Goodbye local defenseman, hello even more local...better defenseman.
Foligno for Methot is confirmed.
— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) July 1, 2012
Foligno's name has been bandied about in trade tumorus for what seems like forever, most recently as a piece of the supposed package for Rick Nash. This management group has never been especially high on the player and maybe that goes back to not drafting him a la their lukewarm feelings for Brian Lee. I thought Foligno took a step this year and played well, he drove play against below average competition. But someone has to do that job and it was all done at a very good price. I'm not sure he'll ever solidify himself as the top-six guy he aspires to, but as a third-line player I think he brings good value.Methot is another name that's been linked to Ottawa in the past, which ain't exactly surprising given this GM's admitted prejudice for local players. A 6'3, 227lb left-shot defensive d-man, Methot can hopefully improve the Senators ...