The Sens Nation Podcast

The Sens Nation Podcast

Steve Warne Media
Nov 29, 2020 46 min

036: Erik Gudbranson: A One Year Fill-In Or Marc Methot 2.0? Brady Tkachuk Billed as 2021's Top NHL Breakout Player

Is Erik Gudbranson a one year fill-in, or could he be Marc Methot 2.0? projects Brady Tkachuk to be the league's top breakout player for the 2021 season. Are NHL pests really on the way out? Spoiler: Not a chance. There appears to be nothing not to like about Tim Stützle. Is Erik Karlsson already hall of fame worthy or is there more to be done? Sens alumni birthdays. And Gregg updates us on his team - the mighty Slave Lake Ice Dogs.
Nov 22, 2020 37 min

035: Eugene Melnyk: "Nobody Has Ever Trashed a Team Like We Have;" Anders Nilsson's Concussion Still a Big Issue; Sokolov is First 2020 Pick to Sign

This week we discuss Eugene Melnyk's rebuild comments on a Toronto-based podcast. We have a look at the goalie depth chart, based on goalie coach Pierre Groulx's comments in the Ottawa Sun this week. The news on Anders Nilsson is not good. We review Wayne Scanlan's Sportsnet article on six Sens prospects who are off to great starts. Egor Sokolov becomes the first Sens 2020 draft pick to sign his entry level deal. Kinda weird, considering he was the 5th guy selected by Ottawa this year. And we have Sens alumni birthdays and a little trivia.
Nov 15, 2020 41 min

034: Bobby Ryan Was Shocked by His Buyout; Latest on Tim Stuetzle; Some Good Sens Prospects Are No Longer Waiver Exempt

When will season and Sens camp begin? What’s going on with Tim Stuetzle? Hand injury? When will he sign? Bobby Ryan says his buy out was a complete shock. Rudolfs Balcers and Filip Chlapik both have to clear waivers. Logan Brown and Drake Batherson do not. How does that affect things? Christian Jaros re-signs. Will he be in the mix? Who should play the right side with Thomas Chabot? Gregg re-joins the coach ranks...a long way from home.
Nov 01, 2020 44 min

033: Sens Sign Alex Galcheynuk: Good Decision or Not? Logan Brown's Final Chance to Shine? Is Stuetzle Staying Home?

Sens Sign Alex Galcheynuk: Good Decision or Not? Gregg doesn't like it. Steve thinks differently. Will this be Logan Brown's Final Chance to Shine? After acquiring Galceynuk and re-signing Christ Tierney, how Many NHL openings do the Sens Actually Have? The Sens have lots of prospects at centre ice, but not a lot of proven NHL-level talent...yet. Is Tim Stuetzle going to stay at home in Germany for another season? At what age do you start worrying that a player may never develop into what you thought he would? We touch on the Corey Perry talk. But not for very long. Harsh justice for an NHL draft pick for something he did at age 14.
Oct 23, 2020 51 min

032: Our Special Guest: Ex-Ottawa Senator Brad Smyth; Connor Brown Re-Signs

Today on the show we're joined by ex-Ottawa Senator and American Hockey League Hall of Famer, Brad Smyth! Brad gives us his take on the Sens' off-season so far, including the new stuff like Connor Brown's re-signing, avoiding arbitration with a 3-year contract AAV of $3.6 million. Sens first-rounder Tim Stützle - taken third overall - was drafted out of the German pro hockey league. Brad played in that league and gives us some interesting background on whether it's any good or not. Brad also gives us his take on Matt Murray, Evgenni Dadonov, Cody Ceci, Joe Thornton and much more!
Oct 16, 2020 51 min

031: Sens Sign Florida Panthers' Star Winger Evgenii Dadonov; Nick Paul Finally Gets His Due

Sens sign Dadonov Sens re-sign Matt Murray Sens acquire Austin Watson, will wear 16 to honour Brian McGrattan Sens re-sign Nick Paul Arb schedule: October 22-Connor Brown; November 7-Christian Jaros; November 8-Chris Tierney Melnyk says sens will be a cup winner within 4 years As part of COVID measures, looks like Canadian teams will play in the same division next season Melnyk suing Rick Gibbons Stuetzle breaks his hand Sens asking around about Alex Galchynuk Borowiecki signs with Nashville, Turris in Edmonton, Ryan in Detroit
Oct 10, 2020 38 min

030: The Sens Draft Tim Stuetzle and Jake Sanderson, Acquire G Matt Murray and Say Goodbye to Anthony Duclair

We discuss the Senators 2020 Draft performance, getting Tim Stuetzle, Jake Sanderson and Ridly Greig in round one. We get into the acquiring and signing of Matt Murray, Ottawa's new number one goalie for the next 4 years. And the surprise dismissal of all-star Anthony Duclair who did not receive a qualifying offer he was happy with. The Sens said they made a substantial offer.
Oct 03, 2020 33 min

029: Closing Out the Draft Hype; Sens Make a Trade; Steve Describes Sens New Black Uniforms

Closing Out the Draft Hype, Steve makes his official prediction on what the Sens will do a #3 and #5. Sens Make a Trade with Florida for Josh Brown, another right shot defenceman. Will there be other Sens deals in the next few days? Now that the Sens have bought out Bobby Ryan, how in the world will they get to the salary cap floor? Perhaps a well paid veteran goalie on a short term UFA deal might provide the answer. There are many UFA goalies out there this off-season who might not have many decent options. Steve has seen the Sens New Black Uniforms and provides a full description.
Sep 25, 2020 50 min

028: Draft Preview Part 2 with Scott Wheeler from the Athletic; Craig Anderson's Done

In this episode, we're joined by Scott Wheeler. Scott covers the NHL Draft and NHL prospects for The Athletic and he's got some rankings I think will surprise you. Pierre Dorion meets with the media and announces Craig Anderson's career in Ottawa is officially over. He also thanked Marc Borowiecki expecting him to test the free agent waters. Goaltending is a concern since Anders Nilsson remains a question mark health wise. JG Pageau about to join his ex-Sens teammate Derrick Brassard as part owner of the Gatineau Olympiques. The new Sens logo is out. They went back to the old 2D. Shocker.
Sep 18, 2020 55 min

027: Senators NHL Draft Preview Part 1: Grant McCagg from Believes Byfield is Coming to Bytown

Today we discuss what the Senators might do in the first round of the upcoming draft with Grant McCagg from We discuss TSN's report this week on the top 10 Senators prospects. DJ Smith says the Sens may go without a captain once again. Brady Tkachuk turning 21 this week highlights our Sens birthday reel.
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