On the eve of training camp, Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk has issued a reminder about the difficulties of operating an NHL franchise in Canada’s capital. 381 more words
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Every day, it seems, another pre-season magazine or online publication appears with the Ottawa Senators destined to be in the NHL basement – or near it. 632 more words
NHL training camps are just around the corner, which means hockey fans should brace themselves for cliché season.
Get ready for players to “elevate their games,” bring a high degree of “physicality,” along with all other aspects of “compete level.” And if players aren’t playing a “200-foot game,” well, they’re going to hear from the coach. 682 more words
OK, let’s get the prerequisite hold-your-horses stuff out of the way:
1. This moment came on Sept. 15.
2. … Which means it didn’t even take place during a preseason contest, but instead a prospects game, so the level of competition is obviously much lower than what Teuvo Teravainen would face even against opponents that might be in “tank mode” in 2014-15. 93 more words
The funny thing about contract negotiations is that they’re often contentious … until they’re not. At least, that’s what often happens when teams and players do a good job of keeping whatever’s personal private and play it safe with “all-business” public comments. 558 more words