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    Goaltending has been the story for the Ottawa Senators over the past few months. That's not going to change over the next few weeks with the Senators about to enter a critical period when they'll try to clear a crowded crease. The Senators signed late-season hero Andrew Hammond to a three-year, $4.05 million contract in May, and Senators general manager Bryan Murray has said he would trade either Craig Andrson, 34 or Robin Lehner, 23.
    Murray said Thursday he has had trade talks with seven teams, and a majority of the interest has been in Lehner.

    "I think we have identified and know the teams now that are looking, that are serious about looking," Murray said. "I think that over the next week or two I'm probably going to get as good an offer as I'm going to get and I'll have to make a call at some point here, hopefully before the draft (June 26-27). But it doesn't have to be then; it can be around training camp if that's what it leads to."

    http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=7...d=nhl:topheads

  • #2
    Lehner + Condra for Yakupov please!

    Yakupov - Zibanejad - Ryan
    MacArthur - Turris - Stone
    Hoffman - Pageau - Chiasson
    Smith - Lazar - Michalek

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    • #3
      Lehner to Edmonton? That could be disastrous...for the Oilers. They don't have time to wait for him.

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      • #4
        Florida makes the most sense if Lehner is the one we're moving. Luongo is 36 and there's not much for possible replacements waiting in the wings.

        I wonder if there's a package we could put together that could land us Huberdeau.

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        • #5

          Originally posted by matchesmalone
          Florida makes the most sense if Lehner is the one we're moving. Luongo is 36 and there's not much for possible replacements waiting in the wings.

          I wonder if there's a package we could put together that could land us Huberdeau.
          Huberdeau seems like a tall order. They must be high on him for sure. Do you think they would accept Lehner + Hoffman + Cowen?

          I'm hoping (and I'd guess that BM is too) that some team thinks Lehner can potentially be a starter for them next season. The return would likely be greater from a team hoping to start him now.

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          • #6
            I can't imagine the value of Lehner being too high.

            - he's very unproven
            - coming off a pretty bad last two seasons
            - missed the last quarter of the season with a big concussion
            - goalies usually don't fetch a big return

            I'd say anything more than a 2nd round pick is optimistic. I think it would be a pretty big plus on top of Lehner to get Huberdeau.

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            • #7
              Yeah, I'm somewhere in between the two of you. I still have a great deal if faith in Lehner, but I can't see anyone giving up the farm to make him their starter.

              That said, Murray could try to get creative and put a package together. I was thinking Lehner, our 2016 first rounder and maybe Cowen.

              I'd be very hesitant to trade Hoffman, but I think realistically that might be what it takes to get it done: Lehner, Hoffman and Cowen/Wiercioch/our 2016 1st.

              As unlikely as it seems, a. remember how high Murray was on Huberdeau in 2011, and b. there has been talk lately about Murray not being a "finisher", and with this being his last year, with nothing to lose, could this be the summer he finally goes ahead and makes a big splash or two to try to put his team over the edge?

              We're stocked up enough with good prospects that I'd have no issue trading our 2016 pick (given the quality of the 2015 draft, we'd have to be getting a pretty special player to trade our first this year), and we could afford to move a couple really good young players/prospects at any position, without sacrificing too much of our future.

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              • #8
                Remember how I've been saying for the past three years not to get silly, to stay the course, rebuild, wait and see what we've got with some of the young players and prospects?

                Well we know what we have now, and that is a budding Stanley Cup contender deep with very good young players at every position. Now is the time to make moves and try to put this team over the top.

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                • #9
                  Lehner will get a 2nd + mid-level prospect. Any deal would be based off his potential; he hasn't proven that much in the NHL yet.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by matchesmalone View Post
                    Yeah, I'm somewhere in between the two of you. I still have a great deal if faith in Lehner, but I can't see anyone giving up the farm to make him their starter.

                    That said, Murray could try to get creative and put a package together. I was thinking Lehner, our 2016 first rounder and maybe Cowen.

                    I'd be very hesitant to trade Hoffman, but I think realistically that might be what it takes to get it done: Lehner, Hoffman and Cowen/Wiercioch/our 2016 1st.

                    As unlikely as it seems, a. remember how high Murray was on Huberdeau in 2011, and b. there has been talk lately about Murray not being a "finisher", and with this being his last year, with nothing to lose, could this be the summer he finally goes ahead and makes a big splash or two to try to put his team over the edge?

                    We're stocked up enough with good prospects that I'd have no issue trading our 2016 pick (given the quality of the 2015 draft, we'd have to be getting a pretty special player to trade our first this year), and we could afford to move a couple really good young players/prospects at any position, without sacrificing too much of our future.
                    I would trade Lehner + Hoffman + Cowen for Huberdeau.

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                    • #11
                      Yeah, Huberdeau plays LW and basically makes Hoffman redundant.

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                      • #12
                        However, I'm not sure that Huberdeau represents a substantial improvement on my suggestion of Yakupov. And yet, I believe Yakupov could be had for cheaper.

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