Much like last year Senators management will try to sell off a lot of players from this lineup, in the hopes of getting younger and better. So what will we get in return from all of this?
For Jean-Gabriel Pageau, if Dorion decides to trade him the return will likely be something like, either a top prospect and a middle pick. Or a middle prospect and a first round pick.
The return for players like Namestnikov, Hainsey and Ennis is a bit different. These players are more likely to be traded in exchange for a pick or two and no prospects involved.
So for Namestnikov I would say we could net a third round pick, but depending on his play in the later stages of the season we could see the Senators getting a second round pick for him.
Hainsey is different because he’s not in the prime of his career like some other players on the trade block. He’s 38 and not getting any younger, but he does have a wealth of experience. He’s a Stanley Cup champion with the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2016-17.
His value at the deadline is a third or fourth round pick and maybe a B prospect.
Ennis on the other hand is having a really great season with 21 points in 38 games, a resurgence for the 26-year old former Buffalo Sabre.
He’s playing very calm and composed, while at the same time he’s driving the play in all three zones, especially the neutral zone.
Another player that we could see getting dealt at the deadline is Mikkel Boedker, who we haven’t seen much of this year.
He was scratched basically the whole season so far, and hasn’t had his true form at all in his time in Ottawa. One concern for potential trade partners is his $4 million cap hit.
If the Senators retain 50% maybe they can salvage a pick, for the guy the was traded for Mike Hoffman not too long ago.