Senators Rumors & News

  • Burns, Doughty, Karlsson named finalists for Norris Trophy "Ottawa Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson can win the James Norris Memorial Trophy for a second straight season and third time in his NHL career. Karlsson, Brent Burns of the San Jose Sharks and Drew Doughty of the Los Angeles Kings were named finalists Friday. The winner will be announced at..." April 30

  • Bishop, Holtby and Quick Named 2015-16 Vezina Trophy Finalists

    Hockey Fights "Ben Bishop of the Tampa Bay Lightning, Braden Holtby of the Washington Capitals and Jonathan Quick of the Los Angeles Kings are the three finalists for the 2015-16 Vezina Trophy, which is awarded "to the goalkeeper adjudged to be the best at his position," the National Hockey League announced..." April 28

  • Will Arnett to host 2016 NHL Awards on June 22 "The NHL Awards™ will return to Las Vegas this summer at the world-famous Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, the National Hockey League announced today. The 2016 NHL Awards will be held on Wednesday, June 22, at The Joint, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino's state-of-the-art concert and entertainment venue and..." April 27

  • Senators looking to move AHL affiliate closer to Ottawa

    Ottawa Sun "The Senators may be studying the possibility of bringing their American Hockey League affiliate closer to home. While the Senators have an agreement to keep their AHL team in Binghamton through 2018-19 and they’d be happy to stay there, the talk in AHL circles is the club is investigating..." April 26

  • Senators narrowing down list of coaching candidates

    Sportsnet "The search for a new coach continues for the Ottawa Senators. According to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman, it seems the club is looking for coaches with NHL experience. “I heard their initial list had something like 30 names on it,” Friedman said during Saturday’s Headlines segment. “I think..." April 24

  • Gary Bettman Misses The Reality Of Pat Foley's Rant

    St. Louis Game Time "Last night, NBCSN picked up the CSN Chicago feed of game five between the Blackhawks and Blues. Game five, like games one, two, and four, began at 8:45 Central, or 9:45 Eastern. That is a late start time, and the late starts have been exacerbated by the fact that these are two teams who have..." April 23

  • IOC unwilling to pay operating costs to bring NHL players to Olympics, IIHF boss says

    The Score "The NHL's involvement at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang appears further dim. The International Olympic Committee is reportedly unwilling to cover transportation and insurance costs required to have NHL players participate in the event, International Ice Hockey Federation president Rene..." April 23

  • Playoff TV ratings down a ‘shocking’ 61 percent in Canada

    The Hockey News "Having no Canadian teams in the Stanley Cup playoffs was expected to have an adverse effect on TV ratings, but even people in the industry are taken aback at how viewers north of the 49th parallel have tuned out this year’s tournament in CBC and Sportsnet. Through the first five nights of..." April 19

  • Senators met with Mike Yeo for head coach position

    The Score "The Ottawa Senators have begun interviewing candidates for their vacant head coaching position, and among those interviewed is former Minnesota Wild coach Mike Yeo. Senators general manager Pierre Dorion met with the 42-year-old over the weekend, TSN's Darren Dreger reports. Yeo was fired in..." April 19

  • NHL offside coach’s challenges must die

    Yahoo! Sports "Those NHL coach’s challenges for blown offside calls on scoring plays? Kill them. End them. As soon as possible. Sometimes it takes a while before one sees the error of their ways, and such is the case with NHL rules changes. It took the Brett Hull incident in 1999 … um, we mean “a..." April 18

  • Senators owner: Nobody including Erik Karlsson, is untouchable

    Puck Drunk Love "The Ottawa Senators cleaned house this week as Bryan Murray stepped down as general manager with assistant GM Pierre Dorion taking over the position on Sunday. Head coach Dave Cameron was given the axe. It is clear changes are still coming to the Senators. Owner Eugene Melnyk indicated as much,..." April 16

  • "That was hurtful": Dave Cameron fires back on his dismissal

    Ottawa Citizen "Dave Cameron fired back after getting fired. The former Senators’ coach, let go Tuesday, told reporters he hasn’t spoken with Ottawa owner Eugene Melnyk since being fired and knew it was only a matter of time before he was gone after public comments three weeks ago. “That was hurtful. I..." April 14

