1. NHL Free Agents 2010: Sergei Gonchar May Make or Break Ottawa Senators GM

    It only took a few minutes after the free-agency period began before the Ottawa Senators made a splash as they signed defenseman Sergei Gonchar to a three year $16.5 million contract...

    Chris Bouthillier Written by Chris Bouthillier about 4 years ago 541 reads 0 comments

  2. NHL Awards: Who Stole the Show in 1990?

    After the grind of a tough regular season and an unbelievable Stanley Cup playoff, the 2010 campaign officially comes to a close with the NHL Awards coming on Thursday night in Las Vegas...

    Chris Bouthillier Written by Chris Bouthillier about 4 years ago 1,201 reads 0 comments

  3. How Zbynek Michalek Fits With the Ottawa Senators

    Coming off of his sixth NHL season, Zbynek Michalek is eligible for unrestricted free agency. While there will certainly be no shortage of suitors, the Czech blueliner may have already made up his mind on where he will play next season...

    Chris Bouthillier Written by Chris Bouthillier about over 4 years ago 805 reads 2 comments

  4. Senators Fans: Be Careful What You Wish For

    Jason Spezza has been one of the best playmakers since the lockout. He's been averaging a point per game throughout his career. His size and speed make him the focal point for the opposition when he's on the ice...

    Chris Bouthillier Written by Chris Bouthillier about over 4 years ago 296 reads 8 comments

  5. Ottawa Senators: Better Days Lie Ahead

    The Ottawa Senators' return to the post-season ended in a six-game loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins last month. While the Sens were showing signs of life towards the end of the series, they were no match for the defending Stanley Cup champions...

    Chris Bouthillier Written by Chris Bouthillier about over 4 years ago 401 reads 0 comments

  6. Down To The Wire: This Week's Top Five NHL Games You Won't Want To Miss

    With less than a week remaining in the NHL regular season, we await four more teams to punch their ticket to the big dance...

    Chris Bouthillier Written by Chris Bouthillier about over 4 years ago 807 reads 0 comments

  7. NHL Second Effort: The Top Five Goal Scorers You've Never Heard Of

    It's highly unlikely that you would be surprised after taking a glance at the NHL goal scoring list. That's where you'll see both Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin leading the charge at 45 and 44 goals apiece...

    Chris Bouthillier Written by Chris Bouthillier about over 4 years ago 1,276 reads 1 comments

  8. Ottawa Senators Watch: Five Forwards to Keep Your Eyes On

    When Daniel Alfredsson was drafted in the sixth round of the 1994 Entry Draft very few people could have expected what the Swedish forward has done for the Ottawa Senators...

    Chris Bouthillier Written by Chris Bouthillier about over 4 years ago 483 reads 4 comments

  9. NHL Trade Rumors: Senators Looking to Bolster Blueline Before the Trade Deadline

    The Ottawa Senators are looking to start up from where they left off as the NHL resumes its schedule following the Olympic break. Their next contest will take place Tuesday night as they take on the New York Rangers at Scotiabank Place...

    Chris Bouthillier Written by Chris Bouthillier about over 4 years ago 2,488 reads 1 comments

  10. Erik Karlsson: Almost Ready to Step into Ottawa's Limelight

    Before defenseman Erik Karlsson even suited up in a Senators uniform, fans in Ottawa were given a sneak peek. It was in the 2009 IIHF U-20 Championship where Karlsson made a name for himself...

    Chris Bouthillier Written by Chris Bouthillier about over 4 years ago 365 reads 4 comments

  11. Are The Ottawa Senators Interested In Joe Corvo?

    Over the few weeks, we have seen three teams post incredible winning streaks. Unfortunately, for the Ottawa Senators, their 11-game surge came to an end last night with a crushing 5-0 defeat at the hands of the Toronto Maple Leafs...

    Chris Bouthillier Written by Chris Bouthillier about over 4 years ago 519 reads 5 comments

  12. Now Or Never: 2009-10 To Be a Turning Point For The Atlanta Thrashers

    It's no surprise that the Atlanta Thrashers' management had to make moves this off-season. The Thrashers have been cellar-dwellers for most of their history, having drafted in the top five the last two seasons and qualiying for the playoffs only once...

    Chris Bouthillier Written by Chris Bouthillier about 5 years ago 181 reads 0 comments

  13. Which Hockey Team Has the Best Chance to Surprise at the 2010 Winter Olympics?

    Everybody loves a nice Cinderella story, right? While nations like Canada, Russia, and Sweden are virtualy able to ice two teams apiece, there are many others who are simply fortunate to be a part of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games...

