Round 3 prediction: Ottawa Senators vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

Of all the series I’ve attempted to predict thus far, this one might be the toughest. On the surface, this should be a rout: The Penguins are the defending Stanley Cup champions, they have the best centre in the world in Sidney Crosby, and they just knocked off the top team in the NHL this season, the Washington Capitals.

Sub-zero Senators face long playoff odds if they qualify

After nabbing three of a possible four points against the pitiful Detroit Red Wings this week, the Ottawa Senators now appear to be a lock to make the playoffs. Their magic number is down to one, meaning all they need to qualify is a single point either gained by them or lost by the Tampa…

Is Erik Karlsson getting tired of the Ottawa Senators?

There are two ways to interpret Senators captain Erik Karlsson’s comments after the Ottawa Senators’ disappointing loss to the Buffalo Sabres at Canadian Tire Centre Tuesday night. Speaking with reporters after the game, Karlsson uttered the dreaded ‘B word’ in trying to explain why his team didn’t manage to pull out a victory against the…

Full audio: Q&A with LeBreton Flats bidders

Wednesday night at the Canadian War Museum, the developers behind the two bids to redevelop the LeBreton Flats faced the citizens of Ottawa and their questions on everything from arena distance from transit stops to the incorporation of skate parks in the design to potential bird deaths. If you didn’t get a chance to head…

Senators fall to Sabres in Lehner’s return

All eyes were on Buffalo Sabres goaltender Robin Lehner as he made his return to the Canadian Tire Centre, but it was teammate Jack Eichel who stole the show. Eichel scored twice as the Sabres overcame 1-0 and 2-1 deficits to defeat the Ottawa Senators 3-2 Tuesday night. Evander Kane had the other Sabres goal,…

Numbers, markets and Stanley Cup predictions

Well, with the summer dragging on and NHL training camp still weeks away, it’s about the time the hockey Mediaverse starts getting desperate for that sweet, sweet #content. That can only mean one thing: It’s Stanley Cup prediction time! The Hockey News typically kicks off prediction season with its annual yearbook, and this week it…