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Ottawa Has $5M To Spend

from Don Brennan of the Ottawa Sun,

Barring a trade of someone bigger than Brian McGrattan, Bryan Murray figures he’ll have about $5 million (all terms US) to wave at an unrestricted free agent next week.

That would likely take him out of the Brian Campbell sweepstakes—unless the former 67’s star is willing to accept less salary to play in the nation’s capital next year….

The Senators’ primary need is for a puck-moving, offensive defenceman, and if Campbell is out of their range, Murray is expected to concentrate his efforts on Michal Rozival. The 29-year-old Czech has posted back-to-back seasons in the 40-point range for the Rangers. He made $2.3 million last year.

more on the Senators…

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Sign Roberrts

from Don Brennan of the Ottawa Sun,

First Ray Emery, now Brian McGrattan.

In less than a week, the Senators have sent two of Jason Spezza’s best friends packing.

As a trade-off, it’s only right that GM Bryan Murray now brings in one of Spezza’s Toronto buddies.

That Gary Roberts guy would work just fine.

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  Tags: gary+roberts

Brian McGrattan To Phoenix

via Jim Gintonio of the Arizona Republic,

The Coyotes on Wednesday traded a fifth-round pick in 2009 (acquired from Boston last season) to the Ottawa Senators for big right wing Brian McGrattan.

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Ottawa Needs Goalie & Defense Help

from Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun,

With goaltender Ray Emery officially gone after clearing waivers on Saturday, Murray is expected to bring a goalie to stand behind No. 1 Martin Gerber next season.

Two viable options are Pittsburgh Penguins’ unrestricted free agent Ty Conklin and Edmonton Oilers’ Dwayne Roloson….

Goaltending isn’t the only issue Murray has to deal with: The club is looking for help on the blue line. They’re one of the teams interested San Jose defenceman Brian Campbell, but there’ll likely be a bidding war involving several teams.

more on the Senators…

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The End Of The Dominator

from Ryan Dixon of the Hockey News,

For all the hardware Dominik Hasek is taking with him as he exits crease left, the one thing I wish he’d leave behind is his nickname.

In an era where made-up monikers rarely go beyond adding a few letters to a player’s last name, ‘The Dominator’ stood out as a truly original, apt handle.

Hasek could bend, baffle, distract and infuriate at every turn. But it was his ability to utterly dominate a game that defines his career.

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  Tags: dominik+hasek

Emery & Cloutier On Waivers

from TSN,

It appears as though the NHL buyout season has begun, meaning two underachieving goaltenders will be looking for new homes.

Goaltenders Ray Emery and Dan Cloutier have been put on waivers, the first step that must be taken to buy them out.

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  Tags: dan+cloutier, ray+emery

Sens Extend Spezza

from Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun,

With all 30 GMs in town for the NHL draft, talk surfaced late yesterday that the Senators were going to send Spezza to the Kings, along with the No. 18 selection in exchange for the No. 2 selection and possibly centre Mike Cammalleri.

No chance, said Senators GM Bryan Murray, who signed Spezza to a seven-year, $49-million US contract extension starting July 1.

read on

added 11:07pm, Sorry for the bad headline.  Just spending too many hours chasing information.  Spezza was extended earlier this season, my mistake.

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  Tags: jason+spezza

Report: Brian Campbell Heading to UFA

From Bruce Garrioch in Off the Post,

Defenceman Brian Campbell will be going to the unrestricted free agent market. [...]

Campbell has informed the Sharks he won’t be back.

read on… for updates on Shean Donovan and the Sens

Mind you, I’ve not been Garrioch’s biggest fan today.

Update 4:28pm ET: I’ve changed the title of this post to add “Report.”  According to David Pollak at the Mercury News Sharks blog, GM Doug Wilson is meeting with Campbell’s agent this afternoon.

Update 9:05pm ET: Pollak updated his blog post with this comment:

Doug Wilson is totally denying the report on the Ottawa Sun blog site that Brian Campbell has told the Sharks he will not be returning. Wilson said he talked with Campbell today and is having dinner with agent Larry Kelly tonight, and that negotiations are continuing.

“Tremendously false,” Wilson called the report that Campbell had told the Sharks he would not re-sign with them. “The accurate report is that we’ve got a scheduled discussion on this negotiation tonight and tomorrow. Nothing has changed that.”

Quite the day Garrioch is having today…

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  Tags: brian+campbell, shean+donovan

Canadian Teams on Draft Day

Globe & Mail writers Matthew Sekeres, Eric Duhatschek, Allan Maki and Tim Wharnsby have put to together an assessment of the draft situation for all six Canadian teams.  They take a look at each team’s available picks, specific needs, salary cap space and the progress of their top picks from last year.

Article: What will the Canadian contingent do?

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  Tags: nhl+entry+draft

Alfredsson Kicks Off Mental Health Campaign

from the CBC,

Ottawa Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson says he is showing his love for his sister in Sweden by becoming the face of a new campaign to end the stigma associated with mental illness.

Alfredsson spoke about his younger sister Cecelia, who suffers from generalized anxiety disorder, after helping the Royal Ottawa Foundation for Mental Health kick off the “You know who I am” campaign Wednesday.

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  Tags: daniel+alfredsson

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