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Filip Gustavsson: Goalie of the Future for the Ottawa Senators

Filip Gustavsson: Goalie of the Future for the Ottawa Senators

July 19th, 2018 The Ottawa Senators look to be heading towards a rebuild, but the team's goaltender position already looks to have a positive future ahead thanks largely to a trade with the Pittsburgh Penguins, which saw Filip Gustavsson join the team. The Senators' Current Goaltending Situation Ottawa has a...
NHL Rumors: Karlsson, Karlsson, Nylander, More

NHL Rumors: Karlsson, Karlsson, Nylander, More

July 14th, 2018 In today's rumor rundown, there is news on the two big Karlsson names in the NHL. Erik's deal in Ottawa appeared to fall through for one specific reason while William's deal in Vegas appears far from ready to roll. A report is out there too that Kyle Dubas is being patient when it comes to...

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July 4th, 2018
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This year was one to forget for the Ottawa Senators, finishing second-to-last in the NHL after a promising playoff run the year before. As the free agency period has gotten underway, there are many questions that still need to be answered. The Sens have already addressed one question, placing right winger Alex Burrows on waivers to buy him out and free up some cap room ahead of free agency. With the team surrounded by rumors, here are the three biggest questions to be addressed this offseason. What’s Happening With Erik Karlsson? Erik Karlsson is the face of the Senators' organization. For the past nine seasons, he has become one of the best players in the NHL. He has won two Norris Trophies as the NHL's best defenseman, been named to the NHL First All-Star Team four times and has helped the Sens reach the playoffs five times. His 518 points in 627 games don't hurt either. NHL All-Stars are not easy to come by, and it looks like the Sens might lose theirs....
July 3rd, 2018
Ottawa Senators

In today's rumor rundown, the Ottawa Senators are letting teams chat with Erik Karlsson about a contract extension, the Leafs are looking to upgrade their defense and might have a target in mind and the Bruins might be shopping one of the more high-profile blueliners. What's Happening With Erik Karlsson? After failing to get Erik Karlsson to commit to an eight-year contract extension that was offered on July 1, the New York Post’s Larry Brooks is citing sources claiming the Ottawa Senators have given permission to teams interested in acquiring Karlsson via trade to talk a contract extension with Karlsson first. For teams interested in acquiring the defenseman, it will be imperative that they know they have the superstar locked up before giving up major assets in any trade. The Ottawa Sun's Bruce Garrioch suggests Karlsson is seeking an eight-year, $88-million contract just like the one Drew Doughty signed with the Los Angeles Kings and that the San Jose...
June 22nd, 2018
Ottawa Senators

With the 4th Pick in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft, the Ottawa Senators Have Selected Brady Tkachuk From the Boston University Terriers in the NCAA. About Brady Tkachuk There may not be a better mix of skill and physical ability in the 2018 NHL Draft Class than Brady Tkachuk. A prototypical power forward who has all the makings of a top-six forward who can also impact a game from the bottom-six, Tkachuk has an excellent shot and is a solid skater who isn't afraid to go to the dirty areas of the ice to make a play. THW Prospect Profile Excerpt: We’ve all seen what Matthew Tkachuk has done for the Calgary Flames in his brief NHL career. Some good, some bad and certainly some ugly, but most of it has been good. Now, consider that there’s a player with the ability to agitate like the Flames youngster, but with more speed and skill. What if I told you he has the same last name? Meet Brady Tkachuk. He’s Matthew’s younger brother and should be a top-five pick in the upcoming NHL...
June 19th, 2018
San Jose Sharks

The Ottawa Senators have traded forward Mike Hoffman, Cody Donaghey and a fifth-round pick in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft to the San Jose Sharks in exchange for forward Mikkel Boedker, defender Julius Bergman and a sixth-round pick in 2020. This trade comes mere days after the controversy broke surrounding Hoffman's wife and Senators' captain Erik Karlsson's wife. https://twitter.com/Senators/status/1009042729895018496 The controversy centered around a peace bond that Melinda Karlsson filed for on May 4 in an Ottawa Court, seeking for protection and alleging that Hoffman's long-time girlfriend Monica Caryk had posted hundreds of derogatory online messages directed at her, her husband and their unborn child. Senators Getting Pennies on the Dollar for Hoffman On the surface, it's clear that the Senators got significantly less in return for Hoffman than they would have liked. Taken in the fifth-round of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, the 6-foot, 181-pound Hoffman has scored 107 goals...