  • A bandwagon fan’s guide to the 16 Stanley Cup Playoff teams

    Sportsnet "Let’s be honest: Playoff bandwagon-hopping is a contentious subject. For some fans, it’s a total non-starter – you get one team and one team only, with no backup plans allowed. If your favourite team didn’t make the playoffs, then you’re just out of luck. You settle in for the playoffs and enjoy..." April 13

  • No Canada: Higher tax rates ‘erect roadblocks’ for teams trying to entice free agents north of the border

    Edmonton Journal "Hometown discount or highway robbery? Or maybe, when discussing what it would take for the Toronto Maple Leafs to sign Steven Stamkos this summer, it is a bit of both. The Tampa Bay Lightning captain, who is a pending free agent, reportedly walked away from an eight-year contract offer worth..." April 13

  • Senators fire head coach Cameron

    TSN "The Ottawa Senators have fired head coach Dave Cameron and assistant coaches Andre Tourigny and Rick Wamsley, new general manager Pierre Dorion announced Tuesday. A third assistant, Jason Smith, has also been dismissed from his coach duties but has been offered a different position with the..." April 12

  • NHL refutes report that it’s banning fan-created GIFs

    Yahoo! Sports "Is the NHL about to ruin fans’ Playoff GIF Parties? Mark Scheig of The Hockey Writers reported on Tuesday that the “NHL is now not allowing anyone to post gifs. Huge news given playoffs are about to start.” Well, yes, it would be. This news was fueled by the ever-present concern about how..." April 12

  • Ottawa Senators coach Dave Cameron faces long odds to keep job

    Ottawa Sun "Dave Cameron is not going to be shown the exit immediately, but he won’t play a role in the Senators’ exit meetings Monday at the Canadian Tire Centre. He can probably start packing up his stuff because his chances of being back behind the bench aren’t very good at all. Most of his..." April 11

  • Senators to reportedly name Pierre Dorion new GM; Bryan Murray to step down into Senior Advisor role

    Ottawa Citizen "There could be changing of the guard in Ottawa, Postmedia has learned. The Senators have called an 11 a.m. news conference Sunday where it’s believed they will announce GM Bryan Murray, who has been on the job since the club went to the Stanley Cup in 2007, has decided to move into a role as a..." April 10

  • Bruins embarrassed by Senators with playoffs on line

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- Sometimes, it really might be dangerous to schedule a promotion on the ice after a game. The Boston Bruins ran into one of those times on Saturday. On Fan Appreciation Day, the Bruins continued their "shirts off their backs" promotion, rewarding TD Garden faithful who had won..." April 09

  • Senators' Karlsson clinches season point-per-game average for 1st time in career

    The Score "Erik Karlsson is reaching new heights. With an assist in Saturday's game in Boston, the Ottawa Senators defenseman recorded his 82nd point of the season, ensuring he'll finish 2015-16 with at least a point-per-game average for the first time in his career. Karlsson has appeared in all 82..." April 09

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  • ‘We’re not handing anything to them’: Sens hope to ruin Bruins playoff hopes

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Ottawa Senators aren’t going to the Stanley Cup playoffs. Not a single Canadian team is, but that’s old news. They do, however, have the chance to ruin the playoff hopes of the Boston Bruins in their regular season finale on Saturday. And the Senators are hoping to play that role of..." April 09

  • Why Canada was shut out of Stanley Cup Playoffs

    Yahoo! Sports "There are similarities between Canada in 1970 and Canada in 2016. The Trudeau bloodline in back in the Prime Minister's office. Tim Hortons still serves fresh coffee. And, perhaps most importantly, there are no Canadian teams in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Sure, there are differences, like..." April 08

  • Stone on Byfuglien collision: 'It's the hardest anyone has ever been hit'

    The Score "You have to take Mark Stone's word for it. The Ottawa Senators forward hasn't played since March 30, when Dustin Byfuglien sent him into another galaxy with a stunning body check. He talked about the hit Thursday. "It's the hardest anyone has ever been hit," Stone said, according to the..." April 07

  • Wayne Gretzky Laments Decline of Scoring (and Creativity) in N.H.L.

