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  • Patrick Roy with Senators would create buzz but developing youth a question

    Sportsnet "During a lifetime in hockey, Patrick Roy has held numerous positions, including all-star netminder, quadruple Stanley Cup champion, NHL executive and head coach. One of his lesser known jobs was as head coach of his son Frederick’s minor hockey spring league team about 14 years..." May 20

  • Patrick Roy expected to interview for Ottawa Senators coaching job

    Ottawa Citizen "Talk in league circles Saturday was that legendary NHL goaltender Patrick Roy is expected to be the final interview by Ottawa general manager Pierre Dorion in a thorough search for the vacant post behind the bench. It’s believed the Senators could speak to the 53-year-old Roy..." May 18

  • Bus driver sues Senators, former assistant GM Randy Lee

    The Score "Former Ottawa Senators assistant general manager Randy Lee and the team are being sued for negligence by a hotel shuttle bus driver who says Lee harassed him last June in Buffalo, N.Y., according to The Associated Press. The 19-year-old driver said Lee inappropriately touched himself..." May 18

  • Jason Spezza Will Play In 2019-20, Open To Ottawa Return

    Yardbarker "Jason Spezza intends on playing next season, but it won’t be with the Dallas Stars. That time has passed given the emergence of some of the Stars’ young forward prospects and the declining production from the veteran. Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic caught up with Spezza and asked him..." May 17

  • Five-alarm fire: NHL playoffs show officiating, review process need significant overhaul

    USA Today "It’s no longer a question of whether the NHL should look at how the game is officiated. The question is: How could they not? This year’s Stanley Cup playoffs has provided overwhelming evidence that significant changes are required. What happened Wednesday, when..." May 16

  • Report: Senators receive permission to interview Rick Bowness

    TSN "The Ottawa Senators have asked for and received permission from the Dallas Stars to interview assistant coach Rick Bowness according to TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie. Bowness will be the sixth candidate interviewed by the Sens in addition to Marc Crawford, Troy Mann, Jacques Martin,..." May 12

  • Artemi Panarin tops 2019 Free Agent Frenzy class

    TSN "The Bread Man is going to make cake. Artemi Panarin delivered the goods despite a circus swirling around him in Columbus, leading the Blue Jackets to the best season in franchise history. Now, after fulfilling his contract, he’ll head to free agency as the No. 1..." May 10

  • Ottawa Senators sign D Olle Alsing to 2-year, entry-level deal

    TSN "The Ottawa Senators have turned to Sweden for some help on the blue line. The team announced the signing of 23-year-old rearguard Olle Alsing to a two-year, entry-level deal. A native of Uppsala, Sweden, Alsing spent last season at Swedish Hockey League side Djurgardens..." May 10

  • Sharks-Avalanche Outcome Of Interest To Senators, Red Wings

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Colorado Avalanche and Ottawa Senators seem to be inextricably linked this season. While GM Joe Sakic and the Avalanche were cheering on every Ottawa loss as a step closer to a top draft pick, Senators GM Pierre Dorion now gets his own chance to hope for a Colorado defeat. The Senators are..." May 08

  • USA adds Hughes, Fox, Wolanin for WHC

    TSN "Jack Hughes, Adam Fox and Christian Wolanin were all added to U.S. men's team for the upcoming IIHF World Hockey Championship on Wednesday.  Hughes, the projected No. 1 overall pick in June's draft, is fresh off a dominant showing in the under-18 Worlds in Sweden,..." May 01

  • Senators intend to interview Leafs assistant D.J. Smith for HC job

    TSN "According to TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun, the Ottawa Senators are interested in interviewing Toronto Maple Leafs assistant coach DJ Smith as part of their search for a new head coach. Guy Boucher was fired by the Sens on March 1 with Marc Crawford serving as interim head..." April 28

  • The Ottawa Senators coaching search has heated up in the last week

    Ottawa Sun "The Ottawa Senators have stepped up their efforts to find a new head coach. Not only has Senators general manager Pierre Dorion already sat down to interview interim coach Marc Crawford and Belleville coach Troy Mann in the last 10 days, there are more talks planned with other top..." April 24

