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Pierre Dorion Speaks: Hammond, Condra, RFAs, Getting a Top Six Forward or Top Four D-Man in the Draft

After inking Andrew Hammond to a new three-year extension worth an average annual value of $1.35 million per season, Senators assistant general manager Pierre Dorion made an appearance on TSN 1200’s ‘The Drive’ yesterday afternoon to provide some insight on the deal and offer comments on other important issues that will be part of this summer’s agenda. To listen to interview...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Breaking: Andrew Hammond Signs Three-Year Extension

Once Pierre Dorion returned from the World Championships in the Czech Republic, it did not take him long to iron out the wrinkles in the contract negotiations with Andrew Hammond. This morning Hammond agreed to a three-year extension that carries an escalating salary each season. Hammond will earn $1.2 million before earning $1.35 million and $1.5 million in the remaining two years...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Melnyk Undergoes Successful Liver Transplant Surgery

  OTTAWA, CANADA – JANUARY 21: Owner, governor and chairman Eugene Melnyk (L) of the Ottawa Senators stands next to double-lung transplant receipent Helene Campbell (R) during the home opener prior to the ceremonial puck drop against the Florida Panthers at Scotiabank Place on January 21, 2013 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Jana Chytilova/Freestyle Photography/Getty Images...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

New Senators Assistant Coach? André Tourigny Quits the Avalanche

DENVER, CO – SEPTEMBER 20: (L-R) Assistant coach Andre Tourigny and head coach Patrick Roy of the Colorado Avalanche talk as they face the Los Angeles Kings during their preseason game at the Pepsi Center on September 20, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. The Avalanche defeated the Kings 4-3 in overtime. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images) According to a report out of Colorado, Avalanche...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Senators Owner Eugene Melnyk in Need of Liver Transplant

OTTAWA – OCTOBER 8: Ottawa Senators team owner Eugene Melnyk attends an event before the home opener against the New York Islanders at Scotiabank Place on October 8, 2009 in Ottawa, Canada. The Ottawa Senators defeated the New York Islanders 3-2 in overtime. (Photo by Phillip MacCallum/Getty Images) After months in which he has been uncharacteristically out of the public eye,...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Giving Up on Lehner

BUFFALO, NY – OCTOBER 04: Robin Lehner #40 of the Ottawa Senators warms up to play the Buffalo Sabres at First Niagara Center on October 4, 2013 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Jen Fuller/Getty Images) Considering all of the attention that Ottawa’s goaltending dilemma is going to generate this summer, I feel that maybe it’s time to look at the body of work of the one goaltender...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Agent: Mikael Wikstrand Likely to Come to North America Next Season

PITTSBURGH, PA – JUNE 23: Mikael Wikstrand, 196th overall pick by the Ottawa Senators, poses for a portrait during Day Two of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft at Consol Energy Center on June 23, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images) In an interview on TSN 1200 this afternoon to discuss his client, Matt O’Connor, and his decision to sign with the Ottawa...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Thoughts on @FriedgeHNIC’s Thoughts

In the wake of Matt O’Connor’s decision to sign with the Ottawa Senators, you just knew there were going to be some juicy morsels of information contained within Elliotte Friedman’s latest ’30 Thoughts’ column and Friedman did not disappoint. There were four Senators-related thoughts that appeared within the column, so let’s just get right to them. 5. Paul MacLean is...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Looking at Ottawa’s Defense

At the team’s end of season press conference two seasons ago, hot on the heels of the Sens’ playoff rollercoaster ride that started with triumph over the Habs and ended with a crushing defeat at the hands of the Penguins, Bryan Murray boldly declared that he would be looking to add a top six forward with a bit of experience to the lineup. Murray’s position seemed somewhat justified...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Senators Win the Matt O’Connor Sweepstakes

BOSTON, MA – FEBRUARY 23: Matt O’Connor #29 of the Boston University Terriers looks on during the third period against the Northeastern Huskies during the 2015 Beanpot Tournament Championship game at TD Garden on February 23, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images) After months of pursuit, the Senators have delivered their first exciting news of the...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Would You Like Some Fries With That? Senators Negotiating with the Hamburglar

at Madison Square Garden on April 9, 2015 in New York City. The Senators shut out the Rangers 3-0. In his end of the season media availability, Bryan Murray acknowledged that the organization would make an offer to impending UFA goaltender and story of the season, Andrew Hammond. “Andrew Hammond is unrestricted and we will make an offer to him. We will see if he’s interested...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Bryan Murray Speaks: One-on-One Interview with Ian Mendes

On the same day that he gave his end of the season synopsis of the Senators season, Senators general manager gave Ian Mendes an exclusive eight-minute one-on-one interview that ran on TSN 1200. Some of the interview rehashed on some of the topics from that morning’s presser, but there were also some great nuggets of information that weren’t discussed like Ottawa’s interest...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Bryan Murray Speaks: End of Season Synopsis

