SENATORS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Bryan Murray On The Senators Season

from Ken Warren of Senators Extra, In Tuesday’s post-mortem on what went so wrong with his team this season, he was an open book about a club that started slowly and only found a degree of consistency when the season was already lost. He had some harsh words for the work of coach Paul MacLean, saying his approach to players must change. He said captain Jason Spezza’s...
Via Kukla's Korner
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

MacLean will be back behind Ottawa Senators’ bench: Melnyk

Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk confirmed that head coach Paul MacLean will be back behind the bench next season, but he was vague on the future of captain Jason Spezza. Melnyk, speaking in a conference call with Ottawa-based reporters Tuesday, answered a wide ranging assortment of questions on everything from his disappointment at missing the playoffs to increased revenues...
Via Pro Sports Daily
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Paul MacLean Speaks: Garbage Bag Day at CTC

With the Senators’ season concluding with the team’s 3-2 shootout victory in Pittsburgh last night, the players arrived at the Canadian Tire Centre to pack up their belongings and prepare for what’s shaping up to be a long offseason. After the players dutifully conducted their exit interviews with the media, head coach Paul MacLean eventually addressed the media with his own...
Via The 6th Sens
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Senators close out season with win over Pens

Three hundred and 11 days after coach Paul MacLean admitted they were “schooled” by the Penguins in the second round of the 2013 playoffs, another Senators season came to an end at Consol Energy Center. This time, of course, Ottawa didn’t even make it to the classes that are the NHL post-season tournament. This time, the Senators bowed away after a terribly disappointing regular...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins Gameday 82: Ottawa Senators

Ottawa Senators (36-31-14) @ Pittsburgh Penguins (51-24-6) Root Sports, TVA, TSN – 7:30 pm/et Consol Energy Center – Pittsburgh, PA The Ottawa Senators visit the Pittsburgh Penguins in the final game of the regular season. Kunitz and Orpik are questionable for today. STATS, INFO & NOTES: Leading Scorers: Penguins: Sidney Crosby (36G, 68A, 104P) Senators: Erik Karlsson...
Via The Pensblog
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ottawa Senators knock off Leafs in final Battle

The Senators at least bid their faithful a fond farewell. Playing their final home game of this terrible season at the Canadian Tire Centre, the Senators sent the sea of blue home in sadness with a 1-0 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs. Not only did the Senators ensure they’ll finish ahead of the Leafs in the standings in front of a packed house of 20,500, Ottawa extend its...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Senators Rumors: Will Paul MacLean be the head coach next season?

Less than a calendar year out from being named the winner of the Jack Adams Trophy as the coach of the year in the National Hockey League Paul MacLean could easily find himself looking for a job this off-season.As the NHL regular season comes to an end and the Ottawa Senators find themselves spectators instead of participants in the playoffs the navel gazing is about to begin in...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Spezza Mum on His Future

In a year of unfulfilled expectations for the Senators, Jason Spezza is inevitably going to shoulder a lot of the blame because he is the captain and he just happened to the guy who inherited the letter in the wake of Daniel Alfredsson’s departure. Criticisms of Spezza’s leadership aren’t anything new. Hell, criticisms of Spezza aren’t anything new either. The man’s been...
Via The 6th Sens
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Dwelling on Erik Karlsson’s D

While doing some digging for an analytics piece that ran in yesterday’s Ottawa Citizen outlining the statistical differences between Erik Karlsson’s Norris Trophy winning campaign and why Karlsson is not getting much hype for consideration despite his point totals in 2013-14, I stumbled upon some interesting statistics pertaining to this Senators blue line. At the crux of the...
Via The 6th Sens
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Senators Rumor: Bobby Ryan would like to stay around long term

Senators forward Bobby Ryan is currently recuperating from surgery to repair a sports hernia and took some time to talk to nhl.com in which in stated that he would like to remain with the club when his contract expires after next season.Getty images.Ryan was hoping that the surgery could have been put off until after the season was over but a collision with the boards necessitated...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Doppelganger of Paul MacLean sits behind Senators coach again (video)

The resemblance is uncanny. Once again, a man who is the spitting image of Ottawa Senators head coach Paul MacLean once again took his spot behind the bench during the team’s game against the New York Islanders on Wednesday night. Seriously, the two could be twins. You have to wonder if MacLean’s doppelganger pays any […] The post Doppelganger of Paul MacLean sits behind Senators...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
12 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Paul MacLean's lookalike was back behind bench

You remember Paul MacClone, right? The doppelgänger of Senators coach Paul MacLean who sat behind the Sens’ bench last year and made everyone freak out because the two look EXACTLY the same, bushy mustache and all? Well, he’s back baby! MacClone, whose real name is Mike Watson, was spotted again at last night’s Senators-Islanders game in Ottawa, and that’s something we can...
Via Next Impulse Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul MacLean’s Doppelganger Makes Glorious Return Behind Ottawa Bench (Photo)

The number of stellar mustaches near the Ottawa bench doubled Wednesday night when Paul MacLean’s double, Mike Watson, made his return to his seats behind the Senators coach. Watson blew people away during a game against the Florida Panthers last season with his striking resemblance to the Ottawa coach, and he was back at it again this year at Scotiabank Place. At the time, it...
Via NESN.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Robin Lehner’s piranha are named after Ottawa beat writers

It’s always interesting seeing what sort of relationship a player has with the various local reporters in charge of covering their team. Most players and reporters seem to have a fairly respectful relationship, with both sides reaching a mutual agreement on boundaries and confidentiality. In other cases, reporters develop a pretty bad reputation for latching on to information or...
Via Puck Drunk Love
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Senators Rumor: Paul MacLean on the hot seat

The Ottawa Senators had high expectations for this season, after the way the club ended the 2012-2013 campaign. This seasons failures could now be putting the future of head coach Paul MacLean into question.General manager Bryan Murray can not be pleased with the on ice results this year. The loss of long time captain Daniel Alfredsson, may have had a much deeper effect on the...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
16 days ago  |  Discuss
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