Flo The Action wrote:SpezDispensed wrote:spader wrote:SpezDispensed wrote:SeawaySensFan wrote:Darren Dreger seems to think Ottawa won't do much. So get ready for lots of trades for the Sens.
I don't see many trades coming. A lot of what they want to do - ie. get a top 6 player, preferable C will/could happen in the summer.
Smith for a 2nd
Wiercioch for a 4th
Chiasson for a 4th
and that's that.
Frankly, I hope they keep Smith. The way he's been playing with JGP gives me a lot of hope. Those two could be a great duo on the 3rd line of a good team.
You kind of have a more talented version of Smith in Dzingel going forward. I think they can plug him into that spot and flourish going forward, then sell high on Smith and use that pick to either make a trade, move up, or select another young buck.
But, Smith has been excellent this year.
Yes smith has been good this year. Almost to the point of being an anomaly. Personally I think this is the best time to capitalize on his value and if we don't this will go as another missed opportunity. We have guys that could benefit from having a shot at his postion. I'd like to see some internal competition for the rest of the year. See what we have. Raise the value of some of those prospects leading to the draft. See if we can include some of them in a drouin trade. Or another trade.
Stop looking backwards for answers and look forwards.
The real anomaly was last year when he clearly wasn't right, Smith has had 13 and 14 goal seasons before. And a good way to look forward and move forward is to keep useful players around instead of attempting trial and error with unproven prospects.
Besides, with Chiasson likely gone you will have one more spot to fill with one of our can't-miss prospects.