The Sens Nation Podcast
May 19, 2020 52 min
012: Praise Alfie! It's the Anniversary of Ottawa's Only Conference Title!
According to the Hockey News, if you re-drafted the 2018 draft, Brady Tkachuk's draft ranking would be the same. Agree or disagree? Alfie scores in overtime! Today's the anniversary of the Sens' only Conference title. It also the 40th anniversary this week of Islanders' first Cup and the 25th anniversary of the final games ever played at Le Colisee and Boston Garden. 8 year UFA contracts are, more often than not, a bad idea. Mark Stone was one of the few players to become better skaters while in the NHL. Most don't. To prepare for the draft, Pierre Dorion begins player interviews with top prospects via Zoom. What's missing from the process when you don't speak in person? One NHL player wonders, if they do resume play during COVID, "What if someone gets sick and dies?" TSN rolls out another "All-Time" team. This time it's Team Canada. Eric Lindros, you're not invited. We show our insanely wide range of TV knowledge from yesterday to today, going from Emergency! to Homeland.
May 12, 2020 41 min
011: Sens All-Time Team, Will Abramov Rediscover His Junior Scoring Touch? Two of the Biggest Goals in Hockey History
Episode #11. Alfie is the best #11 of all time but can you name one of the 3 other players who wore 11 for the Sens? The Sens all-time team: Steve wasn't a fan of the selection criteria that was used. Vitaly Abramov will need to take a step forward this season. We're hoping he's not Corey Locke 2.0. Artyom Zub is seen by the Hockey News as a Russian Olympic candidate, even if the NHL return there. The 1987 Canada Cup final was televised on the weekend. We discuss that amazing tournament. Gregg was in the building that night and describes it. And why something was lost when it became the World Cup. Plus the 50th anniversary of the Cup-winning goal by Bobby Orr, who's as great a guy as he was a player. That goal is often called the greatest NHL goal ever scored. Is it really? Ontario letting its pro teams start training in small groups at club facilities, including the Sens. We'll discuss the latest we're hearing on the NHL draft and a return to play.
May 04, 2020 50 min
010: Why the Sens Draft Outlook is Now Looking Even Better; What are the Greatest Games in Sens History? Artyom Zub Officially Signs with the Sens
After weeks of speculation, Atryom Zub has officially signed on with the Ottawa Senators. What will Ottawa's blue line look like next season? This week was the 3 year anniversary of JG Pageau's 4 goal game. We submit our top 5 most memorable Sens games. Do current Senator players even care about the NHL draft? The latest on the draft: According to a new NHL memo, the league may go with a system that will see the Sens picking no worse than 3rd and 4th. We chime in on the results of a recent Ottawa Senators fan poll from The Athletic. Sens alumni birthdays this week and, here in our 10th episode, how many Senators who wore number 10 can you name?
Apr 26, 2020 44 min
009: Getting to Know Anthony Duclair; Craig Anderson Sad He's Not Part of the Sens' Bright Future
Getting to Know Anthony Duclair Craig Anderson Sad He's Not Part of the Sens' Bright Future. We get into some trivia during this week in Sens history. As in, what former Senator holds the record, playing for 12 NHL teams in his career? Mika Zibanejad and Marty Havlat both celebrated birthdays this week. With Toronto getting a pro team, what does this mean for the immediate future of women's hockey, and will Toronto soon get a professional men's team? Hey-ohhhhh! We'll be here all week. Try the veal.
Apr 18, 2020 45 min
008: Pierre Dorion's State of The Nation, Dissecting Dorion, Two Good Prospects Sign, While Two Elite Ones Return to School
Pierre Dorion addressed the media this week so we dissect what he had to say on various Senators issues in "Dissecting Dorion." Two good Senators Prospects Sign, while two elite ones return to school. Gregg coached Kevin Mandolese at U-17 camp a few years ago and gives us a sense of what Mandy is all about. Spoiler: Mandy came and he gave without taking. Artyom Zub isn't a done deal, not yet. We also discuss how every player develops differently and needs to be handled and coached differently. Eugene Melnyk comes through again this week with COVID-19 aid.
Apr 10, 2020 49 min
007: We Interview Shaun Van Allen on the 20th Anniversary of the Battle of Ontario, Mark Kastelic Signs, Our Lottery Simulator Sucks
Coming up this week… Sunday April 12th is the 20th anniversary of the start of the Battle of Ontario. Shaun Van Allen played in that series for Ottawa and will join us to talk about it. As we record this, today should have been the day of the draft lottery…so we bought a new draft lottery simulator which I now plan to burn. You’ll find out why. It couldn't have gone worse. In our top 5 today…we examine the Senators top 5 first round draft picks. Mark Kastelic comes from great NHL bloodlines as he signs this week with the Sens.
Apr 04, 2020 55 min
006: Sens Broadcaster Gord Wilson Tells us About His COVID-19 Journey While Gregg Has a Serious Health Scare Too; News on Zub, Tychonick, Lafreniere, and Melnyk
Sens radio colour analyst Gord Wilson joins us to talk about his positive COVID-19 diagnosis and the incredible phone call from a hockey legend he received out of the blue. We talk (and dream) about the possibility of Ottawa getting Alexi Lafreniere first overall and his comments about the Sens this week. We'll also discuss: The apparent signing of Russian defenceman Artyum Zub What's up with Sens prospect Johnny Tychonick and why does he want out of North Dakota after two years? Has Christian Jaros fallen out of favour with someone in the organization? A first-class gesture and offer by Sens owner Eugene Melnyk No shortage of health scares for people on this week's show. Gregg tells the story of being hospitalized this week.
Mar 24, 2020 37 min
005: COVID-19 Hits the Sens...TWICE! Which EX-Senator Did You Hate Seeing in a Different Uniform?
2 Ottawa Senators test positive for Coronavirus If the NHL season is over, a former Ottawa Senator will go down as the NHL’s goals per game leader. Right now it feels like a bad trade but only time will tell for sure. So we’ll look back at the Sens worst deals. We all know how weird Tom Brady is going to look in a Tampa Bay Buccaneers uniform…Which former Ottawa Senator did you most hate seeing in a different uniform, looking all awkward and unfamiliar? Four active Ottawa Senators celebrated birthdays this week. One former Senator is still active and a first-ballot hall of fame and also celebrated this week.
Mar 17, 2020 45 min
004: Will the Sens Somehow Get Screwed in the Draft Lottery? Remembering the Hamburglar Run and First Battle of Ontario
The Sens and the rest of the NHL are in shutdown mode. It's small potatoes, compared to what's going on in the rest of the world, but will the rest of the season be cancelled now? If it's cancelled will they mess around with the NHL draft lottery rules? It's the 5 year anniversary of the Hamburglar run. 20 year anniversary of start of the battle of Ontario. Will the Battle ever get that good again? Sens Alumni birthdays this week Will Greg Kennedy, our fearless co-host, be able to get back into Canada before we close up our borders.
Mar 10, 2020 53 min
003: Pageau Returns to Ottawa with NYI, Wolanin is Back, Logan Brown's Dad Survives a Fall Through the Ice
TSN 1200's Steve Lloyd joins us this week as we record on site atr Barley Mow on Merivale in Ottawa. JG Pageau returns to Ottawa as an Islander. Christian Wolanin is finally back after a long shoulder rehab. Should the Sens try and trade any of their first rounders? We'll play Grade the Trade...Examing an Ottawa Senator trade of the past. Our subject: Mika Zibanejad. Senators birthday club this week Logan Brown's dad falls through the ice on his birthday