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Ross Levitan and Brandon Piller provide a safe space for Sens fans through lottery pick rebuilds, double overtimes in the Eastern Conference Finals and everything in between. The Locked On Senators podcast supplies insight, stats, opinions and interviews on all things surrounding the Senators organization. The key to staying up to date daily with the Ottawa and Belleville Senators is listening to Locked On Senators Podcast: Part of the Locked On Podcast Network. (@SensCentral on Twitter)

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Stützle Continues To Progress, NCHC Pod Update ...
On todays #LOSP, Ross Levitan and Brandon Piller begin with an update on Tim Stützle's hand, including when he will join his German National Team for World Junior training camp and if he'll be 100% healthy when he does. Then, we recap Jonny Tychonick and Omaha's 10-2 (yes, 10-2) win over Western Michigan in the NCHC Pod before throwing over to part two of our interview with former Ottawa Senator Christoph Schubert where we discuss his first NHL goal, playing with Dominik Hasek and the 04-05 Binghamton Senators. Finally, we preview a huge Friday night game between the #NoDakSens and University of Denver! Support us by supporting our sponsors!!! Visit BuiltGO.com and use promo code “LOCKED,” and you’ll get 30% off your next order. Use promo code “LOCKED” for 30% off at builtGO.com LET’S GO!
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NoDoubter for NoDak + Interview with Christoph ...
The NoDak Fighting Senators kick things off with a W! Brandon Piller and Ross Levitan are pleased to finally have some live hockey to break down. We fill you in on this seasons debut for all four Sens prospects at UND. Tyler Kleven being a bully, Jake Sanderson making smart plays, Shane "The Apple" Pinto getting two assists and some R-E-S-P-E-C-T for JBD trying to support his community and deciding to kneel for the anthem to protest racial injustices. We also have recurring guest, former Senator Christoph Schubert back on the show! He fills us in with what he is up to these days, the growth of young German hockey players, some insight on Timmy Stützle and more! Part 2 is tomorrow! UND prospects weren't the only ones in action, Jonny Tychonick has the green light in Omaha and is showing that he really is an outgoing defenceman. Support us by supporting our sponsors. Built Bar: Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKEDON,” and you’ll get 20% off your first order.
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NCHC Pod Preview with Alex Heinert
It's a great day for hockey! On todays #LOSP, Ross Levitan and Brandon Piller preview the NCHC Pod, which starts today with a pair of Senators prospects going head-to-head as a warm-up to the #NoDakSens first game tomorrow. Then, we're joined by the play-by-play voice for Midco Sportnet Alex Heinert who is in the Omaha Pod and will call about half of the games in the next three weeks. Alex provides great insight to which team has the best chance to upset UND, if Shane Pinto and Jacob Bernard-Docker will be able to contribute right away at the pro level following this season and a whole lot more! Finally, we give our Pod Predictions and stick taps to Max Guenette. Support us by supporting our sponsors!!! BuiltGo: Visit BuiltGO.com and use promo code “LOCKED,” and you’ll get 30% off your next order. Use promo code “LOCKED” for 30% off at builtGO.com LET’S GO!
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NoDak Fightning Senators Season Preview with Br...
Previewing real hockey games!!! On todays #LOSP, Ross Levitan and Brandon Piller chat with Grand Forks Herald writer Brad Schlossman (@SchlossmanGF) to break down the NoDak Fighting Senators season, beginning Wednesday in the Omaha pod. We chat about how there could be a Seantors prospect on the ice for all 60-minutes of a game, why Tyler Kleven has more skill than people give him credit for and a whole lot more. We also get into a cool day in Sens history and notes about Erik Brannstrom, Rudolfs Balcers and Max Guenette. Support us by supporting our sponsors!!! Built Bar: Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKEDON,” and you’ll get 20% off your first order.
36 min
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Great Glove Gus + SensCentral Citizen
Oh my Gus! Brandon Piller and Ross Levitan love the massive glove save from Filip Gustavsson in his latest win! We update you on how his season is going in Sweden, the changes to the NCHC bubble schedule, Austin Watson's connections to the Ottawa Senators and how the Sens in Europe in Finland have fared recently. And as always, it's SensCentral Citizen Saturday! We welcome Margaret O'Toole (@OToole_19) onto the show. She tells us about being a day one Sens fan, trying to convert a 10 year anniversary Ottawa Senators VHS and which prospects she is most excited about. Subscribe, download, rate and review the show!
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Interviews with Pat Micheletti (Pt.2) + Frankie...
It's Friday and we have a packed episode for you! Brandon Piller and Ross Levitan take a look at some of Melnyk's recent twitter activities, update you on Erik Brannstrom and Vitaly Abramov and highlight the hot start Maxence Guenette has been on. Then we finish off our interview with Pat Micheletti (@patmick2626). He tells us about what makes NoDak's development program so special, how the USA WJC team could look like and discusses the differences between Shane Pinto and Josh Norris. And an extra interview for you fans just to show our appreciation. We have the worlds best weatherman on the show, Frankie MacDonald (@frankiemacd)! He tells us about being a Sens fan, how he became a weatherman, his world tour and his new book! Subscribe, rate and review the show!
29 min
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College Hockey Preview with Pat Micheletti
The NCHC season is less than a week away! On todays #LOSP, Ross Levitan and Brandon Piller get you set for the College Hockey season with help from former Hobey Baker Finalist and current Analyst with Westwood One, Pat Micheletti (@PatMick2626) to discuss who is North Dakota's biggest threat to a National Title, who the best player is in College Hockey, notes on Luke Loheit, Jonny Tychonick and some insight into Mike Reilly. Stay tuned for Part two of that chat tomorrow. Then, we finish discussing Josh Norris vs Shane Pinto, SensInEurope updates and Team Canada Training Camp is in quarantine. Support us by supporting our sponsors!!! Built Go: Visit BuiltGO.com and use promo code “LOCKED,” and you’ll get 30% off your next order. Use promo code “LOCKED” for 30% off at builtGO.com LET’S GO! Built Bar: Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKEDON,” and you’ll get 20% off your first order.
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Interview with Timmy Stützle (Pt.2)
Ross Levitan and Brandon Piller are joined for Part 2 of their interview with Ottawa Senators 3rd overall pick in the 2020 NHL Draft, Timmy Stützle. He discusses what he’s focussed on improving, whether he would he prefer to play in Mannheim or Belleville, what he knows about the City of Ottawa, which German players he looked up to and more! Ross and Brandon also debate who Tim should play with on his line to start his career in the NHL....and in Belleville. Follow us on Twitter: @SensCentral. Support us by supporting our sponsors!!! BuiltGo: Visit BuiltGO.com and use promo code “LOCKED,” and you’ll get 30% off your next order. Use promo code “LOCKED” for 30% off at builtGO.com LET’S GO!
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Interview with Timmy Stützle (Pt.1)
Ross Levitan and Brandon Piller are joined by the 3rd overall pick in the 2020 NHL Draft - Timmy Stützle for his first English interview since Draft night. He discusses being recruiting by Alder Mannheim at 15, gives an update on his broken hand, tells us why he decided to play Pro in Germany rather than NCAA, and let's us know which Senators have reached out to him and a whole lot more including some great insight to his unique Draft day experience. Stay tuned for Part two on Tuesday! Share this episode and support our sponsors! Built Bar: Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKEDON,” and you’ll get 20% off your first order.
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Sokolov Signs + SensCentral Citizen
Egor Sokolov is now officially an Ottawa Senator! Brandon Piller and Ross Levitan are stoked to hear that friend of the show, Egor Sokolov has signed his entry level deal. We talk about what we expect from him this season and who could be good line mates. As always we have SensCentral Citizen Saturdays. Today we are joined by Steve On Sens (@SteveOnSens). He tells us about how he became a Sens fan, the intrigue of the Galchenyuk signing and his efforts to get unblocked by Todd White on twitter. We also get into a discussion of picking 6 NHL teams that the pandemic long stretch of no hockey has affected in the worst way. And we know you're all patiently waiting for Timmy Stützle on Monday and Tuesdays show so we gave you a sneak preview for those who listened all the way through to the end of this episode.
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Stützle Documentary Review + Can The NHL and NH...
On todays #LOSP, Ross Levitan and Brandon Piller begin by discussing the recent Timmy Stützle documentary leading up to his draft selection! Lots of great insight there, before turning our attention to #SensInEurope: Jonathan Davidsson and Rudy Balcers. Plus: Angus Crookshank begins his HockeyEast schedule tonight with UNH. Finally, we get into LeBrun's latest depicting why negotiations have stalled between the NHL and Players Association when figuring out a feasible way to return for the 2021 season.
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World Juniors Season Underway + Interview with ...
