NHL Rumors: Canucks, Senators, Lafreniere, Trade Conditions, More

NHL Rumors: Canucks, Senators, Lafreniere, Trade Conditions, More

May 31st, 2020 In today's NHL rumor rundown, there is news that Alex Lafreniere might be considering options outside the NHL if the 2020-21 season is delayed too long. Meanwhile, the NHL has decided on what constitutes an NHL playoff teams versus a non-playoff team. The Vancouver Canucks and other Canadian...
Spezza’s Consistency and Skill Make Him a Senators Legend

Spezza’s Consistency and Skill Make Him a Senators Legend

May 30th, 2020 Since its inception into the National Hockey League during the 1992-93 season, many greats have donned the famous black, red, white, and gold of the Ottawa Senators. The past 28 seasons have seen like likes of Daniel Alfredsson, Chris Phillips, Dany Heatley, Erik Karlsson, and Alexei Yashin all...

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May 5th, 2020
Senators History

The 2005-06 season was a very memorable one for Buffalo Sabres fans. Coming out of the NHL lockout, the team was not expected to accomplish much with a low payroll and the second-lowest highest-paid player in the league. They were a young team, led by co-captains Daniel Briere and Chris Drury along with Teppo Numminen and Mike Grier. A number of young players were making their first real impact in the NHL. Thomas Vanek, Derek Roy, Paul Gaustad, Jason Pominville and Tim Connolly began to form a nucleus that would excite unexpected Sabres fans for the next two years. On top of that was the exciting season fans were treated to by net-minder Ryan Miller. This was his first real season at the helm in net for Buffalo. He finished his stellar regular season with a .914 save percentage, a 2.60 goals-against average and an 18.17 goals saved above average. This season, his GSAA would have ranked sixth in the league, ahead of Carey Price, Frederik Andersen, John Gibson and Pekka...
May 5th, 2020
Ottawa Senators

In the tumultuous times that the Ottawa Senators currently live, their image is connected with the ineptitude of their ownership and much of their management. It's no secret that fans of the team are tired of the way the team is run. The Senators have been in the bottom of the league in average attendance in each of the last three seasons, as well as sitting in last place in 2019-20 with an average of only 12,000 fans when the season was paused. The current face of the Senators is, unfortunately, Eugene Melynk, and it gives the Senators a bad image, and that needs to change. A fantastic way of giving the team a new image is a rebrand of the current jerseys and logo. Attendance has been an issue for years in Ottawa, but peaked during the 2019-20 season A new set of sweaters and a new image would do wonders for the team that has been bogged down in negative press for years. With the Sens roster undergoing a...
May 4th, 2020
Senators History

The Ottawa Senators have made their fair share of trades throughout their history. Some of those moves have seen them come out on top, but others have fans wondering what just happened. As with any NHL team, the return an organization can get for a particular player or pick can vary a great deal. Are they buyers or sellers at the trade deadline? Is the organization in a rebuild? Did the player ask to be traded or was a player causing issues for the team, like what happened with Dany Heatley and Mike Hoffman? Related: 3 Best Trades in Senators History The answers to these questions can drastically change the return a general manager can get in a trade. For the Senators, they’ve had a number of transactions that saw them end up on the losing end. Numerous, then-current and even future stars were sent out of Ottawa for less than they should have been worth. Here are the five worst swaps in Senators history. 5. Long-time Senator Fisher Sent to Music City To OTT: 2011...
May 3rd, 2020
Ottawa Senators

In today’s NHL rumor rundown there is speculation about the future of defenseman Ryan Murray both with the Columbus Blue Jackets and in the NHL. Matthew Tkachuk tells the story of his being drafted and what team he thought was going to take him. The Ottawa Senators could be getting a goaltender back and the Buffalo Sabres might need to clear cap space. Ryan Murray Thinking About Retirement? Blue Jackets defenseman Ryan Murray has seen his NHL career plagued by injuries. Only playing 27 games this season only playing more than 66 games once in a single season over the length of his entire career, there have been questions about how likely he is to continue in the NHL. Ryan Murray #27, Columbus Blue Jackets - December 22, 2018 (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers) The blueliner admitted to John Matisz of The Score that he questions whether or not he'd have to retire early because of all of his injuries. He consulted with doctors and was given the green...