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Goals Are Set For The Ottawa Senators

from Bruce Garrioch of the Ottwa Sun,

Dorion has been public about the fact he’d like to add a top-end winger and top-four defenceman, if it’s possible. That’s why the Senators pro scouting meetings last week were a pivotal part of what’s going to be an important off-season for this franchise.

“You always wish for and want things,” Dorion told Postmedia in a telephone interview Monday afternoon. “There are certain positions where the depth pool is higher than others. If you look at every team, no matter how good they are, they all wish they could add a top-four defenceman.

“How do you get a top-four defenceman? You get it through free agency or through trade. There are some scenarios that work better for some teams that they do for others. With us, we always have to think we’ve got so many good, young prospects. Whether it’s one, two or three years down the road, we’d like to sign some of those players to longer-term deals.

“We always look at that and we can’t have our hands tied. But we want to take a step forward as a team whether it’s adding through trades, free agency or internally. We’ve talked about every possible scenario.”

After missing the playoffs for the fifth straight year, the Senators are determined to turn the corner next year.


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Pierre McGuire Fired From His Position With The Ottawa Senators

via Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun,

The Ottawa Senators have shown Pierre McGuire the door after only 10 months on the job.

Hired as the senior vice president of hockey development by late owner Eugene Melnyk, the 60-year-old McGuire was fired by the Senators Monday.

McGuire was informed of the decision Monday morning

Brought in July 12, 2021 after lengthy broadcasting career with NBC Sports, McGuire had been doing a lot of scouting for the organization in the last few months and had spent a great deal of time with the club’s AHL affiliate in Belleville.

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There’s Interest In Acquiring The Ottawa Senators

from Michael Traikos at the Toronto Sun,

Following the sudden death of Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melynk on Monday, it didn’t take long for rumours of relocation to start swirling around the beleaguered NHL franchise.

If nothing else, the timing of it all was tactless — and very much tactical.

On Wednesday, La Presse reported that Quebecor and the NHL had discussed the possibility of bringing five Senators games to Quebec City’s Vidéotron Centre next season as a way to test the city’s interest in possibly owning a team again. The Senators quickly denied the report. But there is no denying that potential owners are jockeying for position, while also sabotaging the competition.

It is believed that a handful of potential ownership groups have already expressed an interest in purchasing the Senators.

Some, like Quebecor, would love nothing more than to move the money-losing team to Quebec City, where there is already a 20,000-seat arena and a fan base ready to rename the team the Nordiques. Others, who might have leaked the La Presse report in hopes of pressuring local government officials to help fund a new, downtown arena rather, are just as intent on keeping Senators in Ottawa.


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Gary Bettman On The Passing Of Eugene Melnyk

NEW YORK (March 28, 2022) – National Hockey League Commissioner Gary Bettman today released the following statement on the passing of Eugene Melnyk:

“The National Hockey League mourns the passing of Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk. The words ‘passion’ and ‘commitment’ define the man who has owned the Ottawa Senators since 2003. Whether it was in the boardroom with his fellow governors, at the rink with his beloved Senators or in the community with his philanthropy, he cared deeply about the game, about his team and about bettering the lives of those in need, particularly underserved children, organ donation and, most recently, with his commitment to his parents’ home country of Ukraine.

“While successful in business, it was our game and his Senators that he was most passionate about. Eugene was often outspoken but he maintained an unwavering commitment to the game and his roots and he loved nothing more than donning a Senators sweater and cheering on his beloved team.

“On behalf of the entire National Hockey League, I extend my deepest sympathies to Eugene’s daughters, Anna and Olivia, his extended family, and all those who benefited from his generosity.”

below...A Message from the family of Eugene Melnyk and the Ottawa Senators

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Video- Eventually A Good Goal

via Sportsnet's YouTube page,

Watch as Florida Panthers forward Patric Hornqvist banks the puck off Ottawa Senators goaltender Anton Forsberg, and after a lengthy review is awarded the goal since the puck full crossed the line in Forsberg's glove.


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Boston/Ottawa Trade

BOSTON - Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, March 21, that the team has acquired defenseman Josh Brown and a conditional 2022 seventh-round draft pick from the Ottawa Senators in exchange for forward Zach Senyshyn and a 2022 fifth-round draft pick. 

Brown, 28, has skated in 46 games with Ottawa this season, tallying six assists while averaging 13:59 time on ice per game. The 6-foot-5, 217-pound right-shot defenseman has appeared in 165 NHL games with Ottawa and Florida, totaling four goals and 13 assists for 17 points. The London, Ontario native was originally selected by Florida in the sixth round (152nd overall) of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.

Senyshyn, 24, has skated in 51 AHL games with Providence this season, recording 19 goals and 12 assists for 31 points. The. 6-foot-1, 208-pound forward has appeared in 14 career NHL games with Boston, totaling one goal and two assists for three points. The Ottawa, Ontario native was originally selected by Boston in the first round (15th overall) of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. 

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Ottawa Trades Nick Paul To Tampa


added 7:42pm,


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Travis Hamonic To Ottawa

added 3:40pm,


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Video- Austin Watson Suspended Two Games



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Video- Austin Watson Has A Hearing Tomorrow

Watch the hit below.

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