Ross Levitan and Brandon Piller begin todays #LOSP discussing the pros and cons of Timmy Stützle being allowed to compete at the World Junior Championship coming off his broken hand. While he was named to the German roster, Ridly Greig has yet to show up at Team Canada's selection camp as he finishes his 14-day quarantine after testing positive for Covid-19. Then, we welcome Brandon Sun reporter Perry Bergson (@PerryBergson) to the show for some great insight on both Wheat Kings selected by the Sens in the 2020 draft- Greig and Cole Reinhart. Finally, we check in on our Sens In Europe and ask...what happens to Kevin Mandolese after the Brampton Beast announced they will not take part in the 2021 ECHL season. Support us by supporting our sponsors!!! BuiltGo: Visit BuiltGO.com and use promo code “LOCKED,” and you’ll get 30% off your next order. Use promo code “LOCKED” for 30% off at builtGO.com LET’S GO! Built Bar: Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKEDON,” and you’ll get 20% off your first order.
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Reverse Retro Rankings + Interview With Jamie M...
We're talking Jerseys today! Brandon Piller and Ross Levitan are stoked about Ottawa's Reverse Retro jersey! We also rank our favourite Reverse Retro jerseys from around the league and list the ones we think were just a total flop (lol Leafs and Red Wings). You heard part 1 with Jamie "Noodles" McLennan yesterday now it's time for part 2. Noodles talks about Joey Daccord, Marcus Hogberg, D.J Smith and he even gets into his final NHL game which he still owes the league a few suspended games! We sent out a fun tweet (@SensCentral) asking people what's the weirdest spot you've seen Sens merch and there were some crazy responses! Support us by supporting our sponsors. BUILTGO: Break through your wall with BUILTGO! Visit BuiltGO.com and use promo code "LOCKED" to get 30% off your first order.
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Day 250 Without Sens Hockey + Interview With Ja...
250 days since Sens hockey... But here we are! Brandon Piller and Ross Levitan take a look at this Day in Sens history: The Unofficial start of the rebuild. After coming home from Sweden with newly acquired Matt Duchene, the Senators deteriorated into a debacle. We go over the sharp decline of the team in 2017/2018 that led us to where we are today. We also have a very special guest! Jamie "Noodles" McLennan (@jamiemclennan29) joins the show for a Goalie Hugger interview. He was at the last Sens game 250 days ago so we get into the vibe around that game, we talk about the Matt Murray acquisition and more! Listen to tomorrow's episode for Part2! Melnyk made an appearance on Bob McCowan's podcast discussing the COVID vaccine and challenges and we talk about the Reverse Retro Jersey (before the official unveiling) Support us by supporting our sponsors. Built Bar: Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKEDON,” and you’ll get 20% off your first order.
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Is There Already Potential Star Centre In The S...
Another signing to break down! On todays #LOSP, Ross Levitan and Brandon Piller explain why and how Michael Haley fits into the Senators organization, before welcoming Shawn Foisy (@ShawnFoisy73) as this weeks SensCentral Citizen! We have a great conversation about how Shawn grew up a Sens fan in The Heart of Enemy Territory and which off-season acquisition made him most excited about the future. Finally, we dive into a listener question: Do the Ottawa Senators currently have an potentially elite Centreman either on the roster or in the system??
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Stützle Back on the Ice + Interview with Cape B...
Timmy is on the ice! Brandon Piller and Ross Levitan are stoked to see Timmy Stützle progressing in his rehab and is already skating. Another fun "This Day in Sens History" as the Sens embarrassed the Capitals 11-5 in 2001. Our Cape Breton Eagles themed week concludes with our chat with the Eagles Play by Play guy, Patrick McNeil(@cbepbp)! Patrick has a lot of insight on this team and gives us the scoop on Logan Shaw, Drake Batherson, Egor Sokolov and Kevin Mandolese. And we finish off the episode by looking at different polls done by The Athletic and updating you on the happenings in hockey leagues around the world. Support us by supporting our sponsors. BuiltGO: Break through your wall with BuiltGO! Visit BuiltGO.com and use promo code "LOCKED" to receive 30% off your next order! Built Bar: Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKEDON,” and you’ll get 20% off your first order.
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Handicapping an All-Canadian Division + Intervi...
More news about the NHL's return to play is coming! Brandon Piller and Ross Levitan get even deeper into the idea of an All-Canadian division discussing where we think each team would rank and why. We made you wait a day but part 2 of our interview with Egor Sokolov is here! He gets into how he dealt with Gerard Shaw telling him he needed to change his approach if he wants to go pro, why he decided to stay in Cape Breton and support the community during a pandemic and his draft day experience. We also look at Bruce Garrioch's article detailing Timmy Stützle's rehab and contract situation.
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NoDak Schedule Released + Interview with Egor S...
We have a schedule! UND released their 2020/2021 season game dates. Brandon Piller and Ross Levitan take a look and the unique style of season college hockey will be going through. Our Cape Breton Eagles themed week continues! We had a great chat with Sens 2020 2nd round pick: Egor Sokolov! He tells us all about growing up in Russia, choosing to play in the CHL, what it was like playing with fellow Sens prospect Kevin Mandolese, how his relationship with Drake Batherson evolved from google translator to good times on and off the ice plus his Sens jersey and all pink suit he wore on his draft day! Tune into our next episode for Part 2. Jersey talk continues with Reverse Retro jerseys coming soon and we discuss the rumours of a shortened NHL season and all Canadian division. Support us by supporting our sponsors. BuiltGO: Break through your wall with BuiltGO! Visit BuiltGO.com and use promo code "LOCKED" and get 30% off your next order.
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RIP Alex Trebek + Interview with Cape Breton Ea...
We say goodbye to a Canadian legend. Brandon Piller and Ross Levitan are saddened to hear the news of Alex Trebek passing away. We reminisce over his long tenure hosting Jeopardy and the special moment where he introduced Timmy Stützle to the Ottawa Senators when they selected him in the draft. We also have a very special guest for you: Gerard Shaw, father of Logan Shaw and the President of the Cape Breton Eagles. He gives great insight on his son Logan, Egor Sokolov, Kevin Mandolese and even Drake Batherson's character on and off the ice. And we continue to follow Sens prospects as Philippe Daoust had a good weekend and continues his strong season. Support us by supporting our sponsors. Built Bar: Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKEDON,” and you’ll get 20% off your first order.
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More Rumblings of a January 1st NHL Start Date ...
So you're saying there's a chance?..... On todays LOSP, Ross Levitan and Brandon Piller dive into the Renaud Lavoie tweet saying that the NHL is still hoping for a January 1st start date. Then, we welcome on this weeks SensCentral Citizen Tyler Ray (@DefenseMinister) to chat Sens off-season and his memories from attending the inaugural Ottawa Senators return game on October 8, 1992. Finally, we wish Pascal Leclaire a Happy Birthday! #GoalieFriendlyShow
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Who Is The Sens Best RHD Option To Play With Ch...
With NHL21 finally updating to include the Senators rebrand, Ross Levitan and Brandon Piller debate what their first move in when starting a Franchise Mode with Ottawa. Then, we all know Thomas Chabot is the #1 defenseman on this team, but who should he be paired with whenever training camp begins? Last years partner Nikita Zaitsev? One of the new guys in Erik Gudbranson or Josh Brown? A wild-card? All that plus a great story of Pillzy's day as Belly, the Belleville Sens mascot.
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Was Alexei Yashin a Superstar?
The battle between COVID and playing hockey continues. The tournament between the Finnish and Swedish prospects has been cancelled due to positive COVID testing. Brandon Piller and Ross Levitan get into what that means for Roby Jarventie. We continue following the Sens in Europe, two tendies had some notable games. We update you on our poll question from yesterdays show. The Sens have a new agency working for them, how could that effect the fan experience? And it's Alexei Yashins birthday so we go back and look at his time with the Sens. Was he a legit superstar?
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Jaros Signs + Another Senator Heads to Europe
The final RFA has signed! Brandon Piller and Ross Levitan break down the Christian Jaros signing. We look into why he got such a high AHL salary, his role with the team and which players he will be battling for roster spots in training camp. The Senators have already sent over many of their young European prospects overseas and now Jonathan Davidsson will join them. He heads over to Allsvenska Västervik with his brother and former teammate Andreas Englund. We get into how that will help him fit into this organization. Support us by supporting our sponsors.Built Bar: Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKEDON,” and you’ll get 20% off your first order. BuiltGO: Break through your wall with BuiltGO. Visit BuiltGO.com and use promo code "LOCKED" to get 30% off your first order.
