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  • Big new roles for Ottawa Senators' Kyle Turris

    Ottawa Sun "Around mid-September Kyle Turris is set to tackle a couple of heavy new responsibilities. He and wife Julie will become first-time parents, and he will report to his first NHL camp as a No. 1 centre. The latter could change, of course, if the Senators somehow manage to swing a trade for a..." July 12

  • Senators re-sign forward Derek Grant to a one-year, two-way contract "The Ottawa Senators (@Senators) announced today that the club has re-signed forward Derek Grant to a one-year, two-way contract. Grant, 24, played in a career-high 20 National Hockey League games in 2013-14, recording two assists, including his first NHL point. He played in 46 games with..." July 11

  • Senators winger Shane Prince knows he could be traded

    Ottawa Sun "The recently added Twitter photo of Shane Prince shows the former 67's star playing a game, not in Ottawa, Binghamton or on any other ice surface but at a popular U.S. entertainment centre/pizza house popular with children. Oh, did we mention it's an arcade game? "That picture was in..." July 07

  • Senators GM Murray diagnosed with cancer "Ottawa Senators general manager and president of hockey operations Bryan Murray has been diagnosed with cancer. The team confirmed the diagnosis Monday in a statement on its website. “Mr. Murray is undergoing further testing and will begin treatment immediately for this condition as..." July 07

  • Legwand sees himself as Ottawa’s second line center

    Pro Hockey Talk "When David Legwand signed with the Ottawa Senators it was the classic case of a team filling a desperate need. Now Legwand hopes he can help help fill some big shoes. Legwand spoke with Chris Lund of the Senators website and outlined what he thinks he can do for Ottawa. “I think I can take..." July 06

  • Sens camp helping prospect Ben Harpur prepare for world junior tryout

    Ottawa Sun "Ben Harpur still has no control of the grin that spreads across his face when asked about being selected to Team Canada's world junior camp this summer. The 19-year-old Ottawa Senators prospect was floored when he got the call that Hockey Canada wanted to have a closer look at him and the..." July 06

  • David Legwand signs two-year, $6 million deal to join Senators "After losing top center Jason Spezza, the Ottawa Senators were in dire need of getting some veteran talent at the position. They did that Friday by signing David Legwand to a two-year deal. According to Aaron Ward of TSN, Legwand will make $6 million over the two seasons, making him a rather..." July 05

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    Bruce Garrioch @SunGarrioch

    There is no deal close for Vinny Lecavalier and it's highly unlikely one will happen. #Sens

  • More changes coming for Ottawa Senators

    Ottawa Sun "As the NHL prepares to take a break for the July 4 holiday weekend, the Senators are still hard at working putting together their roster for next year. While the Senators got another piece in place Thursday by signing defenceman Aaron Johnson to a one-year, two-way contract, GM Bryan Murray..." July 04

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    Tim Panaccio @tpanotchCSN

    Lecavalier to OTT? Sens want Flyers 2 pick up salary and want something else for taking him off their hands ... #vinnysagacontinues

  • Mark Stone embraces challenge of winning spot on Sens' crowded right wing

    Ottawa Citizen "Talk confidently and carry a big stick. That’s Mark Stone’s operating philosophy to earning a full time right wing spot with the Ottawa Senators. “I feel like I need to dominate when I’m out on the ice and show I can play at the next level,” Stone said about taking part in his fifth development..." July 03

  • Chiasson ready for pressure after trade to Senators "Alex Chiasson is going to play under a microscope this season. That's what happens when you're the key piece in a trade that involves a franchise player. The 23-year-old right wing was acquired by the Ottawa Senators from the Dallas Stars on Tuesday morning in the trade that sent Ottawa captain..." July 03

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    Bruce Garrioch @SunGarrioch

    #Sens sign D Aaron Johnson to one-year, two-way contact. Surplus in organization now.

  • Senators re-sign forward David Dziurzynski to a two-year, two-way contract "The Ottawa Senators announced today that the club has re-signed forward David Dziurzynski to a two-year, two-way contract. Dziurzynski, 24, played in 68 games with the American Hockey League’s Binghamton Senators this season, scoring a career-high 13 goals while adding 12 assists. The 6-3,..." July 03

  • Alex Kovalev officially retires after 24 years playing pro hockey "Alex Kovalev hasn't played an NHL game in close to two years but all along he remained an active player, spending last season in the Swiss second league. He remains a player no more; on Thursday he announced his retirement from the game for good. "I'd have loved to play until I'm 50 but the..." July 03

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    Bruce Garrioch @SunGarrioch

    Let's make one thing clear: Jason Spezza has asked to be dealt several times in his career in Ottawa. #Sens

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    Bob McKenzie @TSNBobMcKenzie

    DAL trades Alec Chiasson, Alex Guptill, Nicholas Paul and 2nd round pick in 2015 to OTT for Jason Spezza and Ludvig Karlsson. #TSN

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    Bruce Garrioch @SunGarrioch

    Milan Michalek has agreed to a three-year extension at $4 million per-season. #Sens

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    Bruce Garrioch @SunGarrioch

