Senators Rumors & News

  • Senators, NHL exploring possibility of hosting outdoor game on Parliament Hill

    The Score "The Ottawa Senators and the National Hockey League are evaluating the logistics of hosting an outdoor game on Parliament Hill in 2017, commissioner Gary Bettman confirmed Monday. The idea, first reported in March, is to incorporate a Heritage Classic with Canada’s 150th birthday and the NHL's..." May 31

  • NHL players in the Olympics may hinge on who picks up cost

    Puck Drunk Love "Will the NHL participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea? A formal decision hasn’t been made, but Gary Bettman made a few comments prior to Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final which hints that the league won’t be participating unless someone else picks up the..." May 31

  • Chiasson’s days numbered in Ottawa

    The Hockey News "Alex Chiasson’s days in Ottawa appear to be coming to an end. The 25-year-old is a restricted free agent, but Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun suggested the forward could be dealt prior to the NHL draft in Buffalo next month. Chiasson’s agent, Kent Hughes, confirmed to THN that he’s expecting his..." May 30

  • Senators' Chiasson expects to be traded

    The Hockey News "Alex Chiasson’s days in Ottawa appear to be coming to an end. The 25-year-old is a restricted free agent, but Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun suggested the forward could be dealt prior to the NHL draft in Buffalo next month. Chiasson’s agent, Kent Hughes, confirmed to THN that he’s expecting..." May 29

  • Senators defenceman Chris Phillips announces his retirement from NHL

    CBC Sports "It's official: the longest-serving Ottawa Senator has announced his retirement from the NHL. Veteran defenceman Chris Phillips, who was drafted first overall by the Senators in 1996, has been dealing with back problems and wasn't able to play a single game in the 2015-16 season. "I loved and..." May 26

  • Hockey’s Loonie Problem May Cost NHL $200 Million, Bettman Says

    Bloomberg "The National Hockey League may miss out on as much as $200 million this season because of the slide of the Canadian dollar, according to league commissioner Gary Bettman. Bettman said in an interview on Bloomberg Television that while he still believes the NHL will set a revenue record this..." May 25

  • After two years in Switzerland, Tom Pyatt signs with Sens

    Pro Hockey Talk "Tom Pyatt is back in the NHL. Or, at least, back with an NHL organization. After spending the last two seasons with Swiss club Geneve Servette, the 29-year-old forward has signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Ottawa Senators. “We’re very pleased that Tom has committed to our..." May 24

  • Hoffman thrilled with Senators' decision to hire Boucher

    Ottawa Sun "On the long list of reasons the Senators hired Guy Boucher as their coach was his history with their top goal scorer, still a relatively new player in the league who is expected to only get better. It’s not like they were catering to Mike Hoffman — signing Boucher was all about what’s best for..." May 20

  • Defenceman Wiercioch, Senators likely to part ways

    Ottawa Sun "Patrick Wiercioch’s days with the Senators appear to be numbered. While qualifying offers to restricted free agents aren’t due until the end of June, the indication in NHL circles is unless the Senators have a change of heart they won’t tender one to the 25-year-old defenceman. This means..." May 19

  • It ‘doesn’t look very good’ for NHL participation in 2018 Winter Olympics: IIHF president

    Pro Hockey Talk "The NHL appreciates the effort IIHF president Rene Fasel is making to get the best hockey players in the world to the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. But that doesn’t mean the league is going to open its wallet to help him out. “Rene is a friend of hockey and a champion for the sport,”..." May 17

  • Ducks get Sens’ permission to interview Richardson

    Pro Hockey Talk "Another candidate has emerged in Anaheim’s search for Bruce Boudreau’s replacement: Luke Richardson. Richardson, the longtime NHLer that’s spent the last four years as the coach of Ottawa’s AHL affiliate in Binghamton, will reportedly interview for the gig after the Ducks received permission..." May 13

  • NHL UFA Rumours: Latest on Stamkos, Lucic, Okposo

    Sportsnet "With the Stanley Cup Playoffs in full swing and the off-season already underway for some, we rank the 16 most compelling impending unrestricted free agents of Summer Sixteen. Sure, Stammergeddon has dominated all debate and speculation regarding this summer’s free agency class — and rightly so..." May 09

