SENATORS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Ottawa Senators visit sick teen during road trip to Minnesota

The Ottawa Senators might very well be in the thick of a playoff race heading towards the end of the NHL season. But in no way does this mean the team is too busy to visit a die-hard young fan that’s going through some difficult times.In the lead up to their game against the Minnesota Wild on Thursday, the Senators met with 16-year-old Jonathan Pitre, who is battling a rare...
Via Sportsnaut
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Preview: Senators Visit the Flyers

On Tuesday night the playoff-bound Ottawa Senators will pack their bags and skate into the City of Brotherly Love to take on the statistically-still-alive Philadelphia Flyers. Whereas the Senators are hopeful to catch the Atlantic Division-leading Montreal Canadiens with their eight games remaining, the Flyers are just playing out the remainder of their seven games with nothing to...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 days ago

Colin White Agrees to Senators’ Terms

Colin White finally agreed to sign an amateur tryout contract with the Ottawa Senators. After the elimination of his college team in Boston, White was looking to turn professional. In hopes of joining the Senators, his side wanted to sign an entry-level contract (ELC). It would have burned off the first year of his deal, bringing him sooner to free agency. White decided that playing...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 days ago

Methot Injury an Opportunity for Claesson

There were few positives about Marc Methot’s gruesome injury against the Pittsburgh Penguins. It left him without a fingertip – and, on a related note, left many fans running for the toilet. It put the Ottawa Senators down a top-pairing defenceman and, as Eugene Melnyk so eloquently noted, Sidney Crosby went unpunished for the slash that ultimately caused the injury (Crosby has...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 days ago

Colin White Signs Professional Contract

White will join the Binghamton Senators. After a week of speculation and rumors, Colin White has signed a contract with the Ottawa Senators organization. White has signed an ATO with the Binghamton Senators, Ottawa’s AHL affiliate, and will join the team immediately. White was the 21st overall pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, going to the Senators in the first round. White was...
Via BC Interruption
3 days ago

No discipline for Crosby for slashing off Methot’s fingertip

Sidney Crosby will not be subjected to any discipline for a slash that ripped off the fingertip of Marc Methot, per NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly, who told ESPN the league is not investigating the matter.The incident occurred during the Pittsburgh Penguins’ 2-1 loss to the Ottawa Senators Thursday night. Methot missed the final 45 minutes of the game after coming off the ice...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Sidney Crosby slashed off the tip of Marc Methot’s finger

Earlier this week, Sidney Crosby scored one of the best goals of the year with an insane one-handed goal against the Sabres. Crosby is back in the headlines once again on Thursday, but this time it’s for inflicting what might be one of the most disgusting injuries of the season.While attempting to slash Marc Methot’s stick to prevent the Senators defenseman from dumping the...
Via The Comeback
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Turris, Ryan score in shootout as Senators edge Penguins

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Kyle Turris and Bobby Ryan scored in the shootout to lift the Ottawa Senators to a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday night. Mike Hoffman scored in regulation for the Senators and Mike Condon finished with 34 saves, including two incredible point-blank stops in overtime to keep the game going. Nick Bonino had the goal in regulation for the...
Via MyNorthwest.com
7 days ago

REPORTS: Colin White Finalizing Deal With Ottawa Senators

White is expected to sign before tomorrow evening. Reports are suggesting that Colin White is close to signing a deal with the Ottawa Senators, ending his NCAA career early to go pro. Many expected White to sign last spring, so it is not surprising that he’s negotiating an NHL deal now that BC’s season is over. White is expected to sign before tomorrow evening. White was drafted...
Via BC Interruption
8 days ago

Claesson's 1st goal helps streaking Senators beat Stars 5-2

DALLAS (AP) Defenseman Fredrik Claesson scored his first NHL goal and added an assist to help the Ottawa Senators win their fourth straight game, 5-2 over the Dallas Stars on Wednesday night. Ottawa moved within four points of first-place Montreal in the Atlantic Division. The Senators' winning streak began after they acquired Viktor Stalberg and Alexandre Burrows near the trade...
Via Associated Press
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Smith scores short-handed to lift Senators over Jackets 3-2

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) Zack Smith scored a short-handed goal in the third period and the Ottawa Senators beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-2 on Saturday night. Viktor Stalberg got his first goal since joining the Senators ahead of Wednesday's trade deadline. Erik Karlsson scored his 11th of the season and Craig Anderson made 25 saves. Stalberg was traded to Ottawa by the Carolina...
Via Associated Press
25 days ago  |  Discuss

The Senators' deal for Alex Burrows should raise some red flags in Ottawa

The Ottawa Senators made one of the more mystifying deals of this NHL season on Monday when they traded a promising prospect, Jonathan Dahlen, to the Vancouver Canucks for veteran forward Alexandre Burrows. Then they doubled down on that confusion by reportedly handing Burrows an immediate two-year contract extension worth $5 million.Sure, Burrows may be able to provide some immediate...
Via FOX Sports
February 27, 2017

Turris, Anderson lead Senators to 2-1 win over Panthers

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) Kyle Turris scored the tiebreaking goal in the second period and Craig Anderson stopped 37 shots to lift the Ottawa Senators over the Florida Panthers 2-1 on Sunday night. Zack Smith had an early short-handed goal for the Senators, who have won four of six. Jonathan Marchessault scored for Florida, and James Reimer made 31 saves. The Panthers have lost three...
Via Associated Press
February 26, 2017  |  Discuss

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...
Via Puck Drunk Love
February 23, 2017  |  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...
Via Buckeye Battle Cry
February 23, 2017  |  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...
Via Puck Drunk Love
February 09, 2017  |  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...
Via State of Hockey News
February 09, 2017  |  Discuss

Senators’ Asking Price for Lazar is Comically High

During tonight’s Blues versus Senators broadcast on TSN5, Bruce Garrioch appeared in his regular first intermission ‘Question Period’ segment alongside Brent Wallace where he was asked about Curtis Lazar’s situation. With Lazar sitting out tonight’s game as a healthy scratch, reports suggest that teams are kicking tires to see what Ottawa’s looking to do with the former...
Via State of Hockey News
February 07, 2017  |  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 TSN.ca. 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 Frozen Notes
February 03, 2017  |  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...
Via Puck Drunk Love
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 Madtown Badgers
January 23, 2017  |  Discuss
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