Senators Rumors & News

  • Blue Jackets keep rolling after slow start

    The Sports Xchange "COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Columbus Blue Jackets followed the worst start to a season in franchise history -- the worst in modern NHL history, actually -- with several weeks of wildly inconsistent play. Only now, in the depths of winter with the Stanley Cup playoffs far out of reach, are the..." February 13

  • Avalanche delivers three power-play goals in win at Ottawa

    Denver Post "Anybody have this Avalanche team figured out? Sure you do. After an 0-3-1 homestand in which the Avalanche looked even worse than that record might indicate, Colorado took advantage of a sizzling power play to jump to an early three-goal lead and then hung on for a 4-3 win over the Ottawa..." February 12

  • Gary Bettman praises the NHL’s new website and app (which are currently awful)

    Puck Drunk Love "If you haven’t noticed, the NHL has a new look on its digital properties. The reaction has been poor to say the least, but it goes beyond the usual criticisms that come with a major redesign. As fans struggle to find features they used to use and adapt to the new look, Gary Bettman is more than..." February 12

  • Mrazek outstanding again as Wings top Senators

    Detroit News "Petr Mrazek’s lead among some of the league’s goaltending statistics will continue for another few days. Mrazek did nothing to damage his NHL-best goals-against average and save percentage — in fact, he helped them both — with another great performance as the Red Wings defeated Ottawa, 3-1, on..." February 11

  • Report: Ottawa front-runners for Jonathan Drouin trade

    Sportsnet "There will be no off days for Bryan Murray after swinging a nine-player blockbuster for Dion Phaneuf. According to two TVA reporters, the Ottawa Senators general manager is now the front-runner to land disgruntled Tampa Bay Lightning forward Jonathan Drouin before the NHL trade..." February 11

  • Dion Phaneuf practices with Senators in advance of debut with new club

    The Score "Well this is different. There was a new face at Ottawa Senators practice Wednesday, as Dion Phaneuf - who was acquired from the Toronto Maple Leafs in a nine-player deal the day before - took to the ice with his new teammates for the first time." February 10

  • Reading the trade market tea leaves

    TSN "Another week, another exercise in trying to put 10 pounds of fertilizer in a five-pound bag. It’s T-minus 19 days and counting to the NHL trade deadline, so let’s try to size up some of the situations/players we’ll be watching and talking about between now and then. In honour of the Dustin..." February 10

  • What if an NHL goalie has to go to the bathroom?

    SI "Unlike his fellow NHL players who tailor their game day meals with an eye on fuel and nutrition, Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby follows his gut whenever he is scheduled to start. “It’s all based around what’s not going to make my stomach upset,” the current Vezina Trophy frontrunner says. “It’s..." February 10

  • Mark Stone stays hot in February, leads Senators over Lightning

    Ottawa Sun "Mark Stone is back and the Senators can only hope history repeats itself. Stone scored twice and added an assist in the Senators’ 5-1 romp past the Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday, continuing a hot streak which has now seen him notch five goals and three assists in four games in February. If..." February 09

  • Maple Leafs trade Dion Phaneuf to Senators in 9-player deal

    The Score "The Ottawa Senators and Toronto Maple Leafs have put the Battle of Ontario on hold in order to make a nine-player trade involving Dion Phaneuf. Heading to Toronto is Jared Cowen, Colin Greening, Milan Michalek, Tobias Lindberg, and a second-round pick in 2017. In addition to Phaneuf, the..." February 09

  • Crosby, Karlsson, Trocheck named NHL's Three Stars "Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby, Ottawa Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson and Florida Panthers center Vincent Trocheck have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending Feb. 7. FIRST STAR - SIDNEY CROSBY, C, PITTSBURGH PENGUINS Crosby led the League in goals and points..." February 08

  • Good deed pays off for Lazar, who nets two as Senators roll over Leafs

    Ottawa Citizen "Curtis Lazar has learned a few moves since he arrived in the NHL. Perhaps the best one he made was off the ice, as it turns out a good deed can bring good karma. Struggling to score before the Senators faced their arch-rival Toronto Maple Leafs in the latest round of the Battle of Ontario,..." February 07

