Reflecting on Karlsson and Cameron’s Post-Game Comments and Other News and Notes

Rather than dwell on the result following Ottawa’s 3-2 loss to the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday night, the gnawing post-game comments made by Erik Karlsson and head coach Dave Cameron that have needled this fan base. In addressing how his Senators squandered an opportunity to grab two points against an inferior Buffalo team, Karlsson disparaged the team’s performance by implying...
Via The 6th Sens
9 days ago  |  Discuss

WOWY: Looking at Ottawa’s Blue Line

As a long-time visitor of the site and a user of the ‘With or Without You’ (WOWY) tool,  I’ve always been particularly interested in the effects on a hockey club when a player is on or off the ice from another teammate (or teammates, if you’re using‘s ‘Super WOWY’ tool) and whether the numbers aligned with public perceptions...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Stuff: Prospecting with Pronman, Karlsson to ASG, Dizzy Waived, Another Phillips Photo

With the conclusion of the 2016 World Junior Hockey Championship yesterday, ESPN Insider’s Corey Pronman published his assessment and analysis of the biggest standouts, surprises and disappointments of the tournament. Although no Senators prospect was listed amongst the standouts, two of their prospects were listed as surprises. Echoing Senators assistant general manager Pierre...
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January 06, 2016  |  Discuss

As the Losses Mount, So Does the Pressure on Dave Cameron

OTTAWA, ON – DECEMBER 3: Head coach Dave Cameron of the Ottawa Senators takes to his players during a time-out against the Chicago Blackhawks in an NHL game at Canadian Tire Centre on December 3, 2015 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Jana Chytilova/Freestyle Photography/Getty Images) If anyone is analyzing Ottawa’s struggles, it’s impossible to discuss their current state...
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January 04, 2016  |  Discuss

New Ways to Visualize Shot Suppression

Matt Cane, an analytical hockey writer who publishes his work on a number of different platforms like Hockey Prospectus, Hockey Plus Plus and Hockey Graphs published a series of tweets last night that used data visuals to highlight some data that he has been capturing and working with. Essentially he is using an X-Y graph to plot how often NHL defencemen give up shot attempts...
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December 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Senators-Coyotes Preview

Following an impressive win at Western Conference-leading Dallas, Ottawa coach Dave Cameron hoped the current road swing would become one the Senators could build upon. Ottawa may have to figure out a way to contain Mikkel Boedker to sweep the three-game trip and extend its win streak to five Saturday night against the Arizona Coyotes. The Senators (12-5-5) had difficulty coming...
Via AP on Fox
November 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Pierre Dorion Speaks: Team’s Recent Success, JGP, Prince, Pleased with Performance

With his Senators set to take on the Arizona Coyotes tomorrow night in Glendale, Senators assistant general manager Pierre Dorion met with the media for a few minutes to discuss the current state of affairs for the team. To listen to the short four-minute interview, you can stream it using the media player that adorns the top of this post. You can find the transcript below. As always...
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November 27, 2015  |  Discuss

PDOing to the Top: Sens Need to Combat Regression in SH% and SV%

At some point in your life, assuming it hasn’t happened already, you’re inevitably going to know someone who’s dating someone outside their league. You talk about it with your friends. You admire it and joke about it saying things like, “It has to end at some point, right? Right?!” Looking at the NHL standings, the Ottawa Senators are dating outside of their league. With...
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November 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Goaltender controversy heats up as Avalanche fall 5-3 to Ottawa

  WHERE/WHEN November 25, 2015 Game 22r Pepsi Center Denver, CO HIGHLIGHTS The Colorado Avalanche rolled back into Denver after an exhausting seven-game, 15-day road trip that saw them pick up a little momentum on the season and maybe get things rolling in the right direction. Coming out with a little jump early wasn’t enough, however, to stop the visiting Ottawa Senators from...
Via BSN Denver
November 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Prince scores first 2 NHL goals, Senators top Avalanche 5-3

DENVER (AP) Shane Prince had two goals and an assist for his first NHL points, and the Ottawa Senators held on to beat the Colorado Avalanche 5-3 Wednesday night. Zack Smith, Kyle Turris and Mika Zibanejad each had a goal and an assist for Ottawa, which has won four straight. Craig Anderson made 19 of his 39 saves in the third period when the Avalanche tried to overcome a three...
Via AP on Fox
November 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Bryan Murray Speaks: Puempel’s Demotion, Hoffman’s Stock Improving, Confidence in Bottom-4 D

  With his Ottawa Senators slated to open their regular season tomorrow night in Buffalo versus Robin Lehner and his Sabres, Senators GM Bryan Murray did an exclusive interview with TSN 1200‘s Ian Mendes to break down all the latest camp happenings. Although there was talk of players being in great shape, coupled with the fact that perhaps with the exception of a Thomas Chabot...
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October 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Bryan Murray Not Closing the Door on a Return, Shane Prince Requires Waivers and Other Happenings

OTTAWA, ON – DECEMBER 4: Bryan Murray, President of Hockey Operations, General Manager & Alternate Governor of the Ottawa Senators arrives at the arena prior to an NHL game against the New York Islanders at Canadian Tire Centre on December 4, 2014 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Jana Chytilova/Freestyle Photography/Getty Images) Even though he is battling stage-four...
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September 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Pierre Dorion Speaks: Rookie Camp,

