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Senators Looking to Trade For Top-Nine Forward

Recent reports are the Ottawa Senators are looking to make a trade for a top-nine forward already this season.

There’s early trade talk in the 2021-22 NHL season and the team being discussed is the Ottawa Senators. According to Chris Johnston of TSN Insider Trading, the Senators are looking for a top-nine forward to help out their current group. He says this is in addition to Brady Tkachuk already joining their lineup.

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As for what the Senators are willing to give up to get the help they need, Johnston says to look at the 11 draft selections they have in the upcoming NHL Entry Draft. They also have some prospects they might be willing to move in the right deal. Johnston says GM Pierre Dorion is open to looking at a few options.

The Senators are a team looking to take the next step in their rebuild and want to be competitive as quickly as possible. That could mean adding small, but helpful pieces that may not cost a fortune but make an impact to their forward group. It sounds like they’ll look at both the center and wing position.

Essentially, the Senators know they need and want help and are looking to go out and acquire it in the early goings of the year.

Senators In on Dylan Strome?

Previous reports might have been that the Senators had talked about Dylan Strome out of Chicago. It’s not clear if these rumors are related to Strome or if the Senators even view Strome as a top-nine forward at this point. Strome has been a healthy scratch on a not-competitive Chicago Blackhawks team. That doesn’t exactly scream difference-maker, even though the belief is that Strome could play well if given a new opportunity.

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