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Erik Karlsson doing it all for the Ottawa Senators in 2016-17

Amidst Shea Weber’s blistering start in his new home, Brent Burns’s insane shot totals and Drew Doughty’s consistently solid style of play, Erik Karlsson was – for maybe the first time in his NHL career – lost in the crowd. It’s funny, really, given that Karlsson is doing now what he has been doing since game one of 2016-17 season, yet …

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Projecting the Ottawa Senators’ expansion draft strategy

Decision Day has come and gone with the “Las Vegas expansion franchise” officially becoming the Vegas Golden Knights. With the identity of the league’s 31st franchise chosen, attention can now turn to the main event: The June expansion draft. The Ottawa Senators are one of a handful of franchises that, depending on your outlook, is fortunate enough to have only …

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Daniel Alfredsson to have number retired by Ottawa Senators

Praise Alfie, Ottawa. At a press conference fans had long expected, Senators owner Eugene Melnyk announced on Monday that Daniel Alfredsson will have his iconic jersey number 11 retired in a ceremony prior to Ottawa’s game against the Detroit Red Wings Dec. 29 – a game that features the only two teams Alfredsson ever played for in his 18-year career. …

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Ottawa Senators trade Mika Zibanejad to New York Rangers for Derick Brassard

Just as he seemed to be gaining confidence and developing into the Ottawa Senators’ number two centre, Mika Zibanejad is on his way out of town. The Sens made a surprising move Monday, trading the former sixth overall pick in the 2011 draft to the New York Rangers for the more experienced Derrick Brassard. The 28-year-old, a native of nearby …

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Ottawa Senators finalize coaching staff ahead of 2016 NHL Entry Draft

Approaching the busiest two weeks of the summer schedule – the free agent interviewing window, the entry draft and the start of the free agent signing period all occur by July 1 – the Ottawa Senators were noticeably lagging behind their counterparts in one area. Having cleaned house almost completely on the heels of a disappointing season in which they …

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Ottawa Senators move past Bruce Boudreau, hire Guy Boucher

The Ottawa Senators have their man. Just not their first choice. Mere hours after Bruce Boudreau was officially announced as the next head coach of the Minnesota Wild – who intensified talks with the highly sought after coach following his meeting with Sens GM Pierre Dorion – the Sens announced the hiring of former Tampa Bay Lightning head coach Guy …

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