Ottawa Senators 2009-10 Season Preview

Last season was an unmitigated disaster in Ottawa and that disaster extended all the way through the summer in the form of the Dany Heatley trade demand.  After beginning the 2008/09 season with Craig Hartsburg behind the bench and a lot of optimism, the Senators faltered early and did not take well to Hartsburg’s tough-love […]

Posted by Richard Pollock in Columns,Ottawa Senators,Season Previews on September 22, 2009

Analyzing the Dany Heatley Deal

Now that Dany Heatley has finally been traded to San Jose, let’s take a second to analyze a trade that seemingly took all summer to complete. First off, it was clear last week and is now that the Sharks’ trade of Christian Ehrhoff was made to create cap space for a future deal.  Rumor had […]

Posted by Richard Pollock in Columns,Editorials,Ottawa Senators,San Jose Sharks on September 12, 2009

Heatley Talks

Heatley explains the reasons for his trade demand, but are they believeable?

Posted by Richard Pollock in Ottawa Senators on August 21, 2009

Oilers withdraw Heatley trade offer

From Allen Panzeri of the Ottawa Citizen: The Edmonton Oilers are pulling out of the Dany Heatley sweepstakes. General manager Steve Tambellini was expected make that announcement in a conference call with journalists later Friday. Heatley, the disgruntled Ottawa Senators forward, twice refused to waive his no-trade clause to complete a trade that would have […]

Posted by Richard Pollock in Edmonton Oilers,Ottawa Senators on July 31, 2009

On the Beat: Antropov signs in Atlanta, Recchi returns to Boston and reaction to Team Canada

What team beat writers are saying this afternoon: NHL The Thrashers have signed Nikolai Antropov to a 4 year, $16 million contract.  As well, the team also re-signed Chris Thorburn.  A lot of cash to be throwing at Antropov but really not out of line with the ridiculous spending we’ve already seen the past day […]

Posted by Richard Pollock in 2010 Olympics,Atlanta Thrashers,Boston Bruins,Calgary Flames,Colorado Avalanche,Edmonton Oilers,Minnesota Wild,On the Beat,Ottawa Senators,Tampa Bay Lightning,Washington Capitals on July 2, 2009

Heatley Wants Out

TSN is reporting that Ottawa Senator Dany Heatley has informed the team that he no longer wants to play in the nation’s capital. Heatley signed a long term deal in the fall of 2007, which may make it somewhat difficult to sign the left-winger due to his $7.5 million dollar cap hit. Obviously, this is […]

Posted by Kyle Kosior in General NHL,Ottawa Senators on June 9, 2009