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Afternoon Line- Bob McKenzie

We should simply state what we now believe to be patently obvious: The Ottawa Senators are open to the idea of trading Erik Karlsson by Monday.

Let’s not get into the semantics of whether they’re “shopping” Karlsson or just “listening.” We kind of went down that forked road with P.K. Subban and the Montreal Canadiens, didn’t we?

The reality is Ottawa Senators’ general manager Pierre Dorion has been, and still is, engaged in some level of trade dialogue for Karlsson with multiple NHL teams, certainly more than a half-dozen.

- Bob McKenzie of TSN where you can read more on this topic.

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Report- Meet The New CEO Of The Ottawa Senators

from Don Brennan of the Ottawa Sun,

Rather than hiring a replacement for recently departed president and chief executive officer Tom Anselmi, the Senators owner will leave his cozy nest in Barbados, set up an office in the nation’s capital and assume the CEO duties of his own team, a well-placed source inside the organization says...

Melnyk came to town earlier this week and held a staff meeting, at which point he presented his new plan. The boss would become hands-on, directing the staff and running the business.

It is not known whether Melnyk will hold a news conference to share what strategy he has devised, if any, to increase the number of ticket-buying customers. But the odds of that happening appear to be slim, if his most recent means of communicating with the fans are any indication.


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The Asking Price For Derick Brassard

Brassard is 30 years old and has 14 goals and 30 points this season.


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Trade Talk Regarding The Ottawa Senators

from Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun,

It’s believed the Senators won’t be dealing captain Erik Karlsson, winger Mark Stone or defenceman Thomas Chabot. Teams that have called about forward Colin White have also been rebuffed while centre Matt Duchene isn’t going anywhere and it would likely take an offer the club couldn’t refuse on centre Jean-Gabriel Pageau.

Other than those names, you have to think Dorion is open for business.

That doesn’t mean everybody is going to be moved, but the club has received genuine interest in forwards Mike Hoffman, Zack Smith, Ryan Dzingel and centre Derick Brassard. It would be surprising to see Brassard traded because the Senators know the difficultly of finding a centre.

On defence, the club has gotten calls on blueliner Cody Ceci along with veterans Dion Phaneuf and Johnny Oduya. The Los Angeles Kings were interested in Phaneuf at the draft last June and it’s believed they’ve circled back again while Oduya, a UFA on July 1, is going to be able to help a contender improve its depth down the stretch.


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The “Craziness” In Ottawa

from Don Brennan of the Ottawa Sun,

While attempting to divert our attention with the announcement that general manager Pierre Dorion had been given a three-year contract extension, the team concluded its release by slipping in a two-sentence bomb. 

“Additionally, Tom Anselmi will be vacating his role as president and CEO. We thank Tom for his contributions to the organization and wish him all the best in his future endeavours.”

It might not have made such a loud noise if it wasn’t becoming so commonplace.

The big question, of course, is whether the former chief operating officer of Maple Leafs Sports and Entertainment jumped ship or was pushed. From what we’ve been able to gather, it was a little bit of both.

It’s believed Anselmi actually resigned three weeks ago, very close to the one-year anniversary of the day he was hired, because of what one source called the “craziness.”

If you’ve lost count, along with eight coaching changes in a decade, the past 24 months have seen the Senators go through two presidents, three chief financial officers and three chief marketing officers.


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Ottawa Senators Announce A Three-Year Extension For Pierre Dorion

OTTAWA - The Ottawa Senators (@Senators) announced today that they have signed the team's general manager Pierre Dorion to a three-year contract extension through the 2021-22 season.

"The goal is to win the Stanley Cup," said team owner Eugene Melnyk. "Having come within one goal of last season's Stanley Cup Final, we were hopeful entering this season. Obviously, our results have challenged those expectations. What remains unchanged is the dedication that goes into evaluating every aspect of this organization."

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Video- The Ottawa Senators Welcome Back Kyle Turris

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Video- Alex Burrows Suspended For 10 Games

The NHL with the explanation- serving as an aggressor/ kneeing New Jersey’s Taylor Hall.


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Video- Haven’t Seen Much Of This From Alex Burrows Lately

via Chris Ryan of NJ.com,

Loss aside, the biggest moment of the night came in the second when Burrows went after Hall following a check by the Devils forward.

Hall delivered a big hit to Burrows along the left wall in the Senators' zone, and Burrows immediately began retaliate. He landed a cross check on Hall before being separated while the play ended. He then went after Hall again, taking him down to the ice while landing punches and a few knees to the head.

"I thought it was a clean hit," Hall told media after the game. "He was losing his mind and I think he kneed me in the back of the head at one point."

Burrows was hit with a second minor following the post-play altercation, and he went to the penalty box for four minutes for cross checking and roughing.

Watch the incident below...

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Teams May Have Interest In Players From The Ottawa Senators

from Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun,

While there was no shortage of scouts at the Bell Centre Sunday afternoon, one of the most interesting names on the list was Tampa assistant general manager Julien Brisebois with the trade deadline set for Feb. 26th at 3 p.m. EST.

It’s believed the Lightning are looking for help on defence and may be among the teams that have more than a passing interest in Ottawa blueliners Erik Karlsson and Cody Ceci....

There’s been plenty of chatter the Lightning would be a good fit for Karlsson but he’s not going anywhere at this deadline. Acquiring Ceci may be difficult as well because he won’t be moved unless the Senators are able to get the return they want. But the club is listening on Ceci....

There are several teams looking at forwards and many have called Ottawa general manager Pierre Dorion to talk about the possibility of acquiring the likes of either Mike Hoffman, Zack Smith or Jean-Gabriel Pageau.

The belief is the asking price for Hoffman is high. If the Senators are to deal Hoffman, they’re going to want a first-round pick in return, plus a young player that’s currently in the league, or a very high level prospect that has plenty of upside potential.


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