Blake Wheeler: Department of Player Safety’s recent decisions 'raise a lot of questions'

Blake Wheeler was left questioning the decision making of the Department of Player Safety and their inconsistency following a string of similar hits with different punishments.Jets defenseman Jacob Trouba earned a two-game suspension for a check to the head of Senators forward Mark Stone. On the flip side, Pittsburgh Penguins star Evgeni Malkin wasn’t suspended for a very similar...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Pierre Dorion Speaks: Trade Deadline, Nick Paul’s Development, Expansion

After his depleted Senators held off the Devils on Tuesday night in a much-needed win, Senators general manager Pierre Dorion not only held court with the local media, but he also appeared on TSN 1200’s ‘In the Box’ where he covered a number of similar topics. From updating the health status of key players like Mark Stone and Mike Hoffman to describing how much flexibility...
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NHL Whiffs on Stone Injury

The NHL’s Department of Player Safety isn’t making too many friends these days. Their downhill slide started when they gave Brad Marchand – a repeat offender with a reputation as an over-the-line player – a measly fine for a dangerous slew foot. And things only got worse when they levied just a six-game suspension at Detroit Red Wings forward Gustav Nyquist for a dangerous...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

Senators Suffer String of Injuries

There’s nothing like losing four players in two days to hit home the fact that your team’s forward depth is lacking. Heading into the weekend with games against the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Winnipeg Jets, the Ottawa Senators were the healthiest they’ve been this season. Craig Anderson is back and easing into his starting role, while Marc Methot came back from a short illness...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 days ago

Undermanned Senators sweep Devils, Anderson makes 29 saves

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) Craig Anderson made 29 saves and the Ottawa Senators beat the New Jersey Devils 2-1 on Tuesday night despite playing without three of their top forwards. Ottawa was without Mark Stone (22 goals), Mike Hoffman (19 goals) and Bobby Ryan (12 goals) after all three were injured over the weekend. Ryan will miss 4-to-6 weeks with a broken finger, while Stone (neck...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Short-handed Senators attempt to regroup vs. Devils

When the Ottawa Senators face off with the New Jersey Devils for the second time in less than a week Tuesday night at the Prudential Center, their lineup could have a distinctly different look. Since their 3-0 win in New Jersey on Thursday, the Senators (31-20-6) lost right wing Bobby Ryan to a finger injury that will keep him sidelined for an indefinite period. Then, they had...
Via FOX Sports
4 days ago

Top 3 All-Time Senators Goalies

The Ottawa Senators have had many goaltenders come through the organization in their 25-year history, many didn’t stay very long with the franchise, but some have had a lasting impact. The top three goaltenders selected made an impact at different points in the team’s young history. Between them, they have 107 playoff games and a Stanley Cup Finals appearance. These goaltenders...
Via The Hockey Writers
4 days ago

A Shining Stone Is Struck

What looked like an amazing weekend for Mark Stone turned for the worst at the last minute. Stone had one of the biggest games of the year on Saturday scoring a goal and four assists with five shots in the 6-3 win over the Maple Leafs. Stone followed that up by scoring a goal and taking a penalty against the Jets on Sunday before a hit to the head from Jacob Trouba knocked him...
Via Razzball Hockey
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Sens' Condon gets 'special' shutout during father-son trip

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) The father-son trip for the Ottawa Senators turned into something special for goaltender Mike Condon. Condon made 21 saves in recording his fifth shutout of the season, and his father, Ted, got a gift to commemorate the Senators' 3-0 win over the New Jersey Devils on Thursday night. Mike Condon said it was the first time his father has been in attendance for...
Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Condon makes 21 saves for Senators in 3-0 win over Devils

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) Mike Condon made 21 saves in recording his fifth shutout of the season, Dion Phaneuf scored on a power play and the Ottawa Senators beat the New Jersey Devils 3-0 on Thursday night. Erik Karlsson scored on a point shot that crawled into the net and Kyle Turris shot into an empty net in the final four minutes to give the Senators their third win in four games...
Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrew Hammond Waived

In a move that could signal that his career with the Ottawa Senators is over, Andrew Hammond was waived by the team before today’s noon deadline to make room for the returning Craig Anderson. If Hammond goes unclaimed, he’ll be returned to Binghamton where he’ll congest their goaltending picture and take playing time away from prospects who the Senators need to evaluate and...
Via State of Hockey News
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Dallas Stars score on themselves during delayed penalty

The Dallas Stars haven’t had a very good season. On Thursday, things got a bit worse.Jiri Hudler accidentally scored on his own net after attempting a drop-pass during a delayed penalty. It’s a hockey player’s nightmare. Woof. How often do you see that?When things don’t go well in the NHL, sometimes they really, really don’t go well. There’s no telling what will happen...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Rumour: Senators to Ask Phaneuf to Waive NMC

Normally I don’t read Don Brennan articles, but when I do, there’s usually a good reason for it. Maybe it’s nothing or it could be something, but in buried in the depths of an article in yesterday’s Ottawa Sun, Brennan wrote, “it’s widely believed the Senators will protect Cody Ceci and Marc Methot along with Erik Karlsson, and ask Dion Phaneuf to waive his no-move with...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Insider Trading: “the asking price (on Lazar) is extremely high”

Just last month, Curtis Lazar was featured prominently in Frank Seravelli’s list of the ‘Top 20 players potentially available’ before the March 1st NHL Trade Deadline on His point production and struggles this season have been well-documented, but it’s not like he’s his numbers coming into this season were a sight to behold either. Since entering the league, his...
Via Hall of Very Good
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Guy Boucher hates shootouts, doesn’t watch them

Guy Boucher isn’t the fan of shootouts.The Ottawa Senators head coach spoke with James Mirtle of the Athletic, revealing that despite his club pulling off a 3-2 shootout win recently over the Toronto Maple Leafs, he “hates” the shootout for it’s reliance on individual performance.“I never watch shootouts,” Ottawa Senators coach Guy Boucher said, after his team beat the...
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January 24, 2017  |  Discuss

Senators Sign Zack Smith to 4-Year, $13-Million Extension

Well Senators fans, when it comes to your mock expansion draft scenarios, you can now pencil forward Zack Smith in as one of the team’s protected forwards. Today the Ottawa Senators announced this afternoon that they have inked Smith to a four-year contract extension worth $13-million that carries an average annual value of $3.25-million. The 28-year old forward, who turns 29 in...
Via State of Hockey News
January 23, 2017  |  Discuss

Thoughts on Senators Shutting Down MacArthur

I can’t imagine the emotions running through Clarke MacArthur’s mind at this moment. After a long and arduous recuperation process that left the Senators’ left winger admittedly feeling like he was symptom-free and physically ready to return to the lineup, he has been shut down for the remainder of the season after doctors refused to medically clear him. Leading up to this...
Via Hall of Very Good
January 23, 2017  |  Discuss

Sens’ Mark Borowiecki loses skate blade during shift, gets mocked by teammates

Ottawa Senators’ defenseman Mark Borowiecki was taking a normal shift Saturday against the New Jersey Devils when something highly unusual happened: one of his skate blades failed on him and came off. What followed was pretty ugly for Borowiecki:     It looks like Borowiecki’s injured, but he’s not. He’s struggling massively to keep up on the shift in the defensive zone...
Via The Comeback
December 18, 2016  |  Discuss

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