NHL Rumors: Senators Talking To 2 Teams About Trade

The Ottawa Senators are currently navigating a challenging salary cap situation and are actively engaged in discussions with both the San Jose Sharks and the Philadelphia Flyers to find a solution, according to Eliotte Friedman.

Their primary objective is to create essential cap space required to secure a contract extension for promising young forward Shane Pinto, who is seeking a deal worth approximately $2 million per season.

Mathieu Joseph, a versatile forward for the Senators, has emerged as a key player in these trade discussions.

Initial rumors pointed toward the Flyers as a potential destination for Joseph, but recent speculation suggests that the San Jose Sharks might be a more fitting fit for the forward's playing style.

Reports indicate that the Sharks are interested in acquiring Joseph, along with potentially including a prospect from the Senators in the deal.

This strategic move could provide the Senators with the necessary cap flexibility to address their financial concerns while potentially reshaping the rosters of both Ottawa and San Jose for the upcoming NHL season.

Last season the 26-year-old scored three goals and 18 total points across 56 games played.

The outcome of these negotiations could have a significant impact on the roster dynamics of all parties involved and provide a glimpse into the strategic moves made by NHL teams to manage their salary cap effectively. Photo Credit: David Kirouac-USA TODAY Sports