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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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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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4 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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Ottawa Senators first round report card

The season has finally come to an end for the Ottawa Senators. After their first round exit, I took a hard look at each player on the roster and graded them based on their performance. Here is the Ottawa Senators first round report card: Forwards Alex Chiasson: F After a good start to the season, Chiasson lost […] The post Ottawa Senators first round report card appeared first...
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Erik Karlsson, Mika Zibanejad decline World Championship invitation due to injury

Apparently Ottawa forward Mika Zibanejad and captain Erik Karlsson played through injury in the playoffs, as both declined invitations to play for Team Sweden in the upcoming IIHF World Championships in Prague. Zibanejad told the media Tuesday that he has a bruised knee cap, but Karlsson declined to say what the nature of his injury was during media availability. Karlsson appeared...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Patrick Wiercioch Named to Canadian World Championship Team

One player who was rumored to be on the trading block for the Senators all season was defenseman Patrick Wiercioch. He proved all his doubters wrong Tuesday when Wiercioch was named to the Canadian IIHF World Championship team. According to the Ottawa Citizen, even Wiercioch was surprised by the way the season turned out. When the Citizen asked Wiercioch if he would have thought...
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Senators GM plans to offer contract to the Hamburglar

For fans who didn't get enough of Ottawa goalie Andrew Hammond this year, do not fear: Ottawa general manager Bryan Murray confirmed to reporters in an end-of-season press conference Wednesday that he will extend a contract offer to the Hamburglar over the summer.The 27-year-old is slated to become an unrestricted free agent this summer, but he changed his prospects for next season...
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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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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Senators coach Cameron reflects on season, humor and a life in hockey

Two days after his team's season ended, Dave Cameron made an appearance on Ottawa Morning to talk about the team and its incredible end to the 2014-15 season. Cameron told host Robyn Bresnahan that he was pleased by the effort his team put into the season, and although he said he is still shocked by the loss, Cameron said it is easier to digest because he knows his team "emptied...
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Senators' decision on three goalies might not be a problem

Although the rise of goaltender Andrew Hammond was great for Ottawa's playoff run, it presented a problem in the form of how many goaltenders the Senators should keep going forward.Typically, teams have a starter and one back-up, but Craig Anderson, Robin Lehner and now Andrew Hammond have all proved they are great options in the crease for Ottawa. The assumption was that Ottawa...
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Senators' Erik Karlsson: 'We shouldn't really have been in the playoffs to begin with'

Erik Karlsson sounded upbeat one day after the Senators' season came to an end with a shutout loss to the Canadiens in Game 6 of the first round of the playoffs. The Ottawa defenseman told reporters Monday that the team had to be appreciative of the fact that they even made the playoffs in the first place. "Looking back, we shouldn't really have been in the playoffs to begin with...
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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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7 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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Montreal Canadiens dump Ottawa Senators in Game 6 thriller

The Montreal Canadiens came roaring out of the gates at the beginning of the series and jumped out to a commanding 3-0 series lead. After being unable to end the series in Game 4 or 5, the Canadiens knew the importance of putting an end to this series once and for all. They came out ready […] The post Montreal Canadiens dump Ottawa Senators in Game 6 thriller appeared first on Along the Boards.
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Odds say former NHLer Luke Richardson will be newest Buffalo head coach

The odds are in for Buffalo's betting fans on who will be the next head coach of the Sabres. Oddsmaker Bovada released a list of the most probable candidates, and Ottawa AHL coach Luke Richardson is the current favorite. Richardson is the current head coach of the Binghamton Senators. The Ottawa native was a first-round draft pick (seventh overall) in the 1987 NHL Draft. Richardson...
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Senators' storybook season still has a happy ending

There was no Stanley Cup at the end of the road for the 2014-15 Ottawa Senators, no on-ice celebration. Instead, there was just a loss in the first round to end their 2015 playoff run and standing ovation from a disappointed yet appreciative crowd to send Ottawa off the ice for the final time.But these Senators still have a lot to be proud of and a lot to be happy with after this...
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Despite outcome, Ottawa remains proud of Senators

These Ottawa Senators barely had a chance of making the playoffs in February, and although the team was playing Atlantic Division champion Montreal in the first round, the Senators made an entertaining series out of the match-up.But Ottawa fell just short in Game 6, falling 2-0 to the Canadiens and likely Vezina Trophy-winner Carey Price to end Ottawa's season. That made for many...
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By teaching Ottawa how to roll with punches, coach Dave Cameron led turnaround

Ottawa Senators coach Dave Cameron has a great sense of humor. That much was evident in his press conference following a season-ending Game 6 loss on Sunday. The coach was asked about disappointment following the game, and he told the media that his biggest disappointment was missing out on the heated toilet seats he would have been able to enjoy at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Montreal...
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Senators reveal injuries to MacArthur, Methot

One of the more interesting releases from a team once they are eliminated from the playoffs is the injury report. NHL players are famous for playing through injuries, and Ottawa's roster proved to be a typical hockey roster as the team revealed some of its injuries Monday.According to NHL Insider Pierre LeBrun, both Clarke MacArthur and Marc Methot played through hip flexor injuries...
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Ottawa Senators miracle run comes to an end

The Montreal Canadiens have eliminated the Ottawa Senators in six games to advance to the second round of the 2015 Stanley Cup playoffs with a 2-0 road victory in Game 6. Brendan Gallagher scored the game-winning goal midway through the first period, beating Craig Anderson with some impressive hand-eye work on a loose puck in […] The post Ottawa Senators miracle run comes to an...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Senators fans angry after early whistle nullifies tying goal vs Canadiens (Video)

Ottawa Senators fans were furious after an early whistle by an official nullified the tying goal against Montreal in the second period of Sunday's Game 6 in their first round playoff series.Senators center Jean-Gabriel Pageau was robbed after knocking in the loose puck in front of Habs goaltender Carey Price. The refs had blew the whistle thinking Price had control of the puck,...
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9 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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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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Senators goalie Craig Anderson rises from sidenote to team's star

The story for the Senators entering the playoffs was rookie goaltender Andrew Hammond, the man who engineered Ottawa's historic rise from 14 points out of postseason contention to the Senators becoming a playoff team.But Hammond was not lights out in the first two games of Ottawa's series against the Montreal Canadiens, so Ottawa coach Dave Cameron made the switch to former No. 1...
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Ottawa faces tough road-map to pull off the upset

The Senators escaped elimination with a 1-0 win over the Canadiens in Game 4 on Wednesday, but if they want to come back from a 3-0 series deficit to advance to the next round, they will need a series of nuances to go their way. Bleacher Report writer Dave Lozo listed all of the improbable events the Senators would require for a series win, and his list looks difficult.First, Lozo...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss
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