Dennis Vial laughs easily, fondly remembering his days as one of the NHL’s toughest players. He’s proud of scratching and clawing — but mostly fighting — his way through hockey’s minor leagues to enjoy a 242-game NHL career, the bulk of that spent with the Ottawa Senators from 1993-98. He had some glory moments, including [...]

Mika Zibanejad is going to need a little help from his teammates during the current three-game homestand to stick around Ottawa this season. As the Senators continue to contemplate the pros and cons to keeping the 18-year-old Swede here beyond a nine-game trial, coach Paul MacLean says “wins and losses is the number one way” to help make that decision.