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Forum: Armchair-GM23 hours ago
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Thread: Cat Trade
Forum: Armchair-GMYesterday at 6:51 p.m.
Forum: Armchair-GMYesterday at 6:46 p.m.
Thread: Cat Trade
Forum: Armchair-GMYesterday at 6:33 p.m.
Forum: Armchair-GMYesterday at 5:18 p.m.
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Ennis</b></div><div>Something had to have happened for him to not want to stay in Ottawa. They should be getting new ownership, and the team is stacked with solid, young talent. He could make 8-9m for 7-8 years playing with Stutzle, Norris, Tkachuk, etc.

It's just so weird, unless he just doesn't want to play in Canada.</div></div>

Ownership uncertainty but players are also not crazy/blind

Look at the GM and coaching staff, you're not going to win anything lead by those guys. I would be waiting to see if ownership clears the deck before comitting there too, even if it was my childhood city and favorite team

<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>palhal</b></div><div>"Ottawa has begun exploring the trade market for Alex DeBrincat". Dorion had to be exploring to trade DeBrincat last TDL...when a team could get two years of playoffs out of him on a RFA.
Sens really have their hands tied with 9m QO which they really can't afford. DeBrincat is such a difficult trade asking for UFA money, and the Sens want a big return. I really can't see a trade for him this summer.</div></div>

Some people have been telling me that Pierre Dorion is a good GM.

See Mark Stone situation

<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>palhal</b></div><div>Oh, I don't think it's that at all. I just think he can have better options to be on a better team....Wings/Sabres/Pens maybe others next summer as a UFA. Either way he's going to get a big salary this year even if doesn't extend for any team.
Sens have kinda screwed themselves cap wise....outta playoff team shouldn't be at the cap. He just might like a different (better) team.</div></div>

Not only that, Dorion has destroyed the draft capital and prospect pool too. Started with drafting Tyler freaking Boucher 10th OA in 2021
Forum: Armchair-GMYesterday at 4:39 p.m.
Thread: Otty
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>TheBigFlyera</b></div><div>If ur goalie prospects were truly that good, every OTT team on here wouldn’t be looking to trade for a goalie lol. If you want Hart you have to pay a hefty price nobody is giving him away</div></div>

Well I have been a goalie for 30+ years and even then, I don't base myself on what posters do here lol

Sens fans are a bit in panic mode regarding goalies because :

- Forsberg is coming back from injury but indications say he won't be affected by it going forward. Most don't realize how good he was in 2021-22, he was a top-10 goalie that season, on a putrid defensive system no less. He was far better than any goalie who has played for Ottawa the last 6 years

- Dorion stupidly gave away Gustavsson, their pro scouting is utterly terrible

- Sogaard and Merilainen are very good but they are years away from being starters, one turned 22, the other turned 20

- Most people don't understand goaltending, so the regular fan might think that "<em>Ottawa is one good goalie away from</em>" but it's a lot more complicated than that

Finally, I don't absolutely want Hart. I would actually sign a UFA goalie for now and do other stuff to help my goalie tandem :

- bring a coaching staff who can instill strong hockey systems and who has any idea how to play 2-way hockey

- trade DeBrincat, bring 2 middle-six forwards ala Nick Paul and Connor Brown, improve 5v5 play

- get a physical stay at home RHD

I understand you want to get value for him, but it's not coming from me