Ottawa Senators' Top Trade Candidate This Season

The Ottawa Senators are a hard team to pin down. They typically start the season off slow and end strong. Their play has been much better as of late and general manager Pierre Dorion has yet to decide whether the team will be buyers or sellers at the deadline. That will be determined over the next month leading up to the deadline.

At the All-Star break, the Senators are six points out of a playoff spot with four teams to leapfrog to get in. They have won four in a row and have made it so a decision will come down to the wire. If the Senators are buyers, there may not be many names, if any at all, headed out of town. But if Dorion decides to sell, then there are a number of free agents he is willing to listen to offers on.

The UFAs that will be available are Tyler Motte, Derick Brassard, Austin Watson, Travis Hamonic, Nick Holden, and Cam Talbot. You can bet that Talbot is going to garner the most interest and bring back the best return. There may be rumours that he could re-sign, but teams are also going to show lots of interest in the starter to help push for a Stanley Cup run.

The 35-year-old is now with his sixth team and he has found success almost everywhere he goes. He is no stranger to moving around and competing at a high level. His cap hit comes cheap which would attract suitors, even if he has a .905 SV% on the season. That is partly due to the lack of defence the Senators have. This makes Talbot the Senators' top trade candidate this season.

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