  • Jordan Eberle leads the offence with three-point night in win over Ottawa

    Edmonton Sun "Here come the Oilers. A team slogan that found more use as a sarcastic punchline delivered after their inevitable pratfalls is starting to sound like a real threat. They’ve been running wild since the All Star break, scoring, winning, fighting and starting to finally show signs of the team..." February 05

  • Healthy scratch Cowen says trade ‘more realistic’

    TSN "There was a different type of buzz and energy inside the Canadian Tire Centre on Thursday morning. With Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers in town, the media gathering was much larger than you would usually find on a typical weekday. The scrum sizes were befitting of a playoff game instead..." February 05

  • Report: Majority of GMs would approve of play-in game for final playoff seeds

    The Score "First the coach's challenge, now a wild-card play-in game? Bob McKenzie reported Wednesday on NBC that 16-of-28 general managers polled would be in favor of the NHL borrowing another idea, and adopting an MLB-style single elimination play-in game to determine the final wild-card seed in each..." February 04

  • Crosby gets hat trick, Penguins hold off Senators

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Just a couple of days into his tenure as the Penguins' coach, Mike Sullivan attempted to draw the distinction between outplaying and outscoring the opposition as he explained the up-tempo style he planned to emphasize. Though each roughly translated to a win, Sullivan wanted the former. Trying..." February 03

  • The Stone Cold Reality: Injuries or not, slumping Senators need to win

    Ottawa Citizen "For Ottawa Senators right winger Mark Stone, spending a few days at Mont Tremblant was about shutting down his brain; to stop thinking about all the things he wasn’t doing right. “I think I just needed to get my head away, more than my body,” Stone said following Monday evening’s practice here,..." February 02

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    Ken Warren @Citizenkwarren

    Kyle Turris is not on the ice for the Senators. Looks like he's a no-go Tuesday against Pittsburgh.

  • John Scott, NHL All-Star Game set ratings record for NBCSN

    Yahoo! Sports "There was no doubt that the perfect storm of The John Scott Phenomenon and the NHL’s reinvigorated 3-on-3 All-Star Game format had provided an uptick in attention for the midseason classic. The only question was if that would actually translate into a spike in viewership as well, or if the..." February 01

  • MVP John Scott and new format win praise at NHL All-Star game

    Los Angeles Times "The least likely All-Star was voted the most valuable player of the NHL's first venture into three-on-three play at its midseason showcase, proving that the worst intentions can sometimes have an unimaginably good outcome. A ride that began when enforcer John Scott was jokingly promoted as the..." February 01

  • Erik Karlsson not big on NHL All-Star Game

    Ottawa Sun "Erik Karlsson was a buzz kill, if not brutally honest. On Friday, the Ottawa Senators captain was asked if the new 3-on-3 tournament could save an all-star game that had evolved into a glorified game of shinny that no one really cared about. His answer: Think again. The all-star game,..." January 31

  • NHL players excited for 3-on-3 All-Star Game

    Tennessean "Few cities fully understand and embody the concept of entertainment like Nashville, which is evident by the flair that exudes from every event that it holds. That inherent flavor is why the Predators, who are hosting their first NHL All-Star Game on Sunday at Bridgestone Arena, wanted to make..." January 30

  • Kovalev, 42, wants to make NHL comeback "Alex Kovalev, a 19-year NHL veteran who has been been out of the League since 2013, wants to make a comeback, and told Journal de Montreal, "I'd come back right away. If Jaromir Jagr can do it, so can I." Kovalev, who will turn 43 next month, scored 430 goals and had 1,029 points in 1,316 NHL..." January 30

  • There are barely any good NHL teams and it sucks

    New York Post "Parity? Yes. Good hockey? No. The prevalent idea that permeates down from the NHL offices on Sixth Avenue states having so many teams so closely bunched makes for good entertainment. As the All-Star break has begun, let us clarify that idea: The more teams that have a chance to make the..." January 30

