Past first round draft picks

Today is game day for the Sharks as they look at go up 2-0 on the Kings before they head off to Los Angeles. But first, I wanted to look back at the past Sharks first round draft picks, but also include any notable later picks. Just to make this a bit shorter, I will begin with the 2003 draft and go all the way until 2013. As you'll see, there were some good draftees, but also...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Talking Brassard And Michalek

from Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun, - Derick Brassard, a Gatineau native, picked up by the Rangers last year in a big deal with Columbus suited up for his 400th career game Saturday. Brassard, 26, who spends his off-season in Ottawa, has made his presence felt by the Rangers. Heading into the visit by the Senators, New York had a 23-8-1 record this season when he registers...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Playing spoilers, red-hot Islanders stop Senators

The Islanders are enjoying their role as spoilers. The Isles made Ottawa’s drive toward the postseason harder on Wednesday night with a 2-1 victory. Josh Bailey had a goal and an assist for the second straight night, and the Islanders won their third in a row and for the fifth time in six games. The Isles also recently have knocked off playoff hopefuls, Blue Jackets and Devils...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Senators’ Milan Michalek All Smiles After Getting Leveled Into Own Bench (Video)

Dallas Stars winger Antoine Roussel should have been credited with an assist on an Ottawa Senators line change Sunday night. Early in the first period of the Stars’ eventual 3-1 win, Roussel sent Senators winger Milan Michalek tumbling into his own bench with a big check at the blue line. Michalek disappeared behind the boards momentarily but quickly popped up, smiling from ear...
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

What’s Wrong With Craig Anderson?

from Don Brennan of the Ottawa Sun, It's quite possible the rising questions about Craig Anderson's character would be put to bed by somebody coming clean on his injury. Instead, we are left to believe a 'stinger' has kept the No. 1 goalie out of the line up for five games already -- and now at least two more going forward -- which has prompted experts on...
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March 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Antoine Roussel knocks Milan Michalek into Senators bench (Video)

Dallas Stars forward Antoine Roussel helped Ottawa Senators forward Milan Michalek with his line change by knocking him head over heels into his own bench with a huge hit during the first period of Saturday's game at the American Airlines Center.Michalek sat up on the bench and couldn't help but laugh at himself. Even he had to agree that it was hilarious.Video via NHL....
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March 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Senators lead in staying healthy

Another reason the Senators have to be disappointed in their season - they are blowing an opportunity presented by fate. Heading into Tuesday, they had lost just 48 man-games to injury, by far the fewest in the league. Next luckiest was the Los Angeles Kings, who had lost 91. At the other end of the spectrum, the Pittsburgh Penguins had lost a league-leading 413 man-games to injury...
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March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

The Habs last night

Were you one of the many that stopped watching? If so, you're not alone. There were many empty seats with 3:22 remaining, when Lars Eller scored his first goal in almost 3 months, to bring the Habs to within two. The rest is history, as the Canadiens become the first team ever in NHL history to come back from a 3 goal deficit with less than 5 minutes remaining. What spurred...
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March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Senators gauging the market for captain Jason Spezza

A trade isn't imminent, but if the right offer comes across the table, the Ottawa Senators would be willing to trade captain Jason Spezza, TFP has learned. Spezza, 30, has one-year left on his contract beyond this season. While his salary cap hit is $7 million, he's making $5 million this year and $4 million next season. Senators GM Bryan Murray is still looking to add...
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March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Game Day News and Notes

What a welcomed feeling it is to anticipate tonight’s Senators game. Yes, it is game day in the nation’s capital with the Senators set to take on Daniel Alfredsson and the Detroit Red Wings, so grab your morning coffee, pull up a chair and enjoy today this morning’s readings. In case you haven’t already, please check out my game day preview over at
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February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Travis Yost: Back At It

Vacation is just about over. Well, for anyone not named Milan Michalek or Erik Karlsson, anyway. The Ottawa Senators will resume practice on Wednesday afternoon, preparing for the final twenty-three games of the season. As has been the case since mid-December, they sit just a point out of a potential wild card berth. They're at the top of the group of contenders currently...
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February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Ottawa Senators down Buffalo Sabres 3-2

The Senators had a tough time putting the Buffalo Sabres in their place. Milan Michalek had his first multi-goal game of the year -- including the winner with 21 seconds left -- as the Senators scored a dramatic 3-2 victory over the Sabres Thursday night. Michalek's second of the night on a setup from captain Jason Spezza sent the 18,426 home happy after the Senators blew a...
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February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Michalek leads Senators past Sabres 3-2

Milan Michalek scored his second goal of the game with 23 second left as the Ottawa Senators defeated the Buffalo Sabres 3-2 on Thursday. The Sabres had fought back to tie the game with two third-period goals, but Senators captain Jason Spezza found Michalek in the slot and he beat Jhonas Enroth over the shoulder for the winner. Erik Karlsson also scored for the Senators and Craig...
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February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Travis Yost: When a Schedule Win Almost Becomes a Loss

