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SENATORS RUMORS & GOSSIP

More Teams May Go With Three Associate Captains

from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN, ... the Habs may not be alone in this kind of decision this season. Just down the highway in Ottawa, the Senators are mulling over the exact same situation after trading captain Jason Spezza to Dallas this summer. "That’s the thing we’ve talked about a lot so far," veteran Senators GM Bryan Murray told ESPN.com Monday. "We...
Via Kukla's Korner
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dunn searches for fine line between what's fair and foul

Vincent Dunn makes no apologies about being the biggest pest in the arena, the guy whose nasty reputation keeps opponents looking over their shoulders when he’s on the ice. Being a nuisance is his golden ticket to the big leagues. So, watching his involvement in a mild dust-up during a practice with his peers at the Ottawa Senators rookie camp Friday was far from a shocker. During...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ottawa Senators’ prospect is “ready to be with men on a nightly basis”

Ottawa Senators’ prospect Curtis Lazar could have phrased his statement on gaining muscle a bit better. When asked about his size and competing at the NHL level, Lazar went with this awkward comment: Curtis Lazar on gaining some muscle weight: "I feel like I'm ready to be with men on a nightly basis" #Sens — Paul (@Sens_Army_) September 12, 2014 Oh my. Assuming...
Via Puck Drunk Love
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ottawa Senators will test “European style” section for fans

European hockey is well known for their incredibly loud cheering sections and raucous fans. These fans typically stand the entire game and resemble some of the wildest groups you may have seen on a broadcast of European Soccer. This unique experience hasn’t transitioned over to the NHL, but the Ottawa Senators are trying to change that. For 10 games, the Senators will dedicate...
Via Puck Drunk Love
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Bryan Murray Talks Contract Status Of Bobby Ryan And Marc Methot

from TSN, Ottawa Senators general manager Bryan Murray is confident he'll be able to sign two of his top players, but nothing seems to be imminent. Murray spoke to CTV Ottawa regarding the contract status of forward Bobby Ryan and defenceman Marc Methot, two players entering the final year of their deals. "In both cases, I think they want to be in Ottawa, they...
Via Kukla's Korner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

B-Sens Stock Up On Experience

The Binghamton Senators, AHL affiliate of the Ottawa Senators, have resigned veteran defensemen Alex Grant and Patrick Mullen for the upcoming 2014-15 season. Both of which were acquired at the 2013-14 trade deadline in an effort to add some experience to the then young team. Grant totaled 10 points in 19 games with Binghamton. Mullen had 12 points in 20 games with the B-Sens. Both...
Via Beyond The Benches
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Pierre Dorion Speaks: Prospects, Captaincy, Ryan/Methot

After his better half, Randy Lee, appeared on TSN 1200‘s ‘The Drive’ yesterday, the Senators’ other assistant general manager Pierre Dorion appeared on ‘TGOR’ this morning to discuss and promote the Senators’ rookie camp and tournament that kicks off this weekend. (Hockey!!! HOCKEY!!!!! HOCKEY!111!!1!1! Real frickin’ hockey!) While much of the Randy Lee interview...
Via The 6th Sens
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Marc Methot Sets His Price — 6 years at $5.5 million

With the Senators encouraging fans to sit tight and be patient, apparently they’re heeding their own advice when it comes to negotiating contract extensions for impending 2015 free agents Marc Methot and Bobby Ryan. After talks had reportedly cooled between the Senators and Methot’s representative Larry Kelly, Bryan Murray changed things up by speaking with local reporters this...
Via The 6th Sens
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Randy Lee Speaks: New Affiliation Agreements, Ryan/Methot Status

Some days it feels like the Senators are extending or reaching deals with anything or anyone not named Bobby Ryan and Marc Methot. Yesterday the Senators announced affiliation agreements with the AHL’s Binghamton Senators and the ECHL’s Evansville Icemen. The agreement with Binghamton is simply four-season extension that concludes at the end of the 2018/19 season and after...
Via The 6th Sens
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Senators Rumors: Marc Methot, Ottawa Still Not Negotiating

Marc Methot and the Ottawa Senators still have some work to do. #485087991 / gettyimages.comThe Ottawa Sun's Bruce Garrioch reports the Sens and Methot have not a discussion about a contract extension in two weeks. Talks between the two have reached a stalemate, as it's believed Methot wants a deal similar to what Brooks Orpik pulled this offseason, a five-year, $27.5M...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Bobby Ryan signs a contract created by a fan

Reports have suggested that Bobby Ryan is currently engaged in contract talks with the Ottawa Senators. Even with those reports, some fans are a bit anxious to get Ryan an extension before his current deal runs out at the end of 2014-15. One fan even drew up his own extension and managed to get Ryan to sign it: From the comment section today- Does this count as an extension for ...
Via Puck Drunk Love
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Ottawa Senators Depth Chart 2014 2015

Ottawa Senators C 1. Kyle Turris  2. David Legwand  3. Mika Zibanejad  4. Zack Smith  5. Jean-Gabriel Pageau  L 1. Clarke MacArthur  2. Milan Michalek  3. Colin Greening  4. Mike Hoffman  R 1. Bobby Ryan  2. Alex Chiasson  3. Mark Stone  4. Chris Neil  ...

Is Goalie Competition Good For The Senators?

The Ottawa Senators just inked two goalies in the past month, each with a three-year contract. Veteran Craig Anderson signed his extension, which leaves him playing until the 2017-2018 season with a $12.6 million dollar extension. Anderson, 33, had a tough last season as his .911 save percentage (out of  53 games) left him ranking 34th among eligible NHL goalies. Robin Lehner...
Via Beyond The Benches
13 days ago  |  Discuss

The Ottawa Senators Made A Mistake In Craig Anderson’s Extension

#483432801 / gettyimages.com Craig Anderson is now under contract through the 2017-2018 season after signing a three-year contract extension with the Ottawa Senators worth $12.6 million. The extension means that Anderson will be Ottawa’s man between the pipes for the next three years, but unfortunately for the Senators, the numbers suggest that’s not a good thing. The decision...
Via Beyond The Benches
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Clarke MacArthur Signs Five-Year Extension With Ottawa Senators

OTTAWA — The Ottawa Senators have signed forward Clarke MacArthur to a $23.25-million, five-year extension. The deal runs through the end of the 2019-20 season and has an average annual value of $4.65 million, the team said in a release. MacArthur, a 29-year-old, scored a career-high 24 goals and had 31 assists in 79 games last season. He also set career highs with a plus-12 rating...
Via NESN.com
25 days ago  |  Discuss
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