Well, the offseason just became a little more interesting. After discussing the state of Ottawa's blue line in some posts over the past week or so, the Ottawa Citizen's Wayne Scanlan dropped this morsel of information on Twitter:
Don't expect Filip Kuba back next season. "I think we're moving on," says Sens GM Bryan Murray. He will try to sign a veteran D-man.
— Wayne Scanlan (@HockeyScanner) June 5, 2012
The popular question that we've been getting on Twitter, is what should the Senators do now?
The easy answer is that they should start by trying to trade Kuba's negotiation rights, even if it's just for a seventh round pick like yesterday's Tomas Vokoun trade.
While the loss of a first pairing defenceman and the team's SH TOI/G leader could prove difficult to replace, the admission that Murray will look to replace him on the free agent market is a tad worrisome. Inking unrestricted free agent talent hasn't exactly been on...