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Senators Fans – Who Should You Cheer For?

Sadness has befallen the Ottawa Senators’ fan base again, as the Belleville Senators failed to make the AHL playoffs in the last regular season game. Now, almost all of the Senators players, signed and unsigned, are done for the summer. However, I don’t know about you, but I’m not done with hockey yet. During the last week, the Stanley Cup Playoffs have blown wide open. This is perfect for Senators fans, as you now can pick whoever you want to cheer for, granted that you are looking for ...
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Stars Desperately Need Something from Spezza

It’s no secret Jason Spezza is no longer the same player the Dallas Stars acquired from the Ottawa Senators years ago. After Spezza was healthy scratched for two of the first three games against the Nashville Predators in their first-round series, the Stars have little choice but to hope he has at least some player left in him. It barely matters who at this stage. They just need someone, anyone to stand up. Stars in Trouble There’s a saying that you’re not in trouble in the playoffs unti...
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Flyers’ Free Agency Targets: Karlsson & Karlsson

The Philadelphia Flyers would be best served this offseason by targeting Karlsson, or perhaps Karlsson. On second thought, they should go after both of them. I’m talking, of course, about Erik Karlsson of the San Jose Sharks, and William Karlsson of the Vegas Golden Knights. The Flyers are getting a close look at both of these potential free agents while they battle against each other in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The addition of these two talented players would fill major h...
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NHL Rumors: Kadri, Zucker, Panthers, More

In today’s NHL rumor rundown the Ottawa Senators are hopeful when it comes to the signing of one of their prospects, Nazem Kadri is about to be suspended and there are questions in Toronto as to whether or not this could be the writing on the wall for him being traded, Jason Zucker wants to stay in Minnesota but knows he might be on the move, and the Florida Panthers might have a lot going on with Joel Quenneville now in town. Did Kadri Seal His Fate With the Maple Leafs? After cross-c...
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Former Sabres Seeing Playoff Action

While the 2018-19 edition of the Buffalo Sabres may have failed to qualify for the postseason for the eighth straight season – the longest current playoff drought in the NHL – many former Sabres are competing for the Stanley Cup. Related – Off the Crossbar: Housley Preps Sabres for Playoffs Of the 16 teams to make the playoffs, nine of them have ex-Sabres on their roster. There are 14 players in total that donned the blue and gold. So if you’re looking for a team or a familiar face to roo...
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The Worst 1st Overall Draft Pick…Ever

The 2019 Draft Lottery is in the books and the New Jersey Devils are now looking forward to picking a generational talent in either Jack Hughes or Kaapo Kakko in June. Hopes are high for these two teenagers, as they have the potential to change their new franchises for the better. But will they? In 1993, the Ottawa Senators were accused of tanking in order to draft “the Next Gretzky”, but Alexandre Daigle failed to score over 51 points in his ten-year career. When the New York Islanders p...
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NHL Rumors: Oilers, Kings, Sabres, More

In today’s NHL rumor rundown, there is news on the Oilers GM search and one candidate who it appears is not going to get the job, some early candidates for the Los Angeles Kings coaching job, and news on the Buffalo Sabres. Oilers Have Said No to Gretzky It appears interim GM Keith Greztky has been told he will not be getting the job of permanent GM of the Edmonton Oilers. TSN 1260 host Dustin Neilsen reported on Wednesday that he heard from two sources that Gretzky has been informed he...
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Unlucky Ducks Must Improve Draft Position

Wednesday’s draft lottery did not go as the Anaheim Ducks and their fans wanted. It did go largely as expected, with the Ducks having the eighth-best odds to secure the No. 1 pick or at least a top-three pick. However, instead of obtaining the No. 8 pick, they fell one spot to No. 9. That’s not even the highest pick the Ducks have had in a decade. In 2012, they drafted Hampus Lindholm No. 6 overall in a season where they finished with the same amount of points that they did this season. Now ...
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Avalanche Are Winners Before the Playoffs Begin

The Colorado Avalanche enter the playoffs establishing more than just the team’s first back-to-backs postseason appearance in a decade. They are winning on a number of fronts beyond the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Avalanche Win at the Draft Lottery The Avalanche acquired the Ottawa Senators first-round draft pick in the Matt Duchene trade in Nov. 2017. They finally get to cash that chip in. While the lottery gods did not favor the Avalanche in the actual draw, Colorado still walks away wit...
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Ottawa Senators GM Pierre Dorion Thinks Things Will Improve

Ottawa Senators general manager Pierre Dorion believes better times are ahead. Considering all the turmoil experienced by the franchise in the past two years or so, it would be hard for that not to be the case. The Senators general manager covered plenty of ground in his end-of-season news conference on Tuesday, touching on the hiring of a new head coach and president of hockey operations and the progression of the rebuild. But the overall message was that Dorion expects things to improve....
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Senators’ Tkachuk: The Right Draft Choice?

