Consistently Inconsistent; Ottawa Senators Week One Takeaways

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We’re now through the first week of the Ottawa Senators’ 2016/2017 season, and so far, the team has shown more cause for worry than flashes of brilliance. “But Adam, they’re 3-1-0 through four games, how can you say that?! While that may be true, they BARELY eked out all of those wins. The divisional match-ups gainst […] READ MORE


Positives in the Ottawa Senators Sloppy, but Successful Start

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Four games into the Ottawa Senators season, and the team is sporting a .750 win percentage, not something that is typical of a fan-base on edge. However, spend any significant amount of time watching the Senators and the worries are clear. This is a team that struggles defensively; that still finds itself in the box too often; […] READ MORE


Detroit Red Wings Home Opener A Success

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For all intents and purposes, the Detroit Red Wings home opener at Joe Louis Arena can be deemed a success. Despite the team’s poor performance in the first two games of their season, the Red Wings managed to squeeze a 5-1 win out of the visiting Ottawa Senators. Red Wings Kick Off Farewell Season At The […] READ MORE


Auston Matthews’ Spectacular Four Goal Debut

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Elvis Costello is quoted as saying that “writing about music is like dancing about architecture.”  This must be how sportswriters across North America feel this evening as they try to properly capture the excitement generated in Auston Matthews’ spectacular four goal debut with the Toronto Maple Leafs.  In the rookies’ opening game against the Ottawa Senators Matthews became […] READ MORE


Auston Matthew’s Debut Was a Smashing Success

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Auston Matthew‘s debut was a success. Unless you were living underneath a rock last night, you probably heard about the 2016 first-overall pick scoring four goals in his Toronto Maple Leafs debut. The barrage of goals began at 11:39 in the first period and ended with three seconds left in the second frame. Not bad for a 19 year-old. In case you […] READ MORE


Auston Matthews Historic First Night; But Ottawa Senators Win

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It was a historic night for 2016 first overall draft pick Auston Matthews. The 19-year-old rookie Toronto Maple Leafs centre became the first player in the modern era to score four goals on his NHL debut. He was the first ever top pick, and the first player since Derek Stepan to score a hat trick in his […] READ MORE


Jared Cowen Grievance Date Set

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Defender Jared Cowen will have his grievance hearing heard on October 19th. Cowen is grieving the Toronto Maple Leafs buy out from last July. Cowen spent the first five years of his NHL career with the Ottawa Senators before being moved at the deadline to the Toronto Maple Leafs in a deal for Dion Phaneuf. Quick […] READ MORE


Senators Clarke MacArthur Suffers Concussion in Scrimmage

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The Ottawa Senators held a team scrimmage on Sunday, but the result was not near what the team was expecting. Veteran forward Clarke MacArthur suffered a huge hit by Patrick Sieloff and went down to the ice, needing help skating off.  It would be later revealed that MacArthur was diagnosed with yet another concussion. Pierre […] READ MORE


Puck Drop Preview: 2016-17 Ottawa Senators

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Welcome to Puck Drop Preview 2016-17, where LastWordOnHockey.com gives you a detailed look at each team from around the NHL leading to the start of this hockey season and offers our insight and analysis. Make sure to stick around until the end of the series, where we’ll offer our full predictions for the standings in each […] READ MORE


Ottawa Senators Rookie Camp Day 2 Recap

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The Ottawa Senators rookie camp kicked off on Day 2 of the 2016 NHL Rookie Tournament in London, Ontario, by edging out the Pittsburgh Penguins rookies 1-0. They went ahead in the first period on a goal from Stephen Harper, attending the tournament on an amateur tryout, and never looked back, with goaltender Chris Driedger completing […] READ MORE