The Five Worst Trades Of The Bryan Murray Era

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5. The eventual trade of Robin Lehner

Feb 16, 2015; Ottawa, Ontario, CAN; Ottawa Senators goalie Robin Lehner (40) stands for the National Anthems prior to the start of game against the Carolina Hurricanes at the Canadian Tire Centre. Mandatory Credit: Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports

Yes, Lehner is still with the team, but it’s only a matter of time. Andrew Hammond was signed to a 3-year extension today as expected, which means one of Craig Anderson or Lehner will be on the move. Considering how much confidence they have in Anderson, I can’t see a scenario where he is the one being traded.

I can’t imagine them getting proper value for a possible elite goaltender

But in the end, I doubt Ottawa can get much for Lehner. He is still not a totally proven goalie, and now he has some concussion issues. If all the Senators can get for him is a 2nd round pick or a B level prospect, they will regret that deal for a long time. I still have faith in him, and I talked about that a couple of months ago.

It may be too harsh to judge a trade before it even happens, but I can’t imagine them getting proper value for a possible elite goaltender. They will get much more value for Anderson in a trade, and I feel like trading Lehner now will be a repeat of Bishop. Ottawa can’t afford to lose another elite starter.


So there they are, the five worst trades from Bryan Murray. Although some of these look bad, Murray has also made some good trades and signings. However, that wouldn’t fit with my theme for this blog now would it?

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