NHL Rumors: The Ottawa Senators will be looking at all options involving pending RFA Alex DeBrincat

Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet: Alex DeBrincat has actually shown that he’s not thinking about signing a long-lasting agreement extension with the Ottawa Senators till the ownership scenario is over according to numerous sources.

Speculation the other day was that the Senators are seeing what the trade market will be for the pending RFA winger.

He’s owed a $9 million certifying deal, and the Sens are taking a look at all alternatives consisting of going to income arbitration.

There would be a lot of trade interest in the two-time 40-goal scorer.

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Shawn Simpson: The Senators quit the seventh total choice in the 2022 NHL draft for DeBrincat.

He made $9 million in 2015, tape-recording 27 objectives and 66 points. He was a -31.

Shawn Simpson: The Senators are perhaps intending to discover a trade comparable to the one that sent out Matthew Tkachuk to the Panthers with an agreement extension in location.

Shawn Simpson: If the Senators do trade DeBrincat this offseason, they much better get an excellent return or they might not make the playoffs next season.

Trading for DeBrincat in 2015 was a fancy, dangerous relocation.

Thomas Drance: “DeBrincat is a fantastic player, and his trade value given his $9 million QO is going to be modest enough to absolutely shock people.”

Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: League sources verified Monday that Alex DeBrincat and his representative Jeff Jackson have actually informed the company that they aren’t all set to talk about a long-lasting offer yet.

A source stated that DeBrincat isn’t sure yet if he’s wishing to play the next 8 years in Canada. The Senators require to understand quickly.

DeBrincat is from Michigan and his name has actually been connected to the Red Wings.

He’s a year far from being a UFA, so if he won’t re-sign, they require to take a look at moving him. It’s thought the Senators have actually begun speaking to groups about possible returns.

The Senators ownership scenario is weeks far from being solved.

Sens GM Pierre Dorion has actually stated that they will certify him at $9 million. If they chose to take him to arbitration, they can request for 15% less than the $9 million.

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“We would elect to go to arb and ask for a 15% drop on his qualifying offer,” Dorion stated. “You take a look at other groups and they’ve done this in the past. I’m simply attempting to provide our fans as much details as possible since if something like this takes place, we’re all in a service here.

“If we see that we can’t get anything done, we have to do what’s best for the team because we’re most likely going to be a cap team next year. At $7.85 million instead of $9 million for Alex DeBrincat, that maybe helps us to sign another player that we want to get.”

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