SENATORS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Patrick Wiercioch Not Likely to Return to Senators

The Ottawa Senators appear set to part ways with restricted free agent defenseman Patrick Wiercioch, according to Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun. It’s believed that new GM Pierre Dorion informed Wiercioch that he wouldn’t be returning at his exit meeting in April. Without a qualifying offer from Ottawa, the 25-year-old will become an unrestricted free agent on July 1. That...
Via The Hockey Writers
4 days ago

Patrick Wiercioch gone in Ottawa? Sounds like Pierre Dorion’s not messing around

Defenseman Patrick Wiercioch may be headed to unrestricted free agency a little early if a report by the Ottawa Sun‘s Bruce Garrioch comes to fruition. According to Garrioch, there are major rumblings that the Ottawa Senators will not qualify the pending restricted free agent this summer, forcing the defenseman onto the open market. Wiercioch would cost the Sens at least $2.7 million...
Via The Hockey News
5 days ago

Ottawa Senators: Top 5 Draft Targets

Senators Prospect Pool Deep, But Lacking Impact Players   The Ottawa Senators were a tough nut to crack heading into the 2015-16 season and they’re no easier to figure out now. That’s what happens after a young team with promise finishes just outside the playoff picture. The Senators posted a 38-35-9 record, missing the playoffs by eight points and finishing fifth in the tough...
Via Sports-Glory
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Marc Crawford back in the NHL as an assistant with Ottawa

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) Marc Crawford just wanted to be back in the NHL. A former NHL coach of the year who spent the last four seasons coaching in Switzerland, Crawford was one of a number of candidates interviewed for the opening with the Ottawa Senators that eventually went to Guy Boucher. Within hours of being hired, Boucher approached Crawford and offered him the opportunity...
Via Associated Press
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Senators hire Marc Crawford as associate coach

The Ottawa Senators made the right move when the team announced on Sunday they hired Guy Boucher as head coach. Now, they’ve solidified their coaching group further, announcing on Monday that Marc Crawford has joined the team as an associate coach. "We've come to terms with him and I'm very happy." – Guy Boucher on the addition of Marc Crawford as an associate coach with the...
Via Puck Drunk Love
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Ottawa Senators hire Guy Boucher as head coach

After missing out on Bruce Boudreau, Ottawa has found their new head coach. The team announced on Sunday they’ve hired former Tampa Bay Lightning coach Guy Boucher. News Release: Guy Boucher named Ottawa Senators head coach: https://t.co/UBwwAxmaRR #Sens — Ottawa Senators (@Senators) May 8, 2016 Owner Eugene Melnyk said Boucher was the top candidate for the job. “Over the...
Via Puck Drunk Love
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Elliotte Friedman Talks Boudreau and Ottawa — Hartley in the mix?

Following the firing of Bob Hartley by the Calgary Flames, they have now that they have joined the Senators on the front lines in their search for a new candidate, their prospective interest in Bruce Boudreau has raised some concern in the nation’s capital. Since Boudreau is widely considered the best coach on the market, in the minds of Senators fans, the less competition...
Via The 6th Sens
18 days ago  |  Discuss

The Process Needs Work: your 2015-16 Ottawa Senators eulogy

Congratulations Senators fans, we made it. Okay, so the team failed to reach the postseason thereby cashing in on the oh so glorious, glorious gate revenues that accompany it, but every single one of you deserves a pat on the back for enduring this unmitigated disaster of a 2015-16 season. If only the ensuing disaster was averted by having Craig Anderson start the home opener...
Via The 6th Sens
20 days ago  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name the 9 team captains in Ottawa Senators history

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

Luke Richardson leaves Sens organization after GM tells him he’s not a coaching candidate

Former Binghamton Senators assistant coach Luke Richardson abruptly released a statement on Monday saying he wasn’t returning to the Ottawa Senators organization. “I’ve enjoyed my four years of coaching in Binghamton and am proud of the accomplishments of the players and team,” said Richardson. “I’d like to thank the Senators organization for providing me with the...
Via Puck Drunk Love
April 19, 2016  |  Discuss

The great Norris Trophy debate: Drew Doughty vs. Erik Karlsson

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...
Via The Sports Quotient
April 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Trade deadline outlook: Ottawa Senators

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...
Via Fox Sports
February 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Ref drilled in genitals with beer can thrown by player's brother

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’...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
February 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs trade Dion Phaneuf to Senators in blockbuster deal

We have a blockbuster trade in the NHL. The Ottawa Senators have acquired defenseman Dion Phaneuf, forward Matt Frattin, prospects Casey Bailey, Ryan Rupert and Cody Donaghey from the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for defenseman Jared Cowen, forwards Colin Greening and Milan Michalek, prospect Tobias Lindberg as well as a second-round pick in 2017 NHL Draft. #Sens get Phaneuf...
Via The Comeback
February 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Bobby Ryan goal nets a kid a puppy

Thanks to a sign and a Bobby Ryan goal, this kid is getting a puppy! During the Ottawa Senators’ 3-0 win over the New York Rangers, Ryan scored with 20 seconds left in the second period. While it might seem like just another goal, for Cole Jansen, the score meant his family is getting a puppy. Cole created a sign which read “Bobby, dad said if you score we get a puppy.” The...
Via The Comeback
January 25, 2016  |  Discuss

The Resurgence Of Bobby Ryan

Bobby Ryan has always been a major talent in the NHL, but he hasn't always been the same player who had four straight 30-goal seasons with the Anaheim Ducks. After a very rocky departure from Southern California, Ryan made his way to the Great White North after being traded to the Ottawa Senators. Starting his career on a line with Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry certainly helped...
Via The Sports Quotient
December 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Dustin Byfuglien takes aim at 3-on-3 OT format again

In case there’s anyone out there that missed Dustin Byfuglien chastising the NHL’s new three-on-three overtime format—you’re in luck. The Winnipeg Jet took a shot at it again.Following the Jets’ 3-2 shootout loss to the Ottawa Senators on Thursday night, Byfuglien echoed earlier disdain for the new set-up, according to Pro Hockey Talk on NBCSports. “It’s terrible,...
Via Yardbarker
November 06, 2015  |  Discuss
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