Senators should consider going after Devils' Clarkson in offseason

Devils forward David Clarkson may command some attention from teams like the Senators during the...

Devils forward David Clarkson may command some attention from teams like the Senators during the NHL offseason. (Darren Brown/QMI Agency)

DON BRENNAN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:24 PM ET

NEWARK, N.J. - If they can somehow find it in their budget, this summer the Senators should target a winger that was a member of the opposition Friday night.

They should go hard as hell after New Jersey's David Clarkson, if and when he becomes an unrestricted free agent.

Heading into the game, Clarkson was the 19th highest scorer of those players eligible to become a UFA in July. But he should also be coveted by every GM with half a brain. He not only can put the puck in the net (13 goals prior to this meeting with the Senators) but is very solid in every aspect of the game.

As an added bonus, the rugged 6-foot-1, 200-pounder from Toronto is eager to oblige any player in the league looking to drop the gloves. Clarkson could both keep up to and protect Ottawa's many talented players who don't fight.


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