Ottawa Sun reporter Bruce Garrioch reports that the Ottawa Senators’ GM Pierre Dorion is willing to trade the team’s first round pick, which is pick number seven at this year’s NHL Draft. Garrioch suggests that Dorion is looking for a right winger to
dive play with Tim Stutzle, or a right-handed defenseman.
In his press conference yesterday, Canadiens’ GM Kent Hughes said that he would like to move up in the draft from his second first round pick (#26 from Calgary).
This wouldn’t be an easy trade to complete since we’re talking about two division rivals. But it doesn’t mean that it can’t be done. The Canadiens have Jeff Petry as a top-4 defenseman on the trade block but he has a 15 teams no-trade list. As he wants to go back to the US, you can pretty much bet that Ottawa is likely on his list. So if such a trade is consumed, you might want to look on right wing as the name of Josh Anderson has been in the rumour mill for some time now. But then again, the Canadiens would have to face the Powerhorse in division games…
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