More changes coming for Ottawa Senators

As the NHL prepares to take a break for the July 4 holiday weekend, the Senators are still hard at working putting together their roster for next year. While the Senators got another piece in place Thursday by signing defenceman Aaron Johnson to a one-year, two-way contract, GM Bryan Murray along with assistants Pierre Dorion and Randy Lee aren't done making changes. After...
Via Pro Sports Daily
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Tale of Two Towers

With Ottawa's season done, when you are writing on the team one of the first thoughts is what will I write about now? Well, these exits interviews and organization press conferences are gold.  There are so many nuggets of information in the interviews, it is crazy good. Over the next few posts I am going to cover some of the items I found interesting, such as the post yesterday...
April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Bryan Murray On The Senators Season

from Ken Warren of Senators Extra, In Tuesday’s post-mortem on what went so wrong with his team this season, he was an open book about a club that started slowly and only found a degree of consistency when the season was already lost. He had some harsh words for the work of coach Paul MacLean, saying his approach to players must change. He said captain Jason Spezza’s...
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April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Why Not Us?

The Ottawa Senators will miss the playoffs for the first time under head coach Paul Maclean. @draglikepull, a contributor on the Maple Leafs blog Pension Plan Puppets, sparked an interesting discussion today on why the Senators failed to live up to the expectations of so many. Early predictions were overwhelmingly optimistic in favour of Ottawa, who suffered a swift second-round...
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April 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Habs roar back after spotting Sens a field goal

The Canadiens were outshot 15-4 in the second period, but they scored on two of those shots to break a 3-3 tie and they went on to beat the Ottawa Senators 7-4 Friday night at the Canadian Tire Centre. Lars Eller gave the Canadiens their first lead when he banged home the rebound of a shot by Brian Gionta and Max Pacioretty scored his second goal of the game on a breakaway at 15...
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April 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Travis Yost: Oh, The Defense

Two thoughts about the defense in Ottawa, which seems to be a neverending well for material these days. (1) Paul MacLean made an interesting comment about the development of three of his younger defensemen in Eric Gryba, Jared Cowen, Cody Ceci, and Patrick Wiercioch. The pertinent part is below (via SE): “In fairness to (Wiercioch), him, Gryba and Cowen as young defencemen...
Via HockeyBuzz
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Tim Murray Speaks in Buffalo

Former Senators Assistant General Manager Tim Murray made an appearance on Buffalo’s WGR 550 Friday where he was queried on pertinent issues facing the Buffalo Sabres and his philosophical beliefs on how his team should be managed moving forward. To be expected, most of the interview focused on what the Sabres should or will do, but he did touch upon a few Senators-related...
Via The 6th Sens
January 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Predators vs Senators Preview (Game 46)

The Nashville Predators (19-20-6) will host the Ottawa Senators (19-18-8) Saturday night in their first of two regular season games.       TV/RADIO COVERAGE Nashville: 102.5 The Game Ottawa: CBC Live Stream: Listen Online SEASON SERIES This is the first of two regular season meetings...
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January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Sens beat Bruins

t was the perfect stage for the Senators to get redemption. On a Hockey Night in Canada, the Senators made amends for their meltdown in Beantown less than 24 hours earlier with a 4-3 victory over the Boston Bruins Saturday night at the Canadian Tire Centre. Not long after the Senators blew a two-goal lead, Bobby Ryan brought the full house of 20,500 to its feet by stealing the...
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December 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Ottawa Senators outlast Bruins; Split Back-to-Backs

Ottawa, CA– Bobby Ryan sent the Ottawa Senators out of the Canadian Tire Centre in a good mood after his game-winning goal on Saturday night. The Senators defeated the Boston Bruins 4-3 on Ryan’s game-winner late in the third period. In a game that was highly entertaining with great shots, and opportunities. The game was closely contested for its entirety until the final buzzer...
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December 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Ryan goal in third helps Senators slip past Bruins

Bobby Ryan scored at 15:25 of the third period and the Ottawa Senators defeated the Boston Bruins 4-3 on Saturday night. Patrick Wiercioch, Cory Conacher and Zack Smith also scored for the Senators. Craig Anderson stopped 29 shots to earn the victory. Daniel Paille, Jarome Iginla and David Warsofsky scored for the Bruins. Tuukka Rask allowed three goals on 12 shots before being...
Via AP on Fox
December 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Bruins’ Forecheck Costs Them in First Period, Leads to Ottawa Netting First Goal of Game (Video)

A weak Bruins’ forecheck allowed the Senators to get on the board early in Saturday night’s contest. With a different cast of characters on the ice for the B’s against Ottawa, the Bruins struggled to get in a rhythm during the first period. Ottawa took advantage of the out-of-sync Bruins, beating their opponents down the ice and weaving through them with relative ease as the...
December 28, 2013  |  Discuss

St. Louis rises to challenge, leads Bolts over Ottawa

Coming off consecutive shutout losses, the Lightning went on the lookout to find the dirty areas on the ice on Thursday to create scoring chances. Marty St. Louis zeroed in those areas and cleaned up, scoring twice from the crease to lead Tampa Bay to a 3-1 victory against Ottawa in front of an announced crowd of 16,562 at The Forum. Ondrej Palat, playing on a line with St. Louis...
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December 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Garrioch Discusses Organization's Patience On FAN590