    Chris Bouthillier Written by Chris Bouthillier about 5 years ago 671 reads 3 comments

  14. EA Sports to Replace Patrick Kane on Cover of NHL 10?

    As reported in numerous news sources across North America, forward Patrick Kane of the Chicago Blackhawks was arrested early Sunday morning for allegedly robbing a cab driver in downtown Buffalo...

    Chris Bouthillier Written by Chris Bouthillier about 5 years ago 2,726 reads 9 comments

  15. Steve Mason Under The Microscope Heading Into The '09-'10 Season

    Last August goaltender Steve Mason was preparing for training camp, anticipating that he would be between the pipes with Syracuse Crunch of the AHL. While that was the scenario when the season started, it sure wasn't the same when it ended...

    Chris Bouthillier Written by Chris Bouthillier about 5 years ago 127 reads 2 comments

  16. Best of the Rest: Top 10 Remaining NHL Free Agents

    Albeit only a month has passed since the beginning of free agency, the lucrative Marian Hossa signing seems like a distant memory. While that may have been one of the most controversial contracts handed out this offseason it sure hasn't been the only one.

    Chris Bouthillier Written by Chris Bouthillier about 5 years ago 1,127 reads 9 comments

  17. Erik Karlsson: A Small Fish in the Ottawa Senators' Big Pond of Defensemen

    Of the eight defensemen under contract by the Ottawa Senators, seven of them suited up in the NHL last season. The other is Erik Karlsson. Karlsson, 19, is arguably the top prospect in the Senators system...

    Chris Bouthillier Written by Chris Bouthillier about 5 years ago 460 reads 1 comments

  18. Fisher, Neil Among Worthy Candidates for Ottawa Senators' Assistant Captaincy

    Over the years the Ottawa Senators have been criticized for a lack of leadership on and off the ice—and with Dany Heatley's trade request there could quite possibly be an opening for a new assistant captain...

    Chris Bouthillier Written by Chris Bouthillier about 5 years ago 605 reads 2 comments

  19. Senators Management Faces Tough Tasks During Off-Season

    The Ottawa Senators have been one of the most publicized teams in the off-season. From the Dany Heatley saga to the surprising signing of sniper Alex Kovalev the Sens have been under the microscope for the last several weeks...

    Chris Bouthillier Written by Chris Bouthillier about 5 years ago 281 reads 2 comments

  20. Stanley Cup Playoffs: Day 24 Predictions

    Game 4 is the most crucial game in a best-of-seven series. Tonight, two teams will attempt to tie their respective series' while the other two will be looking for a stranglehold with a win...

    Chris Bouthillier Written by Chris Bouthillier about over 5 years ago 79 reads 0 comments

  21. Stanley Cup Playoffs: Day 23 Predictions

    After two thrillers from the East we head out West for a pair of games tonight. Detroit and Chicago are each looking to tie their series at two games apiece in Thursday's double-dose of Game 4 action Just for the record, I scored a win last night...

    Chris Bouthillier Written by Chris Bouthillier about over 5 years ago 177 reads 0 comments

  22. Stanley Cup Playoffs: Day 22 Predictions

    Ladies and gentlemen, my skid will end tonight. After going winless for the last three days, I guarantee that I will record at least one victory on Wednesday evening. I'm sure of it...

    Chris Bouthillier Written by Chris Bouthillier about over 5 years ago 196 reads 6 comments

  23. Stanley Cup Playoffs: Day 21 Predictions

    Tuesday evening will feature a pair of showdowns that are tied going into Game Three. Vancouver travels to Chicago while Detroit will face-off with the Ducks in Anaheim. I have gone two days without a victory...

    Chris Bouthillier Written by Chris Bouthillier about over 5 years ago 138 reads 0 comments

  24. Stanley Cup Playoffs: Day 20 Predictions

    In a series full of All Stars, it was Capitals goaltender Simeon Varlamov who stole the show in game one with his incredible save on Sidney Crosby. Tonight, the Penguins will look to steal a game in Washington to head home with a split...

    Chris Bouthillier Written by Chris Bouthillier about over 5 years ago 97 reads 0 comments

  25. Stanley Cup Playoffs: Day 19 Predictions

    Even though I walked away with the split yesterday I'm glad to say that I witnessed two very impressive games. Here's to hoping that Sunday will provide the same level of excitement...

    Chris Bouthillier Written by Chris Bouthillier about over 5 years ago 212 reads 0 comments