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  • Zero NHL franchises on Forbes list of top 50 most valuable sports teams

    Sportsnet "Forbes released its annual ranking of the 50 most valuable sports teams Wednesday, but not a single NHL franchise managed to crack the list. NFL teams dominated with the Dallas Cowboys sitting at No. 1 with a valuation of $4.8 billion, a 14 per cent increase from their..." July 18

  • Senators sign forward Nick Paul to a one-year deal

    Sportsnet "Forward Nick Paul has signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Ottawa Senators. The contract is worth US$650,000 in the NHL and $80,000 in the AHL. The 23-year-old Paul had one goal in 11 games with Ottawa last season. He had 14 goals and 13 assists in 54 games with..." July 16

  • Ex-NHL goalie Ray Emery dies while swimming

    Larry Brown Sports "Former NHL goalie Ray Emery died while going for a swim on Sunday morning, according to a report. The Hamilton Spectator reported Sunday that a man was with a group visiting a friend’s boat at Royal Hamilton Yacht Club when they decided to go for an early-morning swim around..." July 15

  • Senators' offer to Karlsson short on signing bonuses

    The Score "The Ottawa Senators apparently didn't include much bonus money in their offer to Erik Karlsson. While the club's contract-extension pitch to the superstar defenseman was closer to $11 million than $10 million per season, it came up short in the area of signing bonuses, a..." July 14

  • Stars the favourite again for Karlsson

    TSN "Erik Karlsson may not be bound for the Sunshine State after all. According to Larry Brooks of the New York Post, trade talks between the Tampa Bay Lightning and Ottawa Senators "have subsided" and the Dallas Stars are now once again the favourite to land the star..." July 10

  • Salary Cap Floor Should Not Pose Problems For Any Team In 2018-19

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The purpose of the salary cap in the NHL is to maintain a sense of competitive balance across the league. That means both limiting how much a team can spend, the salary cap ceiling, but also ensuring that every team is competitive with a minimum expenditure, the salary cap floor. Some teams,..." July 10

  • Ready for a raise: Projecting Mark Stone's next contract

    The Score "For the Ottawa Senators and their fans, disaster has been inescapable over the past 12 months. Through the hardships, one final blow remains, as captain Erik Karlsson's departure from the organization via trade before the start of the 2018-19 season is inevitable. The deal, one..." July 08

  • The Ottawa Senators enter the ‘Tyson Zone’

    Macleans "The sports columnist Bill Simmons coined the term “the Tyson Zone” to describe the rare celebrity whose behaviour is so unhinged that there is nothing they could do anymore that would shock or surprise anyone. Mike Tyson, of course, was the original, and the president of the United..." July 07

  • Erik Karlsson Trade Talks Have Stalled

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Over the past few days, it seemed like a trade for all-world defenseman Erik Karlsson was imminent. Originally, the Dallas Stars were confirmed to be the leader in the race and deep in talks with the Ottawa Senators on a deal for Karlsson. Not long after, it was the Tampa Bay..." July 07

  • Alex Burrows hangs up his skates after 13 seasons

    Ottawa Sun "Alex Burrows had to battle the odds to get to the NHL. Friday, he announced he has suited up for the final time. After taking time to contemplate his future, the 37-year-old Burrows has decided to retire after being bought out of the final year of the $2.5 million remaining..." July 06

  • Tampa Bay, Ottawa Seeking Third Team To Facilitate Erik Karlsson Trade

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The rumor mill has been working overtime this morning on a potential Ottawa Senators-Tampa Bay Lightning trade revolving around superstar defenseman Erik Karlsson, and now Travis Yost of TSN tweets that the teams are in the process of trying to find a third party to facilitate the deal, as..." July 05

  • Is Erik Karlsson on his way to the Tampa Bay Lightning?

