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Apr 4, 2020
Re-Watch: Alfie’s OT Winner Sends Ottawa to Cup Final

Re-Watch: Alfie’s OT Winner Sends Ottawa to Cup Final

Photo by Elsa/ The Senators are going to their first championship series! May 19, 2007 For the first time since 1927, a team bearing the name of the Ottawa Senators will play for the Stanley Cup. 15 games of these 2007 Stanley Cup Playoffs have come and gone. With them, great moments, great performances, and what has quickly become a historic run for the modern iteration of the team. The Pittsburgh Penguins, New Jersey Devils, and now the Buffalo Sabres have all been sent home, with the Sens posting an overall record of 12-3. As he has been this entire postseason run, with 17 points...
Apr 4, 2020
Re-Watch: 19-05-07 - ECF Game 5 Hub, Sens @ Sabres

Re-Watch: 19-05-07 - ECF Game 5 Hub, Sens @ Sabres

Photo by Bruce Bennett/ The Sens look to advance to the Stanley Cup Final. The Buffalo Sabres spoiled the party in Game 4, denying the Ottawa Senators their first ever sweep, and berth in the Stanley Cup Final, all on Ottawa’s home ice. So the Sens will look to return the favour this afternoon, by eliminating the Sabres in front of their home fans, and advancing to the championship series for the first time in modern franchise history. The Senators will roll with the same lineup tonight, though Bryan Murray may juggle his lines depending on how this one goes. Heatley - Spezza -...
Apr 4, 2020
Weekly Question: Who’s Flown Under the Radar This Season?

Weekly Question: Who’s Flown Under the Radar This Season?

Photo by Andre Ringuette/NHLI via Alternative title: “The Mike Reilly and Ron Hainsey Appreciation Piece”. The conclusion of the 2019-20 NHL season continues to be shrouded in doubt, amidst these trying circumstances. However, we don’t want to jump the gun and roll out our end-of-season report cards before the season continues out of nowhere, and Nikita Zaitsev makes all of us look bad by going a point-per-game to close out the season. Still, with all of the recent quality content about the past and future, the present has been somewhat left behind. Specifically, the players who...
Apr 3, 2020
CTC & Sensplexes Offered for Covid-19 Care Centres

CTC & Sensplexes Offered for Covid-19 Care Centres

Photo by Steven Kingsman/Icon Sportswire via The buildings and parking lots offered for use as “whatever type of clinic would be appropriate” Eugene Melnyk and the Ottawa Senators have offered free use of the Canadian Tire Centre, it’s parking lots, as well as the three Sensplex locations to the Ontario government for use as temporary Covid-19 care centres, according to the Ottawa Citizen. The offer was made last week, and was for roughly 200,000 square feet of space at the CTC including any of the nine parking lots, “some or all” of about 17 unleased suites and other space in...
Apr 2, 2020
Senators Announce Temporary Staff Layoffs

Senators Announce Temporary Staff Layoffs

Photo by Andre Ringuette/NHLI via The team has also announced support measures. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and subsequent stoppage of the NHL season, Eugene Melnyk and the Ottawa Senators have announced temporary staff reductions. In a statement issued today, Capital Sports said that they would be commencing with off layoffs in order to financially cope with the unprecedented circumstances: Included in the statement, however, is a pledge from owner Eugene Melnyk and the organization to support workers during this difficult time. This includes supplementing...
Apr 2, 2020
Thursday LNN : Tychonick on the Move

Thursday LNN : Tychonick on the Move

Photo by Richard A. Whittaker/Icon Sportswire via Plus the usual Covid-19 updates, and a feel-good follow (p)up out of NYC Jonny Tychonick might be on the move from the University of North Dakota. The Sens 2nd round pick from 2018 isn’t turning pro, but he is looking to change schools for next year. Tychonick has been a victim of UND’s depth on the blue line, including fellow Sens prospect Jacob Bernard-Docker, and is in search of more ice time It’s not a LNN without some kind of Covid-19 update... this time it is that three more Senators players and a staff member tested...
Apr 1, 2020
Boro should win the Norris

Boro should win the Norris

“High-five me if you think I’m a Norris candidate” | Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports #74 in your programs, #1 in being a defenceman There are a number of serious issues that the COVID-19 shutdown has created for the NHL, mostly related to those whose income depends on the continuation of hockey (like ECHL players). There are also issues that seem frivolous right now compared to human health, but can still be interesting to think about. These include players nearing performance bonuses, deciding the playoff format, how conditional draft picks play out, and how the stoppage will affect...
Mar 31, 2020
2019-20 Prospect Awards

