Originally written on The 6th Sens  |  Last updated 4/29/12

OTTAWA, ON - JANUARY 30: Milan Michalek #9 of the Ottawa Senators handles the puck against the Montreal Canadiens during a game at Scotiabank Place on January 30, 2010 in Ottawa, Canada. (Photo by Phillip MacCallum/Getty Images)
At the risk of offending Alan Walsh, I’m going to outline why it is in management’s best interests to entertain the idea of trading Milan Michalek. In light of the Senators unexpected success this season, on the surface, it might seem crazy to consider moving the team’s leading goal scorer. Nevertheless, as I will outline, there are some legitimate reasons for looking into what the market would hold for the 35 goal scorer. 1) Ottawa Would Be Selling High With 35 goals and 60 points, statistically Milo had the second most productive season of his career. While he established a new personal record for goals in a season, besting his previous high of 26, he did however ultimately fall short of his career regular season high of 66 points that he set during the 2006/07 campaign. 2) Inflated Numbers? While Michalek’s totals may look impressive on the surface, the underlying numbers indicate that they’re inflated. According to Behindthenet.ca, amongst Senators regulars, M...
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