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  1. Off Season Thread
  • Report: No teams have asked Sens’ permission to interview MacLean, Richardson

    Pro Hockey Talk "In relatively surprising news, the Ottawa Sun reports that no NHL clubs have tried to gain permission to interview former Ottawa bench boss Paul MacLean or Luke Richardson, the head coach of the team’s AHL affiliate in Binghamton. Richardson, the longtime NHL defenseman that’s been in Bingo for..." May 25

  • Slava Fetisov wants to ban young Russians from playing in NHL

    CBSSports.com "Slava Fetisov, a former NHL defenseman that is now a senator in Russia, has called for the country to place a ban on young Russian players from playing in the NHL, restrictions that used to be in place until the late 1980s when Fetisov himself was one of the first players from the country to make..." May 23

  • Expect more interest in Senators goalie Robin Lehner

    Ottawa Sun "There should be no shortage of interest in Ottawa's goalies. However, if the Senators want to get the best they can for one of their netminders, expect 23-year-old goaltender Robin Lehner to be on the move before next month's NHL entry draft in Fort Lauderdale. Sources say the Buffalo..." May 21

  • Senators ink Hammond to 3-year extension

    Sportsnet.ca "The Ottawa Senators have signed goaltender Andrew Hammond to a three-year contract extension, the club announced on its official Twitter account. “The Hamburglar” helped the Senators make an improbable run to the post-season after taking over No. 1 duties after injuries felled Craig Anderson..." May 20

  • Senators owner Eugene Melnyk undergoes successful liver transplant

    Ottawa Citizen "Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk has undergone a successful liver transplant in Toronto, the team announced Tuesday evening. Melnyk went into surgery at Toronto General Hospital at noon Tuesday and the operation was completed at 8:05 p.m. Both Melnyk and the anonymous donor are resting..." May 20

  • Over 500 liver donor applications have been received to help Senators owner Eugene Melnyk

    Ottawa Sun "Eugene Melnyk may not have to wait long for the “gift of life.” Doctors at the Toronto General Hospital have identified 12-plus candidates who have been selected to go through the donor screening process. The candidates are at various stages of the process, the Senators organization said..." May 18

  • Judge Grants Class-Action Status To Sports TV Blackout Antitrust Case

    Deadspin.com "U.S. District Court judge Shira Scheindlin yesterday granted plaintiffs’ motion to certify class action status in an antitrust lawsuit against MLB and the NHL, a case that threatens to demolish the decades-old blackout system in sports media. Scheindlin’s decision, which you can read here,..." May 15

  • Mike Fisher grateful for Eugene Melnyk, trade to Nashville

    Yahoo! Sports "During the 2010-11 season there was one logical destination for former Senators center Mike Fisher. The veteran Ottawa forward was one of the team’s most tradeable assets during a rebuild year. He knew it. The Senators knew it. There were a group of suitors for Fisher, but only one place really..." May 15

  • Sens announce owner Eugene Melnyk has been hospitalized for past 3 weeks and requires a liver transplant

    NHL.com "This past season our fans witnessed the remarkable and historic rally of their Ottawa Senators to overcome the largest regular-season point deficit in National Hockey League history to successfully qualify for the Stanley Cup Playoffs. During this spectacular comeback many of our fans noticed..." May 15

  • If Craig Anderson if available, should the Oilers be interested?

    Pro Hockey Talk "If the Ottawa Senators re-sign goalie Andrew Hammond — and it sounds like they intend to try — they’ll need to trade one of Craig Anderson or Robin Lehner. If they decide to trade Anderson, should the Oilers be interested? There’s no easy answer to that question, because there’s no..." May 12

  • 14d
    Bruce Garrioch @SunGarrioch

    #Sens AGM Randy Lee repeats today that talks with Hammond will resume when Pierre Dorion returns from Prague.

  • If Anderson is available, should the Oilers be interested?

    Pro Hockey Talk "If the Ottawa Senators re-sign goalie Andrew Hammond — and it sounds like they intend to try — they’ll need to trade one of Craig Anderson or Robin Lehner. If they decide to trade Anderson, should the Oilers be interested? There’s no easy answer to that question, because there’s no..." May 11

  • Senators land coveted college free agent goalie Matt O'Connor

    CBSSports.com "Coveted college free agent goaltender Matt O'Connor has made his decision after a lengthy process. According to multiple reports, the 6-foot-6 goaltender from Boston University has signed with the Ottawa Senators after being courted by several NHL teams including the New York Rangers, Toronto..." May 10

  • 16d
    Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun

    Senators spoke with Andrew Hammond's agent two weeks ago, just general conversation, no specifics. Haven't talked since. But lots of time

  • 16d
    Stephen Whyno @SWhyno

    Sens AGM Randy Lee says so many goaltenders "gives Bryan (Murray) a lot of options." O'Connor 2 yrs Anderson 3 left, Lehner 2, Hammond UFA.

  • Can new NHL salary site be the next CapGeek?

