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2016-2017 Season Preview: Ottawa Senators

2015-2016 was a bad year for Canada’s NHL teams, as each one missed the post-season. The Ottawa Senators were the best of the bunch, with a 38-35-9 record – good for 85 points. Ottawa scored 236 goals and allowed 247 goals against, accounting for a differential of minus-11. They finished three points ahead of the […]

Senators Sign Mike Hoffman to Four-Year Contract

The Ottawa Senators have avoided arbitration with forward Mike Hoffman and have signed him to a four-year contract worth $20.75 million. The club announced the deal on Wednesday, with the arbitration hearing scheduled for August 3. The contract carries an average annual value of $5.2 million. “It’s great. I’m extremely happy we could come to […]

Rangers Trade Brassard to Ottawa for Zibanejad

The New York Rangers have traded forward Derick Brassard to the Ottawa Senators in exchange for Mika Zibanejad and a second round pick for the 2018 NHL Entry Draft. The trade was announced on Monday. The 28-year-old from Hull was New York’s leading scorer, with 27 goals in 80 games. He had a total of […]

Senators Confirm the Hiring of Marc Crawford as Assistant Coach

The Ottawa Senators have brought in some help for new head coach Guy Boucher, formally announcing the hiring of Marc Crawford as an assistant coach. The hiring was confirmed at a press conference on Monday. Boucher said the decision to bring Crawford in was entirely his and that he wanted to bring the 55-year-old from […]

Ottawa Senators Hire Guy Boucher

After losing out on the Bruce Boudreau sweepstakes, the Ottawa Senators have hired Guy Boucher as their new head coach. The 44-year-old agreed to terms on a three-year contract and will become the 12th coach in franchise history. Boucher is coming off a three-season stint with SC Bern in Switzerland’s National League A. He posted […]

Bryan Murray Steps Down

Ottawa Senators general manager Bryan Murray is stepping down, thereby ending an era of hockey in the nation’s capital. The news is hardly surprising to those who’ve followed the franchise, as a shake-up in the front office was supposedly in the works after a disappointing season. The Senators made the announcement at a press conference […]

Oh, Canada: No Canadian Teams in the Post-Season This Year

It’s now official, as no Canadian teams will be making the playoffs this season. For some clubs in the Great White North, it’s been a terrible year. For others, it’s been disappointing. For others still, it’s been a year stained by horrible luck. And for most Canadian fans, it’s been a difficult year to take. […]

Of Optimism, Expectations and the Ottawa Senators

It’s clear to anyone with a pulse that this season hasn’t gone well for the Ottawa Senators. As of press time, the club currently sits fifth in the Atlantic Division. Back in December, we talked about how the Senators were in need of their Christmas break. They were 17-12-6 at the time, good for fifth […]

Unpacking the Dion Phaneuf Trade

On Tuesday morning, the Toronto Maple Leafs traded Dion Phaneuf along with Matt Frattin, Casey Bailey, Ryan Rupert, and Cody Donaghey to the Ottawa Senators for Jared Cowen, Milan Michalek, Colin Greening, Tobias Lindberg, and a second round pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. Neither team will retain salary. There are, of course, a […]

The Break’s over for the Ottawa Senators

After a loss to the Florida Panthers on Tuesday, the Ottawa Senators headed into the Christmas break – and they needed it. The club took a 2-1 shootout loss in Florida and injuries forced them to do a lot of juggling, even if goalie Craig Anderson kept them in the game. But now, Ottawa has […]

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