that a guy like Matt Kassian or Jim O'Brien could keep him tentatively off until the...
Via HockeyBuzz
September 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Hockey Fights of the Week: 4/15 - 4/21

Last week's edition of Hockey Fights of the Week might have left you feeling a bit unsatisfied. We'll be the first to admit that the fights were lackluster at best. How did the league respond? Let's just say that for this week's edition we actually had to make a few difficult decisions on which fights to include because there were numerous bouts worthy of the list...
Via Bloguin Best
April 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Video- Matt Kassian And Frazer McLaren Go At It

There was some talk about McLaren with a head-butt plus some hair pulling, but nothing was called. Both received 5 for fighting.  
Via Kukla's Korner
April 20, 2013  |  Discuss

New MMA Show Called Fight Xchange premiering in May

FIGHT XCHANGE is a 10 part Canadian-made series that for the first time looks inside the world of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighting, premiering May 3rd at 8:30pm p.m. ET on Super Channel. This looks great. Spring Training Fight Breaks Out  Hockey Fight Frazer McLaren vs Matt Kassian
Via Tito Couture
April 03, 2013  |  Discuss

NHL Fights: Frazer McLaren Beats Down Matt Kassian

Saturday night’s Ottawa-Toronto game featured several fights, but Frazer McLaren’s quick knockdown o…
Via Busted Coverage
March 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Melnyk Speaks - The Forensic Case Against Cooke...

With the Senators continuing to pile up points, it was inevitable that the Euge would be making another Fan 590 radio appearance. So grab your Kool-Aid, and grab your Barbados rum, and mix yourself a Huge Euge so you can fully enjoy the crazy **** that went down when he joined Bob McCown and John Shannon today on Prime Time Sports. Below is a transcription of what was said, but...
Via The 6th Sens
March 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Bruins Claim Daug

I think it's safe to say that if David Dziurzynski had not been knocked out March 6 vs Toronto, Kaspars Daugavins would not have been waived yesterday. But instead we saw a reactionary trade for Matt Kassian, and a useful depth player waived and then claimed by a superior team. AJ Jakubec suggested yesterday afternoon that the reasoning behind the waiving was a complaint...
Via The 6th Sens
March 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Kaspars Daugavins, the Shootout, Matt Kassian and Trade Rumors

Monday night the Ottawa Senators suffered a 3-2 loss in a shootout to the Boston Bruins. Kyle Turris and Guillame Latendresse notched the two goals for the Sens, both coming in the first period. Guillame Latendresse suffered a whiplash injury in the 6th game of the season and came back to score his first goal [...]
Via Crash The Net
March 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Senators land Kassian from Wild

The Ottawa Senators have acquired forward Matt Kassian from the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday for a sixth-round pick in the 2014 draft. The 26-year-old Kassian has been playing for Houston of the AHL. In nine games with the Aeros, Kassian has one goal and 12 penalty minutes. Kassian made his NHL debut during the 2010-11 season after being chosen in the second round of the 2005 draft...
Via AP on Fox
March 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Sens Acquire Forward Matt Kassian For Pick

The Senators have acquired forward Matt Kassian from the Minnesota Wild in exchange for a 2014 6th round draft pick. The 6'5, 247 pound left winger is 26 years old, and has played just 28 games in his NHL career, non of which are from this season, and is a career 0.1 PPG in the AHL.  In other words, he is what you might call a "goon". Bob McKenzie talked about...
Via The 6th Sens
March 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Wild send Kassian to Ottawa for pick

SAINT PAUL, Minn. Matt Kassian hasn't been able to break through with the Minnesota Wild this season, and now the forward will get a chance with a new organization. The Wild announced Tuesday that they've traded the 26-year-old to Ottawa for a sixth-round pick in the 2014 draft. Kassian had one goal in nine games this season with the Houston Aeros of the AHL. The 6-foot...
Via Fox Sports North
March 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Wild send Coyle, Kassian to Houston

The Minnesota Wild announced Thursday that it has reassigned forwards Charlie Coyle and Matt Kassian to the Houston Aeros of the American Hockey League. Coyle, 20, was recalled by Minnesota on Feb. 3 and made his NHL debut at Phoenix on Feb. 4. He took part in five games with Minnesota and averaged 14:48 of action while registering six shots. Coyle, one of the teams top prospects...
Via Fox Sports North
February 14, 2013  |  Discuss

John Jaeckel: Sens/Hawks Rumor and Prospect Update

Follow me @jaeckel A couple of rumors hit the old inbox yesterday. Interestingly, they both point in the same direction as a couple of other things I heard a while back. The first had the Hawks considering a waiver claim on Wild forward Matt Kassian. The second had the Hawks talking to the Senators (yet again) about Chris Neil. A couple of weeks ago, I heard the Hawks...
Via HockeyBuzz
February 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Wild activate defenseman Spurgeon from IR

The Minnesota Wild will get a defensive boost for Tuesday night's game at Vancouver. Minnesota activated defenseman Jared Spurgeon from injured reserve Tuesday afternoon and placed forward Matt Kassian on waivers. Earlier in the day, the Wild had called up goaltender Darcy Kuemper from the Houston Aeros of the American Hockey League and sent down defenseman Marco Scandella....
Via Fox Sports North
February 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Rookie Dumba makes Wild's roster

The Minnesota Wild have included rookie defenseman Matthew Dumba on their season-opening roster. The Wild activated right wing Pierre-Marc Bouchard from injured reserve and reassigned defenseman Steven Kampfer to their AHL affiliate Thursday. Bouchard received final clearance from the concussion he suffered last season. They also placed center Jake Dowell, right wing Nick Palmieri...
Via AP on Fox
January 17, 2013  |  Discuss

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