  • Fighting in the NHL is brutish and outdated, and needs to be banned

    USA Today "Yet another NHL player has been seriously hurt because Gary Bettman insists on fighting a losing game. Carolina Hurricanes rookie Andrei Svechnikov is in the concussion protocol and likely to miss Game 4 of the playoffs Thursday night, an outcome just about anybody could..." April 17

  • GM Pierre Dorion says the "worst is behind us" for the Senators

    Ottawa Sun "Just wait until next year. As the Ottawa Senators closed the books on the their worst season statistically since the franchise finished with 41 points in 1995-96, general manager Pierre Dorion was selling hope in his year-end news conference at the Canadian Tire Centre on..." April 10

  • Senators Not Likely To Retain Magnus Paajarvi And Oscar Lindberg

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Senators are likely to not bring back winger Magnus Paajarvi and center Oscar Lindberg for next season, reports Postmedia’s Bruce Garrioch.  However, Ottawa appears to be inclined to issue a qualifying offer to winger Anthony Duclair and may..." April 09

  • Sens players feel like the worst is truly behind them

    TSN "A year ago at this time, the Ottawa Senators were cleaning out their lockers after a disastrous season that saw them plummet to 30th place in the overall standings. There was a genuine feeling that the club had bottomed out and would start to climb back up in the standings after a..." April 08

  • Crawford wants to stick with Senators, but will let process play out

    Sportsnet "If this was Marc Crawford’s final media conference as the Ottawa Senators‘ head coach, he went out with a bang. On the day his players cleaned out their stalls, Crawford was articulate, humble and under no illusion that he might have the inside track for a longer stint as..." April 08

  • The Real NHL Expansion Markets Are in Europe

    The Hockey Writers "For any professional sports league, growth is crucial. The NHL has shown that they know this by adding the Vegas Golden Knights in 2017-18 and a new team in Seattle for the 2021-22 season. For the next expansion, the NHL needs to look bigger than North America. They need to look to..." April 08

  • Cody Ceci Hopes To Sign Long-Term Contract

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Ottawa Senators traded away almost all of their important free agents this season, sending Erik Karlsson, Matt Duchene, Ryan Dzingel and Mark Stone out of town before having to deal with an offseason negotiation. Now the focus will turn from UFA to RFA, as..." April 08

  • Marcus Hogberg Receiving Interest From Overseas

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Senators goaltending prospect Marcus Hogberg is attracting overseas interest, reports Postmedia’s Bruce Garrioch.  The 24-year-old is slated to become a restricted free agent this summer with salary arbitration eligibility. Hogberg has spent time at the NHL, AHL, and ECHL..." April 06

  • Senators to start rookie goalie Joey Daccord vs. Sabres Thursday

    Sportsnet "The Ottawa Senators will have a new face in net against the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday. Joey Daccord will make his NHL debut between the pipes, just days after signing a two-year entry-level contract with the team. Daccord, 22, was a seventh-round pick by the Senators in..." April 03

  • Report: NHL, NHLPA agree not to change playoff format

    Pro Hockey Talk "The NHL’s current playoff format is reportedly sticking around, at least for one more season. According to a report from Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic, the NHL and NHLPA have agreed to extend the format, as well as the current divisional alignment, for one more year. Even..." April 03

  • Senators sign forward Jonathan Gruden to three-year, entry-level contract

    NHL.com "The Ottawa Senators (@Senators) announced today that the club has signed forward Jonathan Gruden to a three-year, entry-level contract. The contract will take effect beginning with the 2019-20 season. Gruden, 18, recently completed his Freshman campaign with..." April 03

  • Broken doors, missing nets: Ex-players reflect on NHL's obsession with neutral-site games

    The Score "Alan May can't recall every single game of his dizzying pro hockey career. After all, he skated for 16 teams across five leagues from 1986 to 1999. But he does remember the night in February 1994 when a players' bench inside Richfield Coliseum - a since-demolished arena near..." April 01

  • Max Lajoie, Erik Brannstrom Out With Injuries

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Ottawa Senators don’t have a lot to play for over the next few games, but that’s not true of the Belleville Senators. The AHL club is battling for a spot in the Calder Cup playoffs, but will have to do it without the benefit of a pair of defensemen. Maxime Lajoie will undergo..." March 29

