Senators Protected List Unveiled For Expansion

Better late than never. In a rare blunder, the NHL released each team’s list of protected and unprotected players 30 minutes later than the originally planned 10:00 am ET revealing. Although that led to some handwringing on the interwebs, it wasn’t long before NHL insiders were tripping over themselves to reveal lists ahead of the new 10:30 am deadline. When the league officially...
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4 days ago

Report: Senators to Protect Cody Ceci

According to Bruce Garrioch’s sources, Cody Ceci is expected to be protect by the Ottawa Senators for the upcoming expansion draft. The reasoning behind such a decision is pretty straightforward. Not only is Ceci the youngest regular on the team’s blue line, thanks to the combination of his salary, pedigree, handedness and localness, it’s not really in the Senators’ interest...
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5 days ago

Aging enforcer Chris Neil hilariously blames HC Guy Boucher for Sens departure

Enforcer Chris Neil believes head coach Guy Boucher is the sole reason he’s not returning to the Ottawa Senators next season.In an interview with the Ottawa Citizens’ Don Brennan, Neil, a right winger who’s spent his entire career in Ottawa since being drafted in 1998, admitted Boucher didn’t give him a chance during his first season behind the bench for the Senators....
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Dion Phaneuf “not expected” to waive no-movement clause

Following reports that the Ottawa Senators had asked Dion Phaneuf to waive his no-movement clause (NMC) for the purpose of exposing him in this summer’s expansion draft, TSN’s Bob McKenzie indicated that Phaneuf is not expected to waive his NMC. Obviously words like “not expected to” aren’t definitive and leave...
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8 days ago

NHL censors Karlsson’s comment on Crosby’s health

Sidney Crosby’s health has been one of the biggest stories of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs. After being diagnosed with a concussion, Crosby quickly returned to action much to the chagrin of those who believe the NHL’s policy towards concussions (or lack of an enforced policy) could result in serious long-term harm to the players.Now, the NHL is in hot water after censoring...
Via The Comeback
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Kunitz sends Penguins to Cup Finals with double-OT goal

It took double-overtime of Game 7 before a winner was finally decided in the Eastern Conference finals, but Chris Kunitz ensured his Pittsburgh Penguins would be advancing with his second goal of the game on Thursday night. Kunitz scored on a slapshot in the second overtime to give the Pens a 3-2 win over the Ottawa Senators, sending his team to the Stanley Cup Finals. Kunitz had...
Via Larry Brown Sports
28 days ago  |  Discuss

How the Senators can upset the Penguins in Game 7

Craig Anderson stopped 45 shots and Mike Hoffman scored the tiebreaking goal in the third period to lead the Ottawa Senators over the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-1 Tuesday night, forcing Game 7 in the Eastern Conference Finals.Game 7s have not been kind to the Senators. Ottawa is 0-5 in Game 7s and 0-4 on the road. But Pittsburgh is 9-7 in Game 7’s and 3-7 at home.Pittsburgh goes into...
Via The Sports Daily
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Box Score 5/18: A night of blowouts

Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here. Good morning and welcome to the YB Box Score, what we're reading while we wait for our 'Isaiah Thomas trying to block LeBron' poster to show up in the mail. Happy birthday today to Vince Young, Donyell Marshall, Yannick Noah and Reggie Jackson. On this date in 2004 Randy Johnson pitched...
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May 18, 2017  |  Discuss

All Access: Quest for the Stanley Cup NHL docu-series returns to Showtime for second season

With the NHL down to its final four teams in the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs, Showtime is hitting the ice again to chronicle the conference finals and the path to the Stanley Cup Final for the Anaheim Ducks, Nashville Predators, Ottawa Senators and Pittsburgh Penguins. The premium cable network announced on Tuesday that it will air a second season of All Access: Quest for the Stanley...
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May 16, 2017  |  Discuss

The Senators beat the Penguins in overtime on a nasty goal from Bobby Ryan

The Eastern Conference Finals series between the Senators and Penguins is off to about as exciting a start as you could have asked for.After Pittsburgh scored with just over five minutes to play in regulation of Game 1 on Saturday, Ottawa winger Bobby Ryan ended it with a nifty goal just minutes into the overtime period. The road win gives the underdog Senators a 1-0 lead in...
Via The Comeback
May 13, 2017  |  Discuss

NHL Eastern Conference Final: Defending champs have a tough foe in the underdog

In a wild and whacky first round, the Eastern Conference competitors spent long shifts and more overtimes than we could count trying to tear each other to pieces. In Round 2, however, nuanced ways to settle old rivalries took shape. Now, just two squads remain. One team, the underdog from the previous round. The second, the defending champs. Here is a look at the rosters gearing...
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May 11, 2017  |  Discuss

NHL explains why Kyle Turris was not offsides on winning goal

Kyle Turris gave the Ottawa Senators a huge victory with a game-winning goal in overtime to lift his team over the New York Rangers 5-4 in Game 5 of their second-round playoff series on Saturday.Many Rangers fans were understandably frustrated about the goal being scored. Moreover, some complained that Turris was offsides for the play.Here’s a look at the goal, which shows Turris...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 06, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Bruins fan throws objects at Senators players, tries to take stick

The Stanley Cup Playoffs showcase hockey at the highest level, and there’s often a lot left on the ice after a tough loss in a close game. Still, players are able to conduct themselves in a professional manner and move on to the next game.That’s not always the case with fans, though, which we saw after Game 3 of the Senators-Bruins series was in the books. It was a thrilling...
Via The Sports Daily
April 18, 2017  |  Discuss

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