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07:39 AM ET 11.26 | So far, Ottawa's most consistent trait has been its inconsistency, and it may be time to make a move. The Senators slide has GM Bryan Murray sniffing around the NHL's trade market for a defenceman. The pickings are slim. Two league executives told the Sun Monday that if the Senators are to deal for a top four defenceman then they'll have to give up forward in return to make that happen. "Teams want deals that are going to give them something in return," said a league executive. The Senators have certainly shown an interest in Rangers' blueliner Michael Del Zotto, but if GM Glen Sather is asking for Chris Neil or defenceman Marc Methot in return then that's likely a non-starter. It's believed the Senators have spoken with the Panthers about defenceman Dmitry Kulikov, but the asking price is high.

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November 26, 2013  08:22 AM ET

Rumor floating about the Isles looking into MDZ.....I can't ever imagine a trade to the Isles though.

Methot was just signed to a nice deal too wasn't he? He's a good young defensemen.

November 26, 2013  08:31 AM ET
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Chris Neil's a non-starter? Is Brian stealing pills from Eugene's warehouse again?

Who knows but after LaBrie basically rag dolled Dorsett last night, Rangers need to get a bigger tough guy. Lord knows Brian Boyle at 6'9 will never drop the mitts.

MDZ, although the leader scorer in a shortened season last year, just aint living up to the expectations. Coughs the puck up way way too much. Between him and Stralman, I think Sather keeps Stralman and ships MDZ out. Neil aint the answer though, with over 30 shots last night, and being dead last or second to last in scoring last I checked; this team needs a pure goal scorer.

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November 26, 2013  08:53 AM ET
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It'll take a guy like Staal to get one of those.

I think you're right about that.

November 26, 2013  09:00 AM ET
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Chris Neil's a non-starter? Is Brian stealing pills from Eugene's warehouse again?

Or zzniffing from the zzame glue bucket.

November 26, 2013  09:02 AM ET
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Pure goal scorers aren't hanging from trees.It'll take a guy like Staal to get one of those.

absolutely, I shouldnt have combined the two comments. I am not delusional enough to think MDZ is gonna net me a 50 goal scorer. But Sather needs to make it a priority this off season if this team hopes to go anywhere or shall I say....sustain what little progress they have made.

November 26, 2013  09:09 AM ET

[b] "Teams want deals that are going to give them something in return," said a league executive.</b>

I wish I had the in-depth hockey smarts that allowed me to think up something like this.

November 26, 2013  09:09 AM ET

Or the HTML smarts for that matter.....:-)

November 26, 2013  09:30 AM ET
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Chris Neil's a non-starter? Is Brian stealing pills from Eugene's warehouse again?

why would they wany Neil anyway?
And then what on the blueline? Fast? he has a long way to go. MDZ needs to get it together for certain though.

November 26, 2013  09:42 AM ET
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[b] "Teams want deals that are going to give them something in return," said a league executive.</b>I wish I had the in-depth hockey smarts that allowed me to think up something like this.

No give aways for Kulikov

November 26, 2013  11:13 AM ET

I'm a member of the I hate Jared Cowen fan club.

November 26, 2013  11:18 AM ET
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I'm a member of the I hate Jared Cowen fan club.

You'll have to wait in a long line to get your membership card. :(

November 26, 2013  11:20 AM ET
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I'm a member of the I hate Jared Cowen fan club.

Him for MDZ?

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November 26, 2013  11:44 AM ET

nothing from the league?

November 26, 2013  11:53 AM ET
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Ohhhh Pavel.

Well.....yes.

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