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Ottawa Sun

Senators GM Pierre Dorion must also look ahead to 2019 draft

Considering the craziness surrounding the Ottawa Senators in recent weeks and the potential fireworks of the week to come, the 2019 National Hockey League draft isn’t priority one for general manager Pierre Dorion. To be sure, trying to get the best possible trade returns for Mike Hoffman and/or Erik Karlsson, along with making the most […]

Ottawa Sun

This will be a busy week for the Ottawa Senators

Pierre Dorion will pack his bags to head for the Lone Star State on Tuesday. He might want bring along an extra cellphone battery, maybe two. As the Ottawa Senators prepare for the National Hockey League draft at American Airlines Arena on Friday and Saturday, preparing to make the No. 4 and No. 22 selections in […]

Ottawa Sun

Filip Zadina simply the latest in a long line of Halifax hockey prospects

When Filip Zadina is chosen among the first five selections at the 2018 National Hockey League draft — yes, he’s very much in play for the Ottawa Senators at No. 4 overall — it will mark yet another success story for the Halifax Mooseheads. Friday night likely won’t end there the Mooseheads, though. Before the […]

Silver Seven

Ottawa Senators Draft Profiles: Pick #22 Defencemen

Taking a closer look at four blueliners who could be potentially selected with the Sens’ second 1st round pick. Welcome back to the fourth installation of our draft profiles! Draft day is less than a week away, and the hype is building up. Yesterday, we looked at which forwards could potentially be available with Ottawa’s 22nd overall pick, the pick acquired from Pittsburgh as part of the package for Derick Brassard. While there will definitely be great forwards available at #22, 2018 is the year of the defencemen, with more high-end blueliners than we’ve seen in years. This position...

Silver Seven

Draft Profiles: Pick #22 Forwards

The Sens have two first round picks this year! Who are some potential forwards to select with pick #22? Earlier this week, we looked at potential forwards and defencemen that the Ottawa Senators could potentially select with the 4th overall pick. This year’s draft is a big one for Ottawa not only because they have that pick, but they’ll also be picking twice in the first round. As part of the trade sending Derick Brassard to the Pittsburgh Penguins, they acquired their 1st round pick for this season. With the Penguins losing to the eventual champion Washington Capitals in the second...

Eyes On The Prize

Links: The last hints of David Fischer

In today’s links, looking back at the Habs’ internal debate between David Fischer and Claude Giroux at the 2006 Draft, World Cup fever hits the Canadiens, and how the Hoffman-Karlsson saga dictates the Senators’ off-season. Montreal Canadiens news and notes With the departure of part-time scout Pat Westrum, the last hints of the infamous David Fischer selection have left the Habs organization. [La Presse | Google Translate] Carey Price is a big supporter of paternal leave. [Montreal Gazette] Canadiens’ director of strategic content Shauna Denis will be enshrined in the McGill...

Mile High Hockey

The Colorado Avalanche could end up picking fourth at the 2018 NHL Entry Draft

The Ottawa Senators owe the Avalanche one of their next two first round picks. They might decide to hand over No. 4 overall this year. For the past few months, we have all been working under the assumption that the Colorado Avalanche will receive Ottawa’s first round pick in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft. A move that would complete the trade that sent Matt Duchene to the Senators back in November. While that’s likely the case, Colorado’s front office isn’t ruling out the possibility that they will be drafting fourth overall at this year’s draft. Speaking on a conference call yesterday,...

Mile High Hockey

2018 NHL Draft: An argument for the Colorado Avalanche to trade up in the first round

While everyone is trying to trade down, there might be value in trading up at this year’s draft With less that two weeks remaining before the 2018 NHL Entry Draft, the volume of news and rumors is going to pick up significantly. We are hearing about a number of teams that are exploring the option of trading out of the top-10. The Montreal Canadiens might move pick three. The Ottawa Senators are exploring options to recoup some of the draft picks they’ve traded away. Then there are teams like the Chicago Blackhawks and Vancouver Canucks who simply refuse to accept a need for a...

Hockey Wilderness

NHL 2018 Mock Draft: Ottawa Senators look to Wisconsin with Wisconsin’s K’Andre Miller

Once more, Hockey Wilderness is projecting a mock draft as we count down to the NHL draft on June 22. Today, we land on the Ottawa Senators with pick 22. The Ottawa Senators had a brilliant season in 2016-17, nearly making the Stanley Cup Finals. They didn’t. And then, in 2017-18, they underachieved and disappointed fans. To make matters worse, Erik Karlsson is on the last year of his deal. It’s possible he will re-sign with Ottawa, but as TSN points out, the Senators don’t have a tendency to give out big, long-term contacts. The Senators are taking steps to remedy that. After taking...

