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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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POSTED ON Friday, 13.09.2013 / 12:10 PM
By Chris Lund - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog

Hockey is almost here folks, which means we can expect nice, cool weather, fallen leaves and sweaters to make their timely return into our lives.

With all of that in mind, I can hardly think of a better way to welcome this fine season back into our lives than sending some mail with a brand-spankin’ new Ottawa Senators stamp, which was unveiled today by Canada Post as part of their new NHL collection. Not sure what to mail? Here’s a pro-tip: Write mom a letter sealed with the Sens stamp so she never forgets your favourite hockey team. She’ll remember in December during a shopping trip with you in mind.

More below the jump...

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POSTED ON Friday, 13.09.2013 / 10:15 AM
By Chris Lund - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog

A pleasant surprise for the Sens and their fans amidst 2013's cavalcade of injuries was the growth of Kyle Turris into bonafide top-six centreman in the absence of Jason Spezza. While Turris entered the season as the team's number two down the middle, he was thrown into the spotlight once Spezza went down and had a quality season, developing into a consistent offensive threat while improving his defensive game.

That year in the limelight appears to have given the Sens serious strength down the middle as Turris will now slide back down into the two slot where he will no longer face the NHL's top shutdown lines and pairings on a revamped second line with newcomer Clarke MacArthur.

Turris spoke yesterday about his early chemistry with MacArthur, his development as a player and his personal expectations for the season ahead yesterday.

Here's what he had to say...

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POSTED ON Thursday, 12.09.2013 / 5:00 PM
By Chris Lund - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog

Once the Senators acquired Bobby Ryan on July 5 earlier this summer, it was immediately assumed that he would slot in on the team's top line alongside Jason Spezza and Milan Michalek. Now that training camp is here and they have indeed become the team's top trio, initially at least, we all now wait and see how they come together as a unit.

In what shouldn't come as a surprise, that line was a focal point of discussion today during day two of training camp as fans, media members and coaches got their first chance to see the three players take the ice in Sens unis for the first time.

Here's how today went for the three Sens stars courtesy of Sens TV...

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POSTED ON Thursday, 12.09.2013 / 4:25 PM
By Chris Lund - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog

Having covered the initial thoughts of Bobby Ryan and Clarke MacArthur on their arrivals in Ottawa, that left Joe Corvo as the more familiar new name, given his history with the team many years ago. Corvo joined the Sens on a one-year deal earlier this summer.

Corvo talked today about returning to Ottawa, his impressions of the Sens last season vs. now on the inside, and his off-season prep.

Here's what he had to say...

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POSTED ON Thursday, 12.09.2013 / 3:45 PM
By Chris Lund - OttawaSenators.com / Inside the Senate Blog

Patrick Wiercioch is poised to take a leap into the Sens top four defensive pairings this season, after signing a new three-year contract back in July. What's more, he decided to aid the Sens quest to be the most social NHL team in the league yesterday as he finally caved and joined Twitter where the vast majority of Sens players can be found.

After today's skate and scrimmage Patrick offered up his thoughts on finally getting a Twitter account, the opportunities in front of him this season and the Sens camp 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 23 16 6 1 61 57 33
2 TBL 22 14 6 2 77 60 30
3 DET 21 11 5 5 59 52 27
4 BOS 23 13 9 1 59 57 27
5 TOR 21 11 8 2 67 63 24
6 OTT 21 10 7 4 58 56 24
7 FLA 19 7 6 6 41 51 20
8 BUF 21 6 13 2 36 70 14

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Karlsson 21 6 10 -3 16
C. MacArthur 21 8 7 -2 15
K. Turris 21 4 10 -2 14
B. Ryan 20 5 8 0 13
A. Chiasson 18 6 5 -3 11
M. Hoffman 18 7 3 8 10
M. Stone 20 5 5 3 10
M. Michalek 20 2 5 -1 7
C. Ceci 21 0 7 3 7
M. Zibanejad 20 3 3 -1 6
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Anderson 5 4 3 .932 2.38
R. Lehner 5 3 1 .918 2.73