  • The future of fighters: Former Senator Andre Roy worries about long-term health

    Ottawa Citizen "There is, however, a serious side beyond the happy-go-lucky personality. It emerges when he talks about occasional short-term memory loss and after seeing Brian McGrattan, another ex-Senators tough guy, smack his face on the ice following a one-punch knockout last week. McGrattan, playing for..." January 28

  • Senators defenceman Chris Phillips unlikely to play a game this season

    Ottawa Sun "Chris Phillips made his way to the Canadian War Museum Wednesday to get a glimpse of the two bids for a new downtown arena at LeBreton Flats. At this point, the well-respected alternate captain would just welcome the opportunity to get a chance to play at the Canadian Tire Centre again this..." January 28

  • Self-aware NHL all-star John Scott has many in his corner

    Toronto Sun "Midway through the second period, John Scott began to grow antsy. The hulking enforcer, who had been sitting for nearly 15 minutes in a 2-2 game, stood up, shook loose his legs, and looked pleadingly in the direction of the head coach. But it was no use. It was clear Scott’s place was on the..." January 28

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    Sens communications @Media_Sens

    The #Sens have re-assigned forwards @mccomax17 and @mpuempel to @BSens_Hockey. The #BSens visit @LVPhantoms this evening at 7:05 p.m.

  • Sabres slip by Senators

    Buffalo News "One thing that’s gone a little unnoticed about the Buffalo Sabres’ latest drive to the bottom of the NHL standings is the wildly inconsistent nature of their season. The Sabres are in yet another downturn after Monday’s 6-3 loss to the New York Rangers in Madison Square Garden, a game that was..." January 27

  • Majority of coaches remain in favour of challenge concept

    TSN "It's not that NHL coaches don't appreciate having the coach's challenge at their disposal this season for the first time ever... Well, actually, that's not entirely true as six of 27 NHL head coaches polled by TSN don't like the coach's challenge at all and would just as soon see it..." January 27

  • Karlsson calls Senators 'a budget team'

    The Score "Erik Karlsson took a not-so-veiled dig at his fellow Ottawa Senators after a 3-2 loss to former teammate Robin Lehner and the Buffalo Sabres. "We're a budget team," the Senators' captain said, according to TSN 1200's Graham Creech. "We don't have the players here that most high-skill teams do...." January 27

  • Proposals unveiled for Sens' new home

    TSN "Two multi-billion dollar proposals for the redevelopment of Ottawa's LeBreton flats were officially unveiled to the public by the National Capital Commission on Tuesday, with both of them including plans for NHL-sized arenas. Bids from Rendezvous LeBreton group (which includes owner Eugene..." January 26

  • Mark Stone staying positive despite slump

    Sportsnet "Mark Stone can’t help but shake his head these days. The Ottawa Senators winger is mired in the longest pointless streak of his career and is at a loss to understand what’s going wrong. Stone has failed to get a point in his last seven games, and has just one goal and one assist in his last..." January 25

  • Cowen's unusual contract could enhance his trade value

    The Score "Ottawa Senators defenseman Jared Cowen hasn't been a highly sought-after trade target, but his value could rise prior to the deadline for an unexpected reason. Cowen has another year left on his deal after 2015-16, but if he's bought out of that final season, the team doing so would get a..." January 25

  • Sens get back on track with 3-0 win over Rangers

    Ottawa Sun "On this day, the Senators’ bark was as good as their bite. The Senators took a step in the right direction Sunday afternoon as Bobby Ryan, Mike Hoffman and Jean-Gabriel Pageau did the scoring while goaltender Craig Anderson made 35 saves as the Senators notched a 3-0 victory over the New York..." January 25

  • Cowen's unusual contract could enhance his trade value

    TSN "The Ottawa Senators have been peddling defenceman Jared Cowen for the better part of a calendar year, but Cowen’s stock will be on the rise before the Feb. 29 trade deadline no matter how he plays on the ice. That’s because Cowen’s contract will be a particularly valuable asset for a specific..." January 25

