Peter Raaymakers

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Alfie left Ottawa over broken promises

Daniel Alfredsson revealed a good deal of information in his Thursday afternoon press conference, outlining a backstory behind his final contract with the Ottawa Senators and his disappointment at the agreements that the organization failed to honour

Top 25 under 25, no. 16: Shane Prince

Despite a positive rookie season with Binghamton, Prince fell a few spots in our rankings since the winter.

Silver Nuggets: The Sens' blue line

Ottawa's got five D-men on one-way deals, another who's sure to get one soon, and two bruisers who'll fight for the team's final roster spot. How will the blue line shake out?

Top 25 Under 25, no. 19: Mikael Wikstrand

The 19-year-old Swedish defenceman has moved up one spot since our last prospect ranking, but there are still a lot of questions about whether or not Mikael Wikstrand will be able to transition to North American pro hockey.

Top 25 under 25, no. 24: Troy Rutkowski

Troy Rutkowski's had an up-and-down hockey career so far, but there seem to be more ups than downs of late. That bodes well for him and for the Ottawa Senators.

Sens sign Corvo to one-year deal

The Senators have signed defenceman Joe Corvo to a one-year deal worth $900k.

Did the Sens play hardball with Alfie?

All that talk about a "blank cheque" to re-sign Daniel Alfredsson seems like revisionist history, based on what's being revealed as the dust settles.

Sens pick Vincent Dunn 138 overall


The Sens stuck to their playbook again, picking local product Vincent Dunn from the QMJHL

Sens pick C/RW Tobias Lindberg 102 overall

The Senators continue looking to Sweden for their prospects, picking Tobias Lindberg with their fourth-rounder

Sens pick goalie Marcus Hogberg 78 overall

With their third-round pick, the Senators selected Swedish goalie Marcus Hogberg

Trade targets: Ryan Malone

The Sens' biggest need for the off-season is a top-six winger. Tampa Bay's Ryan Malone may not be the ideal acquisition to fill that void, but he'd bring a physical dimension to Ottawa's second line and some depth to the left wing.

Mark Parisi usurps the Silver Seven Throne


Mark Parisi's taking over the reins at SilverSevenSens.com

Sens eliminated with 6-2 loss to Pens

The 2013 season has been a story of resiliency for the Ottawa Senators, but they couldn't withstand the relentless attack of the Pittsburgh Penguins in this game or this series. Although a chapter closed on Friday night, the story for most of these p

How to score on Tomas Vokoun


He's just an NHL goaltender, how hard can it be?

MacLean up for Jack Adams again


For the second straight year, Paul MacLean is a finalist for the Jack Adams Award as the league's best coach.

Penalties doom Sens in 4-1 loss to Pens

The Ottawa Senators took some untimely penalties in Game One against the Pittsburgh Penguins, and the Pens' snipers made them pay.

Sens-Pens: What can we expect?


The Ottawa Senators and Pittsburgh Penguins will once again meet in the post-season. What can we expect from the series?

Playoff superstitions


Is Karlsson worn out?

Erik Karlsson missed ten weeks of hockey, then jumped right back into it with over 27 minutes played in each of the five games he's been in since returning. Is that workload sustainable?

Gryba suspended for two games

Ottawa Senators defenceman Eric Gryba was assessed a two-game suspension by the NHL discipline department for his hit on the Montreal Canadiens' Lars Eller in Game One of the Eastern Conference Quarter Finals.

Sens steal Game One

The Ottawa Senators were down to the Montreal Canadiens entering the third period, but then the #PeskySens came out and everything went bonkers.

Our Sens-Habs predictions

We're admittedly biased (well, most of us), but what does that matter? Here are our predictions for the Eastern Conference Quarter-Final series between the Ottawa Senators and Montreal Canadiens.

Sens to face Habs in first round

By beating the Boston Bruins in the regular season's final game, the Ottawa Senators moved up to seventh place and gave the Northeast Division crown to Montreal, setting up the first-ever playoff matchup between the Sens and Canadiens.

Game 48 preview: Senators @ Bruins

After a slight delay, the Boston Bruins will host the Ottawa Senators this evening for the final game of the NHL's regular season. There's still a fair bit on the line, though.

Karlsson practicing with team


Injured Ottawa Senators defenceman IS PRACTICING WITH THE TEAM.

Karlsson practicing in full equipment


Just two months removed from the date his Achilles tendon was 70% severed, Ottawa Senators defenceman Erik Karlsson was practicing on his own in full equipment. It's rumoured he could be back in the lineup for the post-season.

Kassian-Smith-Neil: Unexpectedly effective

On Thursday night, Paul MacLean tried something... interesting. To match the size and physicality of the Philadelphia Flyers, he took Zack Smith and Chris Neil out of their typical shutdown roles and lined up little-used enforcer Matt Kassian on thei

Sens steal two from Devils

Ottawa was badly out-played and out-shot by New Jersey, but the Senators managed to come away with two points nonetheless.

Game 41 preview: Senators @ Devils

The Ottawa Senators' seven-game road trip continues tonight in New Jersey.

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