OTTAWA SENATORS NEWS

Melnyk Horses Sell for in Excess of $5.2M

One month after his hockey club put its captain up for sale, the Ottawa Senators owner has sold 66 of his Winding Oaks Farm racing stable’s horses for more than $5.2 million. Melnyk released a statement in June indicating that he was retiring from the thoroughbred racing industry. According to Ocala.com correspondent Carlos E. Medina, the horses were sold on Monday at a public...
Via The 6th Sens
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Melnyk Speaks on BNN

Senators owner Eugene Melnyk appeared on the Canadian Business News Network (BNN) today to discuss the legitimacy and policing (or lack thereof) of corporate tax inversion strategies used by publicly traded companies. While the better part of the interview was spent characterizing his Valeant Pharmaceuticals Inc. (the new name of his former company Biovail Corp.) as a “house of...
Via The 6th Sens
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Senators Hockey Ops Loses Scout: The Exodus Begins?

“Not at all and just to clarify the way these things operate, we don’t lose people. We allow them to speak to other teams. Those are our choices. They are under our contracts, so if there are any changes at those levels, those changes are made by us and not at the discretion of the individuals that under contract. … I think we have a first class team and again, you don’t...
Via The 6th Sens
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Snoop Dogg Wears Erik Karlsson Jersey During Concert

It appears that Snoop Dogg knows a thing or two about hockey, or maybe he was just pandering to the crowd. Snoop wore an Ottawa Senators Erik Karlsson jersey during his concert, much to the delight of Sens fans. [@Senators] The post Snoop Dogg Wears Erik Karlsson Jersey During Concert appeared first on Diehardsport.
Via Diehardsport
8 days ago  |  Discuss

One-Liners

from Stan Fischler of The Fischler Report, * So the Senators believe they have a number one centre in Kyle Turris? If so, the Sens fans can also believe they'll finish in the cellar. * Unobtrusively -- and without any fuss and fanfare -- Steve Yzerman is constructing an impressive, playoff-guaranteed roster. * Isn't it about time the Leafs got it over with and...
Via Kukla's Korner
9 days ago  |  Discuss

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
10 days 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
11 days 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
11 days 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
12 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
15 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
15 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
15 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
15 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
15 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
15 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
16 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
16 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
18 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
18 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
18 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
19 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
19 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
19 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
19 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
20 days ago  |  Discuss
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