The Sens Nation Podcast
Aug 07, 2020 55 min
22: Guest: Former Senator Todd White: We Talk Playoffs, His Linemate Daniel Alfredsson and the 2D Logo Whitey Used to Wear
Coming up today...Former Senator Todd White jumps in with us. NHL Playoff round-up...Thoughts on: the bubble, no fans, the format, and 6 games per day? Do we like the TV presentation with fake audio and tarped-up stands? Who will pull off the biggest upset of the play-in round? The lottery is Monday: Cheering for Leafs or Habs because of Lafreniere? The 2 big hits on Mark Schiefele and Jake Muzzin Whitey's take on the NHL draft lottery and what the Sens will do with #3 and #5. Whitey wore the 2D uniforms...does he want them to make a comeback? Whitey Trivia Episode 22: Review Sens who wore 22 Todd White played 4 seasons with the Ottawa Senators. A true local....he grew up in Ottawa and makes his home here too...he scored 144 points in 230 games with the Sens and he makes his Sens nation debut today. Episode 22...reviewing sens who wore 22. Norm Maciver 1993-1995 Doug Smail 1993 Antti Tormanen 1996 Jamie Rivers 2001-2002 Phil Varone 2016 Famous Whiteys. Despite being a fairly common name, only 5 guys in the last 40 years have played 200 NHL games and had the surname White. Colin White - sens Colin White former Hull Olympique - a tough guy in reverse. Ian White Leafs Peter White 1988 256pts for Pembroke Lumber Kings 90 goals 136 assists Ryan White started the amazing Sens Habs playoff brawl...started it but didn't finish it very well
Jul 24, 2020 49 min
021: The Seattle Kraken??? Rob Blake Sounds Like a Byfield Fan; Sens Probably Won't Make Use of Cap Room
We Discuss the name, logo and uniform of the Seattle Kraken, the NHL's 32nd team. The Senators have so much salary cap room but don't hold your breath on them making deals. In fact, they may have to make some tough calls on their own free agents. Steve says Kings GM Rob Blake, who holds the #2 pick, Rob Blake sounds like a Byfield guy. Sens birthdays. Trivia: How many Sens can you name who wore the number 21? Hint: there are 13 of them.
Jul 17, 2020 58 min
020: Guest: TSN's Ian Mendes; Senators Rebranding? Bobby Ryan Talks Masterton; Projecting Sens Draft Picks; The Weird NHL Playoffs
We get Ian's take on the NHL draft lottery nonsense and how should they decide the draft order? Who will the Sens take in the draft? Is D.J. Smith the right kind of coach for this group? Sens new uniforms. Does everyone want the old 2D logo? Or is it a loud minority on social media. Bobby Ryan is a finalist for the Masterton. Fired up for playoffs? 24 teams in the playoffs....the new normal? Playoffs! Are you looking forward to it? Do you like 24 teams getting in? Will it work? What are the challenges? If history is any indication, you'd BETTER get off to a good start in a best of 5 format. Should the Sens get some action in a consolation tournament?
Jul 10, 2020 52 min
019: Brady Tkachuk: Pay Him Now or Pay Him Later? NHL Training Camps Begin This Week; Should the Sens Bring Back Robin Lehner?
We have actual dates for a return to hockey! But will COVID truly allow the NHL to finish what is starts? The Sens have some good prospects in goal, but no sure things. Could Robin Lehner be the answer? In 1996, the Sens obviously didn't know what they had in Pavol Demitra but Peter Stastny says he did. Or did he really..? Signing Brady Tkachuk. You can pay him now or your can pay him later. Will the freedom to sign in Europe and return for the 2020-21 season have any effect on Sens free agents? In a ranking of NHL arenas in a 31 team league, the CTC somehow finished 32nd???
Jul 03, 2020 45 min
018: Who Do You Hope Will Still be on the Board When the Sens Choose at 3?
Our best guess on what the top 5 NHL draft picks will be...most importantly which two players the Sens may get. Will the Russian goalie be in play? Historically, how have other teams done when they had 3 first-round draft picks in the same draft? Former Senator GM's Rick Dudley (Carolina) and Randy Sexton (Buffalo) both recently parted company with their organizations. Should the Sens kick the tires on hiring them? Sens alumni birthdays bring back a very special memory for Sens fans. Do-do-do-do-do you remember it?
Jun 27, 2020 38 min
017: NHL Draft Lottery System Fails Badly; Sens Get the #3 and the #5 Picks While Alexis Lafreniere Goes to UNKNOWN??!!
