As Ottawa Senators captain Brady Tkachuk and the rest of his team prepares for yet another early start to the golf season, it’s fair to ask what their performance this spring might reveal about their start to next season. Their fans are right to look toward the start of the 2022-23 season with trepidation. After
During the past few weeks, the Ottawa Senators compiled some positive results, winning five out of their last eight games. To continue their positive momentum from 2021, they will need their top line to keep their production up, Tim Stützle to continue flourishing in his new second-line centre role, and hopefully, some bounce-back performances from
In today’s NHL rumors rundown, there is an update on talks between the Nashville Predators and Filip Forsberg. Meanwhile, Artemi Panarin was fined $5K for throwing a glove at Brad Marchand, but was he justified in doing so? Finally, the Ottawa Senators are expected to waive goaltender Matt Murray. What’s the play here and who
After Matt Murray of the Ottawa Senators was a healthy scratch in last night’s game, it brought up speculation that the team was done with him and will run with Anton Forsberg and Filip Gustavsson moving forward. Elliotte Friedman suggested that the Senators will be placing Murray on waivers. That now came to pass. Matt
When the Ottawa Senators traded for Matt Murray during the 2020 NHL Entry Draft, it seemed like a great fit. The two-time Stanley Cup champion’s trade value was low, regardless of his prior success in Pittsburgh. Outplayed by Tristan Jarry, he had an off-year or two, but his playoff performances over the years cemented his
It took 213 games, 49 of those playoffs appearances, to make history. It was the 66th playoff series in Penguins history and the 87th game of the 2017 playoffs — some things are just meant to be. Kris Letang hadn’t played since February, they were outshot in more than 70% of games played these playoffs, and
Late in the 2015-16 season, Pittsburgh’s third round (83rd overall selection) of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, got his shot in the NHL when Marc-Andre Fleury fell to a concussion. Murray, a standout performer in the American Hockey League with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton in 2014-15 and the early part of 2015-16, was called up. His record in
Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby joined Mario Lemieux and Bernie Parent as the only other players in NHL history to win the Conn Smythe Trophy in back-to-back years. Crosby deserved it, posting eight goals and 27 points in 24 playoff games. But he wasn’t the only member of the Penguins who played at an MVP level.