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Video- What Was Brady Tkachuk Thinking?

Tkachuk received 2 for a cross check and 2 for roughing.

:24 seconds left in the 3rd, Sens down by one and their goalie pulled.


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A Bad Home Loss For The Edmonton Oilers

from Terry Jones of the Edmonton Sun,

How do you lose 5-2 to the floundering Ottawa Senators, a team that came off a fifth straight loss the night before on the coast, when you are a top of the tables team playing at home with two days of rest?

How does a sinking, at times stinking, draft lottery team now have a six-game winning streak in Edmonton?

I mean, come on.

Just when you start to toast this Oilers team for their growing character, developing culture and commitment to each other, they lose by three.

At home.

To Ottawa.


The Senators beat the Oilers 5-2, watch the highlights below.

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Bobby Ryan Taking Part In NHL/NHLPA Player Assistance Program

NEW YORK/TORONTO (Nov. 20, 2019) – The National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) and the National Hockey League (NHL) announced today that forward Bobby Ryan of the Ottawa Senators will be away from the team while taking part in the NHL/NHLPA player assistance program.

There will be no further comment.

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The Attendance Issue In Ottawa

from James Bagnall of the Ottawa Sun,

This can’t be the start Eugene Melnyk envisioned for his Ottawa Senators. Fourteen games into this young NHL season, the Senators are near the bottom in league standings and their fans appear to be slipping away.

The team closed out a three-game home stand Oct. 27 by drubbing the San Jose Sharks 5-2. But just 9,740 spectators were on hand to witness it. During the seven home matches to date, attendance at the Canadian Tire Centre averaged 11,260, according to official game reports. That’s less than 60 per cent of capacity. Whether it’s spectators or percentage of seats filled, the Senators rank 31st in a league of 31 teams. The next home game — on Thursday against the L.A. Kings — seems unlikely to break the pattern.

Even so, Melnyk isn’t about to panic.

“Our goal is to show our fans we are very serious about building a contender here in Ottawa and that means doing it the right way, which isn’t always the easiest or fastest,” he noted in an emailed response to multiple queries from this newspaper. “I do find it inspiring to see underdogs succeed, as I think all sports fans do.”


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Video- Boys Will Be Boys Rangers/Senators

Brawling at MSG.

Ottawa up 5-2 after period two.


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Video- Scott Sabourin Taken Off The Ice On A Stretcher

He did give a thumbs up from the stretcher.



added 8:00pm, YouTube version below.

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New York Rangers/Ottawa Senators Trade

NEW YORK, October 7, 2019 – The New York Rangers announced today that the team has acquired defenseman Nick Ebert and a fourth-round pick in the 2021 NHL Entry Draft from the Ottawa Senators in exchange for Vladislav Namestnikov.

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What To Do With Eugene Melnyk?

from Brett Cyrgalis of the New York Post,

It’s becoming an embarrassment, for the NHL and for this noble capital.

The Senators are a laughingstock, a franchise that is rotting from the head down. Owner Eugene Melnyk has buried himself in debt and lawsuits, his frugality unheard of in modern professional sports. But more importantly, the business failings have led to an on-ice product not worthy of the league shield. Enough is enough.

It’s time for the NHL Board of Governors to step in and make Melnyk sell.

That could have been said many times over the past few years, but the latest incident has to be the final one. Melnyk went to Mohegan Sun casino in Connecticut in 2017 and claims he was winning so big that the casino wouldn’t cash out his chips. They “induced [the] defendant to continue to gamble,” according to his legal defense. Yup, his defense is the casino made him keep gambling. If that was a legit defense, the casino would be broke.


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Ottawa Senators Give Thomas Chabot An Eight-Year Extension (AAV $8M)

OTTAWA - The Ottawa Senators have signed defenceman Thomas Chabot to an eight-year contract extension.

"Thomas is an exceptional talent and an outstanding teammate, who is impactful both on and off the ice. He is the type of player that can develop into a core member of a championship-level team in the National Hockey League," said Senators general manager Pierre Dorion. "He is an NHL all-star; an elite skater and puck-mover who plays with pace and determination. We are convinced Thomas will have a significant impact on the Ottawa Senators as we develop and grow into a highly competitive team over the coming seasons and we are extremely proud that Thomas will continue to be a key part of our team's future success moving forward. Today is a great day for the Ottawa Senators franchise."

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Casino Sues Eugene Melnyk For Money Owed

via CBC,

A casino in Connecticut is suing Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk for more than $900,000, saying he tried and failed to pay them with bank drafts over a winter weekend in 2017.

The lawsuit was filed by the Mohegan Sun casino in Uncasville, Conn., roughly halfway between Boston and New York City, on July 9 of this year.

Court documents allege Melnyk tried to pay the casino with five bank drafts totalling $900,000 over the weekend of March 17, 2017, and those drafts were then "dishonoured" by a bank.

The casino management wants that money back, plus $15,000 in damages, costs and interest.

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