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The Ottawa Senators were part of the draft lottery on Saturday night, and GM Pierre Dorion said he doesn't want to be there again.

The Senators had a slim 2.5 percent chance to land the top pick. They didn't win the lottery and will instead stay in the 12 spot. "It was a good day," Dorion said. "You have to be realistic: With a 2.5% chance of winning, we went in there, we didn’t drop down, which is a really good thing and we didn’t want to pick at unlucky No. 13. "Unfortunately, it’s a result of us not having a good season, I wanted to tell (CBC host) George Stroumboulopoulos, I’m coming here and it’s a one-and-done for me. Hopefully we don’t have to go through this next year. I don’t foresee us going through this next year."
Source: Ottawa Sun
May 1 - 10:30 AM

Two-time Norris Trophy winner Erik Karlsson has been nominated once again.

The trophy is awarded to the defenseman who demonstrates throughout the season the greatest all-around ability at the position. Karlsson, the defending Norris Trophy winner, had his best campaign yet this season. He set personal and Ottawa Senators records from the blue line with 66 assists and 82 points over all 82 games, along with 84 hits and 175 blocks. Karlsson led all defenders in assists and points this season, and ranked fourth-best among blue liners with a 7.2 Corsi relative percentage.
Apr 29 - 8:37 PM

Luke Richardson confirmed Monday that he won't return to coach the AHL's Binghamton Senators next season.

The 47-year-old wants a new challenge and feels he is ready to pursue a job in the NHL. He spent four years working with the Senators' prospects in the AHL and was told that he wouldn't be considered for the vacant head coaching job in Ottawa. "They've told me I'm not on their list. I'm disappointed but I'm ready to move on and I've really appreciated the opportunity they've given me at this level," said Richardson. "They gave me a lot of support down here — both on and off the ice — it's been really good."
Apr 19 - 11:05 AM

Clarke MacArthur is anxious for the start of training camp in the fall following a disappointing 2015-16 season.

He played in just four games and didn't appear in a game again after he suffered a concussion on Oct. 14 against Columbus. "I feel great. The last two or three weeks I've felt 110 percent and it's as good as my body has ever felt at the end of a season," he said. "Any little injuries I had are gone. It's just a matter of coming back. Hopefully, the rest does what it needs to do and I can come back and take that hit and not have to worry about it next year. I'm going to play like I'm not going to worry about it so I hope my brain follows along." MacArthur would have preferred to remove that uncertainty by getting into a game at the end of the regular season, but doctors didn't think it would be the best thing for his recovery.
Apr 18 - 10:37 AM

Former Ottawa head coach Dave Cameron spoke to the media on Thursday about his dismissal.

He gave an emotional farewell and fired back at Senators owner Eugene Melnyk for his comments three weeks ago about Cameron's decision making. "That was hurtful. I didn't feel any need for it. I felt like I was fired for three weeks ... everyday," Cameron said.
Source: Ottawa Sun
Apr 15 - 8:43 AM

Eugene Melnyk will consider anything and everything that'll make his Ottawa Senators better.

Which apparently includes not having anyone as a proverbial untouchable. When asked by Sportsnet's Tim and Sid on Tuesday if he'd consider anyone on the roster untouchable, Melnyk responded "no." When speaking about his front office and new GM Pierre Dorion the Senators' owner went on to say, "That's what they're paid (to do) and that's what they know how to do much better than I ever will." It's highly unlikely that Erik Karlsson will ever be moved, but he'd certainly accumulate the most bountiful haul.
Apr 12 - 8:58 PM

The Ottawa Senators have fired head coach Dave Cameron as well as his assistants.

This move follows the announcement of assistant general manager Pierre Dorion taking over as the team's GM on Sunday. Cameron only lasted parts of two seasons with Ottawa and oversaw a disappointing 2015-16 campaign which ended with a 38-35-9 record. For clarification, while assistant coaches Andre Tourigny and Rick Wamsley have been fired, Jason Smith was relieved of his coaching duties as well, but is being offered another position within the organization.
Apr 12 - 10:35 AM

Craig Anderson will turn 35 next month and he understands that he may not have many years left in him.

"Eventually, you run out of next years," he said, "You can sit here and say 'there's always next year' and every player does it when they're a young guy. But when you get to my age, you just can't say that any more because there's no wick at the end of the candle there." He recommended that players train their minds over the summer as well as their bodies. Anderson feels that being mentally tough is a learned skill and it could help the Senators moving forward.
Apr 12 - 8:31 AM

Bryan Murray has stepped down from his duties as General Manager of the Ottawa Senators.

The Senators made the announcement at a news conference on Sunday morning. Assistant GM Pierre Dorion will take over while Murray will take an advisory role. Murray's battle with stage four colon cancer has been well-documented. Dorion has been working in the NHL for 20 years with nine of those were with Ottawa. He was the director of player personnel until 2014 when he was named assistant GM.
Apr 10 - 11:52 AM

With his assist during Saturday's 6-1 win over Boston, Erik Karlsson collected his first career point-per-game campaign.

Karlsson also ends the season with a career best 66 assists and 82 points across all 82 games. It's tough to argue there are any defenders better than him right now.
Apr 9 - 3:53 PM

Zack Smith ended his career best season in style during Saturday's 6-1 win over Boston.

Smith picked up another pair of goals, raising his season total to 25 with 36 points. He also registered 80 PIMs in 80 games, which could be very valuable in certain formats.
Apr 9 - 3:51 PM

Chris Neil collected the sixth goal of his season during Saturday's 6-1 win over Boston.

Neil finishes the campaign with 14 points and 167 PIMs through 81 games. He'll need just 27 more games to reach 1,000 with Ottawa in 2016-17.
Apr 9 - 3:50 PM

Matt Puempel picked up his fourth NHL goal during Saturday's 6-1 win over Boston.

Through 24 career NHL games, the 23-year-old Puempel has now posted just six points. So unless you're in a super duper deep pool, we'd leave him undrafted next season.
Apr 9 - 3:48 PM

Jean-Gabriel Pageau tied Daniel Alfredsson for most short-handed goals in a single season during Saturday's 6-1 win over Boston.

Pageau tucked home his 19th goal of the season and seventh while on the kill, tying the franchise mark. The 23-year-old finished his first full NHL season with 42 points through all 82 games, giving Ottawa much to be delighted about moving forward.
Apr 9 - 3:46 PM

Mika Zibanejad ended his season on four game point streak, thanks to his 22nd goal of the season during Saturday's 6-1 win over Boston.

Zibanejad had a career year in 2015-16, posting 22 goals and 52 points through all 82 games. The 22-year-old has now made it two straight quality seasons, giving much to be excited about moving forward.
Apr 9 - 3:44 PM


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