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  • Matt Duchene to be patient with next career move

    TSN "Mark Stone offered a full-throated retort to a report on Wednesday that hinted he may no longer want to be an Ottawa Senator because he didn’t like the direction the team was heading. “I love it here,” Stone told reporters, pouring cold water on the report...." September 22

  • NHL not tough enough with preseason suspensions

    Pro Hockey Talk "When it comes to the court of public opinion the NHL’s Department of Player Safety is always going to be a no-win position. Their job is a brutally difficult, thankless one that by its very nature is going to anger almost everyone watching the NHL. No player receiving a..." September 21

  • Ducks stopped Erik Karlsson trade talks once they realized they couldn't afford him

    Orange County Register "Ducks general manager Bob Murray acknowledged he could have parted with a similar package of prospects and draft picks that enabled the San Jose Sharks to acquire superstar defenseman Erik Karlsson from the Ottawa Senators last week. But then what? “You’re not going to trade for him for one..." September 19

  • Senators RW Mark Stone reportedly wants out of Ottawa as well

    CBS Sports "The Ottawa Senators finally unloaded Erik Karlsson to the San Jose Sharks last week for a bevy of role players and a few draft picks, Right wing Mark Stone, one of the few solid pieces the Senators have left, seems to be ready to move on from the team as well. Stone, who shared..." September 19

  • Asked for “one thing you’re optimistic about,” Senators’ GM pauses for four seconds, says “We’re a team”

    Awful Announcing "There are plenty of Ottawa Senators’ fans fed up with the team’s recent moves, particularly the trade of captain Erik Karlsson for a return that looks like pennies on the dollar (or even worse than the typical Canada-U.S. exchange rate) and owner Eugene Melnyk’s bizarre..." September 19

  • Alex Formenton on blazing path to making Senators out of camp

    Sportsnet "Even Guy Boucher can’t tap the brakes on someone as fast as Alex Formenton. The Ottawa Senators head coach lavished extremely high praise on his 19-year-old training camp hopeful by drawing a loose comparison to the best player in the world before Tuesday’s pre-season..." September 18

  • Ottawa’s Brady Tkachuk will ‘not take a backseat to anybody’

    Sportsnet "Technically, Ottawa Senators coach Guy Boucher may still be using pencil when scribbling the name Brady Tkachuk into a top-six slot on his probable opening night roster, but he’s pressing so hard, it might be impossible to erase. “You never want to say somebody’s..." September 18

  • Is the Karlsson trade the darkest chapter in Senators history?

    Sportsnet "What many are calling the darkest chapter in Senators history was not revealing itself on a sultry September day in Ottawa. Perspiring underneath Senators game sweaters, fans lined up in a long queue that extended beyond the bottom of the Gate 1 entrance area of the Canadian Tire..." September 17

  • Senators name Peter MacTavish as assistant general manager

    Ottawa Sun "The Ottawa Senators have named Peter MacTavish as their new assistant general manager. The 44-year-old MacTavish, a labour and employment lawyer at Ottawa-based Norton Rose Fulbright LLP, has a background in hockey. He has been working as a recruiter and agent for CAA Hockey—a..." September 17

  • Tierney, DeMelo join Senators after Karlsson trade "Chris Tierney and Dylan DeMelo arrived to join the Ottawa Senators on Saturday. Tierney, a 24-year-old forward, and DeMelo, a 25-year-old defenseman, were acquired Thursday in the trade that sent defenseman Erik Karlsson to the San Jose Sharks. "It's been a crazy..." September 16

  • Why Senators’ Bobby Ryan flew ‘off the grid’ as trade talks swirled

    Sportsnet "Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk wanted to get him off the payroll, and Bobby Ryan simply wanted off the grid. As far as players are concerned, the injury-troubled Senators winger represents the cost-cutting club’s heftiest financial commitment, by a long shot: four more..." September 16

  • Senators’ Duchene & Stone talk contracts, Karlsson, Tavares

    Sportsnet "Upon trading Erik Karlsson and infuriating an Ottawa Senators fan base already on edge, general manager Pierre Dorion was presented with a chance during his press conference to throw his support by the best two hockey players remaining after culling his roster over the past seven..." September 15

