D.J. Smith’s days as the Ottawa Senators head coach could be numbered if the team doesn’t see a big improvement in the back end of the season. Sure, with two big wins this week against the Calgary Flames and the Edmonton Oilers, many fans will say the team is on the path to redemption and that
During the past few weeks, the Ottawa Senators compiled some positive results, winning five out of their last eight games. To continue their positive momentum from 2021, they will need their top line to keep their production up, Tim Stützle to continue flourishing in his new second-line centre role, and hopefully, some bounce-back performances from
While the Ottawa Senators remain dead last in the NHL (nine points in 19 games), there’s a late Christmas present on its way. The World Junior Championship runs from Dec. 26 to Jan. 5 in Red Deer and Edmonton. This year, the Senators boast several prospects poised to make an impact for their home country.
At the end of the 2020-21 season, it looked like Erik Brannstrom had finally secured a spot in the NHL with the Ottawa Senators. The key piece in the Mark Stone trade with the Vegas Golden Knights, he flourished in the Senators’ farm system, recording the highest point-per-game pace of any under-21 defender in 2019-20.
The Ottawa Senators should be looking for a top-6 forward for their lineup if they want to make bigger strides this season. Names that can easily slide down the lineup and still be effective players include Nick Paul and Connor Brown, who are currently playing with Tim Stutzle while Shane Pinto is on injured reserve.
The Ottawa Senators are hoping to take the next steps in their ongoing rebuild, and, naturally, the team would be linked with acquiring a veteran presence capable of guiding the young guns. With a team full of talented, young prospects and emerging players, the Senators have a bright future ahead of them, but the need
In today’s NHL news and rumors rundown, the Edmonton Oilers might finally be in a position to move their first-round pick. Is this the year Ken Holland goes all in? Meanwhile, if the Ottawa Senators sign Brady Tkachuk to a bridge deal, does it all but guarantee he’ll be traded before that contract expires? Where
In today’s NHL news and rumors rundown, Gary Bettman weighed in on the Jack Eichel situation, while it was revealed the Calgary Flames were a team that showed a ton of interest in a trade. It appears defenseman Jack Johnson could be close to signing a deal with the Colorado Avalanche, while the Montreal Canadiens
In today’s NHL rumors rundown, most of the post is focused on Robin Lehner’s comments from Saturday. In a series of tweets, he accused a number of NHL teams of improperly medicating himself and others, including one coach who he specifically named. He’s threatened to release more proof if the NHL doesn’t step forward and
While the Ottawa Senators have yet to sign an essential piece of their roster for this coming season in Brady Tkachuk, they did manage to sign another player to a two-way contract this weekend. They also brought in journeyman Tyler Ennis on a professional tryout. The Sens prospects played two games Saturday and Monday against
In today’s NHL rumors rundown, how real is the talk that president Brendan Shanahan, GM Kyle Dubas, and head coach Sheldon Keefe could be on the hot seat with the Toronto Maple Leafs? Meanwhile, how much time will Kirill Kaprizov miss of the Minnesota Wild’s training camp? Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin talk Ovechkin’s chase of
In today’s NHL rumors rundown, there is less-than-stellar news when it comes to the recovery of a broken thumb for Edmonton Oilers prospect Dylan Holloway. Meanwhile, the Ottawa Senators have apparently offered Brady Tkachuk an -eight-year deal. While the St. Louis Blues are still working on a Vladimir Tarasenko trade, it looks more and more
In today’s NHL rumors rundown, one report suggests the Montreal Canadiens scrambled to figure out a plan after the Jesperi Kotkaniemi offer sheet was tendered. How many different options did they look at? The Edmonton Oilers are saying goodbye to forward Dominik Kahun. The Ottawa Senators are prepared to match any offer sheet for Brady
In today’s NHL rumors rundown, the Ottawa Senators signed a player but are also running into a potential snag with one of their stars. So too, there is more news on the negotiations between the San Jose Sharks and Tomas Hertl, plus possible trade chatter. Are the Edmonton Oilers close on a Kailer Yamamoto deal
In today’s NHL rumors rundown, Logan Brown is looking to be traded by the Ottawa Senators. Will he get what he wants? Meanwhile, Rocky Thompson has stepped down as an assistant coach for the San Jose Sharks. Why? Will the Montreal Canadiens match the Jesperi Kotkaniemi offer or do they have another plan in the
The Ottawa Senators are aiming to build off of a strong finish last season. Down the stretch, the team went 10-3-1 in their last 14 games and showed many positive signs that this would carry over into October. Players already in the system such as Drake Batherson and Josh Norris exploded onto the scene during
There are a ton of moving parts and players as NHL general managers turn their focus to free-agent targets with the free agency signing period set to open on Wednesday. At The Hockey Writers, we’ve covered targets for the Ottawa Senators down the middle, on the wings, and on defence. Here’s one more potential signing
The Ottawa Senators have a lot of positives that they can take from this season. Regardless of where they finished in the Scotia North division standings, they had a strong finish, and the future core players had promising results. We can hope that those players like Josh Norris, Tim Stützle, and Drake Batherson continue to