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WHERE THE PARTY'S AT -- Entering the eighth game of the season, Mike Hoffman was on pace for 363 shots on goal this season. He was also on pace to hit almost 40 posts.Entering the eighth game of the season, Mike Hoffman was on pace for 363 shots on goal this season. He was
Mark Stone enters the season looking to be a more consistent goal scorer for the Senators.While finishing up with a similar goals-per-game output as he had in his first two years, Mark Stone struggled at the start of the 2016-17 regular season and ha
Erik Karlsson looked very much like his same old self. But after his first full practice of training camp on Wednesday, the Senators' captain maintained he still has some work to do before he's game-ready.Erik Karlsson looked very much like his same
Erik Karlsson stood on the bench and took in the skate Thursday at the Canadian Tire Centre. Unfortunately, he has yet to lace them up himself.Erik Karlsson stood on the bench and took in the skate Thursday at the Canadian Tire Centre. Unfortunately,
If you were too pre-occupied to notice because you were trying to figure out why Daniel Alfredsson decided to bolt from the organization on that sunny July 1, join the crowd. There's also the very real possibility that, even if you heard Tyler Randel
New season, same old tricks from Mark Stone.New season, same old tricks from Mark Stone. If anything falls into the “undisputed” category in the NHL, it’s that the Senators winger is the league’s best thief. In
Erik Karlsson was a full participant at Senators practice on Tuesday, but said he doesn’t think he’ll be able to play the regular season opener Oct. 5. “Most likely not,” said the Ottawa captain. “Aga
PITTSBURGH  On their day of rest in such a great and beautiful city, most of the Senators did very little.  Most, that is, except the guy who leads the playoffs in ice time. “I played Oakmont,” said Erik Karlsson
When Schultz completed his final year at the University of Wisconsin, 26 NHL teams expressed interest in signing him, and the Senators were one of his most vigorous pursuers.PITTSBURGH Justin Schultz acknowledges he could have been at this Eastern Co
Yes, the Ottawa Senators centre has received the go-ahead to take contact in practice and he has been participating in every drill since having shoulder surgery four months ago, but, before he can suit up Thursday against the Washington Capitals, he
Car horns blared, yet it had nothing to do with the slow crawl out of the Canadian Tire Centre parking lots. Horns of celebration mixed with screams of delight could be heard as fans of the Ottawa Senators emerged into the heat of the night after a 5
With Erik Karlsson expected to miss the start of the National Hockey League season because of his recovery from ankle surgery, Thomas Chabot is all but locked into a spot on the opening night roster.If ever there was doubt, it’s surely gone
After 17 NHL seasons, including 11 with the Ottawa Senators, Nasvhille Predators captain Mike Fisher hung up his skates by penning a letter that appeared in The Tennessean newspaper and on the clubs website.Mike Fisher went out on his own terms Wedne
Youre never done, Dorion said. Is this the the last thing well do all summer? I dont want to tell you yes because you never know. As recently as this morning, I was talking to another GM about a possible trade and theres always that avenue."The job i
With free agents set to hit the market Saturday at noon, talks between Senators general manager Pierre Dorion and Stalbergs agent, Wade Arnott, were continuing.The Ottawa Senators are trying to keep their team together. In the case of forward Viktor
While the veteran defenceman hadn't been dealt by the time the National Hockey League amateur draft wrapped up Saturday, Senators general manager Pierre Dorion confirmed other teams had been calling about Phaneuf after he refused to waive the "no-mov
Dion Phaneuf refused to waive his no move clause to be exposed in the expansion draft but that doesnt mean he wont be on the move. Ottawa Senators GM Pierre Dorion is making his protected list for this weekends expansion draft and since he doesnt hav
When the Senators are at their best including the opening 12 minutes of Game 3 when they built up a 4-0 lead theyre relentless on the end boards in the offensive zone, giving opposition defencemen little time to think and/or move the puck.PITTSBURGH
At this stage of the game, desperation is not a circumstantial thing. Teams have to play with it more often than not if they hope to advance. The Senators learned that lesson on Friday night.At this stage of the game, desperation is not a circumstant
You have to feel sorry for Senators fans these days. How many more kicks to the gut are they going to absorb? Not since George Chuvalo took a beating from Muhammed Ali in an epic 15-round battle at Maple Leaf Gardens 50 years ago has a Canadian been
There exists a popular misconception that Ottawa is still not supporting the Senators with capacity crowds in the playoffs. This, of course, is so untrue. Ottawa has had one bad postseason night, when only 16,744 showed up for Game 1 of the
Kyle Turris is too valuable for the Ottawa Senators to lose. The Senators know this, yet they have still not signed their top centre to a contract extension. Kyle Turris is too valuable for the Ottawa Senators to lose. Both right now and in the fores
When it comes to attendance, the Ottawa Senators are banking on a less is more philosophy. After a 2016-17 that included far too many empty seats including not selling out for playoff games the Senators have reduced seating capacity at Canadian Tire
CALGARY Craig Anderson will stay in the net Friday night. While it may have made more sense for Ottawa coach Guy Boucher to hold the club’s starting goalie until Saturday night’s game against the Edmonton Oilers in this back-to-ba
Fredrik Claessons quietly effective 26:51 thats approaching Karlsson territory stood out in the Sens' win over Vancouver on Tuesday night.Just in case you had other things to do late Tuesday and early Wednesday sleeping, perhaps? you might have misse