We Rage About the NHL Draft Lottery Process; Sens Get the #3 and the #5 Picks and Alexis Lafreniere Goes to UNKNOWN??!! WHAT KIND OF SYSTEM IS THAT? Daniel Alfredsson is overlooked for the Hockey Hall of Fame. It was shaping up to be such a good week too...
Jun 18, 2020 49 min
016: Is the Hall of Fame Finally Going to "PRAISE ALFIE?"
Is the Hall of Fame finally going to praise Alfie next week? The Buffalo Sabres blow things up, firing the GM and about 20 other employees. Things the Sens can do to win fans back. Connor brown opens up on some things about the season. That Sun story last week about Melnyk's organ donor charity? The paper has to issue corrections and an apology. An Ottawa Senator from that magical 2017 playoff run retires from hockey.
Jun 11, 2020 25 min
015: Bobby Ryan Up for the Masterton; Ryan's Hat Trick One of the Best Moments in Sens History
Bobby Ryan is up for the Masterton award. His hat trick in February was one for the ages. Chris Cuthbert called that game. He's moving from TSN to Sportsnet. He misses calling playoff games, which TSN won't have for at least 6 more years. Sens part company with the Sens Foundation, citing mediocre donation percentages. Different standards for the owner's organ donation fund which, according to the Ottawa sun, made one million dollars in 2018 and only donated $5000 of it to the charity. Graeme Nicholls joins for an interview. This week he started a crowdfunding campaign on twitter and raised more for organ donation in a few hours than Melnyk's charity raised in all of 2018. Where are they now? Brandon Boechenski named Mayor of Grand Forks North Dakota this week. Alumni birthdays and memories this week. Rob Ray 52, Jason Spezza is 37, Wade Redden 43 Sens centreman Jack Adams would have been 126 this week. Stanley Cup being the exception, should trophy names be updated after x amount of time goes by? Make the Jack Adams award the Scotty Bowman award? Make the Art Ross Trophy the Wayne Gretzky trophy? The Norris Trophy the Bobby Orr Trophy?
Jun 02, 2020 45 min
014: The Sens Finally Get Their Official Draft Lottery Rules; Tkachuk Will Eventually be Captain
The Senators season is over. The NHL draft lottery rules are out. We'll try and make sense of it, but we still have questions. We sure played a lot of hockey this year to eliminate only 23 per cent of the teams. We'll give you our must-watch playoff series. After two seasons without one, Sens head coach DJ Smith is now at least talking about naming a captain. Chris Wideman signs on in the KHL. Did his gruesome hamstring injury affect his career or was he perhaps - with a nod to Dennis Green – not what we thought he was? Josh Norris is the AHL rookie of the year. Will he be a Senator next season? Sens alumni birthdays Episode 14. Best number 14 of all time.
May 26, 2020 46 min
013: Our Chat with D.J. Smith, Boedker's Gone, Trying to Make Sense of the Hoffman Deal, Why Hogberg Will Start Next Season
NHL MEMO that went out May 24th on the instructions for moving to Phase 2. It's voluntary and a maximum of six players will be allowed in club facilities at one time. The Sens season ends with 11 games left to play in the regular season...the NHL is moving on, focused now on a 24 team playoffs. Buffalo, New Jersey, Anaheim, Los Angeles, San Jose and Detroit — also will join the Sens in the beginning what could be a very long offseason. a 9 month off season? Buffalo only 3pts out Old guys not going to the playoffs struggling with long layoff? Ryan Miller, Craig anderson, ron hainsey, joe Thornton, Dustin brown Bobby Ryan almost 34...only 8 games in 13 months... Review of DJ Smith's first year in the league...25-34-12...I have a 7 minute interview with smith Belleville Senators awards. Hubert Labrie is B-Sens defenceman of the year...? What does that say about the development of Lajoie and Jaros? Will a professional 3 on 3 hockey league work? They now have coaches. Hall of famers. Kunitz's Game 7 overtime goal that ripped our hearts out was 3 years ago today... Kevin Mandolese quebec junior goalie of the year. Steve is bullish on Marcus Hogberg getting the most starts for the Sens next season...Boedker signs on in Switzerland... Reviewing the Hoffman trade... Birthdays in the past week, since we last talked... Craig Anderson Todd White Jason York Nikita Filatov Artem Anisimov Guillaume Latendresse This is episode 13...lucky number 13...greatest Senator to wear number 13? Jamie Baker, Vinny Prospal or Nick Paul?