2:23 PM EDT, Sat September 22, 2018
15 hours ago

Formenton shows promising signs in Senators loss to Blackhawks

The Chicago Blackhawks sent an unreasonable facsimile of an NHL team to Ottawa, but the most intriguing battles for the Senators in Friday’s 5-2 loss were the head-to-head duels among top prospects. Alex Formenton, locked in a battle with Drake Batherson for a winger spot, opened the game with a dazzling display of speed, scoring […]
16 hours ago

Senators’ Zack Smith determined to get back on track

Zack Smith spoke from the heart on Friday morning. And he wants to get back to being a heart-and-soul player for the Ottawa Senators. “That was probably my worst year I’ve had in professional hockey,” the veteran winger told Postmedia before facing the Chicago Blackhawks in a pre-season game on Friday night at the Canadian […]
Sep 20, 2018

Warrenspiece: Skille’s longshot hope, the rise of Chlapik and Lajoie and what was Domi thinking?

There are already plenty of NHL miles on Jack Skille, but he firmly believes he’s got some road left. Why else would the 31-year-old, former seventh-overall draft pick, be here fighting for a roster spot on a wing and a prayer, otherwise known as a professional tryout offer? “I just want to play where I […]
Sep 20, 2018

Gustavsson to see first pre-season action Friday

The goalie of the Senators future will get his chance to shine Friday, before the goalies of the present run the table for the rest of the pre-season. Filip Gustavsson, who could be bound for Belleville of the AHL this weekend, is expected to replace Mike Condon midway through Friday’s game against the Chicago Blackhawks. […]
Sep 20, 2018

Senators put emphasis on power play

Thursday was an active moving day for the Ottawa Senators, getting down to more serious business at the midpoint of training camp. First off, coach Guy Boucher divided the players into what have effectively become NHL and AHL working groups and each had separate practices. On that front, there were no major surprises, but significant […]
Sep 19, 2018

Cheaps main – Senators need Anderson now more than ever

If you can believe it, the Senators season almost took yet another turn for the worse in the dressing room on Wednesday morning. As a bare-footed Craig Anderson answered questions from a couple of us, I accidentally stepped on his toe. If that thing swells up and he misses any time at all, the already grim outlook […]
Sep 19, 2018

Senators fall to Leafs again, this time on home ice

OK, let’s begin with the positives. In the first home-ice glimpse of the post-Erik Karlsson Ottawa Senators, the checkmarks start where they have to start if they have any hope of being competitive when the games matter in October. Goaltender Craig Anderson was solid in the 4-1 pre-season defeat to the Toronto Maple Leafs at […]
Sep 19, 2018

Senators’ Stone dismisses speculation about his future

Get used to it, folks. Until they get signed or traded, Mark Stone and Matt Duchene will be the subjects of rumours, innuendo and speculation this season. Early this week, it was Stone’s turn. Long-time TVA sports reporter Louis Jean stated on a talk show that the Senators winger is frustrated with the rebuilding approach […]
Sep 19, 2018

Familiar digits in unfamiliar colours for a couple of Sharks turned Senators

This season Chris Tierney will be the second Senator to wear No. 71. He chose that number rather than becoming the first to wear No. 50, as he did with the Sharks. “I wore it in junior and minor hockey,” Tierney said of 71, which belonged to Nick Foligno from 2008-2012. “I was thrown 50 […]
Sep 18, 2018

Sens start off pre-season with loss to Leafs

LUCAN, Ont. — The rebuild got off to a rough start for the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday night in a pre-season edition of the Battle of Ontario. Making a stop in this small community just outside London for the Kraft Hockeyville celebrations, the Senators opened up a back-to-back series against the Toronto Maple Leafs with […]
Sep 18, 2018

Lucky in Lucan: Senators and Leafs excited about Hockeyville game

LUCAN, Ont. — As the Ottawa Senators made their way into this small town located just north of London on Tuesday morning, a sign on Main Street told the story. “Welcome to Kraft Hockeyville 2018.” Of course, the Senators and the Toronto Maple Leafs were greeted with open arms as they faced off at the […]
Sep 18, 2018

Alex Formenton will get good chance to show Senators he belongs

LUCAN, Ont. — Alex Formenton started his battle for a job on the Ottawa Senators’ roster in familiar territory Tuesday night. If he doesn’t make the club coming out of training camp, Formenton will be sent back to the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League, but, if you listen to Senators head coach Guy […]
Sep 18, 2018

Stone wants to show the way for Tkachuk and fellow Senators prospects

When Brady Tkachuk plays his first pre-season game for the Ottawa Senators Wednesday at Canadian Tire Centre, Mark Stone will be on his line. That’s no mere coincidence. Ever since training camp opened last week, the Senators have set up the 26-year-old Stone as a mentor of sorts for the 19-year-old Tkachuk. Stone, entering his […]
Sep 17, 2018

Senators will start to take shape as pre-season begins

LONDON — The Ottawa Senators training camp is about shift into high gear as they open the pre-season Tuesday night in Lucan, Ont. No, the Senators won’t be able to replace Erik Karlsson after he was dealt to the San Jose Sharks Thursday, but they have to go on without him and the first task […]
Sep 17, 2018

Guy Boucher ready for the challenge ahead

LONDON — Guy Boucher is all in. As training camp shifts into high gear with the opening of pre-season Tuesday against the Toronto Maple Leafs in nearby Lucan, Ont., the Ottawa Senators’ coach is excited by what he’s seen from the group of 56 players in camp and now he’s ready to see which players […]