Greg Smith is the Ottawa Senators' correspondent for OurHometown.ca. Greg was born and bred in Ottawa. An original Senators season ticket holder, he has followed the Senators from their infancy, including attending the very first inter-squad game in Hull and first regular season game to this their 20th year in the NHL. Greg previously interned at CBC radio sports in Toronto for a month before hosting his own radio talk show on CKCU radio in Ottawa for two years. Passionate about his Senators, Greg will provide current news and views on the Ottawa Senators organization from a global perspective. Greg is the Editor-in-Chief of FightingForStanley.ca If you have questions or wish to contact Greg, you can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sep. 25, 2012: This month marks the 40th anniversary of what feel to be the greatest hockey series ever played. For most Canadians that watched Paul Henderson score that winning goal in game eight of the 1972 summit series, it remains to this day, the greatest single moment in Canadian sports history. FULL STORY
Sep. 9, 2012: Yesterday marked the one year anniversary of the Yaroslavl Lokomotiv disaster. One year ago yesterday, a plane carrying the Yaroslavl Lokomotiv team to their first KHL game of the year crashed violently into the Volga River, killing 44 people, 37 players and coaches and 7 crew members. FULL STORY
Sep. 4, 2012: With the end of summer just around the corner, the National Hockey League (NHL) and the NHL players association (NHLPA) continue to negotiate on a new collective bargaining agreement. NHLPA union executive Donald Fehr wants the league to include all hockey related revenue, something the NHL highly disputes. FULL STORY
May. 4, 2012: The 2012 International Ice Hockey Federation’s (IIHF) World Hockey Championships opens today. This year’s event is co-hosted by Helsinki, Finland and Stockholm, Sweden and looks to be a great opportunity for Team Canada to reclaim their spot atop the hockey world. FULL STORY
Apr. 28, 2012: This year the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) has introduced a new format for the World Hockey Championship. Previous versions had teams split into four groups, with the top three teams in each group qualifying for the second round. This year they decided to place the sixteen teams into two preliminary groups. FULL STORY
Feb. 23, 2012: Milan Michalek, Eric Karlsson and Nick Foligno each had multiple point nights as the Ottawa Senators defeated the Washington Capitals 4-2 at Scotiabank Place. The win was Ottawa’s fourth in a row and fifth in the last six games. The Senators are on a hot streak, going 5-0-1 over the last six games to move seven points clear of the ninth place Winnipeg Jets.
Feb. 10, 2012: Chris Phillips and Jason Spezza each scored a pair of goals as the Ottawa Senators beat the Nashville Predators 4-3 to stop the Senators losing streak at seven games. Tonight’s game was Phillips 1000th game, all with the Senators, and he celebrated the night by scoring his first two goals of the season, including the game winner. FULL STORY
Feb. 8, 2012: David Perron scored a pair of goals and Brian Elliot made a triumphant return to Ottawa, making 28 saves as the St. Louis Blues beat the Ottawa Senators 3-1 at Scotiabank Place tonight. The loss extended the Senators losing streak to seven games and makes them 0-2-1 on their current five game home stand. FULL STORY
Jan. 22, 2012: Lubomir Visnovsky was credited with his fifth goal of the season to give the Anaheim Ducks a 2-1 win over the Ottawa Senators. The win snapped Ottawa’s winning streak at five games and is the first road game since December 1st in which the Senators have not gotten a single a point in a road game.
Jan. 20, 2012: Craig Anderson made 36 saves and Colin Greening scored a pair of goals to the lead the Ottawa Senators to a 4-1 victory over the San Jose Sharks at the Shark Tank. The win was the Senators fifth straight on the road and moved Ottawa into fourth place in the Eastern Conference. FULL STORY