  • Marc Crawford to join Senators’ coaching staff as Guy Boucher’s associate

    The Hockey News "Marc Crawford has spent the past four seasons coaching the Swiss NLA’s Zurich Lions, but the veteran coach said he would be willing to take on any opportunity if it meant he could eventually get back behind an NHL bench. That opportunity may be coming in the form of an associate coaching position..." May 09

  • Was Guy Boucher Ottawa’s first choice? ‘No doubt, number one,’ says GM Dorion

    Pro Hockey Talk "After the Ottawa Senators announced that they’d hired Guy Boucher on Sunday, many thought the club had settled for their second choice. Ottawa had a lengthy interview with former Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau on Saturday afternoon, but the two sides parted ways without a deal being done. On..." May 09

  • Guy Boucher named Ottawa Senators head coach

    CBC Sports "The Ottawa Senators have hired Guy Boucher as the club's new head coach, the team announced Sunday. Boucher signed on for a three year contract. The 44-year-old becomes the 12th head coach in Senators franchise history." May 08

  • Sens, Boudreau hold lengthy interview as coach search continues

    Ottawa Citizen "Bruce Boudreau liked what he heard from the Senators. Now, it’s up to the Senators to decide if they liked what they heard from him. The former Anaheim Ducks coach had a lengthy meeting with Senators GM Pierre Dorion and assistant GM Randy Lee at an undisclosed location Friday and as it..." May 07

  • It ‘looks like’ Sens prospect White will return to Boston College

    Pro Hockey Talk "Since losing to Quinnipiac in the Frozen Four, the Boston College Eagles have also lost a bunch of their best players. Those who made the decision to turn pro include Alex Tuch (Wild), Adam Gilmour (Wild), Miles Wood (Devils), Steve Santini (Devils), and Hobey Baker finalist Thatcher Demko..." May 06

  • Ted Kulfan's top NHL free agents

    Detroit News "When LeBron James hit NBA free agency in summer 2010, it set off one of the most frenzied and speculated-about periods in league history. The NHL might get a taste of that kind of hysteria this year. Steven Stamkos, who scored 36 goals for the Lightning this season, becomes an unrestricted..." May 05

  • Senators close in on coaching shortlist

    Ottawa Sun "The Senators’ search to find a replacement for coach Dave Cameron, who was fired last month, is nearing its final stages. While many believe there is a sense of urgency because the Minnesota Wild, Anaheim Ducks and Calgary Flames have entered the market for a new coach, the Senators are ahead..." May 05

  • Report: Ducks give Wild, Sens permission to speak to Boudreau

    The Score "The Bruce Boudreau sweepstakes appear to be in full swing. The Ducks have given permission to both the Ottawa Senators and the Minnesota Wild to speak to Anaheim's former head coach, according to Eric Stephens of the Orange Country Register." May 03

  • Senators will speak with Bruce Boudreau about coaching job

    Ottawa Sun "Doesn’t sound like Bruce Boudreau will be a sitting duck for long. Fired by the Anaheim Ducks Friday, league sources told Postmedia Tuesday the Senators have added the 61-year-old to their list of candidates by officially getting permission from Anaheim GM Bob Murray to speak to Boudreau about..." May 03

  • Draft lottery a 'one-and-done' for Senators: GM Dorion

    Ottawa Sun "The Senators weren’t able to pull off a win in this Battle of Ontario. Yes, the odds were stacked against the Senators with only a 2.5% chance to get the first pick Saturday night in the NHL draft lottery held at the CBC’s studio, Ottawa didn’t budge from its No. 12 position while the Toronto..." May 01

  • Boudreau added to long list of Senators coaching candidates

    Ottawa Sun "Patience, as it turns out, is virtue for Pierre Dorion. While the Senators' general manager will head to Toronto to participate in the NHL’s draft lottery at CBC headquarters Saturday night, Dorion scored a small victory Friday when he was able to officially add Bruce Boudreau to the club’s..." April 30

  • Burns, Doughty, Karlsson named finalists for Norris Trophy

    NHL.com "Ottawa Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson can win the James Norris Memorial Trophy for a second straight season and third time in his NHL career. Karlsson, Brent Burns of the San Jose Sharks and Drew Doughty of the Los Angeles Kings were named finalists Friday. The winner will be announced at..." April 30

  • Bishop, Holtby and Quick Named 2015-16 Vezina Trophy Finalists

    Hockey Fights "Ben Bishop of the Tampa Bay Lightning, Braden Holtby of the Washington Capitals and Jonathan Quick of the Los Angeles Kings are the three finalists for the 2015-16 Vezina Trophy, which is awarded "to the goalkeeper adjudged to be the best at his position," the National Hockey League announced..." April 28