    The Senators aren't done by a longshot. More trades coming today. #Sens

  • Stars never seriously involved in possible Jason Spezza trade at draft, but could be 'serious option' now

    Dallas Morning News "It's well-known that the Stars are in the market for another center, and the biggest name on the market remains Ottawa's Jason Spezza. The Stars inquired about a trade for Spezza at the draft but the discussions didn't lead anywhere and Ottawa looked elsewhere. The Senators reportedly had a..." June 30

  • Stars called about trading for Joe Thornton, Jason Spezza but neither player interested

    Dallas Morning News "The Dallas Stars are expected to be very busy this offseason and throughout the summer. General manager Jim Nill said he’d like to add a piece or two to his forward group but did not divulge his specific targets. Now, ESPN is reporting Nill has talked to the San Jose Sharks about center Joe..." June 29

  • Senators still seeking a new home for Jason Spezza "Jason Spezza may be forced to decide how desperately he wants to be traded away from the Ottawa Senators. General manager Bryan Murray left the 2014 NHL Draft on Saturday with his captain and star center still on the roster, unable to complete a trade that would accommodate Spezza’s request to..." June 29

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    Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun

    Preds GM David Poile confirms he had serious interest in dealing for Spezza but was told by Spezza camp he wouldn't go to Nashville

    2014 NHL Draft Day Rumors - Live Blog

    PSD Staff The 2014 NHL Entry Draft goes on Friday and Saturday in Philadelphia. While this year's NHL draft will certainly not be able to match the talent pool of Thursday's NBA Draft, or even most other NHL Drafts for that matter, there are still some extremely talented players available. The best part... June 28

  • Senators Re-sign D Gryba to Two-Year Contract "The Ottawa Senators re-signed defenceman Eric Gryba to a two-year contract on Thursday. The announced the deal is worth $2.5 million, broken down to $1.2 million in the first year and $1.3 million in the second year. Gryba scored two goals and 11 points in 57 games with the Senators last..." June 27

  • Report: Four teams are now in the Spezza sweepstakes

    Pro Hockey Talk "Trade talks surrounding Ottawa Senators captain Jason Spezza have been heating up lately as four teams – three in the West, one “mystery” club in the East – have thrown their names in the hat, according to TSN’s Bob McKenzie. About a week ago, Senators GM Bryan Murray said there were only two..." June 26

  • Sens captain Jason Spezza isn't the only top centre available for hire

    Ottawa Sun "Patience will be a virtue for Bryan Murray in the next week. With six days until the first round of the NHL entry draft Friday night in Philadelphia, the Senators GM will have to wait before he gets his best offer for captain Jason Spezza. The issue for the Senators is simple: The market is..." June 22

  • Why is Jason Spezza no longer a Preds option?

    Tennessean "Ottawa's Jason Spezza will not be joining the Predators. Per a report by TSN's Darren Dreger earlier in the week, the playmaking center submitted his list of teams he would prefer to not be traded to. The Predators are on the list. It also includes all Canadian teams, as well as the Islanders,..." June 20

  • Senators seeking 'best return' in Spezza trade

    Ottawa Sun "Bryan Murray is trying to find the right fit for captain Jason Spezza. The Senators GM told reporters Thursday there has been plenty of interest in the club's No. 1 centre but Ottawa won't make a trade until it gets what it wants in return -- possibly before next week's NHL entry draft in..." June 19

  • Seven centers who could move this summer – and where they’ll end up

    The Hockey News "It’s an unusual year for centers. When you build a team these days, this is a position you really need to be strong in. The Kings are deep down the middle, just as the Hawks were when they won and the Bruins in 2011. It’s a key spot on the depth chart, so when you get a good center, you tend to..." June 19

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    Andy Strickland @andystrickland

    Told Jason spezza's number one choice for a trade is to the #stlblues. Word is he believes he's headed to either STL or Anaheim #Ducks #Sens

  • Flames GM takes issue with recent Spezza trade speculation

    Calgary Sun "Brad Treliving said he poured a cup of coffee and opened up his laptop Sunday morning with no intention on catching up on some fiction. However, he claims that’s exactly what he saw when he read a report suggesting he’d offered up a draft pick and a trio of his players for Ottawa Senators..." June 18

  • Flames make pitch for Sens captain Jason Spezza

    Ottawa Sun "One Canadian team has reached out to try to get Senators' captain Jason Spezza. He likely doesn't want to go there. League sources say the Calgary Flames have made a pitch to the Senators for their top centre but what they're offering and the destination itself make the chances of a deal..." June 16

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    Bob McKenzie @TSNBobMcKenzie

    Looks like Ales Hemsky going to UFA. OTT offered 3 yrs for about $10M. Rejected. Sens prepared to trade his UFA rights for pick. #TSN

  • Spezza wants a Stanley Cup, the Senators want happy returns

    Ottawa Citizen "Happy Birthday, Jason Spezza. Spezza turns 31 Friday and he will eventually get his wish, traded away to a franchise which is likely much closer to winning the Stanley Cup than the Ottawa Senators are. For a player who has never been on a championship team, getting his name on the Cup is..." June 13