  • Stunning one-year rise and fall of Ottawa Senators

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Ottawa Senators were one goal away. One goal. One shot. One bounce. One lucky break. Any of those would have worked. That was it. That was all they needed to have a chance to pull off what seemed to be, at the time, the impossible. After being a mostly..." September 15

  • Sens refused to give 'Ryan discount' in trades

    TSN "Leading up to the trade deadline in February, it was believed the Ottawa Senators were willing to limit their return for Erik Karlsson in order to move Bobby Ryan's massive contract in the deal. Karlsson was dealt, without Ryan of course, on Thursday to..." September 14

  • Erik Karlsson on Ottawa: ‘I never wanted to leave this place’

    Pro Hockey Talk "There was no prepared statement. Erik Karlsson wanted to “speak from the heart.” Karlsson addressed the Ottawa media following the announcement of Thursday’s tradethat sent him to the San Jose Sharks. Everyone knew this day was coming. With the..." September 14

  • Report: San Jose Making Huge Push to Land Erik Karlsson

    12 Up "Could the end of the Erik Karlsson saga finally be upon us? The star defenseman's name has been abound in trade talks for months, as Karlsson's been connected to several teams, most notably the Tampa Bay Lightning, Las Vegas Golden Knights and recently the Vancouver..." September 13

  • Jean-Gabriel Pageau Suffers Injury In Fitness Testing

    Pro Hockey Rumors "For Ottawa Senators fans, today is not a good day. After the team dealt away franchise defenseman Erik Karlsson, they have also been dealt a hefty injury blow during the first day of training camp. Jean-Gabriel Pageau was injured during the morning fitness testing, and Renaud Lavoie of TVA..." September 13

  • Senators’ Pageau could be out four to six months

    Sportsnet "It’s been a rough day for Ottawa Senators fans. On the same afternoon the team traded captain Erik Karlsson to the San Jose Sharks, reports have surfaced that forward Jean-Gabriel Pageau could require Achilles’ tendon surgery. The 25-year-old may be out four to..." September 13

  • Ottawa Senators Trade Erik Karlsson To San Jose Sharks

    Last Word On Hockey "The Ottawa Senators have pulled off a blockbuster trade. General manager Pierre Dorion has agreed to trade super Swede, and face of the franchise, Erik Karlsson to the San Jose Sharks. More to come. September 13

  • The future of Gaborik, still not medically cleared to play, is clouded, at best

    Ottawa Sun "Marian Gaborik’s future is in doubt. The veteran Ottawa Senators winger certainly won’t be at the Canadian Tire Centre for the start of training camp Thursday when players report for medicals and there are no guarantees he’s going to play at all this..." September 13

  • The future of captain Erik Karlsson remains in limbo

    Ottawa Sun "The Ottawa Senators will have a new look this season. And, now, all eyes will be on the future of Senators’ captain Erik Karlsson. Speaking with defenceman Mark Borowiecki in a video on the club’s twitter feed late Monday and in a letter to fans that appeared in..." September 12

  • Senators owner tells fans team will remain in Ottawa "The Ottawa Senators will not be leaving the city, owner Eugene Melnyk said Tuesday. Melnyk, who has owned the Senators for the past 16 years, said in an open letter published in the Ottawa Citizen and Ottawa Sun that neither he nor the team is going anywhere. His focus is delivering a..." September 12

  • Golden Knights can still land Erik Karlsson after Pacioretty trade

    Pro Hockey Talk "By trading for Max Pacioretty, Vegas Golden Knights management declared that this team is for real. So why stop there? The Golden Knights have prominently factored into Erik Karlsson trade rumors stretching back to last season’s deadline, and while extensions to..." September 12

  • Jack Skille To Attend Ottawa Senators Training Camp

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Ottawa Senators released their training camp roster today, and while it contained most of the expected names—including Erik Karlsson despite continuing rumors of his trade availability—there was one that stood out. Jack Skille, veteran of 368 NHL contests,..." September 12

  • The Ottawa Senators found the most awkward way to announce they're blowing up their roster

