It’s not easy to make the playoffs in the National Hockey League. In a long 82-game stretch, everything needs to go right. For the Ottawa Senators, there are a number of obvious lingering issues from last year, such as bad special teams, tons of shots against and a pattern of low possession time. But, what else can the team do to improve their chances of making the playoffs? Special...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) Clarke MacArthur reported to the Ottawa Senators' training camp healthy and excited for the season. He never imagined his plans would be derailed in a simple scrimmage. Speaking to the media for the first time since suffering his fourth concussion, the 31-year-old player talked about the hit that knocked him out of action and vowed to return to the ice this...
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Being one of the best defenseman in the game, Erik Karlsson can get away with almost anything. This Halloween costume though may put some of his fans in a bind. Is this a great costume or just a bit much? I just want to be perfect. A photo posted by melindacurrey (@melindacurrey) on Oct 19, 2016 at 5:41pm PDT He definitely shows dedication to a costume by...
Ottawa Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson for the second year in a row is the NHL’s best-costumed player thanks to a brilliant costume inspired by Natalie Portman’s character in the 2010 film “Black Swan.” Karlsson’s amazing transformation into a dark-and-disturbed ballerina was posted to Instagram by Melinda Currey, a young woman who assumes the role of Mila Kunis in...
For an organization that is celebrating the 25th season of its modern existence, the Ottawa Senators have a peculiar way of embracing tradition. After long-time anthem singer Lyndon Slewidge was conspicuously absent from the team’s first two home games — featuring prominent opponents in Toronto and Montreal — the volume of social media commentary pointing this out prompted...
OTTAWA, Ontario -- Tom Pyatt, Mark Stone and Chris Kelly had a goal and an assist each as the Ottawa Senators defeated the Arizona Coyotes 7-4 on Tuesday night in front of a sparse crowd of 11,061 at Canadian Tire Centre.Bobby Ryan, Zack Smith, Kyle Turris and Erik Karlsson, into an empty net, also scored for the Senators, who have won three of four. Mike Hoffman had three assists...
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Toronto Maple Leafs rookie Auston Matthews knows how to make an impression. He became the first No. 1 draft pick and fourth player in the NHL’s modern era to record a hat trick in his first game. Via @EliasSports, @AM34 is the fourth player to score a hat trick in his NHL debut (in modern era, since 1943-44). #NHLFaceoff pic.twitter.com/ga34hwdolN — NHL Public Relations ...
As the NHL preseason draws to a close and the dawn of a new season approaches, every team will look for a player to step up and make his mark. As one of the youngest teams in the league, the Ottawa Senators are constantly looking for their younger players to make a difference. Although a few of them were impressive enough last season, with new head coach Guy Boucher and associate...
Via The Hockey Writers
12 days ago
Clarke MacArthur’s season might be in jeopardy after a dirty hit in training camp sidelined the Senators veteran. In a scrimmage on Sunday, MacArthur was hit high by defenseman Patrick Sieloff. The 31-year-old missed all but four games with concussion issues in 2015-16 and was down on the ice for a prolonged period of time following the dirty hit. MacArthur had to be helped off...
As a Sabres fan, I thoroughly enjoy the dysfunction of the Ottawa Senators. When I look at them from a neutral point of view, they're incredibly frustrating. The Senators have arguably the best player in the NHL in Erik Karlsson in his prime and have done a horrible job filling out the rest of their roster. They have made brief playoff appearances in recent years but last year...
Development camp can be a make or break time for some young prospects. Generally if you are a first-round pick you shouldn’t have too much to worry about. If you are Thomas Chabot, the Senators' 2015 first-round pick, you apparently have plenty to worry about. Assistant General Manager of the Ottawa Senators Randy Lee had plenty to say to the Ottawa Sun about Chabot’s performance...
The Ottawa Senators have only had 9 team captains in the team's NHL history. Can you name them all? Clue: Year(s) as captain
April 22, 2016 | Discuss
All sports fans love to argue, especially about which players are better than others. Hockey fans have sunk into this debate this season, arguing about Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty and Ottawa Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson. With the end of the season approaching and award voting about to start, fans are looking for a definitive answer. Who's had the better season...
Buyers or Sellers? Either. Ottawa has a plethora of talented young players, so it doesn't need to trade assets in order to build for the future. But this also is not quite a playoff team, and after acquiring a big contract in Dion Phaneuf, the Senators might want to clear up some cap space at the deadline. Team needs Defense. The Senators are the worst team in the NHL in shots...
A hockey referee officiating a game in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League last week was hit in the groin by a can of beer, a projectile that was thrown from the seats by the upset brother of a player he had just sent to the penalty box. Dominic Bedard was officiating a game between the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies and the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada on Feb. 11 when he sent the Huskies’...
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