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Pierre Dorion Speaks: Post-Draft Analysis on TSN 1200

From the NHL Draft in Buffalo, Senators general manager Pierre Dorion joined TSN 1200 to discuss the team’s selections and describe running the floor for the first time as the GM. If you’re interested in listening to the full interview, you can scroll to the bottom of this post where you can access it via the embedded media player. As always, my thoughts are in bold. On Dorion...
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June 27, 2016  |  Discuss

The 6th Sens Podcast: Episode 6 ft. @GrantMcCagg

With last weekend’s 2016 NHL Draft now in the rearview, I was joined by McKeen‘s chief amateur hockey scout Grant McCagg on this episode of The 6th Sens Podcast. McCagg’s interview begins at around the 28:00 minute mark of the podcast where he provided his insights on the draft, his assessment and analysis of the Senators’ selections and the draft’s winners and...
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June 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Looking at the Ottawa Senators’ 2016 NHL Draft

BUFFALO, NY – JUNE 24: Logan Brown celebrates with the Ottawa Senators after being selected 11th overall during round one of the 2016 NHL Draft on June 24, 2016 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) When the Ottawa Senators arrived at the 2016 NHL Draft in Buffalo, New York this past weekend, they came with six draft picks but left with five and some smiles...
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June 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Guest Post: @Red_Vikreig Previews the 2016 NHL Draft for Ottawa

Ed. note: The following piece has been written by Craig Smith (@Red_Vikreig) who’s an OHL and QMJHL prospect analyst for Hockey Prospectus. Craig was kind enough to pen his analysis of the first round leading up to the Ottawa Senators’ 12th overall selection – including analysis of a few value selections who may be available to the Senators in the second round. If you’re...
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June 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Pierre Dorion Speaks: ‘In the Box’ on TSN 1200

Shortly after conducting his pre-draft media availability, Senators general manager Pierre Dorion jumped on ‘In the Box’ to talk to Lee Versage and Todd White about this weekend’s NHL Draft. A lot of the topics were rehashed from the media availability, which you can read here, but there were some wrinkles worth covering. To listen to the full interview, you can scroll down...
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June 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Pierre Dorion Speaks: Pre-draft media scrum

Prior to leaving for this weekend’s NHL Draft in Buffalo, New York, Senators general manager Pierre Dorion held court with the local media and gave the cliched answers that accompany the occasion. Like any other year, the Senators have interest in moving up in the draft, but if they don’t, they’re comfortable with the 12th overall selection and the kind of prospect that will...
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June 21, 2016  |  Discuss

The 6th Sens Podcast: Episode 5 ft. @FriedgeHNIC

On Friday afternoon, I had the unique opportunity to interview Sportnet‘s Elliotte Friedman for the latest episode of The 6th Sens Podcast. Friedman raised some eyebrows around the nation’s capital when he linked the Ottawa Senators to relocation in his latest ’30 Thoughts’ column: 26. Where does that leave Quebec City? One week ago, Brian Mulroney, Chairman of Quebecor’s...
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June 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Senators Front Office Revamp Continues: Hire Kristopher Young, Reassign Tim Pattyson

In the latest in a series of moves that have helped reshape the Ottawa Senators’ front office and coaching staffs, the Senators announced that Kristopher Young will be their new video coach. The 40-year old had previously worked with Guy Boucher in the AHL during the Hamilton Bulldogs’ 2009-10 season. Young served as the team’s video coach from 2006 to 2010 before moving...
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June 19, 2016  |  Discuss

NCC Board Meeting Next Week to Reveal Status of LeBreton Flats Negotiations

For the first time since April 28th, residents of the City of Ottawa will finally get an update on the status of the LeBreton Flats redevelopment contract negotiations between the NCC and the Rendezvous LeBreton group when the NCC board convenes Tuesday, June 28th for its next meeting. As Don Butler outlined for the Ottawa Citizen, the rumours are swirling regarding the state of...
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June 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Senators Re-Sign Alfie as Sr. Advisor of Hockey Ops

OTTAWA, ON – DECEMBER 4: Daniel Alfredsson (L) and Erik Karlsson (R) of the Ottawa Senators arrive prior to an NHL game against the New York Islanders at Canadian Tire Centre on May 20, 2010 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Jana Chytilova/Freestyle Photography/Getty Images) A few days removed from the awarding of the Stanley Cup, hockey starved Senators fans will take whatever...
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June 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Thoughts on Thoughts: Friedman Links Senators to Relocation

OTTAWA, ON – JUNE 20: Owner of the Ottawa Senators Eugene Melnyk photographed during the 2008 NHL Entry Draft at Scotiabank Place on June 20, 2008 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) Saturday, June 11th was turning out to be a quiet day for Senators news until Elliotte Friedman broke that silence by publishing his latest ’30 Thoughts’ column....
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June 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Randy Lee Speaks: Kleinendorst Hiring, Development Camp

Following the organization’s announcement that Kurt Kleinendorst has re-joined the organization as Binghamton’s next head coach, Senators assistant general manager Randy Lee joined TSN 1200’s ‘The Drive’ to discuss the latest happenings with the Ottawa Senators. To listen to the full interview, you can stream it via the embedded media player at the bottom of this post...
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June 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Senators Announce Kurt Kleinendorst Returns as B-Sens Head Coach