    CBS Sports "Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk has remained very quiet on the direction of the team this summer, a curious approach given all the dysfunction that the club and its fans have endured over the past year or so.  However, Melnyk finally broke his silence on Monday, and he did so..." September 11

  • Ottawa Senators Preparing For Huge Roster Turnover

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Late last night after much of the hockey news had died down for the day, the Ottawa Senators released a video of defenseman Mark Borowiecki and owner Eugene Melnyk discussing the future of the organization. Touching on subjects from dressing room leadership to overcoming the low..." September 11

  • Karlsson, Stone decisions could impact Duchene’s future with Sens

    Sportsnet "There is no guarantee Matt Duchene will re-sign with the Ottawa Senators and his decision on whether or not to stay in the nation’s capital could hinge on what happens with both Erik Karlsson and Mark Stone. Duchene is entering the final year..." September 07

  • NHL players respond to Jalen Ramsey: 'I think it's insulting to our league'

    The Score "Jacksonville Jaguars All-Pro cornerback Jalen Ramsey made waves in the hockey world recently, claiming in a tell-all interview with ESPN's Mina Kimes that he could probably crack the NHL with six months of training. Cue the outrage. With training..." September 07

  • Senators' Mike Condon back with a clean slate

    Toronto Sun "Mike Condon is refreshed and ready for this season. As a group of NHL players, mostly made up of members of the Ottawa Senators, wrapped up their informal pre-camp skate Wednesday at the Bell Sensplex, the club’s backup goaltender was one of the last one’s off the..." September 06

  • Is Duchene right in saying Senators could be better than expected?

    Pro Hockey Talk "Ah, September. The month of the year when training camps begin, the season is about to start but hasn’t begun yet, and thus just about everyone is optimistic (or at least saying optimistic things when reporters are around). Inevitably, about close to half of the teams will end up being..." September 05

  • Senators' Duchene ready to turn the page on last season

    Ottawa Sun "Matt Duchene would prefer to look forward and not back. The Ottawa Senators’ top centre, like many others, is getting ready to turn the page on last year’s 30th place finish as the players prepare to report to training camp Sept. 13th at the Canadian Tire..." September 05

  • Duchene not worried about contract, would 'love' to stay with Senators "Matt Duchene said he's more focused on the start of the season with the Ottawa Senators that he is with his contract. Duchene, 27, is in the final season of a five-year contract he signed as a member of the Colorado Avalanche on July 18, 2013 and can become an unrestricted free..." September 04

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  • Boedker getting ready for new chapter in Ottawa

    Ottawa Sun "Mikkel Boedker is trying to make himself at home in his new home. While there was much discussion around Mike Hoffman’s departure in June in a deal that originally sent him to the San Jose Sharks before he landed with the Florida Panthers later in the day, there was very little..." September 03

  • Court records reveal how events unfolded before Karlsson-Hoffman dispute became public

    Ottawa Citizen "New court filings obtained by this newspaper reveal that the woman accused of a season-long campaign of online harassment against Melinda Karlsson has tried to clear her name ahead of a court date that will determine whether Karlsson is forced to disclose any evidence against her. In..." September 01

  • Senators' Borowiecki 'disappointed' in former assistant GM Randy Lee

    Ottawa Sun "Mark Borowiecki has never been afraid to say what’s on his mind. Monday was no different, as Borowiecki acknowledged being “disappointed” by former Ottawa Senators assistant general manager Randy Lee. Lee, who is facing two non-criminal harassment charges..." August 28

  • Goalie Craig Anderson says he's 'too old for drama' with Senators

    Ottawa Sun "Craig Anderson is ready for a fresh start with the Ottawa Senators. Speaking for the first time publicly since reports in June indicated he had asked the organization for a trade, the 37-year-old Anderson told reporters in Plymouth, Mich., on Sunday that he was focused on getting the..." August 27

  • Erik Karlsson Refutes Report About Canadian Cities

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Yesterday, several reports surfaced that Ottawa Senators captain Erik Karlsson did not want to sign an extension in a Canadian city and preferred to have his next deal take him to the United States. Today, the superstar defenseman wanted to clear the air and reached out..." August 24