  • Jason Spezza requests trade from Senators

    Yahoo! Sports "Ottawa Senators GM Bryan Murray confirmed on Wednesday that star center Jason Spezza has "requested we give him a chance to go elsewhere.” Well, guess that’s why he’s been pulled from all the advertising material for next season... There have been rumors since the end of the season that..." June 12

  • Expect Anaheim to be in the discussion for Spezza, Kesler and Thornton

    The Globe and Mail "Remember collecting and swapping bubble gum cards as a kid, you’d sometimes hedge a transaction by calling “trade backs” – a way to get your Dave Keon or your Frank Mahovlich back if you ever had buyers’ remorse? It makes wonder if the Anaheim Ducks and the Ottawa Senators can do some sort of..." June 09

  • $5.5 mil? Not for Hemsky

    Ottawa Sun "Ales Hemsky's stay with the Senators was likely short and not so sweet because he may not be back in an Ottawa uniform next season. League sources told the Sun Tuesday talks between the Senators and Hemsky's camp have broken off and unless there is a change of heart on his part he's expected to..." June 05

  • Don Cherry rips Leafs, Senators for lack of Canadians on rosters

    Toronto Sun "You knew it was coming. It is a rite of spring, hockey style. Every year in early June, when the two Stanley Cup finalists step onto the ice, Don Cherry uses his platform in the first intermission of Game 1 to wave the flag in front of the entire country. And, in the process, carve..." June 05

  • Senators’ 2013 first-round pick Lazar scores OT winner to end longest game in Memorial Cup history

    Pro Hockey Talk "Curtis Lazar was part of history Friday night. Lazar, a first-round draft pick of the Ottawa Senators last June, scored the overtime winner on a deflection to send the Western Hockey League’s Edmonton Oil Kings through to the Memorial Cup final against the Guelph Storm on Sunday. His goal, a..." May 24

  • Would Sens C Spezza fit Panthers' needs?

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Our friend Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun wrote that the Sens are peddling veteran center Jason Spezza and that he would waive his no trade clause for 10 teams, including the Panthers. Spezza is the protoypical center that Panthers GM Dale Tallon craves at 6-foot-3 with eight seasons of 20 or..." May 14

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    Andy Strickland @andystrickland

    Told #stlblues are high on Jason Spezza's wish list...only concerns would be health...he's had some injuries over the years #Sens

  • Jason Spezza being shopped around

    Ottawa Sun "Jason Spezza might not be only captain in the Battle of Ontario on the move in the off-season. Former NHLer Nick Kypreos, an insider with Rogers Sportsnet, reported not only are the Senators shopping their captain the Maple Leafs have also been trying to move captain Dion..." May 12

  • MacLean says Karlsson's play 'shoddy' at times this season

    Slam Sports "Despite scoring 74 points this past season, one that began months after recovering from a sliced Achilles tendon, Erik Karlsson failed to meet Paul MacLean’s standards. While acknowledging the challenges his star defenceman faced, the Ottawa Senators coach didn’t let Karlsson off the hook for..." May 10

  • Sens’ Methot out of Worlds with reported back injury

    Pro Hockey Talk "Marc Methot‘s disappointing year got worse on Tuesday, as he was ruled out of playing for Team Canada at the World Hockey Championships due to a rumored back injury. Per the Ottawa Sun’s sources, Methot tried to play through the ailment during mini-camp but was unable to keep going, and had..." May 06

  • Bettman: Salary cap now estimated in $69 million-$70 million range "The Stanley Cup playoffs have only just begun but it's never too early to look forward to next season, particularly for those teams who are already done and can do nothing but figure out how to get better. Essential to the offseason planning is knowing what the salary cap will be next season so..." April 23

  • Is it time to trade Ottawa Senators captain Jason Spezza?

    Ottawa Sun "The scene was repeated many times last season during the warmup at NHL rinks throughout North America. As the Senators took the ice it was inevitable within a few minutes captain Jason Spezza would be down on his knee stretching, soon to be joined by Erik Karlsson, Chris Phillips and Chris..." April 21

  • Now is time for Ottawa Senators to trade Andy

    Ottawa Sun "The list of teams looking for a No. 1 goalie this summer will be short, but if the Senators can somehow find the right match they really should deal Craig Anderson. Potentially, they could answer some roster needs or stock up on their draft picks, plus solve a problem of their own that's soon..." April 16

  • Pro Sports Daily's 2014 Stanley Cup Playoff Preview
    PSD Staff, Featured Content Team

    This 1st round has the makings to be the best 1st round in the salary cap era, all 16 teams are strong, skilled and determined with no team having a huge edge over the other. If you enjoyed the regular season, let us remind you, you ain't seen nothing yet. April 16

  • Florida wins ’14 NHL draft lottery, will pick first overall

    Pro Hockey Talk "A year after losing out on the No. 1 pick, the Florida Panthers flipped the script. Florida won the 2014 NHL Draft Lottery on Tuesday night, edging out Buffalo for top spot despite the Sabres holding superior odds for the first overall pick. Last year, the Panthers were on the other end of this..." April 16

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