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Guy Boucher’s Thoughts On The Ottawa Senators

“As much as we’ve heard we’re going to have a lot of new players and young kids, some are clear because they’re trades and the guys are here, but you’re not going to have a young guy just because you want to have a young guy in the lineup. The kid has got to be ready,” Boucher said.

“It doesn’t mean he’s going to be perfect NHLer. You’re not looking for that, you’re looking to see the increments in his learning, growth and confidence. When you see that you can make a projection that in ‘X’ amount of time it will be good for him and good for the team. That’s why you need some time.

“They’re just kids — but some of these kids they just have it right away and they’re pros in their minds already. They get here first, leave last, in the gym and you never have to tell them when things are at. Those things don’t lie.”

Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun has more.

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A Black Cloud Continues To Hover Over The Ottawa Senators

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Erik Karlsson Says Goodbye

from Luke Fox of Sportsnet,

Erik Karlsson’s time as an Ottawa Senator has gradually yet suddenly expired sooner than he ever wished it to.

So, he’s buying a little more.

A cluster of credentialed messengers are gathered in the club’s press room. Some have been hanging around the Canadian Tire Centre for more than eight hours waiting for Ottawa’s most dynamic hockey player to appear at camp and speak his mind.

They can wait a few extra minutes for his heart.

Karlsson — now devastatingly, dangerously a San Jose Shark — is making his way around the bowels of a rink he wowed for nine seasons with those sky-high saucer passes that grazed the Jumbotron and a skating stride that blew his hair like a poem, on half an ankle you’d swear was a full and on an Achilles he’d make you forget was once hanging by a thread.

Two floors removed from the cameras, the man they affectionately call “Karl” wants a moment to dish out hugs to employees, to friends, those who watched all those thrilling highs and crushing lows of arguably the franchise’s greatest pure talent. A gift whose unceremonious departure is being cursed.

“I wanted to say goodbye to everyone first,” says Karlsson. “I don’t think I’d ever in my wildest imagination thought I’d leave this place.”

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Evening Line- Ken Campbell

It’s time for Eugene Melnyk to go. Sell the team to the guy who owns Cirque de Soliel. For that matter, sell it to the kid who runs the House of Cheese in the Byward Market. Neither of them can possibly do any worse or give their fans less hope than Melnyk has over the past 15 months.

-Ken Campbell of The Hockey News where you read more on this topic.

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Videos- All About The Erik Karlsson Trade

Three videos total, the first is TSN on the trade, Craig Button gives the Sens a fail.

 

 

Below, Sportsnet on the trade and Erik Karlsson press conference.

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Erik Karlsson Traded To The San Jose Sharks

 

added 2:32pm,

 

 

 

added 2:40pm, San Jose release is below.

added 2:43pm, Ottawa release is below.

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The Erik Karlsson Watch Is On

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The Ottawa Plan

from Ian Mendes of TSN,

Inside a boardroom at Canadian Tire Centre on Wednesday morning, Ottawa Senators general manager Pierre Dorion showed select members of the media his projected lineup for the upcoming season. 

Eyes inside the room quickly scanned for the position of the top, right-shot defenceman on the roster. And sure enough, Erik Karlsson’s name was right there for everyone to see — penciled in for opening night. 

“He’s here. Here’s part of the team,” Dorion said. 

When pressed to divulge more information about Karlsson’s status — and if there had been any concrete trade or contract negotiations — Dorion politely declined to elaborate. 

“When it comes to contract negotiations, we don’t believe you can negotiate in the media,” Dorion said. 

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The Ottawa Senators Have A Message For You

from Ian Mendes of TSN,

On Monday night, the organization found a strange, new way to announce their bold, fresh direction for the franchise. At 10:05 p.m. ET – when many of their biggest fans had either gone to sleep or stopped paying attention to the news cycle – the Senators released a nearly six-minute conversation featuring owner Eugene Melnyk and defenceman Mark Borowiecki.

Considering Melnyk and general manager Pierre Dorion have not granted interviews about the direction of the team for several months, it was certainly a curious decision to allow Borowiecki to be the one to guide the conversation with the owner.

Less than 40 seconds into the video, Melnyk acknowledges the precarious position his club finds itself in – after a 30th-place finish in the standings and a summer filled with off-ice controversies.

“Right now, we’re kind of in the dumpster,” Melnyk admits.

more and watch the video below or at TSN....

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Video- He Shoots And Dominik Hasek Makes The Save

Six minutes of saves by The Dominator.

 

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