Sens, Habs, NO LEAFS & the NHLFA

Don Brennan (Ottawa Sun) reports the new salary cap may force the Ottawa Senators into trading a star player to free up cap space, and that player could be blueliner Wade Redden. Brennan suggests the Sens must lock up forward Marian Hossa long-term as well as re-sign Zdeno Chara before he becomes a UFA next summer, and argues against moving team captain Daniel Alfredsson and Martin Havlat. Brennan acknowledges it would hurt to lose Redden but suggests a younger blueliner like Anton Volchenkov could step up.

The Leafs have NOT been mentioned as a possible destination…

Yvon Pedneault (RDS.ca) yesterday reported three Canadian teams – the Montreal Canadiens among them – and an American club are interested in Washington Capitals defenceman Brendan Witt, who earlier this week requested a trade. Pedneault observes Witt is the type of “robust” blueliner the Habs could use. Whether or not the Habs can afford him (they’ve still got to re-sign Koivu and Theodore) is another question. He’s relatively cheap at $1.67M but is an UFA next season and will likely be looking for a big raise.

The Leafs have NOT been mentioned as a possible destination…

See, not EVERYBODY is rumored to go to the Leafs…lol.

P.S. GO LEAFS!!!

SUPPORT THE NHLFA. If you don’t know, this is the NHL Fans Association. Go sign up if you wanna let your voice be heard. They need 75, 000 fans as members if they’re to represent we fans in future NHL-NHLPA negotiations (now THAT would be something).

For more info:

http://www.nhlfa.com/index.asp

To register:

http://www.nhlfa.com/registration.asp

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