NHL Rumors: Ottawa Senators and the Toronto Maple Leafs

The Senators have actually talked to nearly half the league about defensemen

Bruce Garrioch: As discussed on Monday on TSN, Ottawa Senators GM Pierre Dorion has actually spoken to in between 10 and 15 groups about defensemen. He hasn’t had the ability to discover anything he views as a fit.

The Senators are getting great deals of interest

Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Suns: Sources are stating that there are over 20 groups that have actually connected with interest in purchasing the Ottawa Senators.

“The real estate component makes it an attractive option,” a league source stated. “If this was just a team in Kanata I don’t think there’d be this much interest.”

It might not be up until mid-January when we enter who might be a front-runner. Groups are doing their due diligence.

With this quantity of interest, the price might be in the $800 million to $1 billion variety. With any sale includes the condition that the group is not leaving Ottawa.

The Cap has the Maple Leafs hands connected with contributing to their blue line

David Pagnotta: Irfaan Gaffar and Pagnotta on some ‘Market Rumblings.”

** NHLRumors.com transcription

Gaffar: “Over to Toronto we go. Morgan Rielly on LTIR. What’s up with the Leafs?”

Pagnotta: “Ya, he’s going to be out for about 6 weeks. Probably not returning up until January. Now that presents an issue. Not just do they have another hole on that blue line, he’s refrained from doing for the season. Which is a good idea however at the very same time LTIR indicates they can accumulate a bit of area however when he returns, they require to have his quantity of cap area in order for him to go back to the lineup and return therein.

So it’s not like they can head out there and include a Chychrun or a Klingberg at his $7 million cap hit. It’s going to be tough for the Leafs to generate a high-end, pricey gamer at this phase to assist that blue line.

They’ve been searching for a while. I’ve discussed Luke Schenn previously as another possible target. Kevin Shattenkirk is another one. Carson Soucy in Seattle if the Kraken choose to go that path. And they have other pieces too. Vladislav Gavrikov in Columbus.

Toronto is taking a look at their alternatives however they need to monitor their cap circumstance and see if they can make anything work. If something does take place, it’s either going to lead to some gamers being sent out down to the , or some lineup gamers neglecting on the back end, and leaving this group.


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