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23 minutes | 5 days ago
054 Game in Review: Senators Defeat Montreal 3-2 in OT; Brady Tkachuk (Your Next Captain) Wins It
Batherson scores a beauty on a nice solo effort. Connor Brown must lead the NHL in breakaways! We discuss a wild 3 on 3 overtime. A couple of good bounces go the Sens way. Why was the GM so unemotional when the winning goal was scored? And much more as we break down Game #20, Ottawa 3-2 win over the Habs in OT>.
51 minutes | 7 days ago
053: Matt Murray: "That Loss is on Me;" Wolanin Now Dealing with a Crisis of Confidence
Reviewing 3 games vs Leafs including the 7-3 loss. Matt Murray says ,“This one's on me.” DJ Smith talks about the loss. Smith also says Mike Reilly has been “our best defenceman the last few weeks” Thomas Chabot dinged up...is he playing too much? Christian Wolanin replaced him and we're getting a little concerned about Wolly. Connor Brown with Norris and Tkachuk? Sens are 1st and 3rd in rookie scoring. Logan Brown plays two AHL games, struggles, gets hurt and now the B-Sens are off for 11 days. Should the Sens take a run at Jack Eichel, who's apparently on the trade block?
41 minutes | 11 days ago
051: Game Review Episode: Sens Win 6-5 in Overtime in Toronto; Leafs Blow a 5-1 Lead with 21 Minutes Left
Has there ever been a better Sens comeback than that? Down 5-1, with 21 minutes left, the Sens Shocking Comeback Win in Toronto; Dadonov Ties AND Wins it.
21 minutes | 13 days ago
050: Game Review Episode: Sens Beat Winnipeg 2-1; Marcus Hogberg is Surprisingly Good; Wait, Ryan Dzingel is Back?
The Sens improve to 3-12-1, beating the Jets 2-1. Brady Tkachuk scores late to give Ottawa the win. With Matt Murray injured, Marcus Hogberg, who's been struggling badly this season, has a great game. Dadonov and White are starting to click. Comments from coach DJ Smith. Ryan Dzingel returns, traded to Ottawa today for Alex Galchenyuk and Cedric Paquette.
41 minutes | 17 days ago
048: GAME REVIEW #14, Sens fall 3-2 to Edmonton; A Forgettable Night for Hogberg
Sens outshoot Edmonton 42-22 and shut down McDavid and Draisaitl but lose again to the Oilers. Brown and Dadonov score for Ottawa but goaltending was poor in this one. Why are the Sens running a 1-3-1 without one timer options (wingers on their normal side) Dadonov --- has the dam broken for him? Mike Reilly another decent game??? DJ getting impatient with Batherson, Norris? Next game is Thursday night 8pm in Winnipeg. Our next episode will be Friday, with special guest longtime Sens on TSN host Brent Wallace
25 minutes | 18 days ago
047: GAME REVIEW #13, Sens fall 3-1 to Edmonton; Evgenii Dadonov Finally Scores (Kind of) ; A Brutal Call After a Cross Check on Colin White
Sens fall to 2-10-1. They continue to improve but there's still a lot of work left to do. Brutal call on Colin White at the end of the game. He's cross checked hard into the post and the refs insist he knocked the net off on purpose, WITH AN EMPTY NET AND THE SENS IN POSSESSION OF THE PUCK??? Evgenii Dadonov gets off the schneid...kind of... Amazing pass by Tkachuk..shouldn't that be an assist? What happened on the Draisaitl and Ennis goals...? 2 fights in the first 2 minutes Brannstrom some tough moments Artem Zub is steady Head coach DJ Smith comments.
20 minutes | 20 days ago
046: GAME REVIEW #12: Sens Fall 2-1 to Montreal; Stützle Takes a Beating; Sens PP Struggles; Suspension for Gudbranson?
Something new: The Sens 2-1 loss to Montreal. Matt Murray is a game star again...goaltending gives you a chance. Colin White had the only Ottawa goal. Other teams continue to be very physical with Tim Stützle.….lots of "welcome to the NHL" moments We review the stats sheet - the power play struggled but face-offs continue to improve. Suspension for Gudbranson on the way? We hear from DJ Smith and replying to YOUR Twitter replies...
