Ottawa Senators' Worst Trade Of The Past Year

The Ottawa Senators have made a lot of moves over the past year to alter their team and get into contention for the playoffs after all these years. Some trades have been very good for them, but one stands out as the clear worst trade of the past year. That trade was sending Filip Gustavsson to the Minnesota Wild in exchange for Cam Talbot.

It may have looked like a solid deal at the start considering Talbot has proven himself over recent years to be a reliable and good number one goalie. But it cost the Senators a great piece of their future that I believe they weren't sold on after his 23 starts in Ottawa. This has and will continue to haunt the Senators for years to come as Gustavsson has become one of, if not the best young goalie in the NHL right now and costs nearly $3 million less than Talbot.

While Talbot is 35 years old and is an unrestricted free agent after the season, possibly hitting the open market, Gustavsson is 24 years old and is a restricted free agent. The Wild have their future goaltender, and while the Senators have Mads Sogaard, Kevin Madolese, and Dylan Ferguson to hopefully find their franchise goalie in, Gustavsson has proved himself to be that player already with the second best save percentage in the league (.932) and 26.7 goals saved above average (GSAA).

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