4 Early 2017-18 Ottawa Senators Games to Note

After an outstanding playoff run in 2016-17, there is plenty for Ottawa Senators fans to look forward to in 2017-18. Last season, the Senators made an unlikely run to the Conference Finals, where they were lost in seven games to the eventual Cup-winning Pittsburgh Penguins. It was a remarkable team effort led by an outstanding Read more

Key Dates: 2017-18 Ottawa Senators Schedule

On June 22nd, the NHL followed up its release of the home opener schedule with the full 2017-18 NHL regular season schedule for all 31 teams. Most notable, are the games slated for Feb 9 through 25, cementing the NHL’s decision not to participate in the Winter Olympic Games in South Korea, which means that Read more

Conference Finals Schedule

The Ottawa Senators continue to defy predictions. As Canada’s last hope to bring the Cup north of the border for the first time since the 1993 Montreal Canadiens, the Senators have the nation’s attention. They dispatched the Boston Bruins in six games in their first-round series, then the favoured New York Rangers 4-2 in the Read more

Time For Ottawa Senators Fans to Rally

If there was ever a time to support the Ottawa Senators in their unlikely quest to the Stanley Cup Finals, it’s now. Up 2-0 in their second-round series against the New York Rangers, the Sens made headlines not for their striking victories but for the lack of fan support or, more precisely, low attendance numbers Read more

Ottawa Senators 2016-2017 Preseason Schedule

The Ottawa Senators have a jam-packed, seven-game pre-season schedule that will give fans across the country a chance to see the new faces and talented prospects showcase their wares in September. The Senators’ biggest moves this offseason were to bring back Chris Kelly and to trade for Derick Brassard.  Kelly began his career in Ottawa and Read more

Ottawa Senators vs. Winnipeg Jets

This is looking to be the first year since 1970 that no Canadian team will be battling for the Stanley Cup.  While that may be a devastating blow to Canadian hockey fans, there is still plenty of hockey to enjoy before the curtain falls on the 2015-2016 season, starting with the Ottawa Senators vs. Winnipeg Read more

The New-Look Battle of Ontario

In an NHL era where trades are rare and inter-divisional trades are unheard of, the Toronto Maple Leafs and Ottawa Senators shocked the hockey world on Tuesday with a 9 player deal that sent the Leafs’ long-time captain to one of the team’s biggest rivals, the Ottawa Senators. The deal brought the Leafs forwards Milan Michalek, Read more

Chicago Blackhawks at Ottawa Senators

The Chicago Blackhawks pay their only visit to the Canadian Tire Centre on Thursday, December 3rd. Even if the Blackhawks aren’t thrilled to be back out on the road, after a two week road trip and only one stop at home on Tuesday night before heading out again, Ottawa Senators fans will be looking forward to this Read more

Senators Reaching for the Playoffs

With 14 games remaining in the NHL regular season, the Ottawa Senators are making an unlikely push for the final Wild Card spot in the Eastern Conference.   If the Boston Bruins weren’t the team in their way, I’d say they had a pretty good shot. The good news is that even though the Bruins have a 5 Read more

Where They Stand: Ottawa Senators

2014-2015 Record: 16-15-7 Ranking: 22nd It’s hard to believe that the Ottawa Senators are sitting among the worst Canadian NHL teams.  Last season, the Senators finished 3rd among Canadian teams but with 39 points the Sens are ranked 22nd in the league; only the Edmonton Oilers are lower with the Calgary Flames and Vancouver Canucks Read more

Is a Coaching Change Enough for the Sens?

On December 8th the Ottawa Senators fired head coach Paul MacLean and replaced him with assistant coach Dave Cameron. MacLean was the Jack Adam’s winner for coach of the year in 2012-2013 and was rewarded with a three year contract extension as a result. Cameron has just two years of NHL assistant coaching experience under his Read more

Ranking the Value of Canada’s NHL Teams

Forbes released its anticipated, and ever-discussed, The Business of Hockey report which ranks the value of every NHL team, as well as their fans, the players etc. Overall, the Forbes rankings serves as a reassuring reminder that Canada is still tops in ‘the biz’ even if its teams struggle in the standings.  In fact, thanks Read more

Ottawa Senators Flying Under the Radar

As many expected, the Ottawa Senators are trucking along, virtually unnoticed in the early goings of 2014-2015 NHL season.  In fact, recently Sens fans have made a bigger splash in the headlines than the team itself: The lack of media attention is likely due to the fact that the team has yet to figure out its identity. Read more

Game of the Week: Battle of Ontario

Wednesday night’s game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Ottawa Senators at Canadian Tire Centre will feature the first battle of Ontario of the season. Last season the two Ontario franchises finished side by side in the Atlantic Division standings.  Separated by only four points, the Senators (88) edged out the Leafs (84) for the Read more

The Ottawa Senators Big Day

There was big news out of Ottawa on Thursday when Senators owner Eugene Melnyk and General Manager Bryan Murray held a press conference to announce Erik Karlsson as the team’s new captain and the long-awaited contract extension for Bobby Ryan. Placing the “C” on Karlsson’s jersey came as a pleasant surprise after months of speculation Read more

NHL Mid-Season Awards

With everyone but the Boston Bruins having played at least 24 of the 48 games in this shortened NHL season, it’s time to take a look at who is leading their respective packs when it comes to the NHL awards. While individual awards are by no means the epitome of hockey, as the Stanley Cup Read more

Thunder Hawks

It’s become such a phenomenon that Lebron James of the Miami Heat, who have been on quite a tear themselves – winning 15 straight – sent his regards over twitter to the Chicago Blackhawks for their surreal unbeaten streak of 24 games, 30 if you count back to the end of the last regular season. Read more

Flames Fans Brace For Change…

The Calgary Flames have been a team in a state of flux over the last few seasons as they have aged and descended down the ranks of the Western Conference. Once a dominant force led by Jarome Iginla and Mikka Kiprusoff, the truth is that the Flames are now trying to tread water, seeking whichever Read more

Crosby Still King

After a couple years of uncertainty, Sidney Crosby has once again reached the peak of the NHL scoring charts. Healthy and perhaps on better shape than ever before, Crosby currently leads the NHL with 34 points in 23 games played. Sitting 2 points ahead of Tampa Bay sniper, Steven Stamkos, the Pittsburgh Penguins’ captain is Read more

A Few Surprises Among NHL’s Top 10 Scorers

Nearing the halfway point of this shortened NHL season, it’s interesting to see the familiar and not so familiar faces that dot the NHL’s scoring leader board. Among the top 10 scorers in the NHL are regulars such as Sidney Crosby and Steven Stamkos (both currently tied for 1st in scoring with 31 points apiece, Read more