SENATORS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Pierre Dorion Speaks: Draft Lottery, Picking 12th, Finding a Coach

As part of TSN 1200’s NHL Draft Lottery coverage, Ottawa Senators general manager joined Lee Versage and Shawn Simpson to discuss the night’s events and the fact that the Senators held firm and wound up with the 12th overall selection. To listen to the full interview, scroll to the bottom of this post and use the embedded audio player. As always, my thoughts are in bold. On...
Via The 6th Sens
32 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Boudreau Axed, Thoughts on Thoughts, Draft Lottery News

It’s fitting that one day after Senators ownership came out and admitted that it runs its hockey operations department on a shoestring budget, arguably one of the best head coaches in hockey, Bruce Boudreau, hit the market after he was relieved of his duties by the Anaheim Ducks. In his introductory press conference, Senators general manager Pierre Dorion stressed that ownership...
Via The 6th Sens
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name the 9 team captains in Ottawa Senators history

Can you name the 9 team captains in Ottawa Senators history? Clue: Year(s) as captain
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Luke Richardson leaves Sens organization after GM tells him he’s not a coaching candidate

Former Binghamton Senators assistant coach Luke Richardson abruptly released a statement on Monday saying he wasn’t returning to the Ottawa Senators organization. “I’ve enjoyed my four years of coaching in Binghamton and am proud of the accomplishments of the players and team,” said Richardson. “I’d like to thank the Senators organization for providing me with the...
Via Puck Drunk Love
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Luke Richardson and Senators Agree to Part Ways

In a press release this afternoon, the Ottawa Senators announced that “Binghamton Senators head coach Luke Richardson will not return next season after coming to a mutual agreement with the organization to vacate the position to pursue a new opportunity.” Richardson spent the past four seasons coaching Ottawa’s AHL affiliate to varying degrees of success. In the early going...
Via The 6th Sens
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Senators owner: Nobody, including Erik Karlsson, is untouchable

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, saying no players were untouchable on the roster including Senators superstar Erik Karlsson...
Via Puck Drunk Love
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Senators fire head coach Dave Cameron after team fails to make playoffs

OTTAWA -- The Ottawa Senators have fired coach Dave Cameron after the team missed the playoffs.New general manager Pierre Dorion made the announcement Tuesday. The Senators were 38-35-9 this season.Assistant coaches Andre Tourigny and Rick Wamsley were also fired. Assistant Jason Smith was relieved of his coaching duties and offered another position with the organization.Cameron...
Via Associated Press
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Ottawa fires coach Dave Cameron after team misses playoffs

OTTAWA (AP) The Ottawa Senators have fired coach Dave Cameron after the team missed the playoffs. New general manager Pierre Dorion made the announcement Tuesday. The Senators were 38-35-9 this season. Assistant coaches Andre Tourigny and Rick Wamsley were also fired. Assistant Jason Smith was relieved of his coaching duties and offered another position with the organization. Cameron...
Via Associated Press
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Ottawa Senators GM stepping down, will take on new role

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) -- Bryan Murray is stepping down as Ottawa Senators general manager and taking on an advisory role within the organization.Murray, who has been battling cancer, will be replaced by assistant general manager Pierre Dorion.Murray said he had been pondering the decision for the past month, but ultimately came to the decision to step down this past Wednesday.He was...
Via Associated Press
21 days ago  |  Discuss

The great Norris Trophy debate: Drew Doughty vs. Erik Karlsson

All sports fans love to argue, especially about which players are better than others. Hockey fans have sunk into this debate this season, arguing about Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty and Ottawa Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson.  With the end of the season approaching and award voting about to start, fans are looking for a definitive answer. Who's had the better season...
Via The Sports Quotient
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Senators owner promises changes: 'Nobody is safe'

The owner of the Ottawa Senators isn’t happy with the team’s middling performance. Eugene Melnyk spoke to reporters and put his entire organization on blast, saying nobody is safe. Strong words from @Senators @MelnykEugene Blames "inconsistency & stupidity" for season. https://t.co/OUb7ypGZzL pic.twitter.com/dJYMaRlsz7 — Gino Reda (@GinoRedaTSN) March 22, 2016 In...
Via Puck Drunk Love
March 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Trade deadline outlook: Ottawa Senators

Buyers or Sellers? Either. Ottawa has a plethora of talented young players, so it doesn't need to trade assets in order to build for the future. But this also is not quite a playoff team, and after acquiring a big contract in Dion Phaneuf, the Senators might want to clear up some cap space at the deadline. Team needs Defense. The Senators are the worst team in the NHL in shots...
Via Fox Sports
February 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Ref drilled in genitals with beer can thrown by player's brother

A hockey referee officiating a game in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League last week was hit in the groin by a can of beer, a projectile that was thrown from the seats by the upset brother of a player he had just sent to the penalty box. Dominic Bedard was officiating a game between the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies and the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada on Feb. 11 when he sent the Huskies’...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
February 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs trade Dion Phaneuf to Senators in blockbuster deal

We have a blockbuster trade in the NHL. The Ottawa Senators have acquired defenseman Dion Phaneuf, forward Matt Frattin, prospects Casey Bailey, Ryan Rupert and Cody Donaghey from the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for defenseman Jared Cowen, forwards Colin Greening and Milan Michalek, prospect Tobias Lindberg as well as a second-round pick in 2017 NHL Draft. #Sens get Phaneuf...
Via The Comeback
February 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Bobby Ryan goal nets a kid a puppy

Thanks to a sign and a Bobby Ryan goal, this kid is getting a puppy! During the Ottawa Senators’ 3-0 win over the New York Rangers, Ryan scored with 20 seconds left in the second period. While it might seem like just another goal, for Cole Jansen, the score meant his family is getting a puppy. Cole created a sign which read “Bobby, dad said if you score we get a puppy.” The...
Via The Comeback
January 25, 2016  |  Discuss

The Resurgence Of Bobby Ryan

Bobby Ryan has always been a major talent in the NHL, but he hasn't always been the same player who had four straight 30-goal seasons with the Anaheim Ducks. After a very rocky departure from Southern California, Ryan made his way to the Great White North after being traded to the Ottawa Senators. Starting his career on a line with Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry certainly helped...
Via The Sports Quotient
December 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Dustin Byfuglien takes aim at 3-on-3 OT format again

In case there’s anyone out there that missed Dustin Byfuglien chastising the NHL’s new three-on-three overtime format—you’re in luck. The Winnipeg Jet took a shot at it again.Following the Jets’ 3-2 shootout loss to the Ottawa Senators on Thursday night, Byfuglien echoed earlier disdain for the new set-up, according to Pro Hockey Talk on NBCSports. “It’s terrible,...
Via Yardbarker
November 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Can the Wild and Senators continue their hot streaks?

The Minnesota Wild and Ottawa Senators were undoubtedly two of the hottest teams in the NHL at the end of last season. But a strong finish at the end of a season will always lead to heightened expectations. After both teams were knocked out of the playoffs, fans were already speculating about the comeback each team would have at the beginning of the 2015-2016 season. Now that the...
Via The Sports Quotient
October 30, 2015  |  Discuss
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