Senators centre Derick Brassard, still on the mend following shoulder surgery almost four months ago, recorded the first hole-in-one of his life Monday afternoon.Derick Brassard’s golf swing is certainly in fine form. The Senators centre, s
On Wednesday, Logan Brown inched closer still to realizing his dream after the Senators cut their training camp group in half and he remained with the NHLers.First he had a strong rookie tournament, then an impressive pro debut. On Wednesday, Logan B
To its credit, the prospect-laden Senators lineup more than held its own against the more veteran Maple Leafs roster.Senators 5, Maple Leafs 2 TORONTO With the Ottawa Senators expected to make cuts and to assign their remaining players into two squad
The Ottawa Senators have done more than kick tires on disgruntled Colorado Avalanche centre Matt Duchene. Sources say Senators general manager Pierre Dorion has been aggressive in his pursuit of the 26-year-old Duchene, who begrudgingly reported to t
Ottawa Senators rookie centre Colin White suffered a broken left wrist in Mondays 6-2 pre-season victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs and will be lost for six to eight weeks. Its a crushing blow for White, who stood a decent chance of making the Sena
Harpur was playing only his 12th regular-season game on Saturday, but he did prove he could handle the going at its toughest by suiting up for nine more in last spring's playoffs.The Ottawa Senators say Thomas Chabot had a “great”
Its completely out of my hands, he said. I cant worry about it too much. Im aware of whats going on and what could have happened, but I took the approach of just preparing myself to be an NHL goalie, wherever that may be.Because of the extra bodies a
The Senators will need an additional jolt of testiness to come from somewhere. Burrows, 36, who will likely see time at both left and right wing, could provide some of it. So, too, could the feisty Max McCormick, who has spent the opening two days of
Ryan Dzingel put the Senators in position to become Eastern Conference champions last spring, but after that, he could be of no more use to them. The very next shift after scoring the biggest goal of his career, with just over five minutes left in re
During his seven minute media scrum on the first official day of training camp, Dion Phaneuf’s constant smile made him look more like a rookie than a veteran entering his 13th NHL season. The Senators defenceman is clearly fired up for not
Karlsson says there are no issues with his cardio. Its more about being able to maintain the proper balance while turning left and right and about gauging how much stress his foot will feel when exposed to game action for the first time.Erik Karlsson
Adversity is hitting the Senators earlier, it seems, than ever before. As if missing Erik Karlsson wasn’t enough, they could be without not just one, but two more key veterans by the time their NHL season begins Oct. 5. A decision on the fu
"There are moments of 1-3-1, but to say we're a 1-3-1 organization or team is not accurate. We have more to our game than that. The beauty of it is you just don't know when it's coming."Having a year of Guy Boucher hockey under their belts should be
Logan Brown figures he grew a half-inch taller over the summer, but the bigger, more important issue is whether he got any faster on the ice. It wouldn't be for lack of trying.Logan Brown figures he grew a half-inch taller over the summer, but the bi
Contract talks between the Senators and Kyle Turris could still be "healthy" despite recent waves of speculation.Ask yourself this: Who benefits from a report that comes out on the day of the season opener that suggests the Ottawa Senators and the ag
We have been down this surgery road with Karlsson before, watching him recover from his torn Achilles in 2013 at a lightning pace. But, still, an artificial tendon? No idea, four weeks away from opening night Oct. 5 against Washington, about how his
Its no secret that we have a lot of fans out there that like the O, Senators president Tom Anselmi said Thursday. Its a great secondary logo. Our primary logo is still our primary logo.Rumblings about a potential major Ottawa Senators logo change hav
While neither Turris nor Senators general manager Pierre Dorion were talking publicly Friday, its believed that Turris and his agent, Kurt Overhardt, are asking for a contract extension of seven or eight years, too long for the Senators to stomach.We
Alfredsson, who abrupty resigned as the Ottawa Senators senior advisor of hockey operations in early July, says his focus is on becoming more involved in the daily lives of his four sons, including helping coach them in minor hockey.At some point, Da
To the legions of NHL players, fellow coaches and executives he dealt with for the better part of four decades, Murray was so much more than just a coach or a general manager. His wit, wisdom and down to earth communication skills is what set him apa
He was the best coach in Ottawa Senators franchise history. Period.I still owe Bryan Murray a beer. I tried to buy him one on numerous occasions, but he always picked up the tab. Then, in the days that followed, hed tease me about being cheap.&nb
Bryan Murray never backed down from any battle he faced during his lifetime in hockey. That was the same approach he took with his cancer diagnosis. The legendary former Ottawa Senators GM and coach, who was diagnosed with Stage 4 colon cancer in Jun
Former Ottawa Senators centre Mike Fisher, who retired after 17 seasons Thursday, was an example that hard work can take a player a long way.Mike Fisher was everything an NHL team wants in a player and more. The former Ottawa Senators centre, who ret
The Ottawa Senators will have a different look to try to stave off elimination but coach Guy Boucher is still wrestling with a couple of different rosters. As the Senators prepare to face the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference fi