Senators possible deadline deals!!

The Senators have already acquired one gritty left winger in Vaclav Varada, but don’t be surprised if Muckler picks up another one before March 11. He stated himself that he has deals brewing. Check out the possibilities.One of the most mentioned names around Ottawa has been Brad May. The gritty veteran from Phoenix is exactly the type of player the Sens need. Apparently there is a deal brewing, but Mike Barnett is holding it up. Look for possibly Magnus Arvedson to be included in a trade because he is a free-agent at season’s end, and if the Senators do not see themselves resigning him, he will be on his way out of the Nation’s capital.

Another possible acquisition is Bates Battaglia. These rumors have died down over the past few days, because Carolina apparently wants some young forwards, possibly a Mike Fisher. Ottawa will never trade him, so unless Carolina lowers their asking price, Bates will not be a Senator.

A possible rent-a-player is Adam Graves. With San Jose out of the playoffs they will start dumping salary, and Ottawa may want to get their hands on Graves for the playoffs.

The other usual names have been mentioned. Players such as Shawn Bates and Dave Scatchard are always mentioned in trade rumors. If the Senators make another deal, expect them to only trade Arvedson if they can acquire a player of similiar value. They will not dump salary.

These are the latest rumors floating around Ottawa. They are in search of another gritty player. They have already improved themselves by acquiring Varada, so look for Ottawa to make some noise in the playoffs.

R. Deren