Buffalo Sabres captain Jason Pominville has apparently been asked to provide the Sabres with a list of 8 teams he would not accept a trade to, meaning there are 21 possible landing spots for Pominville.
I am assuming the Senators will not be on that list of 8, at least for the purpose of this article. Would Pominville be a good fit on the Senators? I think he would, depending on the cost. Buffalo is in sell mode, and there is likely to be an exodus out of the organization in the next couple of days. I have already suggested that Drew Stafford would be a nice addition to the Senators, so could there be an opportunity to get two Sabres wingers in a deal? If the Sabres are intent on trading Ryan Miller, then they need to get a goaltender back at some point.
Ben Bishop? Like the suggestion yesterday that the Senators would be interested in Curtis Glencross, Pominville is a 30 year old player who is still in his prime years. He is a 6 time 20 goal scorer who has been a thorn in the side of the Senators at times (remember the 2006 playoffs?)
Like Glencross, Pominville would not be a rental, as he has 1 more year remaining on his contract after this season. Glencross has 2 more years. However, while Glencross’ $2.55M salary is very affordable, Pominville comes in at more than double that price tag, with a salary of $5.5M and a cap hit of $5.3M.
Pominville is a slightly better player, but I am not sure he would be worth the extra 2.5M or so of cap space and dollars to be that much of an upgrade on what Glencross would bring, if both were options for the Senators.