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POSTED ON Monday, 16.09.2013 / 1:35 PM
By Chris Lund - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog

One of the final pieces to this Sens offseason was none other than Jared Cowen who has spent his summer in negotiations over a new contract as a restricted free agent. After missing the first couple days of camp, the Cowen piece fell into place as he signed a four-year on Saturday, just hours before the Sens named Jason Spezza captain.

Jared caught up with Sens TV in Saskatoon for an exclusive one-on-one interview.

Take a look...

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POSTED ON Sunday, 15.09.2013 / 11:10 AM
By Chris Lund - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog

The Sens are about to take to skies and head to Winnipeg for tonight's first pre-season game against the Jets. The team had a morning skate at Canadian Tire Centre ahead of the action and, afterwards, Sens head coach Paul MacLean met with the media prior to the team's departure for Manitoba.

Here's what he had to say about tonight's first game of the pre-season...

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POSTED ON Saturday, 14.09.2013 / 4:00 PM
By Chris Lund - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog

With the formal unveiling of Jason Spezza as the new captain of the Ottawa Senators, Senators owner Eugene Melnyk offered his thoughts on the newest Senator to wear the 'C' and the eighth player in team history to have the distinction.

Here's what he had to say...

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POSTED ON Saturday, 14.09.2013 / 3:30 PM
By Chris Lund - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog

The biggest news of the day in the world of Ottawa Senators hockey is, without a doubt, the unveiling of Jason Spezza as the team's newest captain. Spezza becomes the eighth individual player to wear the captain's 'C' in the franchise's history.

Spezza spoke today about the new honour at a press conference to announce his assumption of the team's captaincy.

Here's what he had to say...

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POSTED ON Saturday, 14.09.2013 / 12:50 PM
By Chris Lund - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog

Big news out of Sens camp this morning as it was confirmed that RFA defenceman Jared Cowen has come to terms with the team on a four-year contract to stay in Ottawa. Cowen had been the lone player absent at camp as he awaited the finalization of a new contract.

Sens assistant GM Tim Murray spoke with the media at the Bell Sensplex today after the deal was announced.

Here's what he had to say...

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POSTED ON Saturday, 14.09.2013 / 10:30 AM
By Chris Lund - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog

Despite being the darling of the 2013 playoffs, Jean-Gabriel Pageau is in a battle to make a very deep Sens roster out of training camp. While he turned many heads at the rookie tournament in London one week ago, the 20 year old Ottawa native has yet to nail down a permanent roster spot with the big club.

Pageau spoke on Friday about the fight to make the team's roster, playing centre vs. the wing and more.

Here's what he had to say...

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POSTED ON Saturday, 14.09.2013 / 9:50 AM
By Chris Lund - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog

After a solid rookie campaign in 2013, Mika Zibanejad will be looking to pick up where he left off as a sophomore in the NHL this season. Early impressions in camp are that Mika will slot in as the team's third line centre between Colin Greening and Erik Condra, though he has also taken quite a few turns with Mark Stone, on what has the makings of a line that plays all three zones very well.

Zibanejad offered up his thoughts on how he's progressing camp, playing centre and the Sens systems.

Here's what he had to say...

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POSTED ON Friday, 13.09.2013 / 6:00 PM
By Chris Lund - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog

Bobby Ryan took part in his first scrimmage with the Sens today after finally being united on the ice with his new linemates Jason Spezza and Milan Michalek yesterday. Ryan dazzled some spectators with fancy stickwork and his finishing ability and appears to be settling in to his new surroundings.

He spoke today about how he's settling into his new line and system three days into camp.

Here's what he had to say...

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POSTED ON Friday, 13.09.2013 / 5:30 PM
By Chris Lund - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog

With a third day of training camp and now a second day of on-ice work in the books, Paul MacLean had updates on when the Sens would be unveiling their pre-season game roster, standouts in camp and more.

Here's what he had to say...

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POSTED ON Friday, 13.09.2013 / 4:15 PM
By Chris Lund - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog

There won't be any adjustment period needed for Cory Conacher in Ottawa this time around. After being acquired at the trade deadline this past April, Conacher has played through a handful of regular season and playoff games in a Sens jersey before attending the most recent Sens development camp.

As a guy who appears to be entrenched as one of the incumbents from last season, Conacher will have every opportunity to build upon a very encouraging rookie NHL season.

Conacher spoke today about his efforts to seal his place on the team's second line alongside Turris and MacArthur, as well as his approach to camp and this season as a whole.

Here's what he had to say...

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ATLANTIC DIVISION
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 11 8 2 1 29 29 17
2 TBL 11 7 3 1 38 29 15
3 DET 9 5 2 2 22 19 12
4 OTT 9 5 2 2 26 22 12
5 BOS 12 6 6 0 32 30 12
6 FLA 8 3 2 3 12 17 9
7 TOR 9 4 4 1 25 25 9
8 BUF 11 2 8 1 13 36 5

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. MacArthur 9 5 3 2 8
E. Karlsson 9 3 5 -3 8
A. Chiasson 9 3 3 -4 6
B. Ryan 9 3 3 2 6
K. Turris 9 1 5 2 6
M. Stone 8 2 2 1 4
D. Legwand 9 2 2 2 4
C. Ceci 9 0 4 4 4
C. Neil 9 1 2 3 3
M. Michalek 9 1 2 1 3
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Lehner 3 0 1 .939 2.18
C. Anderson 2 2 1 .934 2.38