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Big new roles for Ottawa Senators' Kyle Turris

Around mid-September Kyle Turris is set to tackle a couple of heavy new responsibilities. He and wife Julie will become first-time parents, and he will report to his first NHL camp as a No. 1 centre. The latter could change, of course, if the Senators somehow manage to swing a trade for a prolific middle man between now and then. But as it stands, Turris is the primary candidate...
Via Pro Sports Daily
13 hours ago  |  1 Comment

Kyle Turris Prepared To Be The #1 Center In Ottawa

from Don Brennan of the Ottawa Sun, "I definitely think I've learned a lot over the past two years from those experiences, from being put into that role when Spezz was hurt, and seeing how hard the matchup is," Turris said Friday before teeing off at the Royal Ottawa. "I just tried to take that mentality and put it into the role I had this past year. ...
Via Kukla's Korner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Senators re-sign forward Derek Grant to a one-year, two-way contract

The Ottawa Senators (@Senators) announced today that the club has re-signed forward Derek Grant to a one-year, two-way contract. Grant, 24, played in a career-high 20 National Hockey League games in 2013-14, recording two assists, including his first NHL point. He played in 46 games with Ottawa’s American Hockey League affiliate, the Binghamton Senators, scoring 12 goals and 10...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Derek Grant Signs One-Year, Two-Way Extension

Derek Grant is one of my favorite unheralded prospects on the Ottawa Senators and today, it was announced that he had been re-signed by the organization to a one-year, two-way deal that will pay him a $700,000 salary in the NHL and an $85,000 AHL salary. Grant, who had filed for arbitration, nets a $20,000 AHL raise and a $40,000 raise should he crack the parent club. Based on Ottawa’s...
Via The 6th Sens
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Senators GM Bryan Murray Diagnosed with Cancer

It’s a sad day for the Ottowa Senators as they announce that Bryan Murray, their General Manager as well as the President of Hockey Operations, has been diagnosed with cancer. The Senators released the following statement: “Mr. Murray is undergoing further testing and will begin treatment immediately for this condition as prescribed by the team’s doctors in collaboration with...
Via Tha Sports Junkies 101
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Senators GM Murray diagnosed with cancer

Ottawa Senators general manager and president of hockey operations Bryan Murray has been diagnosed with cancer. The team confirmed the diagnosis Monday in a statement on its website. “Mr. Murray is undergoing further testing and will begin treatment immediately for this condition as prescribed by the team’s doctors in collaboration with specialists,” the statement read. ...
Via Pro Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Ottawa Senators Announce GM Bryan Murray Has Cancer

The Ottawa Senators’ busy offseason took a sad turn on Monday afternoon. The Senators announced that general manager Bryan Murray has been recently diagnosed with cancer. The Senators didn’t offer any information as to what type of cancer Murray is dealing with, and it’s unclear how much time Murray may have to miss. The team did announce, however, that assistant general managers...
Via NESN.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Senators Release Statement on Bryan Murray’s Health

  Out of respect for Bryan Murray and his family’s right to privacy, I did not want to publish anything after the Toronto Sun‘s Steve Simmons’ published a small note in his latest Sunday column that alluded to the general manager’s health. “Best wishes to Bryan Murray who’s struggling with some health issues.” Without knowing whether Murray gave Simmons his blessing...
Via The 6th Sens
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Bryan Murray Fighting Cancer

OTTAWA - The Ottawa Senators announced today that General Manager and President of Hockey Operations Bryan Murray has been recently diagnosed with cancer. The Senators organization issued the following statement: “Mr. Murray is undergoing further testing and will begin treatment immediately for this condition as prescribed by the team’s doctors in collaboration with specialists...
Via Kukla's Korner
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Senators winger Shane Prince knows he could be traded

The recently added Twitter photo of Shane Prince shows the former 67's star playing a game, not in Ottawa, Binghamton or on any other ice surface but at a popular U.S. entertainment centre/pizza house popular with children. Oh, did we mention it's an arcade game? "That picture was in Binghamton," Prince said Sunday. "Me and (teammate Cody Ceci) were bored...
Via Pro Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Legwand sees himself as Ottawa’s second line center

When David Legwand signed with the Ottawa Senators it was the classic case of a team filling a desperate need. Now Legwand hopes he can help help fill some big shoes. Legwand spoke with Chris Lund of the Senators website and outlined what he thinks he can do for Ottawa. “I think I can take up the second line center spot and play good minutes for the team and help out in all areas...
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Sens camp helping prospect Ben Harpur prepare for world junior tryout

Ben Harpur still has no control of the grin that spreads across his face when asked about being selected to Team Canada's world junior camp this summer. The 19-year-old Ottawa Senators prospect was floored when he got the call that Hockey Canada wanted to have a closer look at him and the thrill hasn't worn off. "I got the call on Saturday, they told me I was going...
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Senators Bobby Ryan “Chirps” New Teammate David Legwand

