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Are the Sens better with Stillman and Commodore?
Mon, February 11, 2008

The Ottawa Senators have shaken things up.

Ottawa acquired forward Cory Stillman and defenceman Mike Commodore from the Carolina Hurricanes on Monday for forward Patrick Eaves and defenceman Joe Corvo.

The Senators lead the Eastern Conference and have made very few changes from the team that lost to Anaheim in last year's Stanley Cup.

Does this deal address problems in the Senators lineup? Are the Sens a better team following the four-player trade? Have your say in our forum.

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This was a good move. Trading 2 players & 10 goals for one 21 goal scorer should help. And our defence gets bigger. Since Emery is probably not tradable, we should probably go for more offence: Forsberg. Old or not, he's proven and has one more playoff run left in him.

I guess Jimbo's Leafs didn't make the playoffs again.
Al, 2008-02-12 11:13:10

Clearly. They aim to be in the cup again and are contenders once more now that Alfie and Heatley are back. Question is, will the hold out or will other teams resort to hurting these players again to take away the chances for the team? Obviously, the team is not contenders without these two as seen in the previous 10 games before their return. I still say i would put Gerber first in net over Emery. Emery did play better on saturday against montreal, but was that because he is used to the game play with the return of the captain and forward or is simply that the offense is so good he really didn't feel the pressure particularly because it was montreal and not say aToronto or a Detroit team?
Gerry Madden, 2008-02-12 10:25:53

I think the Sens are putting all their eggs into one basket for a run at the Cup this year. That's not a bad thing considering how close they were last year. Brian Murray understands that both Commodore and Stillman are UFAs at season's end.

And, as for Jim Rutherford, well, he's shed himself a pair of UFAs he might not have a chance at signing next season. At the same time he's picked up a pretty good prospect in Patrick Eaves and a PP quarterback in Joe Corvo, who will be under contract for two more years at a very affordable salary.

I think Ottawa is a lot better in the short-term, but are willing to take the long-term risk. They're a better team, in my opinion, but how will the the addition of two new players, or the removing of two well-respected members of their team, affect the chemistry of the Ottawa dressing room?

Time will tell.
Rick L, 2008-02-12 09:18:10

Whoopeedeedo! The acquisition of Commodore and Stillman are a definite boost to the Senators' line-up. This is definitely a good start at making the run for the playoffs. They bring much-needed Cup championship experience with them. This is something that has been lacking on the Senators’ roster in the past. There are still the issues of goaltending and a bona fide second line scoring yet to be addressed. Ottawans better be careful not to start planning the Stanley Cup Parade route just yet!

There are a couple of teams like the Rangers and the Flyers who may have a thing or two to say between now and June!


Vince, 2008-02-12 02:12:11

The best chance of a Stanley Cup this year is still the Ottawa Senators. Yes they are a better team with Stillman & Commodore.
Paul, 2008-02-11 22:32:05

YES the Sens are a better team today. As much as I loved Eaves and Corvo this is definitely an upgrade. Stillman gives us scoring beyond the big line and Commodore gives us size and toughness on the blueline. Corvo caughed up the puck way too much. Now if we can just re-sign one or both of these guys we're laughing.
Dave in NS, 2008-02-11 18:49:13

Big deal!!!

Senators will choke up as always in the playoffs!!
Jimbo, 2008-02-11 18:42:48

Better of course,Commodore will play with Redden to add some grit and Stillman will play with Fisher and put some umph to a second line. Look out Stanley
Paul Boal, 2008-02-11 17:45:44

All in all, I'd have to say they are better in that they now have a legitimate goal-scorer to help solidify that 2nd line, as well as a rugged stay-at-home D who will make that portion of their game more solid.

On the other hand, only time will tell what effect it will have on the PP as that was one positive Corvo brought to the table. Right now it would seem to be Redden/Meszaros as the two primary go-to guys for the PP.

I would think, too, that Murray has at least one more deal up his sleeve, perhaps for a hairy-assed forward with some considerable grit, although I still believe McGrattan could fill that bill if given more ice time. I think he's smart enough to know when to limit his fights, and he's never shown himself to take stupid penalties (as Neil does from time to time).

We'll see.
George O'Leary, 2008-02-11 17:37:52

Not really, nothing has changed, still a one-line team. Other than Stillman, the rest won't have an impact.
Lwal, 2008-02-11 16:44:47

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