With a number of coaching vacancies to fill this offseason, the Senators crossed one off their list by announcing today that Kurt Kleinendorst would be returning to the organization as Binghamton’s next head coach. The short history lesson is that Kleinendorst won the Calder Cup in his first season as Binghamton’s head coach. Coupled with having success as the head coach of...
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June 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Pierre Dorion Speaks: Draft Combine, Draft, Chiasson, Coaching Staff

Senators general manager Pierre Dorion is in Buffalo for this week’s NHL Draft combine, where he’ll get one of his last chances to evaluate this year’s crop of NHL prospects first-hand before the NHL Draft on June 24th and 25th. Like every year, Pierre Dorion jumped on TSN 1200’s ‘The Drive’ to discuss how the combine’s process works and what his amateur scouts or...
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June 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Alex Chiasson’s Agent Expects His Client to be Moved

CALGARY, CANADA – FEBRUARY 27: Alex Chiasson #90 of the Ottawa Senators goes after the puck during their NHL game against Mark Giordano #5 of the Calgary Flames at the Scotiabank Saddledome on February 27, 2016 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images) In an interview with The Hockey News’ Dhiren Mahiban, Alex Chiasson’s agent, Kent Hughes, expressed...
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May 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Senators Agree to Terms with Tom Pyatt

NEWARK, NJ – FEBRUARY 07: Tom Pyatt #11 of the Tampa Bay Lightning in action against the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center on February 7, 2013 in Newark, New Jersey. The Devils defeated the Lightning 4-2. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) This afternoon, the Ottawa Senators announced a signing to address the lack of veteran depth at the AHL level by inking Tom Pyatt...
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May 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Object of Offseason Affection: Brian Campbell

PHILADELPHIA, PA – DECEMBER 18: Brian Campbell #51 of the Florida Panthers takes the puck in the second period against the Philadelphia Flyers on December 18, 2014 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) Since the regular season is over and those responsible for overseeing Ottawa’s dreadful performance have been thrown out back...
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May 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Chiming in on Boucher: journalists and Cory Conacher weigh in

Just like in the infancy of any relationship, Senators fans quickly became smitten with their favourite team’s new head coach, Guy Boucher. The man is a gifted communicator. He’s relatively young. He’s bilingual. He’s seen as a progressive innovator who has no qualms bridging traditional methods with analytical data. He brought the respected Marc Crawford into the fold as...
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May 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Pierre Dorion Speaks: Coaching Staff, NHL Draft, Prospects and Talking Trade

Now that his week has quieted down following Monday’s whirlwind press tour with Guy Boucher, Senators general manager Pierre Dorion jumped on TSN 1200’s ‘In the Box’ this morning for an interview with Steve Lloyd and Todd White. With the coaching hire out of the way, the bulk of the conversation was centered on the next steps for the Senators as they head into the offseason...
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May 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Boudreau Corroborates Dorion’s Story: no formal contract offered to him

BOSTON, MA – MAY 14: Head Coach Guy Boucher of the Tampa Bay Lightning looks on in Game One of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Boston Bruins during the 2011 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at TD Garden on May 14, 2011 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images) Usually when it comes to determining who the number one is in this city, fans are debating the merits...
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May 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Guy Boucher Speaks: Introductory Press Conference

  After doing a sweeping media tour this morning, Senators general manager Pierre Dorion and the new head coach Guy Boucher arrived at the Canadian Tire Centre to hold court with the media for Boucher’s introductory press conference. The 45-plus minute affair was incredibly long and to the benefit of the francophone journalists who cover this team, the Senators have a bilingual...
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May 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Guy Boucher Speaks: TSN 1200, CBC Radio, CFRA

In a sweeping media tour, Ottawa Senators general manager Pierre Dorion and his new head coach, Guy Boucher, made their media rounds this morning ahead of this afternoon’s introductory press conference. Dorion and Boucher’s joint interview on TSN 1200’s ‘TGOR’ lasted almost 20-minutes and there were a number of important details that the two discussed. For the purpose...
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May 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Marc Crawford to Join Guy Boucher’s Staff as an Associate Coach

VANCOUVER, CANADA – DECEMBER 19: Head Coach Marc Crawford of the Vancouver Canucks looks on from the bench area during their NHL game against the Los Angeles Kings at General Motors Place on December 19, 2005 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The Kings defeated the Canucks 4-3 in shootout overtime. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/Getty Images) In a segment during Saturday’s hockey...
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May 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Guy Boucher Hired Next Senators Head Coach

BOSTON, MA – MAY 14: Head Coach Guy Boucher of the Tampa Bay Lightning looks on in Game One of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Boston Bruins during the 2011 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at TD Garden on May 14, 2011 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images) After Bruce Boudreau spurned the Senators and elected to sign a four-year contract with the Minnesota...
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May 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Ottawa’s Coaching Search Takes a Wild Turn: Boudreau signs 4-year contract with Minnesota

PITTSBURGH, PA – OCTOBER 09: Head coach Bruce Boudreau of the Anaheim Ducks exhorts his team during a timeout during the season opener against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Consol Energy Center on October 9, 2014 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images) When news broke last night at around 9:00 pm last night that the Minnesota Wild had hired Bruce Boudreau...
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May 08, 2016  |  Discuss
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