NHL Rumors: Senators Have 5-6 Untradeable Prospects

Pierre Dorian, general manager of the Ottawa Senators, has managed to transform the team into one with a real shot of making the playoffs this offseason acquiring Alex DeBrincat, Cam Talbot, and Claude Giroux. Dorian has done so without moving the prospects he feels are part of the future.

Bruce Garrioch reported that, "Greig, Pinto, Sanderson, Jarventie are among 5-6 names teams ask for in trade talks. Dorian doesn't want to move any of them." Not wanting to move these prospects has more than likely played a part in why the Senators and Arizona Coyotes haven't struck a deal sending Jakob Chychrun over.

Pinto was drafted with the Senators' 32nd pick in 2019 while the other three names mentioned were a part of a very good 2020 draft by Dorian. Sanderson went fifth overall, Greig was taken 28th, and Jarventie was drafted 33rd overall.
Dorian has done a great job adding key pieces while also holding onto the first and second round picks for the next three seasons and all of the untouchable prospects.

Pinto will have a spot on the team after his 2021-22 season ended just five games in. Greig and Jarventie may need another one to two years of development before pushing for a full-time spot on the Senators. Sanderson could compete this training camp for a spot, but will likely start the season in the AHL. Regardless, Ottawa has a strong team that should be competitive for a long time.

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