As much as I want Ottawa to make a move, I am not too concerned if Muckler does nothing. Its a good message to send to the locker room. The prices of players are too high, I wonder what the Canes gave up.
Adding Recchi and subtracting Cole is a step back in my books. It will be interesting to see what the return is on Recchi.
I would still like to see the sens add a depth player, but I won't panic if they don't. Getting Havlat and Hasek back is a bigger deal than anything a team will accomplish today. These other teams are not making great moves that push them over the hump compared to the Sens so far.
So far, so good from my standpoint. The best part is Jokinen re-signing. If the Sens didn't get him, glad to see him stay put.
OMG...How the hell does Carolina give up NOTHING in their deals??
But they didn't address their need on defence. I realize they added some punch up front, but they have a suspectful defence and I wouldn't match it up with the other top contenders in the East. Recchi was a good acquisition, but wasn't the deal they needed to make, especially with Vasicek on the verge of returning.
I keep hearing Carolina is thinking about signing Jack Johnson for the playoffs. I wouldn't do it, personally. He's a franchise player in the waiting, but do you want to toss him into NHL action right away like that, in the playoffs no less? I hope they don't put that kind of pressure on him.