Silver Seven

NHL Mock Draft 2018: Ottawa Senators Select Jonatan Berggren with pick No. 22

The young Swedish forward lit up the country’s top junior circuit this year Our staff had the same issue that the Senators scouting staff is going to have on draft day. There are a wealth of options available at 22nd overall — a pick obtained in the Derick Brassard deal that ended up favourably high with Pittsburgh’s earlier-than-expected playoff elimination. As our motto is “go big or go home”, the Ottawa Senators are proud to select, with the 22nd pick of the draft, forward Jonatan Berggren from Skellefteå AIK in the SHL. Berggren is an offensive dynamo, and has showed it...

Mile High Hockey

Offseason Flurries: Navigating the non hockey news

The Senators create the largest storm of non-hockey news so far this year For those who haven’t heard, Mike Hoffman is on the market. A fifth-round draft selection in 2009, Hoffman was a steal by any metric in his 2014-15 rookie campaign. He produced 27 goals and 48 points, putting him on the radar for the Calder Trophy (and likely only falling to sixth in voting due to his age). He earned a one-year bridge deal in the summer of 2015 to prove to the Senators that he could repeat his performance, then earned a four-year, $20.75 million follow-up contract in 2016 after he hit 29 goals and...

Broad Street Hockey

Wednesday Morning Fly By: At least we aren’t the Senators!

Today’s open discussion thread, complete with your daily dose of Philadelphia Flyers news and notes… *What in the woooooorld is happening in Ottawa? [Ottawa Citizen] *Anyhoo, the Flyers! Travis Konecny is one of the young guys whom the Flyers will need to extend in the near future; should there be a rush to lock him in? Or just see how it all plays out? [NBC Sports Philly] *Meltzer looks back at the 2011 draft and a big big day that changed the face of the franchise. [Flyers] *We were back on the clock yesterday in the SB Nation mock draft, and with 19th overall we went with a big old...

On the Forecheck

Wednesday’s Dump & Chase: New Champion Era

It was a bad day for parts of the NHL, but absolutely nothing was going to rain on the Capitals’ parade. A new era of champions and celebrations is upon us. Hockey News & Rants Predators to Play Six-Game 2018 Preseason Schedule | NHLMark your calendars, Nashville Predators Hockey returns September 17! Pre-season begins at the Bridge on September 21! Ottawa assistant GM due in court, to miss part of NHL draft | The Sacramento BeeIt’s been a rough week for the Ottawa Senators...and it’s only Wednesday. NHL - Weekly Reader - Jon Taffer on Vegas Golden Knights fandom | ESPNTaffer gets...

Ottawa Sun

Senators assistant GM Randy Lee to miss at least part of NHL draft

The Ottawa Senators will be shorthanded for at least Day 1 of the National Hockey League draft. They will be missing their assistant general manager. In a story written by John Wawrow of The Associated Press, the lawyer for Randy Lee said his client would be unavailable to attend the first round of the draft […]

CBC News

Sens assistant GM to miss start of NHL draft due to court date

Ottawa Senators assistant general manager Randy Lee will miss at least part of next week's NHL draft because of a court date charged with harassing a hotel shuttle driver in Buffalo.


Ottawa assistant GM due in court, to miss part of NHL draft

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Ottawa Senators assistant general manager Randy Lee will miss at least part of next week's NHL draft because he is due in court to face a harassment allegation, his attorney said Tuesday.Lee is charged with harassing a hotel shuttle driver in Buffalo during the NHL's pre-draft scouting combine two weeks ago. In a text to The Associated Press, Paul Cambria said his client is expected to attend his next court appearance in Buffalo on June 22, the day the league holds the first round of its two-day draft in Dallas.Lee is responsible for prospect development and overseeing the...

Silver Seven

Draft Profiles: Top Forwards

We kick off our 2018 draft profiles by previewing potential forwards to choose with the 4th overall pick. It’s draft season! GMs, scouts and NHL hopefuls will be gathering in Buffalo on June 22nd and 23rd for the annual NHL entry draft, and it would be an understatement to say that this year is an important one for the Ottawa Senators. After a tumultuous regular season, finishing second last with a mere 67 points, Ottawa went into the draft lottery with a 13.5% chance at picking 1st overall. Unfortunately it didn’t go quite as planned, as Carolina and Montreal slipped past bumping the...

Winging It In Motown

NHL Mock Draft 2018: Red Wings select Adam Boqvist with No. 6 pick

We’re taking the shifty Swede with a boatload of raw talent. With the 6th pick in the 2018 SB Nation NHL Mock Draft, the Red Wings take defenseman Adam Boqvist out of the SHL. As expected, we had our pick at a few players that would have been a great fit for the Wings — Evan Bouchard, Oliver Wahlstrom, Noah Dobson, and Jesperi Kotkaniemi were all available when we were on the clock. The Senators ended up taking Quinn Hughes at no. 4. Still, the decision to take Boqvist at 6 came down to what we see as a gut feeling over pure, raw skill. Bouchard and Wahlstrom are both easy top-10 picks,...