I can't get my hands around this Ottawa Senators team just yet. They beat the Buffalo Sabres 3-2 courtesy Milan Michalek's late goal, but considering the circumstances -- the league's worst team, traveling, on a back-to-back, starting their back-up goaltender -- you would think a white knuckler wouldn't be in the cards. Ottawa jumped out to a 2-0 lead on a beautiful...
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February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Team Czech Republic hockey preview: Too many veterans

Looking up and down the Team Czech Republic roster reveals plenty of notable players. The problem with those names is that the majority of them are on the back end of their careers. Patrik Elias, Jaromir Jagr, Milan Michalek, Petr Nedved, Tomas Kaberle, Michal Rozsival, and Marek Zidlicky have all seen better days. Players such as Jagr and Elias are still playing at a premium level...
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February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Senators Need More From Michalek

from Ian Mendes of TSN, In terms of actual money, no member of the Ottawa Senators is being paid more this season than Milan Michalek. The winger is making $6 million in 2013-14 – although his cap hit is only $4.3 million. He is in the final year of a back-loaded deal he signed with the San Jose Sharks prior to the 2008-09 season. Michalek has only three goals in 18...
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November 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Michalek and Anderson Get Maintenance Days

With the preseason dragging on more slowly than Jared Cowen’s contract negotiations, you’d think seeing the light at the end of the tunnel (we’re less than two weeks away!) would be enough to give everyone the warm fuzzies. Not so fast… Conspicuously absent from yesterday morning’s Senators’ practice were Craig Anderson, Milan Michalek and Eric Gryba. ...
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September 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Ottawa Senators handily defeat Winnipeg Jets 3-1 in preseason opener

The Senators' big producers started the pre-season with a bang as did one of their big prospects. New sniper Bobby Ryan Milan Michalek and 6-foot-5 235-pound rookie Buddy Robinson scored the Ottawa goals in a 3-1 win over the Jets at a jam-packed but mostly quiet MTS Centre Sunday night. Erik Karlsson showed Norris Trophy form and added two assists while Michalek also had a...
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September 16, 2013  |  Discuss

2013-14 NHL Season Preview: Ottawa Senators

This 2013-14 NHL season preview features the Ottawa Senators. The Senators accomplished quite a bit last year considering what they had to work with. They played a large chunk of the season without Erik Karlsson, Jared Cowen, Jason Spezza, Milan Michalek and Craig Anderson in the lineup. There aren’t too many teams that can remain in the playoff hunt despite losing their entire...
September 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Sens' Michalek has unorthodox treatment on knee

Milan Michalek did not want to face the prospect of recovering from another major knee surgery. So instead of going under the knife the Senators winger opted for a non-traditional procedure this summer in Germany that involved blood injections to his chronically injured knee. Michalek says the overseas procedure was a resounding success and he will be ready for the start of Senators...
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September 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Travis Yost: On Milan Michalek

Make sure to follow Travis on Twitter! -- Kind of a big season for Ottawa Senators winger Milan Michalek coming up. The Czech forward has had a roller coast run of production over the last few years, highlighted by his sixty point season alongsider center Jason Spezza in 2011-2012, and lowlighted by the sixty-two missed games over the last four years. It's never really...
Via HockeyBuzz
July 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Michalek Undergoes Treatment For Chronic Knee Problem

from Wayne Scanlan of Senators Extra, If it’s good enough for Kobe Bryant and Tiger Woods, it’s good enough for Milan Michalek. Like the NBA and golfing stars named above, the Ottawa Senators winger visited Germany for unique treatment of his chronic knee problem. On Tuesday, while meeting media prior to the NHL draft this weekend, Senators general manager Bryan Murray...
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June 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Travis Yost: Michalek Was With Kobe Shootin' in the Gym

Make sure to follow Travis on Twitter! -- Interesting little tidbit coming from Ottawa's general manager on Tuesday. His comments about Daniel Alfredsson's future and the decision he expects to receive from the Swedish winger on Friday will get the most attention, but I was more intrigued with his commentary on one Milan Michalek. Michalek's been battling chronic...
Via HockeyBuzz
June 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Stanley Cup Playoffs: Eastern Conference Semi-Final: Game 4 – Penguins vs. Senators.

After having their series lead cut in half by a stunning 2 to 1 overtime victory by the Senators Sunday evening, the Penguins were looking to rebound with a decisive victory and take a third game in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference Semi-Final. Ottawa, riding the momentum of both the victory and home ice advantage, was looking to tie the series at a two apiece.   Despite being...
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May 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Sens hand Devs ninth straight loss

Craig Anderson made 33 saves in his third shutout of the season, and the Ottawa Senators sent the sliding New Jersey Devils to their ninth straight loss with a 2-0 victory Friday night. Jean-Gabriel Pageau and Milan Michalek second-period goals for the Senators, who won for the second straight night, following a five-game skid, to boost their playoff chances. Ottawa, in sixth place...
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April 12, 2013  |  Discuss

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