  • Flames, Senators Among Teams Pursuing Joakim Nygard

    Pro Hockey Rumors "In tonight’s “Insider Trading” segment on TSN, Darren Dreger reported that one free agent race is already heating up more than three months before unrestricted free agency opens in the NHL. Joakim Nygard, who is currently playing for the top-seeded Farjestad BK in..." March 28

  • Senators looking to hire president of hockey operations

    Ottawa Sun "The search is on to help the Ottawa Senators make the next step. The Senators confirmed a Hockey Night in Canada report in a statement Saturday night that the club is looking to hire a president of hockey operations to help the organization in its rebuild. The organization..." March 24

  • Chabot, White to return for Sens

    TSN "The Senators will have defenceman Thomas Chabot and forward Colin White back in the lineup Saturday against the Edmonton Oilers. Chabot returns from a broken toe that has kept him out of the lineup since March 11 while White returns from a neck injury that has kept him out of action the past..." March 23

  • Maple Leafs respond to Senators owner Eugene Melnyk ripping their rebuild

    Sportsnet "There is a saying going around regarding people in glass houses, but forgive Eugene Melnyk if he can’t hear it over the clatter of all the stones he’s been stuffing in his pockets. During a news-talk radio appearance on Ottawa’s CFRA 580 Friday morning (Listen in..." March 23

  • Eugene Melnyk, Senators owner, says Mark Stone, 26, is too old to receive a big, long-term NHL contract

    CBS Sports "This is a new one. Up until the trade deadline, Mark Stone seemed like the player the Senators were the most interested in at least trying to hold on to. They eventually did trade him to he Golden Knights, where he's been thriving and has already signed a big..." March 22

  • Eugene Melnyk: Key for Senators is to identify ‘real fans’

    Sportsnet "Every fanbase endures its share of hardships, but it’s safe to say Ottawa Senatorssupporters have had to face enough for all 31 NHL teams combined as the franchise embarks on an aggressive rebuild. Ask owner Eugene Melnyk and general manager Pierre Dorion, and it’s..." March 22

  • Jean-Gabriel Pageau to have hearing with Dept. of Player Safety

    NHL.com "Jean-Gabriel Pageau will have a hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety on Thursday. The Ottawa Senators center is facing discipline for boarding against Vancouver Canucks defenseman Ashton Sautner. The incident occurred at 16:25 of the second period in..." March 21

  • Senators call up top prospects Filip Chlapik, Erik Brannstrom, Vitaly Abramov

    Yardbarker "The Ottawa Senators may lose Jean-Gabriel Pageau to suspension depending on how things go during his hearing with the Department of Player Safety, so they needed some reinforcements from the minor leagues. They’ve decided to recall several prospects, including Filip Chlapik, Erik..." March 21

  • Pageau suspended one game for actions in Senators game against Canucks

    NHL.com "Ottawa Senators forward Jean-Gabriel Pageau has been suspended for one game, without pay, for boarding Vancouver Canucks defenseman Ashton Sautner during NHL Game No. 1134 in Vancouver on Wednesday, March 20, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced..." March 21

  • NHL must eradicate refereeing oversights before playoffs

    Sportsnet "You know there has been an astonishing interpretation of the NHL rule book when the most shocking thing about the Canucks’ 3-2 shootout win Sunday against the Dallas Stars was not Vancouver winger Tim Schaller scoring twice. Or the Canucks winning. Frequently..." March 18

  • Senators To Try To Sign Josh Norris

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The month of March is one where teams often look to lure players out of college with the hopes of adding them to their lineup down the stretch.  While the Senators can’t do that with the currently-injured Josh Norris, Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reports (video link) that..." March 18

  • Sens' Erik Brannstrom to make NHL debut Thursday vs. Blues

    The Score "Ottawa Senators prized prospect Erik Brannstrom will be recalled from the AHL to make his NHL debut Thursday versus the St. Louis Blues, the team announced. Brannstrom was the crown jewel return in the deal that sent Mark Stone to the Vegas Golden Knights last month, and is largely..." March 14

