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Resurgent Sens willing to trade youth for ‘veteran-type player’

Jan 13, 2014, 2:32 PM EDT

Bryan Murray AP

Armed with a new two-year contract extension, Senators general manager Bryan Murray is willing to trade some of the club’s future for help in the present.

“We do have a number of players that probably are deserving of playing some games or playing in the NHL that may not get a chance because of our numbers up here that we would talk to teams about for a more veteran-type player,” Murray said today on a conference call, per the Canadian Press.

While Murray was adamant he wasn’t willing to trade top prospect Curtis Lazar “at this point in time,” a quick glance at the Binghamton Senators’ AHL roster reveals a number of young names that could garner interest. (For example, 21-year-old defenseman Fredrik Claesson, who’s drawing rave reviews this season.)

The Sens are 6-1-1 in their last eight games and have climbed to within two points of the final wild-card spot in the Eastern Conference.

“We are available to make a deal,” said Murray.

  1. nj666 - Jan 13, 2014 at 2:42 PM

    Cough devils cough

  2. rabidbillsfan - Jan 13, 2014 at 2:49 PM

    The Devil’s advocate in me is thinking that now Murray is in Buffalo, Buffalo has Veteran Talent on the cusp of FA, Buffalo is in rebuild mode, needs younger core players. Things that make ya go hmmmmmmmm…. Cough…Cough… Ott, Stafford, Moulson. (While I agree Stafford isn’t exactly what they are looking for, nor a FA to be, just spit balling with that one.)

  3. ibieiniid - Jan 13, 2014 at 2:52 PM

    points to David Booth too. Murray’s not real specific on what he wants. he said a scorer or tough guy, so it doesn’t sound like he’s looking for a blockbuster. the Nucks aren’t getting any younger, maybe they’re looking to ship out a 2-game healthy scratch for a kid or two.

    • spezzdispenser - Jan 13, 2014 at 3:27 PM

      Booth isn’t worth “a kid or two”. That guy would clear waivers unclaimed.

      • ibieiniid - Jan 13, 2014 at 3:28 PM

        unclaimed? doubt that highly.

      • ibieiniid - Jan 13, 2014 at 3:29 PM

        and I said “or two” because I didn’t wanna insult any Booths that might be reading this. they may mistake me for a mountain goat. that never ends well.

      • spezzdispenser - Jan 13, 2014 at 3:39 PM

        A guy who’s been scratched lately and costs $4.5M will be tough to move to any team, let alone the Sens. You might find a suitor if cap hit is kept by the Canucks.

        Lol you got one thing right… Booth is probably most effective on the hunting range these days

      • spezzdispenser - Jan 13, 2014 at 3:39 PM

        A guy who’s been scratched lately and costs $4.5M will be tough to move to any team, let alone the Sens. You might find a suitor if cap hit is kept by the Canucks.

        Lol you got one thing right… Booth is probably most effective on the hunting range these days

      • c9castine - Jan 14, 2014 at 1:35 PM

        its worth mentioning booth plays for tortorella now and all of the sudden is useless. not defending booth but torts has a way of getting the least amount possible out of a lot of guys, as evidenced by his time in NY. good coach obviously but some players will never do anything playing under him.

  4. nj666 - Jan 13, 2014 at 3:31 PM

    We’ll trade you bryce salvador for a young washer/dryer…

  5. strictlythedanks - Jan 13, 2014 at 4:14 PM

    You guys want Heater?

    • spezzdispenser - Jan 13, 2014 at 4:21 PM

      haha yeah and we can arrange to send Cheechoo to Minny

      • sharknad0 - Jan 13, 2014 at 8:20 PM

        Don’t disrespect the Cheechoo train !

      • c9castine - Jan 14, 2014 at 1:40 PM

        cheechoo train derailed somewhere outside thorntonville.

  6. wethog66 - Jan 13, 2014 at 5:19 PM

    Sounds like Martin Erat is the Sens type of guy.

    And hopefully GMGM is selling cheap.

  7. President Charles Logan - Jan 13, 2014 at 6:04 PM

    Why would Ottawa trade away it’s youth when they are nowhere even being close to a SC Contender

    • Lupy Nazty Philthy - Jan 13, 2014 at 6:34 PM

      I think you just answered your own question.

  8. flash8910 - Jan 13, 2014 at 6:59 PM

    Hey nephew Timmy, got any players you want to dump.

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