    Sportsnet.ca "Since CapGeek went offline in January, analysts, agents, media types and, yes, fans have been craving a suitable replacement source for NHL salary information. While a few websites such as NHLNumbers.com offer up player salary and cap management statistics, no site has been able to focus solely..." May 07

  • Judge orders Bettman to testify on concussions lawsuit

    TSN.ca "NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman has been ordered by a U.S. federal court judge to offer testimony in the concussions lawsuit filed by 60 former players against the league. TSN has learned that late Tuesday, a judge ordered Bettman to testify in July on matters related to the high-stakes..." May 06

  • Senators open up talks with pending UFA Hammond

    Sportsnet.ca "The Ottawa Senators’ push for the post-season and the play of goaltender Andrew “The Hamburglar” Hammond down the stretch made for one of the best stories in hockey this past season. General manager Bryan Murray said he would work to sign Hammond to a new contract following his club’s exit from..." May 05

  • 21d
    Bruce Garrioch @SunGarrioch

    As expected, talks have started with Hammond. No deal imminent. UFA G Matt O'Connor will decide later this week. OTT is in picture. #Sens

  • 21d
    Louis Jean @LouisJean_TVA

    Boston College UFA G Matt O'Connor talking to #Senators #Canucks #Rangers. Wants to work with goalie coach that will take him to next level.

  • Dubnyk, Hammond, Letang voted Masterton finalists

    NHL.com "Goaltenders Devan Dubnyk of the Minnesota Wild and Andrew Hammond of the Ottawa Senators and defenseman Kris Letang of the Pittsburgh Penguins are the three finalists for the 2014-15 Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy, which is awarded "to the player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance,..." May 01

  • Bryan Murray, Dave Cameron expect to return next season with Senators

    CBC Sports "Ottawa Senators general manager Bryan Murray says he expects to return next season, despite his battle with cancer, and he says head coach Dave Cameron has been offered a contract extension. Murray held his year-end news conference at Canadian Tire Centre on Wednesday morning, which followed..." April 29

  • Wiercioch to represent Canada at world championships

    Ottawa Citizen "Patrick Wiercioch’s off-season will begin in Prague with Canada’s world championship team later this week, yet another example of the remarkable late-season turnaround in his career. “Not a chance,” Wiercioch said, when asked if he thought that would have been a remote possibility two months..." April 29

  • Hammond hasn’t had any contract talks with Sens

    Pro Hockey Talk "With the Ottawa Senators’ unexpected playoff run now in the past, Andrew Hammond is waiting to see what’s next for him. The 27-year-old posted an incredible 1.79 GAA and .941 save percentage in 24 games to lead the team into the postseason. Once they got there though, Hammond struggled somewhat..." April 29

  • NCAA’s O’Connor narrows choice to 4 NHL teams

    Sportsnet.ca "Highly sought after college free agent goaltender Matt O’Connor is down to four teams, and will close out his interview process tomorrow in Manhattan. The six-foot-five Boston University goaltender has whittled his choices down to (in no particular order) the Vancouver Canucks, the Edmonton..." April 29

  • Ottawa Senators need all 3 goalies

    Ottawa Sun "The most burning question of the many facing the Senators this off-season is what to do about their sticky, three-headed goaltending monster. The answer, as it stands now, is nothing. OK, not quite nothing. They have to convince Andrew Hammond to stay. Absolutely. It's imperative. The..." April 28

  • What's ahead for Ottawa Senators

    Ottawa Sun "The season is over. Now, the Senators have to get ready for next year. While they'll gather Tuesday to pack their bags for the summer, the off-season has already started for the Senators, which means the work will begin in earnest on shaping a roster for training camp in September with plenty..." April 28

  • A great Senators run, but there will be changes for 2015-16

    Ottawa Citizen "There was numbness and shock in the Ottawa Senators dressing room when the team’s unprecedented run finally ended Sunday night in a 2-0 loss to the Montreal Canadiens. There really was a belief that it would never come to an end. While it will take some time for the players to fully reflect..." April 28

  • 2015 Norris Trophy Finalists: Doughty, Karlsson and Subban

    Pro Hockey Talk "The NHL named the three finalists for the 2015 Norris Trophy on Monday: Drew Doughty of the Los Angeles Kings, Erik Karlsson of the Ottawa Senators and the Montreal Canadiens’ P.K. Subban. All three blueliners rank as familiar faces. Doughty hasn’t won a Norris at this point in his career,..." April 28

  • Carey Price carries his team into the second round

    Montreal Gazette "The Canadiens relied on a familiar formula Sunday night, letting goaltender Carey Price do the heavy lifting as they defeated the Ottawa Senators 2-0 at Canadian Tire Centre. The victory gave Montreal a 4-2 win in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference quarterfinal series. Price made 43 saves and..." April 27

  • 29d
    Bruce Garrioch @SunGarrioch

    MacArthur says he is good go tonight. #Sens

  • 29d
    Renaud Lavoie @renlavoietva

    #senators JG Pageau got treatment this morning on his knee. He's good to go. #tvasports