    Ottawa Sun "Expect Erik Karlsson to be traded to the Tampa Bay Lightning. I was told this about 9:30 a.m. Thursday morning by a friend who has an impeccable record when it comes to knowing inside information with the Senators. He said he’s “very comfortable” with the source that..." July 05

  • Sens' Stone and Ceci file for salary arbitration

    TSN "Restricted free agents Mark Stone and Cody Ceci have filed for salary arbitration with the Ottawa Senators.  Stone, 26, tallied 62 points (20 goals, 42 assists) in 58 games last season and has 95 goals and 154 assists over 307 career games. In his 27 playoff appearances with the..." July 05

  • Senators' Lee seeks dismissal of harassment charges

    The Score "An attorney representing Ottawa Senators assistant general manager Randy Lee will file a not guilty plea and a motion to dismiss harassment charges in Buffalo court Friday, according to the Associated Press. Lee, who has been suspended by the Senators until the court makes its ruling,..." July 05

  • Rangers, Capitals, Lightning among those interested in Senators star

    CBS Sports "As the first week of 2018 NHL free agency draws to a close, Erik Karlsson remains an Ottawa Senators defenseman, but at least a half-dozen teams, including the Atlantic Division champion Tampa Bay Lightning, could still be hard after the All-Star. After their..." July 05

  • Report: Blue Jackets contacted Sens about Karlsson, price could be too high

    The Score "The Dallas Stars are seen as the front-runners in the Erik Karlsson sweepstakes, but the Columbus Blue Jackets have also contacted the Ottawa Senators about a potential trade for the superstar defenseman, according to The Athletic's..." July 05

  • Kicking around the idea of the Blackhawks trading for Erik Karlsson

    Chicago Tribune "The following might be an exercise in futility or a flight of fancy or the residual effects of a heat index that has sucked all manner or lucidity from a man’s mind, but when it comes to a team that once traded Patrick Kane’s favorite linemate,..." July 05

  • What would it take for Devils to trade for defenseman Erik Karlsson?

    Newark Star-Ledger "Erik Karlsson is on the market. The Ottawa Senators are open to trading the star defenseman, who can become a free agent after the 2018-19 season. After making a contract extension offer on July 1, the Senators reportedly gave permission for other teams to..." July 05

  • Blue Jackets have contacted Sens about Karlsson, price could be too high

    The Score "The Dallas Stars are seen as the front-runners in the Erik Karlsson sweepstakes, but the Columbus Blue Jackets have also contacted the Ottawa Senators about a potential trade for the superstar defenseman, according to The Athletic's Aaron Portzline. League sources told Portzline..." July 04

  • Report: Stars emerge as front-runners to land Erik Karlsson

    The Score "The Dallas Stars have emerged as the front-runners to land highly sought-after defenseman Erik Karlsson, sources told Chris Stevenson of The Athletic. News regarding Dallas' keen interest in the two-time Norris Trophy winner comes only one day after the..." July 04

  • Alfredsson hopes Karlsson stays with Senators

    The Score "The NHL draft and free-agent frenzy may be in the rear-view mirror, but the rumors surrounding a potential Erik Karlsson trade appear to be heating up. On Monday, it was reported that the Ottawa Senators had given permission to interested clubs to discuss a potential contract..." July 03

  • Report: Sens' offer to Karlsson was worth $10M per season

    The Score "The contract extension the Ottawa Senators offered captain Erik Karlsson on July 1 was worth $10 million per season, a source told Chris Stevenson of The Athletic. There's no indication of how Karlsson reacted to the offer, but a report from..." July 03

  • Rangers unlikely to end up with Erik Karlsson

    SNY TV " The Rangers are no longer part of the equation for Karlsson, according to The Fourth Period. TFP had tweeted previously that the Rangers had expressed interest in taking on Karlsson and Bobby Ryan. " July 03

  • Senators give teams permission to negotiate with Karlsson

    The Score "The Ottawa Senators continue to try and work themselves out from under the mess that has become their offseason, as the club has given teams permission to discuss a contract extension with Norris Trophy-winning rearguard Erik Karlsson, according to the New York Post's Larry..." July 02

  • Ottawa Senators Sign Mike McKenna

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Ottawa Senators will bring back a familiar face in journeyman goaltender Mike McKenna, who previously played for the organization in 2011-12. The team announced a one-year, two-way deal for McKenna, who is currently slotted at the third-string goalie. The Ottawa Sun’s Bruce..." July 01

