Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Sens Send Schaefer to Bruins
Peter Schaefer is now a Boston Bruin. Today the Ottawa Senators traded the 3-year old forward from Yellow Grass, Saskatchewan to the Bruins for former Calgary forward Shean Donovan. The move was made to clear up some cap room for some up-coming moves that must be made.
These moves are re-signing players for next year. Some of these players include starting goaltender Ray Emery, centre Chris Kelly and defenceman Christoph Schubert - all of whom are scheduled for salary arbitration. But the team also has three key players to try and re-sign after the 2007-08 season - winger Dany Heatley, centre Jason Spezza and veteran defenceman Wade Redden.
All these players are very valuable to the Senators, who haven't made any big free-agent signings in case these players to leave next year.
If the Sens can't sign the majority of these players, they may go from one of the NHL's top teams, to a bottom-feeder.