Saturday, June 30, 2007

Get your priorities straight

With NHL free agency starting at noon (ET) Sunday, the Ottawa Senators have some decisions to make. It's tough to interpret the lack of news regarding Ray Emery as anything but bad, but it is only one of a number of tough choices that GM Bryan Murray will have to make in the coming days.

As an opinionated (and somewhat informed) fan, I now present to you what I believe the Senators should do to maintain or improve the team for next season.
  1. Trade Wade - The Sens need the cap space to retain certain players and to make any sort of waves in the free agent market this summer. Wade Redden was lame all of last year, and as much as we love the guy, Ottawa shouldn't wait until the trade deadline to cash in on him.
  2. Re-sign Rayzor - I'm not saying Ottawa should keep both Martin Gerber and Emery, but if given a choice, any sane person would pick the goalie the Sens rode to the Stanley Cup finals. Emery's agent has been stirring the pot, saying that a couple of teams intend to sign offer sheets for him (but don't trust agents).
  3. Power Forward - Watching TSN today, a commentator suggested that the Senators are interested in acquiring Bill Guerin as a free agent this summer. I couldn't agree more! This would be a major improvement for the Senators in scoring, leadership and size. Do it. Do it. Do it.
I'm sure a missed a whole bunch, but these ideas have stuck with me for some time. Feel free to add your own comments and ideas.
Blog Widget by LinkWithin