  One day after the players conducted their last media availabilities of the season before cleaning out their respective lockers, Senators general manager Bryan Murray addressed the media yesterday to share his thoughts on the Senators’ 2014-15 season and shed some light on what is ahead for the organization this offseason. Murray started his media availability with a pretty...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Eulogizing the 2014-15 Ottawa Senators

It happened again. Since reaching the 2007 Stanley Cup Final, the Senators are out of the playoffs before the start of the second round. It is the seventh time it has happened in the past eight years. Had you told me before the start of the season that the Senators were to endure another season in which they would clinch a wild card position only to be ousted in the first round,...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Patrick Wiercioch Named to Canadian World Championship Team

Much to Don Brennan’s disappointment, Mark Borowiecki and Cody Ceci were not invited to be a part of Canada’s entry into this year’s World Championships. That honour belongs to Patrick Wiercioch instead. Not bad for a player that Senators management tried all year to trade. Wiercioch was 5 minutes from being dealt at deadline. Other team involved never called back becuz they...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Erik Karlsson Nominated for the Norris Trophy

LAS VEGAS, NV – JUNE 20: Erik Karlsson of the Ottawa Senators speaks after winning the James Norris Memorial Trophy during the 2012 NHL Awards at the Encore Theater at the Wynn Las Vegas on June 20, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images) In a not-so-shocking development, the NHL has announced that Erik Karlsson is one of its three finalists for the league’s...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Senators Make A Promise to BU’s Matt O’Connor

BOSTON, MA – FEBRUARY 23: Matt O’Connor #29 of the Boston University Terriers looks on during the third period against the Northeastern Huskies during the 2015 Beanpot Tournament Championship game at TD Garden on February 23, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images) Back when I was in elementary school, I was approached during a recess by a girl who...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Stone Earns Calder Nod

PHILADELPHIA, PA – APRIL 11: Mark Stone #61 of the Ottawa Senators celebrates his first period goal with teammate Erik Karlsson #65 during a game against the Philadelphia Flyers at Wells Fargo Center on April 11, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images) Mark Stone is going to Las Vegas. Yesterday the NHL announced that Stone will be attending the...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Hoffman, the “Defensive Liability”

COLUMBUS, OH – JANUARY 24: Remember when Bobby Ryan #6 of the Ottawa Senators and Mike Hoffman #68 of the Ottawa Senators used to play together? (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images) If there one recurring complaint concerning Dave Cameron’s coaching decisions down the stretch, it involves his decision to diminish Mike Hoffman’s role by relegating him to the fourth line. In case...
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April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Chris Wideman Set to Become a Group VI UFA on July 1st

MONTREAL, QC – SEPTEMBER 26: Alex Galchenyuk #27 of the Montreal Canadiens checks Chris Wideman #45 of the Ottawa Senators during an NHL preseason game at the Bell Centre on September 26, 2013 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images) A good reader on Twitter pointed out to me that NHLNumbers.com‘s Senators page indicates that Ottawa Senators prospect...
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April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Chris Phillips to Have Back Surgery

OTTAWA, ON – OCTOBER 25: Chris Phillips #4 of the Ottawa Senators skates with the puck against the New Jersey Devils during an NHL game at Canadian Tire Centre on October 25, 2014 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Jana Chytilova/Freestyle Photography/Getty Images)   Addressing the media on the team’s off-day, Dave Cameron dropped an interesting nugget of information pertaining...
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April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

‘Young and Hungry’ Step Aside for Older and Experienced

  MONTREAL, CANADA – MAY 9: Tomas Plekanec #14 of the Montreal Canadiens fires the puck against Craig Anderson #41 of the Ottawa Senators in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Bell Centre on May 9, 2013 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Francois Laplante/Freestyle Photo/Getty Images) Andrew Hammond’s 20-1...
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April 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Edmonton Oilers Win Draft Lottery, What Now?

  Congratulations Connor McDavid, you’re about to be an Edmonton Oiler. Cheer up, will you? For the fourth time in six years, the ping pong balls went the Oilers’ way and they won the right to make the first overall selection at this year’s NHL Draft on June 26th. What does this mean for the Ottawa Senators? First of all, it’s fantastic to see McDavid land outside the...
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April 18, 2015  |  Discuss

The 0-2 Hole

You never want to be fall behind and be in an 0-2 hole. In baseball, the statistical probability of successfully getting on base or delivering a hit is significantly smaller than when the batter gets ahead in the count and for the Ottawa Senators, they have never won a playoff series in the eight instances in which they have fallen behind two games to none. I was convinced the...
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April 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Subban Avoids a Suspension and a Thursday Mix Bag

Five minutes, a game misconduct and playing for the Habs is apparently punishment enough. At least that’s the message being conveyed by the NHL whose head of discipline (and former Montreal Canadiens defenceman for the tinfoil crowd out there), Stephane Quintal, determined that P.K. Subban will not face supplementary discipline for his malicious slash to the Senators’ Mark...
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April 16, 2015  |  Discuss
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