In the early days of the Ottawa Senators, they had a very hard time adjusting to the level of talent that was present in the NHL. In the first two seasons of Senators hockey, they were at the mercy of several established franchises, which resulted in a handful of embarrassing losses.
As the playoffs wind down and interest in the NHL Draft continues to ramp up, it was only a matter of time before some offseason roster-planning information started to leak into the news feed and get people talking about what could be in store for the Ottawa Senators this summer.
In two tweets TSN’s Frank Seravalli helped shed light on the latest embarrassing situation involving the Ottawa Senators. One day later, Seravalli expanded on this information in an article on TSN.ca indicating that at least 17 NHL teams have reduced pay to hockey operations staff – including six of the seven Canadian franchises.
Photo by Jana Chytilova/Freestyle Photography/Getty Images The Sens’ hometown defenceman will be testing free agency, a new date for the NHL draft, and more in the weekend roundup of links, news and notes.
Ottawa Senators prospect Viktor Lodin was arrested on drug charges in late August in Sweden. In an open letter to his teammates – and more widely because it was posted on the Timrå IK website, Lodkin wrote: Timrå IK has invested in me and given me the chance to develop here to become a better hockey player.
Keep reading to see how this old fan favourite surprised me | Photo by Andre Ringuette/NHLI via Getty Images Join me for a trip down the blistering hellscape that is the Ottawa Senators defensive depth chart.
Yesterday, the 2020 draft focus revolved around three of the top defencemen prospects including Jamie Drysdale, Jake Sanderson and Kaiden Guhle. As noted, this year’s entry draft is top heavy at the forward position and this could be a year where only one defender is chosen in the top-10.
Could the Sens draft a prospect to join Lassi Thomson in Finland? Six intriguing options across three leagues for you to consider from a hotbed of elite prospects recently Finland is now a well-known source of elite talent, with a Finnish player going in the top-three in the last three draft classes.
Loui Loui | Photo by Andy Devlin/NHLI via Getty Images The Sens should be aggressive in trying to take these teams’ awful contracts I feel like I’ve been saying this for years, but: once again, the Ottawa Senators should weaponize their cap space by taking on teams’ bad contracts for the right price.
Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images The Islanders got a rude awakening in the first game of the Eastern Conference Finals There are some very real similarities between this New York Islanders team and the 2017 edition of the Ottawa Senators.
Ottawa Senators forward Bobby Ryan was named the winner of the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy as the NHL player who best exemplified perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey during the 2019-20 season...
In this edition of Ottawa Senators News & Rumors, I’ll try to help Senators fans stay more up-to-date about the team. Item One: Abramov and Thomson Loaned to Finland’s Liiga Both Vitaly Abramov and Lassi Thomson have been loaned to Finland’s Liiga.
Pierre Dorion does love him some goalies. Since taking over the general manager duties in 2016, the Senators’ exec has dealt for Mike Condon, Anders Nilsson and prospect Filip Gustavsson to help buoy the Senators’ depth at the position while trading draft picks to move up at the 2019 NHL Draft to select Mads Sogaard in the second-round last year.
As with any rebuilding team, there will be opportunity galore for young players with the kind of upside Thomson possesses, but with plenty of other names on the depth chart he’ll have to really show he’s ready.