Archive for the ‘Ottawa Senators’ Category

Turmoil in Ottawa? May Comes Early in Toronto

Are Senators coach Craig Hartsburg and GM Bryan Murray both out in Ottawa? Maybe. Le Journal de Montreal reported they’ll be replaced by Hockey Canada’s Bob Nicholson (as new GM) and Pat Quinn (as coach). Eugene Melnyk, the owner of the Senators, says no decision has been made. Quinn has got to be close to […]

Doing More with Less

Do you know that Twilight Zone episode where the world ends and the one guy who survives, an avid reader, has all the books he could ever wish to read and no glasses? Well that’s kind of what it’s like to have cap space when pretty much the rest of the NHL is capped out. […]

Senators: ‘We Didn’t Want Our Fans to See Us Like This’

Don’t worry if you missed last night’s Blackhawks-Senators game. Apparently a lot of Canadians did, too, as the game was shown on the not-widely-available TSN2. Can you imagine if the Blackhawks still didn’t broadcast their home games? This might have been a game practically unseen by anyone outside of the United Center. Obviously, the Senators […]

Kelley: ‘Hollweg Not the Next Gretzky’; No Jury Signings in Ottawa

Wow. Jim Kelley really came out swinging against Ryan Hollweg, the Toronto forward recently suspended for a nasty, from-behind hit on St. Louis’ Alex Pietrangelo : Check the stats: In the first four years of his NHL career, Hollweg contributed a grand total of 12 points, a plus-minus figure of minus-26, and 326 penalty minutes. […]

Khabibulin: ‘Pick Me! Pick Me!’

So will Nikolai Khabibulin get picked up by another NHL team? Maybe. Adrian Dater says the Avs should consider him. The Avs say they’re not interested, though. Jeff Gordon says the Senators should consider Khabibulin but the Senators say they can’t afford him. So basically, if reporters ran NHL teams, Khabibulin would be claimed. But […]

A Case Study in Two-Man-Line Chemistry: Boston vs. Dallas

I think one of the nice things about the NHL pre-season is that it’s truly a rebirth for teams. Basically, everything that worked the season before could be thrown out the window. There are no givens. Coaches, for the most part, scrap everything. Obviously, most coaches return to lines that worked in the immediate past, […]

Hasek: ‘Take Two! They’re Small’

Playoff Shockers!

Emery Untradeable?