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  • NHL Entry Draft's later rounds wrongly ignored on many levels

    Edmonton Journal "The 2016 NHL Entry Draft will unfold this Friday, when the Toronto Maple Leafs are expected to draft Auston Matthews first overall. History has proven the first round is usually where the most prolific offensive players are chosen. The top-25 point producers during the last five NHL seasons..." June 24

  • Senators Re-Sign Buddy Robinson

    Silver Seven "Pierre Dorion has completed his first player contract as general manager of the Ottawa Senators. Forward Buddy Robinson has been extended for another year on a two-way contract worth $750,000 in the NHL and $75,000 in the AHL. " June 23

  • Senators GM Pierre Dorion not involved in much pre-draft trade chatter just yet

    Ottawa Sun "Senators GM Pierre Dorion spent Wednesday in Las Vegas but the only real action was the vote on expansion at the NHL’s board of governors meetings, the annual awards show and, of course, at the card table. No, Dorion’s phone hasn’t exactly been ringing off the hook. Holding the No. 12..." June 23

  • NHL confirms expansion to Las Vegas for 2017-18 season

    The Score "NHL commissioner Gary Bettman announced Wednesday that the league's Board of Governors unanimously approved expansion to Las Vegas for the 2017-18 season. Bill Foley will be principal owner of the franchise, which will play its home games at the recently opened T-Mobile Arena. Foley and his..." June 22

  • Here's your handy guide to how the NHL's Las Vegas expansion draft will work

    SB Nation "The NHL announced their expansion into Las Vegas on Wednesday afternoon. That's all very exciting for their fans and the city of Las Vegas, but the fans of the other 30 teams are probably wondering what this means for their clubs. That's because an expansion draft is coming in 2017. Every NHL..." June 22

  • Jets Prospect Was Arrested After Fighting A Cop At Disney World For The Dumbest Reason

    Uproxx "Ottawa Senators prospect Darren Kramer didn’t have such a magical time at Disney World this week, considering he was tazed and arrested after fighting a police officer over quite possibly the stupidest reason ever. Kramer, a 24-year-old forward for the AHL’s Manitoba Moose, was involved in the..." June 22

  • NHL sets 2016-17 salary cap at $73M

    The Score "The salary cap for the 2016-17 NHL season has been set at $73 million, with a floor of $54 million, the league and NHLPA announced on Tuesday. The new cap marks an increase $1.6 million (2.2 percent) from last season, and comes from the NHLPA's vote to use its five-percent growth factor." June 22

  • NHL releases full schedule for 2016-17 season

    Sportsnet "he NHL’s 2016-17 regular season will commence Wednesday, Oct. 12, with a four-game slate, highlighted by the Edmonton Oilers playing their first game at their new arena, Rogers Place. The 1,230-game regular-season schedule – 82 games per team – will conclude Sunday, April 9. After closing..." June 21

  • NHL 2016-17 home openers announced, Penguins to host Capitals

    The Score "Just eight days after the Pittsburgh Penguins captured the Stanley Cup, the NHL announced they will raise their fourth championship banner to the rafters Oct. 13 when Sidney Crosby will host Alex Ovechkin and the rival Washington Capitals. The season will start a week later than usual with the..." June 20

  • Ron MacLean in, Strombo out as Hockey Night in Canada host

    Yahoo! Sports "According to Dave Feschuk of The Star, George Stroumboulopoulos is out as host of Hockey Night in Canada. He will be replaced by the man he unseated just two seasons ago - Ron MacLean. When Rogers acquired the rights to the NHL for $5.2-billion they decided to shakeup the prolific Hockey..." June 20

  • Former Senators coach Jacques Martin savours first Cup victory

    Ottawa Citizen "As Jacques Martin celebrated the Stanley Cup victory with his Pittsburgh Penguins counterparts a week ago in San Jose, he couldn’t help but think of the dreams that this would happen. The years of hard work and the dedication finally paid off. “I think it’s great,” the 61-year-old Martin..." June 19