  • Report: Erik Karlsson will not sign with Canadian team

    Larry Brown Sports "You might be able to count the Vancouver Canucks out of the Erik Karlsson trade talks. NBC Sports’ Kathryn Tappen reported on Thursday that Karlsson will only sign with an American team, not a Canadian one. Karlsson has been on the trade market all offseason. The..." August 23

  • Extraordinary times make Karlsson trade to rebuilding Canucks unlikely

    Sportsnet "In ordinary times, the possibility of acquiring the best offensive defenceman in hockey would generate excitement, bordering on jubilation, among the fan base of the player’s new team. On the West Coast, however, Wednesday’s report that the Vancouver Canucks had..." August 22

  • Canucks GM Jim Benning says team not in on Erik Karlsson trade talks

    Sportsnet "Trade rumours began to swirl on the Erik Karlsson front once again Wednesday afternoon and it appeared the Vancouver Canucks were among the teams showing interest in the coveted Ottawa Senators captain. However, Canucks general manager Jim Benning, in a conversation with..." August 22

  • Report: Canucks in trade talks with Senators for Erik Karlsson

    Daily Hive "Good morning, Canucks fans. Hope you enjoyed your summer, because OMG WTF is happening?? One of the most respected insiders in hockey, Elliotte Friedman, dropped this nugget Wednesday morning. The Vancouver Canucks, supposedly a rebuilding team, have “stepped..." August 22

  • Erik Karlsson Trade Talks Picking Up

    Pro Hockey Rumors "After the last few weeks have brought little in terms of trade speculation around the NHL, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet has sparked the fire again surrounding Erik Karlsson of the Ottawa Senators. Friedman tweets that trade talks involving the superstar defenseman have..." August 22

  • Erik and Melinda Karlsson kick-start organization that aims to end bullying

    Toronto Sun "Ottawa Senators captain Erik Karlsson and his wife Melinda have announced the creation of a charitable organization that aims to support initiatives to raise awareness to the effects of bullying and cyber-bullying. Earlier this year, the Karlssons alleged they had been victims of..." August 21

  • Senators assistant GM Randy Lee resigns amid harrassment charges

    Sportsnet "Randy Lee has resigned from his position as assistant general manager of the Ottawa Senators. Lee has been charged twice over an incident with a 19-year-old male shuttle driver in Buffalo. He was arrested on May 31 for allegedly making lewd comments and rubbing the shoulders..." August 21

  • Why aren’t teams experimenting with 3-on-3 lineups?

    TSN "The National Hockey League introduced the 3-on-3 overtime rule in the 2015-16 season, which was designed to marginalize the frequency of shootouts resolving games during the regular season. The league struck a bit of unintended gold with the decision. The pace and talent on display..." August 20

  • Ottawa Senators to rely on an infusion of young players

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Ottawa Senators seem to have little go right over the last year or so, whether it was the unhappiness of their star defenseman Erik Karlsson to the Matt Duchene trade in which the team traded away their No. 1 overall pick for next season to Colorado. With the team shipping off players left..." August 18

  • Silence Surrounds Erik Karlsson, Ottawa Senators

    Pro Hockey Rumors "At one point this summer the biggest story on almost a daily basis was the future of Ottawa Senators captain Erik Karlsson, but since trade talks seemed to have broken down there have been almost no reports to update his status. Brent Wallace of TSN says it has been “eerily quiet”..." August 14

  • Senators sign Tkachuk to entry-level contract

    The Score "Forward Brady Tkachuk has put pen to paper on a three-year, entry-level contract with the Ottawa Senators, the club announced Monday. It was reported on the weekend that Tkachuk had informed Boston University he would be turning pro. His father,..." August 13

  • NHL not invested in the numbers when it comes to analytics

    Toronto Star "It was 15 years ago this summer that Moneyball, the groundbreaking book by Michael Lewis, began to make its mark on the curious minds of athletic power brokers around the world. And if the intervening time has taught us anything, it’s that the copycat tendencies of sports executives..." August 13