Insider Suggests Best Option For Senators To Trade DeBrincat

It is clear that the Ottawa Senators are trying to move on from Alex DeBrincat this summer so that they get some value back from him, but a trade is tough to pull off as the money being asked for is too high for many teams' liking. There have been two suitors leading the way as of late in the DeBrincat sweepstakes, the Detroit Red Wings and New York Islanders, but the Red Wings appear to have the upper hand.

On 32 Thoughts: The Podcast, Elliotte Freidman said this about the Red Wings and DeBrincat , "Even though the team and the agent aren't very happy with each other right now, they need each other to get it done and from what I heard it's not like it's that far away, this is within striking distance." A trade would indeed involve a long-term signing as a team like the Red Wings who won't challenge for the Stanley Cup this season aren't in the market for very expensive rentals. The Senators want to deal the winger to a team that can sign him as well to maximize a return.

Drafted in the second round, DeBrincat quickly showed his worth and has had a very solid 6-year career already at age 25. The two-time 40-goal, 75-point scorer can really be an effective top-six player, but he has been known to be a little inconsistent year to year offensively. While still very good and worth targeting for a team that has cap space and on the rise like the Red Wings, they still can't overpay. I do believe a deal has to get done as DeBrincat and his agent will soon realize his value isn't as high as they think after 27 goals and 66 points on a talented young offensive team.

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