The Ottawa Senators acquired C David Legwand today. Apparently Sens forward Bobby Ryan has a good memory. Ryan welcomed Legwand to the organization by chirping the former Nashville Predator about a play that happened over three years ago. Well now.. This is awkward!!! Welcome to the team David! #wewonttalkaboutit pic.twitter.com/sBkfLSzHoA — Bobby Ryan (@b_ryan9) July 4, 2014...
Via The Sideline
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Farewell, David Legwand: short-time Wing signs with Ottawa

Between uploading the audio from today's summer camp session and stopping to watch an F-22 from my hotel room window (pretty cool stuff), I missed this, per TSN: The Ottawa Senators signed centre David Legwand to a two-year contract on Friday. According to TSN's Aaron Ward the deal is worth $6 million over the two years. Legwand was traded to the Detroit Red...
Via Kukla's Korner
8 days ago  |  Discuss

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
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark Stone embraces challenge of winning spot on Sens' crowded right wing

Talk confidently and carry a big stick. That’s Mark Stone’s operating philosophy to earning a full time right wing spot with the Ottawa Senators. “I feel like I need to dominate when I’m out on the ice and show I can play at the next level,” Stone said about taking part in his fifth development camp this week with the Senators. “When it comes right down to it, if people...
Via Pro Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Chiasson ready for pressure after trade to Senators

Alex Chiasson is going to play under a microscope this season. That's what happens when you're the key piece in a trade that involves a franchise player. The 23-year-old right wing was acquired by the Ottawa Senators from the Dallas Stars on Tuesday morning in the trade that sent Ottawa captain Jason Spezza to Dallas. Spezza was the No. 2 selection at the 2001 NHL Draft...
Via Pro Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Senators Interested in Vincent Lecavalier?

After making it be known that they are looking to trade for another center in the wake of the club’s decision to trade Jason Spezza, rumours out of Philadelphia indicate that the Philadelphia Flyers have talked to the Ottawa Senators about a trade involving Vincent Lecavalier. Yes, one season removed from being bought out by the Tampa Bay Lightning, the Flyers may already prepared...
Via The 6th Sens
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Senators re-sign forward David Dziurzynski to a two-year, two-way contract

The Ottawa Senators announced today that the club has re-signed forward David Dziurzynski to a two-year, two-way contract. Dziurzynski, 24, played in 68 games with the American Hockey League’s Binghamton Senators this season, scoring a career-high 13 goals while adding 12 assists. The 6-3, 215-pound forward also recorded 91 penalty minutes. He played in all four of Binghamton’s...
Via Pro Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

C.R.E.A.M

The Ottawa Senators will spend when the time is right. If you’ve followed the Ottawa Senators of the past two seasons, you’ve no doubt been assured this by ownership and management alike. You’ve been warned frivolous spending does not build contenders, but rather smart spending. Senators owner and horse enthusiast Eugene Melnyk has referenced the deadline acquisition of forward...
Via The 6th Sens
9 days ago  |  Discuss

The Problem Isn’t the Internal Budget, It’s the Senators’ Philosophy

When it comes to getting under the skin of Ottawa Senators fans, there’s a few guaranteed ways to do it: 1) wear a Maple Leafs jersey to a Senators game at the Canadian Tire Centre that doesn’t involve Toronto; 2) reference Patrick Lalime’s save percentage in series clinching games; 3) bring up John Muckler’s draft record; 4) mention how your adductor muscle has been bothering...
Via The 6th Sens
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Spezza thrilled about trade to Dallas

FRISCO, Texas - It wasn't an easy decision, but Jason Spezza decided to leave the only NHL club he'd ever played for, the Ottawa Senators. And on Tuesday morning, the veteran center was traded to the Dallas Stars, and he couldn't be happier. "Yeah, I'm thrilled. I'm very excited. Dallas is a team that from the get go I thought would be a good fit for me,...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Senators Re-Sign Michalek: 3-years, $4M per season

Having missed out on signing Benoit Pouliot, who ultimately signed a five-year deal worth $4 million per season with Edmonton, the Senators announced that Milan Michalek was re-signed. Milan Michalek has agreed to a three-year extension at $4 million per-season. #Sens — Bruce Garrioch (@SunGarrioch) July 1, 2014 I’ve already made my feelings on Michalek be known. Here’s a snippet...
Via The 6th Sens
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Stars Get Loaded, Add Hemsky by   Colin Fitts

There is going to be serious competition in the Central Division this year as the Dallas Stars are looking like a stronger team already. Not only did they acquire Jason Spezza earlier today through trade, they have signed Ales Hemsky as well. Hemsky will make $4 million the next 3 years in Dallas. The 30-year old right winger played 75 [...]
Via The Hockey House
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Jason Spezza traded to Dallas Stars

After nixing a trade to Nashville, Jason Spezza has been successfully dealt to the Dallas Stars. (Tony Gutierrez/AP) The Vancouver Canucks dealt Ryan Kesler to the Anaheim Ducks four days ago at the NHL Draft. Now the other premier center on the trade market, Jason Spezza, has found a new home. According to TSN insider Bob McKenzie, the Dallas Stars have acquired Spezza and Ludwig...
Via Around The Rink
11 days ago  |  Discuss
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