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Stone's Selke Chances Hurt by Injury

Stone's Selke Chances Hurt by Injury

March 23rd, 2018 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...
Nugent-Hopkins Is a Good Fit for the Senators

Nugent-Hopkins Is a Good Fit for the Senators

March 19th, 2018 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...

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February 24th, 2018

In today's Rumor Rundown we look at a couple players who are starting to make more noise as the NHL Trade Deadline approaches. Will Erik Karlsson really be traded before Monday? Or, are the Senators thinking more long-term? Also, why was Tomas Plekanec kept out of the lineup on Saturday for the Montreal Canadiens? Is a trade in place? There is also news regarding the Edmonton Oilers, Tampa Bay Lightning, and others. Erik Karlsson Has Sharks Interested At first, Karlsson wasn't going anywhere but as the days move on and the trade deadline nears, there are more and more people who believe a trade could happen. If it does, count the San Jose Sharks as a team who is keenly interested. TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun reported the Sharks have spoken to the Senators about their star defenceman and he added that the Sharks have the room to take on Bobby Ryan if that's a deal-breaker for the Senators. LeBrun said, "And I guess it's worth pointing out that if Bobby Ryan is to be part...
February 23rd, 2018
Pittsburgh Penguins

The Ottawa Senators have traded forward Derick Brassard to the Pittsburgh Penguins. The deal had a lot of moving parts in place and in the end, the following pieces were sent to the following teams: The Penguins received Brassard, prospects Vince Dunn and Tobias Lindberg as well as a third-round draft pick in 2018. The Senators received defenceman Ian Cole, a 2018 first-round pick, a 2019 third-round pick and goaltending prospect Filip Gustavsson. Finally, the Vegas Golden Knights, who retained 40% of Brassard's contract, received forward Ryan Reaves and a 2018 fourth-round pick. According to CapFriendly, Cole - a pending unrestricted free agent on Jul. 1 - was included in the trade so the Penguins could fit Brassard under the cap as his pro-rated cap hit is $1.15 million and the Pens had just $380,000 of cap space prior to the trade. Brassard had a modified no-trade clause in his current contract and had to...
February 22nd, 2018
Ottawa Senators

Long gone are the days of big names dominating July 1; or ‘Free Agent Frenzy Day,’ as us hockey fanatics choose to see it. It is a new age in the NHL, as teams tend to lock up their franchise studs a year before their contracts end and star players’ longevity with their initial team is longer than ever before. High-end players have seldom been on the free-agent ticket in recent years, let alone two perennial Norris Trophy candidates. This brings us to the summer of 2019, where we could see both Sens superstar Erik Karlsson and two-time Stanley Cup champion and LA Kings blue-line stalwart Drew Doughty hit the open market. Not only is this creating a buzz around all hockey circles and daydreaming fans (we’re looking at you, Toronto), but it is also providing an interesting narrative on two players that play in markets that are going in different directions. Erik Karlsson and the City of Ottawa Now let’s start with Erik Karlsson, which I see as the more interesting...
February 21st, 2018
Ottawa Senators

From the start of the 2017-18 season, it was clear that this would be a big year for Ottawa Senators defenceman Cody Ceci. The 24-year-old is in the final year of his contract and could be due for a significant raise this summer. Ceci’s name has been mentioned in trade rumors for the last few seasons, back when the Senators were looking to add Jonathan Drouin from the Tampa Bay Lightning and before they traded for Matt Duchene. Since the Sens are expected to make a lot of moves before next week’s trade deadline, fans have speculated that Ceci could be one of the players GM Pierre Dorion parts with. However, based on what Dorion said to the media last week, Ceci may not be going anywhere. “I'm a big Cody Ceci fan...Cody is one player—and I know a lot of the pundits out there might disagree with it—I'd like to have as a Senator for a long, long time.” The organization showed a lot of faith in Ceci when they exposed Marc Methot in last year’s expansion draft and they...