With the fourth-overall pick in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft, the Ottawa Senators selected Brady Tkachuk. While in most cases this pick would have been made and done with, for the Senators, it’s never that simple. While Tkachuk impressed in his rookie season, it’s impossible not to think about the numerous other options available. This draft pick is much bigger than just Tkachuk. In the trade that brought Matt Duchene to Ottawa, one of the pieces that general manager Pierre Dorion sent to the Co...
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New Jersey Devils win NHL draft lottery for second time in three years

TORONTO — Devils general manager Ray Shero has made it clear his team needs to accumulate more talent.The luck of the draw helped New Jersey take a huge step in that direction Tuesday.The Devils will pick first at June's NHL draft after the lottery balls fell in their favour — bumping the franchise up to the top spot from No. 3.Shero wouldn't tip his hand after the order was revealed, but presumptive No. 1 pick Jack Hughes was already on everyone's mind."I've seen Jack play a...
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The New Jersey Devils Have The First Pick In The NHL Draft

from Mike G. Morreale of The New Jersey Devils have the No. 1 pick in the 2019 NHL Draft after winning the NHL Draft Lottery on Tuesday. The New York Rangers won the No. 2 pick, and the Chicago Blackhawks won the No. 3 selection. The Devils, who had an 11.5 percent chance of winning the lottery, will pick No. 1 for the second time in three years. They won the 2017 NHL Draft Lottery and selected center Nico Hischier with the No. 1 choice. The 2019 NHL Draft will be hel...
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NHL Draft Lottery: Senators' pick is bad luck for Avalanche as Devils win Jack Hughes sweepstakes

After trading away their first-round pick, along with what would eventually become the best odds at winning the No. draft pick in 2019, the Ottawa Senators had little to look forward to in tonight's NHL Draft Lottery. But if there's a silver lining for Senators fans, it may be the fact that the team didn't just gift the Colorado Avalanche with the chance to draft a generational player such as Jack Hughes.
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Penguins’ 13 Seasons of Playoff Memories: Round One

The Pittsburgh Penguins hold the longest active streak for consecutive playoff appearances in the NHL with 13 seasons under their belt. However, the fate of that streak hung in the balance until the 81st game of the 2018-19 regular season, and facing the New York Islanders in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs remained a toss-up until the end of regulation of the final game of the season against the New York Rangers. Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Matt Murray stops New York Ranger...
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NHL Rumors: McLellan, Boeser, Wild, Blackhawks, More

In today’s NHL rumor rundown, there is news on a battle starting to take place for one specific coach, the Minnesota Wild have decided not to remove their bench boss and the Canucks are weighing options on Brock Boeser. A Battle for Todd McLellan? Dennis Bernstein of The Fourth Period is reporting that the Los Angeles Kings and Buffalo Sabres may be two of the teams battling it out for a chance to hire former Edmonton Oilers head coach Todd McLellan. Speculation is that the Kings alread...
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Ottawa Senators Looking Forward to Better Things After Awful Season

Ottawa Senators defenceman Mark Borowiecki is looking at the bright side. As players cleaned out their lockers and prepared to go their separate ways following a last-place finish in the NHL standings, the one consistent message was that things would get better. “Literally nowhere to go but up,” Borowiecki said Monday. “With some of the guys that we have coming in, some of these young kids are going to be huge contributors for us, big impact players for a long time and now it’s a matter of...
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Avalanche’s Rocky Road to the Postseason

The Colorado Avalanche fought their way into the postseason through skill, grit, teamwork, resiliency and a little bit of luck. In other words, the Avalanche earned every inch of their playoff spot. But it wasn’t easy. The road was not smooth. In fact, the Avalanche’s path to the postseason resembled more of a wild roller coaster ride than an inevitable culmination of all their work and effort. The Colorado Avalanche are learning how to handle playoff level hockey by combing skill and p...
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Cause of Taylor Hall’s Knee Injury Evaded Doctors for Months

NEWARK, N.J. — NHL MVP Taylor Hall missed the second half of the New Jersey Devils’ disappointing season because doctors couldn’t determine the cause of the pain in his left knee. Hall Opens Up About Injury Speaking with the media for the first time since mid-December, Hall said Monday there was no incident that led to the injury. The 27-year-old rested his knee during games on Dec. 14-15, returned to play four games and took the Christmas break off, hoping to return shortly after that. ...
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Rivalries, Repeats, Slumps & Droughts – The 2019 NHL Playoffs

From rivalries to repeats, there’ll be a lot on the line when the NHL playoffs begin on Wednesday. Here’s a look at some of the storylines to watch for: Lightning Strikes After a historic season, the Tampa Bay Lightning (62-16-4) are the favourite to hoist the Stanley Cup. The squad tied the 1995-96 Red Wings for the most regular-season wins in NHL history, and boast both the league’s top scorer (Nikita Kucherov with 128 points) and top netminder (Andrei Vasilevskiy with 39 wins). ...
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Sharks Road From Leading Contender to Longshot

