I am a new writer on this blog, but have been a Sens fan my entire life. I decided to do an off-season post to start off. This will incorporate both names in the title.
I think Andrei Kostitsyn would be a great fit with the team.
Firstly, because he has tremendous skill, mostly speed and shot the two most important parts of a top-6 forward.
He’s a top 10 pick that wasn’t a flop, he’s got size, he’s relatively young and he’s an unrestricted free agent. Now I’m just speculating, but I don’t remember the last time you could get one of these for 3 million in free agency!
He’s been a consistent 20 goal, 20-25 assist guy:
As you can see he’s been getting 15 minutes a night on an average team that played a defensive style. If he was put on Ottawa’s second line, he would be getting about 18 minutes a night, bringing up his totals to 25 goals, 25-30 assists, exactly what Murray is looking for. He could be had for relatively cheap and maybe would accept a short-term contract.
Now let’s move on to subject number two, Milan Michalek. He’s been inconsistent, injury-prone and streaky. He’s proven that he isn’t a playoff performer and his passing skills are below average. However, he’s off a career year with 35 goals, 25 assists playing beside one of the best centers in the league. His stock is about at its all-time high (age, last season, etc.). This is why I want to trade him. Right now, the Sens would be looking for a young established top-6 player. Few players come to mind that fit that description, however I’ve made a list.
Anyway, these are just some of my ideas; post a trade you would make between MM9 and one of the four players above in the comments.
What would you do?
Trade Milan Michalek (15 votes)
Sign Kostitsyn (13 votes)
Both (9 votes)
None (30 votes)
67 total votes