Originally written on The 6th Sens  |  Last updated 7/1/12

ATLANTA - NOVEMBER 05: Marc Methot #3 of the Columbus Blue Jackets against the Atlanta Thrashers at Philips Arena on November 5, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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 ...
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