It has been mentioned on this site a couple times in the past and has been making the rounds on Twitter over the weekend, but the Sens interest in Ducks forward Bobby Ryan remains. As I suggested last week, the price right now is too high for the Sens liking but the two sides will continue to discuss.
Ottawa will be one of many teams chasing the four time 30 goal scorer.
The word out of the Ducks camp seems to suggest that they would like to bring a second line centre back in the deal. If the Ducks are looking for Kyle Turris in return, I’d say that’s where trade talks will begin and end. Moving Turris would leave a significant hole in the Sens depth chart and is not the type of move the club is looking to make right now.
It’s also safe to assume that Mika Zibanejad’s name will come up in the discussions. It’s believed he was a key piece in the Rick Nash discussions earlier this summer.
So while the uncertainty around the current CBA remains, it seems as though Bryan Murray is exploring ways he can add to his team before the puck drops on the 2012/2013 season.
- The NHL and the NHLPA will resume negotiations today in Toronto. There hasn’t been a whole lot of good news to come out of the negotiations to date and with just over a month until the CBA expires, there is plenty of work to do. A lockout is a very real possibility right now but hopefully both sides realize the damage that would do to the league long term. Figure it out, fellas!
- There was talk about this earlier in the off season but it’s good to have confirmation. Forward Mika Zibanejad has confirmed that he plans to stay in North America this season even if he can’t crack the Sens roster. It will be Ottawa or Binghamton for the young Swede next season.
- A reminder to pick up your tickets for the Boat Cruise and Fireworks Spectacular in support of Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario. Be sure to select the tickets for SensChirp option when making your purchase.