NHL Trade Rumors: Senators Looking to Bolster Blueline Before the Trade Deadline

March 1st, 2010 by Chris Bouthillier Leave a reply »
The Ottawa Senators are looking to start up from where they left off as the NHL resumes its schedule following the Olympic break. Their next contest will take place Tuesday night as they take on the New York Rangers at Scotiabank Place.

After an action-packed Olympic Games that featured Canada downing the United States on Sidney Crosby's overtime goal, it's back to business for Cory Clouston and his squad. The Senators even featured five players in the two week tournament, with forward Jarkko Ruutu helping Finland take home a bronze medal.

As we brace ourselves for the NHL trade deadline on Wednesday, we can't help but speculate what may or may not happen in the coming days. One would expect a flurry of deals after a 14 day roster freeze, while others believe the bulk of the deals have already occurred before the Olympic break.

In Ottawa, Bryan Murray has indicated that his team isn't done dealing. The Sens GM has already acquired veteran forward Matt Cullen from the Carolina Hurricanes before the freeze, giving up defenseman Alexandre Picard and a second-round pick in the 2010 entry draft.

Trading for Cullen was a great move whi ...

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