Erik Karlsson doesn’t do any conditioning during the summer

Erik Karlsson is arguably the best defenseman in the NHL, particularly when it comes to his offensive contributions and his skating. What does he do to hone his skills during the summer? Surprisingly, not much. Karlsson spoke with TSN and mentioned that he doesn’t do any conditioning during the summer, but it’s not because he’s lazy. “I do all my conditioning on the...
Via Puck Drunk Love
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Senators' Karlsson admits he doesn't do any conditioning during summer

Most NHL players take some time off from working out and conditioning during the summer, but then they typically start conditioning again at some point during the offseason.Ottawa Senators captain Erik Karlsson isn't most NHL players. "I do all my conditioning on the ice," Karlsson told reporters Tuesday. "I don't do any conditioning during the summer."Karlsson explained to reporters...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

New Extension Means New Expectations for Bobby Ryan

Ottawa…. Im coming in hot — Bobby Ryan (@b_ryan9) July 5, 2013 When these four words were tweeted into the online ether, it unquestionably defined Bobby Ryan’s most impactful moment on the Ottawa Senators in the two years that he’s been here. Having lost Daniel Alfredsson hours earlier to unrestricted free agency, Ryan’s acquisition restored a sect of this fan base...
Via The 6th Sens
6 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Fantasy Hockey Team Preview: Ottawa Senators

Welcome to NHL team previews, a series that will breakdown every NHL team this offseason. You can expect to see new posts all summer, from the 30th place team to the Stanley Cup champions. With so many changes coming in the offseason, some teams will be improving dramatically, while others will be forced to make some tough decisions for the future. It’s going to be a fun summer...
Via The Fantasy Fix
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Alfie to Join the Front Office, Phillips’ Health, Hockey Prospectus and Other News of Pithy Importance

OTTAWA, ON – DECEMBER 4: Daniel Alfredsson #11 of the Ottawa Senators acknowledges the fans as he leaves the ice on the day he signed a one day contract and then announced his retirement 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) TSN’s...
Via The 6th Sens
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Senators Interested in Signing Havlat to a PTO

Ottawa -April 24: Martin Havlat #9 of the Ottawa Senators moves against the defense of Kim Johnsson #5 of the Philadelphia Flyers during game 4 of the Stanley Cup play-offs at Corel Centre in Ottawa, Ontario on April 24, 2002. The Senators defeated the Flyers 3-0. . Mandatory Credit: Dave Sandford/Getty Images Just when I was reflecting on how ****** of a time of year it is for...
Via The 6th Sens
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Happier Methot ready for new era in Ottawa

Marc Methot seems to be having a much better offseason this summer than he did last year, as he is finally healthy now and has a guaranteed contract for the forseeable future. It's a stark change from last summer, when he was battling a hip/back injury which caused him to miss the first half of the season, and he was also trying to handle a contract dispute with the organization...
Via Fox Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrew Hammond strikes Hamburglar gold with new mask

Senators' netminding sensation Andrew Hammond took the NHL by storm last spring, helping the Senators to the playoffs while assisting in a boost in hamburger sales in the Ottawa area. The goalie known as "the Hamburglar" is staying true to his fast food roots with his goalie mask design for the coming season, as he debuted the masterpiece on Twitter Tuesday. The mask features a...
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13 days ago  |  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...
Via The 6th Sens
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Prospecting with Pronman: Reveals Top 100 Prospects List

On the heels of revealing his annual organizational prospect rankings, ESPN Insider Corey Pronman continued his ‘Two Weeks of Corey’ by releasing (note: paywall) his top 100 prospects list and a supplementary list (note: behind a paywall) of the top ten goaltending prospects yesterday. Considering the Senators were situated in the lower third (23rd overall) of Pronman’s organizational...
Via The 6th Sens
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Prospecting with Pronman: Senators Ranked 23rd in Latest Organizational Rankings

It’s Corey Pronman time over at ESPN Insider where he not only posted his organizational prospect rankings (note: paywall) of the NHL’s best farm systems today, but over the course of the next two weeks, he will also reveal: 1) his top 100 prospects and ten best goaltending prospects; and 2) his top ten prospects within each organization. I love this time of year because...
Via The 6th Sens
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Old Farts in Toronto Talking Senators Relocation

Last year when I was standing in line at a Rogers Store waiting to turn in some old hardware and upgrade to the Nextbox, when I was distracted by the unmistakable presence of Frank D’Angelo on Rogers’ in-store televisions. According to IMDB, what I was watching was some gangster flick that D’Angelo wrote, starred in and provided the musical accompaniment for. A many of many...
Via The 6th Sens
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Senators' rookie Mark Stone makes baseball fandom mistake

Mark Stone had a sensational rookie year on the ice for the Ottawa Senators, but it looks like he is struggling off the ice with how to be a Major League Baseball fan. Like many others in Ontario, Stone seems to have gotten caught up in the recent success of the Toronto Blue Jays, who are currently on an eight-game win streak and now sit just 1 1/2 games behind the New York Yankees...
Via Fox Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Cody Ceci takes summer adventures to new heights

