Dallas/Ottawa Potential Trade?
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12-06-2003, 05:46 AM
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Eastern Ontario
Garrioch (sadly the real one) wrote on Sens trading in today's Sun:
All quiet on the Sens trade front
Looking for help on the blue line, Dallas GM Doug Armstrong and another member of the club's scouting staff attended the Senators' games against the Florida Panthers and Tampa Bay Lightning in the Sunshine State earlier this week.
It's believed the Stars have interest in defenceman Brian Pothier or possibly Karel Rachunek. The Dallas blue line has been porous this season after the loss of Derian Hatcher and Darryl Sydor to free agency in the summer.
So Bruce thinks the Stars are interested in a Sens D, but I don't think that is the case.
There was talk out of Toronto yesterday the Senators were close to signing former Leafs winger Shayne Corson, an unrestricted free agent. Muckler said that wasn't the case, which means he's looking elsewhere.
Likely the Sens want a LW who can still play.
A player on the Dallas roster who may interest the Senators is winger Scott Young -- even if he is a natural right winger. Young's playing time has dropped this season with Dallas and he's struggled with a minus-21 rating.
Sources say the Stars feel Young, who's making $3.4 million (all terms US) this season, might need a change of scenery and they've been shopping him around. It's believed Dallas might even be willing to pick up part of his salary.
-21 can lead to a "change of scenery" in this league. With a salary of $3.4 Young might get Curtis Leschyshyn if the Stars pick up the salary difference, but not a younger D. However Curtis didn't play against Tampa and Florida, so the Stars were not scouting him (Volchenkov and Pothier had the last two D spots). I personally don't see a Young deal happening with the Sens.
Edit: Also see the Sens forum thread:
and in the Dallas forum:
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