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  • Senators hire Martin Raymond as assistant coach

    Sportsnet "The Ottawa Senators have hired Martin Raymond as an assistant coach, the team announced Friday morning. Raymond has a long history of coaching with Guy Boucher, who was hired as the Senators’ head coach in May. Raymond was Boucher’s assistant with the Tampa Bay Lightning from 2010 to 2013 after..." July 22

  • NHL TV schedule stinks, ignores Connor McDavid

    Sporting News "Connor McDavid could be one of the few best players in the NHL. Like, right now. He was also born in 1997. So, you'd think the best hockey talent to come along since Sidney Crosby would pop up on national American TV a couple times this season. You'd also be wrong. Exactly zero Oilers..." July 21

  • Signing-bonus laden contracts could lead to next lockout

    TSN "If you needed any evidence that another NHL lockout might be on the horizon, look no further than the type of free agent contracts executed during the 2015-2016 off-season. Admittedly, this is attempting to project the future, the NHL’s collective bargaining agreement (“CBA”) is fully binding..." July 19

  • Senators acquire forward Derick Brassard from the New York Rangers "Ottawa Senators (@Senators) general manager Pierre Dorion announced today the club has acquired forward Derick Brassard and a seventh-round draft pick in 2018 from the New York Rangers in exchange for forward Mika Zibanejad and Ottawa’s second-round draft pick in 2018. Brassard, 28, was..." July 18

  • Expansion draft playing heavy hand in the current NHL offseason

    Yardbarker "Never mind the fact the NHL expansion draft won’t take place for another yea, it has had an very strong effect on the happenings of the current offseason. Even before league commissioner Gary Bettman made the official announcement that the NHL will be adding a team in Las Vegas, it appeared..." July 15

  • NHL reaches landmark in-market streaming deal with Fox Sports

    Fox Sports "The NHL recently reached an agreement with Fox Sports for in-market streaming. Although not finalized, an agreement has been reached after negotiations spanning the course of five years. The agreement will allow in-market streaming of NHL games that are broadcast on Fox’s regional sports networks..." July 14

  • Hockey's silly season is upon us, as Ryan Nugent-Hopkins-for-Cody Ceci "rumour" attests

    Edmonton Journal "The silly season of the National Hockey League is officially upon us, as the Ryan Nugent-Hopkins for Cody Ceci trade “rumour” attests. Hope is king in July for hockey fans, even for fans of losing teams. The pain of the last season is distant. The expectation of the new season is fuelled by..." July 12

  • Eight NHL teams that could be active in trade market this offseason

    USA Today "While the high-profile unrestricted free agents have all been claimed, offseason shopping is far from finished. Free agents such as Sam Gagner, Justin Schultz, Matt Carle, Kris Versteeg and James Wisniewski are still available. i Now multiple teams are looking to make trades to ease their..." July 11

  • Senators GM: Lots of time to sign Hoffman, Ceci

    Ottawa Citizen "Relax, everyone. Everything will work out just fine in the end. At least that was the hopeful message from Senators general manager Pierre Dorion Thursday, while trying to calm the stormy waters surrounding restricted free agents Mike Hoffman and Cody Ceci. Hoffman filed for salary..." July 08

  • AHL announces new rules on fighting that could come to the NHL

    Puck Drunk Love "The AHL has announced new rules regarding fighting and they may eventually impact the future of fighting in the NHL. The new rules are an attempt to cut down on staged fights and aim to eliminate players who fall into the “goon” category. First, AHL players won’t be able to fight after a..." July 07

  • Senators Sign Chris Kelly to One-Year Contract

    Hockey Fights "The Ottawa Senators announced today that the club has signed forward Chris Kelly to a one-year, $900,000 National Hockey League contract. Kelly returns to the team for which he began his career after having played his first 463 NHL games with the Senators. He registered 75 goals, 101 assists..." July 07

  • Top 50 defenseman rankings for July "This offseason hasn't brought a lot of player movement along the blue line, but the outlook for fantasy defensemen heading into this NHL season did have a major change. Prior to the start of free agency, two big-name defensemen switched teams in a one-for-one trade, sparking plenty of debate in..." July 07

  • Senators want more out of Thomas Chabot

    Ottawa Sun "There’s no doubting Thomas Chabot’s talent, but if the Ottawa Senators star defence prospect hopes to crack the lineup next season, he’ll need to wake up and smell the intensity. Assistant general manager Randy Lee was disappointed by Chabot’s performance at the club’s development camp, which..." July 05