Last Word on Hockey

To Do List: Ottawa Senators Off-Season

With just less than a month until the 2018 NHL Entry Draft, all teams are getting their preparations set. After failing to make the playoffs this year, the Ottawa Senators off-season will be an intriguing one to follow. With many distractions on and off the ice this past season, the team still has many question marks left. Although general manager Pierre Dorion has brought back his staff, work still needs to be done. He will have a "to-do" list this off-season, and he's expected to meet the requirements at hand. To Do List: Ottawa Senators Off-Season Having a Strong Draft in June Pierre...

Silver Seven

Mock Draft 2018: Sens Select Quinn Hughes at No. 4

The quick-skating defenceman is our pick in this year’s mock draft It’s mock draft season, and the Ottawa Senators are on the clock. As expected, the top three prospects of Dahlin, Svechnikov and Zadina are off the board, leaving us with a handful of fantastic options. With the fourth pick of the draft, the Ottawa Senators select, from the University of Michigan, defenceman Quinn Hughes. With their highest pick since drafting Jason Spezza in 2001, it would be an understatement to say that this is a crucial pick for the Sens’ future. Sliding down two spots in the draft lottery, the...

Ottawa Sun

Lee to return to Buffalo court to face harassment charge

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Ottawa Senators assistant general manager Randy Lee is scheduled to return to Buffalo City Court to face a charge of second-degree harassment on June 22, the same day as the first round of the NHL Draft. Lee is accused of inappropriately touching and making lewd remarks toward a hotel shuttle driver while […]

Ottawa Sun

Senators still working on finalizing their list for NHL Draft

The Ottawa Senators have made their list for the NHL draft and now they’re checking it twice. As the National Hockey League scouting combine wrapped up in Buffalo Saturday with fitness testing at the KeyBank Rink, Senators chief scout Trent Mann told this newspaper the club has yet to finalize its list for the draft […]

Ottawa Sun

Senators getting ready for follow-up looks at top NHL draft prospects

BUFFALO — The Ottawa Senators left the National Hockey League draft combine with some homework to do. As the event wrapped up Saturday with fitness testing, the Senators weren’t ready to commit publicly to targeting any particular prospect with the No. 4 pick in the opening round of the draft scheduled for American Airlines Arena in […]

Ottawa Sun

Discussions at NHL draft combine are meaningful, too

BUFFALO — All the talk turned to action Saturday at the National Hockey League draft combine as players underwent fitness testing. However, what happens in short meetings between players and teams goes a long way toward decisions that will be made by the scouting staff later this month. The Senators, who have two first-round picks […]

National Post

Ottawa Senators assistant GM Randy Lee charged with harassment on trip to draft combine in Buffalo

A source said Lee was arrested Thursday night after an altercation that occurred during a shuttle bus ride back to his hotel

The Hockey Writers

3 Intriguing Senators Draft Options at No. 22

The Ottawa Senators will look to continue stocking up prospects as they look to turn their fortunes around after their disappointing season. They have the fourth overall pick in the upcoming NHL Draft, but they also hold the 22nd overall pick that came over from the Pittsburgh Penguins in the Derick Brassard trade. Past NHL […] The post 3 Intriguing Senators Draft Options at No. 22 appeared first on The Hockey Writers.

Hockey Wilderness

2018 NHL MOCK DRAFT: Brady Tkachuk is exactly the type of player to compliment the Senator’s centers

The Senators have gotten awfully goofy as a franchise. Flirting with trading their number one guy in Erik Karlsson all season with the organization and Karlsson seemingly having a falling out. The Cinderella story just 2 seasons ago when they surprised everyone with a trip to the Eastern Conference Final, Ottawa completely missed the playoffs in 2017-18. A player that seems NHL ready, or damn close to it in this draft can help elevate the roster quickly and cheaply. With the 4th overall pick in the Hockey Wilderness Mock Draft, the Ottawa Senators select Brady Tkachuk of Boston...

The Cannon

2017-18 Columbus Blue Jackets Player Review: Ian Cole

Cole came over at the trade deadline and quickly became a fan favorite for his beard and for stabilizing the blue line as the Blue Jackets made a playoff push. Ian Cole was a late addition to the Blue Jackets this season, coming to the team on trade deadline day from the Pittsburgh Penguins via the Ottawa Senators for a third round draft pick. Upon his arrival, Cole immediately supplanted Jack Johnson in the lineup and took his spot on the second pairing next to David Savard. Cole logged heavy minutes for the Blue Jackets, playing on the penalty kill and solidifying the bottom two pairing...

Senators, Sabres most desperate teams in Rasmus Dahlin sweepstakes?

Good show discussion with guest host Matthew Barnaby on why the Ottawa Senators and the Buffalo Sabres are the two most desperate teams for the first overall pick at the 2018 NHL Draft.

Stars acquire defenceman Methot from Golden Knights

The Dallas Stars have acquired former Senators (and Golden Knights) defenceman Marc Methot from Vegas in exchange for a draft pick and goaltender Dylan Ferguson.

Shane Bowers takes unconventional route to NHL

Ottawa Senators draft pick Shane Bowers joins Tara Slone to talk about being selected 28th overall.