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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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A Year The Ottawa Senators Would Like To Forget

from Don Brennan of the Ottawa Sun,

The Senators are ready to move on from the 2017-2018 season.

Can’t remember why the season was considered such a disaster? Here’s a (partial) reminder:

July 1, 2017: Senators icon Daniel Alfredsson, who was being groomed for an upper management position with the team, walked away from the organization for a second time. The sudden move did not go over well with the fan base, which thought Alfredsson was home to stay after finishing his playing career with the Detroit Red Wings following a contract dispute with the Senators.

August 12, 2017: The much beloved Bryan Murray passed away after a battle with cancer. Murray, the only coach to take the Senators to the Stanley Cup finals, had been in an advisory role after years as the team’s general manager. Along with Alfredsson’s departure, the loss left the organization minus two highly-respected leaders.

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The Latest Talk Regarding Erik Karlsson

 

added 5:58pm, Elliotte Friedman was on Sportsnet today talking about Karlsson.

Watch below.

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The Ottawa Senators Will Not Give Away Erik Karlsson

from Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun,

If Karlsson isn’t traded by the time training camp opens Sept. 13 at the Canadian Tire Centre, then the expectation is he will report to honour his deal. He has been skating at the Bell Sensplex in Kanata off and on since late June to prepare for the start of next season — wherever that might take place.

If general manager Pierre Dorion is going to make this trade, it has to be right and he’s not going to give away a franchise player. The Senators are not going to get caught up in false deadlines. The reality is the organization will make this move when the timing and, more importantly, the return is right.

It’s believed five to six teams, including the Vegas Golden Knights, Tampa Bay Lightning, Dallas Stars and San Jose Sharks, remain interested in Karlsson. It’s not known what the asking price is, but it would stand to reason that it’s likely hefty and includes multiple pieces.

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