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Trade Deadline Presents Big Opportunity for Senators

Trade Deadline Presents Big Opportunity for Senators

January 17th, 2018 Prior to last season’s trade deadline, Ottawa Senators general manager Pierre Dorion made an effort to shore up the team’s forward group for the remainder of the season. The Sens added veteran forwards Tommy Wingels, Alex Burrows and Viktor Stalberg, players who helped give the team some depth...
NHL Trade Rumors: Martin, Johnson and Most of the Sens Roster

NHL Trade Rumors: Martin, Johnson and Most of the Sens Roster

January 15th, 2018 In today's Rumor Rundown we look at a couple veteran defensemen who are likely gone from their current organizations as well as an organization who might move a number of players. Paul Martin on the Move A number of insiders who follow the San Jose Sharks have relayed details on the status of...

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December 18th, 2017
Rumors

What's happening around the NHL when it comes to trade rumors and speculation? We've got news on Tyler Seguin, Evander Kane, Ian Cole, and a number of pieces from the Ottawa Senators. Tyler Seguin Not in Dallas Come 2019? In a recent mailbag segment, Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News was asked if Dallas Stars forward Tyler Seguin has shown enough with the Stars this season to be given a contract extension when his current contract expires at the end of the 2018-19 season. Heika responded with a very clear maybe, all dependant on where the Stars are in the standings before the trade deadline. There is still time for them to fight for a wildcard spot but they could also just as quickly fall out of the race. Heika made it clear this was a question less likely to be answered this season and more likely on the table for next as the team determines if he's earned the big pay raise he'll likely expect when his contract is set to renew. Heika believes if Seguin doesn't maintain his...
December 15th, 2017
Ottawa Senators

The rivalry between the Montreal Canadiens and Ottawa Senators is a bit overshadowed by the hate both fan bases have for the Toronto Maple Leafs, but it’s one of the more interesting rivalries in the NHL. Whether it’s a brutal hit, controversial call, or some kind of coaching craziness, something always seems to get fans fired up whenever these interprovincial foes face each other. The two franchises have met in the playoffs twice in the past five years, and games between the two teams are rarely boring. There have been many incredible regular season moments in the rivalry. There is the expansion Senators' first-ever NHL game, where they defeated the powerhouse Canadiens. More recently, there is Montreal’s shocking comeback from 4-1 down with less than four minutes to go in the third period. However, since the two playoff series between these teams were so contentious and nasty, this list is just going to focus on the postseason. So, in honour of one of the first games in...
December 15th, 2017
Senators Management

A good owner is like a good stay-at-home defenceman: The less you hear his name, the better. Apparently, the owner of the Ottawa Senators, Eugene Melnyk, didn’t get that memo. Never one to shy away from the media, Melnyk was once again at it Wednesday as he responded to a plethora of topics related to him and his team. While his comments this time were, admittedly, much more reserved than normal, that is rarely the case, as Melnyk has become better known for the things he says than the things he does. He is also notorious for being over-involved with his team and for having his fingerprints all over the roster in a way most owners do not – some fans have likened his ownership style to Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones – and he has a laundry list of transgressions to match. That kind of ownership can, and if we are to believe the latest story involving Kyle Turris, has made it difficult to conduct business. With the organization as a whole in a bit of a rebuilding phase...
December 13th, 2017
Senators Management

The Ottawa Senators need to change something in their lineup soon. After a disastrous seven-game road trip, it’s clear that general manager Pierre Dorion is looking to shake up his roster. The Senators are reportedly keeping their trade options open, and while much was made over the weekend about Erik Karlsson submitting his 10-team, no-trade list, a trade involving Ottawa's best player isn’t likely. Since Dorion is looking to improve his team for this season by acquiring players rather than draft picks, trading Karlsson makes absolutely no sense. Postmedia is reporting that the teams calling the Senators are also asking about Jean-Gabriel Pageau and Mike Hoffman, two players Dorion would be more likely to part with. Still, trading Pageau would be a very surprising move, despite the centreman’s low offensive production this year. He has become one of the most popular Senators due to his playoff heroics and is known to be one of management’s favourite players. Losing...