Professional athletes frequently have clauses in their contracts which prohibit them from doing certain thrilling activities in order to help prevent injury, but sailing is not usually a sport which holds a high risk for getting hurt. Sailing the way Cody Ceci did this summer though? Maybe it's not something a GM wants to see his player doing. Ceci recently posted a photo on his...
Via Fox Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Senators and Wikstrand “Munhugg”ing on Where He’ll Spend 2015-16

According to report out of Sweden on, prospect Mikael Wikstrand admitted that he and the Senators are having “munhuggs”. Munhuggs sound fun, especially if you’re hanging out with a certain Olivia, but after a two-second Google search query, it turns out munhuggs translates to bickering. Yes, the Senators and Wikstrand are disagreeing on where he will spend...
Via The 6th Sens
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Ottawa's Kyle Turris shows off selfie game at Sens camp

The Ottawa Senators run a series of hockey camps for kids through the summer, and one of the benefits of attending includes the possibility of meeting a member of the Senators. The most recent Senator to make an appearance was forward Kyle Turris, who visited a fundamentals camp for beginner hockey players on Wednesday. Turris signed some sticks and shirts, played soccer with the...
Via Fox Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Pierre Dorion Speaks: Hoffman Arbitration, Buyouts, A Healthy Cowen

In the wake of Mike Hoffman’s arbitration ruling yesterday, Senators assistant general manager Pierre Dorion took to the airwaves to talk to Ian Mendes and Shawn Simpson on TSN 1200’s ‘The Drive’ about the process and the organizations feelings about the ruling. It’s an interesting listen, especially because Dorion sheds some light on the budget and the organization...
Via The 6th Sens
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Erik Karlsson wins best random run-in of the week

Erik Karlsson's summer vacation tour seems like it will never end. The Senators' captain started the summer with a trip to the Kentucky Derby followed by a stop in Bali. Then it was back to his native Sweden, followed by a short jaunt to Vegas for the NHL awards. Next, Karlsson spent some time in Ottawa around Canada Day, but then he returned to Sweden. Recently, Karlsson jetted...
Via Fox Sports
27 days ago  |  Discuss

The $2 Million Dollar Man: Mike Hoffman’s Arbitration Ruling Comes In

Just in case you needed more affirmation that NHL arbitration was a joke — I mean, besides the fact that the arbitration ruling in Mike Hoffman’s case arrived well after the mandated 48-hour benchmark that is outlined within the CBA — Hoffman, the puck possessing savant and Ottawa’s leading goal scorer (27) was awarded a one-year contract worth a cap hit of $2 million...
Via The 6th Sens
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Senators' Mike Hoffman awarded $2 million in arbitration

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) Ottawa Senators forward Mike Hoffman has been awarded a $2 million, one-year contract by an arbitrator. Hoffman asked for $3.4 million and the Senators sought $1.75 million. Hoffman's hearing was Thursday but the ruling was delayed until Monday because of the extended weekend in Ontario. Hoffman is set to be a restricted free agent again next summer. The 25...
Via AP on Fox
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Be There: #SensSummerFanFest on Sunday, August 16th

The second annual #SensSummerFanFest will take place on Sunday, August 16th at MacLaren’s on Elgin Street. Doors open at 1:00 pm, so brush up on your Senators history, put on your favourite or most obscure personalized Sens jersey and make your way down to the bar where there will lots to do. If beer, playing pool, participating in Sens trivia, listening to a hockey panel...
Via The 6th Sens
July 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Senators Hire Jimmy Blixt As Their New Swedish Scout

According to a report out of the Swedish tabloid newspaper Espressen, the Ottawa Senators have hired a new European scout named Jimmy Blixt who will predominantly focus on players within Sweden. And yeah, that’s Jimmy Blixt in the adorning photo that I pulled it from his LinkedIn page where I’m hoping the Senators found him, his resume and this accompanying photo. I can...
Via The 6th Sens
July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Hoffman Arbitration Figures Released

OTTAWA, ON – APRIL 22: Mike Hoffman #68 of the Ottawa Senators celebrates his game winning third period goal against the Montreal Canadiens with team mate Eric Gryba #62 in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Canadian Tire Centre on April 22, 2015 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Jana Chytilova/Freestyle Photography...
Via The 6th Sens
July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

50/50 Odds on Pre-Arbitration Hoffman Contract Settlement?

  Considering the timing of the season, there was plenty of good stuff contained within Wayne Scanlan’s article on the Ottawa Citizen‘s website today. Not only did Scanlan transcribe and capture awkward moments from Alex Chiasson’s post-arbitration conference call, he also shed some light on Mike Hoffman’s arbitration details. According to Scanlan, the Senators sent Hoffman...
Via The 6th Sens
July 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Arbitrator Awards Chiasson $1.2M One-Year Deal

OTTAWA, ON – OCTOBER 25: Alex Chiasson #90 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) To the surprise of no one, including Alex Chiasson’s agents, family and friends, an independent arbitrator has...
Via The 6th Sens
July 27, 2015  |  Discuss
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