Jokinen to Ottawa?

Sportsnet.ca is reporting that the Ottawa Senators

are interested in acquiring the services of the Florida Panthers’ center, Olli Jokinen ($2,500,000).

The Ottawa Senators have also been rumored to

be interested in Doug Weight ($5,700,000). Jokinen

is the better player and is cheaper, but lacks veteran leadership. Ottawa still has about 3 million

dollars in cap space and Mike Fisher ($1,500,000)

is a name that has been appearing in trade rumors.

The problem with the St. Louis Blues is that in the

event that a team has a fire sale they look for prospects and Ottawa doesn’t have many kids other

than Patrick Eaves and Andrej Mezaros. We all know that no team would give up any of those two

guys, so Ottawa definetly won’t. The Doug Weight

deal is less likely to happen than the Olli Jokinen deal because it would be easier than on the Sens’ cap than the Weight deal. Before any of these trades happen the Senators should wait until they see how Mike Fisher plays before the Olympic break. Here is what those trades might look like:

Possible Trade to St.Louis:

To St.Louis:

Mike Fisher

3rd round pick

–or–

Andrej Mezaros

To Ottawa:

Doug Weight

4th round pick

–or–

T.J Oshie

Possible Trade to Florida:

To Florida:

Mike Fisher

4th round pick

To Ottawa:

Olli Jokinen


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