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Sens’ Michalek taking advantage of interview window

Jun 25, 2014, 2:29 PM EST

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This summer was already shaping up to be a busy one for the Ottawa Senators, but now they’ll have another potential free agent forward to keep tabs on.

According to Wayne Scanlan of the Ottawa Citizen, Senators forward Milan Michalek will take advantage of the NHL’s interview window for potential unrestricted free agents and see what’s potentially out there.

Michalek, 29, reportedly wants to stay in Ottawa, but the opportunity to see what may be out on the market from other teams is situation he’s taking advantage of. His agent, Allan Walsh, told Scanlan they’re not looking for anything “stupid” in terms of a deal.

Seeing him explore what’s out there puts the Sens in a potentially tough spot.

The team is looking to move Jason Spezza and potential free agent Ales Hemsky reportedly broke off contract talks with the team. Those two along with Michalek made up what was Ottawa’s top line at the end of last season.

Considering the Sens missed the playoffs with them, they’d be in dire need of help should they move on without them.

  1. hockey412 - Jun 25, 2014 at 2:42 PM

    Ok so Alfie walks in a huff last year, Hemsky broke off negotiations, Spezza wants out, and Michalek sounds like he’s ‘eh’.

    Has Murray run his course there? Shero’s available.

    • spezzdispenser - Jun 25, 2014 at 2:52 PM

      I agree but also keep in mind he gets handcuffed by Melnyk’s ridiculous cheapskate ways

  2. martysbetter - Jun 25, 2014 at 2:55 PM

    I’ve always liked this guy, wouldn’t mind seeing NJ pick him up if they can move one of Brunner/Ryder.

  3. storminator16 - Jun 25, 2014 at 3:09 PM

    I think we’ll probably see him end up playing with his brother.

    • smaktalker - Jun 25, 2014 at 5:43 PM

      I would love to see him with they Yotes , They have the $ now so why not. Need another goal scorer for sure.

  4. trbowman - Jun 25, 2014 at 3:28 PM

    What the hell is going on with that team.

    • 19to77 - Jun 25, 2014 at 6:56 PM

      Basically their version of the Harold Ballard era. Buckle up, Sens fans, it basically just keeps getting worse.

  5. fightingwild - Jun 25, 2014 at 3:39 PM

    I sure the Wild talk to him, always been impressed by him.

  6. sens101 - Jun 25, 2014 at 4:03 PM

    If the sens sign him it has to be right. Milo is a team guy, pure character and a consummate professional. However, his knees will not hold up much longer and he is not worth more than an average of 3 mil per. In this case, it’s not just melnyk a broke ass. We need to get rid of melnyk! He’s killing the team psyche. I bet if he’s not gone karlsson asks for a trade in the next three seasons.

  7. sens101 - Jun 25, 2014 at 4:03 PM

    If the sens sign him it has to be right. Milo is a team guy, pure character and a consummate professional. However, his knees will not hold up much longer and he is not worth more than an average of 3 mil per. In this case, it’s not just melnyk a broke ass. We need to get rid of melnyk! He’s killing the team psyche. I bet if he’s not gone karlsson asks for a trade in the next three seasons.

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