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Senators Acquire Hemsky for 3rd and 5th Round Picks

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After torching the Ottawa with two goals and putting a dent in the Sens playoff hopes, Ales Hemsky is on his way to the nation's capital.

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After torching the Ottawa with two goals and putting a dent in the Sens playoff hopes, Ales Hemsky is on his way to the nation's capital.


Picking up Hemsky for mid-round picks is a good move from GM Bryan Murray. Perhaps Hemsky will fit with Senators captain Jason Spezza and we can stop talking about trying to find Spezza a winger. The 30-year-old Hemsky is coming off a solid Olympic campaign where he scored three goals and recorded four points in five games for the Czech Republic. While Murray has stated he wanted to bring in a top-six forward with term left, Hemsky is a UFA making $5.5 million this season. However, acquiring the playmaker this late in the season reduces the financial impact to the Senators.