In today’s NHL rumors rundown, Tuesday’s game between the Carolina Hurricanes and Nashville Predators is being postponed due to a COVID-19 situation. Meanwhile, the Ottawa Senators had one of their bright young stars removed from tonight’s game versus the Winnipeg Jets. There are questions out of the Vancouver Canucks organization about their coach and could
After months of planning, preparation, and more than a couple of hiccups, the NHL is finally ready to start their 2020-21 season. Ten teams hit the ice on Jan. 13, with the rest falling in over the next two days. The Ottawa Senators will be in that latter group, with their first game scheduled to
The Ottawa Senators are getting set to begin their 2020-21 campaign when they face the Toronto Maple Leafs on Jan. 15. It will be game one of 56 for the Senators and head coach D.J. Smith is ready for the challenge ahead. The North Division is going to be a tough grind for Ottawa, but
In today’s NHL rumor rundown, now that Pierre-Luc Dubois is apparently keen on leaving the Columbus Blue Jackets, trade talk has picked up. Is there already a club kicking tires on his availability? Are the Minnesota Wild looking to upgrade at center? Are the Chicago Blackhawks getting closer to a deal with Dylan Strome? Finally,
In today’s NHL rumor rundown, even after signing with the Columbus Blue Jackets, rumors persist that Pierre-Luc Dubois wants out of the organization. What are the next steps for both sides? The Edmonton Oilers think they’ve got an answer to their questions about the penalty kill, and the Ottawa Senators may have too many players
The Ottawa Senators have been among the most active NHL teams this offseason. What started with selecting twice in the top five at the 2020 NHL Entry Draft was quickly followed up with numerous trades and signings to help improve the roster. Once the big selections in Tim Stuetzle and Jake Sanderson were made, Senators
If you look at the bios of the veteran players the Ottawa Senators have added to their roster this year, you might think their director of scouting is the Ghost of World Juniors’ past. Evgenii Dadonov had seven points in seven games for Russia at the 2009 World Junior Championships (WJC) in Ottawa. Erik Gudbranson
In today’s NHL rumors, there is continued talk about which players teams will lose in the NHL expansion draft. Today will focus on the Calgary Flames. In Edmonton, Darnell Nurse is excited about his new role on the Oilers. It Ottawa, who is the most likely player to be traded? Will the Vancouver Canucks make
In today’s NHL rumor rundown, questions about the Toronto Maple Leafs salary concerns have seen Justin Holl’s name thrown into trade conversations. Would the Leafs actually consider moving him? In Ottawa, the team’s owner Eugene Melnyk believes the team is already a contender with the moves they made. What does that mean for future trades?
For the first time in franchise history, the Ottawa Senators did not name a captain for the 2018-19 season. More than 800 days and 135 games later, they still haven’t — and there are no plans to choose one for the 2020-21 season. This is not uncommon in the NHL; as of the last day
In today’s NHL rumors rundown, two Ottawa Senators prospects got different types of news (one good and one bad) heading into the World Junior Championships. In Toronto, one NHL scribe closely looks at how effective Joe Thornton could be for the Maple Leafs. Will the Columbus Blue Jackets find a short-term solution and how close
The Ottawa Senators are in an enviable financial position thanks to years of reduced spending, but they still have their fair share of bad contracts on the books. They’ve already purged some bloated contracts, so players like Marian Gaborik (IR), Dion Phaneuf and Bobby Ryan (buyouts) will not make this list, even though their cap
As the 2021 season inches closer, the Ottawa Senators are running out of things to do. They’ve picked up their big-ticket acquisitions in Evgenii Dadonov and Matt Murray, signed a few low-risk players like Alex Galchenyuk, and, as of last week, re-signed all their restricted free agents. There are still a few little things to
The Ottawa Senators have a distinct advantage right now — they are one of only six NHL teams with an estimated $9 million or more of salary cap space. They are hovering around $13 million in wiggle room after a wild shopping spree this offseason, and they’re still searching for more talent. Ottawa has this
In today’s NHL rumor rundown, did the St. Louis Blues just confirm their interest in forward Mike Hoffman? What about the Boston Bruins? They might find room if Hoffman is still available near the start of the season. Are there updates on Ottawa Senators prospect Tim Stutzle and the chances he joins Senators’ training camp?
What began as a quiet week for the Ottawa Senators following an eventful draft has begun to pick up leading into the weekend. In the past two days, the team signed one of the biggest free agents remaining and also re-signed a pair of crucial depth players. There’s also been a flurry of activity in