43 minutes | 22 days ago
045: The 9 Game Skid is Over; Big Nights for Stützle and Murray; Explaining the Sens' Power Play Breakout
The Sens win 3-2 over Montreal. We discuss the performances of Tim Stutzle, Matt Murray and Erik Brannstrom. Nick Paul came to the defence of Thomas Chabot who got hit with a clean but very hard check. Are you a fan of that or not? Should Stutzle move to centre now? Braydon Coburn was placed on waivers. What does DJ Smith see in Mike Reilly? Calling a time out when you're up by a goal and about to enjoy a 5 on 3 with 25 seconds left?? We explain the drop pass on power play and why it's effective.
56 minutes | a month ago
044: DJ Smith: If the Sens Keep Playing Like They Did in the Vancouver Finale, the Wins Will Come: Is he Right?
Steve has been preaching patience but, as good as the Sens excuses are, the team has now had enough preparation...the excuses end today. DJ Smith says if the Sens keep playing like that the wins will come. Is he right? Sens fans want to play more kids? So why aren't they? Sens most pleasant surprise: Nick Paul or Nikita Zaitsev? Is Colin White back in D.J. Smith's good books? Concerns and Matt Murray and Evgenii Dadonov, two players who are here to stay. Why did they trade Christian Jaros? Pierre Dorion's pro scouting and trading ability isn't as poor as some think.
41 minutes | a month ago
043: The Sens Close Their Season-Opening Homestand With a Dud; Go West, Young Men
The Sens finish up their opening home stand with a 4-1 loss to Winnipeg. Not a good performance. Colin White remains a conundrum. First rounder; young; big, long term contract...but he doesn't deserve top 6 minutes right now. DJ Smith wants White to work on a few things. NINE things! What's the latest on Tim Stützle? What's gotten into Nikita Zaitsev? Could Artem Zub add some more Russian magic to the blue line on the trip? He and Christian Wolanin will both get in at some point on this trip. Thomas Chabot had a fine home stand but closed with one of the worst defensive games of his young career. We discuss lineup possibilities and expectations for the road trip. Here's the lineup from Thursday's game: Tkachuk-Norris-Batherson Galchenyuk-Stepan-Dadonov Paul-Tierney-CBrown Paquette-White-Watson Chabot-Gudbranson Rielly-Zaitsev Coburn-JBrown Murray Hogberg
56 minutes | a month ago
042: A NEW SEASON IS HERE!! The Roster is All Set; What's up with Colin White? Will Logan Brown Now be Traded?
After 10 months, the Sens are finally back in action, with two games against the Leafs and three against the Jets. Why has Colin White's stock fallen? Or has it fallen at all? Maybe just sending a message? White doesn't seem fazed and talks about the kind of training camp he had. After failing to make the team, Gregg thinks Logan Brown will now be traded. We look at the opening weekend roster and line matchups. Bidding farewell to Balcers and Lajoie. What's the startegy with the taxi squad choices? 2 prospects who really left an impression on Pierre Dorion. Steve is disappointed the NHL will go back to their old divisional set up after this year. It's not about being all-Canadian. The all-divisional play is the key to more consistent entertainment for fans. COMING UP TODAY THE FINAL ROSTER IS SET AND THERE ARE SURPRISES. PLAYERS ON TAXI SQUAD RIGHT NOW WERE THE PLAYERS THAT WERE REALLY CLOSE TO MAKING OUR TEAM. THE ONES THAT WORKED THE HARDEST THROUGH CAMP EXCEPTION IS ERIK BRANNSTROM, ONE ICE TIME BEST CAMP EVER CAN'T SHOW UP OUT OF SHAPE WITH DJ SMITH…HARD ASS FOR FITNESS…. ANISMOV: 11 POUNDS LOTS OF BODY FAT… ANISIMOV AND NORRIS IN, BROWN AND WHITE OUT STUTZLE ADJUSTMENT - HOW LONG BEFORE HE SHAKES OFF THE NERVOUS KID AND STARTS MAKING AN IMPACT…TAKE IT GAME BY GAME WHY IS COLIN WHITE A BUBBLE GUY - SOLID NHL PLAYER, CAME TO CAMP, MUCH STRONGER, CREATE INTERNAL COMPETITION LOGAN BROWN: 2ND BEST POWER PLAY GUY, HAS TO BETTER 5 ON 5 AND ROUND OUT HIS GAME REALLY CLOSE TO MAKING IT …WORKED HARDEST THROUGH CAMP, EXCEPT FOR ERIK BRANNSTROM BRANNSTROM, COVID ON PROTOCOLS SLOWED HIM. DOWN PROSPECTS/KIDS WHO LEFT A MARK…..PARKER KELLY, BIGGEST HEART….BOTHERED GUYS,,,FINISHES CHECK…GOOD SKATER…EGOR SOKOLOV…. INTENSITY BEST PLAYOFFS EVER Toronto Montreal 5-4 in overtime Dorion on Logan brown: he's close Dj smith: No exhibition games affected several players. Logan brown, ARTEM ZU What would make a successful season?