  • Sens prospect White staying in school, Chabot pushing to make NHL dream a reality

    Ottawa Citizen "Colin White is going back to Boston College in the fall, looking to build upon his outstanding rookie NCAA season before turning pro. Thomas Chabot is just starting his bold attempt to crack the Ottawa Senators lineup in 2015-16, turning heads at Saturday’s development camp..." July 03

  • Senators sign forward Casey Bailey to a one-year, two-way contract "The Ottawa Senators (@Senators) announced today that the club has signed forward Casey Bailey to a one-year, two-way contract. The contract will carry an annual value of $874,125 in the National Hockey League and $70,000 in the American Hockey League. A native of Anchorage, AK, Bailey was..." July 01

  • Avalanche sign Patrick Wiercioch to 1-year deal worth $800K

    The Score "The Colorado Avalanche shored up their blue line on the first day of free agency Friday, signing defenseman Patrick Wiercioch to a one-year contract worth $800,000, according to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman." July 01

  • Senators Sign Michael Kostka

    Silver Seven "Pierre Dorion and the Ottawa Senators aren't likely to make a big splash today in the midst of the Free Agent Frenzy, but they begin the day signing one of their own. Defenseman Michael Kostka has been signed to a one-year two way contract." July 01

  • Avalanche reportedly sign defenseman Patrick Wiercioch

    BNS Denver "According to Travis Yost of TSN, the Colorado Avalanche will sign former Ottawa Senators defenseman Patrick Wiercioch when free agency opens in the next hour. Terms of the deal have yet to be disclosed. Wiercioch, 25, is a left-handed defenseman who played at the University of Denver from 2008-10...." July 01

  • Senators prospect Francis Perron looks to bulk up

    Ottawa Sun "Bring on the poutine, bacon and potato chips. Well, maybe that’s just a tad too much cholesterol for the diet, but for Francis Perron, eating is believing this summer. While the Ottawa Senators’ highly skilled winger prospect has spent the past couple of seasons compiling big junior numbers..." June 30

  • Dion Phaneuf talks Toronto, Phil Kessel’s Cup party: ‘I’ll be there’

    Sportsnet "Think back 16 months ago, Toronto. Before the oh-so-sweet lottery win and the fevered Steven Stamkos anticipation and the new No. 1 goaltender and those slick new throwback sweaters that pop like hope. Flash back to the Globe and Mail‘s memorable report of the “scorched earth” Shanny-plan, in..." June 29

  • MacArthur skating, feeling great: 'I can't wait to get back'

    The Score "The offseason is barely underway, but Clarke MacArthur would love for it to be over. After playing in only four games for the Ottawa Senators last season due to a concussion, the left winger is symptom-free and skating twice a week at home in Rochester, N.Y., writes the Ottawa Citizen's Bruce..." June 28

  • Patrick Wiercioch not among Senators qualifying offers

    Today's Slapshot "The Ottawa Senators gave defenseman Patrick Wiercioch a contract extension worth $2 million per season for three years back in the summer of 2013. Now, at the end of that deal, he’s been informed he’ll hit unrestricted free agency on July 1st. The Senators listed the players they extended..." June 28

  • Flames acquire Alex Chiasson from Ottawa "The Calgary Flames announced today that they have acquired right winger Alex Chiasson from the Ottawa Senators in exchange for defenceman Pat Sieloff and have signed Chiasson to a one-year contract. Chiasson, a native of Montreal, Quebec, played 77 regular season games for Ottawa in 2015-16..." June 27

  • Ranking the top 20 NHL unrestricted free agents

    USA Today "The NHL free agent signing period doesn’t start until Friday at noon, ET, but teams have been allowed to talk to potential free agents since Saturday. Scorers are in short supply, as are impact defensemen, particularly right-shot defensemen. Here is a ranking of the top 20 potential..." June 27

  • Ottawa Senators 2016 NHL Entry Draft Summary

    Silver Seven "The NHL Entry Draft has come and gone, and though there were many trades, none were as high-profile as rumoured (*cough cough* P.K. Subban) and the only one involving the Senators didn’t involve a single roster player for either team. Still, the Sens managed to acquire some young, promising..." June 26