  • Senators Add Forward Paul Carey On Two-Way Deal

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Veteran forward Paul Carey is on to his next destination, but was forced to take a two-way deal to get there. Sportsnet reports that Carey has signed a one-year deal with the Ottawa Senators that pays him $700K at the NHL level and $300K at the AHL level. Carey skated in 60 games with..." July 01

  • Sens make contract offer to Karlsson

    TSN "Ottawa Senators general manager Pierre Dorion said Sunday that the club offered defenceman Erik Karlsson a contract.  Terms of the offer were not released. When asked if there is a timeline for the deal, Dorion said "We start Oct. 4th. We've got lots of..." July 01

  • The waiting game continues for Erik Karlsson and the Senators

    Ottawa Sun "Erik Karlsson made a stop at the Canadian Tire Centre on Saturday afternoon. Nobody is sure if he’ll still be captain of the Ottawa Senators the next time he’s there. With National Hockey League free agency set to open at noon Sunday, Karlsson posted an Instagram..." July 01

  • The Senators are getting ready for NHL free agency to begin on Sunday

    Ottawa Sun "If you’re looking for fireworks on Canada Day, the best bet in Ottawa remains a trip down to Parliament Hill. It’s still hard to predict if there will be any action at Canadian Tire Centre when National Hockey League free agency officially begins at 12 noon..." July 01

  • Golden Knights reportedly eyeing trade for Erik Karlsson, Bobby Ryan

    CBS Sports "Erik Karlsson may not be among the NHL's top 2018 free agents, but he might be the most coveted player outside of prized New York Islanders captain John Tavares. Dangled at the in-season trade deadline, the five-time All-Star defenseman has long been a speculated target with the..." June 30

  • NHL denies report suggesting that Sens owner is trying to sell team

    Ottawa Citizen "NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly says Sens owner Eugene Melnyk is not trying to sell the team. Less than 24 hours after the Senators and their parent company Capital Holdings Inc. announced a $135 million financing of a “six-year senior term debt with a syndicate of..." June 28

  • Will the Senators fish in the free-agent pool this summer?

    Ottawa Sun "The week-long courting period for NHL unrestricted free agents has begun, and surely the Senators are going to at least reach out to some of them. The question is, which ones? Not wanting to tip his hand on anything, general manager Pierre Dorion was only open to talking..." June 27

  • Alex Burrows Placed On Unconditional Waivers, Buyout Expected

    Pro Hockey Rumors "  The Ottawa Senators have admitted their mistake and today placed Alex Burrows on unconditional waivers for the purpose of a buyout. Burrows was acquired from the Vancouver Canucks in 2017 and immediately signed to a two-year contract extension.  " June 26

  • Troy Mann Hired As Head Coach Of AHL Senators

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Ottawa Senators have hired Troy Mann to lead their AHL team for at least the next two seasons. Mann was most recently employed by the Washington Capitals organization, where he was the head coach of the Hershey Bears for four seasons. Mann’s younger brother Trent is currently the..." June 25

  • Ottawa Senators Agree To Terms With Chris Wideman

    Ottawa Sun "The Ottawa Senators are expected to bring defenceman back Chris Wideman next season. Scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1, Wideman is closing in on a one-year deal with the Senators, believed to be worth $1 million. Wideman told this newspaper last week..." June 24

  • Senators select Brady Tkachuk with fourth-overall pick in NHL draft

    Ottawa Sun "The Ottawa Senators welcomed Brady Tkachuk to the organization Friday night. The Senators used the No. 4 selection in the National Hockey League draft to select the gritty forward from Boston University. He’s the son of former NHLer Keith Tkachuk and the brother of Calgary..." June 22

  • Senators draft Jacob Bernard-Docker with 26th overall pick

    Sportsnet "The Ottawa Senators have selected defenceman Jacob Bernard-Docker with the 26th overall pick of the 2018 NHL Draft. This is the Senators’ second pick of Friday’s first round. They took winger Brady Tkachuk fourth overall before trading back with their second, sending No...." June 22

  • NHL Rumors: Craig Anderson could also be on the move

    Ottawa Sun "As if the Ottawa Senators don’t have enough to deal with already, now there’s talk goalie Craig Anderson has asked for a change of scenery by requesting a trade. Yes, there’s a possibility he could moved this summer, but the reality is there’s not a huge market..." June 22

