Should the Senators trade Arvedson ?

Midway through the month of October, rumours were brewing about the Ottawa Senators wanting to trade Magnus Arvedson. It seems like all this trade talk has died down, but why?

Although Arvedson has developed into a good two way player with a defensive focus – as seen with his ice time during short-handed situations – he hasn’t lived up to the expectations that the Senators had for him.

Arvedson is earning $1.6 million U.S. this season (8th highest paid on the Sens roster), and will become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season.

Furthermore, he only has 3 points in 14 games this season, and has a tendency of getting hurt.

My view is that Ottawa has enough defensive-minded forwards as is, and that Arvedson is expendable and should be traded. I’d personally like to see John Muckler try and get a third line grinder or checker – maybe Matthew Barnaby?