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Senators at the 2018 World Championship

Senators at the 2018 World Championship

May 19th, 2018 With All-Star names like Matt Duchene and Erik Karlsson passing on the chance to represent their countries at the World Hockey Championships this month in Copenhagen and Herning, Denmark, let’s take a look at how their Ottawa Senators teammates are faring on the international stage. Jean-Gabriel...
Senators Options With 4th Overall Pick

Senators Options With 4th Overall Pick

April 29th, 2018 Any dreams of the Ottawa Senators landing Rasmus Dahlin were dashed on Saturday night, as the team ended up with the fourth overall pick during the 2018 NHL Draft Lottery. Without a top-three pick, the Sens could go in a number of different directions with their first selection in the...

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March 29th, 2018
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Chris Wideman was poised for a breakout season before everything suddenly went wrong. After tallying eight points in his first 16 games this season, the Ottawa Senators defenceman suffered a devastating hamstring injury when Evgeni Malkin fell on top of him in November. Wideman has been sidelined ever since, and while he hopes to be back before the end of the year, Ottawa’s season is quickly winding down. The injury was a tough break for a few reasons. Not only was the 28-year-old playing some of the best hockey of his young career, but with him up for a new contract this summer, it looked like a pay raise was on the horizon. This injury has made matters significantly more complicated for Wideman, as there might not be room for him on the team next year. Wideman Brings Valuable Offence It's taken Wideman a while to prove his worth to the Senators. The St. Louis native spent three years in the AHL after a successful NCAA career with Miami University. In his third year with...
March 27th, 2018
Senators Goaltending

The Ottawa Senators have a number of players who need new contracts this offseason, but one of the biggest question marks this summer concerns a player who is signed for the next two years. Craig Anderson’s contract extension, which he signed prior to the start of the season, was meant to shore up the Senators’ goaltending situation for the next few years. Between this and Mike Condon's three-year deal, it looked like the organization was setting up for one of the team’s goaltending prospects to take the reins in 2020. There were some concerns about Anderson’s age at the time of the signing, as 36-year-old goalies don’t tend to get offered multi-year contracts. Despite this, Anderson’s incredible play during Ottawa's playoff run in 2017 gave management reason to trust their starting goalie going forward. Unfortunately for the Senators, this season has only added fuel to fire for those who think Anderson is long past his prime. While Anderson’s career shows a...
March 23rd, 2018
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While the Ottawa Senators have been eliminated from playoff contention, the remaining games are still very significant to some individual players. The defensive scoring title is still within Erik Karlsson’s reach, rookies like Filip Chlapik and newly signed Christian Wolanin have something to prove, and players like Ryan Dzingel are hoping to solidify breakout seasons. However, the Senators most consistent player this year has hit a roadblock. Mark Stone, who was playing at over a point per game pace, has been out of the lineup since suffering a leg injury on Mar. 9. While the Sens have so far been unwilling to shut him down for the rest of the season, Stone’s injury will still have a significant impact on his award hopes. Stone has been one of the best under-the-radar players in the league for the last few seasons and is slowly getting more league-wide recognition for his two-way game. His consistently great play this season had him in the running for the Selke Trophy,...
March 19th, 2018
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While the Ottawa Senators made it past the trade deadline without dealing Mike Hoffman, rumors about the team shopping the 28-year-old have persisted. With Senators GM Pierre Dorion taking in back-to-back Edmonton Oilers games last week, there have been rumblings that the Senators are interested in acquiring Ryan Nugent-Hopkins from the Oilers in exchange for the scoring winger. The Oilers were one of the many teams attached to Hoffman since trade rumors first surfaced in December, but the two parties never worked out a deal. Of course, the Oilers would likely want more than just Hoffman in exchange for a 24-year-old centre who has proven his worth at both ends of the ice. Hoffman, while an extremely talented scorer with elite skating and shooting ability, has a reputation of being a one-dimensional player. Assuming the Oilers want to acquire Hoffman to put him on Connor McDavid’s wing, though, the 28-year-old could very well be scoring so many goals that fans won’t have...