The Ottawa Sun's Bruce Garrioch stated that his usual trade round-up column wouldn't return until after the holidays, so he cut to the chase and declared that, "Enough's enough, it's time Sens GM Bryan Murray makes a deal" on Saturday evening:
The Senators know the inconsistency can't continue. Ten days after Bryan Murray read the players the riot act following a 5-2 loss in New Jersey nothing has really changed which means it may be time for the club's veteran GM to act.
Murray has been working the phones trying to find a veteran winger and a puck-moving defenceman. In the past, he would have done that kind of deal without trying to touch the roster.
That won't be the case this time with the Senators on a strict budget. If money is going to come in then dollars have to go out which means somebody will be packing their bags if Murray decides it's time to trade.
Garrioch continues sans name-dropping...