Tuesday, August 19, 2014

MacArthur Re-Ups For 5 More

It's been a bit of a slow summer here in the capital, but Sens Army got some good news this afternoon, as forward Clarke MacArthur has signed up for 5 more years in Ottawa, making him a Senators for at least 6 more years total. The former Leaf shone in his first season in the red and black, potting a surprising 24 goals and 55 points, while showing major chemistry with centre Kyle Turris.

The new deal is for 5 years and 23.5 million, making it 4.65m cap hit over the deal. The first 2 years will be 4.25 and the last 4.75. It seems like a solid deal for both parties. MacArthur gets some much needed stability and financial security, while the Sens lock up a core key guy, without having to fight off the other teams across the league who surely would have been interested in his services. It also locks up a fan favorite, when the fans have become fed up with us losing star players in consecutive seasons.

I really have nothing bad to say about the signing. It was much needed and it shows some top players still want to call Ottawa home, and sometimes you have to pay a bit more to lock a guy like that up. That's what the Sens did, as they should have. Everyone is now free to buy your #16 jerseys. He ain't going anywhere.

Finally a reason to smile in Sens Town. Thanks for reading and be sure to follow me on twitter @SensTown

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Spezza Sells His Crib

It's been nearly a month since Jason Spezza was dealt, and as in all endings, there are loose ends to tie up. The former Senator is selling his west end mansion, so if you've got an extra 1.7 million laying around, it can be yours. If you want to see inside click here.

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Summer Shopping

Via @Senators 
For all 8 of you, err I mean 6? I mean 2? Well whoever wanted a David Legwand or Alex Chiasson jersey, your dreams have now come true. They are available for purchase in the Sens Store. Very mildly interesting to note that Spezza and Chiasson, who of course were traded for each other, will now wear the same number this season. Let the rush for Legwand and Chiasson jerseys commence.

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Friday, July 04, 2014

David Legwand Inks 2 Year Deal With Sens

The Ottawa Senators have signed free agent David Legwand to a 2 year, 6 million dollar deal according to numerous reports. The 33 year old veteran had an impressive 51 points last year and for 3 million, it's hard to hate on that. He does happen to play centre as well, so is this the centre that Bryan Murray was talking about a couple of days ago? You would think not since he seemed to indicate that player was coming via trade.

Nevertheless, it's a decent signing for the price for a team that desperately needs some offensive upgrades after losing Ales Hemsky and Jason Spezza this week. The Sens landed the centre, who had deals on the table with multiple teams. Does this mean that Ottawa is back to being a desirable UFA destination? Probably a bit premature to go that far, but at least we got a decent NHL vet, at a decent price. Which as we all know, is VERY important to this organization.

Do you like the signing?

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Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Sens Retain Michalek? Sens Retain Michlaek.

In a surprising move, the Sens have resigned UFA Milan Michalek to a 3 year, 12 million dollar deal. The deal came to be after Ottawa lost out on Benoit Pouliot to Edmonton earlier in the day. I don't really get the point of keeping him to be honest, seems like a waste of money. In this league you need to be rebuilding or competing, sure looks like we will be neither next year. Another year for Sens fans in limbo.


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