  • Why the Belleville Senators are Ottawa's only hope

    The Score "Early on the morning of Feb. 22, a few hours before the Ottawa Senators traded point-per-game center Matt Duchene to Columbus, the team recalled rookie forwards Drake Batherson and Logan Brown from its AHL affiliate in Belleville, Ontario. The moves, minor as they were in the larger..." March 13

  • Senators Thomas Chabot out 'week to week'

    TSN "Ottawa Senators defenceman Thomas Chabot is listed as week to week with a broken toe, head coach Marc Crawford announced Wednesday. Thomas Chabot has a broken toe and is right now listed as “week to..." March 13

  • Senators, Oilers Making “Major Push” To Sign Max Veronneau

    Pro Hockey Rumors "It’s college free agent season and one of the top names available is Princeton’s Max Veronneau. The 23-year old forward recorded 37 points in 31 games this year and has apparently attracted teams from all around the NHL. Bob McKenzie of TSN reports that at least 25..." March 12

  • Senators miss playoffs again, but trades could accelerate rebuild

    NHL.com "The Ottawa Senators failed to make the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the second straight season and fourth time in six seasons. The Senators (23-40-6) were eliminated from playoff contention Saturday when they lost 3-2 to the Boston Bruins. Here is a look at what happened in the..." March 10

  • Is the NHL the future of marijuana in pro sports? Why it could be

    ESPN "Player X is in the NHL. After home games, he has a routine. Typically, he'll meet a few teammates at a local restaurant for a late dinner. He likes to order steak after games -- medium rare, with a side salad and mashed potatoes. Then he'll go home. Player X sometimes has a..." March 07

  • NHL GMs propose new rule for players who lose helmet in game

    Sportsnet "NHL players minus their helmets, hair flapping in the breeze as they attempt to rejoin the action, could soon be a thing of the past. The league’s general managers announced Tuesday at their meetings in Florida that a new rule has been drafted that would force skaters to..." March 05

  • Senators GM told team recent play was unacceptable

    The Score "The Ottawa Senators may be in a rebuilding stage, but general manager Pierre Dorion still expects more out of his team. Dorian revealed during a press conference Friday that he shared that sentiment with the players earlier in the day. "I told them that our play..." March 01

  • Senators fire Boucher, name Crawford interim

    TSN "The Ottawa Senators fired have fired head coach Guy Boucher after two and a half seasons behind the bench and named Marc Crawford as the team's interim head coach. The Senators currently sit last in the NHL with a 22-57-5 record and suffered their sixth straight loss Thursday..." March 01

  • Ottawa Senators LeBreton Development Bid In Jeopardy; Mayor points to 'frustration' dealing with Melnyk

    Ottawa Citizen "The mediation efforts to rescue the $4-billion LeBreton Flats development have failed, the National Capital Commission announced Wednesday morning. A day before the official deadline, the NCC said it has been advised by mediator Warren Winkler that he was unsuccessful in reaching a..." February 27

  • Senators will keep 'stars of tomorrow,' GM says

    NHL.com "When the Ottawa Senators traded Mark Stone to the Vegas Golden Knights on Monday, it meant they had lost each of their top five scorers from last season. Stone was traded to the Golden Knights with forward Tobias Lindberg for forward Oscar Lindberg, defenseman prospect Erik Brannstrom..." February 26

  • Golden Knights, Mark Stone agree to eight-year extension

    Sportsnet "The Vegas Golden Knights have agreed to an eight-year extension with Mark Stone after acquiring the star forward from the Ottawa Senators in a trade on Monday. The deal, which is expected to be north of $9 million per season, can’t officially be..." February 25

  • Senators trade star forward Mark Stone to Golden Knights

    Sportsnet "The Ottawa Senators have traded star forward Mark Stone to the Vegas Golden Knights. Per NHL approval, Stone to Vegas — Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) February 25

  • Ottawa Senators Acquire Brian Gibbons for Patrick Sieloff

    Silver Seven "As the clock struck midnight and trade deadline day began, general manager Pierre Dorion didn’t wait until the morning to make his first, albeit minor, trade of the day. The Ottawa Senators have acquired forward Brian Gibbons from the Anaheim Ducks, in exchange for..." February 25