41 minutes | 2 months ago
041: Ian Mendes Joins Us; Sens Get Province Approval; Long Term Projections for Stuetzle and Sanderson; Short Term Projections for White and Brown
Ian Mendes joins us and talks about leaving TSN 1200 to cover the Sens for the Athletic. Sens and Leafs get provincial approval to host NHL games this season. World Junior: Tim Stuetzle's performance; NHL projections for Stuetzle and Jake Sanderson. Is Sanderson a future #1 defenceman? Sens camp: Challenges of evaluating and making cuts without exhibition games or fans? With so many veterans (all on one way deals) will the best players truly play over younger guys? Sens leadership group is Tkachuk Chabot and Gudbranson. Is this the year former first rounder centremen Colin White and Logan Brown begin to shine?
60 minutes | 2 months ago
040: Derek Stepan is Pumped to Come to Ottawa; Tim Stützle Signs His ELC; New NHL Homes for Craig Anderson and Anders Nilsson
Derek Stepan talks about his reaction when he learned he was coning to Ottawa. The Sens also acquire Braydon Coburn and Cedric Paquette from Tampa for the rights to Anders Nilsson and Marian Gaborik. Tim Stützle signs his entry level contract with Ottawa. Former Senators Craig Anderson and Mike Hoffman sign on for new NHL opportunities. We also discuss the NHL's return to play and how the Senators will handle their taxi squad this season.
53 minutes | 2 months ago
039: An All-Canadian Division May Not Happen; Florida Signs Anthony Duclair; We Discuss GM Pierre Dorion's Statements This Week
Coming up today…an all canadian NHL division could be in jeopardy…we’ll tell you why Anthony Duclair finally finds a new NHL home, but misses a great opportunity in Ottawa Another edition of "Dissecting Dorion!" We dissect the GM's comments as he updates the state of the hockey union in Ottawa. Check us out at sensnationhockey.com please consider subscribing to the show and sharing it with other Sens fans who might enjoy it. As Canadian provincial health officials do their due diligence (drag their feet), an All-Canadian division could be in jeopardy... Hub or make canadian teams play in American hub cities…like the raptors are… public safety first…not pro hockey. Is Jan 13th really a slam dunk for a start date to the regular season? Dorion says he has no update on Anders Nilsson. No. 3 pick Tim Stuetzle to join #Sens after world juniors. Best Ottawa Senators performances for Canada at the world juniors. This is the article Steve wrote for Faces Magazine. . https://facesmag.ca/ottawa-senators-best-performances-at-the-world-junior-hockey-championships/ Hamburglar finds a job. https://www.tsn.ca/minnesota-wild-sign-g-andrew-hammond-alex-stalock-out-indefinitely-1.1564936 North Dakota is 5-2-1... Shane Pinto has 12 pts in 8 games...2 more games before Christmas break Henrik Lundqvist will sit out year with heart trouble Sens birthdays….Mikkel Boedker 31. Good ol' Cory Conacher 31. Max Verroneau 25.
