October 20, 2010
Senators GM eyes tradeMurray shopping around for help
By BRUCE GARRIOCH, QMI Agency
OTTAWA -- Senators GM Bryan Murray is shopping around.
With the club sitting in last place in the NHL, Murray told reporters Wednesday morning at Scotiabank Place he is studying the possibility of making a trade and has held discussions with several teams.
“I’ve talked to a number of people, as I said I talked to Chuck Fletcher (in Minnesota) for a long time (Tuesday). I said, ‘Can I help you and you help me?’,” said Murray. “We’re talking to management of other teams to see if there is a fit to making a move.”
While Murray noted that’s not always a solution, the Senators did make one adjustment by sending centre Zack Smith to their AHL affiliate in Binghamton. He was struggling and it wasn’t working.
The club is bringing up defenceman David Hale from its AHL affiliate in Binghamton. He will likely step into the lineup to replace a struggling Brian Lee. Murray said he still believes in this group.
“We’re all concerned. We want to win every night. The preparation for each individual game is for that to happen,” said Murray. “We’re concerned. That’s our business. I want to see some of our people play a lot better.”