The Sens Nation Podcast

The Sens Nation Podcast

Steve Warne Media
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.
Sep 11, 2020 45 min

026: Bobby Ryan Wins Masterton; Boro's Done; Sens Coaches Ask the NHL For Help Getting Paid

Bobby Ryan is your 2020 NHL Masterton winner great story...hat trick game... Marc Borowiecki's days as an Ottawa Senator are done. Sens don't appear to be bringing back their top goal scoring defenceman. The NHL reportedly gets involved to get the Sens coaches paid properly After seeing their pay reduced by 50 per cent – nearly twice more than the next-highest reduction in the league – the Ottawa Senators’ coaching staff appealed to the NHL for relief.
Sep 04, 2020 46 min

025: Sens Interested in Matt Murray; Boro Deserves to be a Senator for Life; Jacques Martin Will Be a Hit on Broadway: Chara Wants to Return

The Sens are keen on goalie Matt Murray, according to TSN. We discuss who we might deal for Murray in our first visit to the Sens Nation Trade Lab. Is it a good idea? He's only under club control for one more year. A two time Cup winner on an offensive team. Murray didn't benefit from a 1990's New Jersey Devils shutdown style of play. Murray got it done. A 937 save percentage during the last Cup run. Jacques Martin joins the New York Rangers...Such a great pickup. Martin spent 17 years as a head coach for the St. Louis Blues, Ottawa Senators, Florida and Montreal. 12 years as an assistant in Chicago, Quebec, Colorado and Pittsburgh. David Quinn the current head coach has been an NHL coach for 2 years. Does the game pass coaches by? Zdeno Chara wants to return to Boston Still no deal for Borowiecki. Sens Alumni Birthdays this week: Alex Chiasson 30 Johnny Oduya 39 Jesse Winchester 37 Nate Thompson 36
Aug 28, 2020 38 min

024: The NHL Shuts Down Playoffs for Two Days to Support BLM; Kevin Bieksa is a Rising Star at HNIC

The NHL Shuts Down Playoffs for Two Days to Support BLM; Kevin Bieksa is a Rising Star at HNIC. Big money players with a cap hit of over $10 M are absent from the playoffs. The Leafs get their first-rounder back. The Sens first-round pick acquired from the Islanders continues to worsen.
Aug 21, 2020 45 min

023: Should the Senators Offer 3rd and 5th Picks to Try and Get Lafreniere? Is Boro Done in Ottawa?

Should the Sens deal the third and fifth picks overall for number one? Is Mark Borowiecki finished in Ottawa? Are you happy with the Sens goaltending depth or should the Sens go goalie shopping? The Passing of an NHL legend. Brendan Gallagher has a broken jaw. Should the suspension have been longer than one game?
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