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Money won't change me, says Senators forward MacArthur

Money and security, Clarke MacArthur says, will not change him. He will still play the game the right way, he will continue to lead by example, he will again say what needs to be said in the dressing room. In fact, his voice will be a little stronger now that he has one season in Ottawa under his belt and a $23.25 million extension that keeps him under contact until the summer of...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Clarke MacArthur Signs Five-Year Extension With Ottawa Senators

OTTAWA — The Ottawa Senators have signed forward Clarke MacArthur to a $23.25-million, five-year extension. The deal runs through the end of the 2019-20 season and has an average annual value of $4.65 million, the team said in a release. MacArthur, a 29-year-old, scored a career-high 24 goals and had 31 assists in 79 games last season. He also set career highs with a plus-12 rating...
Via NESN.com
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Video- Who’s The Next Captain Of The Ottawa Senators?

Ken Warren of the Ottawa Citizen was on Fan590 today to discuss the next captain of the Ottawa Senators. Most people would say Erik Karlsson would be the guy but Warren says not so fast...  
Via Kukla's Korner
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ottawa Senators Goalie Gets Hamburglar On New Mask

Ottawa Senators goaltender Andrew Hammond recently had a new goalie mask made for the upcoming season, and it features an interesting detail that has captured caught a lot of people’s attention – the Hamburglar, a famous McDonald’s cartoon character, is pictured on the side. According to the mask’s artist, Jay Bartziokas, “Hamburglar” was Hammond’s nickname while he...
Via Next Impulse Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Prospecting with Pronman: Senators Top 10 Prospects Revealed

Yesterday was a crazy day filled with significant Senators related news items, so I didn’t have a chance to discuss ESPN Insider‘s Corey Pronman unveiling (note: paywall) his list of the top ten Senators prospects separately until today. We already know that the recent graduation of prospects like Robin Lehner and Cody Ceci, as well as the Senators trading Stefan Noesen and...
Via The 6th Sens
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Eugene Melnyk Speaks: MacArthur Signing, Ryan/Methot Status, Sens Foundation

Fresh off the heels of yesterday’s press conference to reveal that its Sens Foundation has surpassed the $100 million benchmark for money raised for the community, Senators owner Eugene Melnyk made an appearance on TSN 1200′s ‘The Drive’ to talk about the organization’s charitable endeavours and some other items of interest. I have transcribed most of the interview, but...
Via The 6th Sens
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Sens’ Karlsson will accept captaincy if offered

It’s pretty clear Erik Karlsson is the best player the Ottawa Senators currently have. He led the team in points last season and he won the Norris Trophy in 2012 as the league’s best defenseman at the age of 21. Now that he’s a regular veteran at 24 years old and the Senators are in need of a new captain with Jason Spezza now in Dallas, many think it’s time for Karlsson...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Senators sign Clarke MacArthur to 5-year extension

OTTAWA (AP) The Ottawa Senators have signed forward Clarke MacArthur to a $23.25-million, five-year extension. The deal runs through the end of the 2019-20 season and has an average annual value of $4.65 million, the team said in a release. MacArthur, a 29-year-old, scored a career-high 24 goals and had 31 assists in 79 games last season. He also set career highs with a plus-12...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Erik Karlsson is the clear choice for Ottawa Senators captain

It’s been a tumultuous year for the Ottawa Senators. After a 2012-13 campaign that saw them somehow make the playoffs despite a ridiculous amount of injuries to just about everyone on their roster, they upset the Montreal Canadiens in the playoffs and even after their elimination to the Pittsburgh Penguins, seemed like a team set for big things in 2013-14 with a healthy roster...
Via Sports-Glory
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Randy Lee Speaks: Borowiecki Extension, 2015 Impending UFAs, Hockey Analytics

Following the organization’s unanticipated decision to award Mark Borowiecki with a new three-year extension worth an average annual cap hit of $1.1 million, Ottawa Senators assistant general manager Randy Lee joined Ian Mendes and Shawn Simpson yesterday on TSN 1200‘s ‘The Drive’ to break down the deal and talk about a few other noteworthy items. To listen to the full interview...
Via The 6th Sens
2 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL’s ‘30 in 30’ series: Kyle Turris expected to establish himself as scorer, leader for Senators

NHL.com's "30 in 30" series examines the Ottawa Senators today, and instead of using potential captain and defenseman Erik Karlsson as its focal point, NHL.com's examination of the Senators' roster, top prospects and the "5 Questions" the team faces slowly but surely navigate toward another key player in center Kyle Turris. The 25-year-old and former...
Via Kukla's Korner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Senators’ Karlsson answers questions about captaincy, media spotlight

Mid-to-late August is the time of year that most NHL players--at least those who have established longer-term homes in particular locales--begin showing up near their places of employment. Ottawa Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson's return to Canada's capital yielded some, let's say slightly uncomfortable questions regarding possibly succeeding Daniel Alfredsson and Jason...
Via Kukla's Korner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Senators News: Craig Anderson To Be Extended

The Ottawa Senators are apparently letting their goaltending tandem of Robin Lehner and Craig Anderson ride.#485088125 / gettyimages.comAfter locking up the promising 23-year-old backup Lehner to a three-year $6.675M deal, assistant GM Pierre Dorion confirmed that the next step is re-signing the veteran Anderson.From Bruce Garrioch of The Ottawa Sun:“Speaking in a conference...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Sens sign Gatineau native to entry deal

The Ottawa Senators have signed Gatineau native Vincent Dunn to a three-year entry-level contract. Dunn completed his third season of major junior hockey and his first with Gatineau Olympiques (QMJHL) in 2013-14. He scored 31 goals and notched 156 penalty minutes. He was suspended several times during the year. Despite missing time, Dunn was second on the Olympiques in goals, and...
Via Pro Sports Daily
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Spezza wants trade because he’s blamed for losses

In May, we ran a story indicating that a Jason Spezza trade is pretty likely following an exit interview the veteran forward had with the team. The details surrounding that interview remained pretty vague, but it was clear that Spezza and the team’s management would be exploring a possible trade. A new report suggests that Spezza wants to be dealt to a new team because he’s blamed...
Via Puck Drunk Love
June 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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