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Borowiecki, Morissette, and Doing the Right Thing

Borowiecki, Morissette, and Doing the Right Thing

Photo by Richard A. Whittaker/Icon Sportswire via The former Senators’ impact will be missed from coast to coast. Justin Morissette fielded a lot of interesting phone calls during his 27 days in Vancouver’s St. Paul’s Hospital. They ranged from friends and family, to prominent media figures, to the Prime Minister of Canada, all of them expressing admiration for a man whom up until recently had only been known as a local broadcaster for Sportsnet 650. “It was a weird time for me,” said the 33 year-old Morissette, “a very surreal stretch of my life, while I was in the...
Silver Seven Oct 20, 2020
Five Potential Reclamation Projects

Five Potential Reclamation Projects

Photo by David Becker/NHLI via With Jayce Haryluk off the board, who can the Sens target? Over the last couple of seasons, I’ve learned to appreciate that an NHL team rebuilding from scratch has some opportunities to experiment with the roster in ways we don’t see from a team with playoff aspirations. While we didn’t have much to get excited about in the short-term while the Senators sold off the core of the 2017 team for future assets, Anthony Duclair provided some immediate intrigue during a couple of seasons that we largely wrote off entertainment-wise. Because of Ottawa’s...
Ottawa Sun Oct 20, 2020

GARRIOCH: The Ottawa Senators and Connor Brown have wide gap to bridge before arbitration

The Ottawa Senators and Connor Brown have a lot of work ahead of them to avoid arbitration. In the briefs exchanged Tuesday morning before the arbitration hearing scheduled for Thursday, Postmedia has learned the Senators have offered a salary of $2.25 million on a one-year deal for 2020-21 while winger Brown’s camp is asking for $4.8 million. Naturally, there’s a lot of work to be done to get a contract...
Silver Seven Oct 20, 2020
FHM Ottawa Senators Historical Challenge, ‘99 Playoffs: Round 1

FHM Ottawa Senators Historical Challenge, ‘99 Playoffs: Round 1

Can the Sens win their first ever playoff series? Franchise Hockey Manager 6 is a text-based hockey management simulation game by Out of the Park Developments. It’s a lot of fun, and I find it super realistic. I recommend checking it out if you’re looking for a good way to kill time while social distancing. In the game, you take over as GM and/or head coach of pretty much any hockey team on the planet, and make roster moves to bring your team a championship. The CPU plays the games for you, but you craft the team. One of the coolest game modes is the Historical Challenges, wherein you...
Ottawa Sun Oct 19, 2020

GARRIOCH: Evgenii Dadonov is ready to make himself at home with the Ottawa Senators

Evgenii Dadonov sees better days ahead for the Ottawa Senators. And, that’s why he decided to accept the club’s offer to sign a three-year, $15 million deal with the Senators as a unrestricted free agent last Thursday. The 31-year-old Dadonov was on a conference call with the Ottawa media from his home in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Monday and he noted before he decided to leave the Panthers to join the...
Ottawa Sun Oct 19, 2020

Rudolfs Balcers joins Senators' prospects playing overseas as J.C. Beaudin agrees to a one-year deal

Not long after putting pen to paper on a new contract with the Ottawa Senators, Rudolfs Balcers resumed his playing career overseas. A restricted free agent who signed a one year, two-way deal with the club Saturday, the 23-year-old Balcers, who suited up for 15 games with the club last season, was loaned to the Stavanger Oilers in the Norweigen league. ...
Silver Seven Oct 19, 2020
More RFAs secured, Ceci’s New Home, The Thornton Effect and More

More RFAs secured, Ceci’s New Home, The Thornton Effect and More

Photo by Richard A. Whittaker/Icon Sportswire via It’s the Monday edition of Links, News, and Notes It’s the start of another week, one where we may see more of a re-vamped Ottawa Senators team coming together. Connor Brown is yet to be signed and Anthony Duclair has yet to find a new home, but Pierre Dorion has still been a busy man implementing Eugene Melnyk’s 112 page plan. As for the rest of the hockey world, most of the big pieces have fallen into place but there remains some odds and ends to work. Here are some links, news, and notes to start off your week: The Sens have...
Ottawa Sun Oct 17, 2020

GARRIOCH: Signings continue as Ottawa Senators agree to a three-year deal with goalie Joey Daccord

