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.
In today’s NHL rumors rundown, the Los Angeles Kings might be getting good news after what looked like a serious injury to defenseman Drew Doughty. Meanwhile, the status on a Vladimir Tarasenko trade seems to change weekly. How long will he be staying with the St. Louis Blues? The Ottawa Senators seemed to have dismissed
In today’s NHL rumors rundown, the St. Louis Blues and Vladimir Tarasenko might be saying all the right things, but there’s still the distinct possibility of a trade this season. What took the Brady Tkachuk deal in Ottawa so long to get done? What does the new deal for Charlie McAvoy mean for Adam Fox?
In today’s NHL rumors rundown, the Detroit Red Wings have released Bobby Ryan from his PTO deal. Why and where will the veteran winger land? What about Alex Chiasson in Vancouver? Will he get a deal? There’s talk of a Jack Eichel trade before Christmas, plus updates on Brady Tkachuk, Evander Kane and Tomas Hertl.
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, the Edmonton Oilers will be without Duncan Keith to start training camp and there may be more changes in goal. Meanwhile, the Toronto Maples have told the team there are big expectations or changes will come, the Vancouver Canucks are not keen on making a trade to free up cap
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, one reporter denies rumors that Jakob Chychrun might be on the move out of Arizona, while Carolina Hurricanes GM Don Waddell denies rumors he has a long-term deal in place for Jesperi Kotkaniemi. The Ottawa Senators have work to do on a couple of fronts, but what is their priority
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, Luke Fox of Sportsnet took a look at some of the more interesting names still available on the free agent market. He offers updates on a handful of players and provides the latest information he has about their respective statuses. Meanwhile, there is some news regarding the Toronto Maple Leafs
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
In today’s NHL rumors rundown, it appears Carey Price’s return date has been set as he gets ready for another season with the Montreal Canadiens. Meanwhile, the Carolina Hurricanes have locked up forward Andrei Svechnikov to a long-term, potentially team-friendly deal. The Anaheim Ducks might have an unhappy goaltender on their hands and the Ottawa
The Ottawa Senators once again have a top-10 selection at the NHL draft, although this year is higher than expected thanks to a late-season winning streak. It’s a significant improvement from the previous season, and a lot of it has to do with the team’s drafting and development. Many of the core members of the
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
If Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk has his way, then the organization will acquire a “good defensive defenseman” this offseason (as Melnyk discussed on episode 147 of The Bob McCown Podcast from May 19, 2021). A good defensive defenseman could move into the lineup in a few spots, but if we narrow it down based
After weeks of speculation at who make steal the first-overall selection, the 2021 NHL Draft Lottery was somewhat anticlimactic. The Buffalo Sabres, who had the highest odds to win the lottery after a dismal season, retained the first-overall pick, while the Seattle Kraken jumped up just one spot from third to second, pushing the Anaheim
In today’s NHL rumors rundown, is it possible the Toronto Maple Leafs are upset enough about an early exit that someone like Sheldon Keefe, Kyle Dubas or Brendan Shanhan could lose their jobs? Meanwhile, what free agents will the Maple Leafs look to retain and who will they let leave? What is the status on