Author Archive | Ken Warren

Mika Zibanejad was alone with his thoughts Thursday afternoon at Joe Louis Arena. One by one, his teammates came off the ice following practice, leaving the 18-year-old poster child for the new-look, rebuilding Ottawa Senators to scoop up the pucks and ponder his surroundings leading up to the official beginning of his NHL career Friday night.

In a pre-rookie camp conversation on the Team 1200-AM Tuesday, Senators general manager Bryan Murray suggested that there are “three or four serious candidates” from the rookie camp who could still be in the mix to make the team after the main training camp. Off the top of my head, I would guess those candidates [...]

One look at the Ottawa Senators blueline suggests that GM Bryan Murray will have a problem if he wants both Jared Cowen and David Rundblad to make the opening day roster. Unless, of course, Murray can ship a veteran defenceman to an island — er, the Islanders. Chris Botta of Point Blank, a blog on [...]

Ottawa Senators GM Bryan Murray has never been amused with the influx of new technology in and around the dressing room and on team trips and he had some intriguing comments in a recent interview with Adrian Dater of Sports Illustrated. Murray told Dater that rather than engaging in post-game conversation with teammates, players often [...]

I’m not sure how well Chris Kelly and Evander Kane know each other, but both displayed some unselfish behaviour on Tuesday — albeit in different ways. Kelly, the former Senator turned Stanley Cup winner with the Boston Bruins, took the trophy to CHEO with little fanfare, allowing sick children an opportunity to enjoy the Cup [...]

Kaspars Daugavins may amount to little more than a funny-sounding name in Ottawa, but rest assured, the Binghamton Senators are overjoyed by the fact he has signed a two-year extension with the organization. It had earlier appeared that he was going back home to Europe to play, perhaps at home in Latvia. Daugavins has been [...]