Category: Ottawa Senators

Ottawa Senators: Erik Karlsson benched against the Florida Panthers

Ottawa Senators defenceman Erik Karlsson. Image Courtesy of Wikipedia Commons.

Just as Ottawa Senators defenceman Erik Karlsson began to look like he was back to perfect form after last season’s Achilles injury, the Swedish star was benched by head coach Paul MacLean today. Karlsson was glued to the pine for…

Ottawa Senators: Erik Karlsson is back to being the best just in time for a Subban visit

Erik Karlsson blasting a shot from the point. Image Courtesy of Flickr. Photograph by Clyde.

After the 2011-12 NHL season, Erik Karlsson had emerged as the league’s premiere offensive defenceman. In only his second season in the league, the entertaining Swede tallied 78 points in 81 games, outscoring many prominent forwards. Karlsson was crowned Norris…

What happened to the Battle of Ontario? Plus, comparing Karlsson/Bolland injuries

Ottawa Senators defenceman Erik Karlsson. Image Courtesy of Wikipedia Commons.

I guess when two franchises suffer, the rivalry between them does as well. The Toronto Maple Leafs and Ottawa Senators used to be enemies. Games between Ontario’s two National Hockey League teams once teemed with animosity and hate. They called…

Ottawa Senators: Goaltender Craig Anderson leaves game on a stretcher

Craig Anderson, Ottawa Senators.

The struggling (4-6-4) Ottawa Senators suffered a serious blow today when goaltender Craig Anderson was forced out of a game against the Dallas Stars. Anderson has a history of injury – he missed 18 games in 2012-13 with a high…

It’s early, but the Ottawa Senators are in danger of missing the 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs

Senators defenceman Erik Karlsson. Image courtesy of Wikipedia Commons.

The Ottawa Senators have given up 50 or more shots in three games this season. If you’re wondering why they aren’t winning often, that stat begins to crack the surface of what’s wrong with head coach Paul MacLean’s club through…

Sens unable to recover from Erik Karlsson’s giveaway

Senators defenceman Erik Karlsson. Image courtesy of Wikipedia Commons.

Where there is good there will always be a little bit of bad, and with very talented offensive defencemen, the bad usually leads to preventable goals against. Karlsson, often the positive influence on a Sens win, was the Goat tonight.…

The evolution of Ryan Getzlaf’s hairline & the 5 best bald NHLers

Ryan Getzlaf, Anaheim Ducks

As a fellow baldy, I can relate to Ryan Getzlaf on one thing. The Ducks’ centre, all-star, and captain is losing his hair in his twenties. I know the feeling. But it’s not all bad, being bald. Actually, you get…

Today’s 5: Clark & Clarkson, Alfie & Ottawa, Ovechkin, Iginla, & classy Martin Brodeur.

Devils legend Martin Brodeur. Image courtesy of Wikipedia Commons.

1. David Clarkson returns to Leafs lineup Friday against the Columbus Blue Jackets. The Toronto Maple Leafs signed unrestricted free agent David Clarkson last July to improve forward depth and bolster team toughness. He’s a Toronto boy. Clarkson grew up…

Vanity Fair names 10 best dressed NHL players

Hockey is a rough and rugged game played by modern day gladiators who display incredible skill and intense aggression……and……..style? Vanity Fair, not known for hockey related featured content, published a list of the ten best dressed players in the NHL…