The Senators enter the trade deadline as sellers for hopefully the final time
There’s no denying that Ottawa Senators general manager Pierre Dorion will be shopping around a few players prior to the March 21st trade deadline, however, don’t expect Dorion to be as active as in years past with most of his expected activity to take place in the offseason. The Senators have a few pending unrestricted free agents that could potentially attract some interest from other teams, especially former Stanley Cup Champion with the St. Louis Blues, Zach Sanford. Other players of interest could potentially include: Nick Paul, Anton Forsberg, Chris Tierney, Tyler Ennis, and Josh Brown, but it’s highly unlikely the Senators deal them all, as there’s some future value in some of their pending UFA’s.
With the Senators having some hopeful additions to their lineup before the season concludes, those including 2020 5th Overall Pick Jake Sanderson, and a hopeful clean bill of health for Drake Batherson and Shane Pinto before the season ends, the team will need to move some bodies to free up space for some younger, more valuable players.