  • Senators look to avoid arbitration with Hoffman

    The Score "The Ottawa Senators are hoping history doesn't repeat itself. One year after the team took forward Mike Hoffman to arbitration, the club is hoping they won't have to repeat the process with the 26-year-old - who will once again become a restricted free agent on July 1 - general manager Pierre..." June 26

  • NHL Draft Picks Tracker "The first round of the 2016 NHL Draft at First Niagara Center on Friday marked the first step toward an NHL career for 30 young men. has the vital information and analysis for each selection here. DATA TRACKER: PICK-BY-PICK 1. Toronto Maple Leafs - Auston Matthews, C,..." June 25

  • Senators will try to trade Alex Chiasson at NHL draft

    The Score "The Ottawa Senators are looking to deal in Buffalo. With the hockey world gathered at First Niagara Center for the NHL draft, general manager Pierre Dorion will try to trade winger Alex Chiasson before heading home, according to Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun. A few teams are believed to..." June 25

  • NHL Entry Draft's later rounds wrongly ignored on many levels

    Edmonton Journal "The 2016 NHL Entry Draft will unfold this Friday, when the Toronto Maple Leafs are expected to draft Auston Matthews first overall. History has proven the first round is usually where the most prolific offensive players are chosen. The top-25 point producers during the last five NHL seasons..." June 24

  • Senators Re-Sign Buddy Robinson

    Silver Seven "Pierre Dorion has completed his first player contract as general manager of the Ottawa Senators. Forward Buddy Robinson has been extended for another year on a two-way contract worth $750,000 in the NHL and $75,000 in the AHL. " June 23

  • Senators GM Pierre Dorion not involved in much pre-draft trade chatter just yet

    Ottawa Sun "Senators GM Pierre Dorion spent Wednesday in Las Vegas but the only real action was the vote on expansion at the NHL’s board of governors meetings, the annual awards show and, of course, at the card table. No, Dorion’s phone hasn’t exactly been ringing off the hook. Holding the No. 12..." June 23

  • NHL confirms expansion to Las Vegas for 2017-18 season

    The Score "NHL commissioner Gary Bettman announced Wednesday that the league's Board of Governors unanimously approved expansion to Las Vegas for the 2017-18 season. Bill Foley will be principal owner of the franchise, which will play its home games at the recently opened T-Mobile Arena. Foley and his..." June 22

  • Here's your handy guide to how the NHL's Las Vegas expansion draft will work

    SB Nation "The NHL announced their expansion into Las Vegas on Wednesday afternoon. That's all very exciting for their fans and the city of Las Vegas, but the fans of the other 30 teams are probably wondering what this means for their clubs. That's because an expansion draft is coming in 2017. Every NHL..." June 22

  • Jets Prospect Was Arrested After Fighting A Cop At Disney World For The Dumbest Reason

    Uproxx "Ottawa Senators prospect Darren Kramer didn’t have such a magical time at Disney World this week, considering he was tazed and arrested after fighting a police officer over quite possibly the stupidest reason ever. Kramer, a 24-year-old forward for the AHL’s Manitoba Moose, was involved in the..." June 22

  • NHL sets 2016-17 salary cap at $73M

    The Score "The salary cap for the 2016-17 NHL season has been set at $73 million, with a floor of $54 million, the league and NHLPA announced on Tuesday. The new cap marks an increase $1.6 million (2.2 percent) from last season, and comes from the NHLPA's vote to use its five-percent growth factor." June 22

  • NHL releases full schedule for 2016-17 season

    Sportsnet "he NHL’s 2016-17 regular season will commence Wednesday, Oct. 12, with a four-game slate, highlighted by the Edmonton Oilers playing their first game at their new arena, Rogers Place. The 1,230-game regular-season schedule – 82 games per team – will conclude Sunday, April 9. After closing..." June 21

  • NHL 2016-17 home openers announced, Penguins to host Capitals

    The Score "Just eight days after the Pittsburgh Penguins captured the Stanley Cup, the NHL announced they will raise their fourth championship banner to the rafters Oct. 13 when Sidney Crosby will host Alex Ovechkin and the rival Washington Capitals. The season will start a week later than usual with the..." June 20

  • Ron MacLean in, Strombo out as Hockey Night in Canada host

    Yahoo! Sports "According to Dave Feschuk of The Star, George Stroumboulopoulos is out as host of Hockey Night in Canada. He will be replaced by the man he unseated just two seasons ago - Ron MacLean. When Rogers acquired the rights to the NHL for $5.2-billion they decided to shakeup the prolific Hockey..." June 20

