OTTAWA SENATORS NEWS

Kyle Turris Keeps Rising to the Challenge

At the moment that Kyle Turris was selected as the third overall pick in the 2007 NHL Draft, he was projected to be a first line center. The process may not necessarily have been as smooth as prognosticators may have envisioned, but seven years later, Turris is pencilled in as the Ottawa Senators’ first line center. Okay, so in truth, part of his ascension to this prominent role...
Via The 6th Sens
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Sens meeting with agents of Ryan, MacArthur next week

After going through tricky ordeals with Daniel Alfredsson and Jason Spezza in the past two summers, the Ottawa Senators would like to avoid similar drama next year. Forwards Bobby Ryan and Clarke MacArthur are entering the final year of their contracts and can both become unrestricted free agents. As Wayne Scanlan of the Ottawa Citizen shared, assistant GM Pierre Dorion is trying...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Crossroads: Contract Negotiations Update with Lehner and Impending 2015 UFAs

Finally, some Ottawa Senators news! At the media’s reveal of the new Sens House Bar and Grill on Thursday– the bar will open to the public on Monday, July 28 – majestic photos of Alex Chiasson were taken(and he bears a striking resemblance to actor Jamie Bamber from Battlestar Galactica fame, I might add) and word trickled out that the Senators were ready to get moving on contract...
Via The 6th Sens
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Senators News: Robin Lehner's "close to deal"

Robin Lehner's coming back the nation's capitol, he knows for how long but not the price.#480673303 / gettyimages.comAccording to Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun,The #Sens are closing in on a deal with Robin Lehner. Agreed on term. Have to work out money.— Bruce Garrioch (@SunGarrioch) July 24, 2014With incumbent starter Craig Anderson still on the books for another season...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
5 days ago  |  Discuss

May the Schwarz Be With You: Hoffman Working Out Hard in Ottawa

If you’re a Senators prospect and you want to be looked favorably upon by the organization, the easiest way to do it is for you to spend more time during the summer with Chris Schwarz than your significant other. Over the years, we’ve heard the organization laud and sing the praises of prospects and young players who commit themselves to their offseason training. I really like...
Via The 6th Sens
6 days ago  |  Discuss

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
12 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
15 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
15 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
16 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
18 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
19 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
19 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
20 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
23 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
23 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...
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23 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
23 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
23 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
23 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
24 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
24 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
26 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
26 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
26 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
27 days ago  |  Discuss
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