Senators should go after Ott, not Moulson

If the Senators can pry a guy out of Buffalo to play alongside Jason Spezza, Matt Moulson should be their second choice.

Their primary focus needs to be on Steve Ott.

The 31-year old Sabres captain is tough, he fights, he’s gritty and, we are told, an “old school” type of leader.

He’s versatile, comfortable as a winger or centre. He’s good in the faceoff circles. He’s defensively responsible, and has a decent touch around the net.

Just as important as all of that is the fact Ott and Spezza are also good friends who have had on-ice chemistry in the past.

In the 2000-01 OHL season, Ott led the Windsor Spitfires with 50 goals and 37 assists in 55 games. Second on the team scoring list was Spezza, who had 36 goals and 50 assists in 41 games.–anderson-thinks-miller-not-quick-shouls-start-for-us–ryan-asks-for-tv-suggestions