Ottawa Senators Win Eastern Conference Final Game 6; Force Game 7

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via Last Word on Hockey, by Austin Urbach It was noted yesterday that the Ottawa Senators needed a special performance tonight to force a Stanley Cup birth deciding game seven. Tonight was just that–special. After going down by one early to the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Cinderella fighters from Canada’s capital fought hard to stave off elimination […] READ MORE


Consistently Inconsistent; Ottawa Senators Week One Takeaways

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via Last Word on Hockey, by Adam D’Agostino 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 […] READ MORE


Ottawa Senators sign Mike Hoffman to Four-Year Deal

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Just days before he was scheduled to go to arbitration, Mike Hoffman and the Ottawa Senators have agreed on a new contract. The deal is for four-years and $20.75 million ($5.1875 million AAV). The 26-year-old led the Senators in goals last season with 29. Hoffman was a restricted free agent, and his arbitration hearing was set […] READ MORE


NHL Salary Arbitration: 24 Players File

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The NHLPA announced that 24 players will file for salary arbitration. For a refresher, salary arbitration is where a contract dispute is settled through the player and team each proposing a salary for the upcoming season at a hearing. The neutral third party (arbitrator) sets the player’s salary for the season after the process. If […] READ MORE


2016 NHL Offer Sheet Targets

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On Friday, the Free Agent Frenzy will begin. Of course NHL free agency isn’t all about the UFAs, as there are a number of quality restricted free agents still unsigned by their clubs. Any team can sign these RFAs to a contract now that free agency has officially begun, but by virtue of being restricted, […] READ MORE


Debunking Myths: The Sophomore Slump And Top NHL Rookie Skaters

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Buyer beware, the fantasy hockey guides read. Mark Stone may have put up 64 points last season, but don’t expect a repeat. The guide could then offer a variety of reasons; it could be an unsustainable shooting percentage that accounts for this statistical downturn. Instead, fantasy guides and analysts alike often offer up two words […] READ MORE


Jason Zucker And The Most Efficient Scoring Bargains

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In today’s NHL, with the Salary Cap in place, teams are looking to find every bargain they can find. Whether it be turning over every rock during free agency, or getting big production from a young player on an entry-level contract, getting more from less is almost a necessity to compete when it matters most. […] READ MORE


Sens’ Mike Hoffman Awarded 1-Year, $2 Million Deal

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The Senators have finally settled a deal with rookie star Mike Hoffman. Breaking News: #NHL arbitrator has awarded #Sens Mike Hoffman a one-year deal at $2.0 million. — Ottawa Senators (@Senators) August 3, 2015 After scoring 27 goals in his first full season, including scoring six goals in a month three times, Hoffman was due […] READ MORE


NHL’s 30 in 30: Ottawa Senators

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After a late-season push to make the playoffs ended in a first round exit, the Ottawa Senators have a bright future full of youth ahead of them. READ MORE


NHL Awards Series: Calder Memorial Trophy

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Last Word On Sports is doing our annual awards nominations and predictions. We’ll be giving you our nominations and predictions for the Selke Trophy, Vezina Trophy, Calder Trophy, Norris Trophy, Jack Adams Trophy, and the Hart Trophy. The Calder Memorial Trophy is named in honour of Frank Calder, the former President of the NHL from its […] READ MORE