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Pierre McGuire Named Senior VP Of Payer Development For The Ottawa Senators

OTTAWA - The Ottawa Senators announced today that the club has appointed Pierre McGuire as senior vice president of player development. He will work closely with Senators general manager Pierre Dorion and team owner Eugene Melnyk as the team continues to develop into a Stanley Cup contender.

"On behalf of the entire Senators organization, I would like to welcome Pierre McGuire back to Ottawa," said Melnyk. "We are excited to add Pierre to our hockey management group. His experience will be instrumental as we continue to build an elite team. Pierre's knowledge of the game and its players is highly regarded and I am confident that he will positively assist our team as it progresses to the next level."

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The Ottawa Senators Can’t Wait To Play Next Season

from Wayne Scanlan of Sportsnet,

Players and coaches alike took turns trying to describe this bizarre, unmatching bookends of a 2020-21 campaign by the Ottawa Senators.

“It was the tale of two seasons,” said head coach D.J. Smith.

“NIght and day,” was how veteran forward Nick Paul, Ottawa’s Masterton Trophy nominee, described the horrendous 2-12-1 start for Ottawa before a turnaround that sparked a 10-3-1 finish.

“We just wish we could keep going here,” Brady Tkachuk said, the day after completing the season with a 4-3 overtime victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs. Ottawa finished 23-28-5, for 51 points in 56 games, eight points behind the Montreal Canadiens holding down fourth place and the final playoff spot in the North Division.


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Video- When You Lose A Game In OT

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Video- Top Saves By Dominik Hasek

If you are too young to have seen Hasek play, watch it.  If you saw Hasek play, watch it.


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Video- Ottawa Scores Five Unanswered Goals To Beat Toronto 6-5 In OT

The Toronto Maple Leafs held a 5-1 lead with 20:09 left in the game.

Then the Ottawa Senators scored the next 5 goals to win 6-5 in OT.


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Carolina/Ottawa Trade

added 1:53pm, Carolina press release is below.

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Getting Fed Up In Ottawa

from Wayne Scanlan of Sportsnet,

They have been a patient lot, fans of the Ottawa Senators.

But their patience is wearing thin.

Nearly four years since the most recent taste of playoff action, with promises of a deep rebuild and a bright future to emerge from the departures of fan favourites such as Mark Stone, Erik Karlsson, Kyle Turris and more, the fanbase is riled and cynical, and who can blame them?

At least they haven’t reached the state of apathy, which is the worst a franchise can endure.

They still care. They are angry. They want change. And they do see some promise in the young talent that has been stockpiled over the past three losing seasons.

No one expected the 2020-21 Senators to be world-beaters, but neither were they thought to be doormats, to be trampled upon by the six Canadian rivals in a North Division that is rag-dolling the Ottawa game after game, the most recent an 8-5 drubbing in Edmonton on Sunday.


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Losing Streak Hits Eight For The Ottawa Sentors

from Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun,

“It’s a fragile group. I’ve been through this before. Nobody’s feeling bad for us. We’ve got a lot of guys learning things, some veterans finding their way in a new group and we’ve got a lot of moving parts,” said centre Derek Stepan. “We’ve got to start chipping away at little victories.”...

The Senators have so many issues it’s hard to decide where to start.

It was no surprise the club went back to goalie Matt Murray. He went into this game with a 5-0-1 lifetime record in Edmonton, which all came with the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Senators are trying to get Murray back on track because saying he’s had a difficult start to his career with Ottawa would be putting it lightly.

Instead of getting any confidence, Murray headed for the bench after giving up three goals on nine shots and Marcus Hogberg came in to try to clean up this mess but by then it was too late. By the end of the second period, the Oilers were up 8-3 on the scoreboard.

Coach D.J. Smith noted he’s looking at every option now, including giving goaltender Joey Daccord a start but that would require a roster move.

“We have to hold everyone accountable,” said Smith. “I don’t know if it’s fair for (Hogberg), he didn’t get the start and he didn’t get ready to prepare and play. That’s something (starting Daccord) we definitely have got to think about. We have to use every player that’s at our disposal and that’s a guy we have to think about.”


Watch the game highlights below of Ottaw's 8-5 loss to Edmonton.

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Tampa/Ottawa Trade

TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning have traded defenseman Braydon Coburn, forward Cedric Paquette and their second-round pick in 2022 to the Ottawa Senators in exchange for the rights to forward Marian Gaborik and goaltender Anders Nilsson, vice president and general manager Julien BriseBois announced.  Both Gaborik and Nilsson will be placed on long-term injury reserve and will not play this season.

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The Arizona Coyotes Trade Derek Stepan To The Ottawa Senators

GLENDALE, ARIZONA – Arizona Coyotes General Manager Bill Armstrong announced today that the Coyotes have acquired a second-round draft choice in the 2021 NHL Entry Draft from the Ottawa Senators in exchange for center Derek Stepan.

“On behalf of the entire Coyotes organization, I would like to thank Derek for everything he did for the Coyotes the past three seasons,” said Armstrong. “Derek is the consummate professional and a class act. We wish him and his family all the best in the future.”

Stepan recorded 10-18-28 with 16 penalty minutes (PIM) in 70 games with the Coyotes in 2019-20. He totaled 39-80-119 and 56 PIM in 224 games with Arizona over three seasons.

This 2021 second round draft choice was previously acquired by the Senators from the Columbus Blue Jackets on Feb. 23, 2019.

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