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Sens meeting with agents of Ryan, MacArthur next week

After going through tricky ordeals with Daniel Alfredsson and Jason Spezza in the past two summers, the Ottawa Senators would like to avoid similar drama next year. Forwards Bobby Ryan and Clarke MacArthur are entering the final year of their contracts and can both become unrestricted free agents. As Wayne Scanlan of the Ottawa Citizen shared, assistant GM Pierre Dorion is trying...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Crossroads: Contract Negotiations Update with Lehner and Impending 2015 UFAs

Finally, some Ottawa Senators news! At the media’s reveal of the new Sens House Bar and Grill on Thursday– the bar will open to the public on Monday, July 28 – majestic photos of Alex Chiasson were taken(and he bears a striking resemblance to actor Jamie Bamber from Battlestar Galactica fame, I might add) and word trickled out that the Senators were ready to get moving on contract...
Via The 6th Sens
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Senators News: Robin Lehner's "close to deal"

Robin Lehner's coming back the nation's capitol, he knows for how long but not the price.#480673303 / gettyimages.comAccording to Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun,The #Sens are closing in on a deal with Robin Lehner. Agreed on term. Have to work out money.— Bruce Garrioch (@SunGarrioch) July 24, 2014With incumbent starter Craig Anderson still on the books for another season...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
4 days ago  |  Discuss

May the Schwarz Be With You: Hoffman Working Out Hard in Ottawa

If you’re a Senators prospect and you want to be looked favorably upon by the organization, the easiest way to do it is for you to spend more time during the summer with Chris Schwarz than your significant other. Over the years, we’ve heard the organization laud and sing the praises of prospects and young players who commit themselves to their offseason training. I really like...
Via The 6th Sens
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Melnyk Horses Sell for in Excess of $5.2M

One month after his hockey club put its captain up for sale, the Ottawa Senators owner has sold 66 of his Winding Oaks Farm racing stable’s horses for more than $5.2 million. Melnyk released a statement in June indicating that he was retiring from the thoroughbred racing industry. According to Ocala.com correspondent Carlos E. Medina, the horses were sold on Monday at a public...
Via The 6th Sens
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Big new roles for Ottawa Senators' Kyle Turris

Around mid-September Kyle Turris is set to tackle a couple of heavy new responsibilities. He and wife Julie will become first-time parents, and he will report to his first NHL camp as a No. 1 centre. The latter could change, of course, if the Senators somehow manage to swing a trade for a prolific middle man between now and then. But as it stands, Turris is the primary candidate...
Via Pro Sports Daily
17 days ago  |  1 Comment

Kyle Turris Prepared To Be The #1 Center In Ottawa

from Don Brennan of the Ottawa Sun, "I definitely think I've learned a lot over the past two years from those experiences, from being put into that role when Spezz was hurt, and seeing how hard the matchup is," Turris said Friday before teeing off at the Royal Ottawa. "I just tried to take that mentality and put it into the role I had this past year. ...
Via Kukla's Korner
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Senators re-sign forward Derek Grant to a one-year, two-way contract

The Ottawa Senators (@Senators) announced today that the club has re-signed forward Derek Grant to a one-year, two-way contract. Grant, 24, played in a career-high 20 National Hockey League games in 2013-14, recording two assists, including his first NHL point. He played in 46 games with Ottawa’s American Hockey League affiliate, the Binghamton Senators, scoring 12 goals and 10...
Via Pro Sports Daily
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Senators GM Bryan Murray Diagnosed with Cancer

It’s a sad day for the Ottowa Senators as they announce that Bryan Murray, their General Manager as well as the President of Hockey Operations, has been diagnosed with cancer. The Senators released the following statement: “Mr. Murray is undergoing further testing and will begin treatment immediately for this condition as prescribed by the team’s doctors in collaboration with...
Via Tha Sports Junkies 101
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Ottawa Senators Announce GM Bryan Murray Has Cancer

The Ottawa Senators’ busy offseason took a sad turn on Monday afternoon. The Senators announced that general manager Bryan Murray has been recently diagnosed with cancer. The Senators didn’t offer any information as to what type of cancer Murray is dealing with, and it’s unclear how much time Murray may have to miss. The team did announce, however, that assistant general managers...
Via NESN.com
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Senators Bobby Ryan “Chirps” New Teammate David Legwand

The Ottawa Senators acquired C David Legwand today. Apparently Sens forward Bobby Ryan has a good memory. Ryan welcomed Legwand to the organization by chirping the former Nashville Predator about a play that happened over three years ago. Well now.. This is awkward!!! Welcome to the team David! #wewonttalkaboutit pic.twitter.com/sBkfLSzHoA — Bobby Ryan (@b_ryan9) July 4, 2014...
Via The Sideline
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Senators Rumors: Ottawa not happy with Jason Spezza offers

Ottawa Senators GM Bryan Murray announces that their has been several offers for captain Jason Spezza but no offer has pleased Murray. The Senators will continue to shop Spezza until the right offer comes up. kaatiya - Common WikimediaAs the Senators fail to make the post season, the organization has realized that their needs to be changes this offseason. It seems that Murray is...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Jason Spezza Watch: Handful Of Teams Reportedly Interested In Center

Ottawa Senators center Jason Spezza wants out, and it doesn’t sound like there’s any shortage of potential suitors for the veteran forward. The Ottawa Sun reported Wednesday night that there are now as many as five teams interested in making a deal for Spezza. According to the Sun report, those five teams are: St. Louis, Anaheim, Phoenix, Nashville and Florida. The Sens reportedly...
Via NESN.com
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Jason Spezza asks Ottawa Senators to trade him

Has Jason Spezza played his last game in Ottawa? Photo: Michael Miller, via Wikipedia Commons Jason Spezza, captain of the Ottawa Senators and former No. 2 overall pick, has asked for a trade out of Canada’s capital city. Via NHL.com, Senators general manager Brian Murray made the announcement, as well as the statement that he will try to accomodate the 30-year-old center’s request...
Via Around The Rink
June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Spezza wants trade because he’s blamed for losses

In May, we ran a story indicating that a Jason Spezza trade is pretty likely following an exit interview the veteran forward had with the team. The details surrounding that interview remained pretty vague, but it was clear that Spezza and the team’s management would be exploring a possible trade. A new report suggests that Spezza wants to be dealt to a new team because he’s blamed...
Via Puck Drunk Love
June 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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