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All-American Ottawa Senators
THIS IS NOT A POLITICAL SHOW but since the US Elections are happening today, Ross Levitan and Brandon Piller decided to put together an All-Time All-American Ottawa Senators team. We talk snubs, chemistry, team records and how a former Senator is now Mayor in a US town. Support us by supporting our sponsors!!! Built Go: Visit BuiltGO.com and use promo code “LOCKED,” and you’ll get 30% off your next order. Use promo code “LOCKED” for 30% off at builtGO.com LET’S GO!
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Thank You!
It has been a wild year! Brandon Piller and Ross Levitan celebrate our 1 year anniversary with the Locked On Podcast Network and have a message for you, the listeners: Thank You! We are so stoked to be a part of the Sens Fans community and will continue having the best guests and fans on the show! We take a look overseas at Sens In Europe including some stellar performances in the crease from Gustavsson and Merilainen, Balcers gets an apple and Jarventie continues his hot streak and has some big games coming up. We also look back at a fun "On This day in Sens history" game. Support us by supporting our sponsors. Built Bar: Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKEDON,” and you’ll get 20% off your first order.
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Reacting To The Absurdity Of A Non-Contact OHL ...
On todays #LOSP, Ross Levitan and Brandon Piller chat Roby Jarventie and Ilves early success, despite Lassi Thomson having his role diminished. Speaking of Sens defensive prospects, Erik Brannstrom won't be playing anytime soon. Then, we dive into the EK65 trade and a whole lot more in a great conversation with our SensCentral Citizen James (@wtyky) from the Welcome To Your Karlsson Years podcast. Finally, we break down the bickering between Ontario Minister of Sport Lisa McLeod and Darren Dreger regarding the topic of a potential OHL season with no body checking (lol).
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Off-Season Recap With @LalimesMartian + Intervi...
On today's episode we have a special guest on for the entire show! Brandon Piller and Ross Levitan are joined by Lalime's Martian (@LalimesMartian) who gives us his takes for the offseason and has a connection with newly acquired Sens D-Man Josh Brown. Part 2 of our interview with Joey Daccord is perfect for the real goalie lovers (#GoalieFriendlyShow). He gets into his new off ice training methods, including VR airplane flying with your mind to increase focus and Ross tries to pitch an idea for his new mask! Support us by supporting our sponsors. Built Bar: Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKEDON,” and you’ll get $10 off your first order.
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Interview with Joey Daccord (Pt. 1) Chatting Fi...
Is Pierre Dorion finished after adding Alex Galchenyuk? Maybe not... On todays #LOSP Ross Levitan and Brandon Piller continue to react to the Sens newest addition and the rumours that Ottawa and Corey Perry have 'mutual interest'. Then, we welcome on Belleville Senators goalie Joey Daccord for part one of our two-part interview discussing his hectic lead-up to his NHL debut, the journey from NCAA -> NHL -> ECHL -> AHL, and some insight details on his B-Sens teammates (including an elite nickname for Erik Brannstrom). Finally, we discuss the Sens In Europe and which Sens Prospect was just invited to Team Canada's World Junior Selection Camp. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Rock Auto: Amazing selection. Reliably low prices. All the parts your car will ever need. Visit RockAuto.com and tell them Locked On sent you. Built Bar: Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKEDON,” and you’ll get $10 off your first order.
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Reacting to Galchenyuk/Chlapik Signings + Inter...
Yet another reaction episode! No one gets you your up to date Sens news as fast as we do! Brandon Piller and Ross Levitan make an emergency addition to the show when the Sens signed Alex Galchenyuk to a one year deal worth $1.05M seconds after we recorded. We like the low risk/high reward move by Dorion and discuss where he fits in the lineup. Filip Chlapik signs a one year deal to stick around as well, we get into what his role is with the team moving forward. Part 2 of our chat with Rachel Doerrie (@racheldoerrie) where she gets into the Sens draft and where she thinks they went wrong. She preaches that it would be a good idea to give Timmy Stützle another year before bringing him to the NHL, her thoughts on the Kleven pick and an improving Erik Brannstrom. And of course we follow along the Sens in Europe. Support us by supporting our sponsors.Built Bar: Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKEDON,” and you’ll get $10 off your first order.
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Sens Most Memorable Back-Ups + Interview with R...
Not every goalie is destined to be a starter, but we still love the backups here on a #GoalieFriendlyShow! Brandon Piller and Ross Levitan each chose our 3 most memorable backup goalies in Sens history. Lets us know what you thought of our list and tell us your tendies @SensCentral on twitter. We also have a great interview with Rachel Doerrie! Part 1 includes her experience with the Senators, her German heritage including knowing Timmy Stützle from his soccer days and some of her analytical approaches to the game of hockey. Tune in to tomorrow's episode for more on how she thinks the Sens did on draft day. And we get into some "On this day of Sens History" moments including a legendary Jason Spezza goal. Support us by supporting our sponsors. Rock Auto: Amazing selection. Reliably low prices. All the parts your car will ever need. Visit RockAuto.com and tell them Locked On sent you. BuiltGO: Break through your wall with BuiltGO! Visit BuiltGO.com and use promo code "locked" to get 30% off your next order.
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Chris Tierney Is Back for 2 Seasons
Another RFA avoids arbitration for the Senators. Chris Tierney signs a two year deal worth an AAV of $3.5M. Brandon Piller and Ross Levitan had to scrap an entire episode and start over to give you our immediate reaction to the deal! We get into his role with the squad and how important it was to get him on a two year deal. The Senators are working with the Mannheim Eagles on being able to bring Stuetzle over earlier, we discuss the pro's and con's of that. We keep you up to date with the Sens in Europe and check in on some of the remaining UFA's available on the market. Support us by supporting our sponsors. Built Bar: Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKEDON,” and you’ll get $10 off your first order.
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A Weekend Cup of Järven-tea + SensCentral Citizen
Rrrrrrrroby Järrrrrrrventie continues his early LIIGA suceess! On todays #LOSP, Ross Levitan and Brandon Piller check in on some of the Sens in Europe: Erik Brannstrom, Vitaly Abramov, Lassi Thomson included. Then, we welcome on this weeks SensCentral Citizen @SaidCuda to chat early 2000s Sens, why he's confident in The Plan, and more!
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Timmy Sueperstar Selects #18 + Organizational U...
Get your cart ready with 2D #18 jerseys! Timmy Stuetzle has picked #18 with the Senators. Brandon Piller and Ross Levitan discuss his new number among other new Sens additions. And you know we're a #GoalieFriendlyShow so we had to do a separate goalie edition of the U24 rankings! Plus we get into Colin White having a bounce back season. Support us by supporting our sponsors. Built Bar: Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKEDON,” and you’ll get $10 off your first order.
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Connor Brown Signs, Organizational U24 Rankings...
The deal is done! It's been a top priority ever since the season ended and finally Connor Brown gets an extension. Brandon Piller and Ross Levitan did an emergency addition in to this podcast to talk about the 3 year deal Brown signed just hours before arbitration. We got mad at lists the past week, now it's our turn to make a list for you to get mad at! We ranked the top 15 players on in the organization that are under 24 years old on where we seeing them project in 5 years time. Give us your list @SensCentral on Twitter. And Friend of the Show Tony Ferrari part 2 interview is a good one! He gets into the NHL talent the Sens acquired and gives a sneak preview of what we can expect from the 2021 draft. Support us by supporting our sponsors. Rock Auto: Amazing selection. Reliably low prices. All the parts your car will ever need. Visit RockAuto.com and tell them Locked On sent you. Built GO: Break through your wall with Built GO! Visit BuiltGo.com and use promo code "LOCKED" and you'll get 30% off your next order.
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Interview with Friend of the Show Tony Ferrari ...
With the Blackhawks rebuilding we start the rumour mill! Brandon Piller and Ross Levitan tinker with the idea of trading for Jonathan Toews. With a lot of assets the Hawks would want and some interesting wrinkles in the Toews contract, could it work?. We also get into Connor Brown's contract talk just one day away from his arbitration hearing. And recurring guest and now Friend of the Show, Tony Ferrari, joins us for post draft talk! We get into the top selections from the Sens draft (Stuetzle, Sanderson, Greig, Jarventie, Kleven and Sokolov) in part 1 of this interview. Support us by supporting our sponsors. Built Bar: Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKEDON,” and you’ll get $10 off your first order. From the bestselling authors of The Daily Stoic, comes the ultimate stoicism guide to success, resilience and virtue. Lives of The Stoics: The Art of Living from Zeno to Marcus Aurelius is available now wherever books are sold.
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World Juniors Schedule Released + Interview wit...
