Looking at the most recent blockbuster trade involving Jarome Iginla, I am sure every team in the NHL wouldn’t mind adding a top player of his calibre. For the Ottawa Senator‘s sake, the best move on the April 3 trade deadline is no move at all. It’s very tempting to go out and get that top player, but in the long run, that one trade could affect your whole team.
Right now, Ottawa is in a terrific spot. Even without the top five, their young guys have stepped up, showing amazing depth. Ottawa has an amazing relationship with their affiliate, the Binghamton Senators. It seems every other day a phone call is being made, and another player is being called up.
Ottawa doesn’t really need anything to add to their lineup—other than Erik Karlsson, Jason Spezza, Milan Michalek, Craig Anderson and Jared Cowen. When those five return to the lineup, their roster will be set for some solid runs towards the Stanley Cup.
Currently, the Senators have enough depth on both their NHL and AHL roster that they don’t need to make any huge trades. Sure, if a huge trade comes around that no one in the history of hockey would decline, then go ahead and trade. Come April 3, for Ottawa to be even more successful for the rest of the season, is to not do anything. GM Bryan Murray has already added strength and size with Matt Kassian, and even though he isn’t a top scorer, he has already made a presence within the Ottawa lineup.
Overall, Ottawa is set in the right direction for years to come. Three solid goalies, talented defensive pairings and hard working forwards all add up to Ottawa making solid playoff pushes.