2019-20 Prospect Awards

Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports We kick off our annual prospect awards season with a look at the players who spent significant time in the NHL Welcome to the third annual Ottawa Senators Prospect Awards! We’ve been keeping track of Sens prospects throughout the season across the CHL, NCAA, Europe, and pro hockey, keeping you updated on the biggest standouts, disappointments, injuries, and more. While there’s still a possibility that the season can continue at the NHL and AHL levels, we thought the fact that COVID-related cancellations have affected all of the other leagues means...
Mar 31, 2020
Cost Per Pointcast: Grading Your Trade Proposals

Cost Per Pointcast: Grading Your Trade Proposals

Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/ Looking at the many, many mock trade trade proposals you sent us. With hockey withdrawal in full effect, we’re still trying coming up ways to talk sports, and what better way than by looking through some mock trades! Sent in by you on Twitter, we go through some of our favourite and least favourite scenarios, while also giving some trade proposals of our own. Thanks for listening!
Mar 31, 2020
Sens Re-wind: The Ottawa Senators Make the Play-offs

Sens Re-wind: The Ottawa Senators Make the Play-offs

Photo Minas Panagiotakis/NHLI via Ottawa play **Editor’s Note: We are kicking off a new feature called Sens Re-wind where we take a look back at various moments in Ottawa Senators’ history and what they meant to us as fans. There’ll be highs and lows, the funny, and the downright dumb, but what we’re trying to capture is the feeling of the moment. Please let us know what you think of the segment in the comments below. We always welcome your feedback. -nkb *** Being a fan of the Ottawa Senators has not always been easy, but at no time was the on-ice product worse than the first...
Mar 30, 2020
Links, News and Notes: Sad News From the Hogbergs and Hall’s Coyotes Extension

Links, News and Notes: Sad News From the Hogbergs and Hall’s Coyotes Extension

Photo by Sean M. Haffey/ More NHL COVID Positive Results and the Baby Sens Are Making Us Proud With things remaining on hold in the NHL and the outside world, we still navigate the latest news of this week. We start off with some sad updates as we got news this weekend that Marcus Hogberg’s father passed away after losing his battle with cancer in Sweden. Hogberg had taken a leave of absence in February but returned in March as his father’s condition seemed to have stabilized after surgery. Hogberg traveled back to Sweden after the NHL went on hold and was able to spend some time...
Mar 28, 2020
Rewatch: Stone Continues Sens’ Miracle Run in OT

Rewatch: Stone Continues Sens’ Miracle Run in OT

Photo by Andre Ringuette/NHLI via The rookie comes through again, the Sens are still alive. April 7, 2015 In their final home game of the 2014-2015 season, it was once again do or die for the Ottawa Senators. With just three contests remaining in the regular season, and two points out of the Eastern Conference’s final playoff spot, every game is Game 7 for the Sens. The magic was still in the air tonight, and this team is not done yet. Andrew Hammond settled down after a rocky start, finishing the game in his usual magnificent fashion, and Mark Stone capped off the epic 4-3 comeback...
Mar 28, 2020
Re-Watch: 07/05/15, Game 80: Pens @ Sens Game Hub

Re-Watch: 07/05/15, Game 80: Pens @ Sens Game Hub

Photo by Jana Chytilova/NHLI via The inaugural edition takes you back to the Hamburglar run! Welcome to Sens Re-Watch! In this new segment, we’ll go back in time to watch a classic Ottawa Senators game together. After the game, we’ll post a full recap as if it were happening in real time! Be sure to tune into to the YouTube link below at 7:30pm ET, and come back here to chat with the rest of our readers! Special thanks to former Staff Writer Adnan, the one who did the original preview and saved me a lot of painstaking research! With three games remaining in the 2014-2015 regular...
Mar 28, 2020
Weekly Question: Which Non Star Player Do You Miss?

Weekly Question: Which Non Star Player Do You Miss?

Photo by Andre Ringuette/NHLI via Dig Deep Into The Forgotten Players We’ve spent the past few seasons saying goodbye to some key players on the team that now we have a nice fresh list of players we miss dearly. Players like Kyle Turris, Marc Methot, Erik Karlsson and Mark Stone are all easy choices. But what about the seasons before? The good seasons where losing players was just business and not franchise destroying? We all had those non elite players we loved and had to see go only to feel like they have been forgotten over the years. Here are a few names that I always find myself...
Mar 27, 2020
Five Thoughts for a Friday

Five Thoughts for a Friday

Photo by Sebastian Widmann/Bongarts/ Just pretend the Senators played the Bruins last night It goes without saying, at this point, but I reiterate as a formality, hockey couldn’t be farther from a priority for most folks right now so by all means, stay informed and stay safe above all else. We’re here as a distraction from the difficulties many are living through right now so if you need some hockey content to get your mind clear of the harsh realities of the twenty-first century then indulge in these five thoughts. International Free Agents As Shaan noted in his article yesterday,...