    New York Times "With 102 points in 80 games, Patrick Kane of the Chicago Blackhawks is poised to win the Art Ross Trophy as the N.H.L.’s top point scorer. His superlative season has evoked achievements from an earlier era. He is the first American-born player with a 100-point season in 20 years. His 26-game point..." April 06

  • Hagelin sparks Penguins' rally in win vs. Senators

    The Sports Xchange "OTTAWA -- When things are going good, even passes are finding the way to the back of the net. That's what happened for Pittsburgh Penguins winger Carl Hagelin on the deciding goal in a 5-3 victory over the Ottawa Senators Tuesday night at Canadian Tire Centre. "The plan was to pass it..." April 05

  • Concussion case will get worse before better

    Sportsnet "A few of you have wondered (via Twitter) why I haven’t commented on the NHL email dump. It’s pretty simple: some of mine are included. I don’t have access to my old CBC correspondence. Tough to comment when you don’t know what’s there. The fight to unseal the documents is Lawyering 101, an..." April 05

  • Ottawa Senators' Mika Zibanejad buys a house, but will he be a keeper for team?

    Ottawa Sun "It used to be the hockey player’s jinx: buy a new house, and you’re sure to get traded. Apparently, Mika Zibanejad has no such superstitions. Friends tell us the Senators’ 22-year old centre is currently having a $2-million mansion built in the Island Park area, which has been a popular..." April 05

  • Flyers' postseason hopes better after win

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- As the playoffs get closer and closer, the Philadelphia Flyers continue to pick up steam. A postseason situation that looked dire several weeks ago has gotten better and better for a team that is still in many ways finding itself but could be an underdog to watch come..." April 02

  • Stone sore after being hit by Byfuglien train, aims to return next week

    The Score "Mark Stone is fine, somehow. After the Ottawa Senators forward was demolished by Dustin Byfuglien on Wednesday, Stone's been checked out in Ottawa and is dealing with soreness, nothing more, according to the Ottawa Sun's Bruce Garrioch." April 01

  • Senators' Murray: Contract talks with Hoffman on hold

    The Score "While Senators general manager Bryan Murray says one of his team's most pressing offseason needs is adding a top-six forward, talks seem to have stalled with Ottawa's current leading scorer. Contract negotiations with pending restricted free agent Mike Hoffman are "on hold," Murray told media..." April 01

  • Senators sign Macoy Erkamps to 3-year, entry-level contract

    The Score "The Ottawa Senators signed free-agent defenseman Macoy Erkamps of the WHL's Brandon Wheat Kings to a three-year, entry-level contract, the team announced Friday. "We are happy to have Macoy join the Senators organization," said general manager Bryan Murray. "He is a player we've had an eye on..." April 01

  • Senators slow Wild playoff run with 3-2 victory

    The Sports Xchange "SAINT PAUL, Minn. -- The Ottawa Senators are out of the playoff race, but they refuse to go quietly into the offseason. Jean-Gabriel Pageau had a goal and two assists Thursday as the Senators won for the second time in as many nights, beating the Minnesota Wild 3-2. Cody Ceci scored..." March 31

  • Unsealed emails: NHL owners tried to warn Bettman about head injuries

    The Score "More than one NHL owner cautioned commissioner Gary Bettman about the need to crack down on headshots before the league was sued by former players in 2013. Emails published this week by The Globe and Mail and later examined by James Mirtle after being unsealed in the ongoing concussion lawsuit..." March 31

  • Chiasson scores late winner as Sens down Jets

    The Sports Xchange "WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- Ottawa Senators forward Alex Chiasson admits he was simply the beneficiary of a lucky bounce Wednesday night. But the Senators require more than a few breaks to stay in the NHL playoff race -- they need a miracle. Powered by Chiasson's eighth goal of the season..." March 30

  • Unsealed emails reveal NHL executives were aware of link between hockey and brain trauma in 2011

    SB Nation "While the NFL dominates most of the concussion and head injury talk in sports, the NHL has also been tackling the topic on a slightly smaller stage. In 2013, over two dozen former NHL players proposed a class action lawsuit against the league. Since the start of the lawsuit, more than 100..." March 30

  • Canada will be shut out of NHL playoffs for second time in history

    Arizona Sports "Ray Whitney’s eyes widened and his face contorted as he delivered his opinion of Canada’s imminent fate. “It’s unacceptable,” the former NHL standout said. “You’ve got a nation that bleeds hockey and you can’t even get one of seven teams into the playoffs?” Not this season. When Monday’s..." March 29