We have a hockey schedule! The World Juniors dates have been announced. Brandon Piller and Ross Levitan get into the schedule of the tournament, Canada's path and which star players could be going to NHL training camps instead of playing for their countries. We also discuss why Connor Brown hasn't signed a deal yet with his arbitration date looming closer and closer. Newly signed Dadonov spoke about his excitement to come to Ottawa and teammates that he is looking forward to being with. And part 2 of our discussion with Craig Button! This time we get into the 2nd round picks potential, how players from the 2015 draft have panned out, the Matt Murray deal and what to expect in the upcoming 2021 draft. Support us by supporting our sponsors. Rock Auto: Amazing selection. Reliably low prices. All the parts your car will ever need. Visit RockAuto.com and tell them Locked On sent you. Built Bar: Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKEDON,” and you’ll get $10 off your first order.
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Sens In Europe + Interview with Craig Button (P...
Anutha One (DJ Khaled voice). The Ottawa Senators send another prospect over to Europe! Brandon Piller and Ross Levitan get breaking news before the episode starts that Rudolfs Balcers will be heading to Norway to join his old club, the Stavanger Oilers. We get into how that will help him make his case for an NHL roster spot. The other Sens prospects are doing well overseas as well, Erik Brannstrom had an OT winner, Filip Gustavsson recorded another win, Leevi Meriläinen continues to rack up W's too and Lassi Thomson still struggling so far. Friend of the Show Craig Button joins us for a second time with great insight on the Senators 2020 draft. If you were feeling down about some of the Sens picks, tune in and allow Craig to convince you why he feels the Sens made good choices. Part 2 will be in tomorrows episode! Support us by supporting our sponsors. Built Bar: the protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to BuiltBar.com and use promo code LOCKEDON for $10 off your first order.
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Dac is Back + SensCentral Citizen
Guess who's back? Back again. Dac is back, tell a friend. Brandon Piller and Ross Levitan are stoked about Joey Daccord's 3 year deal with the Senators. A recurring guest of the show has a real interesting contract structure that we get into. Rudy Balcers also got a one year extension and Vitaly Abramov continues to light it up in Finland. It's another edition of SensCentral Citizen Saturdays! We are pleased to welcome Alex Metzger (@nhlsensandstuff) to the show. He gives us his hot take about bringing in Andreas Athanasiou to the Sens on a one year deal. And we get into Melnyk's 112 page master plan for the Ottawa Senators including some real interesting ideas and proclamations.
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Getting Mad at Lists + Interview With Mike Knuble
It's time for every sports fans favourite thing: getting mad at lists. Brandon Piller and Ross Levitan take a look at Scott Wheeler's Top 50 prospects list for 2020 and where the Sens prospects land on there. We also have a great guest in former NHLer Mike Knuble. Although he never played for Ottawa he gives great insight on Jake Sanderson and Tyler Kleven who he coached in the BioSteel All American prospect game. And could the Sens be in the market for Mikael Granlund? We tinker with what kind of deal could be made and how it could benefit both parties. Support us by supporting our sponsors. Built Bar: Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKEDON,” and you’ll get $10 off your first order.
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Who’s Your Daddy(nov)
Daddy's home. The Ottawa Senators have signed free agent Evgeny Dadonov to a 3 year deal worth $15 million (AAV $5M). Brandon Piller and Ross Levitan are fired up about this signing to say the least! We had to rerecord our episode to get you our reactions. The Sens have now added a legit top 6 winger to the mix for a reasonable term and dollar amount. We talk about the kind of player he is and what impact he will have on the lineup. Overseas another Russian Senator is making waves. Vitaly Abramov scored two goals in his debut in Finland, including the OT winner on a penalty shot! And we can't forget the new Nick Paul extension. A guy who once played on the Binghamton Senators (remember them?) has finally got a one way deal for two years. Support us by supporting our sponsors. Rock Auto: Amazing selection. Reliably low prices. All the parts your car will ever need. Visit RockAuto.com today. BuiltGO: Bust through your wall with BuiltGO. Visit BuiltBar.com and use promo code LOCKED for 30% off your next order.
21 min
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RFA Arbitration Dates to Watch 'Four'
Connor Brown, Chris Tierney, Nick Paul and Christian Jaros all have their arbitration dates set so Ross Levitan and Brandon Piller begin todays show discussing what verdict they'd hand down in the cases are all decided by a judge. Then, we welcome DobberProspects Goalie Scout Dan Tiffany (@DanTiffany30 on Twitter) to discuss Matt Murray and his surprise when the Sens draft Leevi Meriläinen. Finally, we get to the latest Eugene Melnyk misadventure and if we still could see a Sens/Duclair reunion. Lives of The Stoics: The Art of Living from Zeno to Marcus Aurelius is available now wherever books are sold. Roman: Go to getroman.com/lockedonnhl TODAY. If approved, you’ll get fifteen dollars off your first order of ED treatment. Built Bar: Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKEDON,” and you’ll get $10 off your first order.
31 min
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Timmy Süperstar Needs Surgery to Repair Fractur...
Tough news this morning! Ross Levitan and Brandon Piller begin the show discussing the impact of Timmy Stuetzle's fractured arm and if he'll be ready to play by the time World Juniors come around. Then, we take a look around the world of Sens Prospects playing in other leagues before turning our attention to some major signings in the NHL, including a potential comparable for a future Connor Brown contract. Finally, we welcome on Jason Hernandez of Locked On Ducks (@LO_Ducks on twitter) to get his sense of how Erik Gudbranson endeared himself to Anaheim fans during his short stay there and if he was surprised by the trade. Support us by supporting our sponsors!! Rock Auto: Amazing selection. Reliably low prices. All the parts your car will ever need. Visit RockAuto.com and tell them Locked On sent you. BuiltGo: When the wall hits, hit back with BuiltGO! Check out BuiltGo.com and use promo code 'LOCKED' for 30% off your first order!
30 min
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Grading Pierre Dorion’s First Weekend of Free A...
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! It's been an exciting weekend with NHL Free Agency opening up and the Senators have made some transactions. Brandon Piller and Ross Levitan take a look at Pierre Dorion's first moves this offseason. Matt Murray signed a 25 million dollar deal for the next 4 seasons (AAV: $6.25M) locking up the Senators starting goalie and helping start the transition from rebuilding to contending. The Senators acquired Austin Watson from the Preds for a 2021 4th round pick. We look into why he will be a good addition to this team and deserves a clean slate in Ottawa. And other Atlantic teams made some splashes in free agency while Sens Abroad players picked their new homes too. Support us by supporting our sponsors. Roman: Go to getroman.com/lockedonnhl TODAY. If approved, you’ll get fifteen dollars off your first order of ED treatment. Built Bar: Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKEDON,” and you’ll get $10 off your first order.
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Senators Acquire Erik Gudbranson + Free Agency ...
The Draft may be over, but Pierre Dorion is still working to build the 2021 Senators roster. Ross Levitan and Brandon Piller begin the show making sense of the latest Sens trade, a polarizing pick-up to say the least. Then, it's on to previewing Free Agency, which opens across the NHL at noon on Friday. Will the Senators be active now that Duclair is gone? Who could they target? Plus, where will recent buyout victims Bobby Ryan and Kyle Turris end up? Support us by supporting our sponsors! Door Dash: Right now, our listeners can get $5 off and zero delivery fees on their first order of $15 or more, when you download the DoorDash app and enter code LOCKEDONNHL. Roman: Go to getroman.com/lockedonnhl TODAY. If approved, you’ll get fifteen dollars off your first order of ED treatment.
31 min
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Complete Day Two 2020 NHL Draft Reaction
Recorded right after the Ottawa Senators made their final selection, Ross Levitan and Brandon Piller welcome Roby Jarventie, Tyler Kleven, Egor Sokolov, Leevi Merilainen, Eric Ernsberg and Phillip Daoust to the organization but not before discussing the biggest move of today, acquiring two-time Stanley Cup Champion Goalie Matt Murray. #GoalieFriendlyShow Then, the surprise. Ottawa decided not to tender a qualifying offer to RFAs Jayce Hawrylyk, Andreas Englund and...Anthony Duclair??? Support us by supporting our sponsors! Roman: Go to getroman.com/lockedonnhl TODAY. If approved, you’ll get fifteen dollars off your first order of ED treatment. Door Dash: Right now, our listeners can get $5 off and zero delivery fees on their first order of $15 or more, when you download the DoorDash app and enter code LOCKEDONNHL. Built Bar: Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKEDON,” and you’ll get $10 off your first order. Rock Auto: Amazing selection. Reliably low prices. All the parts your car will ever need. Visit RockAuto.com and tell them Locked On sent you.
33 min
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Immediate 2020 NHL Draft First Round Reaction
Timmy Stuetzle.  Jake Sanderson. Ridly Greig.   The Ottawa Senators added three first round picks on the first night of the 2020 NHL Draft and we couldn’t be more thrilled.  Tonight Ross Levitan and Brandon Piller give immediate reaction, dissect the picks and look at who the best available players are still on the board for tomorrow - where the Senators have nine (!!!) more selections.    Support us by supporting our sponsors! Roman: Go to getroman.com/lockedonnhl TODAY. If approved, you’ll get fifteen dollars off your first order of ED treatment.   Door Dash:  Right now, our listeners can get $5 off and zero delivery fees on their first order of $15 or more, when you download the DoorDash app and enter code LOCKEDONNHL.
