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from Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun,
If the Senators are going to get Marc Methot signed before training camp they've got a lot of work to do.
There have been no discussions between the Senators and Methot's Ottawa-based agent Larry Kelly in at least two weeks and none are planned.
Making $3 million heading into the final year of his contract, it's believed Methot's camp is looking for a deal similar to the five-year, $5.5 million that Brooks Oprik got from the Washington Capitals.
Though the Senators would certainly like to get Methot signed to a five-year deal to keep him in his hometown they aren't willing to ante up that kind of money and talks are at a stalemate.
also from Garrioch,
While the Senators have 48 players under contract and don’t have any plans to sign anybody before camp starts Sept. 18 at Canadian Tire Centre, GM Bryan Murray would still like to add a top nine forward.
At this juncture, with the free agent market virtually empty, the only way to do that may be through a trade but a check with NHL executives in the last few days indicates the pickings are slim.
League sources say the forwards available at the moment include Carolina’s Alexander Semin, New Jersey’s Damien Brunner along with Buffalo’s Drew Stafford and Chris Stewart.
Semin is the most over-priced at $7 million per-season through 2017-18 while Stafford and Stewart have one left in the $4 million range. Brunner is the most reasonably priced at $2.5 million.
from Ken Warren of the Ottawa Citizen,
Don’t hold your breath waiting for Ottawa Senators defenceman Marc Methot to sign a long-term contract extension any time soon.
Negotiations between the Senators and Methot’s agent, Larry Kelly, are at a stalemate as the sides try to work out a deal to prevent the 6-3, 230-pound defenceman from becoming an unrestricted free agent following the 2014-15 season.
Methot, who will make $3.75 million next season in the final year of a four-year, $12 million contract, has been compared to Brooks Orpik of the Washington Capitals and Matt Carle of the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Orpik signed a five-year, $27.5 million contract with Washington during the summer and Carle is heading into the second year of his six-year, $33 million deal with Tampa.
But that’s a big price tag for the Senators, whose 2013-14 payroll ranks 28th among 30 NHL teams. The Senators are also in the midst of talks to try to keep Bobby Ryan, Clarke MacArthur and Craig Anderson from becoming unrestricted free agents next summer.
COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have agreed to terms on a four-year contract with defenseman Marc Methot, Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Scott Howson announced today. As is club policy, terms were not disclosed.