One of the challenges your Ottawa Senators will have this season is that they are not functioning in a static environment. In other words, it’s not just about them, their team, and whether some of their promising prospects are ready for the big time. It’s about finding a place in a bustling Eastern Conference that figures to be a lot stronger than last season, with gains expected from several franchises, including the one Ottawa fans love to hate.

St. John’s has been awash with former Senators for the last three days. Laurie Boschman, Shaun Van Allen, and Patrick Lalime were here for a couple of days signing autographs and running clinics. Rob Zamuner was here helping out on behalf of the National Hockey League Players’ Association, for which he now works as a [...]

With the Binghamton Senators set to begin camp this morning in Ottawa, the Senators will cut the roster to between 25 and 27 players with a “legitimate shot to make the team,” said coach Paul MacLean. Those who figure to be sent down include goalies Mike McKenna, Brian Stewart, and Robin Lehner; defencemen Tim Conboy, [...]