37 min
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D-Day
For the People, By the People. Ross Levitan and Brandon Piller are joined by members of Sens Army to preview the 2020 NHL Draft. Only 209 days since the Sens last played, it's time to get fired up for the big day. Support us by supporting our sponsors!!! Rock Auto: Amazing selection. Reliably low prices. All the parts your car will ever need. Visit RockAuto.com and tell them Locked On sent you. Door Dash: Right now, our listeners can get $5 off and zero delivery fees on their first order of $15 or more, when you download the DoorDash app and enter code LOCKEDONNHL. Roman:Go to getroman.com/lockedonnhl TODAY. If approved, you’ll get fifteen dollars off your first order of ED treatment. Built Bar: Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKEDON,” and you’ll get $10 off your first order.
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First Round NHL Mock Draft + Interview with Cam...
One. More. Sleep. Before getting into our Final 2020 NHL First Round Mock Draft (+ all of Senators selections), Ross Levitan and Brandon Piller discuss the Senators coming to terms on a contract for newly acquired defenceman Josh Brown. Then, Cam Robinson of EliteProspects + DobberProspects joins the show to debate why he has Quinton Byfield ranked #1 on his list and some other bold predictions of what could happen on Draft Night. Then, finally, a comprehensive Mock Draft for the first 33 picks then subsequent Senators selections beyond that!!! Support us by supporting our sponsors! Roman: Go to getroman.com/lockedonnhl TODAY. If approved, you’ll get fifteen dollars off your first order of ED treatment. Door Dash Right now, our listeners can get $5 off and zero delivery fees on their first order of $15 or more, when you download the DoorDash app and enter code LOCKEDONNHL. BuiltGo: Visit BuiltGO.com and use promo code “LOCKED,” and you’ll get 30% off your next order. Use promo code “LOCKED” for 30% off at builtGO.com
54 min
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Festivus (An Airing of Grievances)
A Festivus for the rest of us. Sens Fans, it’s been a rough ride since Chris Kunitz scored that double overtime goal in 2017. Brandon Piller and Ross Levitan air out all of their grievances with the franchise since then. We go in chronological order through all the moments: Alfie Leaving, Bryan Murray passing away, the Duchene Trade, Post Sweden Trip, the 3 Presidents, Randy Lee, Karlsson/Hoffman situation, the Karlsson Trade, the Mark Stone Trade, LeBreton Flats Dying, a Postponed PoHO Search, Craig Leaves and the Charity Scandal. This is a safe space to get it all out and move on to “The Road to Unparalleled Success” as it’s the day before the day before the 2020 NHL draft and the new era of the Ottawa Senators begins.
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The Top-5 + SensCentral Citizen
Top 5 Time. It's finally here. Brandon Piller and Ross Levitan have counted down from #93 and today we break down the Top 5 prospects. Also the Senators have made a trade! They add to their list of Brown's, with big, right hand shot defenceman Josh Brown. We break down where we see him fitting in this roster. Our SensCentral Final Draft Ranking concludes with #5: Marco Rossi, #4: Lucas Raymond, #3: Tim Stützle, #2 Quinton Byfield and #1: Alexis Lafreniere. And as always, SensCentral Citizen Saturday with Derek (@DLee075) where he tells us how he became a Sens fan and gives us some hot takes on possible trade candidates.
47 min
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Re-Living the Epic Senators/Habs 2013 Playoff S...
The Ottawa Senators are investing in their fans, finally. Brandon Piller and Ross Levitan are of course talking about the “$7 million-$8 million, state-of-the-art HVAC system, replacing the air conditioning that has been in the arena since its opening in 1996.” We tee up our most entertaining interview ever. Part 2 with Matt Kassian where he describes the playoff series in 2013 against the Habs, including the line brawl in great detail. The SensCentral Final Draft Rankings continue with #8: Alexander Holtz, #7: Jamie Drysdale and #6: Cole Perfetti. Support us by supporting our sponsors. Built Bar: a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code LOCKEDON and you'll get $10 off your first order.
43 min
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Goalie Friendly Show + Interview with Matt Kass...
Ross Levitan and Brandon Piller begins today's show discussing the possibility of James Reimer being a stop-gap trade target for the Sens. Then, former Senator Matt Kassian (@kassassination) joins the show the discuss his first impressions of being traded to Ottawa, an amazing post-game Alfie speech that made him feel welcome and fighting the hated Toronto Maple Leafs. (Stay tuned for a deep dive into the Sens/Habs 2013 series on tomorrows show). Finally, it's the continuation of our Draft Rankings: #12 Anton Lundell, #11 Jack Quinn, #10 Jake Sanderson and #9 Yaroslav Askarov. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKEDON,” and you’ll get $10 off your first order. Rock Auto Amazing selection. Reliably low prices. All the parts your car will ever need. Visit RockAuto.com and tell them Locked On sent you.
38 min
253
Trent is the Mann We Trust + Interview with Wil...
Ottawa Senators Chief Amateur Scout Trent Mann spoke to local media, so Ross Levitan and Brandon Piller break down some key points he made, including the high end tiers of scoring Right Wingers in this 2020 NHL Draft. We also just completed a Locked On Network mock draft with the nine other hosts draft in the top-10...what did we learn? Then Will Scouch (@Scouching) joins us for part 2 of our chat about which was Ottawa should go with its top-5 picks, which prospect is most polarizing and more. Finally, our Draft Rankings continue: #17 Dylan Holloway, #16 Rodion Amirov, #15 Connor Zary, #14 Seth Jarvis and #13 Dawson Mercer. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKEDON,” and you’ll get $10 off your first order.
41 min
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2020 Stanley Cup Awarded + Interview with Will ...
We're exactly one week away from the NHL Draft!!! Oh, and the Stanley Cup was awarded... Ross Levitan and Brandon Piller give props to the Tampa Bay Lightning for their well earned Championship, but then we move along to Part 1 of our interview with Will Scouch (@Scouching) to cover a variety of Draft Topics both in terms of prospect comparisons and draft philosophy. Then we wrap up with a continuation of our Final Draft Rankings... #21 Kaiden Guhle, #20 Brendan Brisson, #19 Hendrix Lapierre and #18 Mavrik Bourque. Support us by supporting our sponsors... Rock Auto: Amazing selection. Reliably low prices. All the parts your car will ever need. Visit RockAuto.com and tell them Locked On sent you.
27 min
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So Many Options at 5th Overall
The rumour mill is turning and there is lots of talk about where the Senators are going to go with Fifth overall in the draft. Brandon Piller and Ross Levitan get into the 3 names (Sanderson, Quinn and Askarov) rumoured to be on the Sens list for #5 according to Jeff Marek. Oh ya, Stanley Cup Finals are still happening, we finally chat about the series and the brief return of Stamkos. The SensCentral Final Draft Rankings continue with #26: Ozzy Wesiblatt, #25: Jacob Perreault, #24: Jeremie Porier, #23: Braden Schneider and #22: Noel Gunler. Support us by supporting our sponsors. Built Bar: Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKEDON,” and you’ll get $10 off your first order.
36 min
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Interview with TSN Director of Scouting Craig B...
Bonus Sunday episode where Ross Levitan and Brandon Piller are re-airing the best of our interview with Stanley Cup Champion and TSN Director of Scouting Craig Button, since we're now single digit days away from the 2020 NHL Draft. In the interview, we get Craig to answer one burning question for each of our Sens Organizational Top-10 under 23, then get into some spicy draft takes surrounding Tim Stutzle, Jamie Drysdale, Jack Quinn, Yaroslav Askarov and how many players from this draft class will step in to make an immediate impact at the NHL level.
39 min
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Onwards and Upwards + SensCentral Citizen
With 24 hrs to digest the Bobby Ryan buy-out news, Ross Levitan and Brandon Piller start the show debating what getting that money off the books could mean going forward and name a particular RFA winger who may benefit most. Then, we welcome Drew (@EastCoastSens on twitter) as our SensCentral Citizen this week - he has a very relatable reason as to how he became an Ottawa Senators fan... Finally, ten days before the NHL Draft, we're into first round talent in our final Draft Rankings: #31 Lukas Reichel, #30 Helge Grans, #29 Tyson Foerster, #28 Jan Mysak and #27 J-J Peterka.
