An Erik Karlsson trade seemed almost inevitable ahead of the Monday trade deadline, but GM Pierre Dorion didn’t pull the trigger. The Tampa Bay lightning sent Libor Hajek, Brett Howden, Vladislav Namestnikov, a conditional 2nd round pick, and Tampa’s 1st round pick to the New York Rangers for Rangers captain Ryan McDonagh and F J T.Miller. Assuming this was similar to the offer for Erik Karlsson, you can see why a deal with never made. The asking price seemed to be significantly high, even for Erik Karlsson. The two-time Norris Trophy winner and Ottawa Senators captain will remain an Ottawa Senator…for now.   Where itRead More →

On pace for their worst season since the 1996-1997 season (excluding the half season played after the 2012-2013 lockout), the Sens need a face lift. Twelve games into the season with a 5-2-5 record, they had 15 out of a possible 24 points which was above .500, the team looked a little shaky but they showed a lot of promise. Derick Brassard and Mark Stone looked like one of the best duo in the NHL. Stone was looking like the All Star he is and Kyle Turris was still in a Sens jersey. With 5 OT loses it was just a matter of tweaking aRead More →

At this point of the season, the playoff picture is all but clear. Some teams aren’t going anywhere but some teams. have all but cemented their spots and other teams won’t go down without a fight. The teams that are in a position to lose their seat and the teams still clawing away to make the playoffs, all need a little tweaking if they want to get/stay there. New York Rangers 6th in the Metropolitan division, one point behind the Islanders who hold the second wild card spot, but the Rangers still have one game at hand . Second last in the NHL for SA/GPRead More →

Two points out of a playoff spot with two games at hand, you could be confident that the Calgary Flames will land a spot in the 2017-2018 NHL playoffs. How deep will they go? That’s a different story. After being swept in the 1st round of the playoffs last season, Calgary has made enough changes to avoid being eliminated in the 1st round again. With the strong play of newly acquired Mike Smith, surprising rookie Mark Jankowski and highly sawed out defenseman Travis Hamonic the Flames have added stability between the pipes, gritty, producing forward and hockey sense on the blue line so what elseRead More →