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6 Penguins Draft Picks That Didn’t Work Out in Pittsburgh

Every team has them. Players they took in a draft but went on to have success in other cities. Maybe the original team didn’t think the player was good enough, or they figured they could get a better return in a trade. Or maybe, they just let the rookie contract run out, and another team swooped in. Either way, these players are castoffs who went on to have stellar NHL careers with other teams.
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Habs' Richardson pays tribute to late daughter after first NHL win

MONTREAL — Luke Richardson's daughter is never far from his thoughts — or his heart. The Montreal Canadiens assistant wears a pin on his lapel in Daron's memory every time he steps behind the bench after the family lost her to suicide in 2010 at age 14. And despite the...
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Laviolette gets no love in Coach of the Year voting

On Thursday, Carolina Hurricanes head coach Rod Brind'Amour was named the winner of the Jack Adams Award for NHL coach of the year. This was not a surprise and the vote tally showed Brind'Amour had won in a landslide. The other two finalists were also not a major surprise. Dean Evason of the Minnesota Wild came in second while Joel Quenneville of the Florida Panthers came in third.
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What lessons the Sens can learn from the semifinalists

Feb 18, 2019; Chicago, IL, USA; Ottawa Senators right wing Mark Stone (61) celebrates with left wing Brady Tkachuk (7) after scoring against the Chicago Blackhawks during the first period at United Center. Mandatory Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports. Since making a trip to the semifinals in 2017, the Sens...
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2021 NHL Expansion Draft Preview: North Division

The 2020-21 NHL campaign concludes in less than a month, and one of the strangest off-seasons in league history will follow. The flat salary cap of $81.5 million will continue to make teams and free agents behave differently than in the years before the COVID-19 pandemic torched revenues, with pay cuts and short-term deals likely to remain frequent. And, as an enormous extra wrinkle this time, we get the 2021 expansion draft, starring the Seattle Kraken. By now, GM Ron Francis is deep into his roster planning and negotiating side deals with other teams, while 30 NHL franchises – with Vegas Golden Knights sitting out – begin to sweat over their protection schemes.

Examining the 2021 UFA Goalie Market: Three Goalies Coming Off Superb 2020-21 Seasons...But With Sustainability Concer

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: goalies are voodoo. These days, very few goalies strike fear into shooters’ hearts on a consistent basis. Ultra-elite superstars like Andrei Vasilevskiy and Connor Hellebuyck are among those who do. But it’s more common to see some level of volatility among the league’s top netminders year-over-year. Marc-Andre Fleury took Vegas to the Stanley Cup final in its first year, lost the crease to Robin Lehner last season, and then took it back and may have won a Vezina in the process this year. In recent memory, rookies Jordan Binnington and Matt Murray (twice) have propelled their teams to Cups. And both subsequently floundered.

NHL Rumors: Arizona Coyotes, Ottawa Senators and the Buffalo Sabres

@RussianMachine: Dmitrij Jaskin will reportedly be signing a two-year, 3.6 million contract with the Coyotes. Jaskin was the KHL’s MVP and leading scorer this past season. Craig Morgan: Jaskin’s agent Allain Roy said that the report is no true. A deal is not signed but the Coyotes are a top option.

Maple Leafs Have Unfinished Business With Nick Foligno

When the Toronto Maple Leafs traded for Nick Foligno, he had his sights set on greatness. It truly looked like the Leafs were geared up to finally break that ever so prevalent first-round curse that’s been chomping at their ankles since 2016-17. Auston Matthews had just won the Maurice “Rocket” Richard Trophy by a whopping eight goals above the runner-up. Matthews and Mitch Marner both finished top five in league scoring. Jack Campbell was posting elite numbers between the pipes. And they finally had a lineup that, seemingly, didn’t have any glaring holes to fill.

Canadian Tire Centre opens vaccination site Monday

You can take your own shot at the Canadian Tire Centre starting Monday. The Ottawa Senators confirmed Friday that the empty building would be used as a COVID-19 mass vaccination site with Ottawa Public Health ramping up availabilities across the region. The building was one of five new sites that...

Weekly Question: Achilles’ Heel

You could argue that even within the 2021 mini-season, the Ottawa Senators played two even smaller seasons. In the first half, their respectable shot metrics belied their record due to unsustainably bad goaltending. And in the latter half, they probably played slightly above their mediocre on-ice results and won thanks to some inflated percentages. For these reasons and more, we’ll have a difficult time projecting how well this team will perform next fall and beyond.

Boston Bruins: Defensive Help Through a Trade is Possible

Mar 7, 2021; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; Calgary Flames defenseman Noah Hanifin (55) skates against the Ottawa Senators during the second period at Scotiabank Saddledome. Mandatory Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports. One of the Achilles heels for the Boston Bruins in the Stanley Cup playoffs this season was the lack of...
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Ottawa Senators: Marcus Hogberg Signs in the SHL

The longest-tenured goaltender in the Senators organization has moved on. With all signs pointing to Marcus Hogberg leaving the team, hearing today that he signed a four-year deal with his former team Linköping HC of the Swedish Hockey League. After finally breaking out as an NHL goaltender during the 2019-20...