Sens Nation - Your Ottawa Senators Podcast

Sens Nation - Your Ottawa Senators Podcast

Weekly Ottawa Senators talk with former TSN Radio hosts Steve Warne and Gregg Kennedy. They're all over the latest Senators' news with knowledgeable and honest analysis. Listen for interviews and features about the club's past, present and future. Their website is sensnationhockey.com

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September 25, 2021 50 min

Today we discuss Pierre Dorion's fairly bold claim that the rebuild is over. If "the rebuild is over" and you start to think about every player and prospect in their prime - do the Senators now have what it takes to someday win a Stanley Cup? Who will (vs who should) replace Brady Tkachuk on the top line? Is Nick Paul the right choice? Chris Tierney starts as the number two centre and Shane Pinto has earned nothing yet....

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With main camp starting this week, Matthew Tkachuk says his brother Brady isn't close to a deal with the Sens right now. The Sens DO sign Logan Brown over the weekend. And long time Ottawa Senator Zack Smith calls it a career.

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Arguing about Brady Tkachuk's arrival and what kind of contract he'll sign has become Ottawa's favourite pastime. GM Pierre Dorion all signed up for the next 4 seasons.  Sens rookie camp is underway and Gregg still really really really dislikes talking about Logan Brown

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The Sens re-sign Drake Batherson and Filip Gustavsson and we break it all down. Brady Tkachuk remains unsigned and reportedly getting frustrated over the lack of legitimate offer. Is Tomas Hertl a trade target for the Senators? Is it a good idea to give up the kind of young or future assets the Sharks would want? Mark Stone gets married with Brady in his wedding party.

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Does the Andrei Svechnikov (8 x $7.7M) signing now set the bar for Tkachuk?
  • how do they compare as players?
  • how do they compare in their circumstances?
  • DJ Smith confirms it's time to name a captain

    Shane Pinto and Colin White will battle for second line centre.

    Former Senator Derick Brassard signs with the Flyers, his 9th NHL team. Our DunrobinDistilleries.com hockey trivia question: Name the only 8 NHL players in history wh...
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    Former Ottawa Senators and Ottawa 67's defenceman Brendan Bell joins us this week, discussing all the latest Sens issues. What they've done this summer, what they still need to do this summer and whether they're truly on the right path to unparalleled success. Our DunrobinDistilleries.com player profile this week is on newcomer Nick Holden.  And Brendan, who's now a minor hockey coach and gym owner, chimes in on par...

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  • All Sens conversations lead to Brady Tkachuk's lack of a contract. What is the holdup?
  • Victor Mete Re-signs, getting a 1 year deal worth $1.2 million.
  • The Sens new schedule is out and no one is missing playing the same six teams all season.
  • Minor Hockey Tryouts start this week and we have some thoughts about it, mostly from a coaching perspective.
  • In our DunrobinDistilleries.com Player Profile, we remember NHL goaltending great Ton...
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    The Sens don't jump in much on the NHL free agent frenzy but they do make plenty of news. Evgenii Dadonov is traded to Vegas for Nick Holden and a third rounder. the Sens sign D Michael Del Zotto and they re-sign D.J. Smith to a two year extension. Note that most of this episode was also made available this week on our affiliate podcast The SWP.

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    The Sens Go Off Script At The NHL Draft, drafting every player earlier than others thought they should. More on 10th overall pick Tyler Boucher in our player profile. Why would the Habs invite the controversy of drafting Logan Mailloux? If you're a team with cap room, why wouldn't you fire off an offer sheet to Brady Tkachuk? You never know...

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    This week, it's all about the Seattle Expansion Draft: Which Sens are Exposed? Which are Protected. Somehow, Carey Price is Available to Seattle? If the Kraken don't choose Price, a side deal must have been made on the sly. Who else is available round the league. Things sure are better for today's expansion teams than they were for Ottawa. Should the Sens Go After Ryan Strome of give that a hard no?

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    Our thoughts on Pierre McGuire's hiring

    Final show before NHL expansion draft July 21, resetting our final Sens protected list.

    Should/will the Sens be in on Zach Hyman? DJ Smith loves ex-Leafs.

    Chris Wideman unveils more info on how the Sens may have handled the Uber Incident.