32 min
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Bobby Ryan Bought Out + Interview with Ian Mendes
There are no remaining Senators from the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoff run now. Brandon Piller and Ross Levitan give you our live reaction to the breaking news of Bobby Ryan being placed on waivers for the purpose of a buy out. We had to re-record the episode as the news dropped right after we finished. We try to make sense of why they would do this now. Is it simply another financial decision to cut pay roll, was it a hockey move to open up roster spots for younger players or was this just clearing more cap space for bigger things to come? We also have a great chat with TSN 1200's host Ian Mendes. He tells us about who he thinks should be captain, how they should fill their veteran void and some creative ways they made content for a daily radio show without sports for months. The SensCentral Final Draft Rankings continue with #35: Topi Niemela, #34: William Wallinder, #33: Vasili Ponomaryov and #32: Daniel Torgersson. Support us by supporting our sponsors. Built Bar: Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKEDON,” and you’ll get $10 off your first order.
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Remembering the Best of Craig Anderson + Interv...
Well, it's now officially official that the Greatest goalie in Sens history will be moving on, so Ross Levitan and Brandon Piller begin the show debating which season in Ottawa was his best. Then, we turn our attention to the 2020 NHL Draft (Shocker...) and conclude our three-part interview with The Athletic's Scott Wheeler where we dive into Marco Rossi, Tim Stutzle and Jake Sanderson before asking which team is most likely to draft Yaro Askarov. Then, as always we conclude with our Final SensCentral Draft Ranking countdown... #39 Justin Barron, #38 Roni Hirvonen, #37 Marat Khusnutdinov and #36 Shakir Mukhamadullin. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKEDON,” and you’ll get $10 off your first order.
39 min
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Pierre Dorion Speaks + Interview with Scott Whe...
Pierre Dorion breaks his silence and chats with the media. Brandon Piller and Ross Levitan give their reactions to the Dorion presser. Most notably his comments on the past, present and future goalie situations. Also he touches on RFA's, the upcoming draft and possible moves. We continue our interview with Scott Wheeler where all the focus is on the current prospects in the Sens system. He gives proper praise for Drake Batherson, tells us about how Vitaly Abramov is his favourite prospect dating back to the QMJHL and more! And as always, the SensCentral Final Draft Rankings continues. #43: Justin Sourdif, #42: Emil Andrae, #41: Ryan O'Rourke and #40: Ridly Greig. Support us by supporting our sponsors. Built Bar: Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKEDON,” and you’ll get $10 off your first order.
43 min
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Another Kings/Germany Connection, NHL Awards Re...
Let the conspiracies continue!! After seeing the LA Kings send five of their top prospects to Berlin (DEL), Ross Levitan and Brandon Piller dive into another connection between the Kings organization and if adds fuel to the fire that they're leaning to taking Tim Stutzle 2nd overall. Speaking of Germans, Leon Draisaitl cleaned up at the NHL awards, we talk that and get back to our Final SensCentral Draft Rankings: #47 Tyler Kleven, #46 Daniil Gushchin, #45 Kasper Simontaival, #44 Jake Neighbours. We're also joined by Scott Wheeler from The Athletic; in Part One of our chat we dive into his recent article on the 2017 post-season brilliance of Erik Karlsson. Support us by supporting our sponsors. Rock Auto: Amazing selection. Reliably low prices. All the parts your car will ever need. Visit RockAuto.com and tell them Locked On sent you.
36 min
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NHL Award Predictions
Last but not least! There are still a few more NHL awards to hand out but they are some big ones. Brandon Piller and Ross Levitan make their arguments for who should win the Hart, Ted Lindsay, Calder, Vezina and Norris trophy awards with some contentious results. Andreas Englund is playing in Sweden now, we get into his future with the Sens. And of course we continue our SensCentral Final Draft Rankings with #51: Lukas Cormier, #50: Sam Colangelo, #49: Roby Jervantie and #48: Ty Smilanic. Support us by supporting our sponsors. Built Bar: Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKEDON,” and you’ll get $10 off your first order.
33 min
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Stanley Cup Finals Preview + SensCentral Citizen
Ross Levitan and Brandon Piller kick off todays show discussing the fan feedback following the franchises official release of the 2D logo, then break down the Stanley Cup Finals - including a couple bold predictions. We also talk SHL season getting underway, Lucas Raymond's immediate impact and our Final Draft Rankings; #55 Theo Niederbach, #54 Donovan Sebrango, #53 Jean-Luc Foudy and #52 Zion Nybeck. Plus, it's a SensCentral Citizen Saturday... Brandon Maki (@BrandonMaki_) joins us to tell us how he became a Sens fan, his take on the 2D announcement, who his ideal pick is at #5 and more!
36 min
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2Day is (Finally) the Day
The Ottawa Senators are finally revealing the worst kept secret, the new old 2D logo's! Brandon Piller and Ross Levitan talk about the unveiling of the new logo, still anxiously waiting the new jerseys though. We get into who should be the 3 assistant captains since it has been announced the Sens won't select a captain next season. #GoalieFriendlyShow we get into a discussion about Yaraslov Askarov and should the Sens even think about drafting him at #5? We also continue our SensCentral Final Draft Rankings with #59: Pavel Gogolev, #58: Joel Blomqvist, #57: Brock Faber and #56: Anton Johannesson. Support us by supporting our sponsors. Built Bar: Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKEDON,” and you’ll get $10 off your first order. Door Dash: Right now, our listeners can get $5 off and zero delivery fees on their first order of $15 or more, when you download the DoorDash app and enter code LOCKEDONNHL. Roman :Go to getroman.com/lockedonnhl TODAY. If approved, you’ll get fifteen dollars off your first order of ED treatment.
33 min
265
Could Chlappy Czech Out Prague? + Interview wit...
Chlapik may be the next Senator to head overseas, but not till a deal is done first. Brandon Piller and Ross Levitan discuss what that means for him and the team. Jake Sanderson and Cole Perfetti were both on TSN 1200 and have said they've already talked to the Senators twice, we take a look at both of those draft options. Part 3 of our long chat with Dean Brown is all about the current state of the franchise. Dean comments on the stage of the rebuild the Sens are at, how he feels about DJ Smith so far, Rick Bowness getting a chance at the Cup and what he thinks is the Sens top priority. We continue our SensCentral Final Draft Rankings with #63: Sean Farrell, #64: Wyatt Kaiser, #63: Will Cuylle and #62: Luke Evangelista. Support us by supporting our sponsors. Rock Auto: Amazing selection. Reliably low prices. All the parts your car will ever need. Visit RockAuto.com and tell them Locked On sent you. Door Dash: Right now, our listeners can get $5 off and zero delivery fees on their first order of $15 or more, when you download the DoorDash app and enter code LOCKEDONNHL. Roman: Go to getroman.com/lockedonnhl TODAY. If approved, you’ll get fifteen dollars off your first order of ED treatment.
38 min
266
Pesky Isles Extend ECF + Interview with Dean Br...
In Part Two (of Three) of our interview with Senators play by play voice Dean Brown, Ross Levitan and Brandon Piller dive into his long-term relationship with broadcast partner Gord Wilson and if he gets nervous before calling a big game. We also dive into the Islanders staving off elimination in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals and then finish off with our Final SensCentral Draft Rankings: #67 Emil Heineman, #66 Connor McClennon, #65 Martin Chromiak and #64 Joni Jurmo. Support us by supporting our sponsors. Door Dash: Right now, our listeners can get $5 off and zero delivery fees on their first order of $15 or more, when you download the DoorDash app and enter code LOCKEDONNHL. Roman:Go to getroman.com/lockedonnhl TODAY. If approved, you’ll get fifteen dollars off your first order of ED treatment. Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKEDON,” and you’ll get $10 off your first order.
40 min
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Chabot Top Choice For Captain + Interview with ...
Bruce Garrioch's new article had a couple of interesting news nuggets so we had to dive into that! Brandon Piller and Ross Levitan talk about Chabot "being the top candidate to be named the club's new captain", some possible trade rumours and the goalie situation. We say good (k)night to Vegas and two Sens Abroad. We also landed an absolute legend of a guest, Dean Brown. We had such a great chat with Dean we had to upgrade our zoom account mid interview to push past 40 minutes and turn this into a 3 part interview, our longest ever! Part 1 is all about how Dean got into broadcasting in the first place and his early years in the industry. The SensCentral Final Draft Rankings continue with #71: Egor Sokolov, #70: Tyler Tullio, #69: Alexander Pashin and #68: Luke Tuch. Support us by supporting our sponsors. Door Dash: Right now, our listeners can get $5 off and zero delivery fees on their first order of $15 or more, when you download the DoorDash app and enter code LOCKEDONNHL. Roman:Go to getroman.com/lockedonnhl TODAY. If approved, you’ll get fifteen dollars off your first order of ED treatment. Rock Auto: Amazing selection. Reliably low prices. All the parts your car will ever need. Visit RockAuto.com and tell them Locked On sent you.
