The NHL Entry Draft has officially come to a close for the Ottawa Senators. Can't say enough good things about the work Murray has done this weekend. He has managed to add four 1st round picks to the organization (including Filatov) and has kicked this rebuild into high gear.
An already bright future just got a whole lot brighter for the Sens organization.
(UPDATE 10:22 PM)- Sens take Matt Puempel at 24th
(UPDATE 10:08 PM) Ottawa will pick again at #24
As expected, the Ottawa senators have named Dave Cameron and Mark Reeds as Assistant Coaches. They join new bench boss Paul MacLean in what will be a new look coaching staff in Ottawa next season.
The hiring of Cameron has been a hot button topic in Ottawa but I have heard mostly good things about him as a coach. Hard working guy that seems like a good fit. Don't know much about Reeds but he was the OHL Coach of the Year in Owen Sound this past season and has a relationship with MacLean.
This certainly will be a busy week for the NHL. The Awards were last night, tomorrow we get the draft, later today the full regular season scheduled will be announced and last night the Ottawa Senators released their scheduled for the preseason.
Ottawa opens the preseason on September 19, on the road against Toronto. That means we officially have a day to count down to until the start of the next NHL season.
Is it just me or is this week is really dragging along? I have been looking forward to this Entry Draft since the final regular season game ended (probably before that) and now that we are in Draft Week, time seems to be standing still.
The fact is, in just two more days we will have all the answers to the puzzle that is the NHL Entry Draft.
With just a few days to go until the NHL Entry Draft, the Ottawa Senators are scheduled to depart for Minnesota at some point today. Teams often like the get there a few days a head of time so they can begin to prepare for the busy days ahead.
With six picks in the first 66, the Sens will be one of the busiest teams this weekend.
It may be a Monday morning in June but hockey remains a priority as draft week officially gets under way.
There are still a ton of unanswered questions when it comes to this year's draft and there seems to be little consensus surrounding the order at the top. With plenty of trades expected and so many different scenarios that could play out in the Top 10 picks, this figures to be one of the most exciting and unpredictable Entry Drafts in a long time.
With the NHL Entry Draft now just five days away, there will certainly be some busy days ahead for the Ottawa Senators and for the site. With that in mind I felt like this weekend would be a good time to take a little break and recharge the batteries.
As Twitter followers may know, I spent the last three night in Boston. It was an amazing weekend that included a couple Red Sox games and a Stanley Cup Parade.