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In the view of many Senators fans, it’s hardly shocking that Alex Kovalev remains an unrestricted free agent, without an NHL team. But just in case you’ve forgotten how forgettable his two-year stint with the Senators was, TSN number cruncher Scott Cullen has unearthed some intriguing statistical evidence of Kovalev’s uninspired play last season. According [...]

As for quiet free agent signings, it’s hard to beat the Columbus Blue Jackets pick up of Vaclav Prospal on Saturday. I see it as a decent, low-risk gamble by the Blue Jackets — a reasonable one-year, $1.75 million contract — for a guy who could, conceivably, score 50-60 points if the Blue Jackets power [...]

Randy Cunneyworth is renewing the relationship he forged with Jacques Martin during their Ottawa Senators days together. Cunneyworth, who served as a Senators captain during Martin’s days as head coach of the Senators, has been hired as as assistant with the Montreal Canadiens, working under head coach Martin. The Canadiens also hired Randy Ladouceur as [...]

I like Brooks Laich. I think he’s an excellent player. A valuable player. A guy who really can do a little bit of everything. Even his name has a cool ring to it. And by changing the tire of a Washington Capitals fan on the side of the road following the Capitals playoff exit in [...]

By Allen Panzeri Ottawa fans could soon get a look at Russian left wing Nikita Filatov, who was acquired on Saturday from the Columbus Blue Jackets for a third-round draft pick. The abundantly talented Filatov could arrive on Wednesday for the team’s development camp. was the No. 6 pick overall in 2008 but never delivered [...]