39 min
268
Two Year Review of The Trade + When Did The Sen...
It has been two years since the Senators traded away Erik Karlsson to the San Jose Sharks for a bunch of assets, how does the trade look now? Brandon Piller and Ross Levitan look at how the trade has panned out so far and would we do the trade without the 3rd overall pick? The Tampa Bay Lightning finally have the Islanders on the brink of elimination and we have a great interview with Ary (@carteciel) where he dives into some analytics and discusses his article with Silver Seven Sens about the last time the Sens had a Quality Top 4 on the back end. And we continue our SensCentral Final Rankings with #75: Tristen Robins, #74: Ryan Francis, #73: Daemon Hunt and #72: Yan Kuznetsov. Support us by supporting our sponsors. Door Dash: Right now, our listeners can get $5 off and zero delivery fees on their first order of $15 or more, when you download the DoorDash app and enter code LOCKEDONNHL. Roman: Go to getroman.com/lockedonnhl TODAY. If approved, you’ll get fifteen dollars off your first order of ED treatment.
42 min
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What Are The Senators Ideal Top-5 Picks + SensC...
We know the Sens are picking 3rd and 5th but who are the ideal candidates for those picks? Brandon Piller and Ross Levitan get into their preferences with an obvious choice and Ross gives a hot take as well. We break down the Islanders Game 3 win and Kucherov's antics at the end of the game. Another edition of SensCentral Citizen with Matt Bosty (@MattBosty) where he tells us how he became a Sens fan, a Dominik Hasek story and how he would like to see picks 3 and 5 pan out. Plus we continue our SensCentral Final Draft Rankings with #79: Michael Benning, #78: Veeti Miettinen, #77: Emil Viro and #76: Dylan Peterson.
34 min
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Projecting the Sens Opening Night D-Core + Maki...
With Boro making it clear that he wanted a fresh start out of Ottawa we look ahead to the future. Brandon Piller and Ross Levitan take a look at who they think will project to be the opening night D-Core based on the roster right now. Sean Couturier wins the Frank J. Selke trophy so we look at an obvious snub (Stone) and some off the board voting for the award. We also continue our SensCentral Final Draft Rankings with #83: Eamon Powell, #82: Carter Savioe, #81: Cross Hanas and #80: Nico Daws
35 min
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Mark Borowiecki Set To Test Free Agency
It seems inevitable that Boro won't be "a Senator for life" and will be testing free agency. Brandon Piller and Ross Levitan try to make sense of why the Sens wouldn't bring back such a good character veteran who just had a career season. The Islanders let a big opportunity to tie up their series slip away in the dying seconds. And we continue our SensCentral Final Draft Rankings with #87: Antonio Stranges, #86: William Villeneuve, #85: Brett Berard and #84: Jack Finley. Support us by supporting our sponsors. Rock Auto: Amazing selection. Reliably low prices. All the parts your car will ever need. Visit RockAuto.com and tell them Locked On sent you!
32 min
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Senators Add to Charity Foundation Leadership +...
The Senators have hired Brad Weir as Senior Director of the Senators Community Foundation. Also Brandon Piller and Ross Levitan each pick their Conn Smythe favourites from each of the 4 remaining teams. We break down game 2 of the western series and game 1 of the east. And the SensCentral Final Draft Rankings continue with #90: Ian Moore, #89: Brandon Coe and #88: Zayde Wisdom. Support us by supporting our sponsors. Built Bar: the protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to BuiltBar.com and use promo code LOCKEDON to get $10 off your first order.
27 min
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Bobby Ryan Wins the Bill Masterton Award + Inte...
Bobby Ryan is the winner of the 2020 Bill Masterton Award! Brandon Piller and Ross Levitan congratulate the long time Sen on the award, why he was so deserving and what the future holds for Bobby in this franchise. We take a look at Corey Pronman's 2020 Organizational Prospect Rankings with the Senators finishing at #7 in the league. The 2nd half of our interview with Dobber Prospects Tony Ferrari, where we talk about a possible future starting goalie in the Sens organization, the Sens loaning players overseas and which Sens prospect is his favourite. Then we begin our Final Draft Rankings using the average draft ranking of 6 different respected opinions. Today is #93-91 (Jan Bednar, Evan Vierling and Jaromir Pytlik) Support us by supporting our sponsors. Rock Auto: Amazing selection. Reliably low prices. All the parts your car will ever need. Visit RockAuto.com and tell them Locked On sent you!
31 min
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Sens Draft Picks Nearly Set as Conference Final...
With NYI advancing to the ECF, Ottawa's 2020 NHL Draft slots are beginning to take shape. On todays show Ross Levitan and Brandon Piller touch on that, react to J-G Pageau's "Pesky" tweet and debate what the Golden Knights have to do in order to erase an early series deficit. Then, following a tweet that set Sens Twitter ablaze over the weekend, the Head of North American Scouting at Dobber Prospects, Tony Ferrari, joins us for part one of a two part interview where we get into a wide variety of Draft topics and Sens prospect system analysis. Support us by supporting our sponsors. Built Bar: the protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go too BuiltBar.com and use promo code Locked On and you'll get $10 off your first order.
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The Night the Stars Aligned with the Knights + ...
The Western Conference Final is set between the Golden Knights and Stars after their game 7 victories. Brandon Piller and Ross Levitan break down the wins. Joel Kiviranta made his name heard with the series winning goal to complete his hat trick, Thatcher Demko stood on his head again and if Vegas wins it all, who will lift the Cup first? Plus an amazing edition of SensCentral Citizens with James Mellish, the St. Louis native who made a hit Sens Parody song for "We Takin Over". We talk about some of the best lines in the track, how he became a Sens fan and living in the same neighbourhood as the Tkachuk's growing up.
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Should the Sens take a Dip in the Goalie Market...
With trade rumours swirling around the many goalies that will be available, should the Sens be in the market for a new tendy? Brandon Piller and Ross Levitan look at the options of trading for Matt Murray or Darcy Kuemper and take a look at possible Free Agent targets too. Or maybe the Sens should just stick with Nilsson/Hogberg for next season? Then we have a really fun interview with Stuntman Stu, the former Ottawa Senators PA announcer. He shares some of his favourite memories including an exclusive story about his funniest moment in between the penalty boxes. Game 7's are in bunches in round 2 as the Flyers and Canucks survive their game sixes. Support us by supporting our sponsors. Built Bar: the protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go too BuiltBar.com and use promo code Locked On and you'll get $10 off your first order.
26 min
277
Sens Going Abroad + Interview with J.D. Burke (...
The Senators are sending Vitaly Abramov abroad, but not Rudolfs Balcers? Brandon Piller and Ross Levitan look into sending Vitaly "The Magician" Abramov to Finland but deciding not to send Balcers to the KHL. The Avalanche hold off elimination and will head to game 7, we give you the 2nd half of our interview with EliteProspects J.D. Burke where he talks about Erik Brannstrom, which prospects the Sens should take a look at in the late 1st Round/early 2nd and some key factors to evaluating talent that are overlooked and undervalued. And finally we break down the Jake Allen trade. Support us by supporting our sponsors. Rock Auto: Amazing selection. Reliably low prices. All the parts your car will ever need. Visit RockAuto.com and tell them Locked On sent you!
30 min
278
Handshakes on Hold + Interview with JD Burke (P...
Both the Vancouver Canucks and Philadelphia Flyers hold off the handshake lines last night. Brandon Piller and Ross Levitan break down both of the games last night. Plus with the draft getting closer and closer we have draft guru from EliteProspects, J.D Burke, on the pod to talk about the extensive 2020 NHL Draft guide he has been working on that is now available. He sheds some light on Tim Stutzle, a deep dive on why Jake Sanderson should be on Sens fans radar and much more! This is just Part 1 of our interview with him. And we get into the debate whether we think Josh Norris or Logan Brown should get a roster spot on opening day. Support us by supporting our sponsors. Built Bar: the protein bar tat tastes like a candy bar. Go too BuiltBar.com and use promo code LOCKEDON to get $10 off your first order.
31 min
279
Bruins Bite the Bullet + Scandinavian Sweepstakes
The Big Bad Bruins bite the bullet and are heading out of the bubble thanks to a double OT winner by Victor Hedman. Brandon Piller and Ross Levitan get into how this team fell apart and poke fun at some of the ridiculous takes from Bruins fans/media, the rumour mill is turning and there are a group of Scandinavians who may be available for trade that Dorion could look into (Nik Ehlers, Patrik Laine and Jesse Puljujarvi) and could this be the end for Sens Abroad player Zdeno Chara? Support us by supporting our sponsors. Rock Auto: Amazing selection. Reliably low prices. All the parts your car will ever need. Visit RockAuto.com and tell them Locked On sent you!
