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SENATORS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Was Signing Andrew Hammond for 3 Years a Good Idea for the Ottawa Senators?

View image | gettyimages.com On the morning of May 20th, the Ottawa Senators announced the signing of goaltender, Andrew Hammond, to a 3-year deal, worth an average of $1.35M ($1.2M, $1.35M, $1.5M for each of the next 3 years). Was this a good signing for the Senators?   There are some key factors you’ll have to consider. 1.) Andrew Hammond is 27 years old. He isn’t necessarily...
Via TopSportsReport
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bryan Murray May Use Goalie to Dump a Bad Contract

Great stuff this afternoon from Le Droit’s Marc Brassard who talked to general manager Bryan Murray about a few pressing issues concerning the Ottawa Senators. Brassard revealed some of what Murray said through a series of tweets: Bryan Murray me dit en entrevue auj. qu’il n’a pas l’intention de racheter de contrat (Colin Greening, David Legwand). 1/2 #ledroit — Marc Brassard...
Via The 6th Sens
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Leeder Speaks and Other News and Notes

Senators president Cyril Leeder appeared on TSN 1200‘s ‘In the Box’ yesterday to update everyone on the status of Senators owner Eugene Melnyk who has been moved to the Acute Care Unit (ACU) of the Toronto General Hospital. Melnyk and his anonymous donor are doing quite well and Melnyk is looking at an approximate six-month recovery process. Although most of the interview...
Via The 6th Sens
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Brian Murray says “five or six teams” called on Sens goaltending

The Ottawa Senators seemed like unlikely suitors when they signed coveted Boston University star goaltender Matt O’Connor this offseason. They were already stacked with depth, with two NHL goaltenders on their roster – Craig Anderson and Robin Lenher. Things got muckier when they signed Andrew Hammond to a three-year $4.05 million deal after his stellar play in the regular season...
Via Puck Drunk Love
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Pierre Dorion Speaks: Hammond, Condra, RFAs, Getting a Top Six Forward or Top Four D-Man in the Draft

After inking Andrew Hammond to a new three-year extension worth an average annual value of $1.35 million per season, Senators assistant general manager Pierre Dorion made an appearance on TSN 1200’s ‘The Drive’ yesterday afternoon to provide some insight on the deal and offer comments on other important issues that will be part of this summer’s agenda. To listen to interview...
Via The 6th Sens
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Donor to Senators owner Melnyk cites Cup as motivation

Fandom can be a powerful thing -- powerful enough, even, to make a major sacrifice to help save the life of another. Senators owner Eugene Melnyk underwent a life-saving liver transplant last week, and his doctors updated his situation at a press conference Thursday. According to his medical team, Melnyk and his liver donor -- who wished to remain anonymous after being identified...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Senators owner Melnyk undergoes liver transplant

  Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk underwent a successful liver transplant, the team announced Tuesday night. The Senators said Melnyk and the anonymous donor are doing well and resting comfortably at Toronto General Hospital. The team announced last week that Melnyk was in need of a live liver transplant and put 12 people through a screening process. Melnyk went into surgery...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Ottawa Senators first round report card

The season has finally come to an end for the Ottawa Senators. After their first round exit, I took a hard look at each player on the roster and graded them based on their performance. Here is the Ottawa Senators first round report card: Forwards Alex Chiasson: F After a good start to the season, Chiasson lost […] The post Ottawa Senators first round report card appeared first...
Via Along the Boards
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Craig Anderson should get the start for Ottawa in Game 4

There’s little doubt the presence of Andrew Hammond in between the pipes was what helped give the Ottawa Senators a playoff spot this season. The Hamburglar put up out-of-this-world statistics in his 24 games played this year, posting a .941 save percentage and a 1.79 goals against average with just one regular season loss under his belt. However, […] The post Craig Anderson...
Via Along the Boards
April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Senators' Chris Neil warns P.K. Subban to keep his head up

The Ottawa Senators will lose some talent if Mark Stone can’t go Friday night, but they’ll likely get a little bit tougher. Stone’s availability for Game 2 of the first-round Stanley Cup playoffs series vs. the Montreal Canadiens is unknown after he suffered a microfracture in his right wrist from a P.K. Subban slash in Game 1. Subban was ejected but won’t be suspended...
Via NESN.com
April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Senators GM: Subban threatened Stone before slash

  The Montreal Canadiens and Ottawa Senators are extending their series off the ice and engaging in a war of words.   The Canadiens and Senators renewed their rivalry Wednesday night in a thrilling 4-3 win for the Canadiens. The game’s outcome might have been overshadowed some by P.K. Subban’s ejection which followed his slash of budding Sens star Mark Stone. The...
Via NESN.com
April 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Senators’ Mark Stone Forgets Which Side Of Water Bottle To Drink From (Video)

Mark Stone had a rough night Wednesday in Montreal. The Ottawa Senators forward left Game 1 of the Sens’ Stanley Cup playoff series vs. the Canadiens after Montreal defenseman P.K. Subban slashed him on the arm. Stone eventually returned where his next challenged awaited. Caught up in the game and dealing with what must have been some pretty intense arm in his pain, Stone temporarily...
Via NESN.com
April 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Senators rookie Mark Stone suffers water bottle snafu (Video)

Ottawa Senators rookie right winger Mark Stone had a rough night Wednesday during Game 1 of their playoff series against Montreal. Not only did Stone take a slash on the wrist in the first period from Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban, but by the time the third period came around, he had seemingly forgotten how to drink from a water bottle. GIF: Mark Stone DERP. pic.twitter.com/Iq8v25uFcX—...
Via Holdout Sports
April 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Ottawa Senators: First Round Preview

Wednesday, April 15th at 7:00 E.T. the Ottawa Senators will travel to Montreal to play the Canadiens in game 1 of the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. According to computer simulations the Canadiens are the favorites in the series, winning in 54% of the simulations. Montreal is also the higher seed after finishing 1st in the Atlantic division, Ottawa placed 4th. The Senators...
Via isportsweb.com
April 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Senators to fans: Stop throwing hamburgers on the ice

Ottawa Senators fans have started a unique trend over the past few weeks to celebrate their goalie’s incredible stretch of play. It involves throwing hamburgers onto the ice. Senators goalie Andrew “The Hamburglar” Hammond has his team clinging to the 8th spot in the Eastern Conference playoff standings with his 14-0-1 hot streak. During that...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Ottawa Senators: Embracing a New Challenge

The Ottawa Senators have accomplished something that, just one month ago, many thought was impossible. The Senators are sitting in the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. If the season ended today, the Senators would play the Montreal Canadiéns in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. But, the season does not end today. The season ends April 11th for...
Via isportsweb.com
March 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Curtis Lazar eats a burger that was thrown on the ice

Fans of the Ottawa Senators love goaltender Andrew Hammond – AKA The Hamburgular – and they show their appreciation by throwing burgers on the ice. Hammond is already covered in that area as he was given free McDonald’s for life, but Curtis Lazar is pretty happy with a free, disgusting snack. The post Video: Curtis Lazar eats a burger that was thrown on the ice appeared first...
Via Puck Drunk Love
March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

NHLer nicknamed 'Hamburglar' receives free McDonald's for life

Ottawa Senators goaltender Andrew Hammond has been given the nickname “The Hamburglar,” mostly because his mask features Alfred E. Neuman dressed up as the infamous burger pilferer on his mask. The moniker has since then took off due to his stellar play between the pipes this season, going to 10-0-1 record in 12 appearances while...Read More The post NHL goalie nicknamed ...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
March 17, 2015  |  Discuss
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