Category Archives: Ottawa Senators

INSIDER TRADING: COULD THE SENATORS MOVE ALFREDSSON?

If the Ottawa Senators slide in the absence of both Jason Spezza and Erik Karlsson, what should they do in regards to the future of captain Daniel Alfredsson?

LeBrun: It’s going to be really sensitive for sure. There has been no player as popular in the history of the Senators. Senators GM Bryan Murray can’t control other teams calling him and that’s going to happen if the Senators fall off because of those injuries.

Avs O’Reilly on Sens radar

The Senators have studied the possibility of acquiring Ryan O’Reilly, but not at any cost.

Sources say Senators GM Bryan Murray has held talks with Colorado Avalanche GM Greg Sherman about a deal for the restricted free agent centre, however, the indications are the asking price is significantly high.

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Could the Senators be interested in Perry?

THIS N’ THAT

There was plenty of speculation in Ottawa last week when two scouts from the Anaheim Ducks showed up at the Senators-Buffalo Sabres game. No, the Senators haven’t had any talks with the Ducks about RW Corey Perry, but yes GM Bryan Murray did draft him while with Anaheim. Sources say the Ducks are going to try to sign Perry, but if they can’t GM Bob Murray needs to be in a position to know what he wants from interested teams. The Senators were a front-runner for C Rick Nash before he went to the New York Rangers from Columbus last summer and have the prospects to make a deal for Perry. “The Ducks are just trying to identify what everybody has,” said a league executive. “They are going to try to sign him.” That hasn’t stopped talk Perry will land with an Eastern team … The Dallas Stars haven’t been happy with the play of D Alex Goligoski. You remember him, he’s the guy GM Joe Nieuwendyk acquired from the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for the high-scoring James Neal and D Matt Niskanen. The deal hasn’t worked out as planned and Goligoski was even a healthy scratch recently. Not good.

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Ottawa Senators looking for help

Bryan Murray is working the phones.

The Senators GM isn’t going to find another Erik Karlsson on the NHL’s trade market, but he’s hopeful he’ll be able to find a reasonably priced facsimile that’s going to help the club get to the playoffs this spring.

Battered and beaten up after Karlsson was added to the list of growing injuries, Murray wasn’t expecting any sympathy cards from his rival GM’s at the club’s latest loss, but he is going to investigate the market to see what’s available.

“As I said when Jason (Spezza) went down, I don’t know that any other manager is going to do any favours for me,” said Murray Thursday. “I don’t think that … I’ve made some calls on different players over the last week or two and there’s been nobody very willing to give me a very good player for a player that’s not in the league yet.

Would Ryan Whitney be a fit in Ottawa with Karlsson out?

Has Edmonton Oilers’ GM Steve Tambellini called Murray on Ryan Whitney?

Probably.

We don’t know if Whitney will be a healthy scratch for a fourth time in the last seven games when Colorado Avalanche are here Saturday night, but if Whitney is in the lineup, how long will he be in the lineup? Right now he’s in rotation mode with Corey Potter and Mark Fistric. He has to win back the trust of the coaching staff or he’ll get traded.

Weiss Rumor

Ottawa Senators GM Bryan Murray examines trade market

While the Senators are determined to go with what they’ve got to fill the void left by the back surgery to centre Jason Spezza, Murray likely couldn’t make a deal unless he was willing to give up a top prospect to get something in return.

Two Teams interested in Weber

RDS.ca is reporting that two teams  (The Senators and Hurricanes) have inquired about the services of Yannick Weber.

No Rush to Move Bishop

Ottawa Senators goalie Ben Bishop returns to his backup role

Before sending Lehner back to Bingo, GM Bryan Murray studied the NHL’s trade market to see what other teams might be willing to offer up if he indeed decided he’d trade one of his goalies to start this shortened season.

Murray decided it’s best to sit, wait and see what transpires.

League sources say until Vancouver Canucks GM Mike Gillis clarifies the Roberto Luongo situation — by either dealing him or taking him off the market for the year — it could be tough for those teams with depth in goal to move a netminder.

NHL Rumors – January 23, 2013

The leatest trade rumors from January 23, 2013 include Roberto Luongo, Ben Bishop and the belief that it may just be the Stars, Avalanche or the Habs who are kicking the tires on Luongo.

Senators GM Bryan Murray holding off on deals

Speaking to reporters Tuesday, Murray confirmed he has been working the phones, but the asking prices are high if he wants to make a deal. That’s because blueliners are at a premium and a lot of teams are looking.

“We keep talking. I’ve been talking to a variety of teams about what they might have available,” said Murray. “It doesn’t sound promising at the moment. Not a lot of people are going to give unless you give a lot back.

“We’ll keep looking and talking. The priority right now is to promote our own people. We’ve got a number of young guys that are probably deserving of a look early on in particular, and then we’ll have to see.”

Ottawa Senators hunting for help for depleted blueline

The Senators are trying to find help for their thin blueline.

With defenceman Jared Cowen gone for the season after hip surgery and utility blueliner Mike Lundin out with a broken thumb he suffered in Europe for a month, Senators GM Bryan Murray and assistant Tim Murray are looking for help.

Though agents for five or six free UFA’s — including Chris Campoli, Colin White and Milan Jurcina — have contacted the Senators to see if they have any interest, Bryan Murray may opt to go the trade route before camp opens.