30 min
280
New Spin on a Bor(o)ing Narrative
If you're looking for a podcast that isn't dwelling on all the negativity surrounding the Ottawa Senators, then look no further. Brandon Piller and Ross Levitan take a look at bringing back beloved Boro for the rest of his career, we did a poll @SensCentral who would you rather keep Boro or Wolanin, go have your say and hear what we think! We also break down the playoff games throughout the weekend, Sens Abroad leaders Pageau and Stone continue to add to their point totals and we discuss other leagues preparing their return to play. Support us by supporting our sponsors. Built Bar: the protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go too BuiltBar.com and use promo code LOCKEDON and you'll get $10 off your first order.
27 min
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Interview with Former Senator and 2011 Calder C...
Ross Levitan and Brandon Piller begin todays show touching on the NHL Players decision to postpone playoff games in protest, then welcome on former Ottawa Senator, 2011 Calder Cup Champ and now Colorado Avalanche Pro Scout Cody Bass. In a wide-ranging interview, we get into when they knew Robin Lehner was going to lead them to a title, playing on a line with Mike Hoffman, and the legend of Kaspars Daugavins. We also get into his Senators career including being apart of the infamous Gladiator game during the 2008 playoffs and walking into training camp following the lockout draft around guys like Daniel Alfredsson and Dominik Hasek. Finally, we discuss his current role as Avs pro scout and which former Senator Nathan MacKinnon reminds him of. Built Bar: the protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Got to builtbar.com and use promo code LOCKEDON and you'll get $10 off your first order. Door Dash: Right now, our listeners can get $5 off and zero delivery fees on their first order of $15 or more, when you download the DoorDash app and enter code LOCKEDONNHL. Roman: Go to getroman.com/lockedonnhl TODAY. If approved, you’ll get fifteen dollars off your first order of ED treatment.
31 min
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NHL On The Wrong Side of History + Coyotes Puni...
Ross Levitan and Brandon Piller begin the show voicing their disappointment in the National Hockey League for going through with games while every other major North American sports were boycotted to shine light on the injustice going on south of the border. Then, we dive into the punishment handed down on the Arizona Coyotes - and how it affects the Senators before recapping all three games of Stanley Cup playoff action. Finally, we take a peek at our #SensAbroad and discuss whether this is the last hoorah for Zdeno Chara.
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The Vegas Wagon hits a Road Block + Kapanen bac...
Well the Golden Knights sweep didn't happen like Ross planned, it's over in Game 2. Brandon Piller and Ross Levitan get into the Canucks bounce back game thanks to big performances from Pettersson and Toffoli, Ross had a dream the Sens selected Byfield and Raymond, Tampa tied the series up at 1 and we dissect the trade that is sending Kasperi Kapanen back to Pittsburgh. Support us by supporting our sponsors. Door Dash: Right now, our listeners can get $5 off and zero delivery fees on their first order of $15 or more, when you download the DoorDash app and enter code LOCKEDONNHL. Roman: Go to getroman.com/lockedonnhl TODAY. If approved, you’ll get fifteen dollars off your first order of ED treatment.
30 min
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The Vegas Wagon Rolls on + Interview with Jokke...
The Vegas Golden Knights are an absolute wagon and the Canucks got to witness it first hand. Brandon Piller and Ross Levitan take a look at the 5-0 Vegas win in Game 1 of the 2nd Round, we dive into the Allan Walsh tweeting a picture of Marc Andre Fleury being stabbed in the back by DeBoer's sword, Boston got off to the right start in their series and we have a special guest in Jokke Nevalainen to fill us in on Lassi Thomson heading back to Finland, his thoughts on the Sens draft options with the 3rd overall pick and the emergence of high end Finnish talent in the NHL. Support us by supporting our sponsors. Roman: go to getroman.com/lockedonnhl today! if approved you'll get $15 off your first order of ED Treatment. DoorDash: Right now our listeners can get $5 off their first order of $15 or more when you download the DoorDash app and enter code LOCKEDONNHL. Built Bar: the protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Got to builtbar.com and use promo code LOCKEDON and you'll get $10 off your first order.
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On To Round Two
Ok, maybe the title is a bit misleading - before moving on to previewing Round Two, Ross Levitan and Brandon Piller look back at last nights action that resulted in a pair of handshake lines and one pat on the head in an act of karma. Of course, we also check in on our favourite #SensAbroad!
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How Many Points Can Brady Bunch Together
Ross Levitan and Brandon Piller begin the show debating what kind of point projection Sens fans should expect from Brady Tkachuk next season in what will be the final year of his entry-level contract. Then, we turn to his brother Matthew and the Flames who were one of a pair of teams eliminated from the Stanley Cup Playoffs - could Monahan be on the trade block? Then, we touch on #SensAbroad J-G Pageau and are the Islanders a serious contender? Support us by supporting our sponsors. Rock Auto: Amazon selection. Reliably low prices. All the pets your car will ever need. Visit RockAuto.com and tell them Locked On sent you!
20 min
287
Lassi The Lynx
Pierre Dorion must've listened to the last episode of The Locked On Senators Podcast because Lassi is a Lynx! Brandon Piller and Ross Levitan are stoked to announce Lassi Thomson will be returning to Finland to play with the Lynx. Having said that, we discuss if maybe Erik Brannstrom should also return to his home team in Sweden, as a #GoalieFriendlyShow we both talk about how we would've handled being tapped on the head after being scored on like Carter Hart (spoiler alert: rage) say goodbye to the Yotes and we look at the history of picks 3 & 5 vs 1st overall in previous drafts. Support us by supporting our sponsors. Built Bar: The protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Low Calorie, Low Sugar and High Protein High Fibre.
30 min
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Stanley Cup Playoff Update + Lassi Thomson Stay...
Lots to dive into on todays LOSP - Ross Levitan and Brandon Piller react to Carolina, Columbus, Chicago and Arizona being eliminated from the Stanley Cup Playoffs, debate which goalie held their team in the longest and where the Coyotes go from here. Then, it's time to get into why Lassi Thomson wasn't in Ilves line-up today as they began its pre-season schedule, and then we're joined by @Brochenski for our SensCentral Citizen!
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Melnyk Puts ‘Nonsensical’ Trade Rumours To Bed
After a short break the boys are back! Brandon Piller and Ross Levitan get you all caught up on draft trade rumours, playoff hockey and Sens Abroad. We take a look at the rumour of trading picks 3 & 5 even being squashed by owner, Eugene Melnyk, we each give our 3 stars in playoff hockey since Friday (Stecher, Lee, Hart, Horvat, Pavelski and Crawford), we continue to follow along with our Sens Abroad players, most notably from Long Island and Vegas and Brandon squashes the idea of trying to trade up to have picks 2 & 3. Support us by supporting our sponsors. Rock Auto: Amazing selection. Reliably low prices. All the parts your car will ever need. Visit RockAuto.com and tell them Locked On sent you!
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Picks 3 AND 5 for 1... No Thanks
Picks 3 AND 5 for 1... No Thanks
26 min
291
Senators Charity Foundation Announced + Round 1...
Senators Charity Foundation Announced + Round 1 Begins
23 min
292
Lafrenière Lottery Reaction + Parly's Picks For...
So close yet so far. The Blue Team double doinks themselves out of a first round pick and the boys couldn't be happier. Ross Levitan and Chris Parliament react to the Rangers winning the 2020 1st overall pick, look ahead to Robin Lehner starting Game One for Vegas and Chris gives his picks for each of the Stanley Cup first round match-ups.
33 min
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Blue Team Elimination Day, Stanley Cup Round On...
Blue Team Elimination Day, Stanley Cup Round One Preview +Lafrenière Lottery
32 min
294
Elimination Day but the Leafs Live On + SensCen...
Elimination Day but the Leafs Live On + SensCentral Citizen
34 min
295
Senators May Get An Extended Training Camp + Bl...
Ross Levitan and Brandon Piller react to the Maple Leafs blowing a 3-0 lead to lose Game 3 and set themselves up for a do-or-die situation, discuss how the NHL and NHLPA are working with the seven non-return to play teams in hopes of extending training camp, and the results of our poll from yesterday; which #SensAbroad Predator would you rather still have in Ottawa?
22 min
296
Superstars on the Brink + Which #SensAbroad Pre...
Superstars on the Brink + Which #SensAbroad Predator Would You Rather
23 min
297
The Rangers Ride out of the Bubble
The Rangers Ride out of the Bubble
25 min
298
Hockey Is Back (For Real This Time)
Hockey Is Back (For Real This Time)
23 min
299
Meet Your Sens Abroad
Meet Your Sens Abroad
27 min
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Western Conference Play-In Series Preview
Western Conference Play-In Series Preview
32 min