Pierre Dorion should be very busy over the next week

Ottawa Senators

LAS VEGAS, NV – JUNE 20: Pierre Dorion of the Ottawa Senators is interviewed during media availability for the 2017 NHL Awards at Encore Las Vegas on June 20, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

With the trade deadline just 6 days away, and the Ottawa Senators still in a long-term rebuild, Sens GM Pierre Dorion will have his work cut out right until 3:00 Eastern on Monday next week.

One gone, many to go, as Dylan DeMelo was shipped off to the Winnipeg Jets in exchange for a lowly third round selection in this years draft.

This was a poorly done trade in my opinion by Dorion, as comparables Brenden Dillon and Marco Scandella each gone way better returns for their respective teams.

Dillon netted a second round pick this year and a conditional third rounder in the 2021 draft, for the now-rebuilding San Jose Sharks.

Scandella who was just traded to the Montreal Canadiens, was traded once again after only playing in 20 contests for the Habs.

Bergevin got a nice return in a second round pick this year, and a conditional pick next year.

That leaves DeMelo, as he only received a lowly third round pick in return. He’s been an under rated player for the Senators since he was brought over in the Erik Karlsson deal.

Still Pierre Dorion has ample opportunity over the next few days leading up to the deadline, to make some good trades and regain trust from the fans.

There are still many players that could easily be traded at the deadline. They include Vladislav Namestnikov (brought over from the Rangers earlier in the year), Tyler Ennis (signed on July 1st last year), Chris Tierney (a major part of the Erik Karlsson deal).

Ron Hainsey who like Ennis was signed to the Senators on day one of free agency last summer, could be dealt for a pick presumably at or near the deadline.

Next: Five worst trades of the past decade

Jean-Gabriel Pageau is very likely going to be traded in the next few days, he is one of only four current Ottawa Senators that was a member of the team that was within a goal of the Stanley Cup Final, in 2017.


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