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PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2020 4:15 pm 
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In buying out Bobby Ryan, the Sens are really scrubbing the deck clean for this rebuild.

White, Anisimov, Chabot, Zaitsev, Reilly, Wolanin, Nilsson/Hogberg the only guys currently signed to one-way deals. They have 43M in cap space to build around Tkachuk and Chabot.

They'll be in a position to add contracts, waiver guys, LTIR etc.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2020 10:11 pm 
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E.L. wrote:
In buying out Bobby Ryan, the Sens are really scrubbing the deck clean for this rebuild.

White, Anisimov, Chabot, Zaitsev, Reilly, Wolanin, Nilsson/Hogberg the only guys currently signed to one-way deals. They have 43M in cap space to build around Tkachuk and Chabot.

They'll be in a position to add contracts, waiver guys, LTIR etc.


Andrew Ladd would look great in a Senator uniform! Well, he'd look great in a suit in their press box anyway.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2020 10:50 pm 
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Thing is, Melnyk is only allowing Dorion to take on contracts that have high AAV and low actual cash payments. That won’t really allow the Sens to utilize their cap space as well as they could.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 26, 2020 12:22 am 
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Pokecheque wrote:
Thing is, Melnyk is only allowing Dorion to take on contracts that have high AAV and low actual cash payments. That won’t really allow the Sens to utilize their cap space as well as they could.

Well yes and they have 7 RFA's. Money's tight any way you slice it.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 26, 2020 11:07 am 
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Pokecheque wrote:
Thing is, Melnyk is only allowing Dorion to take on contracts that have high AAV and low actual cash payments. That won’t really allow the Sens to utilize their cap space as well as they could.


This is a good year to take on guys with big annual bonuses since they're already paid. But I guess in typical Melnyk fashion, he's looking at the idea of spending money next year as a terrible idea.

How do you own a sports team and not want to win?

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Logical Progression wrote:
Pokecheque wrote:
Thing is, Melnyk is only allowing Dorion to take on contracts that have high AAV and low actual cash payments. That won’t really allow the Sens to utilize their cap space as well as they could.

Well yes and they have 7 RFA's. Money's tight any way you slice it.


They are SO insanely under the cap they can sign all their RFAs and barely reach the floor. They could take on a very bad contract or two and get some good assets in return.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 26, 2020 10:03 pm 
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Pokecheque wrote:
Logical Progression wrote:
Pokecheque wrote:
Thing is, Melnyk is only allowing Dorion to take on contracts that have high AAV and low actual cash payments. That won’t really allow the Sens to utilize their cap space as well as they could.

Well yes and they have 7 RFA's. Money's tight any way you slice it.
They are SO insanely under the cap they can sign all their RFAs and barely reach the floor. They could take on a very bad contract or two and get some good assets in return.
Loui Eriksson would fit the bill as it's only $3M payable over the next two years payable despite a $6M cap hit. Add a sweetener and the Canucks might have themselves a trade partner. But of course, Jimbo won't do it.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2020 10:39 am 
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Sens acquire decent defenceman Josh Brown from the cash strapped Panthers for a song and dance.

I'm on team "The Sens won't be THAT bad next season."

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https://www.nhl.com/senators/news/ottaw ... -319089730

At least they're finally ditching the horrid jerseys they've been wearing for all these years.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2020 10:34 pm 
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Sens walk out of the first round with Stutzle, Sanderson and Greig. That'll help things.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2020 11:43 am 
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Sens get Matt Murray for a 2nd and Jon Gruden.

You need a goalie, and they paid nothing for a cup winner who's fallen on hard times.

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Duclair nontendered. 23 goals and yer out. Supposedly was his own agent, which is a recipe for disaster.

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Sens trade for a year of local boy Gudbranson.

Hey, Dorion, you want Paul Byron?

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 09, 2020 12:17 am 
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E.L. wrote:
Sens trade for a year of local boy Gudbranson.

Hey, Dorion, you want Paul Byron?
Guddy's still on the $4M+ salary Jimbo handed out. :Butch:


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