(UPDATE 1:01 PM)- TSN's Bob McKenzie has indicated that the Ottawa Senators are in the final stages of making Paul Maclean their next head coach. An announcement is expected at some point tomorrow.
Bryan Murray has hired a coach on my birthday (and Jason Spezza's birthday) before. It was just a few years ago, on June 13th, that Murray hired Craig Hartsburg. Seemed like a good birthday present at the time but we all know how that hire ended up.
TSN Insider Bob McKenzie is very rarely wrong, so when he speaks, people in the hockey world listen. A tweet from earlier tonight has suggested that former Wings Assistant Paul MacLean will be the next head coach of the Ottawa Senators.
No formal announcement has been made as of yet but I suspect we could hear something as early as tomorrow.
Dear Bryan Murray, I will be on the golf course all day and then out at the cottage afterwards. If you could please resist the temptation to hire a coach today it would be greatly appreciated.
Just wanted to give the readers a heads up and let you know I will not be able to update the site until later tonight or Sunday at the earliest.
According to Steve Lloyd of The Team 1200, Binghamton Senators bench boss Kurt Kleinendorst is scheduled to meet with Sens GM Bryan Murray at some point this afternoon. The two have already spoken about the head coach position in Ottawa but today will be the formal interview.
It is believed that this is the last remaining interview to be conducted.
It may be early June, but it seems like there is no shortage of Sens news floating around the internet the past couple days. With a coach to hire, a draft to prepare for and free agent decisions to be made, Sens GM Bryan Murray figures to be a busy man over the next month or so.
Good news for Sens fans because it certainly helps pass the time over the long off season.
After as many as seven interviews and a search that began almost as soon as the season ended, it appears as though Bryan Murray is closing in on his selection for the next head coach of the Ottawa Senators. With Kurt Kleinendorst now finished his season, Murray can complete what is believed to be the final interview.
A decision could come as early as the end of the week.
For the first time in 38 years of professional hockey, the city of Binghamton is home to a Champion! The Binghamton Senators continued their dominance on the road in Houston tonight and in the process won the AHL's biggest prize.
Congratulations go out to head coach Kurt Kleinendorst, the BSens players and the entire city of Binghamton, New York. The Binghamton Senators are Calder Cup Champions!
As first reported by Marc Brassard of Le Droit, Ottawa Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson will have surgery on his injured back at some point this week.
Initial recovery time was projected at 4-6 weeks.
In just 18 days, the Ottawa Senators will begin one of the most important days for the franchise in a long time. June 24 and the NHL Entry Draft is a day where Bryan Murray and his scouting staff have an opportunity to set the direction for this hockey team and add a number of quality prospects in the process.
Beginning today, the Sens are getting a closer look at a few of the players they have their eye on.