NHL Rumors: 3 Ottawa Senators 2022-23 Trade Targets

The Ottawa Senators have been disappointing so far this season after a summer where management put the rebuild behind them and acquired some serious talent. Unfortunately, games aren't won in the summer months and regardless of how things look on paper, that's why they play the games. The Senators are trying to turn things around as they sit with a 7-12-1 record, good for last place in their division. 

Management is looking for another defenseman via trade, here's three they have been recently linked to:

Erik Karlsson

Yes, a reunion has been discussed on multiple levels this season. The San Jose Sharks are open to moving Karlsson, however if they are going to retain 50% of his massive $11.5 million annual salary, they want a significant return. The Sens could entice the Sharks with two second-round picks in 2024 and a top prospect and Nikita Zaitsev to help make the money work. Keep an eye on this, the Sens will only pull the trigger if they can turn things around in the coming weeks. Karlsson has been lighting up the league of late.

Jakob Chychrun

The Arizona Coyotes defenseman wants out and has finally made his way back to the lineup to start enticing other teams. Chychrun has appeared in three games, recording three points and is playing over 23 minutes a night. He's the best young defenseman on the trade market and with a very attractive contract, there's no doubt the Coyotes will be sticking to their asking price of at least two first-round picks. Not necessarily upcoming first-round picks, but prospects who have been selected in the past two drafts. Chychrun to Ottawa continues to make a ton of sense for both sides.

Tyler Myers

An interesting candidate, Vancouver Canucks towering defenseman Tyler Myers is someone who is on the Senators radar. Elliotte Friedman confirmed the two teams discussed a deal and these talks could continue in the coming week. The Canucks are also disappointing their fan base this season and are open for business. Myers is signed through next season at $6 million and has four assists in 17 games this season. If he doesn't get moved to Ottawa, expect to see Myers acquired by a contender closer to the trade deadline next Spring.

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