    Nick Paul changes jersey number 13 > 21

    Tampa wins the cup and Kucherov says and does anything he feels like.

    Habs bringing back their coaches...

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    It's show number 75!!

    What hall of fame, human highlight reel did DJ Smith just compare Tim Stutzle to?

    DJ also says his 17 year old son was threatened on social media this year. Why do some people on social media have to suck so much?

    Josh Norris is voted the 4th in Calder Trophy voting and named this week to the NHL All Rookie Team.

    The 67's are in the market for a new coach. Is Andre Tourigny ready for the show?

    A few wo...

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    We're joined by Graeme Nicholls from Rome in a Day. We discuss the Cup Final, the key to Habs success and how might have the Sens done in these playoffs? We discuss Ottawa's centre ice position. Is there a true number one in the bunch? Why has Tim Stutzle been written out of the centre ice script? Does Logan Brown have any chance?

    We discuss why Chris Phillips walked away from the Sens Foundation. We get into the expansion ...

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    The big RFAs: Simmer projects Tkachuk at 6.5, Batherson at 4.5

    Sens sign goalie Leevi Meriläinen

    Bruce Garrioch keeps bringing up Nazem Kadri's name as a possible target.

    Jack Capua"NO"

    Player profile: Filip Gustavsson

    Vegas-Montreal is getting wild. Islanders-Tampa

    Spezza signs for nothing again in Toronto

    Sens birthdays this week

    The two stint Senators: Which Ottawa Senators left the club and then came back?

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    Dunrobin Distilleries Player Profile: Drake Batherson

    Who do we think the Sens might the Sens pick at 10?

    Does Montreal even have a chance?

    Should Vegas not have to lose a player in the expansion draft?   Islanders win opener, 2-1 over Tampa.   Stone or Pageau....who will provide Sens fans with more long term regret through their careers?   Minnesota Wild sign Ray Shero as a Senior advisor to the GM. Shouldn't the Sens invest ...
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    Canada wins the World with Brown, Paul and JBD winning gold. Sens stay at 10 in draft lottery. What will the Sens do at 10? Use it, trade it, make a deal to move up or down? No Calder love for Norris or Stutzle.  There appear to be no job openings next season.  Today on Hindsight Theatre: JG Pageau - Islanders points leader with 10pts in 10 games. If you could undo that deal today, would you? Our DUNROBIN DISTILLERIES player of the...

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    NHL draft lottery is Wednesday. The Senators will have the 10th best odds with a 4.5% chance of landing the No. 1 spot and a 9.3% opportunity to finish at No. 2. Carp forward Mason McTavish of the Peterborough Petes ranked at No. 2 and Barrie Colts blueliner Brandt Clarke of Ottawa sitting at No. 6.

    Who was Ottawa's MVP this season?

    If the Sens DO go out to get a centre, who would the targets be?

    Connor Brown leads world hockey...

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    Steve called it. Sens did NOT finish in last!!  Finished 23rd overall.

    The Melnyk interview:

  • Sens need a centre and a defensive defenceman
  • Melnyk seems to love DJ Smith

  • He's using the captaincy as leverage in the Brady Tkachuk talks

  • No tolerance for a Bad dressing room?

  • Suggesting he'll build the arena in Gatineau?

  • Another non-Ottawa media appearance

  • Chabot is Ottawa's King Clancy nominee. Does that affect who you ...

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    Dissecting Dorion returns as we analyze the Senator GM's commentary in his season-ending press conference. 

    He began with a general statement about the season that was. "We definitely met or exceeded expectations."    Actual news: Artyum Zub re-signs. A 2 year deal worth $5 million, carrying an annual cap hit of $2.5 million.    Marcus Hogberg is DONE as an Ottawa Senator   Full goalie analysis.   Description of Tim St...
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    Wait, the Sens didn't win a single a back to back scenario all season?   Would anyone give Brady Tkachuk an offer sheet? Who will Tkachuk's assistant captains?   Injury to Thomas Chabot vs Winnipeg has a silver lining. It finally opens things up for JBD and Brannstrom.   Nick Paul is up for the Masterton award.   Jack Capuano to coach Team USA worlds. Is DJ Smith going to get an extension this summer?   What's your m...
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