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Melnyk, Senators Feeling the Financial Pinch?

Ottawa, I’m sorry.While fans in the midst of this disaster of a season, I’m sure the last thing that you want to read about is news that the NHL’s inability to The Globe and Mail published an interesting read written by Dave Shoalts that outlined the financial implications for Canadian organizations created by the NHL’s failure to “ensure that the league’s now...
Via The 6th Sens
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Chasing the Second Wild Card Seed: Sens Still Trying to Add

As his team readies itself to play the Dallas Stars in the final game of this current four-game road trip, Senators general manager Bryan Murray took some time away from the organization’s scouting meeting in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida to speak with the Ottawa Sun’s Bruce Garrioch Murray’s comments were essentially catalogued in two separate articles outlining how: 1) consistency...
Via The 6th Sens
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Ottawa Senators defenseman injures himself in odd way

The NHL season is a long one and guys are bound to get hurt. It’s just the nature of the game. Heck, some guys even get hurt in mysterious ways. Remember when Dustin Penner of the Los Angeles Kings famously hurt his back while eating pancakes? Or when Craig Anderson hurt himself cutting chicken? Well Anderson can definitely sympathize with teammate Mark Borowiecki. The Ottawa...
Via Sports-Glory
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Point Me to the Pressbox: Chris Phillips a Healthy Scratch?

In his first game behind the bench on Thursday night versus Los Angeles, Dave Cameron elected to dress the same lineup that his predecessor, Paul MacLean, frequently used, but today things have really been shaken up. Ottawa’s new head coach was sold to Senators fans as a good communicator and today Cameron sent his first message by making veteran defenceman and assistant captain...
Via The 6th Sens
December 13, 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...
Via The 6th Sens
December 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Subject of Disdain: Senators’ Lineup Decisions and Player Usage

Regardless of how talented your favourite hockey team is or how many points separate that same team from others in the standings, all hockey fans share a common bond: we love to complain about lineup combinations and player usage. Ottawa’s no different in that regard and through the early stretches of this season, it’s been a constant complaint levied against Paul MacLean. Armchair...
Via The 6th Sens
November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Karlsson provides offense as Senators down Red Wings

  Erik Karlsson had a goal and an assist in the Ottawa Senators' 3-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday night. Patrick Wiercioch's first goal of the season was the game winner. He moved in from the point and beat goalie Jimmy Howard with a wrist shot with less than six minutes to play. Niklas Kronwall hit a post with a drive that could have tied the game just seconds later...
Via AP on Fox
November 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Wings edged by Senators, 3-1

OTTAWA, Ontario -- Erik Karlsson had a goal and an assist in the Ottawa Senators' 3-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday night. Patrick Wiercioch's first goal of the season was the game winner. He moved in from the point and beat goalie Jimmy Howard with a wrist shot with less than six minutes to play. Niklas Kronwall hit a post with a drive that could have tied the game just...
Via AP on Fox
November 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Karlsson has goal, assist in Sens' win over Wings

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) Erik Karlsson had a goal and an assist in the Ottawa Senators' 3-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday night. Patrick Wiercioch's first goal of the season was the game winner. He moved in from the point and beat goalie Jimmy Howard with a wrist shot with less than six minutes to play. Niklas Kronwall hit a post with a drive that could have tied the game...
Via AP on Fox
November 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Bringing Pesky Back

After dropping their season opener to the Nashville Predators, the Senators did what they had to do to salvage their first road trip of the season. Entering the team’s first road trip to start the season, the general consensus was that the Senators had to win two of three games before returning for the team’s home opener Thursday against the Colorado Avalanche. And in winning...
Via The 6th Sens
October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Shake It Off Ottawa

It’s just one game, right? Far too early to worry. Free Patrick Wiercioch. It’s just one game. *Closes eyes and takes a deep breath.* It’s just one game, although you wouldn’t know it based upon some of the post-game reactions that ensued following the Senators’ 3-2 loss to the Nashville Predators. Even though it was the Senators’ regular season opener, last night...
Via The 6th Sens
October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

The complications of being a Sens fan: Your Guide to the 2014/15 Season

Put this one in the “Good Omen” folder RT @girlymedic31979: Mother Nature telling us its going to be a great season!! pic.twitter.com/2453ViMHOF — Ottawa Senators (@Senators) October 8, 2014 The dawn of the 2014/15 Senators season is here and for better or worse, this is our team. Gone are the free spending days when ownership would host a free concert and spend up to the...
Via The 6th Sens
October 09, 2014  |  Discuss

A Thought on Power Play Units

From Senators practice today: Ryan is working on a pp unit with Michalek and Zibanejad, but before you think that could be No. 1 combo, Karlsson is on the other pp #sens — Don Brennan (@SunDoniB) October 1, 2014 On the Karlsson pp unit is Turris (at the point), MacArthur, Legwand and Stone #sens — Don Brennan (@SunDoniB) October 1, 2014 Interesting pp combinations … Turris...
Via The 6th Sens
October 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Prospecting with Pronman: Senators have 23rd Best Prospects in NHL

Following up on the heels of Monday’s release of the top 100 drafted NHL prospects, ESPN Insider’s (note: paywall) Corey Pronman has revealed his organizational rankings to reveal which teams have the best pipelines of prospects. The results are not flattering to the Ottawa Senators who slotted 23rd out of the NHL’s 30 teams. As I expanded upon in my coverage of Pronman’s...
Via The 6th Sens
August 14, 2014  |  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...
Via Puckrant.com
April 16, 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...
Via The 6th Sens
April 06, 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: http://livetv.sx/en/eventinfo/195612_ottawa_nashville/ Listen Online SEASON SERIES This is the first of two regular season meetings...
Via Fang Faction
January 11, 2014  |  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...
Via Universal Takeover Sports Network
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...
Via NESN.com
December 28, 2013  |  Discuss
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