  • Pierre Groulx named Sens new goalie coach

    Ottawa Citizen "Craig Anderson will have a familiar face to work with as the club’s new goalie coach. The Senators named Ottawa native Pierre Groulx to take over the role Friday morning and he worked with Anderson while they were both with the Florida Panthers. Coach Guy Boucher and Groulx worked together..." June 17

  • Top 10 trade candidates at the 2016 NHL draft

    The Hockey News "Draft day has usurped trade deadline day and free agent day as the NHL’s most exciting off-ice event, and it’s not because of the drafting. The last weekend in June has become a lightning rod for blockbuster trades because, unlike at the trade deadline, almost every franchise is a theoretical..." June 16

  • Order Of Selection For The 2016 NHL Draft

    kuklaskorner "The National Hockey League announced today the order of selection for the 2016 NHL Draft, June 24-25 at First Niagara Center in Buffalo. The first round will be conducted on Friday, June 24 and broadcast live by NBCSN in the United States and Sportsnet and TVA in Canada, beginning at 7 p.m., ET...." June 16

  • Bob McKenzie: Many teams interested in making ‘seismic shifts’ via trade

    Today's Slapshot "Bob McKenzie was on Vancouver’s TSN 1040 on Tuesday morning. On what he’s hearing on the trade rumor front: “Hard to say at this point. We just got off the Cup Final. I’ve got to zip out to Detroit for the Gordie Howe funeral tomorrow. We’ve got the awards in Vegas, then on to the draft in..." June 15

  • Sens offered both short- and long-term deals to Ceci

    Pro Hockey Talk "Cody Ceci, the former first-round pick that played alongside Dion Phaneuf in Ottawa last season, has reportedly been offered both short- and long-term contract extensions by GM Pierre Dorion, per the Sun. Ceci, the 15th overall pick in ’12, just wrapped the last of his three-year entry deal and..." June 14

  • NHL buyout window opening: 13 top candidates

    Sportsnet "Painfully under-performing players, cumbersome contracts and a “relatively flat” 2016-17 salary cap got you down? Fear not, National Hockey League general managers. The annual buyout window will soon give you an easy out. All you have to do is convince your team’s owner to shell out millions..." June 14

  • Daniel Alfredsson agrees to one-year extension as senior advisor of hockey operations "The Ottawa Senators (@Senators) today announced that Daniel Alfredsson has signed a one-year extension with the club, where he will continue in his duties as the team’s senior advisor of hockey operations. “It is great to have Daniel back as part of the Senators’ hockey department,” said..." June 13

  • Sweden sets European record for NHL participation, Canada hits record low

    The Score "Sweden's presence in the NHL is reaching unprecedented levels. A record 87 Swedish players - or 8.8 percent of the league - played at least one game this season, according to the IIHF. That's the highest figure ever by a European nation in league history, and the number of European NHL..." June 08

  • NHL executive committee recommends Las Vegas expansion

    Yahoo! Sports "NHL expansion is reportedly coming to Las Vegas. On Tuesday night Sin Bin Vegas cited sources "with extensive knowledge of the organization and the expansion process" saying that the NHL’s executive committee "formulated a positive recommendation for expansion" to Las Vegas for the 2017-18..." June 08

  • Ex-Senators coach Dave Cameron talking to Red Wings

    Ottawa Sun "Dave Cameron may not be out of the NHL next season. While there are no guarantees, and it isn’t known where he stands, the former Ottawa Senators coach was given permission to speak with the Detroit Red Wings about an assistant’s job with Jeff Blashill and may have met with them not long after..." June 02

  • Buckle up for a busy month of trade activity

    TSN "Buckle up. The run up to July 1’s Free Agent Frenzy could be the craziest in NHL history, with a flurry of trade activity like we’ve never seen before created by a projected flat salary cap and a potential expansion draft that could cause teams to make a pre-emptive strike this summer. And..." June 02

  • 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 "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 "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

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