  • Alfredsson cheers Senators as a fan, still unsure of future

    Ottawa Citizen "Before flying into Montreal from Detroit for Game 5 Friday, Daniel Alfredsson had concerns he might not be able to find a ticket to get into the Bell Centre. Yeah, like that was going to be a problem. Alfredsson, the former Ottawa Senators captain, who scored a combined 495 goals and 762..." April 26

  • Senators' Mike Hoffman OK with Calder snub

    Ottawa Sun "The top goal scorer among NHL rookies this season, Mike Hoffman shrugged when he was overlooked in Calder Trophy voting. “I wouldn’t say disappointed, those guys had excellent years and should definitely be proud of themselves and deserve to be there,” Hoffman, who had 27 goals as a..." April 26

  • 30d
    Wayne Scanlan @HockeyScanner

    Cameron says he has some banged up players but expects everyone to be available for Game 6. #sens

  • Crosby makes memorable off-ice assist to help ailing 14-year-old boy in Ottawa

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "It might be one of Sidney Crosby’s finest assists, and it didn’t happen anywhere near a sheet of ice. While watching a Canadian TV network, Crosby heard the story of Jonathan Pitre, a 14-year-old Ottawa-area resident who suffers from Epidermolysis bullosa, which the Mayo Clinic website..." April 25

  • Clarke MacArthur, Jean-Gabriel Pageau in question after Game 5 injuries

    ESPN.com "Ottawa Senators forwards Clarke MacArthur and Jean-Gabriel Pageau were injured in Friday night's 5-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens. Senators coach Dave Cameron said both are day to day. Pageau blocked a P.K. Subban shot and limped off the ice in the third period." April 25

  • Sens stare down elimination once again and come out on top against Canadiens

    Ottawa Citizen "Get out those tix for Game 6. They can be redeemed at the usual Canadian Tire Centre gates Sunday evening for a 6 p.m. start, now that the Senators have tended to business in Game 5, just the latest in a string of fearless performances by the local heroes. Like the great Houdini, the..." April 25

  • 31d
    Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun

    Chiasson confirms he's in for Ottawa tonight. Coach told him this morning

  • Gaudreau, Ekblad, Stone named finalists for Calder; Forsberg left off ballot

    The Score "Three freshmen are over the final hurdle in the sprint toward the Calder Trophy. Florida Panthers defenseman Aaron Ekblad and forwards Johnny Gaudreau and Mark Stone of the Calgary Flames and Ottawa Senators, respectively, have been tabbed as the three finalists for the award handed out to the..." April 24

  • Ottawa Senators shut out Montreal Canadiens at home

    Ottawa Sun "Cancel those tee times. Craig Anderson was perfect and so was the timing for Mike Hoffman. While the Senators' top goaltender shut the door with 28 stops for his third career playoff shutout, Hoffman scored the third period winner to send this first round playoff series back to Montreal for..." April 23

  • Expect Senators netminder Craig Anderson to get the call

    Ottawa Sun "Dave Cameron didn't answer the burning question Tuesday. The Senators' coach wanted to speak with goaltender Craig Anderson before confirming he'll make the start in Game 4 against the Montreal Canadiens Wednesday night with Ottawa facing elimination trailing 3-0. It wouldn't make sense to..." April 22

  • Senators attend memorial service for assistant coach Mark Reeds

    ESPN.com "Being down 3-0 in a playoff series pales in comparison to saying goodbye to a close friend. That was the reality of the moment for the Ottawa Senators on Monday, as hockey took a backseat while the club and its players attended a memorial service for assistant coach Mark Reeds, who died of..." April 20

  • 35d
    Don Brennan @SunDoniB

    Phillips having back surgery tomorrow. Cameron says he's expected back at camp #sens

  • Dale Weise ties it late, scores in OT to give Canadiens 3-0 series lead

    Montreal Gazette "Ottawa goaltender Craig Anderson said he wanted to recreate the good memories from the Senators’ 2013 playoff win over the Canadiens and he did exactly that for 54 minutes Sunday night. Pressed into service on the strength of his experience, Anderson lost his shutout when Dale Weise scored on a..." April 20

  • Senators Phillips to have surgery, done for season

    TSN.ca "Ottawa Senators defenceman Chris Phillips will unergo back surgery on Tuesday and will miss the remainder of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Phillips, 37, appeared in 36 games with the Senators this season, registering three assists. The Senators currently trail the Montreal Canadiens 3-0 in their..." April 20

  • 36d
    Wayne Scanlan @HockeyScanner

    Looks like Neil in for Chiasson.

  • 36d
    Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun

    Hammond confirms he's out. Supports coach's decision. Says Cameron told him this morning.

  • 36d
    Don Brennan @SunDoniB

    Further evidence of a change - Anderson first goalie off the ice. #sens

  • 37d
    Brent Wallace @tsn_wally

    Cameron says he hasn’t made up his mind on a starting goalie for game 3.

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