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One of those teams who could be making moves before the Olympic break are the Ottawa Senators. According to Sens’ general manager Bryan Murray, the team is looking to trade some of the young talent on the roster to acquire veteran skaters for a Stanley Cup push.
“Just watching the progress in the last month and a little bit, I think that the objective now is certainly more than it was a month before,” Murray said on a conference call. “We are available to make a deal.”
Names weren’t given as to who Ottawa would be open to trading, but there’s no doubting that they’re putting themselves out there for teams to ring them up with offers.
Ottawa made a nice run in the playoffs last year, making it to the Conference Semifinals before being bounced by the Pittsburgh Penguins. Ottawa seems to be in a ‘win now’ mode, and Murray clearly wants a Stanley Cup at any cost.