OTPP: Barclays Center Ice and Attendance Issues; and More

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Last Word on Sports is proud to present their hockey podcast, On the Power Play with Ben and Dave. Join Ben Kerr and Dave Gove each week as they take a look around the Hockey World focusing on the big issues of the NHL and elsewhere. The boys are back and looking at the news from […] 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


Auston Matthews’ Spectacular Four Goal Debut

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via Last Word on Hockey, by Derek Brown 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’ […] 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


NHL Organizational Prospect Pool Rankings (20-11)

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Welcome to the 2016 edition of “Top Shelf Prospects”.  As we go through the Summer of 2016 I will be featuring a team-by-team look at the top prospects in the NHL. I will follow the order of the first round of the NHL draft (as if there were no trades). You can find all the […] READ MORE


Cody Ceci Signs Two-Year Bridge Deal with Senators

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Ottawa Senators General Manager Pierre Dorion once remarked getting a contract for restricted free agent defenseman Cody Ceci done was the only thing in his way from a restful end to an active summer in the NHL. A few weeks before the team opens training camp, the deal has come to fruition. https://twitter.com/SWhyno/status/768154145207545856 A substantial increase […] READ MORE


TSP: Ottawa Senators Prospects

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Welcome back to Top Shelf Hockey Prospects.  As we go through the Summer of 2016 I will be featuring a team-by-team look at the top prospects in the NHL. I will follow the order of the first round of the NHL draft (as if there were no trades). You can find all the articles here. […] READ MORE


The All-Time Best Ottawa Senators Free Agent Signing

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Welcome to LWOS Hockey’s summer series. After the historic 2016 NHL Free Agency period, it’s a good time to look at the best free agent signing in the history of all 30 NHL franchises. Up next: The all-time best Ottawa Senators free agent signing. Make sure to check out the previous articles in our 2016 summer […] 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