July 25th, 2015 In Ottawa Senators 0 comments

The future looks bright in Ottawa. After an on-again, off-again retooling process, the Senators appear to be on the cusp of being a perennial playoff team. As of today, Ottawa only has six players age 30 or over. If we analyze based on production instead of popularity, it's arguable that only one of those six would be considered a core player...

July 20th, 2015 In Prospects, Senators Prospects 0 comments

This post is the flip side of last week's Hope For Ottawa's Future post. Rather than celebrating the diamond in the rough, late-round draft steal and highlighting clever signings of undrafted prospects, in this post I am going to take a look at players whose performance during the 2015 development camp should raise red flags for management....

July 19th, 2015 In Ottawa Senators, Senators Transactions 0 comments

When the Ottawa Senators parted ways with Jason Spezza last July, it was the end of an era in Canada's capital. Spezza, who had been the cornerstone of the franchise for nearly a decade, was traded to the Dallas Stars in exchange for right winger Alex Chiasson. But while the trade was a good move for the Sens financially - Spezza earning $7.5...

July 12th, 2015 In Prospects, Senators Prospects 0 comments

Think that July means no hockey? Think again. While NHL regulars are out on the golf course, spending time with family or naming puppies after their teammates and taking pictures of them next to the Stanley Cup, a new generation of NHL hopefuls gather in cities around the league for the annual development camps. By now, every hockey fan knows what...

July 6th, 2015 In Ottawa Senators, Senators Prospects 0 comments

To suggest that the Ottawa Senators were busy last weekend in Sunrise would be an understatement. Overall, they drafted eight players while trading the likes of David Legwand and Robyn Lehner to Buffalo and Erik Gryba to Edmonton. The latter move paved the way for the Sens to select second-generation player, Christian Wolanin. Before using it...

June 30th, 2015 In Ottawa Senators, Trades Contracts and Transactions 0 comments

Bryan Murray had a busy and extremely productive 72 hours. Between Thursday morning and Saturday evening he re-signed franchise building blocks Mark Stone and Mika Zibanejad to reasonable deals, solved Ottawa's three-headed goalie problem, saved over $5 million in cap space and began to clear out the logjam on Ottawa's blue line. By trading Robin...

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