46 minutes | 3 months ago
037: Senators Franchise Turns 30; A Good Start for North Dakota (South Ottawa); Bernard-Docker Takes a Knee
When will the Sens play their next game? Senators Franchise Turns 30. A Good Start for North Dakota (South Ottawa). Jacob Bernard-Docker takes a knee during the anthem. Team Canada won't have Alexis Lafreniere and we don't blame the Rangers for making that decision. Is Ottawa truly the worst team in this proposed all-Canadian division next season? Sens trivia and Sens alumni birthdays. Steve has a great hockey discovery as he cleans out his childhood home.
46 minutes | 3 months ago
036: Erik Gudbranson: A One Year Fill-In Or Marc Methot 2.0? Brady Tkachuk Billed as 2021's Top NHL Breakout Player
Is Erik Gudbranson a one year fill-in, or could he be Marc Methot 2.0? NHL.com projects Brady Tkachuk to be the league's top breakout player for the 2021 season. Are NHL pests really on the way out? Spoiler: Not a chance. There appears to be nothing not to like about Tim Stützle. Is Erik Karlsson already hall of fame worthy or is there more to be done? Sens alumni birthdays. And Gregg updates us on his team - the mighty Slave Lake Ice Dogs.
38 minutes | 3 months ago
035: Eugene Melnyk: "Nobody Has Ever Trashed a Team Like We Have;" Anders Nilsson's Concussion Still a Big Issue; Sokolov is First 2020 Pick to Sign
This week we discuss Eugene Melnyk's rebuild comments on a Toronto-based podcast. We have a look at the goalie depth chart, based on goalie coach Pierre Groulx's comments in the Ottawa Sun this week. The news on Anders Nilsson is not good. We review Wayne Scanlan's Sportsnet article on six Sens prospects who are off to great starts. Egor Sokolov becomes the first Sens 2020 draft pick to sign his entry level deal. Kinda weird, considering he was the 5th guy selected by Ottawa this year. And we have Sens alumni birthdays and a little trivia.
45 minutes | 4 months ago
033: Sens Sign Alex Galcheynuk: Good Decision or Not? Logan Brown's Final Chance to Shine? Is Stuetzle Staying Home?
Sens Sign Alex Galcheynuk: Good Decision or Not? Gregg doesn't like it. Steve thinks differently. Will this be Logan Brown's Final Chance to Shine? After acquiring Galceynuk and re-signing Christ Tierney, how Many NHL openings do the Sens Actually Have? The Sens have lots of prospects at centre ice, but not a lot of proven NHL-level talent...yet. Is Tim Stuetzle going to stay at home in Germany for another season? At what age do you start worrying that a player may never develop into what you thought he would? We touch on the Corey Perry talk. But not for very long. Harsh justice for an NHL draft pick for something he did at age 14.
52 minutes | 4 months ago
032: Our Special Guest: Ex-Ottawa Senator Brad Smyth; Connor Brown Re-Signs
Today on the show we're joined by ex-Ottawa Senator and American Hockey League Hall of Famer, Brad Smyth! Brad gives us his take on the Sens' off-season so far, including the new stuff like Connor Brown's re-signing, avoiding arbitration with a 3-year contract AAV of $3.6 million. Sens first-rounder Tim Stützle - taken third overall - was drafted out of the German pro hockey league. Brad played in that league and gives us some interesting background on whether it's any good or not. Brad also gives us his take on Matt Murray, Evgenni Dadonov, Cody Ceci, Joe Thornton and much more!
52 minutes | 4 months ago
031: Sens Sign Florida Panthers' Star Winger Evgenii Dadonov; Nick Paul Finally Gets His Due
Sens sign Dadonov Sens re-sign Matt Murray Sens acquire Austin Watson, will wear 16 to honour Brian McGrattan Sens re-sign Nick Paul Arb schedule: October 22-Connor Brown; November 7-Christian Jaros; November 8-Chris Tierney Melnyk says sens will be a cup winner within 4 years As part of COVID measures, looks like Canadian teams will play in the same division next season Melnyk suing Rick Gibbons Stuetzle breaks his hand Sens asking around about Alex Galchynuk Borowiecki signs with Nashville, Turris in Edmonton, Ryan in Detroit
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