With Or Without You – The Jason Spezza and Erik Karlsson Effect

At Paul MacLean’s final media availability last week, he made an interesting comment about how the Ottawa Senators have established a goal to cut their goals against total by a cool 50 goals. “Well I think we have to change our approach and find somewhere in between as a coach. But also, we have to get to what the identity (is) of our team. We want to be a team that plays fast...
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18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Spezza Summer Saga Just Starting

This Spezza situation is going to continue to get more interesting as we progress and get closer to Draft Day.  I have written two posts recently: Is Jason booking a moving company? What to do with Jason Again, one just has to follow along on Twitter, listen to talk radio, read the tabloid Ottawa Sun, read blogs etc and you will get all the insight and opinions on the situation...
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Is it time to trade Ottawa Senators captain Jason Spezza?

The scene was repeated many times last season during the warmup at NHL rinks throughout North America. As the Senators took the ice it was inevitable within a few minutes captain Jason Spezza would be down on his knee stretching, soon to be joined by Erik Karlsson, Chris Phillips and Chris Neil. Mostly the ritual took place inside the blueline. It wasn’t a big deal. Mostly they...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Melnyk Speaks: Ottawa Senators “General Manager” Speaks on Fan 590

After conducting his media availabilities with the media in Ottawa, Eugene Melnyk appeared on the Fan 590’s ‘Prime Time Sports’ with Bob McCown and Stephen Brunt. I wanted to publish this post the other day, but because I’ve been in Pittsburgh for the past few days, I ran into some technical issues with the website and simply have not been able to post anything until now...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Money Talk In Ottawa

from James Gordon of Senators Extra, Suppose I walk into a Honda dealership looking for a new car, and my friend asks me, “Why don’t you drive a Maserati?” The response would be pretty simple: “I can’t afford it.” It certainly wouldn’t be, “just because you have money, doesn’t mean you spend it. I mean, look at what this clown is spending on his car...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Another Bobby Ryan Dominion Peerless Patches Auto-Jumbo Patch!

I bid on the below card with absolutely no thoughts of actually winning it. The price was just too low to not even give it a shot, and I found that my bid held up. My latest Bobby Ryan hit is a somewhat familiar one.My second Peerless Patches card of Bobby out of '12-'13 Panini Dominion is numbered 05/40 and features a tremendous three-color patch. I love that there are two...

Now is time for Ottawa Senators to trade Andy

The list of teams looking for a No. 1 goalie this summer will be short, but if the Senators can somehow find the right match they really should deal Craig Anderson. Potentially, they could answer some roster needs or stock up on their draft picks, plus solve a problem of their own that's soon to be brewing. This is not to lay blame for a disastrous season on Anderson, who was...
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Tale of Two Towers

With Ottawa's season done, when you are writing on the team one of the first thoughts is what will I write about now? Well, these exits interviews and organization press conferences are gold.  There are so many nuggets of information in the interviews, it is crazy good. Over the next few posts I am going to cover some of the items I found interesting, such as the post yesterday...
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Bryan Murray On The Senators Season

from Ken Warren of Senators Extra, In Tuesday’s post-mortem on what went so wrong with his team this season, he was an open book about a club that started slowly and only found a degree of consistency when the season was already lost. He had some harsh words for the work of coach Paul MacLean, saying his approach to players must change. He said captain Jason Spezza’s...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

MacLean will be back behind Ottawa Senators’ bench: Melnyk

Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk confirmed that head coach Paul MacLean will be back behind the bench next season, but he was vague on the future of captain Jason Spezza. Melnyk, speaking in a conference call with Ottawa-based reporters Tuesday, answered a wide ranging assortment of questions on everything from his disappointment at missing the playoffs to increased revenues...
Via Pro Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Senators Rumors: Will Paul MacLean be the head coach next season?

Less than a calendar year out from being named the winner of the Jack Adams Trophy as the coach of the year in the National Hockey League Paul MacLean could easily find himself looking for a job this off-season.As the NHL regular season comes to an end and the Ottawa Senators find themselves spectators instead of participants in the playoffs the navel gazing is about to begin in...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Senators Rumor: Bobby Ryan would like to stay around long term

Senators forward Bobby Ryan is currently recuperating from surgery to repair a sports hernia and took some time to talk to in which in stated that he would like to remain with the club when his contract expires after next season.Getty images.Ryan was hoping that the surgery could have been put off until after the season was over but a collision with the boards necessitated...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Doppelganger of Paul MacLean sits behind Senators coach again (video)

The resemblance is uncanny. Once again, a man who is the spitting image of Ottawa Senators head coach Paul MacLean once again took his spot behind the bench during the team’s game against the New York Islanders on Wednesday night. Seriously, the two could be twins. You have to wonder if MacLean’s doppelganger pays any […] The post Doppelganger of Paul MacLean sits behind Senators...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Paul MacLean's lookalike was back behind bench

You remember Paul MacClone, right? The doppelgänger of Senators coach Paul MacLean who sat behind the Sens’ bench last year and made everyone freak out because the two look EXACTLY the same, bushy mustache and all? Well, he’s back baby! MacClone, whose real name is Mike Watson, was spotted again at last night’s Senators-Islanders game in Ottawa, and that’s something we can...
Via Next Impulse Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Robin Lehner’s piranha are named after Ottawa beat writers

It’s always interesting seeing what sort of relationship a player has with the various local reporters in charge of covering their team. Most players and reporters seem to have a fairly respectful relationship, with both sides reaching a mutual agreement on boundaries and confidentiality. In other cases, reporters develop a pretty bad reputation for latching on to information or...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

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