On Wednesday afternoon Bruce Garrioch made an appearance on Tim & Sid, and in the midst of a general discussion of the team's struggles, there was this exchange: John Shannon: "How patient will Bryan be?" Garrioch: "He's willing to be...if you were talking to me today, and they had lost last night, I'd tell you he's trying to make a deal...
Via The 6th Sens
November 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Senators could use some target practice

The end boards at Canadian Tire Centre took another pounding Saturday. Especially those behind the Oilers net. If it seems like the Senators are off target a lot it’s because that is indeed the case. No team in the NHL has missed the cage more than Ottawa. Another 19 erratic attempts in a 3-1 loss to Edmonton brought the season total to 87. The Oilers were charged with three...
Via Pro Sports Daily
October 20, 2013  |  Discuss

The 6th Sens Guide to 2013/14 Sens Storylines

Thanks to an offseason riddled with more distractions than customary Dustin Byfuglien weight jokes, Senators fans have been begging for the real games to begin. And really, who could blame them? From the organization’s stalled contract negotiations that eventually led to Daniel Alfredsson’s unforeseen departure, to Eugene Melnyk’s public relations battle with the City...
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October 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Prospecting: Corey Pronman Writes About the Senators

Stepping away from the Senators' negative cash flow, let's focus on an area where most people feel the Senators have built up some currency - the prospect pool.  In his yearly organizational rankings, Hockey Prospectus' Corey Pronman finally published his assessment of the top ten Ottawa Senators' prospects. Thanks to the graduation of Mika Zibanejad, Cowen...
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August 26, 2013  |  Discuss

EP. 69 Of The 6th Sens Podcast ft. @HarrisonMooney & @RobVollmanNHL

Fresh off the latest offseason signings of Patrick Wiercioch, Erik Condra, Corey Cowick, and Joe Corvo @creecher1200 and I jumped into the studio to rap on the latest Senators news that has caught our attention. So put your headphones on, get inked with that decorative navel tattoo you've always wanted, and savour the auditory goodness. In this episode we spoke to...
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August 02, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 Former NCAA Hockey Players Free Agent Signings

DATE PLAYER 2013-14 TEAM PREVIOUS TEAM JUL 26 F Blake Wheeler,Winnipeg, Winnipeg JUL 26 F Kyle Palmieri, Anaheim,Anaheim JUL 26 F Nathan Gerbe, Carolina, Buffalo JUL 25 D Cody Goloubef, Columbus,Columbus JUL 24 F Jordan Schroeder, Vancouver, Vancouver JUL 22 D Patrick Wiercioch, Ottawa, Ottawa JUL 20 D Zach Redmond, Winnipeg, Winnipeg JUL 19 F Brian Flynn, Buffalo, Buffalo...
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July 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Pronman Talks Senators Prospects

Totally missed this from a few weeks ago, but in seeing Hockey Prospectus’ Corey Pronman update each NHL team’s top ten prospects, I looked back and noticed that he had already posted his organizational rankings for the 30 NHL teams. Whenever some third party evaluator grades and ranks the teams within the NHL, it creates a hotbed of discussion that usually culminates with...
Via The 6th Sens
July 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Travis Yost: Jared Cowen v. X and Y

Patrick Wiercioch signed a three-year, $6MM deal with the Ottawa Senators a little less than a week ago. Wiercioch was rewarded for last year's nineteen point, forty-two game season. The organization decided to pay him a bit more than expected, but bet on him out-producing his deal over longer term. I think it's a great wager, to be honest. It does make things with fellow...
Via HockeyBuzz
July 26, 2013  |  Discuss

A $50 Million Self-imposed Cap for the Sens?

I was perusing Ken Warren's latest article for that detailed GM Bryan Murray's offseason checklist when I came across this interesting nugget of information that to this point, has remained incredibly ambiguous:  Murray was also downplaying suggestions of a blockbuster free agent signing. The Senators are operating on a self-imposed $50 million salary...
Via The 6th Sens
July 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Draft Day News: Scuttlebutt & Boston's Love Affair with Alfie

Prior to today’s NHL Draft, Senators management took care of some business and none of it should be surprising. Awaiting confirmation Daniel Alfredsson will return for an eighteenth NHL season, the Senators sent qualifying offers to regulars Erik Condra and Patrick Wiercioch and a number of prospects who spent the bulk of the season on the farm like Stephane Da Costa, Mark...
Via The 6th Sens
June 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Travis Yost: The Sweating Begins

Make sure to follow Travis on Twitter! -- The Ottawa Senators had a fantastic opportunity against an undermanned Pittsburgh Penguins team on home ice. They did not capitalize. Dustin Jeffrey, Jarome Iginla, and Tyler Kennedy all beat Craig Anderson, and Tomas Vokoun stopped thirty-four of thirty-five shots in Pittsburgh's two-goal victory. Patrick Wiercioch scored...
Via HockeyBuzz
April 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Travis Yost: Patrick Wiercioch Reminds Me of Someone, But Who?

Make sure to follow Travis on Twitter! -- The Ottawa Senators blue line has been pulverized by player injuries. Erik Karlsson and Jared Cowen are out with long-term injuries, Marc Methot's day-to-day with a sprained knee, and Sergei Gonchar's status is unknown after leaving Thursday night's game against Boston in discomfort. Losing an entire top-four to injury is...
Via HockeyBuzz
March 22, 2013  |  Discuss
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