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The Ottawa Senators Continue Their Hunt For A Defenseman

from Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun,

The Senators have certainly shown an interest in Rangers’ blueliner Michael Del Zotto, but if GM Glen Sather is asking for Chris Neil or defenceman Marc Methot in return then that’s likely a non-starter.

It’s believed the Senators have spoken with the Panthers about defenceman Dmitry Kulikov, but the asking price is high and there’s talk the 23-year-old is headed back to Russia a the end of this season.

Making $2.5 million, he will be a restricted free agent. He’s expected to get huge cash thrown at him by a KHL club which means it could be difficult for any team to give up a lot of assets to get a young player for the balance of the season.

The Hurricanes have been offering around rugged defenceman Tim Gleason, who hasn’t played very tough this year and was a healthy scratch against the Senators Sunday night. He has a ‘no-trade’ clause and two years left at $4 million per-season so he’d have to approve any deal.

“You’re not going to get a defencemen without giving something up. You’re going to have to part with some assets,” said the executive.

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“You’re not going to get a defencemen without giving something up. You’re going to have to part with some assets,” said the executive.

Ah, so in essence you will have to make some sort of…“trade”...in order to get a defenseman?

Posted by Garth on 11/26/13 at 10:07 AM ET

duhduhduh's avatar

Quincey for Bobby Ryan, straight up.

Posted by duhduhduh on 11/26/13 at 10:59 AM ET


Dmitry Kulikov wants to play in the NHL. They said the same thing when he was drafted that is why he fell down to the Panthers and then acting GM Sexton drafted him. Bruce Garrioch has zero info on he just makes things up. Kulikov likes playing in the NHL. He can be had but he won’t be cheap because he is very good and only 23. Most likely resigns with Panthers.

Posted by Puckbubba on 11/26/13 at 12:50 PM ET

Colquhoun's avatar

Kyle Quincey.

I am sure the move will jump start his career.

(wink, wink…nudge,nudge)

Posted by Colquhoun on 11/26/13 at 01:44 PM ET

Savage Henry's avatar

I’d even be willing to throw in Samuelsson or Cleary to sweeten the deal.

Posted by Savage Henry on 11/26/13 at 03:26 PM ET

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