Call for desperate measures.
Are the Sens desperate?
I’m not sure, but, by the time they find out they are, if they are, it may be too late.
So what to do?
The options are simple;
1. Nothing. The team is not exactly a SC lock, and a built in excuse may just suit the GM, should they miss the post season. Who knows, maybe the youngin’s will step up and the Sens discover assets they didn’t know they had.
2. Make a trade. Everyone knows Murray wants a top 6 forward and now he REALLY wants another top 6 forward. But if he couldn’t find the right deal before Spezza went down, I highly doubt opposing GM’s are sweetening the deals now. Is it worth it to make a lopsided trade for a stop gap solution?
Option 1 is the most likely, if for no other reason than circumstance…trades just don’t happen anymore, but, should option 2 be aggressively pursued, what’s reportedly out there?
Whitney, Horton, Frolov, Nylander.
That ain’t much of a list.
Maybe option 1 is also option only one.