  • Maple Leafs prospect Tobias Lindberg eager to move up

    Toronto Sun "Tobias Lindberg has sent notice that he wants in on the Maple Leafs' youth movement next season. "I feel like it would be stupid not to try," Lindberg said. "I'm going to go home after the season, work my ass off and my goal would be to make it from training camp and stay up there." The..." March 28

  • It's expected that Ottawa will announce Monday that Clarke MacArthur will not play again this season

    Ottawa Citizen "Clarke MacArthur’s season is over, but his career isn’t. That’s MacArthur’s big-picture takeaway from a lost year that has included months of helplessness, thoughts of retirement, vertigo, late-season hope and ultimately, a failed push to show he was all the way back following a devastating..." March 28

  • Senators shut down Clarke MacArthur, Dion Phaneuf

    ESPN "The Ottawa Senators, who have fallen out of contention in the Eastern Conference, are shutting down defenseman Dion Phaneuf and forward Clarke MacArthur for the rest of the season. MacArthur, 30, has played only four games this season due to a concussion. The team said he has been cleared..." March 28

  • Ducks rally to defeat Senators in OT

    The Sports Xchange "OTTAWA -- In his first game back at Canadian Tire Centre since he was fired as head coach by the Ottawa Senators 15 months ago, Anaheim Ducks assistant Paul MacLean managed to get the last laugh. But neither MacLean nor his new team found anything amusing about the first 45 minutes...." March 26

  • Report: Senators' MacArthur passes baseline test, decision to play or not coming Saturday

    The Score "Clarke MacArthur could soon rejoin the Ottawa Senators lineup. The 30-year-old passed his baseline test - a test designed to test post-concussion symptoms - meaning there's a chance he could return from a concussion that has kept him out of the lineup since Oct. 14, according to TSN's Steve..." March 25

  • Goalie Berube helps Islanders beat Senators

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Jean-Francois Berube's teammates and coaches did not get a good view of the pair of wild first-period saves the New York Islanders goalie made Wednesday night. They won't have any trouble finding the replays. Berube's highlight-reel-worthy saves early in the first period..." March 23

  • Phaneuf (lower-body injury) ruled out for Senators versus Islanders

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Ottawa Senators will be without defenseman Dion Phaneuf when they take on the New York Islanders later this evening. Phaneuf left Tuesday’s game against the Washington Capitals with a lower-body injury and did not return. From the Ottawa Sun: He was hit by Brooks Orpik in the second..." March 23

  • 30 Thoughts: Clearing up expansion draft questions

    Sportsnet "The first thing that crossed my mind when Eugene Melnyk unleashed his frustration across the Ottawa organization: how much of a surprise was this to Dave Cameron? The two have a long history. Melnyk bought the OHL’s Toronto St. Michael’s Majors in 2001, one year into Cameron’s tenure as head..." March 23

  • Are 50-goal scorers a thing of the past?

    ESPN "It all rests on Alex Ovechkin ... again. Only he can save the NHL from going without a 50-goal scorer for the first time in a full season in the salary-cap era. "Well, I wouldn't be surprised if Ovi ripped off eight goals in the last however many games they have left,'' Lightning captain..." March 23

  • Caps stop Senators, seal top record in East

    The Sports Xchange "OTTAWA -- Braden Holtby hopes getting a scare from the Ottawa Senators will put the Washington Capitals back on track. Sparked by a three-goal, first-period lead and 28 saves from Holtby, the Capitals stopped their road losing streak at three games with a 4-2 win over the Senators on Tuesday..." March 22

  • Senators owner Melnyk promises changes: ‘Nobody is safe’

    Sportsnet "Eugene Melnyk is not happy with his team’s play, and he let the world know it Tuesday. Speaking to reporters, the Ottawa Senators owner put his management, coaches, trainers and players all on notice after watching the Sens tumble out of the playoff race. “We’re going to have to make changes..." March 22

  • NHL, former players await key ruling in concussion lawsuit

    TSN "The National Hockey League and former players suing the league over its handling of concussions are back in court Tuesday arguing over an issue the NHL hopes will lead to the case’s dismissal — pre-emption. The NHL contends that concussions are a health and safety issue, and these issues are..." March 22

  • Report: Wiercioch may miss rest of season with upper-body injury

    The Score "Patrick Wiercioch's season may be done. The Ottawa Senators defenseman is dealing with an upper-body injury which could rule him out for the remainder of this season, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports. He's considered week to week. " March 21

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