8:46 PM EDT, Tue April 24, 2018
3 hours ago

Chabot looking forward to playing with McDavid and others

Thomas Chabot doesn’t mind playing with Edmonton Oilers’ all-star centre Connor McDavid for Team Canada rather than against him at the world championships “It’s going to be great,” the Senators’ defenceman told this newspaper in a telephone interview Wednesday. “The last time I played against him I was minus-3 because of him but hopefully in […]
4 hours ago

Thomas Chabot excited to continue his season

Thomas Chabot is ready to take on the world. The Ottawa Senators top prospect on the blueline is back on the ice at his home near Quebec City this week as he prepares to pack his bags Thursday morning to head for Riga, Latvia to attend training camp with Team Canada to prepare for the […]
Apr 19, 2018

Garrioch: Can The Hamburglar help extend the Avs’ season?

The Colorado Avalanche will turn to The Hamburglar on Friday night to save their season. Andrew “The Hamburglar” Hammond, who took the Ottawa Senators on a historic 20-1-2 run down the stretch to make the playoffs on the final day of the season in the spring of 2015, will make the start in Game 5 of […]
Apr 19, 2018

Lots of noise but negotiations continue on LeBreton Flats file

The National Capital Commission gave only a brief update on the state of negotiations with the RendezVous LeBreton group during its board meeting at its downtown headquarters Thursday. “(The) RendezVous Group has begun environmental assessment & has opened its discussions with (the city of Ottawa),” the NCC wrote on its Twitter account Thursday morning after […]
Apr 18, 2018

Garrioch: Guy Boucher plays waiting game while coaching carousel turns

Guy Boucher is sitting, waiting and wondering. At this point, he has no other choice. The Ottawa Senators’ head coach has a year left on his contract but, at this point, it’s anybody’s guess as to whether he’ll be back next season since that decision likely won’t be made by general manager Pierre Dorion until […]
Apr 16, 2018

Senators post-mortem: Tremendous response to Senators survey that is anything but “stupid”

Senators owner Eugene Melnyk called it a “stupid survey.” That’s probably because he knew what it would reveal. The ninth and final segment in our Senators post-mortem, our ‘You Be The Boss’ poll asked fans for their help in pinpointing problems from the most disappointing season in team history, as well as advice on moves […]
Apr 15, 2018

Dahlin is the prize, but picking number one doesn’t often lead to finishing number one

Should the Ottawa Senators secure the golden ticket in the NHL draft lottery on April 28, we can safely predict a few summer events along the following lines. Once the selection of Rasmus Dahlin is made official at the draft on June 22, the teen phenom will be paraded around the city with a franchise […]
Apr 14, 2018

Where did the fans go and how do the Ottawa Senators win them back?

A few weeks back, the Pope of Saturday Night hockey, Don Cherry, opined that the Ottawa Senators franchise might be better off somewhere else. Cherry doesn’t know this market well, but the sting was felt just the same as he essentially blamed Senators fans for not buying enough tickets. Accurate or not, that view is […]
Apr 13, 2018

What he has said: Eugene Melnyk quotes from the past season

MOUTHED BY MELNYK Sept. 7, 2017: “The attendance shifts have been dramatic over a period of two decades. The whole trend now is less seats and more (in-house sections), and frankly, smaller stadiums. When you look at things like a new downtown stadium, we’re not going to build a 20,000-seat stadium. It will be probably […]
Apr 13, 2018

Will Senators owner Eugene Melnyk follow the Chicago model for success?

“Many times he would offend the fans and he wouldn’t mean to offend them. He just meant to say he invested in a business and he didn’t want to lose money. They were thinking short term and he was thinking long term. From that way, he was (misunderstood).” — Rocky Wirtz, on his late father, […]
Apr 12, 2018

Sens post-mortem part V: Karlsson expected to pass on take-it-or-leave-it offer

For his last interview inside the Senators dressing room, Erik Karlsson wore a cap and a fresh-face that made him look like he did when he was drafted as a skinny teenager 10 years ago. “I wasn’t really ready to let go of my hair, so I had to let go of something,” joked Karlsson, […]
Apr 12, 2018

Brennan: Melnyk cries fake news on threats of leaving, attendance woes and budget

Maybe the reason Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk is now also self-appointed team president has nothing to do with saving money or being unable to find someone who can work with him. Maybe he just wants to be like Donald Trump. In trying to salvage his relationship with fans, Melynk has declared the reporting of […]
Apr 12, 2018

Snapshots: GM Pierre Dorion says there are no concerns about the Senators’ budget

Pierre Dorion is confident he’ll be able to keep the Ottawa Senators together. Talk about the future of Erik Karlsson will continue, with the Senators set to make their captain an offer for a long-term contract extension on July 1, but the Senators general manager said Thursday he had no concerns about budget with the […]
Apr 12, 2018

The Senators will keep their top selection in the 2018 NHL draft

The Ottawa Senators will head to the National Hockey League draft in June armed with their first-round pick. General manager Pierre Dorion confirmed Thursday the Senators wouldn’t turn over that top selection to the Colorado Avalanche, but would instead relinquish their first-round pick in 2019 as part of the deal that brought centre Matt Duchene […]
Apr 12, 2018

The Ottawa Senators aren’t ready to re-commit to head coach Guy Boucher

Guy Boucher has been put on notice. Ottawa Senators general manager Pierre Dorion refused Thursday morning to give members of the club’s coaching staff a vote of confidence and added that, “if” they were back next season, the way they operated would have to change dramatically. Speaking to reporters at his end of season media […]