Sens want to shed the salary, habs want to get bigger down the middle.
personnally i think bonk makes about a million too much for what he brings to the table and that is why i am only prepared to offer the former first rdr and brother or marian to the sens.
Marcel Hossa has to be on an NHL roster this season. He wouldn't make Ottawa's.
Marcel Hossa is NHL ready and has the potential to be a respectable nhl player, with top 6 as his highest upside. He has all the tools, he just needs to get it toghether, and being with his superstar bro, on the same team, could help, as a change of scenery could help also. I'm not saying Hossa «will» make the sens, but it's far from impossible that he makes the team, if traded to Ottawa. It's not like Marcel is a crappy throw in anyways, even if he obviously holds less value than Bonk, and I'm looking forward to see him on the habs next year.
Do you think they will? 3.5 million seems like a lot for him, he seems to lack a lot of intensity.
I think they will. Or they will try to structure a contract he would like to remain a Sens. They won't just let him walk. It's still an acceptable salary. A little too much but not worth letting him walk.
I agree he lacks intensity. That's hardly a unique characteristic. Some of the blame probably lies on idiot-Jacques, who never really got much out of many members of the Senators.
But the big problem is, Bonk has been counted on to fill shoes he will never be able to fill. He's supposed to be a complement center. Not the go-to guy. Why the Sens have gone to war with this guy as their best C all these years is beyond me.
Still, bringing a center similar to Bonk from the UFA market would cost as much if not more. He's a great commodity with his size and some decent all-around skills. They will hope Murray gets more luck with him (or will trade him).
No way, please not Bonk. Hossa is a RFA, I'd rather see what happens with him then go with Bonk at 3.5M I thought Hossa played some of the worst hockey I've seen from him over the years during the Hamilton/Phantoms game, but that said he has all the tools. He's big, skates very well, good speed, great shot. Problem is he doesn't hold the puck for more then a seconds, looks to pass the puck right away usually won't hold onto it for very long. While I think he works hard backchecking and along the boards, he seems to have zero confidence in his shot and he plays with little to no intensity. Still that said, if he ever gets going look out.