Ottawa Senators Armchair GM Part 2: Defense And Goaltenders

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Apr 19, 2015; Ottawa, Ontario, CAN; Ottawa Senators defenseman Mark Borowiecki (74) defends against Montreal Canadiens center

Brian Flynn

(32) in game three of the first round of the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Canadian Tire Centre. Mandatory Credit: Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports

4. Trade Mark Borowiecki to Calgary for a 5th round pick 

Borowiecki is an alright third pairing defenseman, but he is a part of the problem. If the team can get rid of him and replace him with someone more competent than it will improve the team greatly. The Flames seem like a good fit for him, and I think they will go all in on “toughness” this summer after it seemed to work this season.

Of course a lot of their belief is most likely misguided, but that means Ottawa could exploit them for that. I doubt anyone would want Borowiecki, even with a cheap AAV of 1.1 million.

Next: UFA Additons