The Trade That Never Happened (No, not the Heatley one!)


Just to start, I think Ottawa played a good game today. They seemed to be hard on the forecheck and really impressed me on the Penalty Kill. However, their Power Play continues to flame out and you have to start wondering when Cory Clouston will become desperate for a quick fix. I saw that he tried to do a chara and put Filip Kuba right in front of the net, but Kuba is no Chara. Maybe they should try putting Chris Neil more often right in front of the goaltender. Speaking of goalies, Henrik Lundqvist robben another game from the Senators. It’s twice this season when he’s absolutely shutdown the forwards. Personally, I hope we will see Stephen Valiquette at least one time this season. I think we have a record of 3-0 against him, or something like that.

Back to the topic. Last year, the Sens were in dire need of a puck moving defenseman. They went desperate and acquired Chris Campoli along with Mike Comrie for Dean McAmmond and a 1st round pick in 2009. Remember before that trade when Pierre LeBrun said on “The Hotstove” that Ottawa and Atlanta were in talks about a trade? Well, SenShot has uncovered the real thing and this is how the deal looked like. I am told this was close to happening if Murray hadn’t gone other ways.

To Ottawa: Tobias Enstrom
To Atlanta: Brendan Bell and San Jose’s 1st round pick in 2009

What do you think Sens fans?

Tags: Alex Auld Brendan Bell Chris Neil Filip Kuba

  • http://www.dartboardcabinetsplus.com Dennis

    I think the Campoli / Comrie deal was the way to go. I guess we will see how it pans out long term. You never know.

  • Sam

    i think the way to go was keep the 1st since last season was a mess anyways

  • http://gmhockey.com SpezDispenser

    If Murray had the opportunity to get Tobias Enstrom and he opted for Campoli instead…well..that reflects rather badly on him IMO.