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SENATORS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Bryan Murray Speaks: One-on-One Interview with Ian Mendes

On the same day that he gave his end of the season synopsis of the Senators season, Senators general manager gave Ian Mendes an exclusive eight-minute one-on-one interview that ran on TSN 1200. Some of the interview rehashed on some of the topics from that morning’s presser, but there were also some great nuggets of information that weren’t discussed like Ottawa’s interest...
Via The 6th Sens
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bryan Murray Speaks: End of Season Synopsis

  One day after the players conducted their last media availabilities of the season before cleaning out their respective lockers, Senators general manager Bryan Murray addressed the media yesterday to share his thoughts on the Senators’ 2014-15 season and shed some light on what is ahead for the organization this offseason. Murray started his media availability with a pretty...
Via The 6th Sens
7 hours 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
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Erik Karlsson, Mika Zibanejad decline World Championship invitation due to injury

Apparently Ottawa forward Mika Zibanejad and captain Erik Karlsson played through injury in the playoffs, as both declined invitations to play for Team Sweden in the upcoming IIHF World Championships in Prague. Zibanejad told the media Tuesday that he has a bruised knee cap, but Karlsson declined to say what the nature of his injury was during media availability. Karlsson appeared...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Patrick Wiercioch Named to Canadian World Championship Team

One player who was rumored to be on the trading block for the Senators all season was defenseman Patrick Wiercioch. He proved all his doubters wrong Tuesday when Wiercioch was named to the Canadian IIHF World Championship team. According to the Ottawa Citizen, even Wiercioch was surprised by the way the season turned out. When the Citizen asked Wiercioch if he would have thought...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Eulogizing the 2014-15 Ottawa Senators

It happened again. Since reaching the 2007 Stanley Cup Final, the Senators are out of the playoffs before the start of the second round. It is the seventh time it has happened in the past eight years. Had you told me before the start of the season that the Senators were to endure another season in which they would clinch a wild card position only to be ousted in the first round,...
Via The 6th Sens
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ottawa Senators miracle run comes to an end

The Montreal Canadiens have eliminated the Ottawa Senators in six games to advance to the second round of the 2015 Stanley Cup playoffs with a 2-0 road victory in Game 6. Brendan Gallagher scored the game-winning goal midway through the first period, beating Craig Anderson with some impressive hand-eye work on a loose puck in […] The post Ottawa Senators miracle run comes to an...
Via Along the Boards
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Senators fans angry after early whistle nullifies tying goal vs Canadiens (Video)

Ottawa Senators fans were furious after an early whistle by an official nullified the tying goal against Montreal in the second period of Sunday's Game 6 in their first round playoff series.Senators center Jean-Gabriel Pageau was robbed after knocking in the loose puck in front of Habs goaltender Carey Price. The refs had blew the whistle thinking Price had control of the puck,...
Via Holdout Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Senators goalie Craig Anderson rises from sidenote to team's star

The story for the Senators entering the playoffs was rookie goaltender Andrew Hammond, the man who engineered Ottawa's historic rise from 14 points out of postseason contention to the Senators becoming a playoff team.But Hammond was not lights out in the first two games of Ottawa's series against the Montreal Canadiens, so Ottawa coach Dave Cameron made the switch to former No. 1...
Via Fox Sports
7 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
11 days ago  |  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
14 days ago  |  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
15 days ago  |  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
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Ottawa Senators’ Rookie Trio has Them Poised for Playoff Success

Goaltender Semyon Varlamov #1 of the Colorado Avalanche plays for the puck against Mark Stone #61 of the Ottawa Senators at the Pepsi Center on January 8, 2015 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Michael Martin/NHLI via Getty Images) After an unbelievable run that saw the Ottawa Senators climb out of the league basement and into contender status, the Sens are set to begin their first...
Via The Sports Journal
16 days ago  |  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
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Midnight Will Arrive Early for Cinderella Ottawa Senators

View image | gettyimages.com The Ottawa Senators were a long shot for the post season around the All-Star break. In fact, with a little less than a quarter of the season remaining, the smart money was on the Sens having an early golf season. An impressive, if not incredible, run of 15 wins in the last 20 games changed the Senators’ fate and more importantly, the hopes of fans...
Via Beyond The Benches
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Did Sportsnet withhold a conclusive replay angle to fuel a controversy and get clicks?

Canada’s national NHL rightsholder is doing damage control after releasing the definitive angle of a controversial play two days after it took place. With the Ottawa Senators’ playoff hopes hanging in the balance, defenseman Marc Methot came within inches of winning Sunday’s game against the Toronto Maple Leafs, firing a shot through the crease but inches wide of the net in...
Via Awful Announcing
23 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL Confirms Marc Methot’s Shot In OT Didn’t Cross Goal Line In Leafs-Senators

The Ottawa Senators lost a crucial point in the Eastern Conference playoff race Sunday night when they fell 2-1 in a shootout to the Toronto Maple Leafs. However, at one point in overtime, Senators defenseman Marc Methot unleashed a shot that beat Leafs goaltender Jonathan Bernier. The puck appeared to go wide of the net as it bounced off the end boards into the corner. TSN’s...
Via NESN.com
25 days ago  |  Discuss

By The Numbers: Examining The Ottawa Senators’ Late Season Run

Jamie Sabau / Getty Images By Mitch Cole (@DirtyWaterBuzz) The Senators’ late season run is quite the interesting thing. It seems almost as if the Ottawa is riding an unsustainable hot streak by what some would call a “replacement level” goalie in Andrew Hammond. Is that the case? Maybe it is, but I’m not totally convinced on that. There’s other factors at play here, as...
Via The Hockey Guys
29 days ago  |  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

Andrew Hammond continues historic run for Ottawa Senators

If the Senators make the playoffs this season, February 18th should become an official holiday for the city of Ottawa. Why February 18th? Because, on that day a 27 year old Bowling Green graduate from White Rock, British Columbia named Andrew Hammond became the starting goaltender for the Ottawa Senators. Andrew Hammond holds up a hamburger that had been tossed onto the ice following...
Via isportsweb.com
March 18, 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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