  • Will Arnett to host 2016 NHL Awards on June 22

    NHL.com "The NHL Awards™ will return to Las Vegas this summer at the world-famous Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, the National Hockey League announced today. The 2016 NHL Awards will be held on Wednesday, June 22, at The Joint, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino's state-of-the-art concert and entertainment venue and..." April 27

  • Senators looking to move AHL affiliate closer to Ottawa

    Ottawa Sun "The Senators may be studying the possibility of bringing their American Hockey League affiliate closer to home. While the Senators have an agreement to keep their AHL team in Binghamton through 2018-19 and they’d be happy to stay there, the talk in AHL circles is the club is investigating..." April 26

  • Senators narrowing down list of coaching candidates

    Sportsnet "The search for a new coach continues for the Ottawa Senators. According to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman, it seems the club is looking for coaches with NHL experience. “I heard their initial list had something like 30 names on it,” Friedman said during Saturday’s Headlines segment. “I think..." April 24

  • Gary Bettman Misses The Reality Of Pat Foley's Rant

    St. Louis Game Time "Last night, NBCSN picked up the CSN Chicago feed of game five between the Blackhawks and Blues. Game five, like games one, two, and four, began at 8:45 Central, or 9:45 Eastern. That is a late start time, and the late starts have been exacerbated by the fact that these are two teams who have..." April 23

  • IOC unwilling to pay operating costs to bring NHL players to Olympics, IIHF boss says

    The Score "The NHL's involvement at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang appears further dim. The International Olympic Committee is reportedly unwilling to cover transportation and insurance costs required to have NHL players participate in the event, International Ice Hockey Federation president Rene..." April 23

  • Playoff TV ratings down a ‘shocking’ 61 percent in Canada

    The Hockey News "Having no Canadian teams in the Stanley Cup playoffs was expected to have an adverse effect on TV ratings, but even people in the industry are taken aback at how viewers north of the 49th parallel have tuned out this year’s tournament in CBC and Sportsnet. Through the first five nights of..." April 19

  • Senators met with Mike Yeo for head coach position

    The Score "The Ottawa Senators have begun interviewing candidates for their vacant head coaching position, and among those interviewed is former Minnesota Wild coach Mike Yeo. Senators general manager Pierre Dorion met with the 42-year-old over the weekend, TSN's Darren Dreger reports. Yeo was fired in..." April 19

  • NHL offside coach’s challenges must die

    Yahoo! Sports "Those NHL coach’s challenges for blown offside calls on scoring plays? Kill them. End them. As soon as possible. Sometimes it takes a while before one sees the error of their ways, and such is the case with NHL rules changes. It took the Brett Hull incident in 1999 … um, we mean “a..." April 18

  • Senators owner: Nobody including Erik Karlsson, is untouchable

    Puck Drunk Love "The Ottawa Senators cleaned house this week as Bryan Murray stepped down as general manager with assistant GM Pierre Dorion taking over the position on Sunday. Head coach Dave Cameron was given the axe. It is clear changes are still coming to the Senators. Owner Eugene Melnyk indicated as much,..." April 16

  • "That was hurtful": Dave Cameron fires back on his dismissal

    Ottawa Citizen "Dave Cameron fired back after getting fired. The former Senators’ coach, let go Tuesday, told reporters he hasn’t spoken with Ottawa owner Eugene Melnyk since being fired and knew it was only a matter of time before he was gone after public comments three weeks ago. “That was hurtful. I..." April 14

  • A bandwagon fan’s guide to the 16 Stanley Cup Playoff teams

    Sportsnet "Let’s be honest: Playoff bandwagon-hopping is a contentious subject. For some fans, it’s a total non-starter – you get one team and one team only, with no backup plans allowed. If your favourite team didn’t make the playoffs, then you’re just out of luck. You settle in for the playoffs and enjoy..." April 13

  • No Canada: Higher tax rates ‘erect roadblocks’ for teams trying to entice free agents north of the border

    Edmonton Journal "Hometown discount or highway robbery? Or maybe, when discussing what it would take for the Toronto Maple Leafs to sign Steven Stamkos this summer, it is a bit of both. The Tampa Bay Lightning captain, who is a pending free agent, reportedly walked away from an eight-year contract offer worth..." April 13

