OTTAWA ON - JANUARY 18: Chris Phillips #4 of the Ottawa Senators throws a bodycheck on Corey Perry #10 of the Anaheim Ducks at centre ice in a game at Scotiabank Place on January 18 2011 in Ottawa Canada. (Photo by Phillip MacCallum/Getty Images)
The problem I have is less with the numbers, and more with the logjam it presents for the Senators' blueline. Director of Player Personnel Pierre Dorion has stated unequivocally that David Rundblad will be a contributing member of the Ottawa Senators next season, while Jared Cowen is expected to make the team out of training camp as well. Chris Campoli is a Restricted Free Agent, and so if he is re-signed the blueline looks something like this:
Karlsson - Kuba
Campoli - Carkner
Lee - Rundblad
A little crowded, no?
Unfortunately, there was little choice. It's hard Obviously, this means that Bryan Murray is currently frantically trying to trade off some combination of Sergei Gonchar, Chris Campoli, Filip Kuba, Brian Lee, and Matt Carkner before the deadline. Out of that list, only Campoli looks to hold much value at this point. If no trades are possible before tomorrow's deadline, then perhaps the movement will happen in the offseason.
What are your thoughts on the signing?
I think it's a good deal for both sides (157 votes)
I'm not a fan of the deal -- Phillips should be gone (62 votes)
219 total votes