Pierre Dorion is on a roll. The Ottawa Senators’ general manager added another name to the list of players he’s signed during the off-season by inking goaltender Joey Daccord to a three-year deal Saturday morning. The contract will be a two-way deal in the first two years that will pay Daccord, 24, $700,000 in the NHL and $125,000 if he’s with the club’s AHL affiliate in Belleville. The third year is...
Silver Seven Oct 17, 2020
Weekly Question: The Next Most Valuable Senator

Weekly Question: The Next Most Valuable Senator

Photo by Brandon Magnus/NHLI via Which Senator will put the contery on there back? I’m not sure if anyone around here has mentioned this lately but—uhh—the Senators haven’t played a hockey game in seven months and won’t play another one for at least two more. So, I think, to an extent we can all forgive each other for getting a little overzealous about the draft, free agency, and any trades made along the way. It’s far easier to keep all of the housekeeping in perspective when balanced out with actual games. We live in a strange time, though, and everyone copes in their own...
Silver Seven Oct 17, 2020
Daccord Signs Three-Year Extension With Ottawa

Daccord Signs Three-Year Extension With Ottawa

Photo by Frank Jansky/Icon Sportswire via The deal includes a one-way contract in the final year. The Ottawa Senators have locked up their top goaltending prospect, signing Joey Daccord to a three-year extension. News Release: The #Sens have signed goaltender Joey Daccord to a three-year (two seasons two-way, one season one-way) contract: https://t.co/9M6I1oCd0t pic.twitter.com/3dZiiQqspF— Ottawa Senators (@Senators) October 17, 2020 The year-to-year NHL/AHL salary breakdown is $700K/175K in year one, $750K/$300K in year two, and the third year is a one-way deal worth $800K....
Ottawa Sun Oct 16, 2020

SNAPSHOTS: Senators GM Pierre Dorion knocks another RFA off his list by signing Rudolfs Balcers

There is no rest for the weary. A day after signing unrestricted free agent winger Evgenii Dadonov to a three-year, $15 million deal, the Ottawa Senators’ general manager was back at his desk with more work to get done to prepare for whenever the 2020-21 campaign does get under way. Just for good measure, Pierre Dorion struck another name off the club’s group of restricted free agents when he signed...
Ottawa Sun Oct 16, 2020

GARRIOCH: San Jose coach Bob Boughner says Evgenii Dadonov will be a great addition for Senators

Bob Boughner has seen the impact Evgeni Dadonov can make first hand. In his first year behind the bench with the Florida Panthers in 2017-18, Boughner wasn’t sure what to expect when the newly-signed Ottawa Senators winger arrived at training camp, but he was a pleasant surprise. After being let go by the Panthers after two seasons, Boughner has now moved into the role as the full-time head coach of the San...
Silver Seven Oct 16, 2020
Sens Sign Balcers to One-Year Extension

Sens Sign Balcers to One-Year Extension

Photo by Steven Kingsman/Icon Sportswire via It’s a prove-it deal coming off of an injury-shortened season. The Ottawa Senators have locked up another RFA, extending forward Rudolfs Balcers for another season. News Release: The #Sens have signed forward Rudolfs Balcers to a one-year, two-way contract: https://t.co/dWr5SZNSZD pic.twitter.com/RcC9jhdiQ2— Ottawa Senators (@Senators) October 16, 2020 The one-year, two-way extension is worth $753K in the NHL, and $70K in the AHL. In a statement issued by the team, GM Pierre Dorion said of Balcers: “Despite a discouraging injury...
Silver Seven Oct 16, 2020
Five Thoughts for Friday: Free Agency, Trades & More Jersey Leaks?

Five Thoughts for Friday: Free Agency, Trades & More Jersey Leaks?

Photo by Harry How/ Another busy week in Sens land was met with news on contract extensions, trades and yet another jersey related leak... or so some think. After months that felt like years, we’re off the carousel. The games of will-they-won’t-they regarding a historic draft have finally been completed. Last Friday, we entered the next stage of the offseason, free agency. While the Senators were busy, it wasn’t quite in the way some may have expected. Instead of initially focusing efforts on unrestricted free agents, Pierre Dorion set his sights on the trade market, bringing in...
Ken Warren / Ottawa Sun Oct 15, 2020

After paying his dues, Nick Paul is reaping the rewards

In some respects, Nick Paul says time has flown by in a hurry since he was traded to the Ottawa Senators in a package deal for Jason Spezza on Canada Day in 2014. In other ways, well, it has been a long, arduous journey en route to finally receiving the first guaranteed NHL contract of his career on Wednesday. Consider that when Paul played his first game in a Senators uniform, an exhibition tilt in St....

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