Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Ravi on 08/02/11 at 01:13 PM ET
Hello Sens faithful. As the summer days tick away and we get closer to training camp opening, I find myself looking at the Sens roster and wondering if Bryan Murray is going to make another move. Maybe a depth defenseman? Maybe another bottom 6 forward? Currently, the Sens sit at a shade under
$55M for the season (thank you, cap geek) so there is definitely room to take on some additional salary. Whether Mr. Melnyk wants to sign over more money is another subject altogether.
I’d love to see a 3rd line forward that can pick up some slack in the event that some of the young guys trail off during the season; some solid 10-15 goal production combined with a little “sandpaper” (as the experts call it). If Trent Hunter is available (he’s rumoured to be getting bought out), I’d scoop him up in a second. He’s got size, toughness, and (best of all) he’ll be cheap. Think of him as a very short-term insurance policy that you don’t have to expect a lot from. He’s been fairly responsible in his own zone (except in 07-08 where he was a -17) with a team like the Islanders, so he could be relied on to chip in a few goals and throw some hits.
A potpourri of interesting notes from Sen’s land:
Alex Kovalev took his dog and pony show to the KHL this week. And as Homer Simpson once said, “thank you Jeebus.” Hopefully, that will be my last AK27/Sens comment. Although I doubt it and I apologize in advance.
The Jets logo. I’ve heard Winnipeg is a boring place to visit and apparently they brought that into their NHL logo. I’m probably going to get killed for saying it, and most likely be called un-Canadian, but I’m still going to say it: it’s boring. Sorry again
CBA talk. Donald Fehr was partially responsible for the loss of my beloved Expos so his hiring as NHLPA Executive Director made me go into the fetal position. My hope is that a peaceful resolution to the upcoming CBA negotiations can be found, but my memory of the 1994 MLB strike has be worried.
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