It happened quickly. The San Jose Sharks and Calgary Flames were battling for first place in the Western Conference with less than a month to go in the season. The Sharks were winning and the schedule had turned less-than-daunting for the rest of the way. It looked as if they were the juggernaut others would have to overcome.  Less than a month later, the Sharks look like first-round playoff fodder with modest hope, lowered expectations and a fanbase where a good portion seems to have already...
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Ranking the Senators 1990s 1st-Round Picks

The 1990s saw some of the very best NHLers in history get drafted. Some teams set themselves up for years with their picks in the first round. The New Jersey Devils drafted Martin Brodeur 20th overall in 1990. The Calgary Flames picked Jarome Iginla 11th overall in 1995. Shane Doan was taken by the Winnipeg Jets in 1995 as well. Even the ageless Jaromir Jagr was taken fifth overall by the Pittsburgh Penguins in 1990 . The Ottawa Senators came back into the league for the 1992-93 season an...
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NHL 2019 Draft Lottery: Details, No. 1 pick odds, top prospects

Now that the 2018-19 season is over, we not only know the 16 teams that will vie for the Stanley Cup but also the teams who have their eyes on the top pick in June's NHL Draft. One team that will have its eyes closed are the Ottawa Senators, who finished 31st in the league but do not have a first-round pick this year after dealing it away to the Colorado Avalanche in the Matt Duchene trade last season. For the last four years, the draft lottery has taken place during the first-round of the ...
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Yes, Ottawa Senators, There’s Reason to Hope

The final game for the Ottawa Senators in the 2018-19 season will be played April 6 against the Columbus Blue Jackets, and both players and fans will collectively sigh in relief that this nightmare of a season has ended. Things could not have gone worse since the team made it to the conference finals in 2017 against the Pittsburgh Penguins. But you know all that already. Every news outlet in Canada has followed this train wreck and the fans are done with all of it. They know their team i...
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Legendary Broadcaster Bob Cole Has One Final Call. Oh Baby!

Bob Cole still remembers the butterflies flapping in his stomach as he walked into the old Boston Garden in the spring of 1969. Calling games on "Hockey Night in Canada" was his dream. This was the opportunity, one he wasn't about to let pass him by. "Nervous as heck," Cole recalled this week. "It was radio on the CBC network. Playoffs. It was something I always wanted to do. Now you're asked to step up and you're front and centre. If you've never done something like this, it's hard to und...
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Glen Sather Steps Down as Rangers President

NEW YORK — Hall of Fame executive Glen Sather is stepping down as Rangers president and transitioning to a new role as senior adviser to owner James Dolan. Sather’s move comes after 19 years with the Rangers in which he served the first 15 as New York’s president and general manager. He ceded general manager duties to longtime assistant Jeff Gorton before the 2015-16 season. The team will immediately begin a search for a new president, Dolan said Thursday. The Rangers join the Ottawa Senat...
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Off the Crossbar: Housley Preps Sabres for Playoffs

Citing dramatic improvement over last season’s 62-point, 31st place finish, Buffalo Sabres head coach Phil Housley is pumped for his team’s upcoming playoff run. “Most everyone counted us out,” said the sophomore bench boss. “Boy, they sure look silly now.” After a convincing 5-2 win over the Ottawa Senators at home Thursday night, the Sabres have but one game remaining in the 2018-19 regular season. They only need to collect 25 more points in that game to assure themselves the final wild car...
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Emotional Pominville seals Sabres' 5-2 win over Senators

Sabres forward Jason Pominville began the day unable to contain his emotions by choking up when coming to the realization he might be playing his final home game in Buffalo. The 36-year-old ended the day fist-pumping a crowd that provided the fan favorite a standing ovation shortly after he scored to seal a 5-2 win over the Ottawa Senators on Thursday night. ''Yeah, what a way to end it,'' Pominville said.
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Sabres snap 8-game skid with 5-2 win over Senators

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Jack Eichel scored a goal and added two assists, and the Buffalo Sabres closed their home schedule by snapping an eight-game skid with a 5-2 win over the Ottawa Senators on Thursday night. Sam Reinhart and Kyle Okposo scored 2:14 apart in the second period to erase a 2-1 deficit in […]
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Bouchard & Boqvist: Knights’ Dynamic Duo on Defence

Four games is all it took for the London Knights to defeat their rival Windsor Spitfires in the first round of the Ontario Hockey League playoffs. While the Spitfires had a hard time finding their scoring touch with Jordan Kooy manning the Knights net, it was another trio of Knights’ players that led the way on the offensive end – two defensemen in particular. With the help of Ottawa Senators’ prospect Alex Formenton – who leads the OHL playoffs with 11 points (2g-9a) in just four games, Evan...
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