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.
Sens pull off a big deal
I guess Jimbo's Leafs didn't make the playoffs again.
Al, 2008-02-12 11:13:10
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
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
Senators will choke up as always in the playoffs!!
Jimbo, 2008-02-11 18:42:48
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).
George O'Leary, 2008-02-11 17:37:52