  • How to Fix the NHL’s Coach’s Challenge

    The Hockey Writers "It’s no secret. The NHL’s coach’s challenge has not gone as smoothly as hoped in its inaugural season. It was put into place in order to give teams an option to challenge goals which they thought were not ‘good goals’ as deemed by the NHL rulebook. However, the two times when a coach can..." January 25

  • Canada’s falling dollar could be raising hopes for a Seattle NHL expansion team

    Seattle Times "It turns out the prediction of a January vote by Seattle City Council on a Sodo District arena was not only optimistic, but downright delusional. City Hall sources now indicate a vote to cede Occidental Avenue South for Chris Hansen’s project won’t happen before late March, early April at best...." January 25

  • Escrow went up…again

    Pro Hockey Talk "Escrow has risen from 16 percent to 18 percent, according to multiple reports. No surprise there, given the Canadian dollar’s plunge. With seven of the NHL’s 30 teams in Canada, there was no way league revenues weren’t going to be affected. Some had predicted escrow would go up even..." January 25

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    Brent Wallace @tsn_wally

    Anderson starts vs NYR. Chiasson is in. Methot and Turris remain out.

  • Senators won’t part with Cody Ceci in deal for Jonathan Drouin

    Sportsnet "While Tampa Bay Lightning GM Steve Yzerman continues to pursue a trade for disgruntled forward Jonathan Drouin, you can cross at least one name off the list of potential pieces coming back in a deal. The Ottawa Senators will not part with 22-year-old defenceman Cody Ceci as part of a package in..." January 24

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    Sens communications @Media_Sens

    #Sens forward Milan Michalek suffered a fractured finger on his right hand and will be out indefinitely.

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    Wayne Scanlan @HockeyScanner

    Anderson starts vs Kings. #Sens

  • John Tavares wakes up late as Islanders blast Senators

    New York Post "The Islanders hadn’t played a game in five days, but if there was rust, it didn’t show. Travis Hamonic and John Tavares each had a goal and an assist in the third period and the Islanders defeated the Ottawa Senators 5-2 on Friday night. “Overall it was a good road win, especially coming off..." January 23

  • Tampa Bay Lightning want Ottawa Senators prospect Thomas Chabot in any trade for Jonathan Drouin

    Ottawa Sun "The asking price will be high if the Senators want disgruntled Tampa Bay Lightning winger Jonathan Drouin. While the 20-year-old forward’s holdout hit day three as he waits for the Bolts to satisfy his demand for a trade, a league source told Postmedia Friday if the Senators want to acquire..." January 23

  • Devils score five in first, hold on to beat Senators, 6-3

    North Jersey "“Thank God!” Devils rookie Joe Blandisi thought to himself Thursday night when the puck went into the net for his first NHL goal. It was only the ninth NHL game of the 21-year-old’s career, but it felt like an eternity for him. “There’s been lots of chances and finally,” Blandisi said after..." January 22

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    Sens communications @Media_Sens

    #Sens Kyle Turris (lower body) will not play tonight.

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    Renaud Lavoie @renlavoietva

    The NHL executive committee meeting on expansion is today in NY. No announcement should be made after. #tvasports

  • Sens defeat Sharks 4-3 in a shootout

    San Jose Mercury News "The Sharks controlled the third period and looked to be well on their way to a win over the Ottawa Senators on Monday night before it all slipped right through their grasp. The Sharks gave up a short-handed goal on a penalty shot late in the third period, were unable to score on the power play..." January 19

  • Ottawa Senators stun Kings with three quick goals in third period

    Ottawa Citizen "Let’s pretend they drew it up this way. It took a full week. But the Ottawa Senators finally have a win — a strange one — on their longest road trip of the season. Call it a minor miracle. Down 3-1 to the Pacific Division-leading Kings, the Senators scored three unanswered goals in the third..." January 17