  • Why Ottawa should give up the fourth overall pick to Colorado

    Sportsnet "National Hockey League types tend to avoid using the word “rebuild” at all costs. Three years ago, Mike Babcock went the euphemism route when he spoke of the “pain” to come for a downtrodden Toronto Maple Leafs team he’d just agreed to take the reins of. More..." June 21

  • Sens GM on trading Hoffman: 'Our dressing room was broken'

    The Score "Ottawa Senators general manager Pierre Dorion traded away forward Mike Hoffman for the sake of his team, he told reporters Thursday. "Trading Mike Hoffman was something we needed to do, our dressing room was broken" Dorion said, per TSN. "We have to have a dressing room..." June 21

  • Bettman insists 'no issue' with Senators' future in Ottawa amid turmoil

    The Score "Gary Bettman insists he isn't worried about the fate of the Ottawa Senators amid a pair of ongoing scandals involving the franchise. "There's always going to be some issue somewhere that has to be dealt with," the NHL commissioner told reporters,..." June 20

  • Ottawa Senators Still Expected To Use Fourth-Overall Pick

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Since trading Mike Hoffman earlier this week and reportedly re-entering talks on captain Erik Karlsson, speculation has swirled up again around the Ottawa Senators and the fourth-overall pick. The Senators of course owe either this year or next year’s first-round pick to..." June 20

  • Senators face long odds in ‘winning’ Erik Karlsson trade

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Ottawa Senators needed to get rid of Mike Hoffman as soon as possible, even if they took a loss, which the Sharks and Panthers made sure of on Tuesday. Maybe it’s a product of the bar plummeting incredibly low, but at least the Senators pulled off the Band-Aid..." June 20

  • Vegas Golden Knights Revisiting Talks On Erik Karlsson

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Ottawa Senators made waves this morning when they traded Mike Hoffman to the San Jose Sharks, but may not be done stealing the headlines this week. Frank Seravalli of TSN reports that all eyes are now on captain Erik Karlsson, and that talks have started up again with the Vegas Golden..." June 19

  • Senators were instructed not to trade Hoffman within the division

    The Score "The Ottawa Senators were instructed not to trade forward Mike Hoffman within the Atlantic Division, an NHL source told The Athletic's Craig Custance. It's uncertain who exactly was making these demands to general manager Pierre Dorion, but based on the team's..." June 19

  • San Jose Sharks Flip Mike Hoffman To Florida Panthers

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The San Jose experience didn’t last long for Mike Hoffman, as the Sharks have flipped their newest forward to the Florida Panthers in exchange for 2019 second, 2018 fourth and 2018 fifth round picks.  " June 19

  • Senators Acquire Mikkel Boedker; Sharks Acquire Mike Hoffman in Four-Player Trade

    Hockey Fights "The Ottawa Senators announced today that the club has acquired forward Mikkel Boedker, defenceman Julius Bergman and a sixth-round draft choice in 2020 from the San Jose Sharks in exchange for Mike Hoffman, Cody Donaghey and Ottawa's..." June 19

  • Hoffman, fiancée deny harassing the Karlssons

    Ottawa Citizen "Mike Hoffman and Monika Caryk wanted to clear the air Friday. They both deny that either of them had anything to do with the cyberbullying of Melinda Karlsson, wife of Ottawa Senators captain Erik Karlsson. Speaking in an exclusive interview from their home in Kitchener on..." June 15

  • Ottawa Senators Suspend Assistant General Manager Randy Lee "Senators' general manager Pierre Dorion has issued the following statement on assistant general manager Randy Lee: "As our hockey club's initial statement made clear, our Hockey Team - and our organization as a whole - will always hold our leaders, coaching staff, players..." June 15

  • Avalanche Prepared To Pick Fourth If Senators Fold

    Denver Post "There’s a chance — albeit a very small one — that the Avalanche will have the fourth overall pick for the second consecutive NHL draft. The thing is, Colorado won’t know if it has that selection until the Ottawa Senators are on the clock with the fourth..." June 13