Like his counterpart Randy Lee, Ottawa’s other assistant general manager, Pierre Dorion was interviewed on TSN 1200 yesterday morning to discuss rookie camp and the prospects who will be participating in this weekend’s rookie tournament that features representation from the Senators, Maple Leafs, Canadiens and Penguins. To listen to the full audio, it’s available via the embedded...
Via The 6th Sens
September 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Prospecting with Pronman: Senators’ Top 10 Prospects List

The “two weeks of Corey” has concluded with ESPN Insider Corey Pronman fortuitously releasing (note: paywall) each Atlantic Division team’s top ten prospects in the first day of his four-part series. Although Pronman ranked the Senators as having the 23rd-best system in the NHL, he consistently pushed the notion that Ottawa’s system is “somewhat thin, in terms of top-end...
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August 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Pierre Dorion Speaks: Late on This, But You’ll Still Read It

Senators assistant GM Pierre Dorion was on the radio last week, but since I was off on an east coast road trip that lasted until Tuesday night, I figured I may as well get around to posting a transcript of his appearance on TSN 1200’s ‘In the Box’ since much of the information is still relatively fresh and pertinent. To listen to the full interview, simply scroll down to the...
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July 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Shane Prince Re-Signs

The beautiful thing about technology in the year 2015 is that I can seamlessly pen blog articles from the comfort of a backseat as a few friends and I drive to the east coast. As the headline of this article states, the Senators have re-signed Shane Prince to a one-year, two-way contract that will pay him an NHL salary of $700,000 or $120,000 if he plays in Binghamton. Blogging from...
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July 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Bryan Murray Speaks: Thrown Hamburgers, Injuries, Vindication for Not Spending

Speaking for the first time since the GM’s meetings down in Boca Raton, Senators general manager Bryan Murray made an appearance on tonight’s pre-game show. The first few minutes of the interview delved into Murray being honoured by his colleagues at the meeting and the prospective rule changes that the league is considering rolling out next season, but eventually, the interview...
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March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Puemp It Up: Matt Puempel Recalled by Senators

  In the stretch of the season where Ottawa’s rewarding its prospects with looks at the NHL, the Senators announced yesterday that Matt Puempel has been recalled from Binghamton. No corresponding move was announced at the time, but it implicitly suggested that Shane Prince would be take a sweet limousine ride all the way back to Binghamton. News of Prince’s demotion eventually...
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February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Pageau Demoted and Shane Prince to Make NHL Debut Monday

OTTAWA, ON – JANUARY 21: Jean-Gabriel Pageau #44 of the Ottawa Senators skates against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Canadian Tire Centre on January 21, 2015 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Jana Chytilova/Freestyle Photography/Getty Images)   Demoted in the aftermath of yesterday afternoon’s 7-2 win over the Edmonton Oilers, it was not really clear if Jean-Gabriel Pageau’s...
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February 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Randy Lee Speaks: Binghamton, Prospects, NHL Trade Deadline

Missed an opportunity to post this yesterday, but Senators assistant general manager Randy Lee made an appearance on TSN 1200‘s ‘In the Box’ to promote the Binghamton Senators’ game at the Canadian Tire Centre on Sunday, February 15th at 3:00 pm. You can listen to the full interview here or by streaming the embedded audio at the bottom of this post. As always, my thoughts...
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February 08, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
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January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Puck Dumps 12/1/14

What everyone is talking aboutIt’s the beginning of the month and the beginning of the week, which means we need to assess where things stand. Sports Illustrated says there is a scramble for the top, but ESPN seems to think the Predators are pretty clearly on top. ScoreboardDetroit 5, Vancouver 3 – Well, that’s it. That’s the only game. Just the Red Wings figuring out how...
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December 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Pierre Dorion Speaks: 30 Minute Interview on Prospects

If you’re a prospect porn indulging Senators fan who wants to hear the latest rumblings and notes from Senators assistant general Pierre Dorion then I have got the interview transcript for you. Making an appearance on Sirius XM‘s ‘Hockey Prospects’ show featuring Shane Malloy and Russ Cohen, Dorion was interviewed for half an hour and left no (Mark) Stone unturned. Okay...
Via The 6th Sens
November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Senators beat Maple Leafs 4-3 in shootout

TORONTO (AP) Milan Michalek scored the winning shootout goal in the Ottawa Senators' 4-3 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday night in a split-squad exhibition game. Shane Prince, Alex Chiasson and Ryan Dzingel scored in regulation for Ottawa, and Robin Lehner made 24 saves. Nazem Kadri, Jake Gardiner and James van Riemsdyk scored for Toronto. James Reimer stopped all...
Via AP on Fox
September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Prospecting with Pronman: Senators Top 10 Prospects Revealed

Yesterday was a crazy day filled with significant Senators related news items, so I didn’t have a chance to discuss ESPN Insider‘s Corey Pronman unveiling (note: paywall) his list of the top ten Senators prospects separately until today. We already know that the recent graduation of prospects like Robin Lehner and Cody Ceci, as well as the Senators trading Stefan Noesen and...
Via The 6th Sens
August 20, 2014  |  Discuss
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