  • Senators fire head coach Cameron

    TSN "The Ottawa Senators have fired head coach Dave Cameron and assistant coaches Andre Tourigny and Rick Wamsley, new general manager Pierre Dorion announced Tuesday. A third assistant, Jason Smith, has also been dismissed from his coach duties but has been offered a different position with the..." April 12

  • NHL refutes report that it’s banning fan-created GIFs

    Yahoo! Sports "Is the NHL about to ruin fans’ Playoff GIF Parties? Mark Scheig of The Hockey Writers reported on Tuesday that the “NHL is now not allowing anyone to post gifs. Huge news given playoffs are about to start.” Well, yes, it would be. This news was fueled by the ever-present concern about how..." April 12

  • Ottawa Senators coach Dave Cameron faces long odds to keep job

    Ottawa Sun "Dave Cameron is not going to be shown the exit immediately, but he won’t play a role in the Senators’ exit meetings Monday at the Canadian Tire Centre. He can probably start packing up his stuff because his chances of being back behind the bench aren’t very good at all. Most of his..." April 11

  • Senators to reportedly name Pierre Dorion new GM; Bryan Murray to step down into Senior Advisor role

    Ottawa Citizen "There could be changing of the guard in Ottawa, Postmedia has learned. The Senators have called an 11 a.m. news conference Sunday where it’s believed they will announce GM Bryan Murray, who has been on the job since the club went to the Stanley Cup in 2007, has decided to move into a role as a..." April 10

  • Bruins embarrassed by Senators with playoffs on line

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- Sometimes, it really might be dangerous to schedule a promotion on the ice after a game. The Boston Bruins ran into one of those times on Saturday. On Fan Appreciation Day, the Bruins continued their "shirts off their backs" promotion, rewarding TD Garden faithful who had won..." April 09

  • Senators' Karlsson clinches season point-per-game average for 1st time in career

    The Score "Erik Karlsson is reaching new heights. With an assist in Saturday's game in Boston, the Ottawa Senators defenseman recorded his 82nd point of the season, ensuring he'll finish 2015-16 with at least a point-per-game average for the first time in his career. Karlsson has appeared in all 82..." April 09

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  • ‘We’re not handing anything to them’: Sens hope to ruin Bruins playoff hopes

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Ottawa Senators aren’t going to the Stanley Cup playoffs. Not a single Canadian team is, but that’s old news. They do, however, have the chance to ruin the playoff hopes of the Boston Bruins in their regular season finale on Saturday. And the Senators are hoping to play that role of..." April 09

  • Why Canada was shut out of Stanley Cup Playoffs

    Yahoo! Sports "There are similarities between Canada in 1970 and Canada in 2016. The Trudeau bloodline in back in the Prime Minister's office. Tim Hortons still serves fresh coffee. And, perhaps most importantly, there are no Canadian teams in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Sure, there are differences, like..." April 08

  • Stone on Byfuglien collision: 'It's the hardest anyone has ever been hit'

    The Score "You have to take Mark Stone's word for it. The Ottawa Senators forward hasn't played since March 30, when Dustin Byfuglien sent him into another galaxy with a stunning body check. He talked about the hit Thursday. "It's the hardest anyone has ever been hit," Stone said, according to the..." April 07

  • Wayne Gretzky Laments Decline of Scoring (and Creativity) in N.H.L.

    New York Times "With 102 points in 80 games, Patrick Kane of the Chicago Blackhawks is poised to win the Art Ross Trophy as the N.H.L.’s top point scorer. His superlative season has evoked achievements from an earlier era. He is the first American-born player with a 100-point season in 20 years. His 26-game point..." April 06

  • Hagelin sparks Penguins' rally in win vs. Senators

    The Sports Xchange "OTTAWA -- When things are going good, even passes are finding the way to the back of the net. That's what happened for Pittsburgh Penguins winger Carl Hagelin on the deciding goal in a 5-3 victory over the Ottawa Senators Tuesday night at Canadian Tire Centre. "The plan was to pass it..." April 05

  • Concussion case will get worse before better

    Sportsnet "A few of you have wondered (via Twitter) why I haven’t commented on the NHL email dump. It’s pretty simple: some of mine are included. I don’t have access to my old CBC correspondence. Tough to comment when you don’t know what’s there. The fight to unseal the documents is Lawyering 101, an..." April 05