  • Former Senators coach Jacques Martin savours first Cup victory

    Ottawa Citizen "As Jacques Martin celebrated the Stanley Cup victory with his Pittsburgh Penguins counterparts a week ago in San Jose, he couldn’t help but think of the dreams that this would happen. The years of hard work and the dedication finally paid off. “I think it’s great,” the 61-year-old Martin..." June 19

  • Pierre Groulx named Sens new goalie coach

    Ottawa Citizen "Craig Anderson will have a familiar face to work with as the club’s new goalie coach. The Senators named Ottawa native Pierre Groulx to take over the role Friday morning and he worked with Anderson while they were both with the Florida Panthers. Coach Guy Boucher and Groulx worked together..." June 17

  • Top 10 trade candidates at the 2016 NHL draft

    The Hockey News "Draft day has usurped trade deadline day and free agent day as the NHL’s most exciting off-ice event, and it’s not because of the drafting. The last weekend in June has become a lightning rod for blockbuster trades because, unlike at the trade deadline, almost every franchise is a theoretical..." June 16

  • Order Of Selection For The 2016 NHL Draft

    kuklaskorner "The National Hockey League announced today the order of selection for the 2016 NHL Draft, June 24-25 at First Niagara Center in Buffalo. The first round will be conducted on Friday, June 24 and broadcast live by NBCSN in the United States and Sportsnet and TVA in Canada, beginning at 7 p.m., ET...." June 16

  • Bob McKenzie: Many teams interested in making ‘seismic shifts’ via trade

    Today's Slapshot "Bob McKenzie was on Vancouver’s TSN 1040 on Tuesday morning. On what he’s hearing on the trade rumor front: “Hard to say at this point. We just got off the Cup Final. I’ve got to zip out to Detroit for the Gordie Howe funeral tomorrow. We’ve got the awards in Vegas, then on to the draft in..." June 15

  • Sens offered both short- and long-term deals to Ceci

    Pro Hockey Talk "Cody Ceci, the former first-round pick that played alongside Dion Phaneuf in Ottawa last season, has reportedly been offered both short- and long-term contract extensions by GM Pierre Dorion, per the Sun. Ceci, the 15th overall pick in ’12, just wrapped the last of his three-year entry deal and..." June 14

  • NHL buyout window opening: 13 top candidates

    Sportsnet "Painfully under-performing players, cumbersome contracts and a “relatively flat” 2016-17 salary cap got you down? Fear not, National Hockey League general managers. The annual buyout window will soon give you an easy out. All you have to do is convince your team’s owner to shell out millions..." June 14

  • Daniel Alfredsson agrees to one-year extension as senior advisor of hockey operations "The Ottawa Senators (@Senators) today announced that Daniel Alfredsson has signed a one-year extension with the club, where he will continue in his duties as the team’s senior advisor of hockey operations. “It is great to have Daniel back as part of the Senators’ hockey department,” said..." June 13

  • Sweden sets European record for NHL participation, Canada hits record low

    The Score "Sweden's presence in the NHL is reaching unprecedented levels. A record 87 Swedish players - or 8.8 percent of the league - played at least one game this season, according to the IIHF. That's the highest figure ever by a European nation in league history, and the number of European NHL..." June 08

  • NHL executive committee recommends Las Vegas expansion

    Yahoo! Sports "NHL expansion is reportedly coming to Las Vegas. On Tuesday night Sin Bin Vegas cited sources "with extensive knowledge of the organization and the expansion process" saying that the NHL’s executive committee "formulated a positive recommendation for expansion" to Las Vegas for the 2017-18..." June 08

  • Ex-Senators coach Dave Cameron talking to Red Wings

    Ottawa Sun "Dave Cameron may not be out of the NHL next season. While there are no guarantees, and it isn’t known where he stands, the former Ottawa Senators coach was given permission to speak with the Detroit Red Wings about an assistant’s job with Jeff Blashill and may have met with them not long after..." June 02

  • Buckle up for a busy month of trade activity

    TSN "Buckle up. The run up to July 1’s Free Agent Frenzy could be the craziest in NHL history, with a flurry of trade activity like we’ve never seen before created by a projected flat salary cap and a potential expansion draft that could cause teams to make a pre-emptive strike this summer. And..." June 02

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