Welcome to Senator weekly, where you can reach Ottawa Senators last weekend during the 2018-19 season. From trending topics to growing insights into news and notes, this is your week on all the Sens things.
Senators have had some high-score games this week, but have been wrong in all matches. The team lost 7-6 at Florida Panthers and fell to both Minnesota Wild and Dallas Stars with a score of 6-4. You have to worry about Sens fans. In addition to starting a series of three-game hits, senators are the last of the 100-goal and have a minus-17 differential. They are 9-11-3, seventh in the Atlantic Division, 15th in the Eastern Conference and 27th in the league.
It looks like their ice game is not the only thing you have to worry about. Here are the notable titles and stories from last week.
More obstacles for Downtown Move, Melnyk Suing Partners
Senators can not seem to get rid of the negative titles of 2018. The latest challenge relates to the long-awaited trial of the team trying to build an arena in downtown Ottawa in LeBreton Flats.
Back in 2014, team owner Eugene Melnyk and Trinity Group executive president John Ruddy, who owns Ottawa Redblacks, have become RendezVous LeBreton's key partners who are trying to transfer their senators to the city center. In January this year, the RendezVous group was chosen to advance with development. But now, it seems which may not happen.
Field of Broken Dreams: The inner story of how Ottawa's point of reference development agreement has reached pieces. The latest from me and good colleagues: https://t.co/zfTNVgtdSv
– Adrian Humphreys (@ AD_Humphreys) November 24, 2018
On November 22, the Captive National Commission announced that it set January 22, 2019 for a deadline to move on with the RendezVous group or another project. It seems that the group trying to bring the NHL center has an internal conflict between Melnyk and Ruddy and reached a head on Nov. 23, announcing that Melnyk will sue Ruddy for "a serious conflict of interest." Ottawa Senators patron Eugene Melnyk sucks partner over "failed" center NHL arena bidding "- Citizen of Ottawa – 11/23/18).
In the $ 700 million process, it was claimed that Ruddy began to develop a home that was in "direct competition" with the new arena plans. The housing project is right across Albert Albert Street.
Melnyk and Ruddy will have to figure out the differences if the organization has a chance to move the arena home to downtown Ottawa. Participation has diminished in recent years and moves into the arena of the city center can do wonders for organizations. Back in 2017, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman could not sufficiently emphasize the importance of a movement between cities.
"A new central arena is extremely important for the long-term future, stability and competitiveness of senators. The process is in progress, but I think by asking Mr. Melnyk or senators, the status would be more appropriate than to ask. we think there must be a long-term solution. "(From:" NHL commissioner Gary Bettman says the Ottawa Senators need a new home "- Citizen of Ottawa – 11/20/17).
The movement would be great for the organization, for the presence to be central in the city, rather than 20-30 minutes away from most of Ottawa. For the time being, the future of senators moving in the center is based on two businessmen who sort out their differences.
Wideman Commercial to Oilers Smart Move for Senators
Has the sale of fire started in Ottawa? On November 22, senators sent defender Chris Wideman to Edmonton Oilers for a seasoned selection in the sixth round in 2020. The 100th pick in 2009 was in the fourth season with the team before the move, collecting 16 goals and 43 points over 175 games. Wideman has never really erupted as an offensive, puck-mutant defenseman he has been designed to be and has come to fall down the depth chart this season for young Thomas Chabot and Maxime Lajoie.
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After losing most of the last season to a hamstring accident, the senators still decided to give Wideman another shot, signing him for a one-million-dollar contract. While the senators could have expected more for the defender, the team actually played this situation. If the team did not resign for 28 years, they would have left and the team would not get anything. Instead, they signed him with a reasonable understanding and overturned him for a choice. Was this plan all the time? We will never know, but it has worked well for the team.
The other positive thing about the trade is that the promising defender, Christian Wolanin, is much closer to being convoked by Belleville senators. Ottawa still has seven NHL defenders, but have worn eight so far this season. In AHL, Wolanin has four goals and 11 points through 16 games. To compare, Wideman had two goals and five points in 19 matches this season.
Senators News and notes
- Wednesday night versus wild game was a landmark night for senators. Before that, Mikkel Boedker gathered his 300th career point on Chris Tierney's goal, Tom Pyatt gathered a helping hand for Colin White's goal for the 100th career. .
- Brady Tkachuk's Steaua score was his seventh season in the first 12 matches, which puts him in an impressive company. This linked him to most of the goals through the first 12 teenage games of 1988-89. He crosses Glen Murray and links Ilya Kovalchuk and Patrik Laine.