Category Archives: Ottawa Senators

Tom Pyatt placed on waivers

With a five-game losing streak to end 2018, one that pushed the Senators to dead last in the NHL, you assumed something was going to happen. Turns out GM Pierre Dorion decided to send a message to coach Guy Boucher, placing one of his favourites, Tom Pyatt, on waivers.

Craig Anderson and Justin Falk suffered concussions

GM Pierre Dorion shared with the media this morning that both Craig Anderson and Justin Falk suffered concussions before the break and won’t play this weekend.

Doesn’t look like the Sens will go after a big name player


If the Senators are going to upgrade at the forward position, worth careful consideration is a 29-year old centre in Arizona.

Martin Hanzal is in the final year of a contract that pays him $3.1 million and, with the Coyotes going nowhere, they should be all ears.

The only other team in the West that has no hope of a playoff spot is the Colorado Avalanche. They have Jarome Iginla on the last year of his deal, but at 39 years old, he does not move nearly well enough to keep up to the pace in Guy Boucher’s system.

Mike Yeo tops list as Senators begin search for new coach

Less than a week after giving bench boss Dave Cameron and his assistants their walking papers, sources confirmed a report Tuesday the newly appointed Senators GM turned his talk into action by sitting down for a face-to-face interview with former Minnesota Wild coach Mike Yeo on Sunday.

Hoffman’s future with Senators up in the air

All eyes will be on Mike Hoffman this summer.

Will he stay or will he go?

The next stop for the Senators’ high-scoring winger, who had an afternoon exit meeting with GM Pierre Dorion, will be a trip to Mexico Thursday for a post-season vacation. Whether his hockey home continues to be the Canadian Tire Centre remains to be seen.

Though Hoffman professed he’d “love to stay in Ottawa”, the reality is as a restricted free agent — who is in for a big raise and has the right to accept a one-year deal in arbitration — he could be a strong candidate to get dealt if the two sides aren’t able to come to an agreement.

Is Dion Phaneuf the man to inspire Ottawa Senators to the postseason?

The Ottawa Senators have struggled to build any serious momentum throughout the opening stages of the season and really needed to make some form of change in order to get their season back on track.

While there weren’t many calls for a managerial switch-up, a trade was welcomed and the Senators managed to acquire experienced defenseman Dion Phaneuf from the Toronto Maple Leafs as part of a five-man switch. Not only are the Ottawa fans excited to see just what he can do on the ice but his gritty determination and desire to win should have a positive effect on the entire locker room.

Can’t understand White/Chabot being untouchable

Ottawa Senators have talked with Lightning about Drouin, but price too high for now

The Senators are interested in Tampa Bay Lightning forward Jonathan Drouin, but only if the price is right.

Could the Senators look to move Cowen?

The Senators will clear $4.4 million in salary, according to, by saying goodbye to longtime employees Chris Phillips and Chris Neil. But the small-market Senators would still prefer to have more breathing room to re-up Hoffman, who has a team-high 22 goals. Jared Cowen has one year remaining at a hefty salary of $4.5 million.

Senators’ Jared Cowen sits out again, awaiting next move in career

Cowen was a healthy scratch for the second consecutive game Sunday against the Chicago Blackhawks, once again making way for Binghamton call-up Fredrik Claesson.

Sens trade Lehner, Legwand to Sabres for first-rounder

Sens trade Lehner, Legwand to Sabres for first-rounder
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Senators look to shift goalie

The Ottawa Senators’ decision to re-sign Andrew Hammond to a three-year contract extension might have been a boost for the franchise but it did leave something of an overload of goalies on the roster. It’s looking as if either Craig Anderson or Robin Lehner will be traded before the end of the draft. While it will be a blow to lose either goalie, the Senators are rumoured to be asking for a top-six winger as well as a draft pick for either player, although Lehner has been attracting the interest of a host of teams, with Buffalo and Edmonton monitoring the 23-year-old’s situation.